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

Monday, November 22, 2021 to Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Event #88: 8-Handed No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $5,000
  • Prizepool: $2,449,238
  • Entries: 531
  • Remaining: 0


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Tuesday, November 23, 2021 6:16 PM Local Time
Z Stein Eliminated in 5th Place ($115,558)

Z Stein

Uri Reichenstein opened to 400,000 in the cutoff and Z Stein defended in the big blind with not much more behind.

Both players checked the     flop.

Stein check-called for the rest of his short stack on the   turn and hands were revealed.

Z Stein:   
Uri Reichenstein:   

Reichenstein flopped two pair and Stein needed a ten to win or a queen to chop, but the board completed with the   to send him to the rail in fifth after a solid run.

Uri Reichenstein12,500,000700,000
Z Stein0-1,900,000
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 6:11 PM Local Time
Niko Koop Eliminated in 6th Place ($85,411)

Niko Koop

Niko Koop shoved from the small blind for about 1,900,000 and Uri Reichenstein snap-called from the big blind.

Niko Koop:   
Uri Reichenstein:   

The board ran out       and the queen kicker for Reichenstein sent him the pot.

Koop picks up more than $85,000 for his final table run.

Uri Reichenstein11,800,0002,400,000
Niko Koop0-2,550,000
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 6:06 PM Local Time
Nguyen Doubles Through Kolev

Huy Nguyen shoved in his 1.6 million stack in the small blind and Boris Kolev called in the big blind.

Huy Nguyen:   
Boris Kolev:   

The     put Kolev temporarily ahead, but the   turn gave Nguyen a flush. The   completed the board to confirm the double for Nguyen.

Boris Kolev4,400,000-1,400,000
Huy Nguyen3,700,0001,600,000
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 6:05 PM Local Time
Level 30 started
Level: 30
Blinds: 100,000/200,000
Ante: 200,000
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 5:59 PM Local Time
George Wolff Eliminated in 7th Place ($64,207)

George Wolff

Huy Nguyen shoved the small blind for 930,000 and George Wolff called from the big blind with the bigger stack.

Huy Nguyen:   
George Wolff:   

The board ran out       and Nguyen took the pot with his ace kicker. Wolff was left with 750,000.

On the next hand, Wolff shoved the last of his chips in and Uri Reichenstein called.

George Wolff:   
Uri Reichenstein:   

The board came       and Wolff could not improve as he was eliminated.

Uri Reichenstein9,400,0002,500,000
Huy Nguyen2,100,0001,580,000
George Wolff0-1,700,000
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 5:50 PM Local Time
Lee Markholt Eliminated in 8th Place ($49,107)

Lee Markholt

Boris Kolev opened in the hijack and Lee Markholt jammed in his 1,060,000 stack from the small blind. Kolev called.

Lee Markholt:   
Boris Kolev:   

The     flop put Kolev in front, and the   turn and   river kept him in front to send Markholt to the payout desk.

Boris Kolev5,800,0001,200,000
Lee Markholt0-1,060,000
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 5:44 PM Local Time
Koop Shoves On Markholt

Niko Koop

Lee Markholt limped in the small blind, Niko Koop raised to 420,000 from the big and Markholt called.

The flop was     and Markholt checked. Koop shoved for 1,750,000 and Markholt folded.

Niko Koop2,550,000625,000
Lee Markholt2,100,000-400,000
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 5:31 PM Local Time
Stein Makes Tough Fold to Markholt

Lee Markholt opened to 260,000 in early position, Uri Reichenstein called in the hijack, and Z Stein defended the big blind.

The     flop saw Stein check before Markholt bet 900,000. Reichenstein folded and Stein went into the tank. Eventually, he folded and Markholt showed   . Stein said he laid down    to the surprise of a few at the table.

Uri Reichenstein6,900,000-400,000
Lee Markholt2,500,000250,000
Z Stein1,900,000-920,000
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 5:31 PM Local Time
Level 29 started
Level: 29
Blinds: 80,000/160,000
Ante: 160,000
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 5:23 PM Local Time
Reichenstein Gets Some Back From Colillas

Uri Reichenstein

Uri Reichenstein in the big blind check-raised a bet of 90,000 from Ramon Colillas up to 400,000 on the     flop.

Colillas called and they saw the turn  . Both players checked and the river was the  . Reichenstein bet 350,000 and Colillas called.

Reichenstein tabled    for the wheel, and Colillas mucked.

Uri Reichenstein7,300,000900,000
Ramon Colillas4,375,000-1,125,000
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 5:14 PM Local Time
Colillas Makes a Boat

Uri Reichenstein opened to 240,000 in middle position and Ramon Colillas defended the big blind.

The     flop saw Colillas check-call a bet from Reichenstein.

On the   turn, Colillas check-called a 750,000 bet, and both players checked on the   river.

Colillas turned over    for a boat as Reichenstein mucked his hand.

Uri Reichenstein6,400,000-800,000
Ramon Colillas5,500,0001,100,000
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 5:03 PM Local Time
Justin Liberto Eliminated in 9th Place ($38,222)

Justin Liberto

Niko Koop was all in and at risk preflop against Justin Liberto.

Niko Koop:   
Justin Liberto:   

The board ran out       giving Liberto trip jacks, but Koop drilled a nine for a full house on the river to survive. Liberto was left with just 385,000.

"Let's go," shouted Koop!

Shortly after Liberto found himself in a three-way all-in with George Wolff and Huy Nguyen.

Justin Liberto:   
George Wolff:   
Huy Nguyen:   

The board came       and Liberto could find no help as he exited in ninth. Wolff also doubled through Nguyen.

George Wolff2,075,0001,315,000
Niko Koop1,925,0001,025,000
Huy Nguyen520,000-1,210,000
Justin Liberto0-1,200,000
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 4:54 PM Local Time
Unofficial Final Table Seat Draw
 1Huy Nguyen1,730,000 
 2George Wolff760,000 
 3Boris Kolev5,780,000 
 4Z Stein2,820,000 
 5Ramon Colillas4,750,000 
 6Lee Markholt2,250,000 
 7Niko Koop900,000 
 8Justin Liberto1,200,000 
 9Uri Reichenstein6,300,000 
Uri Reichenstein6,300,0000
Boris Kolev5,780,0001,705,000
Ramon Colillas4,750,000-50,000
Z Stein2,820,00020,000
Lee Markholt2,250,000-500,000
Huy Nguyen1,730,000180,000
Justin Liberto1,200,00050,000
Niko Koop900,000-600,000
George Wolff760,000-340,000
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 4:49 PM Local Time
PN Podcast: Interviews w/ WSOP Main Event Champ Koray Aldemir, Vince Vaughn & Eli Elezra
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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.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2021 4:43 PM Local Time
Ben Yu Eliminated in 10th Place ($30,286)

Ben Yu

Ben Yu was all in and at risk preflop against Ramon Colillas.

Ben Yu:   
Ramon Colillas:   

The board ran out       and Colillas hit a set of eights on the turn and improved to a full house on the river to eliminate Yu.

Ramon Colillas4,800,000760,000
Ben Yu0-800,000
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 4:39 PM Local Time
Danny Wong Eliminated in 11th Place ($30,286)

Danny Wong

Uri Reichenstein was in the cutoff and had Danny Wong all-in and at risk on the button for his 1,100,000 chips.

Danny Wong:   
Uri Reichenstein:   

The     flop gave Wong a Broadway draw, but the   turn and   took him out of the tournament, and increased Reichenstein's stack further.

Uri Reichenstein6,300,0001,600,000
Danny Wong0-1,400,000
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 4:15 PM Local Time

Players are now on a 15-minute break.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 4:13 PM Local Time
Shaun Deeb Eliminated in 12th Place ($24,437)

Shaun Deeb

Boris Kolev and Shaun Deeb got all the chips in the middle preflop, with Kolev at risk.

Boris Kolev:   
Shaun Deeb:   

The board ran out       and Kolev doubled with a set of jacks, leaving Deeb with just 110,000.

On the next hand, Deeb opened shoved, Ramon Colillas raised to 250,000 and Ben Yu called.

The flop was    , Colillas bet 100,000 and Yu called.

Both players checked the turn   to see the river  . Colillas bet 300,000 and Yu folded.

Deeb tabled    but it was no good against the    of Colillas and Deeb was eliminated.

Boris Kolev4,075,0002,775,000
Ramon Colillas4,040,000390,000
Ben Yu705,000-795,000
Shaun Deeb0-2,000,000
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 4:12 PM Local Time
Ryan Snyder Eliminated in 13th Place ($24,437)

Ryan Snyder

Ryan Snyder shoved in his 265,000 chips from middle position and it folded to Uri Reichenstein in the small blind who asked what the big blind's stack was.

"Uh oh, he's got his dancing shoes on," said Snyder.

Reichenstein put in chips and the big blind folded.

Ryan Snyder:   
Uri Reichenstein:   

Snyder was in rough shape as the board ran out       to send him to the rail, while Reichenstein adds to his big stack.

Uri Reichenstein4,700,0001,400,000
Ryan Snyder0-500,000
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 4:09 PM Local Time
Felipe Ramos Eliminated in 14th Place ($20,087)

Felipe Ramos

Felipe Ramos shoved for his last 825,000 and Ramon Colillas called to put Ramos at risk.

Felipe Ramos:   
Ramon Colillas:   

The board ran out       and Colillas paired his ace to eliminate Ramos.

Ramon Colillas3,650,000100,000
Felipe Ramos0-900,000