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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 5:42 PM Local Time
Becker Down to Two Million

Johannes Becker

No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw

Dan Cates       raised to 200,000 and Johannes Becker       called.

Becker drew one, pitching his   and drew a   completing his ten. Cates meanwhile had stood pat.

Becker then bet 240,000 and Cates raised to 925,000. Becker called but was shown the bad news when Cates rolled over his nine.

Dan Cates10,800,0001,330,000
Johannes Becker2,000,000-1,330,000
Thursday, June 30, 2022 5:40 PM Local Time
Glaser Beats Cates Once More

No Limit 2-7 Single Draw

Dan Cates raised to 200,000 with the       and Benny Glaser three-bet to 880,000 with the      , which Cates called. Glaser patted and Cates took one new card received a king. Both chceked and Glaser won the pot to take more chips off Cates once again.

Benny Glaser11,980,0001,280,000
Dan Cates9,470,000-930,000
Naoya Kihara4,560,000-240,000
Yuri Dzivielevski4,265,000-35,000
Johannes Becker3,330,00030,000
Thursday, June 30, 2022 5:35 PM Local Time
Cates Wins Last Hand of Limit Hold'em

Limit Hold'em

Yuri Dzivielevski    raised and called a three-bet from Dan Cates    in the small blind.

Cates flopped two pair on     and Cates bet. Dzivielevski called and the pair saw the   on the turn, improving Cates to a full house.

Cates bet again and Dzivielevski called. The   completed the board and Cates bet again. Dzivielevski called but mucked when Cates turned over his full house.

Dan Cates10,400,0001,200,000
Yuri Dzivielevski4,300,000-1,200,000
Thursday, June 30, 2022 5:32 PM Local Time
Dzivielevski Pays Off Kihara

Yuri Dzivielevski

Limit Hold'em

Naoya Kihara opened with    and called a three-bet from Yuri Dzivielevski with    in the small blind.

Dzivielevski bet on the     flop and Kihara called. The turn was the  . Dzivielevski check-called a bet from Kihara.

The river   improved Kihara to a straight. Dzivielevski checked and Kihara put out another bet.

Dzivielevski called and the pot got shipped to Kihara.

Yuri Dzivielevski5,500,000-1,465,000
Naoya Kihara4,800,0001,325,000
Thursday, June 30, 2022 5:28 PM Local Time
Cates Closes the Gap

Limit Hold'em

Dan Cates    raised and Benny Glaser    three-bet out of the small blind. Cates called and the flop was    . Both players checked and the turn was the  

Glaser checked and Cates bet. Glaser mucked.

Benny Glaser10,700,000-735,000
Dan Cates9,200,000800,000
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Thursday, June 30, 2022 5:25 PM Local Time
Glaser Extends Lead Further

Benny Glaser

Limit Hold'em

Benny Glaser raised with the    in the hijack and Johannes Becker on the cutoff three-bet with the   . Yuri Dzivielevski four-bet with the    as both opponents called. The flop came     and Dzivielevski bet, Glaser raised and Becker was the only caller.

The   followed on the turn and Glaser bet once more as Becker stuck around. They headed to the   on the river and checked it down eventually for Glaser to win another pot, extending his lead further.

Benny Glaser11,435,0002,175,000
Dan Cates8,400,000-75,000
Yuri Dzivielevski6,965,000-750,000
Naoya Kihara3,475,000-150,000
Johannes Becker3,300,000-1,230,000
Thursday, June 30, 2022 5:21 PM Local Time
Dzivielevski Flops a Full House But Gets No Value

Pot-Limit Omaha

Three ways to the     flop, Johannes Becker bet 100,000 into 320,000 with the      on the button and Yuri Dzivielevski was the only caller with the      for a full house in the small blind. Both checked the   on the turn and the   fell on the river.

Dzivielevski now bet 260,000 and Becker folded instantly.

Benny Glaser9,260,000-40,000
Dan Cates8,475,000-125,000
Yuri Dzivielevski7,715,000180,000
Johannes Becker4,530,000-540,000
Naoya Kihara3,625,000-40,000
Thursday, June 30, 2022 5:17 PM Local Time
Glaser into the Chip Lead

Benny Glaser

Dan Cates with      raised to 240,000 and Benny Glaser with      called on the button.

The flop was     and Cates bet 400,000. Glaser called.

The turn brought the   and both players checked.

The river was the  . Cates checked and Glaser put out a bet of 925,000 with his rivered flush. Cates eventually mucked and Glaser took down the pot

Benny Glaser9,300,0001,040,000
Dan Cates8,600,000-475,000
Thursday, June 30, 2022 5:09 PM Local Time
First Pot to Kihara

Pot-Limit Omaha

Johannes Becker raised to 160,000 with the      and was called by Naoya Kihara in the big blind with the     . They checked the     flop and the   followed on the turn. Kihara checked and Becker bet 240,000 with his top set for Kihara to call.

The   followed on the river and both players checked for Kihara to win the pot.

Johannes Becker5,070,000-400,000
Naoya Kihara3,665,000400,000
Thursday, June 30, 2022 3:55 PM Local Time
Four Opponents Stand Between Dan Cates and Repeat Victory in $50,000 Poker Players Championship

Benny Glaser

Five WSOP gold bracelet winners aim to add another major title to their resume and claim the highly sought-after prize in Event #56: $50,000 Poker Players Championship. None other than the defending champion Dan Cates leads the pack and has the chance to become the third player to earn multiple victories in the Main Event of the mixed game players.

The poker icon enters the final day as the chip leader after securing the double knockout of Koray Aldemir and Taylor Paur in the final hand of Day Four in Pot-Limit Omaha. That boosted his stack to 9,075,000 and he leapfrogged four-time WSOP bracelet winner Benny Glaser (8,260,000) as well as two-time champion Yuri Dzivielevski (7,535,000) on the leaderboard.

The five-handed final table includes another two international contenders in the 2017 PPC runner-up Johannes Becker (5,470,000) and Japan's mixed game specialist Naoya Kihara (3,265,000) in what shapes up to be an epic showdown on the Thunderdome feature table in the Bally's Event Center.

Event #56: $50,000 Poker Players Championship Seat Assignments Day 5

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Bets
1Naoya KiharaJapan3,265,00011
2Benny GlaserUnited Kingdom8,260,00028
3Johannes BeckerGermany5,470,00018
4Yuri DzivielevskiBrazil7,535,00025
5Dan CatesUnited States9,075,00030

All finalists out of an 112-entry strong field have secured a payday of $343,531 so far but all eyes are on the illustrious WSOP gold bracelet and the top prize worth $1,449,103 as the lion's share of the $5,362,000 will be distributed today.

So far, only players from the United States and United Kingdom have seen their names engraved in the Chip Reese Memorial trophy thus far but the odds are high that a third country may be added to the list.

It is expected that Cates will make a big entrance for this final table. In 2021, he came with a special costume and also did so for Day 1 of the current edition as well. Furthermore, he also kept his 2021 PPC bracelet at the table at all times so far and has certainly shown a lot of confidence ahead of the grand finale.

Remaining Payouts

PlaceWinnerCountryPrize (in USD)
1  $1,449,103
2  $895,614
3  $639,257
4  $464,420
5  $343,531
6Koray AldemirGermany$258,812

There are five hands remaining in the great game of Pot-Limit Omaha with 47:46 left in Level 26 and the dead button will be on Dan Cates with Naoya Kihara in the single big blind. The action will recommence at approximately 4 p.m. local time and the PokerGO broadcast will be on a security delay of around one hour.

All PokerNews updates will be provided in sync with the streaming delay so as not to spoil any of the action.

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