WSOP 2021 Day 52 Digest

78$10,000Event #78: Razz Championship🇬🇧 Benny Glaser$274,693
79$1,979Event #79: Poker Hall of Fame Bounty No-Limit Hold’em (freezeout)🇦🇹 Ole Schemion$172,499
80$3,000Event #80: 6-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha🇬🇧 Robert Cowen$280,916
81$800Event #81: No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack🇺🇸 Jason Wheeler$204,274

Event #78: Razz Championship

A fourth one for Benny Glaser in this $10k Razz Championship, now ranking at the 45th place in the bracelet rankings! Glaser came really close from winning two other bracelets a few weeks ago as he finished 2nd in the $25k event #2 H.O.R.S.E. and 3rd in the $10k No Limit 2-7 Lowball Championship, so the win is kind of a relief.

“I was disappointed with the second and third,” Glaser said. “I was a big chip leader in both of those and it seemed like the win was in sight for both, which made it kind of more disappointing. Makes this win more enjoyable after tasting that recent disappointment.”

Benny Glaser

Event #79: Poker Hall of Fame Bounty No-Limit Hold’em (freezeout)

It only took two hours of play at 6 left for Ole Schemion to put his hands on his first WSOP bracelet and the winner prize of $172,499. Schemion defeated Benjamin Underwood in the heads-up and notably Jerry Wong, a 2016 November niner. Schemion is now 43rd in the all time live earnings with $16.5M.

“It’s not too often in live tournaments that you come in first place,” said Schemion. “It’s what we all try to do but it feels very good to run through a good field and win one.”

“It has been very difficult to play any live poker with things how they are”, he added about not playing for a while. “I was really craving it and it just feels great to come out here to play, now it feels even better now that I have won something.”

Ole Schemion

Event #80: 6-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha

Robert Cowen from Wales just won the $3,000 event by defeating Robert Emmerson heads-up. The event attracted 496 entries, generating a decent $280,916 top prize for the winner. A few days ago, Cowen just finished 39th for $163k and his best live performance in the Main Event, but just topped this huge performance with a win.

“It’s not quite sunk in yet. It’s a big load off. I have been wanting one of these (WSOP Bracelet) for 15 years after watching the main and stuff on ESPN”, declared Cowen in the post win interview.

Robert Cowen

Event #81: No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack

Jason Wheeler won his first bracelet by beating a 1,921 entries field in the $800 tournament. Wheeler now has $4,1M in live earnings, his best performance being a second place for $671k in a $5k PokerStars Main Event in 2017.

“My first time I got heads-up for a bracelet was in 2009 and at the time I didn’t truly appreciate what it was at the time because it was my first series you know. It was so long ago, it takes so long to be back heads-up for a Bracelet. I played almost every event that was on the series. I have been working hard and it feels good to be validated and play well”

Jason Wheeler

Event #82: Super High Roller No-Limit Hold’em

Five now remain in the huge tournament as the bubble just popped, leaving all players with a minimum prize of $632k. Adrian Mateos will return today with the chip lead and approximately half of the chips (25,5M). Keith Tilston is second (8,9M), followed by Ben Heath (6,5M), Seth Davies (4,5M) and John Kincaid (3,9M). The winner will take home a lovely $3,2M prize.

Adrian Mateos

Here are the results of our more familiar names in those events:

🇺🇸 Erik Seidel7th$39,98778$10,000 Event #78: Razz Championship
🇺🇸 Mike Matusow7th$29,06380$3,000 Event #80: 6-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha
🇺🇸 Phil Hellmuth8th$31,41178$10,000 Event #78: Razz Championship
🇺🇸 John Racener14th$16,29978$10,000 Event #78: Razz Championship
🇫🇷 David Benyamine15th$16,29978$10,000 Event #78: Razz Championship
🇧🇪 Michael Gathy16th$5,80579$1,979 Event #79: Poker Hall of Fame Bounty No-Limit Hold’em (freezeout)
🇺🇸 Brian Rast17th$16,29978$10,000 Event #78: Razz Championship
🇺🇸 Brian Hastings28th$8,88580$3,000 Event #80: 6-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha
🇵🇹 Joao Vieira36th$4,51379$1,979 Event #79: Poker Hall of Fame Bounty No-Limit Hold’em (freezeout)