2021 WSOP: Benny Glaser clinches fourth title; Ole Schemion, Jason Wheeler win first bracelets, Marc Rivera 4th place; Six final tables for Phil Hellmuth 

The 52nd World Series of Poker awards table is emptying out fast with another three bracelets snatched up. Coming out victorious were first time champions Ole Schemion and Jason Wheeler while UK’s Benny Glaser outlasted a lengthy heads up match to clinch his fourth career gold. Among the Asian contenders, Philippine player Marc Rivera placed 4th at Event #79: $1,979 Poker Hall of Fame Bounty NLH Freezeout. At the WSOP Player of the Year race, 16x winner Phil Hellmuth catapulted from 14th rank to 2nd rank after reaching his sixth final table, the most by any player at this stage in the series. Leaderboard update can be found in the middle of the page. 

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In other news, two days prior, Chris Brewer tweeted he would not be attending the US$ 250,000 buy in Super High Roller No Limit Hold’em bracelet event having tested positive for Covid-19. Due to this, Chris Vogelsang took the initiative to draw up a contract that would allow players attending Day 2 to be refunded their buy in if they test positive. Most agreed and everyone tested negative. The event is down to five players led by Adrian Mateos with over half the chips in play; all are now in the money. Top prize is over US$ 3.2 Million. 

Event #78: $10,000 Razz Championship – BENNY GLASER – US$ 274,693

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Benny Glaser, Photo Credit – WSOP

It was a lengthy title chase at Event #78: $10,000 Razz Championship with an extra day needed to determine the winner. Despite Everett Carlton’s impressive recovery from just four big bets left, it was Benny Glaser clinching the title, the US$ 274,693 first prize, and his fourth career gold bracelet. This was Glaser’s series fourth final table having also placed 2nd at Event #2: $25,000 H.O.R.S.E., 9th at Event #40: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E Championship, and 3rd at Event #49: $10,000 No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship. He became the first player to rein it in for the UK, and the 9th player to win his fourth career bracelet in this series. Glaser’s prior bracelet wins were two in 2016 – $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better and $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship – and his first in 2015 at $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw. The latest victory boosted his total live earnings to over US$ 2.9 Million.

While the event turned up 109 entries for a prize pool of US$ 1,016,425, it had a dragging start with only 17 players seated. This prompted a tweet from Daniel Negreanu,

“I think we should speed up the structure for the early levels to the point where people think it’s worth showing up on time. Step by step, start by just eliminating level 1 500-1000 and start at 600-1200. And so on… “ 

Among the attendees was 6x bracelet winner Jeff Lisandro, seen for the first time at the ongoing games. He bagged up the Day 1 chip lead however failed to reach the money round. Once the final table was reached, six out of the nine players were multi WSOP champions and most were multi final tableists. After series winner Bradley Ruben finished 9th, 16x bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth took 8th for his sixth final table, the most by any player in the series. This catapulted Hellmuth to second rank in the WSOP Player of the Year race. Other multi final table players were 9x winner Erik Seidel (7th), 4x winner John Monnette (5th), and 2x winner Yuri Dzivielevski (3rd). For ring holder, Everett Carlton, he earned his 13th series cash but was denied the gold by Benny Glaser by one spot. 

Date: November 16 to 19
Buy in: US$ 10,000
Entries: 109
Prize pool: US$ 1,016,425
ITM: 17 places

Final table payouts 

1st Benny Glaser – UK – US$ 274,693
2nd Everett Carlton – USA – US$ 169,773
3rd Yuri Dzivielevski – Brazil – US$ 123,254
4th Erik Sagstrom – Sweden – US$ 90,859
5th John Monnette – USA – US$ 68,025
6th Yehuda Buchalter – USA – US$  51,739
7th Erik Seidel – USA – US$  39,987
8th Phil Hellmuth – USA – US$ 31,411
9th Brad Ruben – USA – US$  25,086

Event #79: $1,979 Poker Hall of Fame Bounty NLH – OLE SCHEMION – US$ 172,499

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Ole Schemion, Photo Credit – WSOP

The newest bracelet event in the lineup was the unique $1,979 Poker Hall of Fame Bounty No Limit Hold’em Freezeout. As tribute to all the Hall of Famers, any inductee eliminated, the winning player earned a bounty reward. Making their appearance were Doyle Brunson, Barry Greenstein, Barbara Enright, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, and the newly inducted Eli Elezra. Unfortunately for them, they all fell before the money round. Brunson’s bounty went to Ari Oxman whose pocket Jacks held against AhKh. Gianluca Speranza won Greenstein’s bounty on a bad beat when pocket Queens made a set to crack pocket Aces. Another attendee was WSOP emcee/ actor Vince Vaughn who was outdrawn by India’s Kunal Patni. Day 1 closed with 63 remaining out of the 468 entry field, and Philippine player Marc Rivera as chip leader. 

Day 2 action was fierce as players tumbled fast. Among the Asians that reached the money were Yueqi Zhu (18th), Sriharsha Doddapaneni (19th), Christian Pham (22nd), and Abhinav Iyer (23rd). The final table was formed with every player seeking their first gold bracelet. The most WSOP decorated player was triple ring holder Dylan Wilkerson who exited in 8th place. The day ended with Germany’s Ole Schemion bagging nearly half the chips in play and Rivera down to just 13 BB. 

Schemion continued to crush on Day 3. He eliminated four out of his five opponents starting with ring winner Jerry Wong in 6th place . After Rivera cleaned out James Alexander in 5th place with JdJc over As7s, Rivera went on a downward spin that eventually saw him lose all his chips to SchemionRivera’s 4th place finish was the deepest run by a player from the Philippines. Next on Schemion’s chopping block was Giovani Torre in 3rd place to bring about heads up against  Benjamin Underwood. Ahead 7:1 in chips, it was a fast finish. The final hand was Schemion Ad5s trips over KhJd on a board AsAc10c7c4h. Schemion became the second player from Germany to win at the series following in the footsteps of newly crowned Main Event champion Koray Aldemir

Date: November 17 to 20
Buy in: US$ 1,979
Entries: 468
Prize pool: US$ 826,050
ITM: 71 places 

Final table payouts 

1st Ole Schemion – Germany – US$ 172,499
2nd Benjamin Underwood – Canada – US$ 106,618
3rd Giovani Torre – Portugal – US$ 74,175
4th Marc Rivera – Philippines – US$ 52,569
5th James Alexander – USA – US$ 37,965
6th Jerry Wong – USA – US$ 27,951
7th Ronald Sullivan – USA – US$  20,985
8th Dylan Wilkerson USA – US$  16,074
9th Eder Murata – Brazil – US$ 12,565
10th Stephen Seffense – USA – US$  10,029

Event #81: $800 No Limit Hold’em Deepstack – JASON WHEELER – US$ 204,274

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Jason Wheeler, Photo Credit – WSOP

The 50th first time winner of the ongoing series was Jason Wheeler at Event #81: $800 No Limit Hold’em Deepstack. Wheeler outlasted the 1,921 entry field to lock up the US$ 204,274 first prize and the coveted gold bracelet. Wheeler began his gold hunt in 2009, and nearly came close with a runner up finish at that series $1,500 No Limit Hold’em. In 2016, he won his first WSOP circuit ring. With his latest win, Wheeler boosted his total WSOP earnings to over US$ 1.5 Million. 

The two day event saw 289 players earn a piece of the US$ 1,352,384 prize pool. Among the 12 Asian players that reached the money were bracelet winners Carlos Chang (92nd – US$ 2,060) and Sung Joo Hyun (119th – US$ 1,872). Other finishers were Hayato Kitajima (22nd), Jongwook Lee (30th), Siddharth Karia (82nd), Shashank Jain (88th), Raghav Bansal (97th), Kyoungmi Kim (127th) Aura Otsuka (150th), Muskan Sethi (157th), Kazuyoshi Miyashita (170th), and Kento Takagi (244th). 

Bracelet winner Will Givens brought in the largest stack into Day 2 and finished 39th. The final table had four ring winners and one bracelet winner, Portugal’s Diogo Veiga who was on his second final table. Veiga fell to Wheeler in 3rd place to ensure a first time WSOP champion. Wheeler was ahead of Julian Velasquez at heads up with well over 2:1 in chips, however, the Colombian came charging to steal the top spot and nearly shipped it when his Ac4c flopped a straight 3d2s5s.  At the runout, the turn Kc and river 4d, turned Wheeler’s 6d6c to a higher straight to reclaim the lead. From there, Wheeler closed it out with pocket Aces over Ace-Two offsuit. While the champ earned his first bracelet, Velasquez banked his largest WSOP score of US$ 126,252.

Date: November 18 to 19
Buy in: US$ 800
Entries: 1,921
Prize pool: US$ 1,352,384
ITM: 289 places

Final table payouts 

1st Jason Wheeler – USA – US$ 204,274
2nd Julian Velasquez – Colombia – US$ 126,252
3rd Diogo Veiga – Portugal – US$ 93,627
4th Garry Gates – USA – US$ 70,077
5th Antoine Goutard – France – US$ 52,943
6th SheLok Wong – USA – US$ 40,376
7th Ralph Massey – USA – US$ 31,087
8th John O’Neal – USA – US$ 24,165
9th Robert Hill – USA – US$ 18,968
10th Maxwell Sabel – USA – US$ 15,035

Current Leaderboard standings

Apart from bracelets are two leaderboards to fight for with only the top three players per board winning a piece of the US$ 50,000 cash prize. At the WSOP Player of the Year race, two time series winner Josh Arieh maintained his two week hold on the top spot while Phil Hellmuth has laddered all the way up to second position. Dylan Linde fell to third rank, Koray Aldemir and Scott Ball round out the top five. At the No Limits Velo leaderboard, no change in the top five spots. 

Breakdown of prizes is the same per board. 

1st US$ 15,000
2nd US$ 7,500
3rd US$ 2,500

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2021 WSOP tally

Listed below are select series numbers, player achievements, bracelet winners, and players that have reached multiple final tables.

Event #1 – #82 prize pool: US$ 203,727,249
Online Event #1 – #9 prize pool: US$ 7,353,140
Entries: 1114,587
Online entries: 6,443
Main Event prize pool: US$ 62,011,250
Main Event players: 6,650
Super High Roller: 33 players / US$ 8,217,000 prize pool
First time bracelet winners: 50 (live) / 7 (online)
Two time series winners: 4 players
Multiple final tables: 79 players
Most final tables: Phil Hellmuth – 6 

Millionaire winners

Koray Aldemir – US$ 8,000,000 – Event #67: $10,000 NLH Main Event World Championship
Shaun Deeb – US$ 1,251,860 – Event #53: $25,000 High Roller PLO 8-Handed
Michael Addamo – US$ 1,132,968 – Event #38: $50,000 High Roller NLH 8-Handed
Daniel Lazrus – US$ 1,000,000 – Event #17: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER

Asia bracelet winners

Pete Chen – Taiwan – Online Event #3: $400 NL Hold’em Ultra Deepstack
Carlos Chang – Taiwan – Event #41: $2,500 Freezeout NL Hold’em
Kazuki Ikeuchi – Japan – Online Event #5: $1,000 No Limit Hold’em Championship
Motoyoshi Okamura – Japan – Event #72: $1,500 Mixed NL Hold’em – PL Omaha

Two series wins

Anthony Zinno
Event #19: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship
Event #27: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.

Kevin Gerhart 
Event #40: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship
Event #62: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better 8-Handed

Josh Arieh 
Event #39: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed
Event #66: #10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship

Scott Ball 
Event #25: $5,000 6-Handed NL Hold’em
Event #68: $1,111 Little One for One Drop NL Hold’em

Most Final Tables

Phil Hellmuth
6th – Event #2: $25,000 H.O.R.S.E
5th – Event #9: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
4th – Event #19: #10,000 Seven Card Stud
1st – Event #31: $1,500 No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw
2nd – Event #36: $10K Dealer’s Choice 6-Handed Championship
8th – Event #78: $10,000 Razz Championship 

Sixteenth career bracelet won

Phil Hellmuth – Event #31: $1,500 No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw

Fifth career bracelet won

Brian Rast – Event #51: $3,000 6-Handed No Limit Hold’em
Shaun Deeb – Event #53: $25,000 High Roller PLO 8-Handed
Brian Hastings – Event #73: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship

Fourth career bracelet won

John Monnette – Event #16: $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship
Anthony Zinno – Event #27: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
Adam Friedman – Event #36: $10,000 Dealer’s Choice 6-Handed Championship
Farzad “Freddy” Bonyadi – Event #49: $10,000 NL 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship
Ben Yu – Event #56: $10,000 6-Handed No Limit Hold’em Championship
Brian Yoon – Event #57: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship
Kevin Gerhart – Event #62: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better 8-Handed
Josh Arieh – Event #66: #10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
Benny Glaser – Event #78: $10,000 Razz Championship

Third career bracelet won

Anthony Zinno – Event #19: $10K Seven Card Stud Championship
Ryan Leng – Event #23: $1,500 Eight Game Mix 6-Handed
Chance Kornuth – Event #29: $10,000 Short Deck No Limit Hold’em
David “Bakes” Baker – Event 34: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Lowball Draw
Michael Addamo –  Event #38: $50,000 High Roller NLH 8-Handed
Josh Arieh – Event #39: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed
Kevin Gerhart – Event #40 $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship
Bradley Ruben – Event #42: $1,500 Razz 
Georgios Sotiropoulos – Event #65: $1,000 MINI Main Event NL Hold’em Freezeout

Second career bracelet won

Jeremy Ausmus – Event #3: $1,000 Covid-19 Charity Relief
Connor Drinan – Event #5: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
Ari Engel – Event #9: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
Yuval Bronshtein – Event #12: $1,500 Limit Hold’em
Rafael Lebron – Event #14: $1,500 Seven Card Stud
Daniel Lazrus – Event #17: $1,500 Millionaire Maker NL Hold’em
Jim Collopy – Event #32: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.
Tommy Le – Event #45: $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship
Anatolii Zyrin – Event #55: $400 COLOSSUS NL Hold’em
Scott Ball – Event #68: $1,111 Little One for One Drop NL Hold’em
Denis Strebkov – Event #74: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet Event
Martin “BathroomLine” Zamani – Online #1: $5,300 NLH Freezeout
Mark “NJ_AcesmarkA” Herm – Online #2: $500 NL Hold’em BIG 500

2021 WSOP Winners

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$10,000 MAIN EVENT: Koray Aldemir – Germany – US$ 8,000,000

Event #1: James Barnett – USA – Casino Employees – US$ 39,013
Event #2: Jesse Klein – USA – $25,000 H.O.R.S.E. – US$ 552,182
Event #3: Jeremy Ausmus – USA – $1,000 Covid-19 Charity Relief – US$ 48,687
Event #4: Long Ma – USA – $500 The Reunion 5M GTD – US$ 514,604
Event #5: Connor Drinan – USA – $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better – US$ 163,252
Event #6: Tyler Cornell – USA – $25,000 HR NL Hold’em 8-Handed – US$ 833,289
Event #7: Jaswinder “Jesse” Lally – Canada – $1,500 Dealer’s Choice 6-Handed – US$ 97,915
Event #8: Zhi Wu – USA – $600 NL Hold’em Deepstack – US$ 281,406
Event #9: Ari Engel – Canada – $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship – US$ 317,076
Event #10: Michael Perrone – USA – $1,000 Super Turbo Bounty NLH Freezeout – US$ 152,173
Event #11: Jason Koon – USA – $25,000 Heads-Up NL Hold’em Championship – US$ 243,981
Event #12: Yuval Bronshtein – Israel – $1,500 Limit Hold’em – US$ 124,374
Event #13: Harvey Mathews – USA – $3,000 Freezeout NL Hold’em – US$ 371,914
Event #14: Rafael Lebron – USA – $1,500 Seven Card Stud – US$ 82,262
Event #15: Bradley Jansen – USA – $1,500 6-Handed NL Hold’em – US$ 313,403
Event #16: John Monnette – USA – $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship – US$ 245,680
Event #17: Daniel Larzrus – USA – $1,500 Millionaire Maker NL Hold’em – US$ 1,000,000
Event #18: Vladimir Peck – USA – $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball – US$ 134,390
Event #19: Anthony Zinno – USA – US$ 10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship – US$ 182,872
Event #20: Dejuante Alexander – USA – $1,000 Flip & Go NL Hold’em – US$ 180,665
Event #21: Dylan Linde – USA – $1,500 Mixed PLO / Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better; Big O – US$
170,269
Event #22: Lara Eisenberg – USA – $1,000 Ladies NLH Championship – US$ 115,694
Event #23: Ryan Leng – USA – $1,500 Eight Game Mix 6-Handed – US$ 137,969
Event #24: Michael Prendergast – USA – $600 Pot Limit Omaha Deepstack 8-Handed – US$ 127,348
Event #25: Scott Ball – USA – $5,000 6-Handed No Limit Hold’em – US$ 562,667
Event #26: Dalibor Dula – Czech Republic – $1,000 Freezeout No Limit Hold’em – US$ 199,227
Event #27: Anthony Zinno – USA – $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. – US$ 160,636
Event #28: Dylan Weisman – USA – $1,000 Pot Limit Omaha – US$ 166,461
Event #29: Chance Kornuth – USA – $10,000 Short Deck NL Hold’em – US$ 194,670
Event #30: Michael Noori – USA – $1,500 MONSTER STACK  No Limit Hold’em – US$ 610,347
Event #31: Phil Hellmuth – USA – $1,500 No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw – US$ 84,951
Event #32: Jim Collopy – USA – $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. – US$ 173,823
Event #33: Ran Koller – Israel – $800 8-Handed NL Hold’em Deepstack – US$ 269,478
Event #34: David “Bakes” Baker – USA – $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw – US$ 87,837
Event #35: Anthony Koutsos – USA – $500 Freezeout NL Hold’em – US$ 167,272
Event #36: Adam Friedman – USA – $10K Dealer’s Choice 6-Handed Championship
Event #37: Karolis Sereika – Lithuania – $1,500 Super Turbo Bounty NL Hold’em – US$ 195,310
Event #38: Michael Addamo – Australia – $50,000 High Roller NLH 8-Handed – US$ 1,132,968
Event #39: Josh Arieh – USA – $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed – US$ 204,7666
Event #40: Kevin Gerhart – USA – $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship – US$ 361,124
Event #41: Carlos Chang – Taiwan – $2,500 Freezeout No Limit Hold’em – US$ 364,589
Event #42: Bradley Ruben – USA – $1,500 Razz – US$ 99,188

Event #43: Anthony Denove – USA – $1,000 DOUBLE STACK No Limit Hold’em – US$ 446,983
Event #44: Ryan Hansen – USA – $3,000 6-Handed Limit Hold’em – US$ 109,692
Event #45:  Tommy Le – USA – $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship – US$ 746,477
Event #46: Chad Norton – USA – $800 NL Hold’em Deepstack – US$ 214,830
Event #47: Alexandre Reard – France – $5,000 Freezeout NLH 8-Handed – US$ 428,694
Event #48: Gershon Distenfeld – USA – $1,500 SHOOTOUT No Limit Hold’em – US$ 204,063
Event #49: Farzad Bonyadi – USA – $10,000 No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship – US$ 297,051
Event #50: Darrin Wright – USA – $600 Mixed NLH / PLO Deepstack Deepstack 8-Handed – US$ 127,219
Event #51: Brian Rast – USA – $3,000 6-Handed No Limit Hold’em – US$ 474,102
Event #52: Robert McMillan – USA – $1,000 SENIORS NL Hold’em Championship – US$ 561,060
Event #53: Shaun Deeb – USA – $25,000 High Roller PLO 8-Handed – US$ 1,251,860
Event #54: Nicholas Julia – USA – $2,500 Nine Game Mix 6-Handed – US$ 168,608
Event #55: Anatolii Zyrin – Russia – $400 COLOSSUS NL Hold’em – US$ 314,705
Event #56: Ben Yu – USA – $10,000 6-Handed NL Hold’em Championship – US$ 721,453
Event #57: Brian Yoon – USA – $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship – US$ 240,341
Event #58: Jean-Luc Adam – France – US$ 1,000 SUPER SENIORS NL Hold’em – US$ 255,623
Event #59: Mike Ruter – Samy Dighlawi – USA – $1,000 TAG TEAM NL Hold’em – US$ 113,366
Event #60: Dan Cates – USA – $50,000 Poker Players Championship – US$ 954,020
Event #61: Cole Ferraro – USA – $600 Deepstack Championship NL Hold’em – US$ 252,491
Event #62: Kevin Gerhart – USA – $1,500 PLO Hi-Lo 8 or better 8-Handed – US$ 186,789
Event #63: Eric Zhang – USA – $500 SALUTE to Warriors NL Hold’em – US$ 102,465
Event #64: Eelis Parsinen – Finland – $5,000 Mixed NLH – PLO 8-Handed – US$ 545,616
Event #65: Georgios Sotiropoulos – Greece – $1,000 Mini Main Event – US$ 432,575
Event #66: Josh Arieh – USA – $10,000 PLO Hi-Lo 8 or Better – US$ 484,791
Event #68: Scott Ball – USA – $1,111 Little One for One Drop NL Hold’em – US$ 396,445
Event #69: Jermaine Reid – USA – $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better – US$ 113,459
Event #70: David Moses – USA – $888 Crazy EIGHTS NLH 8-Handed – US$ 888,888
Event #71: Mourad Amokrane – France – $1,500 BOUNTY Pot Limit Omaha – US$ 132,844
Event #72: Motoyoshi Okamura – Japan – $1,500 Mixed NL Hold’em – PL Omaha – US$ 209,716
Event #73: Brian Hastings – USA – $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship – US$ 352,958
Event #74: Denis Strebkov – Russia – $2,500 Mixed Big Bet Event – US$ 117,898
Event #75: Chad Himmelspach – USA – $1,500 Freezeout NL Hold’em – US$ 270,877
Event #76: Romain Lewis – France – $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty NLH Freezeout – US$ 463,885
Event #77: Paulo Joanello – Brazil – $1,500 FIFTY STACK NL Hold’em – US$ 321,917
Event #78: Benny Glaser – UK – $10,000 Razz Championship – US$ 274,693
Event #79: Ole Schemion – Germany – $1,979 Poker Hall of Fame Bounty NLH Freezeout – US$ 172,499
Event #81: Jason Wheeler – USA – $800 No Limit Hold’em Deepstack – US$ 204,274

Online #1: Martin “BathroomLine” Zamani – USA – $5,300 NLH Freezeout – US$ 210,600
Online #2: Mark “NJ_AcesmarkA” Herm – USA – $500 NL Hold’em BIG 500 – US$ 89,356
Online #3: Pete Chen – Taiwan – $400 NL Hold’em Ultra Deepstack – US$ 82,560
Online #4: Ryan “Santasbzack2” Stoker – USA – $888 PLO Crazy 8’s 8-Handed – US$ 95,338
Online #5: Kazuki “hyahhoo3” Ikeuchi – Japan – $1,000 NL Hold’em Championship – US$ 152,797
Online #6: John “Relevancy” Ripnick – USA – $666 No Limit Hold’em 6-Max – US$ 114,898
Online #7: Jacob “incel4life” Neff – USA – $3,200 NLH High Roller 8-Max – US$ 318,889
Online #8: Aleksejs “APonakov” Ponakovs – Latvia – $7,777 Lucky 7’s NLH High Roller – US$ 432,491
Online #9: Yuliyan “DrFeelg00da” Kolev – Bulgaria – $777 Lucky 7’s NL Hold’em – US$ 146,162

Five Final Tables

Jake Schwartz
3rd – Event #20: $1,000 Flip & Go NL Hold’em
2nd – Event #31: $1,500 No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw
3rd – Event #36: $10K Dealer’s Choice 6-Handed Championship
7th – Event #40: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E Championship
5th – Event #49: $10,000 No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship 

Josh Arieh
1st – Event #39: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed
6th – Event #60: $50,000 Poker Players Championship 6-Handed
1st – Event #66: $10,000 Pot Limit OmahaHi-Lo 8 or Better Championship 8-Handed
4th – Online Event #7: $3,200 NLH Hold’em High Roller 8-Max
9th – Event #73: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship

Four final tables

Tommy Le 
2nd – Event #39: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed
1st – Event #45: $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship
9th – Event #53: $25,000 High Roller Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed
3rd – Online Event #6: $666 No Limit Hold’em 6-Max

Benny Glaser 
2nd – Event #2: $25,000 H.O.R.S.E.
9th – Event #40: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E Championship
3rd – Event #49: $10,000 No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship
1st – Event #78: $10,000 Razz Championship

John Monnette 
1st – Event #16: $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship
4th – Event #69: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better
6th – Event #73: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
5th – Event #78: $10,000 Razz Championship 

Three final tables

Kevin Gerhart 
8th – Event #31: $1,500 No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw
1st – Event #40: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E Championship
1st – Event #62: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better 8-Handed

Ryan Leng
1st – Event #23: $1,500 Eight Game Mix 6-Handed
2nd – Event #30: $1,500 MONSTER STACK  No Limit Hold’em
2nd – Event #60: $50,000 Poker Players Championship 6-Handed

Dylan Linde 
1st – Event #21: $1,500 Mixed PLO / Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better; Big O
3rd – Online Event #7: $3,200 NLH Hold’em High Roller 8-Max
5th – Online Event #8: $7,777 Lucky 7’s No Limit Hold’em High Roller 

Jason Koon
9th – Event #6: $10,000 High Roller NL Hold’em 8-Handed
6th – Online Event #1: $5,300 NLH Freezeout
1st – Event #11: $10,000 Heads Up NL Hold’em Championship

Andrew Kelsall 
2nd – Event #7: $1,500 Dealer’s Choice 6-Handed
6th – Online Event #4: $888 Pot Limit Omaha Crazy 8’s
6th – Event #36: $10,000 Dealer’s Choice 6-Handed Championship

Qinghai Pan 
7th – Event #32: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.
3rd – Online Event #5: $1,000 No Limit Hold’em
3rd – Online Event #8: $7,777 Lucky 7’s NL Hold’em High Roller

Joao Vieira
3rd – Event #18: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball (Limit)
5th – Event #29: $10,000 Short Deck No Limit Hold’em
5th – Event #57: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship

Robert Mizrachi
3rd – Event #5: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
7th – Event #9: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
6th – Event #54: Nine Game Mix 6-Handed 

David Benyamine 
3rd – Event #2: $25,000 H.O.R.S.E
8th – Event #40: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E Championship
6th – Event #53: $25,000 High Roller Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed

Stephen Chidwick
6th – Event #19: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship
8th – Event #29: $10,000 Short Deck No Limit Hold’em
3rd – Event #76: Super Turbo Bounty No Limit Hold’em Freezeout

Christopher Vitch
10th – Event #9: Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
3rd – Event #31: $1,500 No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw
6th – Event #40: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E Championship

Eli Elezra
4th – Event #32: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.
6th – Event #45: $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship
4th – Event #60: $50,000 Poker Players Championship 6-Handed

Erik Seidel
4th – Event #38: $50,000 High Roller NL Hold’em 8-Handed
7th –  Event #73: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
7th – Event #78: $10,000 Razz Championship 

John Racener
6th – Event #16: $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship
6th – Event $25: $5,000 6-Handed No Limit Hold’em
8th – Event #69: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better 

Matt Glantz 
9th – Event #2: $25,000 H.O.R.S.E.
7th – Event #36: $10,000 Dealer’s Choice 6-Handed Championship
7th – Event #60: $50,000 Poker Players Championship 6-Handed

Two final tables

Anthony Zinno
1st – Event #19: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship
1st – Event #27: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.

Scott Ball 
1st – Event #25: $5,000 6-Handed NL Hold’em
1st – Event #68: $1,111 Little One for One Drop NL Hold’em

Connor Drinan
1st – Event #5: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
2nd – Event #23: $1,500 Eight Game Mix 6-Handed

Cole Ferraro
2nd – Event #26: $1,000 Freezeout NL Hold’em
1st – Event #61: $600 Deepstack Championship NL Hold’em 

Antatolii Zyrin
1st – Event #55: 400 COLOSSUS No Limit Hold’em
3rd – Event #66: $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship 8-Handed

Yuval Bronshtein
1st – Event #12: $1,500 Limit Hold’em
3rd – Event #73: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship

Shaun Deeb
5th – Event #14: $1,500 Seven Card Stud
1st – Event #53: $25,000 High Roller Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed

Jeremy Ausmus 
5th – Event #45: $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship
1st – Event #3: $1,000 Covid-19 Relief NL Hold’em Charity Fund 

Brian Yoon 
5th – Event #18: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball (Limit)
1st – Event #57: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship

Georgios Sotiropoulos
1st – Event #65: $1,000 MINI Main Event NL Hold’em Freezeout
6th – Event #70: $888 CRAZY EIGHTS NL Hold’em 8-Handed

Alan “Ari” Engel
7th – Event #48: $1,500 SHOOTOUT No Limit Hold’em
1st – Event #9: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship 

Ben Yu
7th – Event #2: $25,000 H.O.R.S.E.
1st – Event #56: $10,000 6-Handed No Limit Hold’em Championship

Bradley Ruben 
1st – Event #42: $1,500 Razz
9th – Event #78: $10,000 Razz Championship 

Kevin Erickson
2nd – Event #12: $1,500 Limit Hold’em
3rd – Event #44: $3,000 6-Handed Limit Hold’em

Danny Chang
3rd – Event #1: $500 Casino Employees No Limit Hold’em
2nd – Event #66: $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship 8-Handed

Pierre Calamusa
2nd – Event #10: $1,000 Super Turbo Bounty NL Hold’em Freezeout
4th – Event #37: $1,500 Super Turbo Bounty NL Hold’em Freezeout

Dustin Dirksen
4th – Event #49: $10,000 No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship
2nd – Event #62: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better 8-Handed

Chad Eveslage
4th – Event #2: $25,000 H.O.R.S.E.
2nd – Online Event #7: $3,200 NLH High Roller 8-Max

Ian O’Hara
4th – Event #7: $1,500 Dealer’s Choice 6-Handed
2nd – Event #73: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship

Gabriel Andrade 
2nd – Event #13: $3,000 Freezeout No Limit Hold’em
5th – Event 339: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed

Marco Johnson 
2nd – Event #40: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship
5th – Event #73: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship

Jordan Spurlin 
2nd – Event #45: $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship
6th – Event #72: $1,500 Mixed NL Hold’em / PL Omaha 8-Handed

Jerry Wong
2nd – Event #74: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet Event
6th – Event #79: $1,979 Poker Hall of Fame Bounty NLH Freezeout

Charles Sinn
2nd – Event #42: $1,500 Razz
8th – Event #53: $25,000 High Roller Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed

Johan Schumacher 
8th – Event #30: $1,500 MONSTER STACK No Limit Hold’em Freezeout
2nd – Event #48: $1,500 SHOOTOUT No Limit Hold’em 

Michael Gathy
3rd – Event #13: $3,000 Freezeout No Limit Hold’em
4th – Event #17: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER No Limit Hold’em

Jonathan Jaffe
4th – Event #6: $25K HR NL Hold’em 8-Handed
3rd – Event $25: $5,000 6-Handed No Limit Hold’em

Eddie Blumenthal
4th – Event #9: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
3rd – Event #40: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E Championship

Nicolas Yunis 
4th – Event #51: $3,000 6-Handed No Limit Hold’em
3rd – Event #72: $1,500 Mixed NL Hold’em / PL Omaha 8-Handed

Yuri Dzivielevski
4th – Event #42: $1,500 Razz
3rd – Event #78: $10,000 Razz Championship 

Diogo Veiga
7th – Event #47: $5,000 Freezeout No Limit Hold’em 8-Handed
3rd – Event #81: $8000 No Limit Hold’em Deepstack

Quang Ngo 
3rd – Online Event #3: $888 Pot Limit Omaha Crazy 8’s
8th – Event #41: $2,500 Freezeout No Limit Hold’em 

Jose Paz-Gutierrez 
3rd – Event #19: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship
9th – Event #42: $1,500 Razz

Maxx Coleman
5th – Event #26: $1,000 Freezeout No Limit Hold’em
4th – Event #53: $25,000 High Roller Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed

Carol Fuchs
4th – Event #36: $10,000 Dealers Choice 6-Handed Championship
6th – Event #69: – $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better

John Bunch
4th – Event #12: $1,500 Limit Hold’em
8th – Event #24: $600 Pot Limit Omaha Deepstack 8-Handed

Kao Chieng Saechao 
4th – Event #27: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
8th – Event #71: $1,500 BOUNTY Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed

William Romaine 
8th – Online Event #6: $666 No Limit Hold’em 6-Max
4th – Online Event #8: $7,777 Lucky 7’s No Limit Hold’em High Roller 

Uri Reichenstein
10th – Event #41: $2,500 Freezeout No Limit Hold’em
4th – Event #76: Super Turbo Bounty No Limit Hold’em Freezeout

Bin Weng 
5th – Event #25: $5,000 6-Handed No Limit Hold’em
6th – Event #38: $50,000 High Roller NL Hold’em 8-Handed

Brandon Shack-Harris 
5th – Event #40: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship
6th – Event #57: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship

Kenny Hsiung
5th – Event #44: $3,000 6-Handed Limit Hold’em
7th – Event #54: $2,500 Nine Game Mix 6-Handed

Jeff Gross
5th – Event #66: $10,000 PLO Hi-Lo 8 or Better
7th – Event #71: $1,500 BOUNTY Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed

Mike Matusow 
5th – Event #36: $10,000 Dealers Choice 6-Handed Championship
7th – Event #80: $3,000 6-Handed Pot Limit Omaha

Mustapha Kanit 
5th – Event #6: $25,000 High Roller NL Hold’em 8-Handed
8th – Event #38: $50,000 High Roller NL Hold’em 8-Handed

Jesse Yaginuma
6th – Online Event #2: $500 WSOP.com NLHold’em BIG 500
6th – Event 15: $1,500 6-Handed NL Hold’em

Paul Richardson
6th – Online Event #6: $666 No Limit Hold’em 6-Max
6th – Online Event #7: $3,200 NLH High Roller 8-Max

Dario Sammartino 
6th – Event #47: $5,000 Freezeout No Limit Hold’em 8-Handed
6th – Event #76: Super Turbo Bounty No Limit Hold’em Freezeout

Michael Trivett
6th – Event #32: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.
7th – Event #62: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better 8-Handed

Craig Mason
7th – Event #13: $3,000 Freezeout NL Hold’em
7th – Event #25: $5,000 6-Handed No Limit Hold’em

Hal Rotholz
8th – Event #14: $1,500 Seven Card Stud
6th – Event #18: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball (Limit)

Rainer Kempe
6th – Online Event #8: $7,777 Lucky 7’s NL Hold’em High Roller
9th –  Event #76: Super Turbo Bounty No Limit Hold’em Freezeout

Asi Moshe 
6th – Event #51: $3,000 6-Handed No Limit Hold’em
10th – Event #75: $1,500 Freezeout No Limit Hold’em

Curtis Phelps
8th – Event #5: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
7th – Event #27: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.

Daniel Negreanu 
8th – Event #32: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.
8th – Event #49: $10,000 No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship

Gary Benson 
8th – Event #18: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball (Limit)
8th –  Event #73: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship

Dylan Wilkerson
8th – Event #62: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better 8-Handed
8th – $1,979 Poker Hall of Fame Bounty NL Hold’em Freezeout

Gabe Ramos
9th – Event #10: $1,000 Super Turbo Bounty NL Hold’em Freezeout
10th – Event #71: BOUNTY Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed

Stay tuned to Somuchpoker as we bring you updates and recaps throughout the series.

*Information is based on WSOP.com, PokerNews live updates, and The Hendon Mob

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Triccia David

Triccia David has long experience as a recreational poker player and has been covering poker events since 2010 for numerous outfits. She spent a year working part time with Poker Portal Asia and later became the editor and writer for all event coverage of the Philippine Poker Tour (PPT). Under the PPT, she overlooked content for their website, and produced live updates on all their events. In addition, she served as the live blogger for several other major events in the Philippines. Currently, she is in charge of events reporting for Somuchpoker.

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