The 52nd WSOP – The Infographic

Now that the world series has ended it’s time to look at the festival as a whole, and for the second time we’ve assembled all the stats into one infographic.

It’s interesting to compare the numbers with the 2019’s version, which shows that Covid-19 unfortunately had a real impact on the global attendence. It’s also what probably favored many players to grab two bracelets this year.

2021 World Series of Poker infography

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WSOP 2021 Day 54 Digest

Unfortunately we could not do day 53 recap yesterday so let’s recap those two huge days at once!

82$250,000Event #82: Super High Roller No-Limit Hold’em🇪🇸 Adrian Mateos$3,265,362
83$1,500Event #83: The Closer – No-Limit Hold’em🇪🇸 Leo Margets$376,850
84$50,000Event #84: HIGH ROLLER Pot-Limit Omaha🇺🇸 Jeremy Ausmus$1,188,918
85$50,000Event #85: HIGH ROLLER No-Limit Hold’em🇧🇾 Mikita Badziakouski$1,462,043

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

The biggest buy-in event went to Adrian Mateos who scored a huge $3,2M and his fourth bracelet! All of his bracelets have been won in No-Limit and Mateos’s previous ones were won between 2013 and 2017. This is the biggest score ever for the player, who’s now in 22nd place in the all time money list with $25M.

Adrian Mateos

Event #83: The Closer – No-Limit Hold’em

Another win for team Winamax and for Spain as Leo Margets took down the $1,500 event for $376,850. It’s the first win for a women in an open event in this 2021 edition of the world series. The pro has now totaled $1,6M in live earnings.

“I hope there is one day when there isn’t such an issue,” Margets said about the number of women in poker. “It shouldn’t be an issue. If you like it, go ahead, even if you’re a man, a woman or a monkey!”.

Leo Margets

Event #84: HIGH ROLLER Pot-Limit Omaha

Jeremy Ausmus of Las Vegas won his third bracelet, the second this year, and the big prize of $1,188,918. Ausmus previously won the $1,000 event #3 and a $1,500 Omaha event in 2013’s WSOP Europe. In the final table, he denied Phil Hellmuth (2nd, $734k) and Daniel Negreanu (3rd, $591k) a chance to write a little more of history.

“It was fun playing with those guys,” Ausmus said. “Like the old-school, iconic guys. I used to watch them on TV, you know, 15 years ago, 17 years ago, before I moved to Vegas and things like that. So it’s cool.”

“I mean, I’ve played with them a lot. A fair amount over the years. I play a fair amount of PLO, so I felt like I liked my spot, you know. Not saying they’re not great players or anything. And they have a lot of tournament experience and they’ve been here a million times.”

Jeremy Ausmus

Event #85: HIGH ROLLER No-Limit Hold’em

The other $50k High Roller also came to an end as Mikita Badziakouski claimed his first bracelet along with the $1,4M prize. The 113-entry was of course star-studded, and as it started a day after the $50k, it gave the chance to Daniel Negreanu to make another 3rd place for $661k!

By taking the tournament, Mikita Badziakouski should take Steve O’Dwyer’s 12th place in the all time money list with more than $30M, getting closer and closer to Phil Ivey’s 11th spot.

Not particularly thrilled by the bracelet, Badziakouski declared: “Honestly, the bracelet is not as important for me as it is for many other players, I will just say it feels great to win a high roller. I’ve played many final tables. You just try to perform your best — there’s no special or unique ideas. You just do what you’ve learned before and that’s it.”

Mikita Badziakouski counting bracelets

Here are all the notables results of these events:

🇬🇧 Benjamin Heath2nd$2,018,14882$250,000 Event #82: Super High Roller No-Limit Hold’em
🇺🇸 Phil Hellmuth2nd$734,80784$50,000 Event #84: HIGH ROLLER Pot-Limit Omaha
🇨🇦 Daniel Negreanu3rd$661,04185$50,000 Event #85: HIGH ROLLER No-Limit Hold’em
🇨🇦 Daniel Negreanu3rd$519,76484$50,000 Event #84: HIGH ROLLER Pot-Limit Omaha
🇺🇸 Jason Koon4th$489,58585$50,000 Event #85: HIGH ROLLER No-Limit Hold’em
🇬🇧 Stephen Chidwick5th$367,15385$50,000 Event #85: HIGH ROLLER No-Limit Hold’em
🇺🇸 Almedin Imsirovic6th$278,84085$50,000 Event #85: HIGH ROLLER No-Limit Hold’em
🇺🇸 Josh Arieh7th$165,45284$50,000 Event #84: HIGH ROLLER Pot-Limit Omaha
🇵🇹 Joao Vieira8th$167,15385$50,000 Event #85: HIGH ROLLER No-Limit Hold’em

We’re nearing the end of the series as today will see the start of the last tournament with the $5,000 Event #88: 8-Handed No-Limit Hold’em.


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)


WSOP 2021 Day 51 Digest

Event #78: Razz Championship

109 took the starting line of the $10k championship. The final heads-up went deep into the night but did not conclude as Everett Carlton battled hard to stay alive. Benny Glaser has the lead with nearly 4M against the 2,5M of Carlton and will try to grab a fourth bracelet and the top $274k prize.

Benny Glaser

In progress

The $1,979 event #79: Poker Hall of Fame Bounty No-Limit Hold’em, registered 468 entries. Ole Schemion has a commending lead with nearly half the remaining chips at 6 left. Schemion curiously has no live cash at the WSOP despite his $16M in live earnings.

Ole Schemion

24 players remain in the $3,000 event #80: 6-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha, lead by Robert Cowen. Some well known pros will return today, notably Chino Rheem (7th) and Mike Matusow (13th). $280,916 will be awarded to the winner.

The biggest buy-in of the series has started in the $250,000 event #82: Super High Roller No-Limit Hold’em, and who else but Michael Addamo could be the chip leader at the end of day 1? Ali Imsirovic is a close second, followed by Ben Heath and Adrian Mateos, and many more known names complete the 15 players still having their chance. Follow the link for the official chip counts.

Michael Addamo

Thanks for reading and see you for more updates!