WSOP 2021 Day 37 Digest

63$500Event #63: SALUTE to Warriors – No-Limit Hold’em🇺🇸 Eric Zhang$102,465

Event #63: SALUTE to Warriors – No-Limit Hold’em

Eric Zhang outlasted a field of 1,738 in the $500 event to take home $102,465. The player casually wrote his first live cash ever with a win, and a bracelet!

“I always loved poker but I only started playing a couple years ago, mainly cash games, not really tournaments.”, Zhang said. “But the WSOP is always a very special occasion and I took some time off work because I really wanted to come here. This is the very one event I planned of playing. It’s an affordable event, plus a great cause, and I’m going on vacation to Morocco and Europe right after.”

Eric Zhang

Elsewhere in the Rio

In the $1,000 event #65: MINI Main Event No-Limit Hold’em, five players remain from the original 3,821. Georgios Sotiropoulos leads the pack and will try to put his hands on the $432,575 top prize.

Twelve players will return for the end of the $10k Event #66: Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship. Danny Chang leads the debates with a decent advance on his opponents. Two players with a 2021 bracelet will have their chance to make a double: Anatolii Zyrin (4th) and Josh Arieh (5th) but all will battle fiercely for the $484,791 victory.

Doyle Brunson, Main event winner in 1976 and 1977

Mustapha Kanit took the chip lead in the $10k 2021 WSOP Main Event day 1A. Doyle Brunson also made a new appearance this year, his first in the Main Event since 2013, and he will move on to Day 2 with 151,000 in chips! Doyle last bracelet was in 2005 when he won a $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed.

Good luck if you’re playing today!