WSOP 2021 Day 35 Digest

58$1,000Event #58: SUPER SENIORS No-Limit Hold’em🇫🇷 Jean-Luc Adam$255,623
59$1,000Event #59: TAG TEAM No-Limit Hold’em🇺🇸 Mike Ruter + 🇺🇸 Samy Dighlawi$56,683
6$666Online Event #6: Online Bracelet🇺🇸 John “Relevancy” Ripnick$114,898

Event #58: SUPER SENIORS No-Limit Hold’em

After making his first WSOP cash in the Seniors event #52, Frenchman Jean-Luc Adam wrote a second line in his book to claim his first bracelet and $255,623. The player has live results since 2010 but never cashed for more than $21k.

“I’m dreaming. It’s very strange, a strange sensation,” said Adam. “I felt good for all of the tournament and I felt very relaxed…I never think about first place, but only play every hand. It’s a very nice moment…I like to play for pleasure. I like to have emotion. It’s a very strange sensation for me because I don’t realize that it’s a world championship. It’s very unbelievable, I don’t understand now. It’s too soon, I just finished the tournament. I can’t realize exactly everything now.”

Jean-Luc Adam

Event #59: TAG TEAM No-Limit Hold’em

The team composed of Mike Ruter and Samy Dighlawi took down the $1,000 duo event for a combined prize of $113k. 641 teams took the start of the event for a total prizepool of $590,490. Both players cumuled more than $300k since their beginnings, Mike Ruter playing since 20 years, his buddy Samy Dighlawi being pretty active since 2013.

Online Event #6: Online Bracelet

John Ripnick defeated an online field of 720 unique entries, plus 309 rebuys, to earn the online bracelet and the $114,898 winning prize. John is more used to the online field as he has 25 WSOP online cashes as his live total earnings stands at $25k.

Event #60: Poker Players Championship 6-Handed

Only ten remain in one of the biggest event of the year. Ryan Leng, winner this year of the $1,500 Event #23: Eight Game Mix, is in the chip lead, followed by Josh Arieh, who also won a bracelet this year, the $1,500 Event #39: Pot-Limit Omaha. Here are the other players sorted by stack size: Nick Schulman, Eli Elezra, Matt Glantz, Dan Cates, Paul Volpe, Chris Brewer, Daniel Negreanu and Mike Wattel. They will return today to put their hands on the $954,020 top prize.

Ryan Leng