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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 7:42 PM Local Time
Glaser Folds the Best Hand After Juicy PLO Runout

Pot-Limit Omaha

Benny Glaser      limped on the button. Yuri Dzivielevski      and Dan Cates      came along from the blinds.

The flop came     and Dzivielevski checked. Cates bet 250,000 with his two pair and Glaser, who had flopped a set, raised in position to 1,000,000.

Dzivielevski quickly folded but Cates called.

The turn was the   and both players checked. The river was the  . Cates thought before betting 1,800,000. Glaser checked his cards before promptly folding.

Dan Cates13,700,0001,175,000
Benny Glaser11,000,000-1,000,000
Thursday, June 30, 2022 7:36 PM Local Time
Glaser Wins a Small Razz Hand


Naoya Kihara:    /    folded on fifth street
Benny Glaser:    /    

Naoya Kihara completed and was called by Benny Glaser, who was the bring-in.

On fourth street Kihara bet and Glaser called.

On fifth street Kihara checked and Glaser bet. Kihara folded and Glaser added to his stack.

Benny Glaser12,000,00075,000
Naoya Kihara3,800,00025,000
Thursday, June 30, 2022 7:31 PM Local Time
Kihara Chips Up Again


Naoya Kihara:    /      /  
Dan Cates:    /      /  

Naoya Kihara completed with a five and Dan Cates called to then also call a bet by Kihara on fourth street. Cates then bet his lead on fifth street when Kihara received a king before both checked it down on sixth and seventh street.

Kihara won with his ten-nine as Cates had paired up once more as the bottom stack hung around with more room to spare.

Dan Cates12,525,000-1,200,000
Benny Glaser11,925,000100,000
Yuri Dzivielevski5,375,000-200,000
Naoya Kihara3,775,0001,300,000
Thursday, June 30, 2022 7:24 PM Local Time
One for Dzivielevski and One for Cates

Omaha Hi-Lo

Yuri Dzivielevski raised on the button with the      and was called by Naoya Kihara in the big blind with the     . The     flop was checked by Kihara, who then called a bet. After the   turn had paired, Kihara checked again and then quickly folded when Dzivielevski bet again.

Dzivielevski then raised it up in the cutoff with the      and Dan Cates flat-called on the button with     . The Brazilian checked the     flop and Cates bet his trips for Dzivielevski to call. After the   turn, Dzivielevski checked once more and Cates fired a bet to win the hand instantly without any further resistance.

Dan Cates13,725,000700,000
Benny Glaser11,825,000-175,000
Yuri Dzivielevski5,575,00075,000
Naoya Kihara2,475,000-100,000
Thursday, June 30, 2022 7:20 PM Local Time
Glaser Takes From Dzivielevski

Pot Limit Omaha

Benny Glaser      opened from the button and called a three-bet from Yuri Dzivielevski holding      in the small blind.

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

Both players checked and the river was the  . They checked agian and Glaser took down the pot with his two pair.

Benny Glaser12,000,000875,000
Yuri Dzivielevski5,500,000-1,375,000
Gorilla Gaming
Thursday, June 30, 2022 7:13 PM Local Time
Dzivielevski Takes Some Chips Off Kihara

Seven Card Stud

Naoya Kihara:    /      /  
Yuri Dzivielevski:    /      /  

Yuri Dzivielevski completed with split aces and was called by Naoya Kihara with split kings. Dzivielevski bet his lead until fifth street for Kihara to call and then checked sixth street when he paired the open seven, as Kihara checked behind.

Dzivielevski also checked seventh and Kihara checked it back to lose a portion of his short stack.

Dan Cates13,025,000-100,000
Benny Glaser11,125,000-50,000
Yuri Dzivielevski6,875,0001,200,000
Naoya Kihara2,575,000-1,050,000
Thursday, June 30, 2022 7:09 PM Local Time
Urgently Needed Pot for Kihara Against Glaser

Seven Card Stud

Benny Glaser:    /      /  
Naoya Kihara:    /      /  

Benny Glaser completed with split sixes and Naoya Kihara called. As they were about to proceed to fourth street, the dealer exposed the   as burn card and the floor was called before the action carried on. Glaser bet and Kihara called as the Brit did so again on fifth street when he picked up the suited ace, earning a call from Kihara.

On sixth street. Glaser then checked and Kihara bet with a mere 625,000 behind. Glaser reluctantly called and failed to improve on seventh street to check. Kihara checked it back to and won a vital pot to keep his hopes alive.

Dan Cates13,125,000450,000
Benny Glaser11,175,000-1,950,000
Yuri Dzivielevski5,675,000-150,000
Naoya Kihara3,625,0001,650,000
Thursday, June 30, 2022 7:01 PM Local Time
Dzivielevski Pays Off Cates in Stud

Dan "Jungleman" Cates

Yuri Dzivielevski:    /      /  
Dan Cates:    /      /  

Dan Cates completed with an open ace and was called by Yuri Dzivielevski with split deuces. Fourth street was bet by Cates and Dzivielevski stuck around to then call another bet on fifth street as well.

Sixth street was bet once more by Cates, who had the lead by then with a pair of nines and Dzivielevski gave it just short consideration before he made the call.

Both paired up on seventh street and Cates had a bet paid off by Dzivielevski to further widen the gap to the Brazilian in third place.

Benny Glaser13,125,000-50,000
Dan Cates12,675,0001,750,000
Yuri Dzivielevski5,825,000-1,650,000
Naoya Kihara1,975,000-50,000
Thursday, June 30, 2022 6:56 PM Local Time
Glaser Takes a Big Chunk out of Kihara's Stack

Seven Card Stud

Naoya Kihara:    /      /  
Benny Glaser:    /      /  

Naoya Kihara completed with a ten and Benny Glaser raised for Kihara to call. On fourth street, Kihara check-called a bet and Glaser then improved to the wheel on fifth street to check. Kihara bet his gutshot broadway draw and then faced a raise by Glaser to come along and see at least one more card.

On sixth street, Glaser bet his open lead and Kihara reluctantly called before Glaser then also bet seventh street as well. Kihara had missed and double-checked his cards before sending them into the muck.

Benny Glaser13,175,0001,575,000
Dan Cates10,925,000-175,000
Yuri Dzivielevski7,475,000325,000
Naoya Kihara2,025,000-1,875,000
Thursday, June 30, 2022 6:44 PM Local Time
Cates Unsuccessfuly Breaks Out the Double Flop Min-Raise

Dan "Jungleman" Cates

No-Limit Hold'em

Benny Glaser    raised to 275,000 on the button. Dan Cates called in the big blind.

The     flop gave Glaser trips and Cates checked to the British player who bet 175,000.

Cates check-raised to 350,000 before Glaser three-bet to 850,000.

Cates then four-bet to 1,350,000 and Glaser called.

The pair then checked down the    board and Glaser took down the pot.

Benny Glaser11,600,0001,900,000
Dan Cates11,100,000-1,750,000
Gorilla Gaming
Thursday, June 30, 2022 6:39 PM Local Time
Johannes Becker Eliminated in 5th Place ($343,531)

Johannes Becker

No-Limit Hold'em

Benny Glaser raised on the button to 300,000 with the    and Johannes Becker called all-in for 75,000 with the   , Yuri Dzivielevski called from the big blind with the   .

On the     flop, Dzivielevski check-folded when Glaser bet and the miracle comeback of story required Becker to hit a ten. Nothing happened on the   turn and the   river sent the German mixed game specialist to the rail in 5th place for a payday of $343,531.

Dan Cates12,850,0000
Benny Glaser9,700,000500,000
Yuri Dzivielevski7,150,000-450,000
Naoya Kihara3,900,0000
Johannes Becker0-75,000
Thursday, June 30, 2022 6:37 PM Local Time
Becker on the Brink

2-7 Triple Draw

Benny Glaser picked up       in the small blind and limped. Johannes Becker       checked his big blind.

Both players drew three. Glaser bet with       and Becker called.

Glaser drew one and Becker drew two.

Glaser improved to a number four       and bet. Becker called with just 75,000 behind.

Glaser stood pat and Becker drew two again.

Glaser bet enough to put Becker all in, but having thrown away a queen and a deuce, the German received them back and was sat contemplating his tournament life with      .

He eventually folded as the game changed to No-Limit Hold'em.

Benny Glaser9,200,000825,000
Johannes Becker75,000-800,000
Thursday, June 30, 2022 6:29 PM Local Time
Kihara Pays Off Cates

Limit 2-7 Triple Draw

Dan Cates raised with a queen-jack and Naoya Kihara three-bet with an eight-seven draw for Cates to call. Kihara discarded one while Cates drew two and Cates check-called a bet.

Kihara then patted his       while Cates drew one and improved to an      . Cates bet and Kihara called as both patted the final draw. Cates bet again and Kihara called to get shown the bad news.

Dan Cates12,850,0001,450,000
Benny Glaser8,375,000-225,000
Yuri Dzivielevski7,600,000400,000
Naoya Kihara3,900,000-1,800,000
Johannes Becker875,000-925,000
Thursday, June 30, 2022 6:25 PM Local Time
Dzivielevski Pushes Out Glaser

2-7 Triple Draw

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

Both players drew two and Dzivielevski check-called a bet. Both players drew one and Dzivielevski checked again.

Glaser       who had made his eight bet, and the Brazilian       check-raised having also made an eight. Glaser called.

Both players stood pat and Dzivielevski bet. Glaser mucked and Dzivielevski took down the pot.

Dan Cates11,400,00050,000
Benny Glaser8,600,000-1,375,000
Yuri Dzivielevski7,200,0002,400,000
Naoya Kihara5,700,0000
Johannes Becker1,800,00025,000
Thursday, June 30, 2022 6:20 PM Local Time
Becker Chips Up Slightly

Limit 2-7 Triple Draw

Johannes Becker raised to pick up two calls and Benny Glaser came along as the former discarded three and the latter took two new cards. Becker improved to an       while Glaser had a       and checked, Becker bet and Glaser called.

Glaser discarded one and Becker patted as the Brit checked and faced the bet by Becker who had 175,000 behind. Glaser mulled it over and eventually folded.

Dan Cates11,350,000-100,000
Benny Glaser9,975,000-650,000
Naoya Kihara5,700,000-50,000
Yuri Dzivielevski4,800,0000
Johannes Becker1,775,000575,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, June 30, 2022 6:15 PM Local Time
Becker Chops to Stay Alive

Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo

Johannes Becker:    /      /  
Yuri Dzivielevski:    /      /  

Johannes Becker completed and Yuri Dzivielevski called.

Dzivielevski check-called a bet on fourth street. On fifth street Dzivielevski check-raised Becker, who called and was all in.

By seventh street Dzivielevski's buried aces were good enough for the high, with Becker's low by fifth street enough for the low and the pair chopped the pot.

Yuri Dzivielevski4,800,000100,000
Johannes Becker1,200,000125,000
Thursday, June 30, 2022 6:10 PM Local Time
Becker Gets Shorter

Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo

Johannes Becker:    /     folded on fifth
Dan Cates:    /      /  
Yuri Dzivielevski:    /      /  

Dan Cates completed with rolled up nines and received action from Yuri Dzivielevski and Johannes Becker, who both then also called on fourth street. Cates bet fifth street and Becker folded. Dzivielevski raised with his low draw as Cates called.

On sixth and seventh street, Cates bet and Dzivielevski called to chop it up after eventually spiking his low.

Dan Cates11,450,000210,000
Benny Glaser10,625,000-95,000
Naoya Kihara5,750,000-105,000
Yuri Dzivielevski4,700,000525,000
Johannes Becker1,075,000-540,000
Thursday, June 30, 2022 6:03 PM Local Time
Poker Player Wins WSOP Main Event Satty in His Sleep...Literally

For most, the saying, "I could win that poker tournament in my sleep," is laughable at best. But not for Eric Goldstein, who fell asleep Wednesday night, and then woke up to discover he'd won an $80 satellite into the 2022 WSOP Main Event on

Goldstein told PokerNews he forgot he was registered for the satellite, which only awarded one seat into poker's most prestigious annual tournament, a $10,000 buy-in event.

Read the incredible story on PokerNews

Thursday, June 30, 2022 5:54 PM Local Time
Kihara Scoops Glaser to Chip Up

Naoya Kihara

Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo

Naoya Kihara:    /      /  
Benny Glaser:    /      /  

Dan Cates folded pocket tens in the hole while Naoya Kihara completed and then called a raise by Benny Glaser. It was Glaser who bet his lead on fourth and received a call. Glaser then check-called fifth street and did so again on sixth street.

Glaser checked seventh street on which Kihara completed his flush and bet. After some consideration, Glaser sigh-called and was scooped as Kihara boosted his short stack.

Right after the hand was over, the players went on a very short colour up break but the action will resume shortly.

Dan Cates11,240,000640,000
Benny Glaser10,720,000-1,680,000
Naoya Kihara5,855,0001,295,000
Yuri Dzivielevski4,175,000-90,000
Johannes Becker1,615,000-385,000
Thursday, June 30, 2022 5:46 PM Local Time
Glaser Snows With Two Pair

No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw

Benny Glaser       raised to 220,000 and Dan Cates       called in the small blind.

Cates drew one   and Glaser stood pat with his two pair. Cates drew a   and checked to Glaser. He then bet 310,000 and Cates folded.

Benny Glaser12,400,000420,000
Dan Cates10,600,000-200,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander