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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 5:52 PM Local Time
Bujtas Tilts Hellmuth Again

Laszlo Bujtas, Phil Hellmuth, and Shaun Deeb went to a flop of    . Hellmuth and Deeb checked from the blinds and Bujtas bet 275,000. Only Hellmuth called.

Hellmuth checked dark as the   fell on the turn. Bujtas announced a bet of 975,000.

"Oh Phil, just be patient. He's going to give you all his money," Hellmuth said, getting up from his chair before folding his cards.

Earlier, Jared Bleznick was reminiscing about his battles with Bujtas online and claimed no one has bluffed more than Bujtas. "You're going to win this tournament because I said that," Bleznick said.

Laszlo Bujtas4,400,000200,000
Phil Hellmuth1,200,000-500,000
Saturday, November 20, 2021 5:48 PM Local Time
Wantman Eliminated Near Money Bubble

Matthew Wantman

Matthew Wantman went all-in preflop and was called by Alex Aleksandrovski.

Matthew Wantman:     
Alex Aleksandrovski:     

The board ran out       and Wantman was eliminated two players off of the money when Aleksandrovski made a flush.

Alex Aleksandrovski4,100,0002,300,000
Matthew Wantman0-800,000
Saturday, November 20, 2021 5:40 PM Local Time
Hellmuth Spars With Lamb

Phil Hellmuth

Phil Hellmuth opened on the button and Ben Lamb defended out of the big blind.

"Oh, man. I got called by a good player. And he just saw me fold top set. F***," Hellmuth said before the flop came down.

Lamb checked on the     flop and Hellmuth checked back. Lamb checked again on the   turn and Hellmuth bet 90,000. Lamb check-raised to 300,000 and Hellmuth squirmed around in his seat before folding.

"Ben, I will just say this: If you get it all-in dead against me later, I won't say a word," said Hellmuth.

"What's the f***ing live line on that?" Lamb laughed.

Ben Lamb1,900,000300,000
Phil Hellmuth1,700,000-300,000
Saturday, November 20, 2021 5:30 PM Local Time
Bujtas Puts Hellmuth to the Test

Laszlo Bujtas

Daniel Negreanu and Laszlo Bujtas limped in before Phil Hellmuth called from the small blind and Shaun Deeb checked his option. All four players checked the     flop.

Hellmuth led out for 200,000 on the   turn and only Bujtas called. The river came the   and Hellmuth checked over to Bujtas, who bet 600,000.

Bleznick took out his phone and started live-streaming the hand, calling Bujtas, aka "omaha4rollz," the best Omaha player in the world before the rest of the table told him to stop during such a big pot.

"Why would you give your money to me," Hellmuth wondered as the shot clock wound down.

"You're going to give me all your money drawing dead," he continued as he folded pocket eights for top set. Bujtas showed the   and collected the pot to add to his chip lead.

Laszlo Bujtas4,200,000500,000
Phil Hellmuth2,000,000-300,000
Saturday, November 20, 2021 5:20 PM Local Time
Full Updated Chip Counts
Laszlo Bujtas3,700,000-200,000
Jared Bleznick2,700,000200,000
Daniel Negreanu2,400,000380,000
Phil Hellmuth2,300,0001,740,000
Scott Seiver2,000,000200,000
Alexander Petersen1,800,000-100,000
Veselin Karakitukov1,700,000200,000
Jeremy Ausmus1,600,000100,000
Ben Lamb1,600,000-200,000
Shaun Deeb1,200,000-300,000
Matthew Wantman800,000200,000
Gavin Cochrane700,000-500,000
Henrik Hecklen700,000-500,000
Dan Cates650,000-150,000
Josh Arieh620,000320,000
Jonas Kronwitter0-750,000
Saturday, November 20, 2021 5:19 PM Local Time
Two Table Redraw
 4141Gavin Cochrane700,000
 4142Daniel Negreanu2,400,000
 4143Jared Bleznick2,700,000
 4144Jeremy Ausmus1,600,000
 4145Laszlo Bujtas3,700,000
 4146Phil Hellmuth2,300,000
 4147Shaun Deeb1,200,000
 4148Ben Lamb1,600,000
 4211Veselin Karakitukov1,700,000
 4212Dan Cates650,000
 4213Matthew Wantman800,000
 4214Jonas Kronwitter750,000
 4215Alexander Petersen1,800,000
 4216Henrik Hecklen700,000
 4217Scott Seiver2,000,000
 4218Josh Arieh620,000
Saturday, November 20, 2021 5:08 PM Local Time
Hellmuth Takes Out Garza, Down to Two Tables

Phil Hellmuth

Phil Hellmuth raised from the button to 100,000 before Ap Garza potted to 340,000. Hellmuth re-potted and Garza called all in for less.

Ap Garza:     
Phil Hellmuth:     

Garza picked up a flush draw on the turn on a board of     , but the river bricked out   and Hellmuth picked up the knockout.

"I was scared for a bit there," Hellmuth said.

Phil Hellmuth2,300,0001,740,000
AP Garza0-1,150,000
Saturday, November 20, 2021 5:06 PM Local Time
PN Podcast: Interviews w/ WSOP Main Event Champ Koray Aldemir, Vince Vaughn & Eli Elezra
PokerNews Podcast
PokerNews Podcast

On the latest episode of the PokerNews Podcast, Sarah Herring, Jeff Platt and Chad Holloway come to you from the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP)!

They recap the 2021 WSOP $10,000 Main Event, which was won by Koray Aldemir, and highlight other recent bracelet winners including Brian Hastings, Chad Himmelspach, and David Moses.

They also offer an interview with actor and new WSOP Master of Ceremonies Vince Vaughn, as well as one with new Poker Hall of Fame inductee Eli Elezra. Also, hear the crew discuss rumors concerning the WSOP's upcoming move to the Las Vegas Strip and what the future may hold for the aforementioned Poker Hall of Fame.

Click here to listen to the new PN Podcast!

Saturday, November 20, 2021 5:02 PM Local Time
Cates Cracks Deeb's Aces

Dan Cates

Dan Cates limped in preflop before Shaun Deeb raised to 135,000. Cates called and the flop came    .

Cates potted for his last 265,000 and Deeb snap-called. "I started with a good hand," Deeb said as he showed     . Cates had      for a pair of jacks.

The   on the turn improved Cates to two pair and he stayed alive when the river came the  .

Shaun Deeb1,500,000150,000
Dan Cates800,000100,000
Saturday, November 20, 2021 5:00 PM Local Time
Hendrix Eliminated by Bujtas

Adam Hendrix

Adam Hendrix had just doubled when he got all of his chips in the middle once again, this time in a hand against chip leader Laszlo Bujtas on a board of    

Adam Hendrix:     
Laszlo Bujtas:     

Hendrix had kings while Bujtas had plenty of equity with a pair and wrap draw. The   on the turn didn't change things but the   on the river gave Bujtas the straight to bust Hendrix.

"This guy hasn't seen a flop he doesn't fall in love with," remarked table mate Jared Bleznick.

Laszlo Bujtas3,900,000900,000
Adam Hendrix0-600,000
Saturday, November 20, 2021 4:56 PM Local Time
Arieh Thinks Long, Thinks Wrong

Josh Arieh and Alexander Petersen went heads-up to the river on a board of      . Petersen had a bet of 505,000 in front of him, which represented a significant portion of Arieh's remaining stack, and Arieh was in the tank.

Arieh used two time bank chips and went past a minute before calling. "Nuts," Petersen said as he delivered Arieh the bad news, turning over      for the rivered flush.

Alexander Petersen1,900,000800,000
Josh Arieh300,000-600,000
Saturday, November 20, 2021 4:47 PM Local Time
Negreanu Checks It Down and Wins, Moves Past Two Million

Daniel Negreanu was in the small blind and facing a bet of 60,000 from Alexander Petersen on a flop of    . Negreanu called to see the   turn and checked again.

Petersen checked behind and the   fell on the river. Both players checked yet again.

"Ace-queen," Negreanu announced, turning over     . Petersen mucked his hand as Negreanu raked in a pot that put him above the 2,000,000 chip mark.

Daniel Negreanu2,020,000620,000
Alexander Petersen1,100,000-300,000
Saturday, November 20, 2021 4:46 PM Local Time
Hendrix Spikes a Set to Stay Alive

Adam Hendrix

Henrik Hecklen limped in from middle position and Adam Hendrix raised in the big blind. Hecklen then announced a pot-sized raise and Hendrix moved all-in with around 275,000.

Adam Hendrix:     
Henrik Hecklen:     

Hendrix's queens were dominated by the kings Hecklen, though Hendrix picked up outs when he paired his eight on the     flop.

Hendrix pushed his six toward the board in an effort to summon a six, but it didn't come on the   turn. However, the river brought the   to improve Hendrix to a set and he doubled up to stay alive.

Henrik Hecklen1,200,000-300,000
Adam Hendrix600,000350,000
Saturday, November 20, 2021 4:39 PM Local Time
Ausmus' Kings Are Good

Heads-up on the turn with the board showing     , Jeremy Ausmus checked over to Alexander Petersen who bet 225,000. Ausmus' 30-second clock almost ran out before he put in the chips to call.

The river came the   and Ausmus checked again. This time Petersen checked behind, and Ausmus showed      for a pair of kings. Petersen mucked his hand.

Jeremy Ausmus1,500,00050,000
Alexander Petersen1,400,000-600,000
Saturday, November 20, 2021 4:34 PM Local Time
Lau Eliminated by Hecklen

Ka Kwan Lau

Ka Kwan Lau was in a three-way limped pot on a board of    .

Lau bet 120,000 and the big blind folded, while Henrik Hecklen raised the pot to Lau all-in. Lau called it off.

Ka Kwan Lau:     
Henrik Hecklen:     

Lau had a wrap draw while Hecklen had top pair and a flush draw. The board ran out    and Hecklen won the pot with aces and tens, eliminating Lau in the process.

Henrik Hecklen1,500,000300,000
Ka Kwan Lau0-800,000
Saturday, November 20, 2021 4:26 PM Local Time
Bujtas Bombs the River

Laszlo Bujtas

A big pot had already developed by the turn on a board of      between Laszlo Bujtas and Adam Hendrix. Both players checked to see the   on the river.

Hendrix checked again before Bujtas put out a bet of 455,000. Hendrix took some time before calling and Bujtas showed him      for a full house, threes over eights.

Laszlo Bujtas3,000,000800,000
Adam Hendrix250,000-450,000
Saturday, November 20, 2021 4:16 PM Local Time
2021 WSOP Streaming Exclusively on PokerGO

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Saturday, November 20, 2021 4:14 PM Local Time
Cates Gets Face Pressed As He Presses Hendrix to Fold

Dan Cates

Right before the break, Dan Cates was in a three-way pot against Shaun Deeb and Adam Hendrix on a flop of    .

Cates stared at the board stoically as a masseuse rubbed his forehead, temples and cheek bones before throwing out a bet of 25,000. Deeb folded and Hendrix called.

Cates checked on the   turn and Hendrix checked back. Cates, still getting his face handled by the masseuse, took a few seconds before betting 125,000. Hendrix folded.

Shaun Deeb1,350,000-50,000
Dan Cates700,00090,000
Adam Hendrix700,000180,000
Saturday, November 20, 2021 4:03 PM Local Time
Break Time

The 20 remaining players are on their first 15-minute break of the day. Play should resume around 4:15 p.m. PST.

Saturday, November 20, 2021 4:03 PM Local Time
Kornuth Eliminated by Lamb

Chance Kornuth

Ben Lamb opened to 85,000 in late position and Chance Kornuth called from the big blind with about the same amount behind.

"Are you on a draw? Chance!" Lamb said heading to the flop.

Kornuth moved all-in on the     flop and Lamb quickly called.

Chance Kornuth:     
Ben Lamb:     

Lamb had the better kicker and maintained the best hand as the board ran out   . Kornuth hit the rail and gifted Lamb with a full bottle of sparkling water before leaving.

Ben Lamb1,800,000100,000
Chance Kornuth0-215,000