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

Sunday, October 24, 2021 to Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Event #47: Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed

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  • Buy-in: $5,000
  • Prizepool: $1,941,863
  • Entries: 421
  • Remaining: 0


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Tuesday, October 26, 2021 5:29 PM Local Time
France's Alexandre Reard Wins 2021 WSOP Event #47: $5,000 Freezeout NLH ($428,694)

Alexandre Reard

After only two hours of play on Tuesday, Alexandre Reard took down the 2021 World Series of Poker Event #47: $5,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. The French player walked away the proud owner of his first bracelet and is $428,694 richer after beating a 491-entry field.

"When I saw the river card, it was just an indescribable feeling," Reard said after the victory. "I was seeing my wife and all my friends crying and exulting on the rail. It's such a sincere and strong moment!".

Reard, who before the victory already had more than $3 million in live earnings including two WSOP Circuit rings, managed to hold the chip lead for the entirety of the final table, which was railed by a large crowd of supporters.

"I really wanted and needed that bracelet. It's not an outcome but more a beautiful step in my career, and I hope for many more," Reard added.

"It's been a while now that the French poker community is growing and getting stronger. Today the victory is mine but I have no doubts there will be more to come very soon," said Reard about his poker crew and the enthusiastic rail. "We all come here to live those kind of moments and experience those feelings".

There will be no time to rest for the new champion as he was already thinking of registering in Event #51: $3,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em, which started earlier in the day.

"I won't party today, there are too many beautiful tournaments to play but we'll definitely organize a big party with the french community at the end of the series to celebrate. I need to keep working and stay focused for now!"

2021 WSOP Event #47 Final Table Results

1Alexandre ReardFrance$428,694
2Daniel StrelitzUnited States$264,953
3Ren LinUnited States$186,803
4Conrad SimpsonUnited States$133,733
5Qing LiuUnited States$97,238
6Darren GrantCanada$71,827
7Diogo VeigaPortugal$59,913
8Jamie SequeiraCanada$41,132

Final Table Action

It took approximately two hours for the final table to play until completion.

Qing Liu was the first player eliminated from the five-handed final table. He put himself at risk preflop with nine-seven suited against the ace-four suited of Reard. Liu didn't find a pair and exited in fifth place for $97,238.

Next to go was Conrad Simpson, who shoved his short stack from the button with king-deuce but ran into the ace-five suited of Daniel Strelitz. Simpson failed to connect and had to settle for fourth place and $133,733 in prize money.

Ren Lin was eliminated on the very next hand when his pocket deuces ran straight into the pocket tens of Strelitz. Lin finished in third place for $186,803 to set up a heads-up match between Reard and Strelitz.

Both players entered with similar stacks as the battle for the bracelet began. However, Reard took a 2:1 lead right away on the first hand and never looked back. He whittled Strelitz down to take a 9:1 chip advantage and eventually got it in with Strelitz preflop.

Strelitz held jack-nine suited but Reard was ahead with king-eight. Strelitz would not find what he was looking for on the runout as Reard paired his king and Strelitz exited in second for $264,953, one spot away from the second WSOP bracelet of his career.

Congratulations to Alexandre Reard for winning the 2021 WSOP Event #47: $5,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em!

Alexandre Reard
Alexandre Reard

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021 4:52 PM Local Time
Daniel Strelitz Eliminated in 2nd Place ($264,953)

Daniel Strelitz

On the final hand, Alexandre Reard raised, Daniel Strelitz moved all in and Reard made the call.

Daniel Strelitz:   
Alexandre Reard:   

The board came       and Reard won the pot with his pair of kings.

Strelitz picks up more than a quarter-million dollars for his final table run.

Alexandre Reard21,050,0002,450,000
Daniel Strelitz0-2,450,000
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 4:52 PM Local Time
Strelitz Chipping Down

On a first hand, Daniel Strelitz raised to 450,000 and it was called by Alexandre Reard. The flop brought     and Reard quickly check-raised Strelitz's continuation bet. The latter folded.

A few minutes later Reard raised to 450,000 and Strelitz called. The flop appeared     and it was checked to Reard who continued for 400,00. Strelitz called and both checked on the   turn.

The river was the   and both players checked once more. Strelitz flipped over    for a pair of sevens but the pot was sent to Reard who held    for a pair of sevens and ace-kicker.

Alexandre Reard18,600,0001,850,000
Daniel Strelitz2,450,000-1,850,000
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 4:41 PM Local Time
Reard and Strelitz Chop, Reard Still In Front

Alexandre Reard raised to 500,000, Daniel Strelitz shoved and Reard made the call.

Daniel Strelitz:   
Alexandre Reard:   

The board came       and both players took back their bets.

A few hands later, Reard opened to 500,000 and Strelitz made the call.

On the     flop, Strelitz check-called a bet of 400,000 from Reard.

Both players checked the   turn and   river. Strelitz showed   , but Reard had it beat with   .

Alexandre Reard16,750,000350,000
Daniel Strelitz4,300,000-400,000
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 4:33 PM Local Time
Reard Extends His Lead

On the first hand, Alexandre Reard raised to 500,000 and Daniel Strelitz three-bet to 1,800,000. Reard took a minute and made the call.

The flop came     and Strelitz continued for 1,200,000. Reard quickly announced all in. Strelitz went deep into the tank and chose to send his cards into the muck.

On the second hand, Strelitz raised and it was called by Reard. The flop revealed     and both players checked. A   hit the turn and this time Reard led out for 700,000. Strelitz quickly let it go.

Alexandre Reard16,400,0002,950,000
Daniel Strelitz4,700,000-2,900,000
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 4:28 PM Local Time
First Pot Goes to Reard

Alexandre Reard

Alexandre Reard raised to 500,000 and Daniel Strelitz made the call.

On the     flop, Strelitz check-called a bet of 400,000 from Reard.

The turn was the   and Strelitz checked again. Reard cut out an even bigger of 1,100,000 and Strelitz made the call.

On the river  , Strelitz checked for the third time, and Reard put together a bet of 2,675,000.

Strelitz laid it down and Reard took a sizeable lead.

Alexandre Reard13,450,0002,435,000
Daniel Strelitz7,600,000-2,445,000
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 4:18 PM Local Time
Ren Lin Eliminated in 3rd Place ($186,803)

Ren Lin

Daniel Strelitz opened to 400,000 and after Alexandre Reard folded, Ren Lin decided to shove for a remaining stack of 2,000,000. It was snap-call by Strelitz to create the following showdown:

Ren Lin:   
Daniel Strelitz:   

Lin was in desperate shape for the double up, and the board       brought no miracle to eliminate Lin in third place for $186,803.

Alexandre Reard and Daniel Sterlitz will start heads up play after a short 5-minute break.

Alexandre Reard11,015,000215,000
Daniel Strelitz10,045,0002,145,000
Ren Lin0-2,650,000
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 4:14 PM Local Time
Conrad Simpson Eliminated in 4th Place ($133,733)

Conrad Simpson

Conrad Simpson put the last of his chips in the middle preflop from the button.

"I'm sorry dad," said Simpson. "I looked at the first one, I can't fold."

Daniel Strelitz made the call from the big blind and Simpson was at risk.

Conrad Simpson:   
Daniel Strelitz:   

The board ran      , and Simpson was eliminated. He picks up a huge score of more than $130,000 for his deep run.

Daniel Strelitz7,900,0001,100,000
Conrad Simpson0-1,270,000
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 4:09 PM Local Time
Qing Liu Eliminated in 5th Place ($97,238)

Qing Liu

The action folded to Alexandre Reard in the small blind, and he shoved on Qing Liu in the big blind. Liu made the call to put himself at risk.

Qing Liu:   
Alexandre Reard:   

The board came      , no help to Liu as he was eliminated.

Liu picks up more than $95,000 for his efforts.

Alexandre Reard10,800,0001,850,000
Qing Liu0-1,380,000
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 4:05 PM Local Time
Level 30 started
Level: 30
Blinds: 100,000/200,000
Ante: 200,000
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 4:04 PM Local Time
Sterliz Forces a Fold from Lin

It folded to Ren Lin in the big blind who tanked for a minute and raised to 480,000. Daniel Sterliz announced all in, putting Lin into a decision for his tournament. Lin opted to fold and Sterlitz grabbed the pot.

Daniel Strelitz6,800,000750,000
Ren Lin2,650,000-25,000
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 4:00 PM Local Time
Lin Shoves Twice, Simpson Shoves Once

Ren Lin

Ren Lin shoved all-in preflop for a little more than two million.

"No gamble no future," declared Lin.

The rest of the players folded and he picked up the pot.

On the next hand, action folded around to Conrad Simpson in the small blind and he put in his last 870,000.

"I would like to wager all of my chips," said Simpson to the dealer.

Lin in the big blind thought it over for a couple of minutes.

"If it's two-sided, I'll call you," said Lin.

Lin indeed peeled a second two-sided card, but ultimately folded and showed   . Simpson showed    as he dragged the pot.

Lin moved all in again on the next hand from the small blind.

"No gamble no future," he said again. "Let's go!"

Daniel Strelitz surrendered his big blind and Lin took down another one.

Daniel Strelitz6,050,000-400,000
Ren Lin2,675,000375,000
Conrad Simpson1,270,000-30,000
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 3:54 PM Local Time
Reard Puts Pressure on Liu

Alexandre Reard completed his small blind and it was checked by Qing Liu in the big blind.

The flop brought     and Reard led out for 200,000, called by Liu. The turn fell a   and Reard sent another bet worth 625,000 this time. Liu considered it for a minute and called.

A   hit the river and Reard announced all in, putting Liu at risk for his tournament's life. The latter ended up folding and Reard grabbed the pot.

Alexandre Reard8,950,0001,050,000
Qing Liu1,380,000-1,020,000
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 3:49 PM Local Time
Reard Gets a Fold from Strelitz

In a blind versus blind situation, Daniel Strelitz completed his option and Alexandre Reard checked to see a flop    . Strelitz bet 400,000 and it was called by Reard.

On the   turn, Strelitz checked this time but folded when Reard sent a bet worth 450,000.

Alexandre Reard7,900,00020,000
Daniel Strelitz6,450,000-400,000
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 3:43 PM Local Time
Two for Strelitz, One for Liu

Daniel Strelitz raised to 320,000 on the button and took down the blinds and antes.

On the next hand, the action folded to Qing Liu in the small blind, who shoved on Conrad Simpson in the big blind.

Simpson peeled each card individually, before folding and showing   .

Daniel Strelitz was first to act and made it 320,000 to go and Ren Lin called from the big blind.

Both players checked down to the       river and Lin check-folded when Strelitz fired 300,000.

Daniel Strelitz6,850,000850,000
Qing Liu2,400,000-250,000
Ren Lin2,300,000-500,000
Conrad Simpson1,300,000-950,000
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 3:35 PM Local Time
Lin Doubles on Liu

Ren Lin

Qing Liu open-shoved on the button and Conrad Simpson folded to Ren Lin who tanked for some time. "Alright, no gamble no future!" said Lin while sending a chip in the middle for the call for his remaining stack worth 1,375,000.

Ren Lin:   
Qing Liu:   

Lin's hand was dominating and improved into a pair of nines thanks to a board       to give him the needed double up.

Ren Lin2,800,0001,120,000
Qing Liu2,650,000-1,025,000
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 3:26 PM Local Time
Strelitz Bets Liu Off

Daniel Strelitz raised to 240,000 on the button and Qing Liu defended his big blind.

The flop came     and Liu check-called a bet of 200,000 from Strelitz.

On the turn  , Liu checked again and Strelitz sized up to 525,000, which garnered a fold from Liu.

Daniel Strelitz6,000,000550,000
Qing Liu3,675,000-125,000
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 3:20 PM Local Time
Strelitz Grabs Some Chips to Reard

Alexandre Reard raised under the gun to 260,000 and it folded to Daniel Strelitz in the big blind who tanked for a minute before opting to three-bet to 1,050,000. Reard snap-folded.

Alexandre Reard7,880,000-370,000
Daniel Strelitz5,450,000105,000
Qing Liu3,800,00050,000
Conrad Simpson2,250,000-140,000
Ren Lin1,680,000145,000
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 3:08 PM Local Time
First Hand Goes to Liu

Qing Liu raised from under-the-gun and Alexandre Reard defended from the big blind.

The flop came     and Reard check-called a bet of 200,000 from Liu.

Both players checked the   turn and   river.

Reard tabled   , but Liu had it beat with   .

Alexandre Reard8,250,000-570,000
Qing Liu3,750,000375,000
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 3:04 PM Local Time
Shuffle Up and Deal

Shuffle up and deal has been announced, cards are now in the air for the five remaining players of Event #47: $5,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed.