WSOP 2021 Day 14 Digest

A single tournament ended tonight:

21$1,500Event #21: Mixed Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better; Omaha Hi Lo 8 or Better; Big O🇺🇸 Dylan Linde$170,269

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

5,326 players took the starting line of millionaire maker and now 5 remains for the win. Prizes will range from $222,430 to $1M for the winner.

Chip leading is Daniel Lazrus who won a bracelet earlier this year in the $3,200 Event #28: No Limit Hold’em High Roller Championship that took place in July. Daniel has almost 50% of the chips and is in a great spot for the win.

Michael Gathy, 3rd in chips, gets a second chance this year to join the top of the NL Hold’em bracelet rankings with his current 4 bracelets.

Daniel Lazrus

Event #21: Mixed Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better; Omaha Hi Lo 8 or Better; Big O

641 battled for the top $170,269 prize and Dylan Linde (85 WSOP cashes, $4,7M total live earnings) finally came on top, beating Hernan Salazar heads-up.

Linde has $4,7M in total live earnings, his biggest cash being a nice $1,6M when he won the $10k WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic Main Event in 2018.

Dylan Linde with his poker face

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

17 women remains from the 644 entries in this now classic $10,000 event. Play will resume today with Mikiyo Aoki chip leading ($307k total earnings), closely followed by JJ Liu ($3M). Marle Cordeiro will join the party with the 7th stack.

You probably recognized Paulina Loeliger (20th)

Event #23: Eight Game Mix 6-Handed

Some big names are still in contention in the $1,500 event. Connor Drinan (3rd) will attempt to win a second bracelet this year, and will be joined by Daniel Zack (5th, 1 bracelet) and Michael Mizrachi (6th, 5 bracelets). Ryan Hughes, the first player to ever win two gold bracelets in Seven-Card Stud High-Low 8-or Better, is the current chip leader.

Ryan Hughes

Some stats

Here is an update on the most cashes since the beginning of the series:

NameCashesTotal Earnings
🇺🇸 Ben Yu6$111,598
🇺🇸 Shaun Deeb6$32,273
🇺🇸 Daniel Zack5$110,882
🇺🇸 Mike Shin5$9,241
🇺🇸 Phil Hellmuth4$235,382
Phil Hellmuth has 3 final tables in 4 cashes

Good luck to all the readers currently at the WSOP!


WSOP 2021 Day 13 Digest

Lots of events have ended and we have four new winners!

18$2,500Event #18: Mixed Triple Draw Lowball  (Limit)🇺🇸 Vladimir Peck$134,390
19$10,000Event #19: Seven Card Stud Championship🇺🇸 Anthony Zinno$182,872
20$1,000Event #20: Flip & Go No Limit Hold’em Presented by GGPoker🇺🇸 Dejuante Alexander$180,665
3$400Online Event #3: No-Limit Hold’em Ultra Deepstack🇼🇸 Pete “PeteChen” Chen$82,559

Event #18: Mixed Triple Draw Lowball  (Limit)

The $2,500 event attracted 253 players and Vladimir Peck got out with the bracelet and $134,390. Peck managed to survive in the tournament while having less than one big bet at multiple occasions.

Vladimir Peck stretching his arms

The player declared after the tournament:

“This is fun and reminds me more of playing poker as a kid where it was essentially Dealer’s Choice. All these different random games, we just played a bunch of different games.”

Event #19: Seven Card Stud Championship

Anthony Zinno finally came on top of this very competitive final table and captured his third bracelet. The also three-time WPT champion recently crossed the $10M mark in total live earnings.

Anthony Zinno and the happy face

Zinno denied another chance for Phil Helmuth to win a 16th bracelet and later praised his game: “Hellmuth’s overall poker game is phenomenal. It’s so underrated by a lot of the poker community. They just don’t know what it’s like to sit and play, for example, short-handed mixed games with Hellmuth”.

Event #20: Flip & Go No Limit Hold’em

A first bracelet for Dejuante Alexander in this $1,000 event allows him to bring back home a nice $180,665 check. Alexander is a regular at the WSOP as he already cashed 55 times for $1,215,216. He notably got second in the 2017 millionaire maker for $754,499.

In this event he notably eliminated David Peters at 4 left when he called with KQ for almost all his stack against Peters’s KJ.

Dejuante Alexander casually winning at the WSOP

Online Event #3: No-Limit Hold’em Ultra Deepstack

Pete Chen took the win and defeated a field of 1,023 in this $400 online event for $82,559. Chen has a similar profile than event #20 winner DJ Alexander: a WSOP regular with 44 cashes since 2015 and a previous best performance of runner-up in 2017 for $382,122 in a $5,000 NL Hold’em event.

Pete Chen in some live setting with a happy face

Here are the notables cashes in all these events:

🇵🇹 Joao Vieira3rd$57,55818$2,500 Event #18: Mixed Triple Draw Lowball  (Limit)
🇺🇸 David Peters4th$61,81520$1,000 Event #20: Flip & Go No Limit Hold’em Presented by GGPoker
🇺🇸 Phil Hellmuth4th$54,73019$10,000 Event #19: Seven Card Stud Championship
🇬🇧 Stephen Chidwick6th$30,84219$10,000 Event #19: Seven Card Stud Championship
🇺🇸 Daniel Zack10th$16,26219$10,000 Event #19: Seven Card Stud Championship
🇺🇸 Mike Gorodinsky12th$8,58218$2,500 Event #18: Mixed Triple Draw Lowball  (Limit)
🇫🇷 David Benyamine20th$5,12118$2,500 Event #18: Mixed Triple Draw Lowball  (Limit)

Hope you enjoy the read! See you tomorrow to see how Daniel Negreanu, Ari Engel and Ryan Laplante perform in the $1,500 event #21 at 27 left.


WSOP 2021 Day 11+12 Digest

We unfortunately could not be in front of the computer yesterday so let’s summarize the last two days!

15$1,500Event #15: 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em🇺🇸 Bradley Jansen$313,403
16$10,000Event #16: Limit Hold’em Championship🇺🇸 John Monnette$245,680

Event #15: 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em

Bradley Jansen claimed his first gold bracelet in the $1,500 event. The self proclaimed semi-pro declared in the end: “When we got heads-up I just ran like the sun and I make a bunch of big hands. (Malod) played great. I don’t think there was anything he could have done to change the outcome”. The player doubled his lifetime earnings with this win.

Bradley Jansen with the satisfied look

Event #16: Limit Hold’em Championship

Eleven hours of final table was needed to end this championship with John Monnette gettings all the chips. The player now enters the small club of 4 bracelets holders. John Monnette other bracelets were in 8-Game Mix, Seven Card Stud and 2-7 Lowball Draw.

Streaming legend Jason Somerville could not get his hands on the trophy and ended up at the 5th place for $58,697.

John Monnette collecting bracelets since 2011

Event #18: Mixed Triple Draw Lowball  (Limit)

In the $2,500 event 🇺🇸 Vladimir Peck is currently chip leading and battling heads-up 🇺🇸 Venkata Tayi to try to take the win and the $134,390 prize. Top online earner Joao Vieira ended with the bronze medal and $57,558.

Still playing

The $1,500 event #17: MILLIONAIRE MAKER No-Limit Hold’em is well underway with its 2,568 entries. 170 players remain, including Faraz Jaka (7th) and Vanessa Kade (11th) will try to get the $1,000,000 top prize.

Another final table for Phil Helmuth in the $10k Event #19: Seven Card Stud Championship will take place today. Phil is currently second in chips behind Anthony Zinno. Stephen Chidwick will also join the table with the shortest stack.

Here are some notable finishes for events #15 and #16:

🇺🇸 John Racener6th$44,26316$10,000 Event #16: Limit Hold’em Championship
🇺🇸 Brian Rast11th$18,50616$10,000 Event #16: Limit Hold’em Championship
🇫🇷 Romain Lewis61st$4,07515$1,500 Event #15: 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em
🇵🇹 Joao Vieira96th$3,37315$1,500 Event #15: 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em
🇨🇦 Vanessa Kade162nd$2,62715$1,500 Event #15: 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em

Let’s see how all these players will advance tomorrow!


WSOP 2021 Day 10 Digest

We ended the day by distributing two bracelets:

13$3,000Event #13: Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em🇺🇸 Harvey Mathews$371,914
14$1,500Event #14: Seven Card Stud🇺🇸 Rafael Lebron$82,262

Event #13: Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em

Harvey Mathews defeated a high level field of 720 players to take home $371,914 and his first bracelet. Mathews humbly declared afterwards: “I just ran absolutely insane, probably the most insane I’ve run in my entire life.”

Michael Gathy was close to make history by getting to the top of the NL Hold’em bracelets rankings but ended up at the 3rd place for $164,083.

Harvey Mathews hit the six outer on the river.

Event #14: Seven Card Stud

A second bracelet for Rafael Lebron in the $1,500 event, which said “I was hoping (to win a second bracelet). Didn’t expect it so soon though”. He won his first in 2016 in a $3,000 NL Hold’em event for $169,337.

The WSOP super reg Shaun Deeb was close again from the very top but succumbed at the 5th place for $18,475.

Rafael Lebron playing Stud

Elsewhere in the Rio

The $10k Event #16: Limit Hold’em Championship is star filled and currently lead by John Racener closely followed by Jason Somerville. 78 players took the start of the event.

A few stats to end day 10!

Here our big names most cashes list:

NameCashesTotal Earnings
🇺🇸 Shaun Deeb5$30,118
🇺🇸 Jason Koon3$362,815
🇺🇸 Phil Hellmuth3$180,652
🇺🇸 Daniel Zack3$92,270
🇺🇸 Ryan Riess3$8,584

That’s day 10 for you. Thanks for reading and see you tomorrow!


WSOP 2021 Day 9 Digest

Three bracelets have been distributed yesterday:

9$10,000Event #9: Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship🇺🇸 Ari Engel$317,076
11$25,000Event #11: Heads Up No-Limit Hold’em Championship🇺🇸 Jason Koon$243,981
12$1,500Event #12: Limit Hold’em🇮🇱 Yuval Bronshtein$124,374

Event #9: Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship

The canadian pro Ari Engel won his second bracelet in the $10k championship, making his total live earnings up to more than $7M. His first bracelet was won in a $2,500 No Limit Hold’em event in 2019.

Phil Helmuth started day 3 with 6th stack but couldn’t do better than grabbing the 5th place for $80,894.

The now classic masked bracelet winner photo

Event #11: Heads Up No-Limit Hold’em Championship

After 50 cashes at the WSOP, top pro Jason Koon finally took down his first bracelet in this specialist event. Jason won 6 straight heads-up to get the trophy and the $243,981. Koon declared before the final: “I don’t vlog, I don’t stream, I just play the game”, and apparently this was enough!

Jason Koon with the lucky J7

Event #12: Limit Hold’em

Israel’s Yuval Bronshtein just won his second bracelet by beating a 422 players field. Bronshtein is well versed in all variants of the game as he won a 2-7 Lowball Draw event and unfortunately bubbled the $25k H.O.R.S.E event a few days ago.

Yuval “guaranteed rate” Bronshtein

Other events

Most big names have fallen in the $3,000 event #13: Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em except Michael Gathy and his four NL Hold’em bracelets. He can make history tomorrow by joining Phil Hellmuth and Doyle Brunson as the only players with five No-Limit Hold’em bracelets.

In the $1,500 Event #14: Seven Card Stud the final six are set and Shaun Deeb is currently second in chips. Shaun is looking for a 5th bracelet, his last being a $10k NL Hold’em in 2018.

Now let’s have a look at the notable cash of these events:

🇺🇸 Daniel Zack4th$89,78711$25,000 Event #11: Heads Up No-Limit Hold’em Championship
🇺🇸 Phil Hellmuth5th$80,8949$10,000 Event #9: Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
🇺🇸 Robert Mizrachi7th$47,9879$10,000 Event #9: Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
🇺🇸 Paul Volpe14th$18,7509$10,000 Event #9: Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
🇺🇸 Brian Rast15th$18,7509$10,000 Event #9: Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
🇺🇸 Ryan Laplante21st$16,0009$10,000 Event #9: Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
🇺🇸 Anthony Zinno38th$3,00712$1,500 Event #12: Limit Hold’em
🇺🇸 Joe McKeehen45th$3,00712$1,500 Event #12: Limit Hold’em

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