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

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 to Saturday, November 20, 2021

Event #80: 6-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha

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  • Buy-in: $3,000
  • Prizepool: $1,324,320
  • Entries: 496
  • Remaining: 0


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Thursday, November 18, 2021 2:24 AM Local Time
Ruslan Nazarenko Bags Heaps After Day 1 of Event #80: $3,000 6-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha

Ruslan Nazarenko

After 10 one-hour levels of play, the first day of Event #80: $3,000 6-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha is officially complete. The Amazon Room inside the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino was nothing short of electric all day as alongside this event, the final day of the Main Event played to its conclusion.

Though today was only Day 1, the tournament contributed significantly to the action and excitement in the room as it filled up the Orange section of the Amazon room as a field of 496 entries for a $1,324,320 prize pool played down to just 122 players.

When the dust settled, it was Ruslan Nazarenko that bagged the chip lead with a massive stack of 616,500. He was far and away the chip leader, though he enjoys the company of a leaderboard full of notables. Chino Rheem (500,000), Maxx Coleman (496,000), Michael Moncek (445,000), and James Mordue (420,000) all bagged north of 400,000 at the end of the day and will look to build on that figure tomorrow.

Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts

RANKPLAYERCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Ruslan NazarenkoUnited Kingdom616,500247
2Chino RheemUnited States500,000200
3Maxx ColemanUnited States496,000198
4Steven FormanUnited States460,000184
5Michael MoncekUnited States445,500178
6James MordueUnited States419,000168
7Joseph HaugUnited States358,500143
8Uri ReichensteinIsrael357,500143
9Michael HudsonUnited States334,500134
10Robert EmmersonUnited Kingdom316,500127

An interesting hand occurred the last hand of the night when Steven Forman flopped a set of ladies with the nut flush draw and dropped three players to finishing the night with a stack of 460,000. Other notables to advance to Day 2 include Uri Reichenstein (357,000), Michael Hudson (334,500), Anatolii Zyrin (280,500), and Ali Imsirovic (268,500).

Some players who were not as fortunate to make it to the end of the day included Craig Varnell, Chance Kornuth, Shaun Deeb, David Williams, and defending champ Alan Sternberg.

Day 2 continues Thursday at 2 p.m. local time with blinds of 1,000/2,500. Ten more one-hour levels are on the docket with a 15-minute break occurring after every two levels, and there will be a one-hour dinner break after the sixth hour of play.

There will be 124 players returning for Day 2 but almost half will have to drop before they will make any money as only the top 75 places will be paid out at least $4,819, while the winner of the event will take home $280,916 along with the coveted WSOP bracelet.

Event #80: $3K PLO Payouts


Keep your eyes peeled as PokerNews provides coverage throughout the homestretch of the 2021 World Series of Poker.

Thursday, November 18, 2021 2:21 AM Local Time
Day 2 Seat Draw
Amazon4912Dustin NelsonUnited States39,50016
Amazon4913Isaac KemptonUnited States300,500120
Amazon4914Mike WatsonCanada78,00031
Amazon4915Rok GostisaSlovakia91,00036
Amazon4916Jake SchwartzUnited States62,00025
Amazon4921David WilliamsUnited States190,50076
Amazon4922Brandon SchaeferUnited States67,00027
Amazon4923Michael RodriguesPortugal246,00098
Amazon4924William BensonUnited States192,50077
Amazon4925Eddie OchanaUnited States264,500106
Amazon4926Ryan LaplanteUnited States65,00026
Amazon4931Pedro NevesPortugal145,00058
Amazon4932Michael KongUnited States154,50062
Amazon4933Rafael LebronUnited States199,50080
Amazon4934Ruslan NazarenkoUnited Kingdom616,500247
Amazon4935Tyler SmithUnited States311,000124
Amazon4936Allan LeUnited States150,00060
Amazon4941Ari EngelUnited States55,00022
Amazon4942Jordan SemelUnited States73,50029
Amazon4943Oswin ZiegelbeckerAustria166,00066
Amazon4944Ben YuUnited States36,00014
Amazon4945Jussi NevanlinnaFinland169,00068
Amazon4946Allison MarquesBrazil101,40041
Amazon4951Kamel MokhammadUkraine162,00065
Amazon4952Peiqi Cheryl ChoonUnited States133,50053
Amazon4953Raymond HensonUnited States170,50068
Amazon4954Brett RicheyUnited States35,00014
Amazon4955Nikolay FalRussia96,50039
Amazon4956Martin FingerAustria10
Amazon4961Robert EmmersonUnited Kingdom316,500127
Amazon4963Jason DeWittUnited States120,00048
Amazon4964Michael HudsonUnited States334,500134
Amazon4965Ryan FranklinUnited States35,00014
Amazon4966Richie AllenUnited Kingdom169,00068
Amazon4971Robert CowenUnited Kingdom284,000114
Amazon4972Jered BettencourtUnited States160,00064
Amazon4973Nicolai MorrisUnited States27,50011
Amazon4974Toby BoasUnited States70,00028
Amazon4976Leonid YanovskiIsrael260,500104
Amazon4981Christian HarderUnited States44,00018
Amazon4982Phil LaakUnited States142,00057
Amazon4983Ari OxmanUnited States261,500105
Amazon4984Oleksandr TrokhymenkoUkraine36,00014
Amazon4985James MorseUnited States116,50047
Amazon4986Sonny FrancoFrance178,00071
Amazon4991Kosei IchinoseJapan220,00088
Amazon4992Youness BarakatUnited States61,50025
Amazon4993Chino RheemUnited States500,000200
Amazon4994Joseph HaugUnited States358,500143
Amazon4995Ivan DeyraFrance45,50018
Amazon4996Enrico RudelitzAustria44,00018
Amazon5001Richard AshbyUnited Kingdom215,00086
Amazon5002Dejuante AlexanderUnited States78,50031
Amazon5003Craig ChaitUnited States228,00091
Amazon5004James LeeUnited States109,50044
Amazon5005Idris AmbraisseFrance232,50093
Amazon5006Derek GregoryUnited States122,50049
Amazon5011Barny BoatmanUnited Kingdom74,00030
Amazon5012Martins AdeniyaUnited Kingdom107,00043
Amazon5013Ben HamnettUnited States34,00014
Amazon5014Ali ImsirovicUnited States268,500107
Amazon5015Christopher FrankGermany52,00021
Amazon5016Yehoram HouriFrance76,50031
Amazon5021Uri ReichensteinIsrael357,500143
Amazon5022Danny ChangUnited States225,50090
Amazon5023Ravi RaghavanUnited States22,0009
Amazon5024Yashuo ChinUnited States55,50022
Amazon5025James MordueUnited States419,000168
Amazon5026Matthew WoodwardUnited States71,00028
Amazon5031Zeik TuitIreland123,50049
Amazon5032Jeffrey AmasakiUnited States62,50025
Amazon5033Max AvelaUnited States281,500113
Amazon5034Alex EpsteinUnited States129,00052
Amazon5035Balint SebestyenHungary147,50059
Amazon5036Brian HastingsUnited States113,00045
Amazon5041Karel MokryCzech Republic107,50043
Amazon5042Steven FormanUnited States460,000184
Amazon5044Michael SchwartzUnited States134,50054
Amazon5045Damjan RadanovUnited States244,00098
Amazon5046Noah BronsteinUnited States47,00019
Amazon5051Dante Goya FenandesBrazil188,50075
Amazon5052Gabriel AndradeEcuador57,00023
Amazon5053David AndersonUnited Kingdom109,50044
Amazon5054Mark BirdsallUnited States134,00054
Amazon5055Tony HoangCanada135,00054
Amazon5056Simon LofbergSweden160,50064
Amazon5061Ren LinUnited States200,00080
Amazon5062Senovio Ramirez IIIUnited States150,00060
Amazon5063Didrik MantorNorway71,50029
Amazon5064Anatolii ZyrinRussia280,500112
Amazon5065Richard AlsupUnited States127,00051
Amazon5066Mike MatusowUnited States140,50056
Amazon5071Jim CollopyUnited States191,00076
Amazon5072David "ODB" BakerUnited States155,00062
Amazon5073Nathan ZimnikUnited States214,00086
Amazon5074Namasivayam KarmehamUnited States217,00087
Amazon5075David ColemanUnited States203,50081
Amazon5076Junghyun ChoiUnited States209,50084
Amazon5081Esther Taylor-BradyUnited States194,00078
Amazon5082John BeauprezUnited States19,0008
Amazon5083Rodney AssousFrance46,00018
Amazon5084Matt StoutUnited States55,00022
Amazon5085Dylan WeismanUnited States170,00068
Amazon5086Michael MoncekUnited States445,500178
Amazon5091Vincent MoscatiUnited States62,50025
Amazon5092Maxx ColemanUnited States496,000198
Amazon5093Orod AsheghUnited States193,00077
Amazon5094Dominique MosleyUnited States122,00049
Amazon5095Hudson PedrosaBrazil159,00064
Amazon5096Dominykas KarmazinasLithuania194,00078
Amazon5101Julian GalvanUnited States130,50052
Amazon5102Botond BaratHungary164,50066
Amazon5103Derek BowersUnited States249,000100
Amazon5104Shirin OskooiCanada78,00031
Amazon5105Konstantin BucherlGermany136,00054
Amazon5106Ka Kwan LauHong Kong135,00054
Amazon5111Daniel NegreanuCanada28,50011
Amazon5112Naor SlobodskoyIsrael270,000108
Amazon5113Raphael SchreinerAustria198,00079
Amazon5114Tony HartmannUnited States92,50037
Amazon5115Willie SmithUnited States138,50055
Amazon5116Jacco HesterNetherlands86,50035
Thursday, November 18, 2021 2:17 AM Local Time
End-of-Day 1 Chip Counts
Ruslan Nazarenko616,5000
Chino Rheem500,0000
Maxx Coleman496,0000
Steven Forman460,0000
Michael Moncek445,500500
James Mordue419,000-1,000
Joseph Haug358,5000
Uri Reichenstein357,500500
Michael Hudson334,5000
Robert Emmerson316,500316,500
Tyler Smith311,000311,000
Isaac Kempton300,500300,500
Robert Cowen284,000284,000
Max Avela281,500281,500
Anatolii Zyrin280,5000
Naor Slobodskoy270,000270,000
Ali Imsirovic268,5000
Eddie Ochana264,500264,500
Ari Oxman261,500261,500
Leonid Yanovski260,50040,500
Derek Bowers249,000249,000
Michael Rodrigues246,000246,000
Damjan Radanov244,000244,000
Idris Ambraisse232,500232,500
Craig Chait228,000228,000
Danny Chang225,5000
Kosei Ichinose220,000220,000
Namasivayam Karmeham217,000217,000
Richard Ashby215,000215,000
Nathan Zimnik214,000214,000
Junghyun Choi209,500209,500
David Coleman203,500-1,500
Ren Lin200,000200,000
Rafael Lebron199,500199,500
Raphael Schreiner198,000198,000
Dominykas Karmazinas194,000194,000
Esther Taylor-Brady194,000194,000
Orod Ashegh193,000193,000
William Benson192,500192,500
Jim Collopy191,00071,000
David Williams190,500190,500
Dante Goya Fenandes188,500188,500
Sonny Franco178,000178,000
Raymond Henson170,500170,500
Dylan Weisman170,0000
Richie Allen169,000169,000
Jussi Nevanlinna169,000169,000
Oswin Ziegelbecker166,000166,000
Botond Barat164,500164,500
Kamel Mokhammad162,000162,000
Simon Lofberg160,500160,500
Jered Bettencourt160,000160,000
Hudson Pedrosa159,000159,000
David "ODB" Baker155,0000
Michael Kong154,500154,500
Senovio Ramirez III150,000150,000
Allan Le150,000150,000
Balint Sebestyen147,500147,500
Pedro Neves145,000145,000
Phil Laak142,0000
Mike Matusow140,5000
Willie Smith138,500138,500
Konstantin Bucherl136,000136,000
Ka Kwan Lau135,000135,000
Tony Hoang135,000135,000
Michael Schwartz134,500134,500
Mark Birdsall134,00035,500
Peiqi Cheryl Choon133,500133,500
Julian Galvan130,500130,500
Alex Epstein129,000-66,000
Richard Alsup127,000127,000
Zeik Tuit123,500123,500
Derek Gregory122,500122,500
Dominique Mosley122,000-23,500
Jason DeWitt120,000120,000
James Morse116,500116,500
Brian Hastings113,00073,000
James Lee109,500109,500
David Anderson109,500109,500
Karel Mokry107,500107,500
Martins Adeniya107,000-13,000
Allison Marques101,400101,400
Nikolay Fal96,50096,500
Tony Hartmann92,500-10,000
Rok Gostisa91,00091,000
Jacco Hester86,500-22,000
Dejuante Alexander78,50078,500
Shirin Oskooi78,00078,000
MIke Watson78,000-18,000
Yehoram Houri76,50076,500
Barny Boatman74,000-46,000
Jordan Semel73,50073,500
Didrik Mantor71,50071,500
Matthew Woodward71,00071,000
Toby Boas70,000-99,800
Brandon Schaefer67,00067,000
Ryan Laplante65,00025,000
Vincent Moscati62,500-4,000
Jeffrey Amasaki62,50062,500
Jake Schwartz62,00062,000
Youness Barakat61,50061,500
Gabriel Andrade57,00057,000
Yashuo Chin55,50055,500
Ari Engel55,00015,000
Matt Stout55,0000
Christopher Frank52,00052,000
Noah Bronstein47,00047,000
Rodney Assous46,00046,000
Ivan Deyra45,50045,500
Enrico Rudelitz44,00044,000
Christian Harder44,00044,000
Dustin Nelson39,50039,500
Ben Yu36,000-4,000
Oleksandr Trokhymenko36,00036,000
Brett Richey35,00035,000
Ryan Franklin35,00035,000
Ben Hamnett34,00034,000
Daniel Negreanu28,500-24,000
Nicolai Morris27,50027,500
Ravi Raghavan22,000-23,000
John Beauprez19,000-95,500
Martin Finger11
Thursday, November 18, 2021 2:11 AM Local Time
Poker Home Game Player Wins $4,000,000 in Main Event
Thursday, November 18, 2021 2:09 AM Local Time
Forman Drops Three Players Late to Climb the Leaderboard

There was four-way all in action after a     flop which included Steven Forman who had all other players covered.

Forman held      for a set of ladies and the   turn followed by the   river secured him the massive pot.

Steven Forman460,000352,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, November 18, 2021 1:51 AM Local Time
Final Five Hands

The tournament director has just announced the final five hands of the tournament.

Thursday, November 18, 2021 1:49 AM Local Time
Late Night Departures
Alan Sternberg0-40,000
Leif Force0-29,500
Matthew Wantman0-40,000
Noah Schwartz0-40,500
David Prociak0-159,700
Mike Krasienko0-45,000
Derek McMaster0-42,500
Jeff Gross0-59,800
Jason Stockfish0-151,000
Thursday, November 18, 2021 1:31 AM Local Time
Hastings Doubles Through Mahmood with Aces

Brian Hastings

Brian Hastings was all in preflop from the cutoff and Ayaz Mahmood called from the big blind.

Brian Hastings:     
Ayaz Mahmood:     

Hastings was ahead with his aces and the       runout secured his double-up.

Brain Hastings120,000
Ayaz Mahmood30,000-59,700
Thursday, November 18, 2021 1:21 AM Local Time
Chang Doubles with Top Two

Danny Chang

There was three-way action after a     flop. The action was checked to the hijack who fired out 25,000 and Nathaniel Katzoff called from the small blind

The action was on Danny Chang who raised all in for 96,000 and only the hijack called.

Chang rolled over      for top two-pair and the   turn followed by the   river secured his double as his opponent didn't hold a flush draw or a better pair in their hand.

Danny Chang200,000200,000
Nathaniel Katzoff150,000-65,000
Thursday, November 18, 2021 1:11 AM Local Time
No Longer in the Tournament...
Jesse Yaginuma0-32,400
Dylan Linde0-28,900
Jon Shoreman0-60,000
Mark Liedtke0-22,400
PJ (Hornet) Cha0-130,000
Ryan Leng0-105,400
Joao Simao0-66,200
Dan Shak0-55,000
Pallas Aidinian0-43,200
Anthony Zinno0-51,300
Ashly Butler0-43,500
Jason Somerville0-40,000
Michael Prendergast0-44,800
Gorilla Gaming
Thursday, November 18, 2021 1:01 AM Local Time
Prize Pool and Payout Information


Event #80: $3,000 6-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha attracted 496 total entries through the registration period and generated a $1,324,320 prize pool.

A total of 75 places will be paid a minimum of $4,819, while the winner of the event will take home $280,916 along with the coveted WSOP bracelet.

Thursday, November 18, 2021 1:00 AM Local Time
Level 10 started
Level: 10
Blinds: 1,000/2,000
Ante: 0
Thursday, November 18, 2021 12:45 AM Local Time
Baker Sets Up a Double

David Baker

A series of preflop raises saw David "ODB" Baker get his 40,000 stacking stack in the middle from the cutoff and the big blind called.

David "ODB" Baker:     

Baker was ahead and the     flop came with the case king keeping it that way.

The   turn didn't change a thing and the   river secured Baker's double-up.

David "ODB" Baker80,0000
Thursday, November 18, 2021 12:33 AM Local Time
A Round of Chip Counts from After Break
Michael Moncek255,000-75,000
Chino Rheem240,000-16,700
Leonid Yanovski220,00086,500
Esther Taylor175,00036,500
Dylan Weisman149,50027,500
Dominique Mosley145,50023,100
Jim Collopy120,000120,000
Jacco Hester108,500-13,800
Steven Forman108,000-22,000
Tony Hartmann102,50018,000
Mark Birdsall98,5007,300
MIke Watson96,000-3,000
David Coleman80,500-27,500
Adam Hendrix80,00040,000
George Wolff70,0008,800
Vincent Moscati66,500-26,700
Daniel Negreanu52,5008,500
Paul Volpe50,000-10,500
Matt Stout47,5003,200
Derek McMaster42,50013,000
Noah Schwartz40,500-19,500
Ryan Laplante40,0003,500
Ben Yu40,00040,000
Leif Force29,5009,500
Joseph Cheong13,500-26,500
Thursday, November 18, 2021 12:09 AM Local Time
New Arrivals
Ali Imsirovic40,000
Ari Engel40,000
Brian Hastings40,000
Matthew Wantman40,000
Mike Matusow40,000
Ravi Raghavan40,000
Anatolii Zyrin40,000
Gorilla Gaming
Thursday, November 18, 2021 12:02 AM Local Time
Registration Closed

PLO players have returned from their break meaning, registration is closed with the tournament clock reading 496 entries.

Thursday, November 18, 2021 12:01 AM Local Time
Level 9 started
Level: 9
Blinds: 1,000/1,500
Ante: 0
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 11:46 PM Local Time
Final Break of the Night

PLO players have gone on their last 15-minute break of the evening, registration will be closed upon return.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 11:42 PM Local Time
Aces No Good for Sternberg

Alan Sternberg

There was a massive pot brewing between Ruslan Nazarenko from under the gun and defending champ Alan Sternberg from the small blind.

All of Sternberg's chips went into the middle after a     flop and Nazarenko called.

Alan Sternberg:     
Ruslan Nazarenko:     

Sternberg held a pair of aces but was out-flopped by Nazarenko holding two-pair.

Neither the   turn nor the   river changed a thing and Sternberg reentered the tournament shortly after.

Ruslan Nazarenko460,000460,000
Alan Sternberg40,0000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 11:33 PM Local Time
Prociak Scoops with Straight

David Prociak

There was heads-up action between David Prociak from the hijack and John Beauprez from the small blind with the      on the board after the turn.

Beauprez check-called the 12,000 bet from Prociak and the   river was checked by both players.

Beauprez rolled over      but it was no good as Prociak held      to win the pot with a queen-high straight.

David Prociak159,70056,300
John Beauprez114,500-20,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander