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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 4:04 PM Local Time
Table 414 Updated Counts
Uri Reichenstein3,300,0001,450,000
Z Stein2,800,000400,000
Huy Nguyen1,550,000-350,000
Niko Koop1,500,000400,000
Danny Wong1,400,000-750,000
George Wolff1,100,0000
Ryan Snyder500,000-340,000
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 3:56 PM Local Time
Table 419 Updated Counts
Ramon Colillas3,550,000200,000
Lee Markholt2,750,000650,000
Shaun Deeb2,000,000200,000
Ben Yu1,500,00050,000
Boris Kolev1,300,000-900,000
Justin Liberto1,150,000-600,000
Felipe Ramos900,000-450,000
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 3:44 PM Local Time
Alexandre Reard Eliminated in 15th Place ($20,087)

Alexandre Reard

Alexandre Reard shoved from the small blind and was called by Danny Wong in the big blind.

Alexandre Reard:   
Danny Wong:   

The board ran out       and Reard could not connect as he was eliminated.

Danny Wong2,150,0001,100,000
Alexandre Reard0-510,000
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 3:41 PM Local Time
Shintaro Baba Eliminated in 16th Place ($20,087)

Shintaro Baba

There was a three-way all in preflop on table 414 with Alexandre Reard and Shintaro Baba at risk against the bigger stack Huy Nguyen.

Shintaro Baba:   
Alexandre Reard:   
Huy Nguyen:   

The board ran out      . Reard tripled with a heart flush, and Baba was eliminated.

Huy Nguyen1,900,0000
Alexandre Reard510,000340,000
Shintaro Baba0-800,000
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 3:36 PM Local Time
Two Table Seat Draw
 4141Alexandre Reard170,000 
 4142Danny Wong1,050,000 
 4143Z Stein2,400,000 
 4144Ryan Snyder840,000 
 4145Huy Nguyen1,900,000 
 4146Niko Koop1,100,000 
 4147Shintaro Baba800,000 
 4148Uri Reichenstein1,850,000 
 4191Shaun Deeb1,800,000 
 4192Felipe Ramos1,350,000 
 4193Boris Kolev2,200,000 
 4194George Wolff1,100,000 
 4195Justin Liberto1,750,000 
 4196Ramon Colillas3,350,000 
 4197Ben Yu1,450,000 
 4198Lee Markholt2,100,000 
Ramon Colillas3,350,000750,000
Z Stein2,400,0001,200,000
Boris Kolev2,200,000-300,000
Lee Markholt2,100,000-200,000
Huy Nguyen1,900,000700,000
Uri Reichenstein1,850,000500,000
Shaun Deeb1,800,000-500,000
Justin Liberto1,750,000-150,000
Ben Yu1,450,000-150,000
Felipe Ramos1,350,000-125,000
Niko Koop1,100,000175,000
George Wolff1,100,0001,000,000
Danny Wong1,050,000100,000
Ryan Snyder840,000160,000
Shintaro Baba800,000-100,000
Alexandre Reard170,000-430,000
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 3:34 PM Local Time
Will Berry Eliminated in 17th Place ($16,825)

Will Berry

Will Berry was all in and at risk preflop against Lee Markholt.

Will Berry:   
Lee Markholt:   

Markholt paired his king when the board ran out and Berry was eliminated.

Lee Markholt2,300,0002,025,000
Will Berry0-900,000
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 3:28 PM Local Time
Edgardo Rosario Eliminated in 18th Place ($16,825)

Edgardo Rosario

Edgardo Rosario jammed in the small blind for 495,000 and Justin Liberto called in the big blind.

Edgardo Rosario:   
Justin Liberto:   

The board ran out       and Rosario was sent to the payout desk.

Justin Liberto1,900,000200,000
Edgardo Rosario0-750,000
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 3:23 PM Local Time
Joao Vieira Eliminated in 19th Place ($16,825)

Joao Vieira

On a hand before, Shaun Deeb was seen doubling through Joao Vieira and took almost all of his stack.

Soon after, Vieira got his very short stack in with    and his opponent had   . The board ran out       and Vieira was sent to the rail.

Shaun Deeb2,300,000615,000
Joao Vieira0-1,550,000
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 3:16 PM Local Time
Matyas Kende Eliminated in 20th Place ($16,825)

Matyas Kende had gotten his chips in against Boris Kolev.

Matyas Kende:   
Boris Kolev:   

The board ran out       to send Kende home, while Kolev picked up the pot.

Boris Kolev2,500,0001,290,000
Matyas Kende0-950,000
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 3:13 PM Local Time
Kolev Doubles Through Kende

Boris Kolev

Boris Kolev was all in for 1,085,000 and at-risk preflop against Matyas Kende.

Boris Kolev:   
Matyas Kende:   

The board ran out       and Kolev doubled with aces.

Boris Kolev1,210,00010,000
Matyas Kende950,000-950,000
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 3:10 PM Local Time
Deeb Doubles Through Yu

Shaun Deeb

Ben Yu had Shaun Deeb all in and at risk preflop for 805,000.

Shaun Deeb:   
Ben Yu:   

The board came       and Deeb drilled a set on the river to survive.

Shaun Deeb1,685,000635,000
Ben Yu1,600,000-1,500,000
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 3:07 PM Local Time
Ren Lin Eliminated in 21st Place ($16,825) & Rui Bouquet Eliminated in 22nd ($16,825)

Ren Lin

Ren Lin shoved the last of chips in the middle and Z Stein called.

Ren Lin:   
Z Stein:   

The board ran out       and Lin was eliminated.

On a neighboring table, Rui Bouquet also busted just before Lin.

Z Stein1,200,000450,000
Ren Lin0-330,000
Rui Bouquet0-540,000
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 3:01 PM Local Time
Punnat Punsri Eliminated in 23rd Place ($16,825)

Punnat Punsri shoved from under-the-gun for 325,000 and Felipe Ramos called from the button.

Punnat Punsri:   
Felipe Ramos:   

The board was no help to Punsri as he was eliminated.

Felipe Ramos1,475,000-25,000
Punnat Punsri0-375,000
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 2:51 PM Local Time
Jan Stein Eliminated in 24th Place ($16,825)

Joao Vieira put enough chips in from the button to cover the short-stacked blinds and Jan Stein called in the big blind.

Joao Vieira:   
Jan Stein:   

Stein was ahead but that all changed as Vieira smashed the     flop. The   and   completed the board to send Stein home.

Joao Vieira1,550,000200,000
Jan Stein0-170,000
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 2:38 PM Local Time
Three Table Redraw
 4051Edgardo Rosario750,000 
 4052Shintaro Baba900,000 
 4053Justin Liberto1,700,000 
 4054George Wolff100,000 
 4055Ryan Snyder725,000 
 4056Alexandre Reard600,000 
 4057Niko Koop925,000 
 4058Danny Wong950,000 
 4141Jan Stein170,000 
 4142Ben Yu3,100,000 
 4143Will Berry900,000 
 4144Ramon Colillas2,600,000 
 4145Shaun Deeb1,050,000 
 4146Rui Bouquet540,000 
 4147Joao Vieira1,350,000 
 4148Lee Markholt275,000 
 4191Uri Reichenstein1,350,000 
 4192Felipe Ramos1,500,000 
 4193Huy Nguyen1,200,000 
 4194Boris Kolev1,750,000 
 4195Ren Lin330,000 
 4196Punnat Punsri375,000 
 4197Z Stein750,000 
 4198Matyas Kende1,900,000 
Ben Yu3,100,000585,000
Ramon Colillas2,600,0001,100,000
Matyas Kende1,900,000265,000
Boris Kolev1,750,000750,000
Justin Liberto1,700,000415,000
Felipe Ramos1,500,000700,000
Uri Reichenstein1,350,000150,000
Joao Vieira1,350,000750,000
Huy Nguyen1,200,000-200,000
Shaun Deeb1,050,0000
Danny Wong950,000-380,000
Niko Koop925,000120,000
Will Berry900,000-125,000
Shintaro Baba900,000-140,000
Z Stein750,000-5,000
Edgardo Rosario750,000380,000
Ryan Snyder725,000-115,000
Alexandre Reard600,000-448,000
Rui Bouquet540,000235,000
Punnat Punsri375,000-160,000
Ren Lin330,0000
Lee Markholt275,000-10,000
Jan Stein170,00075,000
George Wolff100,000-1,670,000
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 2:23 PM Local Time
Baba Hits River to Double Through Deeb

Shintaro Baba got his 470,000 stack in preflop from the hijack against Shaun Deeb in the big blind.

Shintaro Baba:   
Shaun Deeb:   

The     flop kept Deeb ahead, and so did the   turn. However, the   spiked the river to the dismay of Deeb, and Baba stayed alive.

Shaun Deeb1,050,000-510,000
Shintaro Baba1,040,000670,000
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 2:15 PM Local Time
Deeb and Reichenstein Clash Early

Shaun Deeb

Shaun Deeb raised to 80,000 and Uri Reichenstein three-bet to 240,000. Deeb called after some thought.

Both players checked the flop     to see the turn  . Deeb led for 200,000 and Reichenstein called.

The river was the   and Deeb fired about 450,000, leaving just about 60,000 behind. Reichenstein quickly folded.

Shaun Deeb1,560,000-120,000
Uri Reichenstein1,200,000-870,000
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 2:13 PM Local Time
Nguyen Eliminates Two With Aces

Huy Nguyen got his stack in against Paul Hoefer and Daniel Vargas.

Nguyen had    and was against    and   . The board ran out to keep the aces ahead and he took down the big pot.

Hoefer was down to a very short stack and was eliminated on the next hand.

Huy Nguyen1,400,000845,000
Paul Hoefer0-500,000
Daniel Vargas0-365,000
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 2:02 PM Local Time
Shuffle Up and Deal

Cards are in the air and play is underway.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 12:16 PM Local Time
Shaun Deeb and Uri Reichenstein Enter With Big Stacks For the Final Day of Event #88: $5,000 8-Handed No-Limit Hold'em

Shaun Deeb

The 2021 World Series of Poker may be coming to an end, but there is still work to do for the remaining 30 players in Event #88: $5,000 8-Handed No-Limit Hold'em.

There are still many big names in the field today including five-time WSOP bracelet winner Shaun Deeb (1,680,000). Deeb won his fifth bracelet just last month in Event #53: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller - 8-Handed.

Also in the top five is Uri Reichenstein (2,070,000), who is coming off a third-place finish just this past week, and George Wolff (1,770,000), who is nearing three million in recorded tournament earnings. Wolff and Reichenstein are both still seeking their first bracelet and are in a prime position to do that today.

Leading the pack is four-time winner Ben Yu (2,515,00). Yu took home his fourth bracelet earlier in the series in Event #56: $10,000 6-Handed NLH Championship.

$5,000 8-Handed NLHE Start of Day 2 Top 10 Chip Counts

RANKPLAYERCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Ben YuUnited States2,515,00063
2Uri ReichensteinIsrael2,070,00052
3George WolffUnited States1,770,00044
4Shaun DeebUnited States1,680,00042
5Matyas KendeHungary1,635,00041
6Ramon ColillasSpain1,500,00038
7Danny WongUnited States1,330,00033
8Justin LibertoUnited States1,285,00032
9Clayton MaguireUnited States1,100,00028
10Alexandre ReardFrance1,048,00026

A few other bracelet winners are sprinkled in throughout the field, including Justin Liberto (1,285,000), Clayton Maguire (1,100,000), Alexandre Reard (1,048,000), Joao Vieira (600,000), and four-time winner Brian Yoon (225,000). They will all be competing for the $511,184 top prize and another WSOP gold bracelet.

Final Table Payouts


Play will resume at 2 p.m. on Level 23 with the blinds at 20,000/40,000/40,000. The tournament will be playing down to a winner tonight.

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Day 2 Seat Draw

Amazon4051Joao VieiraPortugal600,00015
Amazon4052Shintaro BabaJapan370,0009
Amazon4054George WolffUnited States1,770,00044
Amazon4055Edgardo RosarioPuerto Rico370,0009
Amazon4056Jan SteinUnited States95,0002
Amazon4057Shaun DeebUnited States1,680,00042
Amazon4058Uri ReichensteinIsrael2,070,00052
Amazon4061Huy NguyenUnited States555,00014
Amazon4062Clayton MaguireUnited States1,100,00028
Amazon4063Niko KoopGermany805,00020
Amazon4064Ramon ColillasSpain1,500,00038
Amazon4065Ben YuUnited States2,515,00063
Amazon4066Danny WongUnited States1,330,00033
Amazon4067Daniel VargasUnited States365,0009
Amazon4068Paul HoeferGermany500,00013
Amazon4141Matyas KendeHungary1,635,00041
Amazon4142Ryan SnyderCanada840,00021
Amazon4143Arjun GuptaCanada585,00015
Amazon4144Rui BouquetPortugal305,0008
Amazon4145Felipe RamosBrazil800,00020
Amazon4146Justin LibertoUnited States1,285,00032
Amazon4147Alexandre ReardFrance1,048,00026
Amazon4148Punnat PunsriThailand535,00013
Amazon4222Justin YoungUnited States290,0007
Amazon4223Z SteinUnited States755,00019
Amazon4224Will BerryUnited States1,025,00026
Amazon4225Ren LinUnited States330,0008
Amazon4226Boris KolevBulgaria1,000,00025
Amazon4227Lee MarkholtUnited States285,0007
Amazon4228Brian YoonUnited States225,0006