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Event #60: $50,000 Poker Players Championship
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Event #60: $50,000 Poker Players Championship
Day 4 completed

Eli Elezra Leads Final Five into the Finale of Event #60: $50,000 Poker Players Championship

MattHansen • Level 22: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
Eli Elezra
Eli Elezra

Eli Elezra leads the final group of five into the finale of Event #60: $50,000 Poker Players Championship at the 2021 World Series of Poker. The final five survived a field of 63 players over four days to play for a top prize of $954,020 and the prestigious Chip Reese Trophy.

Elezra is followed by Paul Volpe, Chris Brewer, Dan Cates, and Ryan Leng after starting Day 4 with 10 players and playing down to a final table of five that will be streamed on delay Friday at 3 p.m. on PokerGO.

Final Table Draw

TableSeatPlayerChip Count
Main Stage1Dan Cates3,875,000
Main Stage2Paul Volpe4,360,000
Main Stage3Eli Elezra4,620,000
Main Stage4Chris Brewer4,325,000
Main Stage5Ryan Leng1,625,000

Day 4 Action

The day started with ten players spread across two tables and went to nine within an hour when Mike Wattel hit the rail in No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw when he turned over a ten-eight and was drawing dead to Volpe’s ten-six.

Daniel Negreanu came short in his bid for the Chip Reese trophy, finishing in ninth place after Leng made a set of jacks in Pot-Limit Omaha to defeat Negreanu’s pair of aces. Nick Schulman followed soon behind in eighth place when his queens and eights ran into Brewer’s straight in Limit Hold’em.

The final seven players moved to a final table and played for more than four hours before Matt Glantz hit the rail in seventh place on a counterfeit two-pair during a wild four-way Omaha Hi-Lo hand that saw Leng and Elezra split the pot.

The final six players became five 40 minutes later when Josh Arieh was eliminated in sixth place by Elezra’s two-pair in Pot-Limit Omaha.

Paul Volpe
Paul Volpe will return for the finale of the $50,000 Poker Players Championship

Players will return on Friday for a final table that will be streamed on delay at 3 p.m. on PokerGO. Action will continue in Level 23 and the final five will play down to a winner.

Be sure to keep it here for updates on this event and many others from the PokerNews live reporting team at the 2021 World Series of Poker.

Tags: Chip ReeseChris BrewerDan CatesDaniel NegreanuEli ElezraJosh AriehMatt GlantzMike WattelNick SchulmanPaul VolpeRyan Leng

Play Done For The Day

OHairDJ • Level 22: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante

With just five players remaining, play has been suspended until Friday, November 5th — at which point the remaining players will compete on live-stream on PokerGO until a winner is crowned.

Stay tuned for a recap of the day's events.

Josh Arieh Eliminated in 6th Place ($161,422)

OHairDJ • Level 22: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
Josh Arieh
Josh Arieh

Pot-Limit Omaha

Action folded around to the blinds, where Eli Elezra limped from the small. Josh Arieh raised to 150,000 from the big and Elezra called.

Both players checked on the {8-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{6-Spades} flop and then Elezra led out for 350,000 on the {10-Diamonds} turn. Arieh shoved for his remaining stack and Elezra quickly called.

Eli Elezra: {q-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{3-Hearts}
Josh Arieh: {q-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{7-Hearts}

Elezra was ahead with his two pair, and the {7-Diamonds} river kept Elezra out in front — eliminating Arieh in sixth place.

Eli Elezra il
Eli Elezra
il 4,620,000 1,270,000
Josh Arieh us
Josh Arieh
us Busted

Tags: Eli ElezraJosh Arieh

Brewer Folds; Volpe Wins Again

MattHansen • Level 22: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante

Razz

Chris Brewer: {x-}{x-} / {7-}{6-}{9-}{10-} / fold
Paul Volpe: {x-}{x-} / {2-}{8-}{5-}{8-} / {x-}
Josh Arieh: {x-}{x-} / {3-}{4-}{3-} / fold

Chris Brewer brought it in and Paul Volpe completed it. Josh Arieh called and Brewer came along.

All three players checked fourth street. Volpe bet fifth street and Arieh folded while Brewer called.

Volpe fired again on sixth street and Brewer folded.

Paul Volpe us
Paul Volpe
us 4,225,000 400,000
Chris Brewer us
Chris Brewer
us 3,605,000 -455,000
Josh Arieh us
Josh Arieh
us 520,000 -250,000

Tags: Chris BrewerJosh AriehPaul Volpe

Leng Calls Volpe; Loses

MattHansen • Level 22: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante

Razz

Dan Cates: {x-}{x-} / {j-} / fold
Paul Volpe: {x-}{x-} / {3-}{7-}{q-}{6-} / {x-}
Ryan Leng: {x-}{x-} / {5-}{8-}{q-}{3-} / {x-}

Dan Cates brought it in and Paul Volpe completed it. Ryan Leng called and Cates got out of the way.

Volpe bet on fourth, fifth, and sixth streets. Leng called the entire way.

On seventh street, Volpe bet and Leng called. Volpe turned over {8-}{4-}{j-} and Leng mucked the losing hand.

Paul Volpe us
Paul Volpe
us 3,825,000 860,000
Ryan Leng us
Ryan Leng
us 2,160,000 -1,035,000

Tags: Dan CatesJosh AriehPaul VolpeRyan Leng

Level: 22

Limit Flop / Draw: 50,000/100,000, Limits 100,000 / 200,000
Stud Games: Ante 20,000, Bring-In 30,000, Completion 100,000 - Limits 100,000 / 200,000
NL and PL: Ante 50,000 / 75,000, Blinds 25,000 / 50,000

Matt Glantz Eliminated in 7th Place ($128,256)

OHairDJ • Level 21: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante
Matt Glantz
Matt Glantz

Omaha Hi-Lo

Matt Glantz raised under-the-gun and was called by Eli Elezra in the hijack, Ryan Leng in the small blind, and Dan Cates in the big blind.

All four players checked on the {5-Hearts}{a-Hearts}{q-Clubs} flop and Leng checked to Cates on the {7-Spades} turn, who bet. Glantz called all in for his remaining chips and and both Elezra and Leng called as well.

The {q-Spades} completed the board and everyone checked down.

Leng held {a-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{10-Spades}{4-Diamonds} for the high, Elezra held {j-Spades}{9-Spades}{6-Clubs}{2-Clubs} for the low, Cates held {k-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{3-Spades} and mucked, and Glantz held {a-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{2-Spades} for a counterfeited two pair — eliminating him in seventh place.

Dan Cates us
Dan Cates
us 4,390,000
Eli Elezra il
Eli Elezra
il 3,350,000 50,000
Ryan Leng us
Ryan Leng
us 3,195,000 295,000
Matt Glantz us
Matt Glantz
us Busted

Tags: Dan CatesEli ElezraMatt GlantzRyan Leng

Glantz Doubles; Then Gets Short Again

OHairDJ • Level 21: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante

Seven Card Stud

Matt Glantz: {x-}{x-}/{6-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{7-Hearts}
Eli Elezra: {x-}{x-}/{q-Hearts}{3-Spades}{10-Diamonds}

Matt Glantz completed and was raised by Eli Elezra. Glantz called.

Glantz called a bet from Elezra on fourth and then raised all in after a bet from Elezra on fifth. Elezra called.

Glantz's hole cards and board were completed with a {10-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} for a straight, which was good for it all against Elezra's {j-Spades}{10-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}.

On the very next hand:

Ryan Leng: {x-}{x-}/{5-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}/{x-}
Matt Glantz: {x-}{x-}/{a-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{6-Clubs}{8-Hearts}/{x-}

Ryan Leng completed and was raised by Matt Glantz. Leng called.

Leng called a bet from Glantz on fourth and then took the lead for a bet on fifth. Glantz called.

Leng bet and was raised by Glantz on sixth, which Leng called. Leng then check-called a bet on seventh.

Glantz held {a-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} for two pair, which was no good against Leng's {q-Clubs}{7-Spades}{6-Diamonds} for trip queens.

Eli Elezra il
Eli Elezra
il 3,300,000 -750,000
Ryan Leng us
Ryan Leng
us 2,900,000 -295,000
Matt Glantz us
Matt Glantz
us 250,000 -370,000