WSOP 2021 Day 24 Digest

We’ve had a single winner yesterday at the world series:

39$1,500Event #39: Pot-Limit Omaha (8-Handed)🇺🇸 Josh Arieh$204,766

Event #39: Pot-Limit Omaha (8-Handed)

The event gathered the largest prizepool for an omaha event to date for $1,096,035 and 821 entries. In the end Josh Arieh took the win against other bracelet holders: Tommy Le (2nd – 126k) and Ivan Deyra (4th – 64k). Arieh now has 3 bracelets on his arm: his previous ones were a $2,000 Pot-Limit Omaha in 2005 and a $3,000 Limit Hold’em in 1999! The player now has more than $8M in total live earnings. Arieh particularly finished 3rd in the 2004 Main Event where he cashed $2,5M.

The player was pretty emotional in the end: “I mean I don’t know, I think I’m really good, just like everybody else,” he said. “But I haven’t won a bracelet in 15 years, I’ve come close. I think I have three or four seconds in the last six years and I f***ing dog it, like I choke, and I started feeling that pressure again right at the beginning. But I was lucky enough to hold some cards and fought through the mental weakness I guess. But it’s always good, winning money and winning bracelets is always good. I don’t know there’s part of me that like, I feel like I should, that I could be a Hall of Fame inductee. I don’t know inducted but at least a chance to be inducted. So I’ve been thinking about that for a few years, get a third bracelet and maybe I’ll get on the ballot. But now I’ll try to get four.”

AAxx holding up for Josh Arieh

Event #40: H.O.R.S.E. Championship

Kevin Gerhart will return today as the chip leader of the 5-handed final table. He’ll try to take home his third bracelet. The story is the same for Marco Johnson (4th) and Kevin Gerhart (5th) as they both hold two bracelets. Unfortunately some well known names fell close to reach to final day, especially Jake Schwartz (7th), David Benyamine (8th) and Bertrand Grospellier (10th).

Bertrand “Elky” Grospellier

Here is our updated most cashes list:

NameCashesTotal Earnings
🇺🇸 Daniel Zack9$160,864
🇺🇸 Ben Yu9$138,400
🇺🇸 Shaun Deeb9$42,776
🇺🇸 Mike Shin9$17,937
🇨🇦 Daniel Negreanu8$123,247

So who’s going to be the first to reach 10 cashes this year? Time to place your bets!

That’s it for today! See you tomorrow for more bracelets!


WSOP 2021 Day 23 Digest

The biggest prize since the beginning of the series has been awarded yesterday:

38$50,000Event #38: High Roller No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed🇦🇺 Michael Addamo$1,132,968

Event #38: High Roller No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed

It almost looks as no surprise to see Michael Addamo win the tournament as he almost lead the tournament from start to finish to win his 3rd WSOP bracelet. However, the heads-up match against Justin Bonomo wasn’t decided at all as Bonomo had the lead at some point with a 3-to-2 chip advantage. In the final hand of the tournament, both players had similar stacks and Adamo finally called a 4-bet allin with KJ. Bonomo showed a speculative T9 and then the flop came QJT giving the lead to Adamo. The dealer then showed a ten on the turn giving trips to Bonomo, but an ace on the river made Adamo a winning straight, and the trophy of course.

To put the win into perspective, let’s have a look at the 6 last live cashes of Adamo:


Given this amazing run our winner stayed pretty down-to-earth: “Obviously there’s some skill involved, but winning this much is really attributed to luck in the end, so it’s very fortunate. I play a strategy where I put a lot of big bets in. That’s no secret. Sometimes you’re going to be out in the first level and sometimes you’re gonna build up a big stack.”

Michael Addamo now 49th on the total live earnings list with $15.5M

Event #40: H.O.R.S.E. Championship

In the $10k championship twenty players remain. Eric Rodawig is currently in the chip lead, but France has placed two of its legends in David Benyamine (3rd) and Bertrand Grospellier (7th). Many other well known names will fight for title, including Jake Schwartz (11th), Max Pescatori (12th) and Dylan Linde (17th).

Scott Seiver just making the money but losing 22nd

To close the day, let’s have a look at the top 10 earners this year at the world series:

NameTotal EarningsCashes
🇦🇺 Michael Addamo$1,132,9681
🇺🇸 Daniel Lazrus$1,000,0001
🇺🇸 Tyler Cornell$835,0042
🇺🇸 Justin Bonomo$700,2281
🇺🇸 Scott Ball$655,7126
🇺🇸 Michael Noori$642,7735
🇺🇸 Jesse Klein$552,1821
🇺🇸 Jonathan Jaffe$524,5133
🇺🇸 Gal Yifrach$519,5267
🇺🇸 Ryan Leng$518,1293

Have a great day and see you tomorrow!


WSOP 2021 Day 22 Digest

Here are the latest results at the world series:

36$10,000Event #36: Dealers Choice 6-Handed Championship🇺🇸 Adam Friedman$248,350
37$1,500Event #37: Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold’em (freezeout)🇱🇹 Karolis Sereika$195,310

Event #36: Dealers Choice 6-Handed Championship

What an end to this championship event! The day started with Adam Friedman, second in chips, looking to win the championship for the third time in a row and Phil Hellmuth (5th), looking for his 17th bracelet and the second this year.

The two biggest stories at 10 left finally somehow collided in heads-up, with Hellmuth having at one point a 2-to-1 chip advantage, but Friedman succeeded in grinding back Hellmuth’s stack and finally ended up with all the chips.

Here are some words from the winner: “It’s really amazing. I didn’t expect this. I just wanted to have a shot to be able to do something that no one else has done in the 53-year history of the World Series and to do it in this event is pretty fantastic. Once people play the dealer’s choice, they always keep coming back.”

The true dealers choice master

Here are the other notable results of the event:

🇺🇸 Phil Hellmuth2nd$153,493
🇺🇸 Mike Matusow5th$56,826
🇺🇸 Matt Glantz7th$32,746
🇺🇸 Mike Gorodinsky8th$25,741
🇨🇦 Daniel Negreanu9th$25,741
🇵🇹 Joao Vieira10th$20,726
🇺🇸 Scott Seiver12th$20,726

Event #37: Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold’em (freezeout)

Lituanian Karolis Sereika was crowned the winner of $1,500 event, which counted 1,441 entries. Karolis Sereika impressively eliminated all but one player to win his first bracelet. The player only had 5 WSOP cashes until then so that’s a pretty big win for the player.

Sereika said in the interview: “This is the first live Lithuanian WSOP bracelet so that means a lot to me and all Lithuanian players, I’m very happy and very excited. Just so many emotions, I really wanted it with all my heart.”

Karolis Sereika

Event #38: High Roller No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed

In the huge $50k, Michael Addamo kept the lead in day 2 and now only 5 remains. Addamo has nearly half the chips and will return today to face Justin Bonomo (2nd) and Erik Seidel (3rd) to try to win his 3rd bracelet and extend his crazy $5M+ in live earnings since September. The players will play for $1.1M, the biggest prize awarded since the start the series.

We wish you all the best at the tables!


WSOP 2021 Day 21 Digest

Here are yesterday results:

30$1,500Event #30: MONSTER STACK No-Limit Hold’em (freezeout)🇺🇸 Michael Noori$610,347
34$1,500Event #34: Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw🇺🇸 David “Bakes” Baker$87,837
35$500Event #35: Freezeout No-Limit Holdem🇺🇸 Anthony Koutsos$167,272

Event #30: MONSTER STACK No-Limit Hold’em (freezeout)

Ryan Leng came super close from winning a second bracelet this year but finally fell in a quick heads-up match to let Michael Noori take the trophy. Noori is no stranger at the world series as he’s cashed 54 times since 2009 but his best performance until now was “only” a 4th place in 2016 for $74k.

Mister Noori getting one of the biggest prize this year

Event #34: Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw

In the $1,500 event, David “Bakes” Baker won his third lifetime bracelet by defeating a 285 players field. David previous bracelets were more than 9 years ago: he won the $10k H.O.R.S.E. in 2012 and the $10k No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw in 2010, “Bakes” now totals more than $3M in live earnings.

It’s no surprise that the player felt happy but quite honest nonetheless: “It feels amazing. I wanted it real bad. I don’t know what I was doing heads-up those last few times.”

David “Bakes” Baker

Event #35: Freezeout No-Limit Holdem

The $500 event has attracted no less than 2,931 gamblers for a total prizepool of $1.2M. Anthony Koutsos, a real estate agent with until then a best live cash of $6k got in another dimension by grabbing a first bracelet and the $167k prize. That said, he stayed relatively jaded after the win: “the money doesn’t mean much, it was more about the competition and the drive to win.”

Anthony Koutsos

Event #36: Dealers Choice 6-Handed Championship

The $10k event has not ended yet but only 10 players still have a chance to win. Nearly all remaining players have millions in live earnings. Jake Schwartz and Adam Friedman comfortably lead the tournament with 3 times over the stack of Mike Gorodinsky (3rd). Friedman will attempt to make history by winning the tournament for a 3rd consecutive time so all eyes will be on him!

Next in chips is Daniel Negreanu, followed by Phil Hellmuth who continues his casual WSOP run, attempting to reach a 5th final table this year. Mike Matusow stands in the 6th place so everything is in place for fireworks when play will resume today!

Two times reigning champion Adam Friedman

Event #38: High Roller No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed

The huge $50k high roller has started with one of the sharkiest field ever seen at the WSOP as most names there are very well known pros taking their chance. It’s difficult to say who has an edge in this field but giving his recent results Michael Addamo definitely looks like a favorite as he’s already taken the chip lead at 21 left.

See you tomorrow to see how these crazy events unfold!


WSOP 2021 Day 20 Digest

We’ve had three new bracelet winners yesterday:

32$3,000Event #32: H.O.R.S.E.🇺🇸 Jim Collopy$173,823
33$800Event #33: 8-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack🇮🇱 Ran Koller$269,478
4$888Online Event #4: PLO Crazy 8’s🇺🇸 Ryan “Santasbzack2” Stoker$95,338

Event #32: H.O.R.S.E.

Jim Collopy came out on top of the $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. event to get his second bracelet. His first was a win in the 2013 World Series of Poker Asia Pacific for A$69k.

The 32-years-old poker pro had to defeat a lot of known names to get the biggest prize, including Daniel Negreanu (8th), Maria Ho (5th) and Eli Elezra (4th).

Jim Collopy

Event #33: 8-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack

After cashing once this year, the Israeli Ran Koller won the event for $269k, where he cocaceously defeated another Ran (Ilani), also from Israel, in heads-up. The event is currently the third biggest tournaments in volume with 2,778 entries.

Ran Koller with bracelet number #1

Online Event #4: PLO Crazy 8’s

Ryan “Santasbzack2” Stoker of Washington won his first World Series of Poker bracelet in the $888 event on (NV/NJ). Ryan had until then 17 WSOP cashes, his best performance being a 5th place and $37k on the WSOP circuit.

Some stats!

Here is the top 5 average cash for players with a minimum of 4 cashes:

NameAverage EarningsCashes
🇺🇸 Scott Ball$141,7784
🇺🇸 Anthony Zinno$87,9634
🇺🇸 Ari Engel$67,3565
🇺🇸 Phil Hellmuth$64,0675
🇺🇸 John Monnette$63,9264

See you tomorrow to see who advances in the $10k event #36: Dealers Choice 6-Handed Championship which is of course star filled!

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