WSOP 2021 Day 19 Digest

What can we say? The poker brat never ceases to entertain the WSOP this year:

31$1,500Event #31: No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw🇺🇸 Phil Hellmuth$84,951

Event #31: No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw

He finally did it! Starting second in chips at 10 left, Phil Hellmuth made it happen to reach his 16th bracelet, making him even harder to reach in the bracelet race.

“I’ve wanted a deuce-to-seven bracelet ever since the 1980’s because it was the coolest bracelet to win. It’s the one tournament that Chip, Doyle, and all the big named poker players showed up for.”

Phil tried to explain what happened the other days: “I’ve studied these games my whole life, so I have all the knowledge. What’s been killing me is that I get tired and I blow it. Or I get tilted and I blow it. I’ll be down here at the Rio and it’s one in the morning and I’m so tired. And I just play a bunch of bad hands and I’m out.”

Phil “top brat” Hellmuth

Here are the other results of the tournaments:

🇮🇹 Dario Sammartino6th$13,463
🇺🇸 Ryan Riess9th$7,602
🇺🇸 Daniel Zack29th$2,674
🇺🇸 Brian Rast39th$2,445
🇺🇸 John Racener40th$2,445

That’s not all!

In the $1,500 event #30: MONSTER STACK No-Limit Hold’em, Ryan Leng, winner of event #23 is in the chip lead. 2,342 players entered the tournament and the 148 remaining will battle for a nice $610k payday.

20 players are still trying to take the win in the $3,000 Event #32: H.O.R.S.E., featuring Eli Elezra (2nd), Maria Ho (11th) and Daniel Negreanu (14th). 282 players entered the tournaments and $173k is up for the top prize.

Let’s have a look at the updated most cashes list:

NameCashesTotal Earnings
🇺🇸 Daniel Zack8$154,061
🇺🇸 Ben Yu7$133,436
🇺🇸 Shaun Deeb7$35,488
🇺🇸 Dylan Linde6$238,034
🇨🇦 Daniel Negreanu6$79,980
🇺🇸 Roland Israelashvili6$76,993
🇺🇸 Ryan Riess6$31,310
🇺🇸 Thomas Zanot6$16,335
🇺🇸 Mike Shin6$13,601
🇺🇸 Ari Engel5$336,780
🇺🇸 Phil Hellmuth (4 final tables)5$320,333

What a day! We hope the WSOP will continue this exciting run!


WSOP 2021 Day 18 Digest

Someone won a third bracelet yesterday!

28$1,000Event #28: Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed🇺🇸 Dylan Weisman$166,461
29$10,000Event #29: Short Deck No-Limit Hold’em🇺🇸 Chance Kornuth$194,670

Event #28: Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed

In the $1,000 event that totaled 1,069 entries, Dylan Weisman came out as the winner for his first bracelet. Dylan Weisman is a PLO coach and is clearly more used to play online as he only wrote his 6th live cash ever.

“It’s my bar mitzvah all over again!” – Dylan Weisman

Event #29: Short Deck No-Limit Hold’em

As shown in the picture, Chance Kornuth now holds 3 bracelets. He had to battle against the toughest competition in this $10k event: Dan Shak ($11M live earnings) finished 3rd for $82k, Joao Vieira (5th) grabbed $42k.

Chance previous bracelets were the $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha in 2010 and three years ago the $3,200 ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em High Roller. After the win Chance declared: “I am playing some of my best poker for the last six months and I really want to continue to do so and see what I can accomplish”.

Chance “J8” Kornuth

Event #31: No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw

The $1,500 is not finished yet but as always with less played variants of the game many known names remains! And who’s about to make another final? Yes you guessed right, he’s going for his fourth this year, it’s Phil Hellmuth, currently second in chips at 10 remaining. But the competition is fierce as he’ll be joined by Dario Sammartino (3rd) and Ryan Riess (10th).

Here are some more results in these events:

🇬🇧 Stephen Chidwick8th$20,58329$10,000 Event #29: Short Deck No-Limit Hold’em
🇺🇸 Joseph Cheong35th$4,03328$1,000 Event #28: Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed
🇺🇸 Daniel Zack123rd$1,75328$1,000 Event #28: Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed
🇨🇦 Daniel Negreanu140th$1,60328$1,000 Event #28: Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed
🇺🇸 Ryan Laplante158th$1,60328$1,000 Event #28: Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed

See you tomorrow for more updates!


WSOP 2021 Day 17 Digest

Aaaaand…we have a double bracelet winner this year in Anthony Zinno!

25$5,000Event #25: 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em🇺🇸 Scott Ball$562,667
27$1,500Event #27: H.O.R.S.E.🇺🇸 Anthony Zinno$160,636

Event #25: 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em

Scott Ball came out on top on one of the toughest tournament so far. The $5,000 event attracted a very high level field and 578 entries. With no more than 20 lines of his hendon mob profile, Scott Ball will smash his total live earnings, previously at $100k.

Ball stopped John Racener (6th, 81k) and Galen Hall (2nd, $347k) in their quest to get a second bracelet.

Scott Ball with the big win smile

Event #27: H.O.R.S.E.

Anthony Zinno makes history by taking down his second bracelet this year in the $1,500 event. This makes it his 4th bracelet and puts him in 32nd place in the bracelets WSOP rankings.

“The feeling is indescribable,” Zinno said . “Poker is my passion and to be so fortunate and run so well…what can I say?”

Anthony “RAZZ” Zinno

Still in progress…

In the $10K event #29: Short Deck No-Limit Hold’em, Chance Kornuth now leads the final six, and will be joined by Dan Shak (4th) and Joao Vieira (5th). The tournament registered 66 entries and the players will fight for the $194k top prize.

Here are the notables cashes of the day:

🇺🇸 John Racener6th$81,73625$5,000 Event #25: 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em
🇮🇹 Max Pescatori8th$15,21827$1,500 Event #27: H.O.R.S.E.
🇺🇸 Nick Petrangelo13th$27,15025$5,000 Event #25: 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em
🇺🇸 Joe McKeehen13th$7,59127$1,500 Event #27: H.O.R.S.E.
🇨🇦 Vanessa Kade19th$21,83825$5,000 Event #25: 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em
🇨🇦 Daniel Negreanu22nd$21,83825$5,000 Event #25: 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em
🇨🇦 Xuan Liu33rd$15,20025$5,000 Event #25: 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em
🇺🇸 Ryan Laplante34th$15,20025$5,000 Event #25: 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em

That’s it for today! GL at the tables if you’re playing!


WSOP 2021 Day 16 Digest

After four days, the ladies finally crowned its champion:

22$1,000Event #22: LADIES No-Limit Hold’em Championship🇺🇸 Lara Eisenberg$115,694
26$1,000Event #26: Freezeout No-Limit Holdem🇺🇸 Dalibor Dula$199,227

Event #22: LADIES No-Limit Hold’em Championship

She wasn’t mentionned in our previous reports but Lara Eisenberg finally find a way for victory in the ladies event and the $115K prize, crushing her previous best live cashes.

Some words from the winner: “It’s an absolute dream come true,” Eisenberg said about her victory. “I came into this event hoping that maybe sometime I would make a final table, and to walk away winning it is an indescribable feeling. The event has been really amazing. It was so much fun. There was a lot of joking around and everyone was really supportive. It was all around just a fabulous event.”

Lara Eisenberg and her first bracelet

Event #26: Freezeout No-Limit Holdem

After making his first WSOP cash in the $500 event #4, Dalibor Dula made it all the way to grab the $1,000 event #26 bracelet. The Czech Republic pro previous best performance was a single 5 figure live cash so the winner’s comment is no surprise: “It hasn’t set in for me yet. I think in a week or so I will feel happy, right now I just feel shocked.”.

Dalibor Dula making chips fly

Elsewhere in the Rio

Yesterday the pressure of the $5,000 event #25: 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em crushed most headliners except for John Racener that will start the final table with the shortest stack. The remaining players will battle for the top $562K prize.

In the $1,500 event #27: H.O.R.S.E., Anthony Zinno is again in the spotlight as he took the lead. Now 18 players remains in an event that registered 594 entries.

It’s also worth noting that the $10K event #29: Short Deck No-Limit Hold’em has registered few entries but is loaded with top pros! Here a few of them still in contention: Chance Kornuth (5th), Jason Koon(7th), Joao Vieira (9th) and Stephen Chidwick (11th).

That’s is for day 16, we hope you enjoyed the read!


WSOP 2021 Day 15 Digest

17$1,500Event #17: MILLIONAIRE MAKER No-Limit Hold’em🇺🇸 Daniel Lazrus$1,000,000
23$1,500Event #23: Eight Game Mix 6-Handed🇺🇸 Ryan Leng$137,969
24$600Event #24: Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack (8-Handed)🇺🇸 Michael Prendergast$127,348

Event #17: MILLIONAIRE MAKER No-Limit Hold’em

Daniel Lazrus held his ground firmly yesterday to capture this huge trophy and the $1M prize. The tournament total prizepool was $7M and 5,326 took the start.

Lazrus showed it’s still possible to “quickly” get successful in poker: “I only started playing about four and half years ago, at first just recreationally,” he said. “I started winning, met the right guy, who put me in touch with the other right guys, just learned. Starting like two years ago I started raising stakes and studying very very aggressively almost as a priority.”

Daniel Lazrus punched many to be the last standing

Event #22: LADIES No-Limit Hold’em Championship

In the ladies event the final five has been set: Mikiyo Aoki still stands strong with the chip lead, closely followed by Debora Brooke. Women’s Poker Hall of Famer JJ Liu has the smallest stack but still has a chance to fight for the top $115K prize.

Mikiyo Aoki enjoying collecting chips

Famous streamer unfortunately Marle Cordeiro took a 7th place for $14K but was in a good mood nonetheless after the loss:

Event #23: Eight Game Mix 6-Handed

Ryan Leng is our winner in the $1,500 event for $137K. He hardly denied Connor Drinan – who was a 10-to-1 favorite in the heads-up – a second bracelet this year. Day 3 starting chip leader Ryan Hughes had a rough day and finished 6th for $19k.

Ryan Leng is now a 3 times bracelet holder but stayed humbled: “I definitely think the final table, the final two tables, I was certainly nowhere near the best player left in the field. I ran really hot.”

Ryan “Sunflower smile” Leng

Event #24: Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack (8-Handed)

Michael Prendergast made his biggest ever tournament score for $127K in a 1,572 players field. The recreational player said afterwards: “I don’t pay a lot of tournaments. […] I decided to just do what I did the entire tournament and wait for a hand that I could hit the nuts with” when talking about his late stage strategy, a winning move for the player who earned his first bracelet.

Michael Prendergast and the now the classic A644 winning hand

Here are some other notable results:

🇧🇪 Michael Gathy4th$288,71517$1,500 Event #17: MILLIONAIRE MAKER No-Limit Hold’em
🇺🇸 Daniel Zack4th$38,75223$1,500 Event #23: Eight Game Mix 6-Handed
🇺🇸 Michael Mizrachi11th$8,16723$1,500 Event #23: Eight Game Mix 6-Handed
🇺🇸 Faraz Jaka22nd$28,48017$1,500 Event #17: MILLIONAIRE MAKER No-Limit Hold’em
🇺🇸 Andrew Neeme31st$3,72224$600 Event #24: Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack (8-Handed)
🇺🇸 Matt Glantz42nd$3,31523$1,500 Event #23: Eight Game Mix 6-Handed

A word on the $5,000 Event #25: 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em to wrap this recap as all eyes will be on this star-studded tournament in the coming days. More than 100 remains but so many big names are left. In the top 10, Daniel Negreanu is currently chip leading, followed by Ryan Laplante (4th), Vanessa Kade (6th) and John Racener (8th).

See you tomorrow for more updates!