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!