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

Sunday, November 21, 2021 to Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Event #87: High Roller No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $100,000
  • Prizepool: $6,192,000
  • Entries: 64
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, November 22, 2021 8:14 PM Local Time
Michael Addamo Leads Final Five into Finale of Event #87: $100,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em

Michael Addamo

Australia's Michael Addamo holds a commanding lead after Day 2 of Event #87: $100,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em at the 2021 World Series of Poker. Addamo leads the final five into a Day 3 finale that will kick off at 4 p.m. PT. and stream on PokerGO.

Addamo leads the pack with 19,620,000, and is in the poll position for the first place prize of $1,958,569. He has more than 14 million beyond his nearest competitor, Henrik Hecklen, who bagged up 5,445,000. Not far behind Hecklen is Sam Soverel with 5,165,000, Kevin Rabichow with 4,250,000, and Sean Perry with 3,920,000. Perry survived to see Day 3 after tripling up with a set of jacks near the end of Day 2.

$100,000 High Roller Final Table Chip Counts

PlaceNameCountryChip Count
1Michael AddamoAustralia19,620,000
2Henrik HecklenDenmark5,445,000
3Sam SoverelUnited States5,165,000
4Kevin RabichowUnited States4,250,000
5Sean PerryUnited States3,920,000

The Aussie champion dominated all day, running his stack up to near 20 million after starting with just 885,000. Addamo took out Bill Klein with ace-queen, Mikita Badziakouski with ace-nine, and he ended Day 2 when Sorel Mizzi called his shove with ace-seven and lost to a pair of queens.

Phil Hellmuth was among the many high-stakes poker stars that were not able to survive to see a final table. The 16-time champion's pursuit of number 17 came to an end when he was on the wrong end of a three-way knockout with Brian Rast and Soverel. Daniel Negreanu also fell short of his chance to continue his red-hot run in the preliminary high roller events when his short stack ran into Dan Smith's pocket sevens.

Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu

Other players not making it to Day 3 include David Peters, David Coleman, Jason Koon, Jonathan Little, Cary Katz, and Mark Herm, who was eliminated on the bubble.

Day 3 will return on Tuesday, November 23 at 4 p.m. PT for a finale that will be streamed on PokerGO. Blinds will continue in Level 20 with 2:18 left on the clock and blinds at 100,000/200,000/200,000.

Be sure to join us tomorrow for live updates from the PokerNews team as the 2021 World Series of Poker wraps up its final day of action.

Monday, November 22, 2021 7:06 PM Local Time
End of Day 2

Day 2 has come to a close with the tournament reaching its final five players. Action will continue tomorrow when cards go in the air at 4 p.m. PT for a Day 3 finale that will be streamed on PokerGO.

Stay tuned for a recap of Day 2 action.

Monday, November 22, 2021 7:04 PM Local Time
Sorel Mizzi Eliminated in 6th Place ($331,806)

Sorel Mizzi

Michael Addamo shoved from early position with the table covered and Sorel Mizzi went into the tank before calling for nearly 4,000,000.

Sorel Mizzi:   
Michael Addamo:   

The board ran out       and the queen on the turn spelled doom for Mizzi and he was eliminated in sixth place by Addamo's queens and nines.

Michael Addamo19,620,0006,580,000
Henrik Hecklen5,445,000-1,380,000
Sam Soverel5,165,000305,000
Kevin Rabichow4,250,000-935,000
Sean Perry3,920,000-580,000
Sorel Mizzi0-3,775,000
Monday, November 22, 2021 6:58 PM Local Time
Soverel Shoves On Addamo

Sam Soverel

Sam Soverel raised to 410,000 from under-the-gun and Michael Addamo called from the button. Sorel Mizzi also called from the big blind.

The flop was     and the action checked to Addamo who bet 300,000.

Mizzi folded and Soverel shoved for 3,335,000. Addamo thought it over and then folded.

Michael Addamo13,040,000-110,000
Sam Soverel4,860,000660,000
Sorel Mizzi3,775,000-1,140,000
Monday, November 22, 2021 6:53 PM Local Time
Addamo and Perry Clash Twice

Michael Addamo

Sean Perry raised to 400,000 from the button and Michael Addamo defended from the big blind.

The flop was     and Addamo check-raised a bet of 300,000 from Perry up to 750,000.

Perry called and they saw the turn  . Both players checked to the river   and both checked again.

"Eight-high," said Addamo.

Addamo showed    and Perry turned over    and dragged the pot.

On the next hand, Perry raised to 400,000, Addamo shoved and Perry quickly folded.

"Eight-four off there," said Addamo jokingly.

Michael Addamo13,150,000-950,000
Sean Perry4,500,0001,000,000
Monday, November 22, 2021 6:43 PM Local Time
Sam Grafton Eliminated in 7th Place ($263,227)

Sam Grafton

Henrik Hecklen raised to 400,000 from the button and Sam Grafton called from the big blind.

The flop was     and both players checked. The turn was  .

Grafton checked the turn and Hecklen bet 625,000. Grafton spent his time bank and called.

The river was   and Grafton checked again. Hecklen shoved with Grafton covered, sending him into the tank.

Grafton used multiple time extensions before putting his chips out for a call. Hecklen showed    for a straight and Grafton sowed    as he wished the table good luck and headed for the door in seventh place for $263,227.

Henrik Hecklen6,825,0002,415,000
Sam Grafton0-3,350,000
Monday, November 22, 2021 6:34 PM Local Time
Perry Triples Up With Set Over Set

Sean Perry

Michael Addamo raised to 400,000, Kevin Rabichow three-bet to 1,250,000, and Sean Perry called all in for 1,090,000 total. Addamo called.

The flop was     and both Addamo and Rabichow checked to the turn  . Addamo led for 900,000 and Rabichow folded.

Sean Perry:   
Michael Addamo:   

The river was the   and Perry tripled up with a set of jacks against the set of sixes for Addamo.

Michael Addamo14,100,000-775,000
Kevin Rabichow5,185,000-1,330,000
Sean Perry3,500,0002,210,000
Monday, November 22, 2021 6:19 PM Local Time
Level 20 started
Level: 20
Blinds: 100,000/200,000
Ante: 200,000
Monday, November 22, 2021 6:07 PM Local Time
Break Time

The players are now on a 15-minute break.

Monday, November 22, 2021 6:05 PM Local Time
Mikita Badziakouski Eliminated in 8th Place ($217,274)

Mikita Badziakouski

Michael Addamo raised to 320,000 from the hijack and Mikita Badziakouski shoved from the big blind for 2,265,000 and Addamo called.

Michael Addamo:   
Mikita Badziakouski:   

The board ran out       and the nine kicker of Addamo played to eliminate Badziakouski. He picked up $217,274 for his efforts.

Michael Addamo14,875,0003,525,000
Mikita Badziakouski0-2,500,000
Monday, November 22, 2021 6:04 PM Local Time
Rabichow Triples Through Addamo and Perry

Kevin Rabichow

Sean Perry raised to 320,000 from under the gun and Michael Addamo shoved behind with the rest of the table covered. Kevin Rabichow called for over 2,000,000 and Perry called with just under 3,000,000.

Kevin Rabichow:   
Sean Perry:   
Michael Addamo:   

The board ran out       and Rabichow's aces held up for the big triple. After Perry paid off Rabichow, he received 645,000 from Addamo for the side pot.

Michael Addamo11,350,000-3,850,000
Kevin Rabichow6,515,0004,365,000
Sean Perry1,290,000-755,000
Monday, November 22, 2021 5:51 PM Local Time
Mizzi Gets a Shove Through

Mikita Badziakouski opened under-the-gun to 350,000 and Michael Addamo called from the cutoff.

Sorel Mizzi then shoved for 3,960,000 and Badzikouski folded. Addamo thought it over before folding.

Michael Addamo15,200,000-200,000
Sorel Mizzi4,915,000-70,000
Mikita Badziakouski2,500,000-1,375,000
Monday, November 22, 2021 5:46 PM Local Time
Bill Klein Eliminated in 9th Place ($186,909)

Bill Klein

Bill Klein raised to 325,000 and Michael Addamo called from the button while Sorel Mizzi came along from the big blind.

The flop came    . Mizzi checked and Klein shoved for 3,505,000. Addamo asked for a quick count and called. Mizzi got out of the way.

Bill Klein:   
Michael Addamo:   

Addamo had Klein outkicked with the queen and a pair of aces. The turn was   and the river   with no help for Klein and he was out of the tournament in ninth place for $186,909.

Michael Addamo15,400,0005,875,000
Sorel Mizzi4,985,000470,000
Bill Klein0-3,915,000
Monday, November 22, 2021 5:38 PM Local Time
Hecklen Doubles Through Soverel

Henrik Hecklen

Sam Grafton raised to 320,000 from early position, Sam Soverel called from the cutoff, and Henrik Hecklen shoved for 1,925,000 in the big blind. Grafton folded and Soverel called with the bigger stack.

Henrik Hecklen:   
Sam Soverel:   

The board ran out       and Hecklen doubled with a set of nines.

Henrik Hecklen4,410,0002,245,000
Sam Soverel4,200,000-1,875,000
Sam Grafton3,350,000100,000
Monday, November 22, 2021 5:29 PM Local Time
Final Table Seat Draw
TableSeatNameChip Count
Amazon Tan 4391Sam Grafton3,250,000
Amazon Tan 4392Michael Addamo9,525,000
Amazon Tan 4393Kevin Rabichow2,150,000
Amazon Tan 4394Sorel Mizzi4,515,000
Amazon Tan 4395Sam Soverel6,075,000
Amazon Tan 4396Bill Klein3,915,000
Amazon Tan 4397Mikita Badziakouski3,875,000
Amazon Tan 4398Henrik Hecklen2,165,000
Amazon Tan 4399Sean Perry2,045,000
Michael Addamo9,525,0001,425,000
Sam Soverel6,075,0001,860,000
Sorel Mizzi4,515,000-160,000
Bill Klein3,915,0001,500,000
Mikita Badziakouski3,875,000-505,000
Sam Grafton3,250,000-415,000
Henrik Hecklen2,165,000765,000
Kevin Rabichow2,150,000-635,000
Sean Perry2,045,000745,000
Monday, November 22, 2021 5:20 PM Local Time
Level 19 started
Level: 19
Blinds: 80,000/160,000
Ante: 160,000
Monday, November 22, 2021 5:10 PM Local Time
Fedor Holz Eliminated in 10th Place ($167,869)

Fedor Holz

Fedor Holz shoved from the button and Sorel Mizzi called from the big blind.

Fedor Holz:   
Sorel Mizzi:   

The board came       and Mizzi hit a queen on the river to eliminate Holz.

Sorel Mizzi4,675,0001,925,000
Fedor Holz0-2,100,000
Monday, November 22, 2021 4:57 PM Local Time
Perry Busts Herm to Burst the Bubble

Mark Herm

Mark Herm got it in for around 500,000 and Sean Perry was the lone caller.

Mark Herm:   
Sean Perry:   

The board ran out       and Perry's aces held to eliminate Herm and burst the bubble. The remaining ten players are guaranteed a min-cash of $167,869

Sean Perry1,300,000-515,000
Mark Herm0-3,200,000
Monday, November 22, 2021 4:51 PM Local Time
Addamo Puts Holz To The Test

Michael Addamo

Fedor Holz raised to 280,000 and Michael Addamo called from the big blind.

The flop was     and Addamo check-raised a bet of 310,000 from Holz up to 850,000. Holz called.

On the turn  , Addamo continued for 800,000 and Holz called again.

The   peeled on the river and Addamo shoved, having Holz covered.

Holz went deep into the tank, placing all of his time banks in front of him. A crowd gathered around the table and Holz burned through four of his time banks before finally folding.

"The six of hearts on the river," said Holz. "That's a tough one."

Michael Addamo8,100,0001,925,000
Fedor Holz2,100,000-2,050,000
Monday, November 22, 2021 4:37 PM Local Time
Addamo Calls Holz on the River

With a big pot building near 1,000,000 and      on the board, both Fedor Holz and Michael Addamo checked.

The river was   and Holz bet 480,000. Addamo let the shot clock run down and called.

Holz turned over    and Addamo tabled    to take the pot with a pair of threes.

Michael Addamo6,175,0001,100,000
Fedor Holz4,150,000-1,130,000