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Event #53: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller



Event #53: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller
Day 3 Completed

Deeb Among Final Five as Lau Leads in Event: #53: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller

jeffmcmillan • Level 27: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante
Shaun Deeb
Shaun Deeb

Day 3 of Event #53: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller began with 25 players and ended with one-fifth of that as five giants of the four-card game were left standing after just over seven hours of play.

Ka Kwan Lau is making his first big splash on the 2021 WSOP as he bagged the chip lead with 10,750,000. He emerged as a chip leader with two tables left and rode his momentum to the end.

John Beauprez spent much of the day short-stacked and indeed much of the tournament, but he finished the day with 8,725,000, which is good for the second largest stack. Beauprez is already the owner of a WSOP bracelet as he took down his first in 2013 in $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Six-Handed, and is in a good position to add another to his cabinet.

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerPrize Money
1 $1,251,860
2 $773,708
3 $537,295
4 $381,394
5 $276,870
6David Benyamine$205,655
7Ben Lamb$156,387
8Charles Sinn$121,816

Maxx Coleman finished the day in third place with 5,730,000. He will be adding the biggest score yet to his already impressive WSOP, having five cashes already including one final table in Event #26: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em.

Shaun Deeb finished the day with 3,640,000, fourth in chips, marking his second final table of the 2021 WSOP and his tenth cash. Deeb will be looking for a huge score in this prestigious event to set himself up for another WSOP player of the year run.

Veselin Karakitukov finished the day with 2,745,000, which is the short stack. The Bulgarian is making his first cash of the 2021 WSOP and has already guaranteed himself the largest cash of his career.

Remaining Five Seat Draw and Chip Counts

SeatPlayerChip Count
2Veselin Karakitukov2,745,000
3Maxx Coleman5,730,000
5Shaun Deeb3,640,000
6John Beauprez8,725,000
8Ka Kwan Lau10,750,000

Action of the Day

The day had a tepid start as it took nearly the entire first hour level for Gabriel Andrade to become the first elimination of the day to bring the field to its final three tables. The pace would pick up drastically after that as players began to his the rail at a steady pace; including Jerry Wong (22nd Place), Bryce Yockey (21st Place) and Joao Vieira (18th Place), who all met their maker before the final two tables.

From there it was smooth sailing as it took only an hour and a half to reduce the field from 18 down to the unofficial table of nine. Tommy Le’s valiant attempt to go back to back in the $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship and the $25,000 High Roller came to an end when he was eliminated in ninth place to bring the field down to the official final table of eight.

Charles Sinn was the first victim of the final table as he was felted by Coleman when he ran his set of aces into a flush.

Play would slow down seven-handed, as it would take almost two hours before the next elimination, which would come in quite dramatic fashion. In what was the hand of the day, Ben Lamb got it all in with Beauprez preflop. Both players held aces and a chop was looking likely but Lamb flopped the nut flush to take a stranglehold on the hand. Beauprez turned trips and then hit a full house on the river to make his 1% equity on the flop come home and brutally send Lamb out the door in seventh place.

The night came to a close when David Benyamine was sent away by Deeb in sixth place.

The remaining five will return to the felt tomorrow at 4 p.m. to battle for the prestigious bracelet. PokerNews will pick up coverage there and carry it through to the final card, while PokerGO will stream the action until one man has all the chips in play.

Tags: Ben LambBryce YockeyCharles SinnDavid BenyamineGabriel AndradeJerry WongJoao VieiraJohn BeauprezKa Kwan LauMaxx ColemanShaun DeebTommy LeVeselin Karakitukov

David Benyamine Eliminated in 6th Place ($205,655)

ajlamers • Level 27: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante
David Benyamine
David Benyamine

David Benyamine raised the pot to 420,000 from under the gun and Shaun Deeb re-raised from the small blind. Benyamine stuck in the last of his chips for a total of 580,000 and the cards were tabled.

David Benyamine: {k-Spades}{10-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{5-Hearts}
Shaun Deeb: {a-Spades}{a-Clubs}{7-Spades}{2-Diamonds}

The flop of {q-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{6-Spades} gave Benyamine two straight draws and the {5-Hearts} on the turn also gave him a pair. Unfortunately for him, the {3-Diamonds} bricked off on the river and Benyamine was eliminated.

Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
us 3,300,000 700,000
David Benyamine fr
David Benyamine
fr Busted

Tags: Shaun DeebDavid Benyamine

Beauprez Takes From Deeb

jnoy • Level 27: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante

Shaun Deeb opened under the gun to 250,000 and found an immediate call to his left from John Beauprez. Both players checked the {q-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{6-Spades} flop before Deeb check-called 450,000 on the {j-Clubs} turn. Once Deeb checked the {9-Diamonds} river, Beauprez fired out a bet of 800,000 and Deeb took some time before letting his hand go.

John Beauprez us
John Beauprez
us 9,450,000 850,000
Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
us 2,600,000 -700,000

Tags: John BeauprezShaun Deeb


Break Time

jeffmcmillan • Level 26: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante

The remaining players are now on a brief ten-minute break.

Ben Lamb Eliminated in 7th Place ($156,387)

ajlamers • Level 26: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante
Ben Lamb
Ben Lamb

Ben Lamb opened to 250,000 from under the gun and John Beauprez three-bet to 900,000 on the button. Lamb quickly jammed all in for just under 2,000,000 and Beauprez snap-called.

Ben Lamb: {a-Spades}{a-Hearts}{j-Spades}{10-Hearts}
John Beauprez: {a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{4-Clubs}

"I wish we could chop," Lamb said before the community cards came. In many cases, the two players would chop the pot.

However, the flop came {6-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{3-Hearts} to give Lamb a flush a stranglehold on the hand. The {4-Spades} peeled off on the turn which gave Beauprez trip fours.

"King!" Beauprez shouted. It was the {k-Diamonds} on the river and Beauprez made a full house to eliminate Lamb in seventh place.

Ka Kwan Lau hk
Ka Kwan Lau
hk 10,835,000 -65,000
John Beauprez us
John Beauprez
us 8,600,000 3,100,000
Maxx Coleman us
Maxx Coleman
us 5,650,000 -1,150,000
Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
us 3,300,000 -130,000
Veselin Karakitukov bg
Veselin Karakitukov
bg 2,450,000 -800,000
David Benyamine fr
David Benyamine
fr 580,000 -1,150,000
Ben Lamb us
Ben Lamb
us Busted

Tags: Ben LambJohn Beauprez

Lau and Lamb Do Battle Again

jeffmcmillan • Level 26: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante

Shaun Deeb raised from the cutoff, Ka Kwan Lau called from the small blind and Ben Lamb from the big blind came along as well.

The flop came {6-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{q-Spades}. Action checked all the way around.

The turn was the {4-Spades}. Lamb bet 425,000, Deeb folded quickly and Lau called. The river was the {3-Spades} and Lau led with a bet of 800,000.

Lamb went deep into the tank before folding after over a couple of minutes.

Ka Kwan Lau hk
Ka Kwan Lau
hk 10,900,000 2,950,000
Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
us 3,430,000 30,000
Ben Lamb us
Ben Lamb
us 2,500,000 -350,000

Tags: Ben LambKa Kwan LauShaun Deeb

Lamb Doubles Through Lau

jnoy • Level 26: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante
Ben Lamb
Ben Lamb

After Ka Kwan Lau raised under the gun to 275,000, Ben Lamb counted his chips and three-bet to 975,000. The action folded around back to Lau, who took a moment before re-raising enough to put Lamb at risk and was quickly called.

Ben Lamb: {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{9-Hearts}
Ka Kwan Lau: {a-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}

Lamb's ace-king was ahead preflop, and neither player would connect on the {q-Clubs}{7-Spades}{3-Spades}{2-Hearts}{j-Clubs} runout. Lamb survived the all-in to double his stack through the chip leader.

Ka Kwan Lau hk
Ka Kwan Lau
hk 7,950,000 -1,675,000
Ben Lamb us
Ben Lamb
us 2,850,000 1,550,000

Tags: Ben LambKa Kwan Lau