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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 Hsiung||980,000||265,000 |
|Steve Chanthabouasy||740,000||-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 Erickson||2,070,000||540,000 |
|Kenny Hsiung||715,000||-235,000 |
|John Hoang||450,000||-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 Erickson||1,530,000||250,000 |
|Kenny Hsiung||950,000||-400,000 |
|Ken Deng||650,000||200,000 |
Sunday, October 24, 2021 2:33 PM Local Time
Final Table Redraw
|Seat||Player||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Kenny Hsiung||1,350,000||-25,000 |
|Kevin Erickson||1,280,000||141,000 |
|Ryan Hansen||1,035,000||-80,000 |
|Steve Chanthabouasy||1,000,000||256,000 |
|Kosei Ichinose||720,000||80,000 |
|John Hoang||700,000||-83,000 |
|Ken Deng||450,000||-100,000 |
Sunday, October 24, 2021 2:18 PM Local Time
Justin Moeller Eliminated in 8th Place ($10,257)
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 Deng||550,000||229,000 |
|Justin Moeller||0||-378,000 |
Sunday, October 24, 2021 2:16 PM Local Time
Ray Henson Eliminated in 9th Place ($10,257)
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.
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 Ichinose||640,000||141,000 |
|Ray Henson||0||-151,000 |
Sunday, October 24, 2021 2:10 PM Local Time
John Cavanagh Eliminated in 10th Place ($8,162)
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.
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 Hsiung||1,375,000||204,000 |
|John Cavanagh||0||-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
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
|Table||Seat||Player||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|406||2||Empty|| || |
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|414||5||Empty|| || |
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.