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

Friday, November 19, 2021 to Saturday, November 20, 2021

Event #84: HIGH ROLLER Pot-Limit Omaha

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  • Buy-in: $50,000
  • Prizepool: $4,069,375
  • Entries: 85
  • Remaining: 0

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Sunday, November 21, 2021 5:11 AM Local Time (about 63 days and 15 hours ago)
Ausmus Denies Hellmuth and Negreanu; Wins Third WSOP Bracelet in the $50K PLO High Roller ($1,188,918)

Jeremy Ausmus

Jeremy Ausmus of Las Vegas won his third career World Series of Poker bracelet in the early morning hours of Sunday, Nov. 21 when he took down Event #84: $50,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller after an epic final table battle that seldom poker fans will forget in the near future. Ausmus earned the bracelet and a cash score of $1,188,918 after more than three hours of three-handed play against two of the game's biggest titans in Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu.

The high-roller PLO tournament attracted 85 entrants including the likes of Shaun Deeb, Dan Cates, Chance Kornuth, Adam Hendrix, Ka Kwan Lau, Dan Smith, Ole Schemion, and Scott Seiver to generate a $4,069,375 prize pool. All eyeballs were on the Mothership on Sunday as all-time bracelet leader Hellmuth continued his quest for his 17th bracelet and as six-time bracelet winner Negreanu looked for his first bracelet of the series. For hours on end, poker fans were teased with whether they would see a heads-up battle between the two icons whose names are synonymous with poker.

Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu

Event #84: $50,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller Final Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Jeremy AusmusUnited States$1,188,918
2Phil HellmuthUnited States$734,807
3Daniel NegreanuCanada$519,764
4Alexander PetersenDenmark$376,376
5Laszlo BujtasHungary$279,168
6Jared BleznickUnited States$212,223
7Josh AriehUnited States$165,452
8Ben LambUnited States$132,370
9Veselin KarakitukovBulgaria$108,753

Iconic Final Table

Hellmuth's appearance at the final table made for history as it marked his seventh of the series, breaking the record of most final tables in a series set by An Tran in 1992. He was also on the hunt for WSOP Player of the Year points as he currently sits in second place.

The man in front of Hellmuth, Josh Arieh, was by his side at the PLO final table. Arieh, who has won two bracelets this series, ultimately finished in seventh place when his pocket jacks were no good against the flopped flush of Alexander Petersen.

Josh Arieh
Josh Arieh

Petersen later busted in fourth place to mark the beginning of a three-handed battle for the ages between Ausmus, Hellmuth and Negreanu. Ausmus almost went home in third when he was all-in and at risk in a hand against Negreanu, who had the lead with a pair. Petersen improved to a flush on the river to stay in contention and deny spectators a Negreanu-Hellmuth match.

Later, it was Hellmuth who was all-in against Negreanu and at-risk of elimination in third place in a hand where Hellmuth had two pair and Negreanu had a straight. Hellmuth improved to a full house on the river and Negreanu flipped over his chair in frustration as his opponent celebrated.

In an ironic turn of events, it was then Negreanu who busted in third when he had two pair and couldn't fill up against the straight of Hellmuth.

Straight-versus-two-pair hands were in vogue on Sunday and heads-up play between Ausmus and Hellmuth lasted only two hands as the duo got it in on a flop where, you guessed it, Hellmuth had two pair and Ausmus a straight. Hellmuth didn't improve on the turn or river and Ausmus robbed the Poker Brat of his 17th bracelet.

New School Beats Old School

After the victory, Ausmus, who has $4,599,668 in career WSOP earnings and won his second bracelet at the start of the series in Event #3: Covid-19 Relief No-Limit Hold'em Charity Event, told PokerNews he was thrilled to have prevailed against two of the biggest names in the game.

"It was fun playing with those guys," Ausmus said. "Like the old-school, iconic guys. I used to watch them on TV, you know, 15 years ago, 17 years ago, before I moved to Vegas and things like that. So it's cool."

But Ausmus was not intimidated or star-struck during the high-roller action.

"I mean, I've played with them a lot. A fair amount over the years. I play a fair amount of PLO, so I felt like I liked my spot, you know. Not saying they're not great players or anything. And they have a lot of tournament experience and they've been here a million times."

Jeremy Ausmus ,Phil Hellmuth
Jeremy Ausmus ,Phil Hellmuth

Reflecting on the victory, Ausmus said he believed he played well and chose his spots correctly, while also acknowledging that he had a bit of luck on his side.

"You kind of have to just get a hand and go with it," he said about short-stacked play. "I mean, you have to play most hands. Especially heads-up. We only lasted two hands heads-up. And we were super short, but you just can't fold (any) hand(s) hardly."

Ausmus added that he was happy to win another bracelet at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino before the WSOP moves to a new location next year.

"It feels really good. My first bracelet was in Europe, outside of Paris, so until this year I had never won a bracelet here at the Rio. I'd had a lot of deep runs, so it's cool to take a couple down here."

That wraps up the PokerNews live reporting team's coverage of Event #84: $50,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller. Don't forget to check out the team's coverage of other WSOP events as well.

Sunday, November 21, 2021 4:00 AM Local Time (about 63 days and 16 hours ago)
Final Table Payouts

Congrats to Jeremy Ausmus for winning his third WSOP bracelet in the $50,000 PLO High Roller. Stay tuned at PokerNews for a recap of the event.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Jeremy AusmusUnited States$1,188,918
2Phil HellmuthUnited States$734,807
3Daniel NegreanuCanada$519,764
4Alexander PetersenDenmark$376,376
5Laszlo BujtasHungary$279,168
6Jared BleznickUnited States$212,223
7Josh AriehUnited States$165,452
8Ben LambUnited States$132,370
9Veselin KarakitukovBulgaria$108,753
Sunday, November 21, 2021 3:53 AM Local Time (about 63 days and 16 hours ago)
Phil Hellmuth Eliminated in 2nd Place ($734,807)

Phil Hellmuth

Jeremy Ausmus made it 1,800,000 preflop and Phil Hellmuth called. The flop came     and Hellmuth checked to Ausmus, who bet 2,000,000.

Hellmuth raised all in for 8,000,000 and Ausmus called.

Phil Hellmuth:     
Jeremy Ausmus:     

Hellmuth had two pair, but Ausmus had flopped a nine-high straight. Neither the   turn nor the   river were able to save Hellmuth and one of the most memorable final tables in recent WSOP history was brought to a close with Ausmus winning his third WSOP bracelet.

Jeremy Ausmus25,600,00011,100,000
Phil Hellmuth0-11,000,000
Sunday, November 21, 2021 3:46 AM Local Time (about 63 days and 16 hours ago)
Daniel Negreanu Eliminated in 3rd Place ($519,764)

Daniel Negreanu

In a limped pot that checked through on the     flop, Phil Hellmuth bet 700,000 on the   turn and Daniel Negreanu raised all-in for 2,850,000. Hellmuth tanked for two minutes and called.

Phil Hellmuth:     
Daniel Negreanu:     

Hellmuth had a straight while Negreanu held two pair. Negreanu needed to fill up on the river but didn't do so as the   peeled off, and Negreanu hit the rail after more than three hours of three-handed play.

Many poker fans were rooting for a heads-up match between Negreanu and Hellmuth, but it will not happen as Hellmuth and Jeremy Ausmus are the last two players standing.

Jeremy Ausmus14,500,0000
Phil Hellmuth11,000,0004,000,000
Daniel Negreanu0-4,100,000
Sunday, November 21, 2021 3:36 AM Local Time (about 63 days and 16 hours ago)
Check-Raise from Ausmus

Jeremy Ausmus limped in from the small blind and Phil Hellmuth checked from the big blind.

Ausmus checked on the     flop and Hellmuth bet 1,200,000. Ausmus then check-raised to 3,600,000 and Hellmuth folded.

Jeremy Ausmus14,500,0003,600,000
Phil Hellmuth7,000,000-2,400,000
Daniel Negreanu4,100,000-1,200,000
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Sunday, November 21, 2021 3:34 AM Local Time (about 63 days and 16 hours ago)
Hellmuth Fills Up to Double Through Negreanu

Phil Hellmuth

Phil Hellmuth completed the small blind before Daniel Negreanu raised 1,500,000. Hellmuth called to see the     flop.

Hellmuth moved all in for 2,930,000 and Negreanu called.

Phil Hellmuth:     
Daniel Negreanu:     

Hellmuth had flopped two pair, tens and sixes, while Negreanu was chasing a straight. Negreanu made the straight on the   turn, leaving Hellmuth needing to make a full house on the river to stay alive.

When the dealer turned over the  , Hellmuth let out a loud yell and ran over to his rail while Negreanu threw his chair to the ground in frustration.

Jeremy Ausmus10,900,000-300,000
Phil Hellmuth9,400,000500,000
Daniel Negreanu5,300,000-100,000
Sunday, November 21, 2021 3:30 AM Local Time (about 63 days and 16 hours ago)
Level 32 started
Level: 32
Blinds: 300,000/600,000
Ante: 600,000
Sunday, November 21, 2021 3:26 AM Local Time (about 63 days and 16 hours ago)
Three-Bet Puts Ausmus Ahead

Phil Hellmuth limped in on the button and Daniel Negreanu raised to 2,000,000 in the small blind. Jeremy Ausmus three-bet to 6,500,000 in the big blind and Hellmuth and Negreanu both folded.

Jeremy Ausmus11,200,0002,500,000
Phil Hellmuth8,900,0001,500,000
Daniel Negreanu5,400,000-4,000,000
Sunday, November 21, 2021 3:21 AM Local Time (about 63 days and 17 hours ago)
Ausmus Pots Flop

Jeremy Ausmus opened to 1,500,000 in the small blind and Phil Hellmuth called from the big blind.

Ausmus bet the pot for 3,500,000 on the     flop and Hellmuth folded.

Daniel Negreanu9,400,000700,000
Jeremy Ausmus8,700,0001,800,000
Phil Hellmuth7,400,000-2,500,000
Sunday, November 21, 2021 3:14 AM Local Time (about 63 days and 17 hours ago)
Ausmus Doubles Through Negreanu on the River

Jeremy Ausmus

Jeremy Ausmus raised to 1,750,000, leaving himself 1,330,000 behind, and Daniel Negreanu called from the big blind. The flop came     and Negreanu put Ausmus all in and was called.

Jeremy Ausmus:     
Daniel Negreanu:     

Negreanu paired his four on the   turn while Ausmus picked up a flush draw.

"I feel lucky," Negreanu said heading to the river.

The   fell on the river, completing Ausmus' flush and ensuring the three-way battle will continue.

Phil Hellmuth9,900,000-300,000
Daniel Negreanu8,700,000-3,600,000
Jeremy Ausmus6,900,0003,800,000
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Sunday, November 21, 2021 3:11 AM Local Time (about 63 days and 17 hours ago)
Negreanu Climbs to Top

Daniel Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu has climbed his way to the chip leader, including in a hand where he called a big river bet from Phil Hellmuth, and another hand where he opened to 1,200,000 on the button and Hellmuth and Jeremy Ausmus both folded.

Daniel Negreanu12,300,0005,300,000
Phil Hellmuth10,200,000-3,100,000
Jeremy Ausmus3,100,000-2,200,000
Sunday, November 21, 2021 2:58 AM Local Time (about 63 days and 17 hours ago)
Hellmuth Leans on Negreanu

Phil Hellmuth limped in from the small blind and Daniel Negreanu checked his option in the big blind.

Hellmuth bet 750,000 on the     flop and Negreanu called. Hellmuth sized up to 3,000,000 on the   turn and Negreanu folded.

Phil Hellmuth13,300,0002,000,000
Daniel Negreanu7,000,000-2,500,000
Jeremy Ausmus5,300,000500,000
Sunday, November 21, 2021 2:56 AM Local Time (about 63 days and 17 hours ago)
Hellmuth Rivers Straight to Double

Phil Hellmuth

Phil Hellmuth completed the small blind and Daniel Negreanu raised to 1,500,000 from the big blind. Hellmuth called and potted for 3,500,000 when the flop came    .

Negreanu raised all in and Hellmuth called for 375,000 more.

Phil Hellmuth:     
Daniel Negreanu:     

Negreanu's aces stayed in front on the   turn but Hellmuth spiked a straight on the   river, raising his arms in the air after securing the double up.

Phil Hellmuth11,300,0004,900,000
Daniel Negreanu9,500,000-4,900,000
Jeremy Ausmus4,800,0001,000,000
Sunday, November 21, 2021 2:47 AM Local Time (about 63 days and 17 hours ago)
Level 31 started
Level: 31
Blinds: 250,000/500,000
Ante: 500,000
Sunday, November 21, 2021 2:33 AM Local Time (about 63 days and 17 hours ago)
Break Time

Players are headed on a 15-minute break.

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Sunday, November 21, 2021 2:31 AM Local Time (about 63 days and 17 hours ago)
Negreanu Chips Up

Daniel Negreanu limped in on the button and Phil Hellmuth checked from the big blind.

Hellmuth checked on the     flop. Negreanu bet 600,000 and Hellmuth called. Both players checked the   turn and Hellmuth checked again on the   river. Negreanu bet 1,600,000 and took down the pot after Hellmuth folded.

Daniel Negreanu14,400,000100,000
Phil Hellmuth6,400,000-300,000
Jeremy Ausmus3,800,000-800,000
Sunday, November 21, 2021 2:23 AM Local Time (about 63 days and 18 hours ago)
Negreanu Opens Big Lead

Daniel Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu raised to 1,000,000 from the button and Phil Hellmuth defended his big blind. Both players checked the     flop.

The   fell on the turn and Hellmuth led out for 1,200,000. Negreanu called, then both players checked the   on the river.

Negreanu turned over      for two pair, jacks and threes, which were good enough to win the pot

Daniel Negreanu14,300,0003,800,000
Phil Hellmuth6,700,000-3,600,000
Jeremy Ausmus4,600,000-200,000
Sunday, November 21, 2021 2:20 AM Local Time (about 63 days and 18 hours ago)
Negreanu Gets Value from Hellmuth

Phil Hellmuth limped in from the small blind and Daniel Negreanu checked from the big blind.

Hellmuth bet 400,000 on the     flop and Negreanu called. Hellmuth slowed down and checked on the   turn and Negreanu bet 1,100,000. Hellmuth called.

Hellmuth checked on the   river and Negreanu bet 1,500,000. Hellmuth called. Negreanu tabled the winner with      for a Broadway straight, while Hellmuth held      for two pair.

Daniel Negreanu10,500,0002,800,000
Phil Hellmuth10,300,000-2,200,000
Jeremy Ausmus4,800,000-600,000
Sunday, November 21, 2021 2:12 AM Local Time (about 63 days and 18 hours ago)
Negreanu Chips Up with Flop Raise

Daniel Negreanu limped in, Jeremy Ausmus completed the small blind, and Phil Hellmuth checked his option. On the     flop, Ausmus checked and Hellmuth bet 400,000.

Negreanu came back with a raise to 1,400,000 and got two quick folds from his opponents.

Phil Hellmuth12,500,000-1,200,000
Daniel Negreanu7,700,0001,600,000
Jeremy Ausmus5,400,000-400,000
Sunday, November 21, 2021 2:09 AM Local Time (about 63 days and 18 hours ago)
Hellmuth Increases Lead

Phil Hellmuth limped in on the button and Daniel Negreanu completed in the small blind. Jeremy Ausmus checked his option in the big blind.

Negreanu and Ausmus both checked on the     flop and Hellmuth bet 1,600,000. Only Ausmus called.

Ausmus checked on the   turn and Hellmuth checked back. Ausmus checked a third time on the   river and Hellmuth bet 2,300,000. Ausmus entered the tank before folding.

Phil Hellmuth13,700,0002,400,000
Daniel Negreanu6,100,0001,000,000
Jeremy Ausmus5,800,000-3,400,000
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