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2012 43rd Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Sunday, October 03, 2021 to Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Event #7: Dealers Choice 6-Handed

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $409,845
  • Entries: 307
  • Remaining: 0


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Tuesday, October 5, 2021 8:56 PM Local Time
Jaswinder "Jesse" Lally Wins 2021 WSOP Event #7: $1,500 Dealers Choice 6-Handed ($97,915)

Jaswinder Lally

The 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Event #7: $1,500 Dealers Choice 6-Handed attracted 307 entries, which generated a $409,845 prize pool. After three days of play, it was Jaswinder "Jesse" Lally coming out on top to win $97,915 and Canada's first gold bracelet of the series.

"I was so excited to make the final table first of all, but now that my dream has come true, it's just an amazing feeling," the 58-year-old from Vancouver said. "I learned a lot playing all these games. Some of these games I've never played like Badacey or Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo Regular."

Lally, who was down to just 900 in chips on Day 1 of the tournament before turning things around, first learned to play poker in the early 1990s beginning with Stud and then hold'em after Chris Moneymaker's game-changing win in the 2003 WSOP Main Event.

While he's played poker for more than 25 years, Lally doesn't get to play as much as he might like. That's because he spends a lot of time with his business within the liquor store industry and family time with his wife of 37 years and his two children, a 25-year-old daughter and 18-year-old son who is learning to drive right now.

"I do get away for 10 days to play," said Lally, who usually plays cash games in Vancouver when time permits. At the final table, Lally eliminated all but one of his opponents thanks in no small part to early success in the Stud variants.

"I haven't played for maybe 15-20 years, but I like Stud now," he said with a smile. When asked if he had any plans for the money, he replied: "Pay some bills. Enjoy it. Come back here. It was my dream to win one, so this was it."

2021 WSOP Event #7 Final Table Results

1Jesse LallyCanada$97,915
2Andrew "AJ" KelsallUnited States$60,514
3Ray HensonUnited States$40,062
4Ian O'HaraUnited States$27,147
5Adam KipnisUnited States$18,839
6Christopher LindnerUnited States$13,396

Day 3 Action

The day began with 11 players returning to action and it didn't take long for the field to play down to the final table. Among those to fall early were Craig Chait (11th - $5,612), Adam Friedman (10th - $5,612), Jeremy Heartberg (9th - $7,307), Naoya Kihara (8th - $7,307), and Nathan Gamble (7th - $9,768).

Others to cash the tournament from Day 2 were Phil Hellmuth (18th - $4,429), Eli Elezra (20th - $3,593), Norman Chad (21st - $3,593), and Andrew Donabedian (32nd - $2,812).

At the final table, Christopher Lindner was the first to fall in a round of Seven Card Stud 8 or Better when his two pair went down in flames to Lally's rolled-up deuces, which improved to a full boat.

Lally would later be called the "Stud master" by Ian O'Hara after notching the next two eliminations in near succession. First, Adam Kipnis was eliminated in a hand of Stud when his nines in the hole quickly fell behind Lally's fives full of kings on fifth street. Not long after, O'Hara followed him out the door, never overcoming Lally's pocket aces in a hand of Stud (the latter actually improved to a diamond flush on seventh).

Andrew Kelsall
Andrew Kelsall

Reigning WSOP Global Casino Champ Andrew "AJ" Kelsall then dispatched Houston's Ray Henson in third place after drawing one to a nine-eight in no-limit 2-7 single draw, which bested a pat jack-ten.

Lally took a near 6:1 chip lead into heads-up play against Kelsall and closed it out in a hand of pot-limit Omaha. Kelsall got the last of his chips in on the turn holding two pair and a flush draw against Lally's nut straight. The river was a brick and Kelsall was denied a second bracelet, though he received $60,514 in prize money to ease the pain (not a bad result given he was the extreme short stack with seven players remaining).

Congratulations to Jesse Lally, winner of the 2021 WSOP Event #7: $1,500 Dealers Choice 6-Handed!

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021 8:51 PM Local Time
Andrew Kelsall Eliminated in 2nd Place ($60,514)

Andrew Kelsall

Pot Limit Omaha

Andrew Kelsall raised the button to 150,000 and Jaswinder Lally called.

On a flop of    , Lally check-called a bet of 250,000.

The turn brought the  , where Lally bet the pot and Kelsall called off for his tournament life.

Andrew Kelsall:     
Jaswinder Lally:     

Kelsall had two pair with a flush draw, but Lally had tuned the nut straight.

The river   changed nothing, eliminating Kelsall in second place and crowing Lally the champion of Event #7: $1,500 Dealers Choice.

Jaswinder Lally7,675,000500,000
Andrew Kelsall0-500,000
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 8:27 PM Local Time
Lally Has Kelsall on the Ropes


Jaswinder Lally has been doing quite well in the Stud variants today, so it was no surprise to see him return to the game when it was his choice.

In one hand, Andrew Kelsall brought it in then called when Lally completed. Kelsall then check-called a bet on fourth and then on fifth raised to 200,000 after Lally had bet.

Lally called and then check-called a bet of 200,000 on sixth. Both players checked seventh and the hands were tabled.

Jaswinder Lally:      /    
Andrew Kelsall:      /    

Kelsall showed two pair sixes and deuces but it was no good as Lally rolled over queens and tens to extend his chip.

Jaswinder Lally7,175,000775,000
Andrew Kelsall500,000-600,000
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 8:21 PM Local Time
Lally Extends Lead Heads-Up

Jaswinder Lally


Jaswinder Lally and Andrew Kelsall started heads-up play with a friendly series of Razz pots.

A few pots quickly ended but one large one put Lally even more firmly in the driver's seat.

After exchanging bets and calls on third through fifth streets, Lally took command of the betting lead on sixth and seventh.

Andrew Kelsall:   /    / 
Jaswinder Lally:   /    / 

Kelsall took about a minute before finally calling Lally's bet on seventh street.

Lally showed     for a seven-low, which was good enough to take the pot and leave Kelsall at just over a million chips.

Jaswinder Lally6,400,000450,000
Andrew Kelsall1,100,000-610,000
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 7:59 PM Local Time
Ray Henson Eliminated in 3rd Place ($40,062)

Ray Henson

No Limit 2-7 Single Draw

Andrew Kelsall raised enough from the small blind to put Ray Henson all-in in the big blind and Henson called.

Kelsall drew one and Henson patted.

Ray Henson:      
Andrew Kelsall:     / 

Kelsall squeezed his new card and revealed a   to make a nine and eliminate Henson in third place.

Andrew Kelsall1,710,000425,000
Ray Henson0-425,000
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 7:49 PM Local Time
Level 30 started
Level: 30
Blinds: 100,000/200,000
Ante: 0
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 7:34 PM Local Time
Lally Continues to Lead at Second Break

Jaswinder Lally

Players have taken their second break of the day, with Jaswinder Lally continuing to hold a significant chip lead.

Jaswinder Lally5,950,000-50,000
Andrew Kelsall1,285,000935,000
Ray Henson425,000-775,000
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 7:08 PM Local Time
Lally Pulling Away

Jaswinder Lally


Jaswinder Lally has taken a commanding chip lead after a big hand of Badeucey.

Before the first draw, Ray Henson raised on the button and Lally called in the small blind. Both players drew two cards.

Lally check-called a bet from Henson, and they each drew two again.

Lally check-called another bet, and this time each player drew one card.

After the final draw, Lally led into Henson, who called.

Lally turned over       for an eight low, and a six badugi. Henson mucked his cards.

With the critical pot, Lally now has 80 percent of the chips in play.

Jaswinder Lally6,000,000500,000
Ray Henson1,200,000-900,000
Andrew Kelsall350,000-240,000
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 7:01 PM Local Time
Ian O'Hara Eliminated in 4th Place ($27,147)

Ian O'Hara


The short-stacked Ian O'Hara had the bring in and then Ray Henson completed to 80,000. Jaswinder Lally put in 120,000, seemingly by accident, and given the amount it was ruled he had to raise to 160,000.

That prompted O'Hara to call off for 75,000 total, Henson came along, and there was a side pot on the line. Henson then bet fourth street and called when Lally raised. On fifth, Henson checked and folded when Lally bet 160,000.

Ray Henson:    /     fold
Jaswinder Lally:    /      /  
Ian O'Hara:    /      /  

Lally revealed he had improved to a diamond flush on seventh, which rendered O'Hara's last card moot as he was drawing dead.

"Stud master," O'Hara knighted Lally before exiting the stage.

Jaswinder Lally5,500,000900,000
Ian O'Hara0-270,000
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 6:56 PM Local Time
Adam Kipnis Eliminated in 5th Place ($18,839)

Adam Kipnis


Andrew Kelsall brought it in showing the   and Adam Kipnis completed. Jaswinder Lally then raised to 160,000, Kelsall got out of the way, and Kipnis called off his last 15,000.

Adam Kipnis:    /      /  
Jaswinder Lally:    /      /  

Kipnis got it in good but things turned south quickly as Lally ripped off a full house in the first five cards. Lally was left drawing dead after sixth street and took his leave from the tournament in fifth place.

Jaswinder Lally4,600,000400,000
Adam Kipnis0-115,000
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 6:40 PM Local Time
Kipnis On Fumes

Omaha Eight or Better

Adam Kipnis opted to preserve his short stack for a better opportunity during a recent Omaha Eight or Better hand.

Preflop, Kipnis raised in the cutoff and was called in the big blind by Ray Henson.

Henson then led into Kipnis on the     flop, for a bet which would have forced Kipnis to commit half of his remaining stack.

Kipnis went into the tank for almost 3 minutes, inquiring about the amount of the current payouts, before ultimately folding and leaving himself with 115,000.

Ray Henson2,100,000125,000
Adam Kipnis115,000-505,000
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 6:31 PM Local Time
Level 29 started
Level: 29
Blinds: 80,000/160,000
Ante: 0
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 6:31 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Jaswinder Lally4,200,000500,000
Ray Henson1,975,00015,000
Adam Kipnis620,00010,000
Andrew Kelsall590,000290,000
Ian O'Hara270,000-170,000
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 6:30 PM Local Time
Thunderdome Time!

With the big stage of the Amazon room Thunderdome now available, the five remaining players have been moved there from one of the outer feature tables.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 6:16 PM Local Time
Christopher Lindner Eliminated in 6th Place ($13,396)

Christopher Lindner

Seven Card Stud 8 or Better

Christopher Lindner is the latest victim of Jaswinder Lally's seven card rungood, and has been eliminated.

Facing a bet from Lally on fifth street, Lindner took his time before continuing in the hand. He then called a bet on sixth street and then raised Lally on seventh street for the last of his chips.

Lally happily called, revealing he had started the hand with rolled up deuces, and filled up on sixth street.

Christopher Lindner:   /    / 
Jaswinder Lally:   /    / 

Lally's stack now sits at 3,700,000.

Jaswinder Lally3,700,000400,000
Christopher Lindner0-1,150,000
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 6:06 PM Local Time
Kelsall Squeezes Seventh with Tournament Life on the Line

Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better

Ian O'Hara brought it in and Jaswinder Lally completed. Andrew Kelsall raised all in for 115,000 total, O'Hara folded, and Lally called.

Jaswinder Lally:    /      /  
Andrew Kelsall:    /      /  

Kelsall's wired deuces held until Lally paired in fifth street, and with bricks on sixth, the former had to connect on seventh to stay alive.

Lally didn't improve so Kelsall had plenty of outs, and he squeezed out one of them as the   gave him trips and the double.

Jaswinder Lally3,300,000-200,000
Andrew Kelsall300,000185,000
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 5:51 PM Local Time
Kelsall Doubles Through Lally

Andrew Kelsall

2-7 Triple Draw

Jaswinder Lally raised in the cutoff, and Andrew Kelsall moved in for his last 100,000 on the button.

Lally took one card on the first draw, while Kelsall took two.

Kelsall then patted the second draw while Lally still needed to draw one.

Kelsall patted once more, then accidentally revealed his       before Lally had sweated his final draw.

Lally showed that he was drawing to a seven, but pulled a   to give Kelsall a much needed double-up.

Jaswinder Lally3,395,000-105,000
Andrew Kelsall210,00020,000
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 5:39 PM Local Time
Pat-Pat Lally

2-7 Triple Draw

Ray Henson raised to 120,000 from the hijack and Jaswinder Lally called from the small blind. The short-stacked Andrew Kelsall folded from the big and on the first draw Lally took one while Henson took two.

Lally led out with a bet of 60,000 and Henson called. The former stood pat and Henson took just one.

Lally bet 120,000, Henson called, and on the last draw they repeated. Lally bet 120,000 after standing pat and Henson, who drew one, folded after showing     . He did not show the card he drew but it was evident it wasn't what he was looking for.

Jaswinder Lally3,500,000500,000
Ray Henson1,960,000-315,000
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 5:34 PM Local Time
O'Hara Doubles Through Lally

Ian O'Hara

Omaha Eight or Better

Chip leader Jaswinder Lally raised from the button into Ian O'Hara's big blind, which O'Hara defended.

On a flop of    , O'Hara led out for over half of his remining stack. Lally said "I have a bad hand, but I have to", and raised to put O'Hara all-in. O'Hara called.

Ian O'Hara:     
Jaswinder Lally:     

Following the runout of   , O'Hara's six-high straight was best for high and low, doubling him up to over 400,000.

Jaswinder Lally3,000,000-225,000
Ian O'Hara440,000220,000
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 5:28 PM Local Time
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