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2022 53rd Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Sunday, June 26, 2022 to Thursday, June 30, 2022

Event #56: $50,000 Poker Players Championship 6-Handed

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  • Buy-in: $50,000
  • Prizepool: $5,362,000
  • Entries: 112
  • Remaining: 0


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Friday, July 1, 2022 1:44 AM Local Time
Updated Counts on the Break

The remaining two players have been sent on a scheduled break and Yuri Dzivielevski has retained a lead of more than two-to-one over Dan Cates.

Yuri Dzivielevski24,200,000400,000
Dan Cates9,400,000-400,000
Friday, July 1, 2022 1:41 AM Local Time
Dzivielevski Scoops in Omaha Hi-Lo

Omaha Hi-Lo

Dan Cates defended the big blind with the      against the button raise by Yuri Dzivielevski with the     . Cates check-called two barrels on the     flop and   turn before he checked the   river. Dzivielevski bet again with his full house and Cates sigh-folded.

Yuri Dzivielevski23,800,0004,000,000
Dan Cates9,800,000-4,000,000
Friday, July 1, 2022 1:36 AM Local Time
More Momentum for Cates

Omaha Hi-Lo

Yuri Dzivielevski raised it up on the button with the      and called a three-bet by Dan Cates in the big blind, who held the     . Neither player invested any further chips on the       board and Cates won the pot.

Cates then raised the button with the      and Dzivielevski came along with the     . Dzivielevski check-called the     flop and   turn before the   river was checked. Cates was somewhat surprised upon revelation of the cards as the pot was pushed to Dzivielevski.

Yuri Dzivielevski19,800,000-1,200,000
Dan Cates13,800,0001,200,000
Friday, July 1, 2022 1:28 AM Local Time
Cates Pulls Some Chips Back

Seven Card Stud

Dan Cates:    /     
Yuri Dzivielevski:    /      folded on sixth street

Dan Cates completed with split kings and Yuri Dzivielevski called with split tens. What followed was a one-way traffic as Cates bet his lead all the way up to sixth street. After calling two times, Dzivielevski gave it long consideration on sixth and eventually sent his cards into the muck.

Yuri Dzivielevski21,000,000-3,200,000
Dan Cates12,600,0003,200,000
Friday, July 1, 2022 1:21 AM Local Time
Another Ill-Timed Hero Call by Cates Extends the Lead for Dzivielevski

Yuri Dzivielevski

No-Limit Hold'em

Yuri Dzivielevski limped in with the    and then called a raise to 800,000 by Dan Cates, who had the   . Both checked the     flop and the   turn as they then headed to the   river. Cates checked once more and Dzivielevski bet 1,000,000 into 1,900,000.

Cates contemplated the next hero-call in a row while out of his chair and did so as the Brazilian rail once more had reason to celebrate.

Yuri Dzivielevski24,200,0002,100,000
Dan Cates9,400,000-2,100,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Friday, July 1, 2022 1:16 AM Local Time
Cates Queen-High Hero Call Goes Wrong

Dan Cates raised to 500,000 with    on the button and Yuri Dzivielevski defended his big blind with   

The flop came     and both players promptly checked.

The turn was the   and again both players checked.

Dzivielevski bet 1,000,000 on the   river and Cates thought before calling with just queen-high.

Dzivielevski turned over his two pair and took down the pot.

Yuri Dzivielevski22,100,0002,600,000
Dan Cates11,500,000-2,600,000
Friday, July 1, 2022 1:07 AM Local Time
Dzivielevski Extends Chip Lead in Triple Draw

Yuri Dzivielevski

2-7 Triple Draw

Yuri Dzivielevski       raised and Dan Cates       called in the big blind.

Cates drew three and Dzivielevski drew two.

Both players checked and Cates drew three again. This time Dzivielevski drew one. Cates check-called a bet and drew two.

Dzivielevski drew one to end with a      . Cates checked and Dzivielevski bet. Cates called with       but Dzivielevski took down the pot and moved into the chip lead.

Yuri Dzivielevski19,500,0002,400,000
Dan Cates14,100,000-2,400,000
Friday, July 1, 2022 1:03 AM Local Time
Dzivielevski Leaps Back into the Lead

Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo

Dan Cates:    /      /  
Yuri Dzivielevski:    /      /  

Yuri Dzivielevski completed and was called by Dan Cates, who then bet fourth street and Dzivielevski called. Cates check-called the next two streets and bet seventh street when he made trips sixes. Dzivielevski raised and Cates paid it off as the Brazilian rail erupted in celebration.

Yuri Dzivielevski17,100,0004,100,000
Dan Cates16,500,000-4,100,000
Friday, July 1, 2022 12:58 AM Local Time
Dzivielevski Scoops in Stud Hi-Lo

Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo

Dan Cates:    /      /  
Yuri Dzivielevski:    /      /  

Dan Cates completed with a king and was called by Yuri Dzivielevski, who then check-called bets from fourth to sixth street. Cates opted to give up the pot on seventh street as he checked behind and Dzivielevski claimed the pot.

Dan Cates20,600,000-5,100,000
Yuri Dzivielevski13,000,0005,100,000
Friday, July 1, 2022 12:52 AM Local Time
One Pot for Each in Single Draw

No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw

Yuri Dzivielevski got a bluff through when he paired a ten as Dan Cates was tempted to call with an ace-ten.

Cates then raised to 400,000 with a made king-jack and Dzivielevski called with a made king-queen.

Dzivielevski discarded two and Cates took one as the ended up with the same      . Dzivielevski didn't improve either and checked his       as Cates earned the pot.

Dan Cates25,700,0000
Yuri Dzivielevski7,900,0000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Friday, July 1, 2022 12:45 AM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Dan Cates25,700,000-1,200,000
Yuri Dzivielevski7,900,0001,200,000
Friday, July 1, 2022 12:38 AM Local Time
Cates Increases Lead Without Showdown; Dzivielevski Wins Some Back

Limit Hold'em

Dan Cates raised with the    and Yuri Dzivielevski three-bet with the   , which was called by Cates. On the     flop, Dzivielevski bet with his king-high and Cates stuck around with a gutshot and flush draw. Nothing changed on the   turn except that Dzivielevski now checked and faced a bet.

After mulling it over for a while, Dzivielevski opted to fold and lost further precious chips.

Dzivielevski then raised the    and Cates three-bet in the big blind with    for the duo to see the     flop. Another bet by Cates was called and the   turn improved Dzivielevski, who faced a bet by Cates and made the call.

The   fell on the river and Cates, still out of his chair and observing the action like a hawk, slowly grabbed chips before checking. Dzivielevski now bet and Cates reluctantly paid it off as the Brazilian pulled some chips back.

Dan Cates26,900,0001,600,000
Yuri Dzivielevski6,700,000-1,600,000
Friday, July 1, 2022 12:33 AM Local Time
Straight Flush for Cates in Limit Hold'em

Limit Hold'em

Yuri Dzivielevski    raised and Dan Cates three-bet with    from the big blind.

Dzivielevski called a bet on the     flop and the turn was the  .

Cates bet again and Dzivielevski called. The river   saw both players checked, and Cates took great joy in turning over his hand.

"Straight flush!" he said and set about extending his lead once more.

Dan Cates25,300,0002,400,000
Yuri Dzivielevski8,300,000-2,400,000
Friday, July 1, 2022 12:31 AM Local Time
Back Comes Cates "All The Way to the Top"

Dan Cates    raised and Yuri Dzivielevski called with   

The     flop saw Dzivielevski check-call a bet. The   turn saw Dzivielevski check-raise and Cates called.

The river was the   and Dzivielevski bet. Cates called and took down the pot with his pair of sixes.

"All the way to the top," cried Cates as he raked in the chips.

Dan Cates22,900,0003,600,000
Yuri Dzivielevski10,700,000-3,600,000
Friday, July 1, 2022 12:26 AM Local Time
Dzivielevski Scores Vital Heads-Up Double

Yuri Dzivielevski

Pot-Limit Omaha

Yuri Dzivielevski limped and Dan Cates raised to 600,000. Dzivielevski called and the flop was    

Cates put out a continuation bet of 800,000 and Dzivielevski raised the pot to 3,800,000.

"All in," announced Cates and Dzivielevski called for his last 6,500,000.

Yuri Dzivielevski:     
Dan Cates:     

Dzivielevski was ahead with a set of tens against the straight and flush draws of Cates.

The turn   opened up the chance of backdoor quads, but the   river bricked and Dzivielevski doubled up.

Dan Cates19,300,000-7,300,000
Yuri Dzivielevski14,300,0007,200,000
Gorilla Gaming
Friday, July 1, 2022 12:24 AM Local Time
Level 26 started
Level: 26
Blinds: 100,000/200,000
Ante: 200,000
Friday, July 1, 2022 12:22 AM Local Time
Pot-Limit Omaha Boosts Cates' Stack Further

Pot-Limit Omaha

Dan Cates     raised to 400,000 and Yuri Dzivielevski called     

Both players checked the     flop and the turn was the  

Both players checked again and the river was the  . Dzivielevski checked and Cates bet 1,125,000. Dzivielevski called with his two pair, but Cates had rivered a better two pair and took down the pot.

Dan Cates26,600,0003,500,000
Yuri Dzivielevski7,100,000-3,400,000
Friday, July 1, 2022 12:16 AM Local Time
Cates Starts Pulling Further Ahead

Pot-Limit Omaha

Dan Cates limped the button with the      and called a raise to 600,000 by Yuri Dzivielevski with the     . On the     flop, Dzivielevski check-called a bet worth 500,000 and check-folded the   turn when Cates bet 1,800,000.

Dzivielevski then raised to 600,000 with the      and Cates three-bet to 1,800,000 with the      for the Brazilian to call. The     flop brought a bet worth 1,500,000 by Cates and Dzivielevski sent his cards into the muck.

Dan Cates23,100,0003,000,000
Yuri Dzivielevski10,500,000-3,000,000
Friday, July 1, 2022 12:05 AM Local Time
Another Scoop for Cates Increases the Lead

Omaha Hi-Lo

The next limped pot produced a flop of     and Dan Cates check-raised with the      and was called by flop bettor Yuri Dzivielevski with the     . On the   turn, Cates bet again quickly to earn a call and also bet the   river to get value out of his straight.

Dan Cates20,100,0002,100,000
Yuri Dzivielevski13,500,000-2,100,000
Friday, July 1, 2022 12:02 AM Local Time
Moderate Pot for Cates With Quads

Omaha Hi-Lo

Dan Cates limped the button with the      and Yuri Dzivielevski checked his option with the     . On the     flop, Dzivielevski bet his open-ended straight draw to get called and then bet again the   on the turn. Cates raised with his quads and Dzivielevski instantly folded.

Dan Cates18,000,000750,000
Yuri Dzivielevski15,600,000-750,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander