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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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Thursday, June 30, 2022 9:45 PM Local Time
Chip Counts at the Break

Players are going on another 15-minute break. Dan Cates still holds a commanding chip lead over the other two players.

Dan Cates19,350,000525,000
Yuri Dzivielevski9,450,000250,000
Naoya Kihara4,800,000-775,000
Thursday, June 30, 2022 9:40 PM Local Time
Three Quarters for Cates Against Dzivielevski

Omaha Hi-Lo

Dan Cates made it three bets out of the small blind with the      and Yuri Dzivielevski called with the      on the button. Cates bet the     flop and the   turn before he check-called the   river.

Both tabled the nut low and Cates won three quarters of the pot with his ace-king high as Dzivielevski only had ace-queen high. After the hand was over, the rotation changed to Razz.

Dan Cates18,825,0001,450,000
Yuri Dzivielevski9,200,000-1,200,000
Naoya Kihara5,575,000-250,000
Thursday, June 30, 2022 9:37 PM Local Time
Dzivielevski Loses Some in Omaha Hi-Lo

Omaha Hi-Lo

Yuri Dzivielevski lost a pot when he paid off Naoya Kihara with      on the river of a       board and was shown the     .

He then bet the     flop with the      out of the small blind and Dan Cates called in the big blind with     . Another bet each went in after the   turn and Dzivielevski check-folded the   river to save himself one bet as he would have gotten scooped.

Dan Cates17,375,0001,125,000
Yuri Dzivielevski10,400,000-625,000
Naoya Kihara5,825,000-500,000
Thursday, June 30, 2022 9:33 PM Local Time
Dzivielevski Scoops Cates

Omaha Hi-Lo

The live stream moved back from an update in the Ladies Event and showed a      turn on which Yuri Dzivielevski bet with the      for a pair, gutshot and flush draw. Dan Cates called with the      and then sigh-called on the   river when Dzivielevski bet again for the Brazilian to scoop the entire pot.

Dan Cates16,250,000-1,500,000
Yuri Dzivielevski11,025,0001,500,000
Naoya Kihara6,325,0000
Thursday, June 30, 2022 9:26 PM Local Time
Kihara Takes a Pot Against Cates

Omaha Hi-Lo

No major action at all took place during the entire Seven Card Stud orbit and just one hand went to fourth street. Once it changed to Omaha Hi-Lo, Naoya Kihara three-bet preflop with the      and Dan Cates called on the button with the     .

Kihara bet the     flop to receive a call and did so again on the   turn, on which Cates made two pair but just called. On the   river, Kihara bet again and Cates quickly folded.

Dan Cates17,750,000-375,000
Yuri Dzivielevski9,525,000-75,000
Naoya Kihara6,325,000450,000
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Thursday, June 30, 2022 9:20 PM Local Time
Kihara Gets a Shove Through

No-Limit Hold'em

Yuri Dzivielevski raised out of the small blind with the    and was called by Dan Cates in the big blind. The     flop was bet by the Brazilian for 125,000 and Cates called. Both checked the   on the turn and Dzivielevski bet 250,000 into 825,000 on the   river with the nuts, winning the pot without any further payoff by Cates.

Dzivielevski then raised on the button to 350,000 with the    and folded when Naoya Kihara pushed for 5,250,000 with the    in the big blind. The Japanese player celebrated towards his rail, who had joined after witnessing Shota Nakanishi win the $10,000 Short Deck Championship.

Dan Cates18,125,000-600,000
Yuri Dzivielevski9,600,000325,000
Naoya Kihara5,875,000275,000
Thursday, June 30, 2022 9:11 PM Local Time
Small Pots in NLHE Increase Cates' Lead

No-Limit Hold'em

During the last hands of Limit 2-7 Triple Draw, Dan Cates earned three full bets back from Naoya Kihara when he made an eight and Kihara improved to a nine. The game variant then changed to NLHE and Cates raised the button to 400,000 with the    to win the blinds.

Kihara then raised to 500,000 with    on the button in the next hand to win some chips back.

Cates limped his next small blind with the    and Kihara checked the    in the big blind. The     flop brought a bet worth 250,000 by Cates and that won the next pot for the chip leader.

Dan Cates18,725,0002,325,000
Yuri Dzivielevski9,275,000-425,000
Naoya Kihara5,600,000-1,900,000
Thursday, June 30, 2022 9:02 PM Local Time
Cates Bluffs into Kihara

2-7 Triple Draw

Naoya Kihara       raised on the button and Dan Cates defended his big blind with      

Cates drew two and Kihara drew three. Both players checked and drew two.

Cates check-called a bet and both players drew one.

Cates made       but bet, with Kihara calling having made his      . Cates let out a cry of anguish and mucked.

Dan Cates16,400,000-1,500,000
Yuri Dzivielevski9,700,000-150,000
Naoya Kihara7,500,0001,650,000
Thursday, June 30, 2022 9:00 PM Local Time
Cates Saves One Bet Against Dzivielevski

Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo

Dan Cates:    /      /  
Yuri Dzivielevski:    /      /  

Dan Cates completed with an ace and was called by Yuri Dzivielevski with split jacks. On fourth street, Cates made open aces and bet for Dzivielevski to call and both players then checked fifth street. After sixth street, Cates bet and Dzivielevski came along with his hidden full house to then see Cates bet again seventh street with he made three aces.

Cates bet again and Dzivielevski carefully counted his stack for a short while before he raised. After vaulting out of his seat and studying his opponent, Cates folded and saved one full bet.

Dan Cates17,900,000-1,000,000
Yuri Dzivielevski9,850,0001,300,000
Naoya Kihara5,850,000-300,000
Thursday, June 30, 2022 8:52 PM Local Time
Cates Gets Some Value From Kihara

Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo

Naoya Kihara:    /      /  
Dan Cates:    /      /  

Naoya Kihara chopped with Dan Cates in the previous hand when neither had a pair in the hand and Kihara had the superior kicker for his ace-high.

What followed was another duel between the two in which Cates completed with split queens. Kihara called bets by Cates from fourth to sixth street and was put in the ringer by Cates on seventh. Kihara tanked for a while and eventually opted to fold.

Dan Cates18,900,0001,625,000
Yuri Dzivielevski8,550,000-100,000
Naoya Kihara6,150,000-1,525,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, June 30, 2022 8:44 PM Local Time
Dzivielevski Scoops Cates with a Flush

Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo

Dan Cates:    /      /  
Yuri Dzivielevski:    /      /  

Yuri Dzivielevski completed and was called by Dan Cates, who then also called a bet on fourth street. On fifth street, both players checked and Cates bet sixth street to then call a raise by Dzivielevski. Seventh street brought a bet by Dzivielevski and Cates check-called to lose a seizable pot to the Brazilian.

Dan Cates17,275,000-2,625,000
Yuri Dzivielevski8,650,0002,450,000
Naoya Kihara7,675,000-725,000
Thursday, June 30, 2022 8:36 PM Local Time
Benny Glaser Eliminated in 4th Place ($464,420)

Benny Glaser

No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw

Naoya Kihara       raised to 450,000 first to act.

Benny Glaser moved all in for 3,525,000 from the next position with      . Yuri Dzivielevski and Dan Cates folded and Kihara made the call.

Kihara called and then stood put.

"It's so f*cked because I can't break this," said Glaser deliberating whether to draw.

"Would you think a bit more with a ten?" Glaser said while staring at Kihara. "Pat," he finally said, as Kihara's eight was enough to send Glaser to the rail in fourth place.

"Bad luck Benny," said Cates from the other end of the table.

"It's obviously very bittersweet," a crestfallen Glaser told Jeff Platt. "I had much higher hopes when I was chip leader. I'm obviously still happy and grateful to have come this far, but winning this would have meant everything.

"It's the best mixed game tournament on the planet and I love mixed games."

Naoya Kihara8,400,0004,000,000
Benny Glaser0-3,500,000
Thursday, June 30, 2022 8:35 PM Local Time
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Thursday, June 30, 2022 8:32 PM Local Time
Glaser Short Stack After Single Draw Clash With Cates

Benny Glaser

No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw

Dan Cates       raised to 400,000 and Benny Glaser       three-bet to 1,675,000 out of the small blind.

Cates called. Glaser stood pat and Cates drew one to an      

Glaser checked and Cates bet 3,125,000.

"I really wanna call," said Glaser after tanking for a couple of minutes.

Glaser called but was shown then bad news by Cates.

Dan Cates19,900,0004,900,000
Yuri Dzivielevski6,200,000-100,000
Naoya Kihara4,400,000300,000
Benny Glaser3,500,000-4,900,000
Thursday, June 30, 2022 8:21 PM Local Time
Cates Picking Up Steam in Limit Hold'em

Dan "Jungleman" Cates

Limit Hold'em

Yuri Dzivielevski    raised on the button and Dan Cates    called in the small blind.

Naoya Kihara    called in the big blind and the flop came    

It checked to Dzivielevski who bet and Cates raised. Both players folded.

On the next hand Cates raised with    from under the gun and Dzivielevski defended his big blind with    before check-folding on    

Dan Cates15,000,0001,850,000
Benny Glaser8,400,000150,000
Yuri Dzivielevski6,300,000-1,200,000
Naoya Kihara4,100,000-600,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, June 30, 2022 8:15 PM Local Time
Cates Moves Further Ahead
Dan Cates13,150,0001,125,000
Benny Glaser8,250,000-1,000,000
Yuri Dzivielevski7,500,000-100,000
Naoya Kihara4,700,000-125,000
Thursday, June 30, 2022 8:15 PM Local Time
Dzivielevski Chips Up Through Glaser

Limit Hold'em

Benny Glaser raised blind on blind with    and Yuri Dzivielevski    called in the big blind.

The flop was     and Glaser bet. Dzivielevski called and the turn was the  . Glaser bet again and Dzivielevski raised.

Glaser called and the river was the  . Both players checked and Dzivielevski won with his straight.

Benny Glaser9,250,000-1,625,000
Yuri Dzivielevski7,600,0001,725,000
Thursday, June 30, 2022 8:10 PM Local Time
Rivered Ace Helps Kihara

Pot-Limit Omaha

Naoya Kihara      raised to 525,000 and Dan Cates      defended his big blind.

The flop     saw both players check and the turn was the  

Cates check-called 600,000 and the river was the  . Both players checked and Kihara won the pot with his rivered ace.

Dan Cates12,025,000-1,350,000
Benny Glaser10,875,000200,000
Yuri Dzivielevski5,875,000100,000
Naoya Kihara4,825,0001,050,000
Thursday, June 30, 2022 8:05 PM Local Time
Level 24 started
Level: 24
Blinds: 75,000/150,000
Ante: 150,000
Thursday, June 30, 2022 7:44 PM Local Time
Dzivielevski Chips Up Before the Break

Pot-Limit Omaha

Dan Cates limped in with the      and then called a pot-sized raise by Naoya Kihara, who had the     . The     flop was checked by both and the same applied for the   turn as well.

After the   river, both checked for the third time and Kihara won the pot with his top pair and kicker advantage.

Yuri Dzivielevski then raised it up to 250,000 with the      in the cutoff and was called by Naoya Kihara in the small blind with the     , Benny Glaser called out of the big blind with     . The     flop was all Dzivielevski and he took it down with a bet worth

Dan Cates13,375,000-325,000
Benny Glaser10,675,000-325,000
Yuri Dzivielevski5,775,000400,000
Naoya Kihara3,775,0000
Playtika - Jason Alexander