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2021 52nd Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Sunday, November 14, 2021 to Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Event #74: Mixed Big Bet Event

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  • Buy-in: $2,500
  • Prizepool: $471,700
  • Entries: 212
  • Remaining: 0


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Tuesday, November 16, 2021 2:39 PM Local Time
Lower Heroes For His Tournament Life

Asher Lower

No-Limit Hold'em

On a turn board reading     , Asher Lower check-called a 50,000 chip bet from Patrik Ciklamini.

On the river  , Lower checked again and Ciklamini moved all-in for Lower's last 146,000 chips.

After a bit of deliberation, Ciklamini called and saw nothing but    from Ciklamini for ace-high.

Lower turned over    for fourth pair on board, which was the winner, as he picked off the bluff and boosted his stack to almost 500,000.

Asher Lower495,000120,000
Patrik Ciklamini120,000-378,000
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 2:28 PM Local Time
Meruga Wins with Eight-Seven

Pot-Limit 2-7 Triple Draw

Denis Strebkov called from the small blind and Shanmukha Meruga checked his option from the big blind. Strebkov took three and Meruga took one.

Strebkov checked the first draw and Meruga bet 25,000. Strebkov called and drew two. Meruga took one.

Strebkov checked again on the second draw and called a 45,000 bet from Meruga. Meruga stood pat and Strebkov took one.

Strebkov fired 112,000 after the third draw and Meruga called, turning over      . Strebkov tossed the losing hand in the muck.

Denis Strebkov1,875,000295,000
Shanmukha Meruga800,000-77,000
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 2:18 PM Local Time
Strebkov Draws First Blood

Pot-Limit 2-7 Triple Draw

Action was picked up with a decent-sized pot already built.

Noah Boeken drew one card, while chip leader Denis Strebkov patted behind him.

After the draw, Boeken checked to Strebkov who bet 140,000 which represented over half of Boeken's remaining stack. After a couple of minutes of deliberation, Boeken opted to fold and preserve his remaining stack for a better spot.

Denis Strebkov1,580,000178,000
Noah Boeken255,000-200,000
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 2:02 PM Local Time
Play is Underway

The final 14 players have taken their seats in Amazon orange and begun level 21.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 1:54 PM Local Time
Play Moved To Amazon Orange

Updated Day 3 Seat Draw

Amazon5161Jon TurnerUnited States415,000
Amazon5163Richard BaiUnited States342,000
Amazon5164Asher LowerUnited States375,000
Amazon5165Patrik CiklaminiSlovakia498,000
Amazon5166Pearce ArnoldUnited States292,000
Amazon5171Anthony RibeiroCanada419,000
Amazon5172Noah BoekenNetherlands455,000
Amazon5173Denis StrebkovRussia1,425,000
Amazon5174Shanmukha MerugaUnited States877,000
Amazon5176Amnon FilippiUnited States371,000
Amazon5182Jerry WongUnited States355,000
Amazon5183Jordan SiegelUnited States274,000
Amazon5184Hooman NizadUnited States512,000
Amazon5186Scott BohlmanUnited States827,000
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 12:39 PM Local Time
Bohlman Goes For Second Mixed Big Bet Title Tuesday

Scott Bohlman

Scott Bohlman takes the third biggest stack into play Tuesday as he tries to overcome 13 other players and claim a second World Series of Poker bracelet in Event #74: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet. Bohlman was the second-ever champion of this event in 2018, and the 827,000 chips he returns with today are more than enough to do plenty of damage.

He and the rest of the field will be trying to chase down Denis Strebkov of Russia, who starts the day with a significant chip lead. His 1,425,000 chips are almost 600,000 more than his nearest contender, Shanmukha Meruga, who enters with 877,000.

Top 10 Chip Counts Entering Day 3

1Denis StrebkovRussia1,425,000
2Shanmukha MerugaUnited States877,000
3Scott BohlmanUnited States827,000
4Hooman NizadUnited States512,000
5Patrik CiklaminiSlovakia498,000
6Noah BoekenNetherlands455,000
7Anthony RibeiroCanada419,000
8Jon TurnerUnited States415,000
9Asher LowerUnited States375,000
10Amnon FilippiUnited States371,000

Strebkov is no stranger to the big stage of deep runs in WSOP or this format, as he made three mixed game final tables in 2019, including a win in the $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. event.

Meruga, meanwhile, has earned just his second-ever WSOP Las Vegas cash to go with a couple of WSOP Circuit and online cashes. His career WSOP earnings of just under $30,000 could get a big boost if he were to claim the $117,898 top prize.

The remaining field also has plenty of star power and mixed game veterans including Noah Boeken (455,000), Jon Turner (415,000), Amnon Filippi (371,000), Jerry Wong (355,000), and Jordan Siegel (274,000).

Action will resume at 2:00 pm local time in the gold section of the Amazon Room with Level 21 and will play until a winner is crowned and a bracelet is awarded.

Keep it close to PokerNews for all the big bet action live from the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

Day 3 Seat Draw

Amazon4041Jon TurnerUnited States415,000
Amazon4043Richard BaiUnited States342,000
Amazon4044Asher LowerUnited States375,000
Amazon4045Patrik CiklaminiSlovakia498,000
Amazon4046Pearce ArnoldUnited States292,000
Amazon4051Anthony RibeiroCanada419,000
Amazon4052Noah BoekenNetherlands455,000
Amazon4053Denis StrebkovRussia1,425,000
Amazon4054Shanmukha MerugaUnited States877,000
Amazon4056Amnon FilippiUnited States371,000
Amazon4062Jerry WongUnited States355,000
Amazon4063Jordan SiegelUnited States274,000
Amazon4064Hooman NizadUnited States512,000
Amazon4066Scott BohlmanUnited States827,000