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

Friday, October 22, 2021 to Friday, October 22, 2021

Event #44: 6-Handed Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $3,000
  • Prizepool: $432,540
  • Entries: 162
  • Remaining: 0


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Sunday, October 24, 2021 3:08 PM Local Time
Boat For Hsiung

On a     flop, Steve Chanthabouasy check-raised in the big blind and faced a reraise by Kenny Hsiung in the hijack. Chanthabouasy called.

Chanthabouasy check-called on the   turn and   river.

Hsiung rolled over    for a full house while Chanthabouasy mucked.

Kenny Hsiung980,000265,000
Steve Chanthabouasy740,000-260,000
Sunday, October 24, 2021 2:53 PM Local Time
Erickson Binks a Set

Kevin Erickson raised from the hijack and Kenny Hsiung three-bet in the cutoff. John Hoang flat-called on the button and the action came back to Erickson who four-bet. Hsiung capped it with a five-bet and both Hoang and Erickson called.

The flop came     and Erickson checked to Hsiung who threw in a bet. Hoang and Erickson both called to see the   on the turn. Erickson checked again and Hsiung bet. Hoang folded this time but Erickson check-raised and Hsiung called.

The river was the   and Erickson led out with a bet. Hsiung quickly called and Erickson flipped over    for a set of queens. Hsiung flashed    before his cards went into the muck.

Kevin Erickson2,070,000540,000
Kenny Hsiung715,000-235,000
John Hoang450,000-250,000
Sunday, October 24, 2021 2:47 PM Local Time
Hsiung Loses Chips to Deng and Erickson

Ken Deng raised from middle position and Kenny Hsiung defended the big blind.

Hsiung check-raised the     flop.

Hsiung led on the   turn but folded to Deng's raise.

On the next hand, Kevin Erickson raised on the button and called when Kenny Hsiung reraised in the small blind.

The     flop saw Hsiung bet and call a raise.

Hsiung check-called the   turn, as well as the   river.

Erickson flipped over    while Hsiung mucked.

Kevin Erickson1,530,000250,000
Kenny Hsiung950,000-400,000
Ken Deng650,000200,000
Sunday, October 24, 2021 2:33 PM Local Time
Final Table Redraw
SeatPlayerChip CountBig Blinds
1Steve Chanthabouasy1,000,00040
2Ryan Hansen1,035,00041
3Kevin Erickson1,280,00051
4Kenny Hsiung1,350,00054
5John Hoang700,00028
6Ken Deng450,00018
7Kosei Ichinose720,00029
Kenny Hsiung1,350,000-25,000
Kevin Erickson1,280,000141,000
Ryan Hansen1,035,000-80,000
Steve Chanthabouasy1,000,000256,000
Kosei Ichinose720,00080,000
John Hoang700,000-83,000
Ken Deng450,000-100,000
Sunday, October 24, 2021 2:18 PM Local Time
Justin Moeller Eliminated in 8th Place ($10,257)

Justin Moeller

Justin Moeller raised from the small blind and Ken Deng called in the big blind. The flop fell     and Moeller continued with a bet. Deng called and the   landed on the turn.

Moeller checked this time and Deng threw in a bet. Moeller took a minute to count his stack and then shoved all in for a little less than 100,000. Deng quickly called and tabled    for a pair of queens. Moeller was in trouble with    for a pair of sixes.

The river brought the   and Deng held on to eliminate Moeller in eighth place. The final seven players will now redraw for the unofficial final table.

Ken Deng550,000229,000
Justin Moeller0-378,000
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Sunday, October 24, 2021 2:16 PM Local Time
Ray Henson Eliminated in 9th Place ($10,257)

Ray Henson

Kosei Ichinose raised in the small blind and Ray Henson defended the big blind.

Ichinose check-raised the     flop and Henson called.

Ichinose also check-raised the   turn and Henson called for the rest of his chips.

Ray Henson:   
Kosei Ichinose:   

Henson had top pair but was out-kicked and needed a ten or jack to stay alive. The dealer completed the board with the  , sending Henson to the rail.

Kosei Ichinose640,000141,000
Ray Henson0-151,000
Sunday, October 24, 2021 2:10 PM Local Time
John Cavanagh Eliminated in 10th Place ($8,162)

John Cavanagh

John Cavanagh raised it up on the button and Kenny Hsiung defended from the big blind. The flop came     and Hsiung checked to Cavanagh who bet. Hsiung check-raised, Cavanagh three-bet, and Hsiung four-bet, enough to put Cavanagh at risk for his last 92,000 chips.

John Cavanagh:   
Kenny Hsiung:   

The turn was the   which left Cavanagh drawing to just a straight. The   on the river gave Hsiung a full house and Cavanagh was eliminated in 10th place.

Kenny Hsiung1,375,000204,000
John Cavanagh0-207,000
Sunday, October 24, 2021 2:03 PM Local Time
Shuffle Up and Deal

Cards are in the air and play is now underway for the remaining 10 players.

Sunday, October 24, 2021 11:32 AM Local Time
Day 3 Begins With 10 Players In Search of Bracelet in Event #44: $3,000 6-Handed Limit Hold'em

Bracelet WSOP 2021

Welcome back for the final day of Event #44: $3,000 6-Handed Limit Hold'em where just 10 players remain in the hopes of capturing a World Series of Poker gold bracelet. Kenny Hsiung will come into Day 3 as a slight chip leader and also as the only player with a bracelet to his name already.

Hsiung bagged up an impressive 1,171,000 chips after Day 2 and knows what it takes to get the job done in this type of event. Hsiung's only other WSOP victory came nine years ago in this very same event when it was played as a full ring. Now with it being a 6-handed version, Hsiung is showing that he's still got the talent to do it all over again.

It's far from over though, as Hsiung will be closely followed by Kevin Erickson (1,139,000) and Ryan Hansen (1,115,000) as the only other players with a seven-figure stack. Another name to keep an eye on is Ray Henson who topped the field after Day 1 but will now return as the short stack with only 151,000 chips.

Day 3 Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerChip CountBig Blinds
4061Kevin Erickson1,139,00046
4063Kosei Ichinose499,00020
4064Ray Henson151,0006
4065Ryan Hansen1,115,00045
4066John Hoang783,00031
4141Kenny Hsiung1,171,00047
4142Justin Moeller378,00015
4143Ken Deng321,00013
4144John Cavanagh207,0008
4146Steve Chanthabouasy744,00030

The action is slated to get underway at 2 p.m. local time with the blinds resuming on level 21. The blinds will be 13,000/25,000 with the limits at 25,000/50,000. The goal is to reach the final five players before the PokerGO stream begins at 4 p.m. The levels will be 60 minutes in length with a 15-minute break after every two levels and a potential dinner break after the sixth level.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be on the tournament floor to bring you all of the updates throughout the day en route to crowning a WSOP champion.