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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 4:15 PM Local Time
Inkyu Choi Eliminated in 22nd Place ($9,970)

Inkyu Choi

Toby Price raised to 375,000 in the hijack and Inkyu Choi shoved all in for 1,335,000 in the cutoff. The action folded back to Price who asked for a count before making the call.

Inkyu Choi:   
Toby Price:   

The flop came     and Price flopped a pair of kings to take the lead. The   on the turn and the   on the river changed nothing as Choi was eliminated in 22nd place.

Toby Price7,830,0002,030,000
Inkyu Choi0-1,470,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 4:12 PM Local Time
Mike Sowers Eliminated in 23rd Place ($9,970)

Mike Sowers was left with just over 1,000,000 after doubling up Elio Fox and pushed them all in a few hands later. James Sileo re-shoved from the small blind and Axel Hallay folded his big blind.

Mike Sowers:   
James Sileo:   

Sowers was dominated and fell even farther behind when the     flop gave Sileo the nut flush draw. The board ran out    and Sileo's ace-king kicker played to bust Sowers in 23rd place.

A hand earlier, Mike Azzaro had shoved all in and Sileo exposed his hand before acting. "Good thing I didn't get a penalty. It pays to wait," he said after busting Sowers.

James Sileo3,300,000800,000
Mike Sowers0-1,300,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 4:06 PM Local Time
Fox Doubles Through Sowers

Action folded to Elio Fox in the small blind who shoved all in for 1,225,000. Mike Sowers in the big blind called.

Elio Fox:   
Mike Sowers:   

Sowers already started counting the chips out of his stack after the     flop gave Fox top two pair. The turn and river came    and Fox doubled up.

Elio Fox2,500,0001,510,000
Mike Sowers1,300,000-1,125,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 4:02 PM Local Time
Thomas Taylor Eliminated in 24th Place ($9,970)

Thomas Taylor

Martin Gavasci opened to 250,000 in early position and Thomas Taylor jammed all in for around 2,100,000 on his left. David Morel re-shoved all in from the cutoff and the rest of the table folded.

Thomas Taylor:   
David Morel:   

The flop of     left Morel in the lead with his ace-king. The   on the turn gave Taylor some chop outs but the   on the river was not one of them.

David Morel5,200,0002,150,000
Thomas Taylor0-2,150,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 3:59 PM Local Time
Rostyslav Sabishchenko Eliminated in 25th Place ($9,970)

Soon after doubling up Yulian Bogdanov, Rostyslav Sabishchenko moved all in for his last 400,000 from under the gun. Toby Price re-shoved from middle position and the rest of the table folded.

Rostyslav Sabishchenko:   
Toby Price:   

Both players ended up with a pair of jacks on the       board, but Price's ace-kicker played to send Sabishchenko to the rail in 25th place.

Toby Price5,800,0002,030,000
Rostyslav Sabishchenko0-355,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 3:56 PM Local Time
Bogdanov Scores a Double Up

The action folded around to Rostyslav Sabishchenko in the small blind who threw in a raise. Yulian Bogdanov shoved all in for 1,380,000 in the big blind and Sabishchenko called.

Yulian Bogdanov:   
Rostyslav Sabishchenko:   

The board ran out       and Bogdanov held on for a full double up.

Yulian Bogdanov2,880,0001,350,000
Rostyslav Sabishchenko355,000-1,535,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 3:53 PM Local Time
Martin Robinson Eliminated in 26th Place ($9,970)

Martin Robinson shoved for around 750,000 and was up against Martin Gavasci.

Martin Robinson:   
Martin Gavasci:   

Robinson was dominated but picked up a straight draw on the     flop. Gavasci paired his nine on the   turn and Robinson didn't improve on the   river to bust in 26th place.

Martin Gavasci6,900,0004,050,000
Martin Robinson0-1,480,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 3:49 PM Local Time
Randall Chamberlain Eliminated in 27th Place ($9,970)

Randall Chamberlain got his last 700,000 in the middle against James Sileo with the board showing    . Chamberlain had    for a flush draw, while Sileo had    for a pair of aces.

The   on the turn also gave Chamberlain a straight draw, but he bricked the   river to hit the rail in 27th place.

"I had so many outs," Chamberlain said before making his exit.

James Sileo2,500,000250,000
Randall Chamberlain0-730,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 3:46 PM Local Time
Final Three Tables
SeatTable 404Table 412Table 420
1Rostyslav SabishchenkoMartin GavasciChristian Liel
2Yulian BogdanovThomas TaylorElio Fox
3Ron MoisescuScott HallMike Sowers
4Martin BicanikDavid MorelChristopher Palumbo
5Toby PriceMartin RobinsonJohn Gorsuch
6Inkyu ChoiSean TanJames Sileo
7Ryan LenaghanPaulo JoanelloRandall Chamberlain
8William ChewningRoongsak GriffethAxel Hallay
9Timothee ScottiCaroline McCarterMike Azzaro
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 3:35 PM Local Time
Shiode Doubles Through Taylor

Naoki opened to 325,000 in early position and Thomas Taylor shoved all in from the cutoff. The action was back on Shiode who called off his stack of 1,130,000.

Naoki Shiode:   
Thomas Taylor:   

Taylor held a dominating lead and the flop of     left it that way. However, the   on the turn gave Shiode a straight and the   on the river ensured a double up.

Naoki Shiode2,260,0002,085,000
Thomas Taylor2,150,000-1,160,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 3:29 PM Local Time
Hallay Tanks, Makes the Right Call

Heads-up on a flop of    , Garrett Beckman bet 175,000 from early position and Axel Hallay called from the blinds. The turn came the   and Beckman shoved for 1,960,000.

Hallay went deep into the tank, covering his face with both his hands and rubbing his forehead as he considered the call. After re-checking his cards several times over nearly five minutes, Hallay eventually called with    for a pair of tens and a flush draw.

Beckman showed    for an open-ended straight draw but failed to hit the   river, which improved Hallay to a flush. The stacks were counted down and Hallay barely had Beckman covered.

Axel Hallay4,500,0002,360,000
Garrett Beckman0-2,030,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 3:22 PM Local Time
Griffeth Snaps Off Hoffman

Wilbern Hoffman opened to 210,000 from under the gun and Roongsak Griffeth three-bet to 375,000 in middle position. The action folded back to Hoffman who called.

The flop came     and both players checked to the   on the turn. Hoffman pushed all in for around 650,000 and Griffeth snap-called. Griffeth rolled over    and Hoffman was left drawing dead with   . The   completed the board and Hoffman headed to the payout desk.

Roongsak Griffeth6,620,0002,820,000
Wilbern Hoffman0-485,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 3:14 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Scott Hall5,220,0002,790,000
Timothee Scotti4,200,000700,000
Toby Price3,770,0001,670,000
Thomas Taylor3,310,0001,490,000
Ron Moisescu3,225,000925,000
Martin Gavasci2,850,0001,600,000
Mike Sowers2,425,0001,850,000
Axel Hallay2,140,0001,590,000
Garrett Beckman2,030,000-70,000
Mike Azzaro1,850,0001,100,000
Yulian Bogdanov1,530,000640,000
Elio Fox990,000-1,310,000
Mercedes Osti250,000-210,000
Valentyn Shabelnyk0-230,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 3:08 PM Local Time
Griffeth Takes Out Depaulo

Ryan Depaulo

Roongsak Griffeth raised preflop and Ryan Depaulo three-bet from the small blind to 1,250,000, leaving himself about 50,000 behind. Griffeth called to see the     flop.

Griffeth immediately put in enough chips to put Depaulo all in before being told it was still Depaulo's turn. Depaulo checked and Griffeth again went all in.

Depaulo checked the tournament board to see how many spots he was away from a pay jump and took his time before a player at the table called the clock. As the tournament official counted to zero, Depaulo stuck in his last chips and turned over   .

Griffeth had    and stayed in front as the turn and river came   . Depaulo, the Day 1 chip leader, was eliminated in 37th place.

Roongsak Griffeth3,800,0001,170,000
Ryan Depaulo0-2,000,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 2:57 PM Local Time
Fox Picks Up Aces to Double

Elio Fox was all in for 1,150,000 from early position and called by Toby Price. Fox showed   , while Price showed   .

"I apologize in advance," Price said. But no apology would be necessary as Fox's aces stayed in front on a board of       to double him up.

Elio Fox2,300,000900,000
Toby Price2,100,0000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 2:54 PM Local Time
Sileo Flips Lee to the Rail

Kris Lee ripped all in for a little over 600,000 in early position and James Sileo called from a couple of seats over. The rest of the table folded and the cards were tabled.

Kris Lee:   
James Sileo:   

The flop came     and Lee was unable to find any help as of yet. The   on the turn and the   on the river gave Sileo the win and Lee was eliminated.

James Sileo2,250,000450,000
Kris Lee0-695,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 2:52 PM Local Time
McCarter Rockets to Chip Lead

Caroline McCarter was being pushed a massive pot while Craig Burke and another player were standing up from their seats awaiting their payout slips.

McCarter had    in front of her while Burke had    and the other opponent two nines. The board didn't help either player, and McCarter knocked out both to move up to 4,500,000.

Caroline Mccarter4,500,0002,000,000
Craig Burke0-2,500,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 2:47 PM Local Time
WSOP 2021 | AND THEN THERE WERE THREE! | Update Day 49

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 2:47 PM Local Time
Hiller Can't Get Morel to Fold

Picking up the action on the turn with the board reading     , Ryan Hiller checked from the big blind. David Morel bet 275,000 from the cutoff and Hiller shoved all in for 1,220,000. Morel went into the tank for around three minutes before finally making the call.

Hiller turned over    as he stood up from his seat and Morel showed   . The   on the river gave both players a flush but Morel had the larger of the two.

David Morel3,050,0001,950,000
Ryan Hiller0-1,275,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 2:43 PM Local Time
Bustouts Gallore

Besnainou Ange was all in with    against the    of Caroline McCarter. McCarter hit a set on the     flop and improved to a full house on the   turn, leaving Ange drawing dead and headed for the payout desk.

At the same time on an adjacent table, Zachary Nicholson moved all in with    but didn't catch up to the    of Martin Bicanik on a board of      .

Damian Salas was eliminated on the same table the next hand. Salas' time as reigning Main Event champion will last another few hours, but his time in this tournament is at an end.

Martin Bicanik4,100,000600,000
Caroline Mccarter2,500,000800,000
Damian Salas0-350,000
Besnainou Ange0-32,000
Zachary Nicholson0-585,000