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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 6:17 PM Local Time
One and Done for Price

Roongsak Griffeth opened to 600,000 in early position and was called by Toby Price on his left. The flop came     and Griffeth checked to Price who bet 700,000. Griffeth called and the   landed on the turn.

Griffeth checked again and Price checked it back this time. The   completed the board and both players knuckled the table. Griffeth showed    for two pair and Price sent his cards to the muck.

Toby Price14,370,000-1,630,000
Roongsak Griffeth12,500,0002,900,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 6:07 PM Local Time
John Gorsuch Eliminated in 10th Place ($22,632)

John Gorsuch

On the first hand of the final table, John Gorsuch got all of his 3,600,000 chips in the middle against Roongsak Griffeth.

John Gorsuch:   
Roongsak Griffeth:   

Gorsuch picked up a straight draw heading to the river on a board of     , but missed all of his outs on the   river and let out a loud expletive as he hit the rail in 10th place.

Roongsak Griffeth9,600,0003,600,000
John Gorsuch0-3,600,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 5:58 PM Local Time
Final Table Redraw
SeatPlayerChip CountBig Blinds
1Ron Moisescu13,800,00058
2Roongsak Griffeth6,000,00025
3John Gorsuch3,600,00015
4Toby Price16,000,00067
5Scott Hall8,500,00035
6Martin Bicanik4,400,00018
7Axel Hallay7,000,00029
8David Morel5,800,00024
9Paulo Joanello5,700,00024
10Elio Fox3,300,00014
Toby Price16,000,0000
Ron Moisescu13,800,000800,000
Scott Hall8,500,0001,000,000
Axel Hallay7,000,000-750,000
Roongsak Griffeth6,000,000-3,000,000
David Morel5,800,000300,000
Paulo Joanello5,700,000-300,000
Martin Bicanik4,400,000900,000
John Gorsuch3,600,000150,000
Elio Fox3,300,000-900,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 5:53 PM Local Time
Master of Ceremonies Vince Vaughn Suffers Bad Beat in His First WSOP Tournament
Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn

Hollywood actor Vince Vaughn, the star of Swingers, Old School, Wedding Crashers, and Dodgeball, was recently announced as the "Master of Ceremonies" for the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP).

Yesterday, he gave the traditional "shuffle up and deal" announcement at the final table of the WSOP Main Event, and on Wednesday he returned for several other promotional endeavors. Once finished, he took the opportunity to enter his first-ever WSOP gold bracelet tournament, Event #79: $1,979 Poker Hall of Fame Bounty where every Poker Hall of Famer had a bounty on their head.

While not a member of the PHoF, Vaughn, too, had a target on his back as Jack Effel revealed the WSOP was putting a $10,000 bounty on the actor, much to the delight of players sat with him at Table 2 in the Brasilia Room.

How did he do? Find out here!

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 5:51 PM Local Time
Yulian Bogdanov Eliminated in 11th Place ($22,632)

Yulian Bogdanov

Elio Fox opened to 480,000 in the cutoff and Yulian Bogdanov shipped all in for around 1,600,000 in the small blind. Paulo Joanello re-shoved all in from the big blind which got Fox to fold.

Yulian Bogdanov:   
Paulo Joanello:   

The flop came     and Joanello still held the lead with his ace-high. The   on the turn and the   on the river provided no help to Bogdanov who was sent home in 11th place.

Paulo Joanello6,000,0002,150,000
Yulian Bogdanov0-3,150,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 5:44 PM Local Time
Price Wins a Monster Pot from Hall

Toby Price opened to 600,000 from under the gun and Scott Hall defended from the big blind. The flop fell     and Hall checked to Price who continued with a bet of 700,000. Hall check-raised to 2,300,000 but Price still called.

The turn brought the   and Hall thought for a minute before pushing out a bet of 2,200,000. Price announced all in for around 8,000,000 and Hall quickly dumped his cards into the muck.

Toby Price16,000,0004,760,000
Scott Hall7,500,000-2,900,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 5:42 PM Local Time
James Sileo Eliminated in 12th Place ($18,123)

James Sileo

The action folded around to James Sileo in the small bind who ripped all in for around 1,550,000. Elio Fox quickly called from the big blind and had Sileo at risk.

James Sileo:   
Elio Fox:   

The flop came     to put Fox in charge with a pair of aces. The   on the turn gave Sileo some hope but the   on the river ended his tournament.

Elio Fox4,200,0001,700,000
James Sileo0-3,400,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 5:37 PM Local Time
Caroline McCarter Eliminated in 13th Place ($18,123)

Caroline McCarter

Caroline McCarter was down to around 2,000,000 and got them in the middle from the button against Scott Hall in middle position.

Caroline McCarter:   
Scott Hall:   

"How about a six one time," McCarter pleaded, but her hopes went unheeded as the dealer turned over the       board.

Scott Hall10,400,000350,000
Caroline Mccarter0-3,360,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 5:35 PM Local Time
Timothee Scotti Eliminated in 14th Place ($14,678)

Timothee Scotti

Timothee Scotti just lost a heap of chips when he doubled up John Gorsuch after they got all of their chips in the middle preflop. Gorsuch held    against the    of Scotti. The board ran out clean for Gorsuch who scored the double up.

On the next hand, Scotti shipped all in from the hijack and David Morel re-shoved all in from the cutoff. The rest of the table folded and the cards were tabled.

Timothee Scotti:   
David Morel:   

The flop came     and Morel spiked a queen to take the lead. The   on the turn and the   on the river sent Scotti to the payout desk in 14th place.

David Morel5,500,0003,025,000
John Gorsuch3,450,0001,350,000
Timothee Scotti0-2,800,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 5:29 PM Local Time
Martin Gavasci Eliminated in 15th Place ($14,678)

Martin Gavasci

Ron Moisescu raised to 540,000 preflop before Martin Gavasci shoved all in from the blinds. Moisescu snap-called.

Martin Gavasci:   
Ron Moisescu:   

The board ran out      . Moisescu shot back in his chair in disappointment after seeing the   on the river thinking that Gavasci had ace-king, but was reassured by the table he had, in fact, won the pot.

The stacks were counted down and Moisescu had 6,670,000 remaining, barely covering Gavasci who was eliminated.

Ron Moisescu13,000,0007,340,000
Martin Gavasci0-5,800,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 5:17 PM Local Time
Griffeth Shoves on Gavasci

Martin Gavasci raised to 400,000 from the cutoff. Action folded to Roongsak Griffeth in the big blind who put in a three-bet to 1,500,000. Gavasci called and the flop came    .

Griffeth immediately shoved all in for 5,915,000. It took several minutes for the dealer to count out Griffeth's stack while Gavasci considered the decision. After being in the tank for about five minutes Gavasci let his hand go.

Roongsak Griffeth9,000,000700,000
Martin Gavasci5,800,000-2,700,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 5:05 PM Local Time
Christian Liel Eliminated in 16th Place ($12,027)

Christian Liel shoved all in for around 875,000 from under the gun. Scott Hall was in the big blind with the biggest stack in the room and easily made the call after looking at his cards.

Christian Liel:   
Scott Hall:   

The flop of     left Hall in the lead with his ace high. The   on the turn made things sweaty as Liel picked up a straight and flush draw. However, the   on the river bricked out and Liel was eliminated.

Scott Hall10,050,0003,450,000
Christian Liel0-1,370,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 4:59 PM Local Time
Christopher Palumbo Eliminated in 17th Place ($12,027)

Christopher Palumbo was down to just a few big blinds and he shoved all in from under the gun. Ron Moisescu re-shoved all in from a couple of seats over and the rest of the table folded.

Christopher Palumbo:   
Ron Moisescu:   

Palumbo was in rough shape against the pocket kings of Moisescu and couldn't find any help on the runout as he was eliminated in 17th place.

Ron Moisescu5,660,0002,060,000
Christopher Palumbo0-1,550,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 4:54 PM Local Time
William Chewning Eliminated in 18th Place ($12,027)

Scott Hall raised from the button and William Chewning, who had 400,000 of his last 420,000 chips in the middle from the big blind, pretended to fold but stuck them in without looking.

Hall showed    and Chewning slowly turned over   . The board ran out       and both players made a pair of jacks, but Hall's nine-kicker played.

Scott Hall6,600,000-40,000
William Chewning0-420,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 4:49 PM Local Time
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Wednesday, November 17, 2021 4:39 PM Local Time
Break Time

The final 18 players are now heading on a scheduled 15-mintue break.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 4:38 PM Local Time
Gavasci Makes Quads to Double

William Chewning raised to 420,000 and was called by Scott Hall in the small blind before Martin Gavasci moved all in from the big blind. Chewning called and Hall got out of the way.

Martin Gavasci:   
William Chewning:   

Gavasci hit trips on the     flop, then improved to quads as the   fell on the turn. The river came the   and Gavasci won the pot. Chewning believed he was eliminated and stopped to take a picture of the board, but a recount showed he had Gavasci covered by 420,000.

Martin Gavasci8,500,0004,680,000
William Chewning420,000-3,780,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 4:37 PM Local Time
Final Two Tables
TableSeatPlayerChip Count
4041Scott Hall6,640,000
4042Martin Gavasci3,820,000
4043William Chewning4,200,000
4044Caroline McCarter3,360,000
4045Christian Liel1,370,000
4046Christopher Palumbo1,550,000
4047Roongsak Griffeth8,300,000
4048Ron Moisescu3,600,000
4049Axel Hallay7,750,000
4201Paulo Joanello3,850,000
4202Toby Price8,000,000
4203Timothee Scotti2,800,000
4204David Morel2,475,000
4205James Sileo3,400,000
4206Elio Fox2,500,000
4207John Gorsuch2,100,000
4208Martin Bicanik3,500,000
4209Yulian Bogdanov3,150,000
Roongsak Griffeth8,300,0001,680,000
Toby Price8,000,000170,000
Axel Hallay7,750,0002,750,000
Scott Hall6,640,0001,420,000
William Chewning4,200,0003,355,000
Paulo Joanello3,850,0003,345,000
Martin Gavasci3,820,000-2,680,000
Ron Moisescu3,600,000375,000
Martin Bicanik3,500,000-600,000
James Sileo3,400,000100,000
Caroline Mccarter3,360,000-1,140,000
Yulian Bogdanov3,150,000270,000
Timothee Scotti2,800,000-1,400,000
Elio Fox2,500,0000
David Morel2,475,000-2,725,000
John Gorsuch2,100,000-100,000
Christopher Palumbo1,550,0001,135,000
Christian Liel1,370,000345,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 4:28 PM Local Time
Mike Azzaro Eliminated in 19th Place ($9,970)

Mike Azzaro and Axel Hallay got the rest of Azzaro's chips in the middle blind versus blind.

Mike Azzaro:   
Axel Hallay:   

Hallay flopped a straight on a board of      , sending Azzaro out in 19th place. The remaining 18 players are now drawing for seats at the final two tables.

Axel Hallay5,000,000500,000
Mike Azzaro0-1,850,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 4:18 PM Local Time
Sean Tan Eliminated in 21st Place ($9,970)

Martin Gavasci raised to 320,000 from early position. David Morel called in middle position before Sean Tan moved all in from the button for 2,300,000. Gavasci re-shoved and Morel folded after a brief tank.

Sean Tan:   
Martin Gavasci:   

The   came on the flop to put Gavasci in the lead, followed by the   . The rest of the board ran out    and Gavasci won the coin flip to bust Tan.

Martin Gavasci6,500,000-400,000
Sean Tan0-1,500,000