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

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 to Thursday, November 18, 2021

Event #79: Poker Hall of Fame Bounty No-Limit Hold'em (freezeout)

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  • Buy-in: $1,979
  • Prizepool: $826,050
  • Entries: 468
  • Remaining: 0


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Friday, November 19, 2021 7:26 PM Local Time
Ole Schemion Dominates Final Table To Win Event #79: $1,979 Hall Of Fame Bounty No-Limit Hold’em For $172,499!

Ole Schemion

After only two hours of play in Event #79: $1,979 Hall Of Fame Bounty No-Limit Hold'em, it was Ole Schemion who came out on top, winning his first WSOP bracelet and $172,499.

"It's not too often in live tournaments that you come in first place," said Schemion after his win. "It's what we all try to do but it feels very good to run through a good field and win one."

The 29-year old German pro, who resides now in Austria with his wife and two kids, has an impressive resume of over $16 million in lifetime earnings, and has collected his first live cash in over two years.

"It has been very difficult to play any live poker with things how they are," he said when discussing his absence from live poker "I was really craving it and it just feels great to come out here to play, now it feels even better now that I have won something."

A relatively experienced final table was facing Schemion with former November niner Jerry Wong, and number one on the Philippines all-time money list Marc Rivera. Though he did not collect any bounties this tournament, he collected a nice new piece of jewelry to add to his already very decorated tournament results.

Final Table Action

Play started off slowly on the final day with the final six players passing around chips the first level and some change.

It was not until Level 28 that a player was eliminated when Jerry Wong jammed his remaining chips into the middle with    and was looked up in the big blind by Schemion who held   . The queen-jack failed to improve, and Wong was out the door in 6th place and took home $27,951 in cash.

Soon thereafter in the same level James Alexander moved all-in with    and was called by Marc Rivera who held   . The runout did not change anything, and that sent Alexander packing in 5th place and he earned $37,965 in cash.

Next, in Level 29, Ole Schemion moved all-in from under the gun and was called by Marc Rivera out of the big blind. Unfortunately for Rivera, this was Schemion's final table, and the latter rivered a gutshot straight to eliminate Rivera in 4th place, taking home $52,569 in cash.

The Schemion show continued in Level 29 when a short-stacked Giovani Torre moved all-in preflop with    and was called by Schemion who held   . Not even a flopped two pair could save Torre as Schemion went runner-runner tens to snatch away the hand which eliminated Torre in 3rd place. He pocketed $73,175 in cash.

Entering heads-up play as a seven-to-one chip underdog, it did not take long for Benjamin Underwood to get his chips in the middle. He moved all-in early on in the heads-up match and held    versus the    held by Schemion. True to the final table form, Schemion flopped trip aces and did not look back, which eliminated Underwood in 2nd place for which he took home a cool $106,618 in cash for his effort.

Congratulations to Ole Schemion for winning Event #79: Hall Of Fame Bounty No-Limit Hold'em! Stay tuned to PokerNews for all the updates on all tournaments in this last leg of the 52nd World Series of Poker at The Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.

Friday, November 19, 2021 6:27 PM Local Time
Benjamin Underwood Eliminated 2nd ($106,618)

Benjamin Underwood

Ole Schemion raised all-in for 1.6 million and Benjamin Underwood called.

Benjamin Underwood:   
Ole Schemion:   

The board ran out       giving Schemion three aces on the flop and Benjamin Underwood saw his tournament end in 2nd place.

Ole Schemion has won Event #79: $1,979 Hall Of Fame Bounty No-Limit Hold'em for $172,499. Stay tuned toPokerNews for a full recap coming soon.

Ole Schemion14,100,0001,700,000
Benjamin Underwood0-1,700,000
Friday, November 19, 2021 6:18 PM Local Time
Play Has Resumed

Ole Schemion and Benjamin Undewrood have taken their seats and play has begun.

Friday, November 19, 2021 6:05 PM Local Time
Short Break Before Heads Up; Chip Counts

The two remaining players have gone on a slight break before heads up play. Here are the chip counts.

Ole Schemion12,400,0000
Benjamin Underwood1,700,000-100,000
Friday, November 19, 2021 6:03 PM Local Time
Giovani Torre Eliminated In 3rd Place ($73,175)

Giovani Torre

Ole Schemion went all-in from the small blind with Giovani Torre calling in the big blind for 495,000.

Giovani Torre:   
Ole Schemion:   

The flop came out     to give Torre two-pair, but Schemion a flush draw. The turn   brought Schemion some additional outs with the other two tens in the deck, and the river   gave Schemion three of a kind to make the best hand and eliminate Giovani Torre in 3rd place.

Ole Schemion12,400,000800,000
Giovani Torre0-1,800,000
Friday, November 19, 2021 6:02 PM Local Time
Marc Rivera Eliminated in 4th Place ($52,569)

Marc Rivera

Ole Schemion moved all-in from under the gun and was called by Marc Rivera in the big blind.

The hands were tabled and it was the    held by Schemion versus the    held by the all-in and at-risk Rivera.

The dealer spread the flop of     and Rivera's pair of nines remained ahead, but Schemion flopped a gutshot straight draw.

The turn was the   and changed nothing.

The river card   completed Schemion's gutshot draw and gave him the winner, which in turn eliminated Rivera in 4th place for which he pocketed $52,569 in cash.

Ole Schemion11,600,0001,800,000
Marc Rivera0-1,300,000
Friday, November 19, 2021 5:53 PM Local Time
Schemion Builds His Lead

Ole Schemion raised to 240,000 from the button and Benjamin Underwoood called in the big blind.

The flop came out     and Underwood checked to Schemion who continued for 150,000. Underwood raised to 500,000 which Schemion called and the two called to see the turn.

Underwood checked once more on the turn   and Ole Schemion bet 365,000 which Underwood called.

The river   checked through and Schemion showed down    for kings and nines, which were good for the pot as Underwood mucked.

Ole Schemion9,800,0002,800,000
Benjamin Underwood1,800,000-1,500,000
Friday, November 19, 2021 5:38 PM Local Time
Underwood Doubles Again

Underwood went all-in from the small blind for 1,600,000 and Rivera went into the tank for 1.5 minutes before calling.

Benjamin Underwood:   
Marc Rivera:   

The board ran out       which kept Underwood in the lead every street and found a full double again, this time through the stack of Rivera.

Benjamin Underwood3,300,0001,500,000
Marc Rivera1,300,000-2,200,000
Friday, November 19, 2021 5:24 PM Local Time
Underwood Doubles Through Torre

Benjamin Underwood

Giovani Torre moved all-in from the small blind with Benjamin Underwood in the big blind, who looked at his hand and quickly called.

Benjamin Underwood:   
Giovani Torre:   

The board ran out       with the turn locking the pot up for Underwood and he vaulted about Torre in the chip counts.

Benjamin Underwood2,450,0001,475,000
Giovani Torre2,100,000-600,000
Friday, November 19, 2021 5:22 PM Local Time
Level 29 started
Level: 29
Blinds: 60,000/120,000
Ante: 120,000
Friday, November 19, 2021 5:15 PM Local Time
James Alexander Eliminated in 5th Place ($37,965)

James Alexander

James Alexander moved all-in preflop and was called by Marc Rivera.

The hands were tabled and it was the    held by Alexander that was all-in and at-risk versus the    held by Rivera.

The dealer ran out the board of       and things ended as they began, with Rivera in the lead, which in turn eliminated Alexander in 5th place for which he took home $37,965 for his effort.

Marc Rivera2,550,000950,000
James Alexander0-1,330,000
Friday, November 19, 2021 5:08 PM Local Time
Jerry Wong Eliminated In 6th Place ($27,951)

Jerry Wong

Jerry Wong went all-in from the cutoff for 1,250,000 and action folded around to Ole Schemion in the big blind who went into the tank. After some deliberation Schemion called and the hands were tabled.

Jerry Wong:   
Ole Schemion:   

The     gave some additional counterfeit outs to Wong but the turn   and river   gave no improvement to Wong and he was eliminated in 6th place.

Ole Schemion7,300,0001,200,000
Jerry Wong0-1,400,000
Friday, November 19, 2021 5:01 PM Local Time
Torre Takes a Small One from Schemion

Giovani Torre

Giovani Torre raised to 250,000 from under the gun and was called by Ole Schemion from the button.

The dealer spread the flop of     and both players checked.

The turn card   and the river card   saw the same action.

Torre tabled his    first which prompted Schemion to fold, and Torre was awarded the pot.

Ole Schemion6,100,000-100,000
Giovani Torre2,700,000-200,000
Friday, November 19, 2021 4:55 PM Local Time
The Muck: Norman Chad & Haralabos Voulgaris Debate Poker Broadcasts
The Muck
The Muck

Norman Chad, along with Lon McEachern, has commentated on the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event for ESPN, and now CBS Sports Network, since 2003.

After the conclusion of the 2021 WSOP Main Event in which Koray Aldemir won the title and $8 million top prize, Haralabos Voulgaris, and a few other high rollers on the always polarizing poker Twitter, suggested maybe it's time to make a change in the broadcast booth.

Learn more in the latest The Muck on PokerNews!

Friday, November 19, 2021 4:52 PM Local Time
Level 28 started
Level: 28
Blinds: 50,000/100,000
Ante: 100,000
Friday, November 19, 2021 4:51 PM Local Time
Rivera Shoves Flop

Ole Schemion raised under-the-gun to 225,000 and Giovani Torre called on the button with Marc Rivera calling in the big blind.

The flop came out     with action checking to Ole, who continued for 250,000 on the flop which was called by Giovani and Rivera.

The turn came a   which prompted a shove from Rivera for 500,000 which got a quick fold from Schemion and a longer fold from Torre. Rivera's rail clapped as he took down his first sizable pot of the day.

Ole Schemion6,200,000-205,000
Giovani Torre2,900,000180,000
Marc Rivera1,600,000800,000
Friday, November 19, 2021 4:42 PM Local Time
Slow Start Out the Gate

Raise, fold, repeat has been the motto to start the final day of play here in the Hall of Fame Bounty Finale.

Friday, November 19, 2021 4:24 PM Local Time
One Flop, No Showdown

James Alexander raised to 200,000 in the cutoff and action folded to Ben Underwood in the big blind who defended.

The flop of     was checked through to the   turn where Underwood led out for 200,000 which was enough to take down the pot.

Ole Schemion6,405,000-500,000
Giovani Torre2,720,0000
Jerry Wong1,400,000200,000
James Alexander1,330,000-200,000
Ben Underwood1,175,0001,175,000
Marc Rivera800,00045,000
Friday, November 19, 2021 4:12 PM Local Time
Level 27 started
Level: 27
Blinds: 40,000/80,000
Ante: 80,000
Friday, November 19, 2021 4:10 PM Local Time
Cards Are In The Air

The remaining six players have sat down in their seats and have begun play.