WSOP 2021 Day 46 Digest

68$1,111Event #68: LITTLE ONE FOR ONE DROP No-Limit Hold’em🇺🇸 Scott Ball$396,445
71$1,500Event #71: BOUNTY Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed🇫🇷 Mourad Amokrane$132,844

Event #68: LITTLE ONE FOR ONE DROP No-Limit Hold’em

Scott Ball makes the double by winning the $1,111 Little One for One Drop! What a series for the player who beat Michael Shanahan heads-up (245k), Sorel Mizzi finishing 3rd (186k): the player made 9 cashes this year, including two wins and cash in the $50k PPC.

And what a year for him: Having live cashes since 2016, he wrote more lines on his Hendon Mob in 2021 than all the other years combined, going from roughly $60k to more than a million in just a few weeks!

“I told my friends here that before the start I feel like this isn’t the real-life” declared Ball. “It’s like a simulation to be heads up again for a bracelet in like two weeks. I’ve just worked so hard to get better at No-Limit this past year so when it peeled off and I won another one it just didn’t feel like reality. It feels like I’m dreaming and I’m going to wake up tomorrow and be like dang I can’t wait to live that one day.”

Scott Ball

Event #71: BOUNTY Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed

The $1,500 event bracelet went to Mourad Amokrane from France, who earned $132,844 by beating a field of 860 players, including Jeff Gross who finished 8th.

“I have no words. I look at all the poker shows on TV. I know all the famous players and getting a WSOP bracelet is something unbelievable for me. I don’t realize it”, he said.

Amokrane is an optician, selling eyeglasses in the suburbs of Paris, his biggest score until then was $5,972 in 2016. “I’m not a professional player. I have a daily job and going to Vegas is my way to relax and enjoy my hobby”.

Mourad Amokrane

Event #67: MAIN EVENT No-Limit Hold’em World Championship

Less than a hundred remain in the Main Event now, and each of them will go home will at least $59,000.

It is now the German Koray Aldemir who’s the chip leader with a stack of 14M. Aldemir is a serious candidate for the win with his $12M in live earnings and a top performance of $2.1M when he finished 3rd of the $111,111 High Roller in 2016.

He’s closely followed by Ramon Colillas (12M), our chip leader from yesterday. Our well-known top pro list has unfortunately dried up quite a bit as we’re only left with Chance Kornuth (20th, 5,9M), Stephen Chidwick (48th, 3.7M) and Nick Petrangelo (92nd, 1M).

Matt Berkey falling 264th for $38k

That’s it for today, see you tomorrow for more updates!