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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 2:33 PM Local Time
Scotti Hits the Turn to Bust Collopy

Timothee Scotti raised preflop before WSOP bracelet winner Jim Collopy shoved for 690,000. Scotti called.

Jim Collopy:   
Timothee Scotti:   

Collopy was ahead as the flop came    , but Scotti spiked the   on the turn to make two pair. The   fell on the river and Collopy became an early post-break casualty.

Timothee Scotti3,500,0001,950,000
Jim Collopy0-1,205,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 2:31 PM Local Time
Brinker Falls to Lenaghan

Dalton Brinker pushed all in for around 730,000 from under the gun and the action folded to Ryan Lenaghan in the big blind. Lenaghan asked how much and then stuck in some chips to call.

Dalton Brinker:   
Ryan Lenaghan:   

The flop came     and Lenaghan held his lead with ace-high. The   on the turn and the   on the river changed nothing as Brinker was sent to the payout desk.

Ryan Lenaghan2,150,0001,605,000
Dalton Brinker0-1,135,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 2:04 PM Local Time
Players On the Move

The remaining 50 players are currently racking up their chips in preparation for a move from Amazon Purple to the Gold section. The clock was paused shortly before the break to allow them time to make the move.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 2:02 PM Local Time
First Break of the Day

The remaining 50 players are heading on their first 15-minute break of the day.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 1:58 PM Local Time
Choi Doubles Again

Inkyu Choi pushed all in for 660,000 in middle position and Fabio Muhr asked for a count on his left. Muhr contemplated for a minute before finally making the call and the rest of the table folded.

Inkyu Choi:   
Fabio Muhr:   

Choi held a dominating lead and the board ran out       to give him the double up. Muhr was left with just 10,000 chips after the hand and would be eliminated shortly after.

Inkyu Choi1,470,000620,000
Fabio Muhr0-225,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 1:54 PM Local Time
McCarter Triples Up

Caroline McCarter moved all in for 550,000 and was called by Craig Burke. Toby Price, next to act, asked for a count of Burke's stack before also calling.

The flop came     and Burke checked. Price bet 200,000 and Burke quickly folded.

Caroline McCarter:   
Toby Price:   

McCarter had flopped trip aces to put herself in position for the triple up. The   turn gave Price a flush draw, but he bricked the   on the river.

Craig Burke2,500,000-620,000
Toby Price2,100,000-400,000
Caroline Mccarter1,700,000905,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 1:48 PM Local Time
Recent Eliminations
Paul Sokoloff0-385,000
Gal Yifrach0-600,000
Kenny Lay0-560,000
Timothy Elmshaeuser0-560,000
Leo Gubenko0-200,000
Michael Cribier0-660,000
Luciano Santos0-350,000
Boris Kolev0-1,175,000
Shachar Haran0-580,000
Dominic Brazier0-380,000
Aleksandr Shevliakov0-625,000
Florian Gaugusch0-570,000
Euclid Zurbaran0-190,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 1:43 PM Local Time
A Round of Chip Counts
Craig Burke3,120,0001,320,000
Roongsak Griffeth2,630,0001,255,000
Toby Price2,500,0001,750,000
Scott Hall2,430,000530,000
Ron Moisescu2,300,0001,350,000
John Gorsuch2,200,000675,000
Garrett Beckman2,100,000725,000
Thomas Taylor1,820,0001,455,000
Timothee Scotti1,550,000-280,000
Martin Robinson1,480,000565,000
Elio Fox1,400,000470,000
Inkyu Choi850,000-85,000
Axel Hallay550,000-260,000
Damian Salas350,000-350,000
Michael Ruane0-1,400,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 1:34 PM Local Time
Bicanik Has Aces Again

A player under the gun raised to 125,000 before Martin Bicanik three-bet to 300,000. Gal Yifrach, next to act, asked Bicanik how many chips he had behind before shoving all in.

The original raiser folded but Bicanik snap-called for 1,700,000 with   . Yifrach showed    and was left paying off Bicanik when the board came      .

"Can't escape that setup," Yifrach said.

"A million hands produces a million possibilities," tablemate Zachary Nicholson replied philosophically.

Martin Bicanik3,500,0001,800,000
Gal Yifrach600,000-1,740,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 1:34 PM Local Time
Wolters Flips for Stacks

Valentyn Shabelnyk announced all in from middle position for around 1,000,000 chips. Derek Wolters was on the button and stuck in the last of his 750,000 chips while the rest of the table folded.

Derek Wolters:   
Valentyn Shabelnyk:   

The two were coin flipping and the flop of     left Wolters in the lead. Shabelnyk was unable to connect on the   turn or not eh   river and he sent the majority of his chips to Wolters.

Derek Wolters1,625,000775,000
Valentyn Shabelnyk230,000-1,260,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 1:27 PM Local Time
Choi Rivers a Flush

Inkyu Choi pushed all in for 405,000 in the hijack and Euclid Zurbaran re-shoved all in on the button. The blinds folded and the two remaining hands were tabled.

Inkyu Choi:   
Euclid Zurbaran:   

The flop came     to give Choi a flush draw. The   on the turn gave Zurbaran his own flush draw but it was the   on the river that completed the flush for Choi as he doubled up.

Inkyu Choi935,000235,000
Euclid Zurbaran190,000-510,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 1:25 PM Local Time
Bicanik Snap-Calls With Aces

David Morel raised to 100,000 from the cutoff before Martin Bicanik three-bet to 300,000 in the small blind. Morel shoved all in, and Bicanik called for his last 850,000.

Martin Bicanik:   
David Morel:   

The board ran out       as Morel handed over the big pot to Bicanik.

"Easy come, easy go," a tablemate said to Morel.

"What else can you do?" Morel replied.

Martin Bicanik1,700,000550,000
David Morel1,100,000890,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 1:15 PM Local Time
More Eliminations
Martin Jacobson0-110,000
Ari Engel0-525,000
Yoshihide Kawahara0-650,000
Ian Hamilton0-725,000
Andrew Foss0-170,000
Ting-Yi Tsai0-175,000
Carlos Chang0-100,000
Bart Lybaert0-320,000
Robert Lipkin0-130,000
Leo Margets0-375,000
Scott Kyle0-330,000
Nicholas Verderamo0-415,000
Paul Hoefer0-315,000
Jack Duong0-249,000
Alexandre Reard0-320,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 1:11 PM Local Time
Moisescu Takes Out Alawadhi

Ali Alawadhi moved all in for just over 300,000 in the hijack, and Ron Moisescu asked for a quick count from the big blind before making the call.

Ali Alawadhi:   
Ron Moisescu:   

The flop came    , and both players flopped different draws, but Moisescu was still out front with queen-high. The   on the turn and the   on the river bricked everything as Alawadhi was eliminated.

Ron Moisescu950,000-425,000
Ali Alawadhi0-475,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 1:10 PM Local Time
Tan Takes a Chunk Off Depaulo, Bojang Busts

On a flop of    , Sean Tan bet 75,000 from under the gun and Ryan Depaulo called from the cutoff. Tan slowed down and checked the   turn, and Depaulo put out a bet of 205,000.

Tan then announced he was all in and Depaulo snap-folded.

The next hand on this table, Ismael Bojang shoved for 410,000 and was called by Michael Ruane.

Ismael Bojang:   
Michael Ruane:   

Bojang had a straight draw and nut flush draw heading to the river on a board of     , but the   on the river sealed his elimination.

Ryan Depaulo2,000,000-735,000
Sean Tan1,500,000700,000
Michael Ruane1,400,000300,000
Ismael Bojang0-500,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 1:00 PM Local Time
Yifrach Soars Over 2 Million

Gal Yifrach

The action folded around to Gal Yifrach in the small blind who ripped all in for 550,000. Terry Boutcher asked for a count in the big blind and made the call.

Boutcher held    but Yifrach had two live cards with   . The flop came     and Yifrach took the lead with a pair of kings. The   and   runout secured the double up for Yifrach.

On the next hand, Yifrach moved all in again on the button, this time for 1,140,000. Timothee Scotti called from the big blind and Yifrach was at risk again.

Yifrach showed    but was dominated by the    of Scotti. However, the board ran out       and Yifrach flopped a pair of threes to double up to over 2 million chips.

Gal Yifrach2,340,0001,810,000
Timothee Scotti1,830,000-1,170,000
Terry Boutcher325,000-565,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 12:59 PM Local Time
Shaffer Leaves Jacobson With Crumbs

Two-time WSOP bracelet winner Brett Shaffer moved all in preflop for 480,000 and was up against Martin Jacobson.

Brett Shaffer:   
Martin Jacobson:   

Jacobson picked up a flush draw on the     flop, while Shaffer improved to a set on the   turn. The   fell on the river and Shaffer doubled up, leaving the 2014 Main Event champion with just 110,000.

Brett Shaffer960,000500,000
Martin Jacobson110,000-855,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 12:52 PM Local Time
Scotti Applies Pressure, Takes Chip Lead

Timothee Scotti and Edouard Mignot saw a flop of    . Mignot checked from the big blind, then called when Scotti put in a bet of 90,000.

The turn came the   and Mignot checked again. Scotti this time bet 240,000 and Mignot slid his cards back to the dealer as Scotti climbed to the 3,000,000 chip mark.

Timothee Scotti3,000,0001,895,000
Edouard Mignot550,000430,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 12:43 PM Local Time
Yifrach's Big Slick Holds

Aleksandr Shevliakov open-shipped from under the gun for the second hand in a row, with all smaller stacks left on the table. Gal Yifrach took a stand and stuck in the last of his 225,000 chips from the small blind.

Gal Yifrach:   
Aleksandr Shevliakov:   

The flop of     left Yifrach in a dominating position. The   on the turn and the   on the river missed Shevliakov, who sent over a double up.

Aleksandr Shevliakov625,000265,000
Gal Yifrach530,000100,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 12:42 PM Local Time
Hallay Keeps Climbing, Busts Kim

A few hands after tripling up, Axel Hallay moved all in again for 405,000. Seungyeol Kim asked for a count before calling.

Seungyeol Kim:   
Axel Hallay:   

The     flop gave Hally a straight draw, while he paired his king on the   turn. The river came the   to lock up the hand for Hallay.

The stacks were counted down and Kim was found to have the exact same stack and was eliminated. Hallay, who began the day with 185,000, is now up to 810,000.

Axel Hallay810,000270,000
Seungyeol Kim0-380,000