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2024 55th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Thursday, June 20, 2024 to Sunday, June 23, 2024

Event #52: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed

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  • Buy-in: $5,000
  • Prizepool: $3,758,200
  • Entries: 817
  • Remaining: 0

EVENT UPDATES

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Sunday, June 23, 2024 5:32 PM Local Time (about 15 hours and 25 minutes ago)
Mostafa Haidary Tears Through the Final Four to Win Event #52: $5,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em

Mostafa Haidary

Mostafa Haidary has emerged the victor of Event #52: $5,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em, capturing his first bracelet as the Australian resident defeated German Bernd Gleissner in heads-up play to the tune of $656,747.

There were a total of 817 entrants in this event as the field was speckled with professional players. A prize pool of $3,762,800 was generated with 123 players from the field having made the money.

Event #52: $5,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Final Table Results

PlaceNameCountryPayout
1Mostafa HaidaryAustralia$656,747
2Bernd GleissnerGermany$437,821
3Krasimir YankovBulgaria$300,293
4Brandon SchwartzUnited States$206,606
5Pedro MadeiraBrazil$148,939
6Matthew McEwanUnited States$107,770
7Max KruseGermany$79,436
Mostafa Haidary
Mostafa Haidary

Winner's Reaction

PokerNews asked Haidary how he felt after winning and his plans for the remaining summer and he responded.

"I'm so happy! My plans for the moment are to play more poker and celebrate with my wife and kids who are back home. I'm appreciative to be here"

Haidary reflected on his Australian poker playing background and explained that "We have a great poker scene. There are a lot of great players in Australia and I'm lucky to be one of them."

With the roaring crowd of friends cheering him on from the rail, Haidary emphasized that great moments don't mean anything if they aren't shared with friends. His triumph felt so much better with the good friends that he has.

Haidary shared that "there were three big hands where I bluffed for pretty much all my chips on the turn. All three of them went through." This is when he felt confident that he would win the event.

Finally, when asked for any closing remarks, Haidary noted that "I just woke up this morning and said I'm as close as it gets to winning. Everything went smoothly so it was great."

Final Day Recap

Any action missed from the final table can be found in the Day 3 recap. Haidary found himself heading into Day 4 as the chip leader and would tear through the remaining players until heads up. Haidary's aggressive play and patience helped him to take down the event.

Only four players returned for Day 4, and the short stack of Brandon Schwartz found an early double up through Gleissner. Shortly after Gleissner found a double through Krasimir Yankov to leave him as the short stack.

Living on borrowed time, Schwartz was the first to exit as he was left short when he moved all in with big slick and was out flopped. He was all in the following hand with the majority of his chips in for the big blind and ante. He couldn't beat Haidary's button raise as he was sent home.

Mostafa Haidary
Mostafa Haidary

Yankov fell shortly after when he lost a flip against Gleissner. At the time, Haidary held a little over two-thirds of the chips in play.

Early into heads-up play, Gleissner found a double to take the chip lead. Haidary soon got revenge as he hit two pairs with a higher flush draw than Gleissner's open-ended straight and flush draw.

Haidary now sat confidently with three-fourths of the chips in play. Not long after, Haidary won a flip against Gleissner to take down the event surrounded by his friends and fellow players.

Mostafa Haidary
Mostafa Haidary

This concludes the PokerNews coverage of the event, but there is still plenty of more action to come at the 2024 World Series of Poker at Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas so stay tuned for all your live coverage needs.

Sunday, June 23, 2024 4:16 PM Local Time (about 16 hours and 40 minutes ago)
Mostafa Haidary Tops the Rest in Event #52: $5,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em

Mostafa Haidary

After the final hand of play Mostafa Haidary has captured his first bracelet in Event #52: $5,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em.

Final Table Payouts

PlaceNameCountryPayout
1Mostafa HaidaryAustralia$656,747
2Bernd GleissnerGermany$437,821
3Krasimir YankovBulgaria$300,293
4Brandon SchwartzUnited States$209,606
5Pedro MadeiraBrazil$148,939
6Matthew McEwanUnited States$107,770
7Max KruseGermany$79,436

The action of the day can be caught below and a full winner's recap will be posted shortly.

Sunday, June 23, 2024 4:10 PM Local Time (about 16 hours and 46 minutes ago)
Bernd Gleissner Eliminated in 2nd Place ($437,821)

Bernd Gleissner

Mostafa Haidary raised to 800,000, and Bernd Gleissner responded by moving all in for his remaining stack.

Haidary asked for a count, but decided to call as the dealer was in the process of counting out Gleissner's stack.

Bernd Gleissner:   
Mostafa Haidary:   

The dealer fanned     on the board, putting Haidary in the lead. Gleissner needed help, but the   on the turn and   on the river ended his tournament run.

Gleissner finished in second place, earning a $437,821 payout.

Mostafa Haidary40,850,00010,200,000
Bernd Gleissner0-10,200,000
Sunday, June 23, 2024 4:00 PM Local Time (about 16 hours and 56 minutes ago)
Haidary Running Hot

Bernd Gleissner called from the small blind and Mostafa Haidary checked from the big blind.

The flop came     and both players were quick to check.

While the turn peeled the  , Gleissner was quick to check.

Haidary fired for 500,000 and received a snap-fold from Gleissner.

Mostafa Haidary30,650,000700,000
Bernd Gleissner10,200,0002,475,000
Sunday, June 23, 2024 3:55 PM Local Time (about 17 hours and 2 minutes ago)
Haidary Takes Back from Gleissner

Mostafa Haidary

Mostafa Haidary raised to 800,000 and Bernd Gleissner called.

The dealer fanned     on the board, and Haidary fired 500,000, which Gleissner called.

The turn brought the   on the board and fireworks.

Haidary sized up to a 2,300,000 bet, resulting in Gleissner moving all in. Haidary immediately called his remaining 14,975,000 to put himself at risk.

Mostafa Haidary:   
Bernd Gleissner:   

Both players had large pieces of the board, but Haidry's two pair remained in the lead. The   on the river gave Haidry the hand and he pulled back a chunk of chips he previously lost to Gleissner.

Mostafa Haidary29,950,00011,800,000
Bernd Gleissner7,725,000-14,975,000
Gorilla Gaming
Sunday, June 23, 2024 3:46 PM Local Time (about 17 hours and 10 minutes ago)
Gleissner Finds a Double

Bernd Gleissner

Bernd Gleissner raised to 1,400,00 from the small blind. Haidary moved all in and had Gleissner covered. Eventually, Gleissner found the call and both players revealed their hands.

Bernd Gleissner:   
Mostafa Haidary:   

The board ran out       for Gleissner to take the pot.

Bernd Gleissner22,700,00011,700,000
Mostafa Haidary18,150,000-11,700,000
Sunday, June 23, 2024 3:35 PM Local Time (about 17 hours and 21 minutes ago)
Haidary Dials Up the Pressure

Bernd Gleissner called from the small blind and Mostafa Haidary checked from the big blind.

The flop came     and both players were quick to check.

While the turn peeled the  , Glassier opted to check. Haidary fired for 500,000 and was raised to 1,500,000. He put in the call.

The river came the   and Glassier checked to Haidary. He continued for 3,100,000 and was rewarded with the pot.

Mostafa Haidary29,850,0007,850,000
Bernd Gleissner11,000,000-5,000,000
Sunday, June 23, 2024 3:28 PM Local Time (about 17 hours and 29 minutes ago)
Gleissner Picks Off River Bluff

The action between Bernd Gleissner and Mostafa Haidary slowed after the break, as both players took turns winning pots with preflop raises.

But one hand eventually went to the river.

The board read      on the turn, and Haidary bet 500,000, which drew a quick call from Gleissner.

The river produced the  , and Haidary sized up to a 2,100,000 bet.

Gleissner leaned forward and tilted his head as he looked at the board. He then made the call, which resulted in Haidary patting the table as he mucked his hand.

Mostafa Haidary22,000,000-6,250,000
Bernd Gleissner16,000,0003,400,000
Sunday, June 23, 2024 3:18 PM Local Time (about 17 hours and 39 minutes ago)
Level 33 started
Level: 33
Blinds: 200,000/400,000
Ante: 400,000
Sunday, June 23, 2024 3:17 PM Local Time (about 17 hours and 39 minutes ago)
WSOP History: David Sklansky Looks to Sell Rare 1982 WSOP Gold Watches to Pawn Stars
David Sklansky

Earlier this year on an ordinary Monday afternoon, a bespectacled man walked into the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop on Las Vegas Blvd. Tucked under his arm was an uninteresting box that only he knew contained something rather interesting – a pair of gold watches dating back more than 40 years.

These were not your run-of-the-mill wristwear, but rather evidence of a unique and often overlooked time of poker history, a year when the World Series of Poker (WSOP) gold bracelet, now the game's highest accolade, was replaced in favor of watches.

1982 WSOP watches
1982 WSOP watches

The man holding the box was David Sklansky, who in 1978 forever changed poker by advocating a mathematical approach to the game in his groundbreaking book The Theory of Poker. Nicknamed "The Mathematician," he proved his prowess just four years later when he won two WSOP tournaments in five days.

First, he won the 1982 WSOP Event #7: $800 Mixed Doubles Limit Seven Card Stud, a tournament that paired one man with one woman, alongside Dani Kelly, and followed that up by taking down Event #12: $1,000 Limit 5-Card Draw High. A year later, the Binions reverted back to the beloved bracelets players know today, and Sklansky captured his third piece of WSOP hardware by winning Event #11: $1,000 Limit Omaha.

It was a remarkable accomplishment, and for more than four decades he's kept safe the evidence of his victories, both of which still worked. So, why was Sklansky carrying his 1982 WSOP gold watches, two of only 15 ever awarded, into a pawn shop? Well, he was looking to sell them of course, but not to just any of the dozens of pawn shops spread across Las Vegas. Oh no, he was walking into arguably the most famous pawn shop in the world, the home to the wildly popular television show Pawn Stars, and he was there to do it with cameras rolling.

Read all about the 1982 WSOP watches here in our feature article!

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Sunday, June 23, 2024 3:04 PM Local Time (about 17 hours and 53 minutes ago)
Break Time

The remaining two players are on a 15-minute break.

They will return in Level 33 with 200,000/400,000 blinds and a 400,000 big blind ante.

Sunday, June 23, 2024 2:57 PM Local Time (about 17 hours and 59 minutes ago)
Back to Back for Gleissner

Mostafa Haidary raised to 600,000 from the small blind and Bernd Gleissner moved all in for 12,000,000.

Haidary was quick to make the fold.

The following hand, Gleissner raised to 850,000 from the small blind and found a fold from Haidary.

Mostafa Haidary28,250,00050,000
Bernd Gleissner12,600,000-50,000
Sunday, June 23, 2024 2:51 PM Local Time (about 18 hours and 6 minutes ago)
Lots of Excitement for a Chop

Bernd Gleissner moved all in after looking at his cards.

Mostafa Haidary slowly peeled back his cards, and then turned to his supporters on the rail.

"This is it, guys," Haidary said.

Haidary then quickly made the call to put Gleissner at risk.

Bernd Gleissner:   
Mostafa Haidary:   

Haidary's rail erupted in cheers when they saw the tabled hands.

Haidary was ahead and it remained that way when the dealer fanned     on the flop, and the   on the turn kept Haidary in the lead.

The dealer placed   on the river, and Haidary's rail yelled out in celebration. Then, they realized it was a chopped pot and Haidary and Gleissner laughed.

Mostafa Haidary28,200,0000
Bernd Gleissner12,650,0000
Sunday, June 23, 2024 2:42 PM Local Time (about 18 hours and 14 minutes ago)
Krasimir Yankov Eliminated in 3rd Place ($300,293)

Krasimir Yankov

Krasimir Yankov raised to 2,000,000 from the button and Bernd Gleissner raised to 4,000,000. Yankov called for less and both players revealed their cards.

Krasimir Yankov:   
Bernd Gleissner:   

The board ran out       for Gleissner to take the pot.

Mostafa Haidary28,200,0001,200,000
Bernd Gleissner12,650,0002,550,000
Krasimir Yankov0-5,200,000
Sunday, June 23, 2024 2:34 PM Local Time (about 18 hours and 22 minutes ago)
Haidary Leaves Yankov Short

Mostafa Haidary raised to 700,000 from the button and Krasimir Yankov defended his big blind.

The flop came     and Yankov was quick to check. Haidary fired for 350,000 and was called.

While the   peeled off on the turn, Yankov again checked to Haidary. He continued for 1,100,000 and was rewarded with the pot.

Mostafa Haidary28,400,0000
Bernd Gleissner8,700,0000
Krasimir Yankov2,900,0000
Gorilla Gaming
Sunday, June 23, 2024 2:27 PM Local Time (about 18 hours and 29 minutes ago)
Haidary Wielding Big Stack Power

Mostafa Haidary is starting to push his chip stack around.

One hand in particular saw him bully Krasimir Yankov in a battle of the blinds.

Yankov limped from the small blind, and Haidary checked his option in the big blind.

The dealer fanned     on the flop, resulting in checks from both players. The   on the turn, though, brought action after Yankov checked. Haidary responded with a 500,000 bet, which Yankov called.

The   on the river saw Yankov check again. Haidary leaned forward and peeked at Yankov's stack, and then moved all in. Yankov immediately folded.

Mostafa Haidary27,000,0007,200,000
Krasimir Yankov5,200,000-4,700,000
Sunday, June 23, 2024 2:20 PM Local Time (about 18 hours and 37 minutes ago)
Gleissner Heating Up

Bernd Gleissner

Bernd Gleissner called from the small blind and Krasimir Yankov checked his big blind.

The flop came     and both players were eager to check.

While the turn peeled the  , Gleissner again checked to Yankov. He fired for 600,000 and was called.

The river was the   and both players checked. Gleissner revealed    for the broadway straight to take the pot.

Mostafa Haidary19,800,000300,000
Bernd Gleissner10,100,0001,700,000
Krasimir Yankov9,900,000-1,200,000
Sunday, June 23, 2024 2:10 PM Local Time (about 18 hours and 46 minutes ago)
Gleissner Risks it All

Mostafa Haidary called from the small blind and Bernd Gleissner checked from the big blind.

The flop and turn came      and both players checked the two streets.

While the river peeled the  , Haidary led out for 300,000.

Gleissner moved all in and received a snap fold from Haidary.

Mostafa Haidary19,500,000-500,000
Krasimir Yankov11,100,0001,300,000
Bernd Gleissner8,400,000-200,000
Sunday, June 23, 2024 2:02 PM Local Time (about 18 hours and 55 minutes ago)
Level 32 started
Level: 32
Blinds: 150,000/300,000
Ante: 300,000
Sunday, June 23, 2024 2:00 PM Local Time (about 18 hours and 56 minutes ago)
Haidary Takes Back from Yankov

A bit of back-and-forth action between Mostafa Haidary and Krasimir Yankov saw Yankov come out on the good end.

Haidary eventually threw a counter punch.

Haidary raised 500,000 on the button, and Yankov called. The dealer fanned    , resulting in Yankov checking. Haidary made the continuation bet of 250,000, which Yankov called.

The   appeared on the turn, and Yankov checked. Haidary peeked at his cards, and then sized up to 950,000, which drew a call.

The   showed up on the river, resulting in another check from Yankov. Haidary reached into his chip stack and pushed out a 4,000,000 bet, which drew a quick fold from Yankov.

Mostafa Haidary20,000,0001,200,000
Krasimir Yankov9,800,000-2,000,000
Gorilla Gaming
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