2021 WSOP Day 50: Benny Glaser Hunting for 4th Bracelet with Heads-Up Lead in $10K Razz Championship

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Day 50 of the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) featured another full day of poker action at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in sunny Las Vegas with Nov. 18 featuring five bracelet events.

A bracelet was scheduled to be awarded in the $10,000 Razz Championship on Thursday but the action ended heads-up with a fourth day scheduled for Friday. The dream of winning a fourth bracelet for Benny Glaser is real as he will enter the final day of action with the chip lead against Everett Carlton.

In other big news, the $250,000 Super High Roller kicked off the first of its three days with poker titans Michael Addamo and Ali Imsirovic on top of the leaderboard.

Another big name in Ole Schemion holds a substantial chip lead in the $1,979 Hall Of Fame Bounty No-Limit Hold’em with just six players remaining.

Read on to learn about what took place on Day 50 of the 2021 WSOP.

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Glaser and Carlton to Battle For Bracelet in Event #78: $10,000 Razz Championship

Benny Glaser
Benny Glaser

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Day 3 of Event #78: $10,000 Razz Championship saw 13 hopefuls dwindle to just two before play was suspended for the day. Due to a hard-stop rule after seven levels of play — Benny Glaser and Everett Carlton will conclude their heads-up battle tomorrow at 3 p.m. local time.

The duo have locked up $169,773 already with their eyes on the $274,693 top prize and the coveted gold bracelet. Glaser will enter as the chip leader after bagging 3,990,000. Carlton will have some catching up to do but had a strong comeback from fumes at the end of the day to bring a respectable 2,570,000 to work with.

Final Table Results and Payouts

1  $274,693
2  $169,773
3Yuri DzivielevskiBrazil$123,254
4Erik SagstromSweden$90,859
5John MonnetteUnited States$68,025
6Yehuda BuchalterUnited States$51,739
7Erik SeidelUnited States$39,987
8Phil HellmuthUnited States$31,411
9Brad RubenUnited States$25,086

The shortest stacks entering Day 3 fell quickly, with Matt Vengrin, Carlos Villamarin, and Shirley Rosario all busting within the first hour of play. Roland Israelashvili also busted during the first level after losing with a six against Carlton.

Phil Hellmuth was looking to further cement his legacy by winning a seventeenth bracelet. He found himself short, but managed to double up multiple times in his bid to run up his stack. The Poker Brat ultimately fell, however, after losing a big pot to Glaser and then committing the rest of his chips in a multiway pot and losing out to Yehuda Buchalter.

The pace of play steadied when it got seven-handed, but Yuri Dzivielevski was able to claim the next couple of knockouts in Erik Seidel and Buchalter as escalating antes and limits ensured swift action.

From that point on it was all Glaser, who continued to build his stack seemingly without a hitch. Carlton was able to claim the tournament lives of Erik Sagstrom and Dzivielevski, but still only managed gain a fraction of the chips Glaser held entering heads-up play.

Everett Carlton
Everett Carlton

Things looked bleak for Carlton as Glaser increased his chip lead through a series of pots that went Glaser's way. Carlton even got as low as a nine-to-one chip deficit thanks in part to Glaser calling a bluff by Carlton shortly after head-up play began. Carlton was able to claw his way back, however, and won a big pot close to the end of the final level to force a Day 4.

Play will resume tomorrow at 3 p.m. local time at the feature table in the Amazon Room and continue until a winner is decided. The clock will begin at Level 25 (100,000/200,000 limits with a 20,000 ante) with blinds increasing every 90 minutes.

Please stick with PokerNews as we bring you the conclusion of this heads-up duel leading to the next Razz champion!

Ole Schemion in Commanding Lead of Final Six In Event #79: $1,979 Hall of Fame Bounty No-Limit Hold’em

Ole Schemion
Ole Schemion

Six players remain in Event #79: $1,979 Hall Of Fame Bounty No-Limit Hold’em with $27,951 guaranteed for those still in contention. The winner will take home $172,499 on Friday. The event is guaranteed to award a player their first bracelet with none of the remaining players capturing WSOP hardware in the past.

Leading the way is German high stakes pro Ole Schemion who bagged 6,905,000. After he won a huge pot against Michael Acevedo where they both had ace-jack but Schemion made a flush, he used his big stack to dominate and put massive pressure on the smaller stacks of the tournament to end up on top.

Schemion is no stranger to winning events, boasting an impressive resume of over $16 million in lifetime earnings and many deep runs in EPTs, as well as two WPT titles. A WSOP bracelet has managed to elude him, and he hasn’t cashed in a live tournament since December of 2019. Perhaps his first live cash in nearly two years may also be the first bracelet of his career.

Event #79: $1,979 Hall of Fame Bounty Final Table Seat Draw

RoomTableSeatPLAYERCOUNTRYChipsBig Blinds
Amazon11James AlexanderUnited States1,530,00026
Amazon12Jerry WongUnited States1,200,00020
Amazon13Giovani TorrePortugal2,720,00045
Amazon14Benjamin UnderwoodCanada975,00016
Amazon15Marc RiveraPhilippines755,00013
Amazon16Ole SchemionAustria6,905,000115

Joining Schemion at the final table will be a formidable bunch including the likes of Giovanni Torre (2,720,000), James Alexander (1,530,000), Jerry Wong (1,200,000), Benjamin Underwood (975,000), and Marc Rivera (755,000).

While all players on Day 2 were guaranteed a cash, not all players were as fortunate to bag including Sonia Shashikhina (26th-$5,059), Christian Pham (22nd-$5,059), Maria Lampropulos (17th-$5,805), and Michael Gathy (16th-$5,805). Dylan Wilkerson (8th-$16,074) was coolered at the final table when his jacks ran into the pocket aces of Ole Schemion, and before the night ended it was Ronald Sullivan (7th-$20,985) lost a flip to Schemion when his king-queen could not find improvement against Schemion’s pocket fours.

Play will resume on Friday at 4 p.m. PT at the The Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino with a live stream on PokerGO with 1:51 left on Level 26 with blinds at 30,000/60,000 and a 60,000 big blind ante. Blinds will increase every 40 minutes until a winner is crowned.

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Robert Cowen Bags Bags Day 2 Chip Lead in Event #80: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha

Robert Cowen
Robert Cowen

Day 2 of Event #80: $3,000 6-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha is in the books. By the end of the night, it was Robert Cowen who bagged the chip lead with a massive stack of 2,800,000 in chips.

There were 122 players who returned for Day 2, with just 75 spots making the money from an original field of 496. Only 24 will return on Friday at 2 p.m. local time for Day 3.

Event #80: $3K PLO Day 2 Top 10 Chip Counts

RANKPLAYERCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Robert CowenUnited Kingdom2,800,000140
2Steven FormanUnited States1,685,00084
3Dylan WeismanUnited States1,475,00074
4Karel MokryCzech Republic1,475,00074
5David ColemanUnited States1,250,00063
6Raphael SchreinerAustria1,210,00061
7Chino RheemUnited States1,000,00050
8Robert EmmersonUnited Kingdom915,00046
9Jered BettencourtUnited States840,00042
10Senovio Ramirez IIIUnited States730,00037

A few of the players to bag a stack include Steven Forman (1,685,000), Dylan Weisman (1,475,000), David Coleman (1,250,000), Chino Rheem (1,000,000), Uri Reichenstein (900,000), and Mike Matusow (665,000).

The action started fast with the field making the money bubble just three and half hours into the day. Some of the early eliminations included Ari Engel, Jake Schwartz, Esther Taylor, Ali Imsirovic, and Brett Richey.

The bubble itself however would drag on for about an hour and a half. It was Noah Bronstein and Mark Birdsall who ended up busting on the same hand to get the rest of the field into the money with a guaranteed payout of $4,819.

Some of the players to make the money but not bag at the end of the night were Daniel Negreanu, Phil Laak, Rok Gostisa, Christian Harder, Ben Yu and Gabriel Andrade.

Play ended an hour early on Thursday evening, so Friday will pick up on Level 20 with the blinds at 10,000/20,000 and will likely play down to a winner.

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Will Givens Bags the Chip Lead in Event #81: $800 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack

Will Givens
Will Givens

Day 1 of Event #81: $800 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack attracted 1,921 entrants to create a total prize pool of $1,352,384 with 289 players making the money with a minimum payout being $1,280 After a long fourteen hours of play, only 121 players remain.

Will Givens, who has over $2.6 million dollars in live earnings, will enter Day 2 with the chip lead in his quest for his second taste of WSOP gold. Marc Lange (1,865,000), William Blais (1,500,000), Jonathan Press (1,470,000), Christine Park (1,460,000), and Nikolay Yosifov (1,380,000) of the top stacks captured.

$800 NLHE Deepstack Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts

RANKPLAYERCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Will GivensUnited States2,440,00081
2Marc LangeUnited States1,865,00062
3William BlaisCanada1,500,00050
4Jonathan PressUnited States1,470,00049
5Christine ParkCanada1,460,00049
6Nikolay YosifovBulgaria1,380,00046
7Eduardo AmaralBrazil1,310,00044
8Serhii HolodiukUkraine1,305,00044
9Jason WheelerUnited States1,270,00042
10John O'NealUnited States1,210,00040

This event drew a few notables such as five-time bracelet winner Shaun Deeb, recent WSOP bracelet winner Pat Lyons, Women Hall of Famer Kathy Liebert, and the 2020 Main Event Champ Damian Salas.

All remaining players who bagged will return for Day 2 on Friday, Nov. 19 at 12 p.m. and will start on Level 23 with the blinds at 15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante. The dinner break to be determined tomorrow and it will play down to a winner at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

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Addamo and Imsirovic Top the Leaderboard After Day 1 of Event #82: $250,000 Super High Roller No-Limit Hold'em

Michael Addamo
Michael Addamo

The opening day of the inaugural Event #82: $250,000 Super High Roller No-Limit Hold'em has drawn to an end after a full 10 levels were completed, leaving just 15 players bagging chips. A total of 25 entries were recorded throughout the day and Michael Addamo has bagged the overall chip lead with 4,965,000.

Addamo already won his third World Series of Poker bracelet earlier this year when he captured the title in Event #38: $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller for a first-place prize of over $1.1 million. The Australian poker pro has over $15.7 million in career earnings at the live felt and will be looking to add to that number in the coming days.

Imsirovic scooped a massive pot in the last 30 minutes of the night to eliminate Dan Smith to take over the chip lead from Addamo briefly and finished the night with 4,875,000 chips, just shy of Addamo's mark. The two players have been the hottest players in the last 12 months on the high roller circuit and they have finished one-two on the leaderboard after Day 1.

$250K Super High Roller Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts

RANKPLAYERCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Michael AddamoAustralia4,965,000166
2Ali ImsirovicBosnia and Herzegovina4,875,000163
3Benjamin HeathUnited Kingdom3,545,000118
4Adrian MateosSpain3,420,000114
5Timofey KuznetsovRussia2,890,00096
6Christoph VogelsangGermany2,860,00095
7Stephen ChidwickUnited Kingdom2,540,00085
8Daniel NegreanuCanada2,305,00077
9Justin BonomoUnited Kingdom2,285,00076
10Sam SoverelUnited States2,190,00073

Some other notables to bag chips after Day 1 include Adrian Mateos (3,420,000), Timofey 'Trueteller' Kuznetsov (2,890,000), Daniel Negreanu (2,305,000), and Justin Bonomo (2,285,000).

The tournament got off to a slow start with only a few players registered at the scheduled 3 p.m. start time. There was a slight delay until six players were at the table and ready to play but things eventually got rolling. With nearly 400 big blind starting stacks, the first couple levels were rather uneventful with just small chip-changed being passed around the table.

The first all-in occurred in level three when crypto businessman John Lilic shoved his stack in the middle against Addamo, who decided to lay his hand down. Unfortunately for Lilic, his luck didn't continue as he was eventually sent to the rail in the sixth level of the day.

GGPoker ambassador Jason Koon was the first player to be eliminated in level four when he ran a jack-high flush into Stephen Chidwick's ace-high flush. Koon used his one re-entry to hop back in the field but his second bullet went as well as his first one, eventually being eliminated from the tournament during Level 8.

Jason Koon
Jason Koon

Some others that were eliminated in the latter stages of the day include David Peters,Fedor Holz, Jake Schindler, Seth Davies, and Bonomo, with latter being the only one to use his re-entry before the day ended.

There will be 15 players returning to the felt on Friday at 2 p.m. local time but late registration will remain open until the start of play. The blinds will resume at 15,000/30,000 and a 30,000 big blind ante. All new entries will receive a starting stack of 1,500,000 chips, good enough for 50 big blinds.

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