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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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Saturday, November 20, 2021 8:48 PM Local Time
Hellmuth Pots Two Flops in a Row

Phil Hellmuth

Phil Hellmuth opened in the cutoff and Laszlo Bujtas defended from the big blind. Hellmuth announced "pot" on the nine-high flop and Bujtas snap-folded.

The very next hand, Hellmuth opened to 350,000 in the hijack and Jeremy Ausmus came along from the big blind.

Like clockwork, Hellmuth announced "pot" when checked to on the     flop and Ausmus quickly folded.

"That was exciting! Two in a row! Woo-hoo-hoo!" Hellmuth said as he rubbed his hands together.

Laszlo Bujtas5,600,000-100,000
Jeremy Ausmus2,700,0001,200,000
Phil Hellmuth2,300,000500,000
Saturday, November 20, 2021 8:31 PM Local Time
Josh Arieh Eliminated in 7th Place ($165,452)

Josh Arieh

Josh Arieh opened in middle position and Alexander Petersen defended from the big blind.

Petersen checked on the flop of     and Arieh moved all-in for around 315,000. Petersen called.

Josh Arieh:     
Alexander Petersen:     

Petersen had a king-high flush to have Arieh in bad shape, but the   on the turn created a slight sweat as Arieh had full house outs. Sadly for the WSOP Player of the Year favorite, the river brought the   and he was eliminated in sixth place.

"I thought you were going to get there," Phil Hellmuth told Arieh suportively.

Alexander Petersen5,600,000-700,000
Josh Arieh0-600,000
Saturday, November 20, 2021 8:22 PM Local Time
Negreanu Climbing Higher

Daniel Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu raised to 200,000 from early position and Josh Arieh called from the big blind. The flop came    , and Arieh check-called a bet of 260,000.

On the   turn, Negreanu bet another 640,000 and Arieh threw his hand in the muck.

The next hand, Negreanu raised to 200,000 once again and Jared Bleznick defended. Negreanu bet 275,000 on a flop of     before Bleznick check-raised to 650,000.

Negreanu called to see the   on the turn. Bleznick checked, allowing Negreanu to slam in a tower of 100,000 chips. Bleznick quickly folded.

Daniel Negreanu6,100,000800,000
Jared Bleznick1,900,000-600,000
Josh Arieh600,000-1,200,000
Saturday, November 20, 2021 8:10 PM Local Time
Bleznick Raises Out Bujtas

Laszlo Bujtas opened in late position and Jared Bleznick flat-called on the button.

Bujtas checked on the flop of     and Bleznick checked back. Bujtas bet 150,000 on the   turn and Bleznick responded with a raise to 500,000. Bujtas quickly folded.

Laszlo Bujtas5,700,000200,000
Jared Bleznick2,500,000480,000
Saturday, November 20, 2021 8:03 PM Local Time
Ausmus Doubles Up

Action folded to Laszlo Bujtas in the small blind and he raised to 240,000. Jeremy Ausmus defended his big blind and they saw a flop of    .

Bujtas bet 560,000, Ausmus went all in for a little more, and Bujtas called.

Jeremy Ausmus:     
Laszlo Bujtas:     

Ausmus was on a flush draw, while Bujtas held the lead with jacks and threes. The   fell on the turn, completing Ausmus' flush, and Bujtas missed the   river and sent over a double up.

Laszlo Bujtas5,500,000-1,500,000
Jeremy Ausmus1,500,0001,100,000
Saturday, November 20, 2021 7:59 PM Local Time
Ben Lamb Eliminated in 8th Place ($132,370)

Ben Lamb

A hand after the elimination of Veselin Karakitukov, Daniel Negreanu raised to 250,000 from the button, Ben Lamb re-raised in the small blind, Negreanu quickly announced all in and Lamb called for about 1,700,000.

Ben Lamb:     
Daniel Negreanu:     

The board came       and Negreanu finished with two pair, jacks and sevens, to send Lamb to the rail in eighth place.

Daniel Negreanu5,300,0001,700,000
Ben Lamb0-1,600,000
Saturday, November 20, 2021 7:52 PM Local Time
Veselin Karakitukov Eliminated in 9th Place ($108,753)

Veselin Karakitukov

Josh Arieh opened to 250,000 in middle position and Veselin Karakituko moved all-in in late position. The action folded back to Arieh, who called with Karakituko covered.

Veselin Karakitukov:     
Josh Arieh:     

The flop came     to give Karakitukov a pair of nines and the   on the turn gave him the lead with trips. But the river brought the   to give Arieh the best hand with sevens full of aces and Karakitukov was eliminated on the final table bubble.

"Holy shit! That's insane!" Daniel Negreanu blurted out when he saw the river card.

"I didn't even know that was an out," added Jeremy Ausmus.

Josh Arieh1,800,000700,000
Veselin Karakitukov0-980,000
Saturday, November 20, 2021 7:42 PM Local Time
Ausmus Left Short

Alexander Petersen raised from middle position to 150,000. Action folded to Jeremy Ausmus on the button who announced pot to 540,000.

Petersen called and they saw a flop of    . Petersen immediately bet enough to put Ausmus all in. Ausmus, with around 400,000 behind, tanked for about a minute before deciding to pick a better spot to risk his tournament left.

Alexander Petersen6,300,000500,000
Jeremy Ausmus400,000-450,000
Saturday, November 20, 2021 7:30 PM Local Time
Chip Leaders Tangle

Alexander Petersen raised to 150,000 from the button and Laszlo Bujtas called from the small blind. The flop came     and Bujtas check-called a bet of 250,000 from Petersen.

On the   turn, Petersen bet another 650,000 and Bujtas again called. The turn came the   and both players checked.

Bujtas turned over      for the rivered flush and Petersen mucked.

"That's how you're going to lose," Ben Lamb told Petersen after the hand.

Laszlo Bujtas7,000,0001,600,000
Alexander Petersen5,800,000-700,000
Saturday, November 20, 2021 7:26 PM Local Time
Full Chip Counts
Alexander Petersen6,500,000500,000
Laszlo Bujtas5,400,000700,000
Daniel Negreanu3,600,000200,000
Jared Bleznick2,020,000-680,000
Phil Hellmuth1,800,0000
Ben Lamb1,600,000-400,000
Josh Arieh1,100,000200,000
Veselin Karakitukov980,000-20,000
Jeremy Ausmus850,000-750,000
Saturday, November 20, 2021 7:25 PM Local Time
Unofficial Final Table Redraw
 1Laszlo BujtasHungary8,800,000
 2Jeremy AusmusUnited States850,000
 3Josh AriehUnited States1,100,000
 4Jared BleznickUnited States202,000
 5Veselin KarakitukovBulgaria980,000
 6Phil HellmuthUnited States1,800,000
 7Daniel NegreanuCanada3,600,000
 8Ben LambUnited States1,600,000
 9Alexander PetersenDenmark6,500,000
Saturday, November 20, 2021 7:20 PM Local Time
Scott Seiver Eliminated in 10th Place ($91,821)

Scott Seiver

Scott Seiver was in a heads-up pot against Josh Arieh.

Seiver moved all-in on the flop of     and Arieh quickly called with his opponent covered.

Scott Seiver:     
Josh Arieh:     

The board ran out    and Seiver doubled through Arieh with kings and fours.

A few hands later, Alexander Petersen opened in the cutoff and Seiver three-bet to 440,000 on the button. The action folded back to Petersen, who four-bet to 2,000,000 to put Seiver all-in.

Seiver pointed at the pot and moved his hands back and forth as he did the calculations. Eventually, Seiver called.

Scott Seiver:     
Alexander Petersen:     

The flop came     to give Petersen a set and bottom two pair as backup, which had Seiver out of his seat. Seiver was eliminated in 10th place when the board finished out   .

"Good luck, guys," he said before leaving.

Alexander Petersen6,000,000500,000
Josh Arieh900,000280,000
Scott Seiver0-2,000,000
Saturday, November 20, 2021 6:59 PM Local Time
Shaun Deeb Eliminated in 11th Place ($91,821)

Shaun Deeb

Laszlo Bujtas raised to 150,000 from the button and Shaun Deeb defended his big blind. Both players checked the     flop before Deeb led out for around 200,000 on the   turn.

Bujtas called to see the   on the river. Deeb checked and Bujtas bet out 700,000. Deeb used three time bank chips before eventually folding, dropping down to around 400,000.

On the next hand, he raised to 180,000 from the small blind and Daniel Negreanu called. The flop came     and they got the rest of Deeb's chips in the middle.

Shaun Deeb:     
Daniel Negreanu:     

Deeb had two pair, while Negreanu had a pair of kings and a flush draw. The   turn improved Negreanu to trips and the   river to a flush, eliminating Deeb in 11th place.

Laszlo Bujtas4,700,000300,000
Daniel Negreanu3,400,000400,000
Shaun Deeb0-1,400,000
Saturday, November 20, 2021 6:28 PM Local Time
15-Minute Break

The remaining 11 players are now on a 15-minute break. They will relocate to the feature tables in the Mothership when they return.

Saturday, November 20, 2021 6:26 PM Local Time
Henrik Hecklen Eliminated in 12th Place ($83,951)

Henrik Hecklen

Henrik Hecklen in the small blind got his last 225,000 in the middle on a flop of     and Alexander Petersen called from the button.

Henrik Hecklen:     
Alexander Petersen:     

Hecklen had top pair, but Petersen had him beat with bottom two pair. The board ran out   , no help to Hecklen who headed to the payout desk in 12th place.

Alexander Petersen5,500,000700,000
Henrik Hecklen0-700,000
Saturday, November 20, 2021 6:23 PM Local Time
Hellmuth Frustated Again

Laszlo Bujtas raised to 125,000 and was called by Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu. Both Bujtas and Hellmuth checked the     flop before Negreanu bet 350,000. Bujtas quickly folded.

"F***. I guess I was just supposed to pot it," Hellmuth said. "Come on Phil."

Hellmuth let another hand go and Negreanu raked in the pot.

Laszlo Bujtas4,400,0000
Daniel Negreanu3,000,000600,000
Phil Hellmuth1,800,000600,000
Saturday, November 20, 2021 6:19 PM Local Time
Karakitukov Doubles Through Petersen

Veselin Karakitukov was in a heads-up pot against Alexander Petersen on a flop of     with most of his stack already in the middle. Karakitukov went all-in for 115,000 and Petersen called.

Veselin Karakitukov:     
Alexander Petersen:     

Karakitukov had aces and a flush draw while Petersen had a pair of queens and a straight draw. The board ran out    and Karakitukov secured a double-up to keep his tournament dreams alive.

Alexander Petersen4,800,000-200,000
Veselin Karakitukov1,000,000325,000
Saturday, November 20, 2021 6:14 PM Local Time
Lamb Sends Karakitukov Into the Tank

Veselin Karakitukov raised to 125,000 from the hijack and Ben Lamb came along from the button. The flop came     and Karakitukov checked over to Lamb, who bet 105,000.

Karakitukov used a time bank before calling as the turn came the  . Both players checked to the   river.

Karakitukov checked for a third time, allowing Lamb to bet 365,000. Karakitukov thought about the decision for more than a minute, expending two more time banks before sending his cards into the muck.

Ben Lamb2,000,000125,000
Veselin Karakitukov675,000-1,025,000
Saturday, November 20, 2021 6:06 PM Local Time
Gavin Cochrane Eliminated in 13th Place ($83,951)

Gavin Cochrane

Gavin Cochrane was short-stacked and called off in the big blind when Shaun Deeb raised to put him all-in.

Gavin Cochrane:     
Shaun Deeb:     

The board ran out       and Deeb hit a straight on the turn to send Cochrane out in 13th place.

"That's how I do it, Phil," Deeb told Phil Hellmuth after the hand. "Get it in bad and get there."

Shaun Deeb1,400,000200,000
Gavin Cochrane0-700,000
Saturday, November 20, 2021 5:59 PM Local Time
Cates Eliminated on Money Bubble

Dan Cates

Alexander Petersen raised to 100,000 and was called by Dan Cates in the small blind and Ben Lamb in the big blind. The flop came     and Cates moved all in for his last 85,000. Both opponents called.

Petersen and Lamb checked down the   turn and   river. Cates showed      for a pair of sevens, Lamb      for nines, and Petersen      for kings to win the pot and eliminate "Jungleman" on the money bubble.

The remaining 13 players are now in the money.

Alexander Petersen5,000,0003,200,000
Ben Lamb1,875,000-25,000
Dan Cates0-650,000