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

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 to Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Event #77: FIFTY STACK No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $2,003,835
  • Entries: 1,501
  • Remaining: 0


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Wednesday, November 17, 2021 9:09 PM Local Time
Martin Bicanik Elimianted in 3rd Place ($146,061)

Martin Bicanik

Paulo Joanello opened to 2,000,000 on the button and Martin Bicanik shoved all in for around 12,300,000 in the big blind. Joanello snap-called and the cards were on their backs.

Martin Bicanik:   
Paulo Joanello:   

Bicanik was in a dominating position but the flop of     vaulted Joanello into the lead. The   on the turn and the   on the river changed nothing as Bicanik was eliminated in third place.

Paulo Joanello52,200,00016,700,000
Toby Price22,800,000-2,700,000
Martin Bicanik0-12,550,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 9:08 PM Local Time
Level 37 started
Level: 37
Blinds: 400,000/800,000
Ante: 800,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 9:05 PM Local Time
Price's Turn to Double on the River

Toby Price

Martin Bicanik folded his button and Paulo Joanello raised to 1,600,000 from the small blind. Toby Price called to see the     flop.

Joanello continued for 1,600,000 and Price called. The turn came the   and Joanello bet again, this time for 3,500,000. Price shoved all in for 9,500,000 and Joanello snap-called with    for the turned straight. Price showed    for two pair.

The   came on the river to improve Price to a full house and put a dent in Joanello's stack. "About time I got lucky for once," Price said.

Paulo Joanello35,500,000-12,100,000
Toby Price25,500,00010,650,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 8:58 PM Local Time
Price Takes a Couple Hits

Paulo Joanello raised to 1,600,000 from the small blind and Toby Price called from the big blind. The flop came     and Joanello check-called a bet of 2,000,000 from Price.

The turn brought the   and both players checked to the   on the river. Two more checks and Joanello showed    to claim the pot.

On the next hand, Price limped in from the small blind and Martin Bicanik checked his option. The flop fell     and Price led out with a bet of 1,400,000. Bicanik shoved all in for 9,350,000 but Price opted to lay his hand down.

Paulo Joanello47,600,0005,600,000
Toby Price14,850,000-7,150,000
Martin Bicanik12,550,000450,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 8:51 PM Local Time
Bicanik Flops Quads to Double

Martin Bicanik

Martin Bicanik moved all in for 6,075,000 from the button and Toby Price called from the big blind.

Martin Bicanik:   
Toby Price:   

As Bicanik's rail began chanting, he removed any suspense the pot had when the flop came     to give him quads. The turn and river came    and Price's ace came too late as Bicanik earned a double up.

Toby Price22,000,000-3,800,000
Martin Bicanik12,100,0004,900,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 8:44 PM Local Time
Joanello Takes a Firm Lead

Paulo Joanello has won multiple small pots in a row which has left Martin Bicanik as the short stack.

Paulo Joanello42,000,00018,000,000
Toby Price25,800,000-9,200,000
Martin Bicanik7,200,000-4,100,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 8:40 PM Local Time
Level 36 started
Level: 36
Blinds: 300,000/600,000
Ante: 600,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 8:35 PM Local Time
Joanello Doubles Again

Paulo Joanello

Toby Price raised to 1,500,000 from the button before Paulo Joanello moved all in for 11,800,000. "Call again," Price said, turning over   . Joanello showed   .

Price took the lead on the     flop, making a pair of jacks. The turn came the  , followed by the   on the river and Joanello made a flush to double up as his rail began celebrating and taunting Price.

Toby Price35,000,000-25,200,000
Paulo Joanello24,000,00012,500,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 8:30 PM Local Time
Joanello Gets Short and Doubles

Toby Price raised to 1,200,000 on the button and Paulo Joanello called from the big blind. The flop came     and both players checked to the   on the turn.

Joanello led out with a bet of 1,300,000 and Price called to see the   on the river. Joanello check-called a bet of 3,400,000 from Price who turned over    to claim the pot.

With just 5,650,000 chips remaining, Joanello shoved all in on the next hand and was called by Price. Joanello held    against the    of Price. The board ran out       and Joanello scored a double up.

Toby Price60,200,00010,200,000
Paulo Joanello11,500,000-1,900,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 8:25 PM Local Time
Ron Moisescu Eliminated in 4th Place ($108,349)

Ron Moisescu

Toby Price raised to 1,200,000 from under the gun and Ron Moisescu defended his big blind. On the     flop, Price quickly bet, Moisescu raised to 2,500,000, and Price slid forward a tower of grey 1,000,000 chips to put Moisescu all in. Moisescu called.

Ron Moisescu:   
Toby Price:   

"Wow. I'm dead," Moisescu said after seeing Price had flopped top two pair. Moisescu also made two pair on the   turn but improved no further on the   river.

Martin Bicanic's rail has started adopting Price as a favorite as well and began chanting "Toby, Toby, Toby" as he busted another player.

Toby Price50,000,00013,800,000
Ron Moisescu0-16,100,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 8:18 PM Local Time
Roongsak Griffeth Eliminated in 5th Place ($81,228)

Roongsak Griffeth

Toby Price opened to 1,175,000 from under the gun and was called by Paulo Joanello on the button and Roongsak Griffeth in the big blind.

The flop fell     and Griffeth checked to Price who continued for 2,200,000. Joanello folded but Griffeth called to see the   on the turn.

Griffeth checked again and Price sized up a bet of 4,300,000. Griffeth still called and the   completed the board. Griffeth jammed all in for around 5,400,000 and Price snap-called. Griffeth showed    for just ace-high while Price held    for a flush.

Toby Price36,200,00015,700,000
Roongsak Griffeth0-15,500,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 8:09 PM Local Time
Axel Hallay Eliminated in 6th Place ($61,550)

Axel Hallay

Action folded to Martin Bicanik in the small blind who shoved all in. Big blind Axel Hallay gave it some thought before calling for his last 5,000,000.

Axel Hallay:   
Martin Bicanik:   

Hallay didn't improve on the       and hit the rail in sixth place as Bicanik's rail erupted in celebration.

Martin Bicanik11,300,0005,025,000
Axel Hallay0-5,075,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 7:11 PM Local Time
Chip Counts at Dinner
Toby Price20,500,0001,200,000
Ron Moisescu16,100,0002,300,000
Roongsak Griffeth15,500,000600,000
Paulo Joanello13,400,000700,000
Martin Bicanik6,275,0001,875,000
Axel Hallay5,075,000-1,925,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 7:06 PM Local Time
Full Dinner Break

The remaining six players have decided to take a full 60-minute dinner break.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 7:01 PM Local Time
Elio Fox Eliminated in 7th Place ($47,145)

Elio Fox

Elio Fox shoved his last 2,600,000 from under the gun and Paulo Joanello called in the big blind.

Elio Fox:   
Paulo Joanello:   

Needing significant help from the board to stay alive, Fox instead saw the       fall. Joanello wound up with a flush to eliminate the two-time WSOP bracelet winner in seventh place.

Paulo Joanello12,700,0002,000,000
Elio Fox0-3,300,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 6:53 PM Local Time
Griffeth Gets Paid Off

Toby Price raised to 1,050,000 from under the gun and Roongsak Griffeth defended from the big blind. The flop came     and both players checked to the   on the turn.

Griffeth led out with a bet of 1,500,000 and Price called to see the   pair the board on the river. Griffeth counted out another bet of 1,500,000 and Price quickly called. Griffeth showed    for a full house and Price mucked his cards.

Toby Price19,300,000-4,100,000
Roongsak Griffeth14,900,0002,400,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 6:50 PM Local Time
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Wednesday, November 17, 2021 6:46 PM Local Time
David Morel Eliminated in 8th Place ($36,508)

David Morel

Action folded to David Morel on the button who shoved all in for around 3,000,000. Paulo Joanello asked for a count in the small blind before calling as big blind Elio Fox got out of the way.

David Morel:   
Paulo Joanello:   

The     flop didn't help Morel, and neither did the   turn. Joanello made a pair on the   river and Morel gathered his backpack and his penguin card protector and headed for the payout desk.

Paulo Joanello10,700,0002,500,000
David Morel0-5,800,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 6:38 PM Local Time
Scott Hall Eliminated in 9th Place ($28,585)

Scott Hall

Paulo Joanello opened to 625,000 in middle position and was called by Roongsak Griffeth in the cutoff. Scott Hall three-bet shoved all in for around 1,900,000 in the big blind. Joanello re-shoved all in and Griffeth quickly folded.

Scott Hall:   
Paulo Joanello:   

The flop came     to give Joanello a set of kings. The   on the turn left Hall drawing dead to the   on the river.

Paulo Joanello8,200,0002,500,000
Scott Hall0-1,900,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 6:33 PM Local Time
Big Blind Special For Price

Toby Price

Scott Hall raised to 600,000 from under the gun and received calls from David Morel in middle position and Toby Price in the big blind. The flop came     and Price checked to Hall, who continued with a bet of 565,000.

Morel called, as did Price to see the   on the turn. Hall bet another 1,155,000 and this time Morel folded. Price, though, raised to 2,400,000 and Hall called.

The river came the   and Price led out with 3,300,000. Hall took his time, counting out his chips before sliding them forward. Price turned over    for trip fours and Hall mucked.

After the hand, Hall accused Price of slow-rolling him by not showing his four right away. "I would never slow-roll anyone," Price countered as he raked in the massive pot that lasted more than 10 minutes.

Toby Price23,400,0009,030,000
Scott Hall1,900,000-6,600,000