WSOP 2021 Day 15 Digest

17$1,500Event #17: MILLIONAIRE MAKER No-Limit Hold’em🇺🇸 Daniel Lazrus$1,000,000
23$1,500Event #23: Eight Game Mix 6-Handed🇺🇸 Ryan Leng$137,969
24$600Event #24: Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack (8-Handed)🇺🇸 Michael Prendergast$127,348

Event #17: MILLIONAIRE MAKER No-Limit Hold’em

Daniel Lazrus held his ground firmly yesterday to capture this huge trophy and the $1M prize. The tournament total prizepool was $7M and 5,326 took the start.

Lazrus showed it’s still possible to “quickly” get successful in poker: “I only started playing about four and half years ago, at first just recreationally,” he said. “I started winning, met the right guy, who put me in touch with the other right guys, just learned. Starting like two years ago I started raising stakes and studying very very aggressively almost as a priority.”

Daniel Lazrus punched many to be the last standing

Event #22: LADIES No-Limit Hold’em Championship

In the ladies event the final five has been set: Mikiyo Aoki still stands strong with the chip lead, closely followed by Debora Brooke. Women’s Poker Hall of Famer JJ Liu has the smallest stack but still has a chance to fight for the top $115K prize.

Mikiyo Aoki enjoying collecting chips

Famous streamer unfortunately Marle Cordeiro took a 7th place for $14K but was in a good mood nonetheless after the loss:

Event #23: Eight Game Mix 6-Handed

Ryan Leng is our winner in the $1,500 event for $137K. He hardly denied Connor Drinan – who was a 10-to-1 favorite in the heads-up – a second bracelet this year. Day 3 starting chip leader Ryan Hughes had a rough day and finished 6th for $19k.

Ryan Leng is now a 3 times bracelet holder but stayed humbled: “I definitely think the final table, the final two tables, I was certainly nowhere near the best player left in the field. I ran really hot.”

Ryan “Sunflower smile” Leng

Event #24: Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack (8-Handed)

Michael Prendergast made his biggest ever tournament score for $127K in a 1,572 players field. The recreational player said afterwards: “I don’t pay a lot of tournaments. […] I decided to just do what I did the entire tournament and wait for a hand that I could hit the nuts with” when talking about his late stage strategy, a winning move for the player who earned his first bracelet.

Michael Prendergast and the now the classic A644 winning hand

Here are some other notable results:

🇧🇪 Michael Gathy4th$288,71517$1,500 Event #17: MILLIONAIRE MAKER No-Limit Hold’em
🇺🇸 Daniel Zack4th$38,75223$1,500 Event #23: Eight Game Mix 6-Handed
🇺🇸 Michael Mizrachi11th$8,16723$1,500 Event #23: Eight Game Mix 6-Handed
🇺🇸 Faraz Jaka22nd$28,48017$1,500 Event #17: MILLIONAIRE MAKER No-Limit Hold’em
🇺🇸 Andrew Neeme31st$3,72224$600 Event #24: Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack (8-Handed)
🇺🇸 Matt Glantz42nd$3,31523$1,500 Event #23: Eight Game Mix 6-Handed

A word on the $5,000 Event #25: 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em to wrap this recap as all eyes will be on this star-studded tournament in the coming days. More than 100 remains but so many big names are left. In the top 10, Daniel Negreanu is currently chip leading, followed by Ryan Laplante (4th), Vanessa Kade (6th) and John Racener (8th).

See you tomorrow for more updates!


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