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

Monday, October 11, 2021 to Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Event #23: Eight Game Mix 6-Handed

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $646,140
  • Entries: 484
  • Remaining: 0


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Wednesday, October 13, 2021 6:08 PM Local Time
Zack Scoops Shaffer

Daniel Zack

Stud 8 or Better

Dan Zack:   /    / 
Brett Shaffer:   /    / 

Dan Zack bet out on both fifth and sixth streets and Brett Shaffer called. On seventh street, Zack put out another bet, leaving himself only about 500,000 behind. Shaffer called.

"Aces and an 8-7," Zack said. His     made a pair of aces and a low to scoop the pot. Shaffer looked back at his hand for a moment trying to find a hand that could beat Zack, but ultimately sent his cards back to the dealer.

Daniel Zack1,700,000-120,000
Brett Shaffer1,200,000-100,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 6:00 PM Local Time
Schuyler Thornton Eliminated in 5th Place ($38,752)

Schuyler Thornton

Pot-Limit Omaha

With the flop reading    , Connor Drinan checked from the big blind, and Schuyler Thornton bet 155,000 from the hijack.

Drinan potted to 835,000, and Schuyler called all-in.

Schuyler Thornton:     
Connor Drinan:     

The turn   and river   clinched the hand for Drinan, who found a club flush on the river. Thornton exited the tournament in fifth place for $38,752.

Connor Drinan6,100,0001,400,000
Ryan Leng2,900,000-100,000
Daniel Zack1,820,000220,000
Brett Shaffer1,300,000365,000
Schuyler Thornton0-1,200,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 5:53 PM Local Time
Thornton Gets Some Back

Pot-Limit Omaha

Schuyler Thornton limped in from the small blind and Ryan Leng checked his option. The two players checked down to the river on a board of      , when Thornton checked and Leng put out a bet.

Thornton then raised, and when Leng called, Thornton turned over      for the nut flush.

Ryan Leng3,000,000-100,000
Schuyler Thornton1,200,000300,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 5:51 PM Local Time
Drinan Bets Pot Versus Zack

Pot-Limit Omaha

Dan Zack raised to 150,000 from the button and Connor Drinan re-raised pot. Zack called to bring the     on the flop.

Drinan again announced pot, sliding forward two stacks of 25,000 chips for a bet of 1,000,000. Zack folded.

Connor Drinan4,700,0001,000,000
Daniel Zack1,600,000-2,000,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 5:41 PM Local Time
Drinan Knocks Thornton Below One Million

Connor Drinan


Connor Drinan:   /    / 
Schuyler Thornton:   /    / 

Connor Drinan raised on third street and Schuyler Thornton re-raised. Drinan called, then called bets on fourth and fifth streets.

Drinan led out on sixth street and Thornton called, then bet again on seventh. Thornton called but mucked when Drinan showed     for a 7-6-5-3-2.

Connor Drinan3,700,0001,130,000
Schuyler Thornton900,000-840,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 5:33 PM Local Time
Leng's Aces Good Against Zack

Omaha Hi-Lo

Daniel Zack raised from the hijack, and Ryan Leng called in the big blind.

Leng check-called on the     flop. Both players the checked the   turn.

Leng bet the   river, and Zack called. Leng tabled     , and Zack mucked.

Daniel Zack3,600,000-200,000
Ryan Leng3,100,000400,000
Connor Drinan2,570,000-30,000
Schuyler Thornton1,740,000-60,000
Brett Shaffer935,000310,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 5:31 PM Local Time
Level 29 started
Level: 29
Blinds: 0/0
Ante: 0
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 5:26 PM Local Time
Leng, Drinan Chop Up Big Pot

Omaha 8 or Better

Ryan Leng raised from the cutoff before Connor Drinan re-raised from the small blind. Leng called, and they went heads-up to the flop.

Drinan bet all three streets as the board came      . Leng called each time. Drinan showed      for two pair, aces and fours, while Leng showed      for a low to split the pot.

Ryan Leng2,700,000-300,000
Connor Drinan2,600,000-100,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 5:09 PM Local Time
Ryan Hughes Eliminated in 6th Place ($19,317)

Ryan Hughes

No-Limit Hold'em

Dan Zack raised from the cutoff and Ryan Hughes defended his big blind. Hughes check-called a bet of 50,000 on the     flop as the players went heads-up to the turn.

Both players checked the  , then Hughes led out for 200,000 on the   river. Zack paused for a moment then announced he was all in.

Hughes went into the tank for several minutes, getting up off his seat and playing with his chips as he considered the call. He eventually slid his stack forward, only to find out Zack had turned a flush with   .

The Day 2 chip leader was knocked out in sixth place, while Zack took over the tournament chip lead.

Daniel Zack3,800,0001,200,000
Ryan Hughes0-1,750,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 5:05 PM Local Time
Zack Calls With Ace-High, Loses to Drinan

No-Limit Hold'em

With the board showing      on the turn, Dan Zack checked from the small blind and big blind Connor Drinan bet 250,000. Zack considered for a moment before making the call.

Both players checked the   river and Zack announced ace-high. Drinan, though, turned over    for a pair of kings to win the hand.

Connor Drinan2,700,000100,000
Daniel Zack2,600,000250,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 4:56 PM Local Time
Shaffer's Stack Takes Another Hit

2-7 Triple Draw

Connor Drinan raised in the hijack, and Brett Shaffer called on the button.

Both players drew two, then Drinan check-called.

Drinan took one, Shaffer took two, and Drinan check-called again.

Drinan stood pat, Shaffer took one, and both players checked. Drinan's       was good enough to take down the pot.

Connor Drinan2,600,000220,000
Brett Shaffer625,000-325,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 4:53 PM Local Time
Zack's Eight-Low Gets it Done

2-7 Triple Draw

Daniel Zack raised from the cutoff, and Brett Shaffer called from the small blind.

Shaffer took two and Zack took one. Shaffer check-raised a bet from Zack, and Zack called.

Shaffer patted, and Zack drew one. Shaffer bet and Zack called.

Both players patted, Shaffer bet and Zack called. Zack showed      , and that was the winner.

Daniel Zack2,350,000700,000
Brett Shaffer950,000-550,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 4:47 PM Local Time
Leng Wins Another in Lowball

2-7 Triple Draw

Ryan Leng and Brett Shaffer went heads-up to the second draw. Leng took one, while Shaffer took two. Leng bet, Shaffer raised, and Leng called.

Both players stood pat on the third draw and Leng called a bet from Shaffer.

Leng turned over       and Shaffer mucked as Leng added another pile of chips to his ever-increasing stack.

Ryan Leng3,000,000800,000
Brett Shaffer1,500,000-1,050,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 4:45 PM Local Time
Leng Bests Thornton With a Straight

Stud 8 or Better

Ryan Leng:   /    / 
Schuyler Thornton:   /    / 

On fifth street, Ryan Leng bet and Schuyler Thornton called. Leng bet again on sixth and Thornton stuck around for seventh street.

Both players put in a bet on seventh. "Straight seven," Leng announced as he turned over     for a straight to take the big pot off Thornton.

Ryan Leng2,200,0001,000,000
Schuyler Thornton1,800,000-680,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 4:31 PM Local Time
Level 28 started
Level: 28
Blinds: 0/0
Ante: 0
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 4:26 PM Local Time
Chip Counts on the Break
Brett Shaffer2,550,000350,000
Schuyler Thornton2,480,000110,000
Connor Drinan2,380,00080,000
Ryan Hughes1,750,000550,000
Daniel Zack1,650,000-50,000
Ryan Leng1,200,000-830,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 4:21 PM Local Time
Break Time

Players are now on a 15-minute break.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 4:11 PM Local Time
PokerNews Podcast: Hellmuth Loses It, Man in WSOP Ladies Event & Prime Poker Open
PokerNews Podcast
PokerNews Podcast

On the latest episode of the PokerNews Podcast, Jeff Platt and Chad Holloway come to you from the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP)!

They talk about Phil Hellmuth making yet another run at bracelet No. 16 but once again coming up short, which may have inspired his most recent "Poker Brat" blow-up, as well as Anthony Zinno's big win in Event #19: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship for $182,872 and his third gold bracelet.

They also chat about early champs bolstered by behind-the-scenes interviews w/ bracelet winners like Zinno and Bradley Jansen. Plus, they touch base on the Golden Nugget's Grand Poker Series, including John Gardner's $100K victory in the $600 Championship Event.

Finally, Chad chats with Justin Hammer of Prime Social in Houston, Texas, who will be hosting the Prime Poker Open from October 29-November 14. That series will culminate in a $1,700 buy-in, $1.5 million GTD Main Event.

Click here to listen to the new PN Podcast!

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 4:09 PM Local Time
Zack Wins One, Loses One

Limit Hold'em

Dan Zack raised and called a re-raised from Connor Drinan. On the     flop, Drinan bet, Zack raised, and Drinan called to see the   on the turn.

Zack bet and Drinan called. The same action repeated on the   river as Zack showed    for flopped trip tens.

On the next hand, Zack and Ryan Hughes went heads-up to a flop of    . Hughes bet and Zack called. Hughes bet again on the   turn and again Zack called.

The river came   and Hughes bet for the third time, with Zack calling. "Ace," Hughes said, showing    for a pair of aces that were good enough to win the pot.

Connor Drinan2,300,000-800,000
Daniel Zack1,700,000125,000
Ryan Hughes1,200,000305,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 4:05 PM Local Time
Zack Picks Off Hughes' Bluff

Limit Hold'em

Daniel Zack opened from the cutoff, and Ryan Hughes called.

The flop came    , Hughes checked, Zack bet, Hughes raised, Zack re-raised, and Hughes called.

The turn came  , Hughes bet, and Zack called.

The river fell  , Hughes bet again, and Zack called.

Hughes announced ten-high, while Zack tabled   .

Daniel Zack1,575,000765,000
Ryan Hughes895,00095,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander