2021 WSOP in high gear: Seven bracelets awarded; Brian Rast captures fifth bracelet; Freddy Bonyadi lands gold #4, Tommy Le wins second 10K PLO title

Celebrations in the air as another seven players seized gold bracelets at the 52nd annual World Series of Poker. The newly minted were Brian Rast for his fifth career bracelet, Farzad “Freddy” Bonyadi for bracelet number four, Tommy Le for his second $10K Pot Limit Omaha title, and first-time winners, Anthony Denove, Alexandre Reard, Gershon Distenfeld, and Darrin Wright. In the WSOP Player of the Year race, Anthony Zinno reclaimed the lead over Phil Hellmuth while Jake Schwartz is a very close third rank. Schwartz has also caught up to Hellmuth with the most final tables at five each. We’ve got those stories down below. 

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With the series into its final half at the Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino, numbers are expected to rise, especially with the travel ban to be lifted on November 8th. Games kicked off on September 30 and will run through November 23. Plenty of bracelets have yet to be won including the $10,000 Main Event World Championship title which starts in about one week. To date, 51 out of 88 bracelets have been won plus 5 out of 11 at online platform WSOP.com, and over US$ 81 Million paid out in completed events. 

Event #43: $1,000 Double Stack NL Hold’em – ANTHONY DENOVE – US$ 446,983

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Anthony Denove, Photo Credit – WSOP

Dream victory for Anthony Denove who outlasted a massive field of 3,991 entries at Event #43: $1,000 DOUBLE STACK No Limit Hold’em to capture the coveted golden bracelet and the lion’s share of US$ 3,551,990. Not only was this Denove’s first WSOP title, it was his first ever career win, and first six figure tournament payout of US$ 446,983

After two starting flights, 1,064 players advanced to Day 2 with a high number of Asian players in the list, however at the close, only six bagged up, among them was Korean bracelet winner Sejin Park. Falling before time ran out was India’s Dhaval Mudgal in 154th place. Day 3 saw 149 players return led by poker personality Jeff Platt who continued on to Day 4 as one of the final 17 players. Denove sat one spot higher, Park was ranked third, and bracelet winner Michael Wang was at the helm. 

First to go was China’s Yin Wu in 17th place leaving Park as the only Asian in contention. However, Park couldn’t handle the heat and fell in 13th place as Denove’s second victim. Denove added another casualty to his black book,  railing Alex Kulev in 11th place to carry in the biggest stack into the final table. 

Denove’s knockout spree continued, eliminating Matthew Raffoul (10th) and Michael Wang (9th) simultaneously. Guay did some sweeping of his own, cleaning out Kenneth Inouye (7th), Frank Lagodich (5th), Jeff Platt (4th), and Timothy Little (3rd), to face Denove for the title ahead in the count. It was a tug of war as both players battled for that coveted first bracelet. At the final showdown, Denove had the edge and won it with pocket tens over pocket nines. 

Among the Asian players in the money were: Sejin Park (13th), Yin Wu (17th), Ivan Zhechev (44th), Hojin Kim (135th), Yuhei Sanada (141st), Guifang liu (146th), Dhaval Mudgal (154th), Katsuhiro Mori (193rd), Katsun Luk (194th), Sungwoon Park (259th), Kenji Hamamoto (274th), Jun Obara (300th), Masato Yokosawa (302nd), Motoyoshi Okamura (312th), Aoi Oyama (325th), Shohei Miyazaki (346th), Akitoshi Okuda (352nd), Takashi Matsushita (379th), Kitty Kuo (402nd), Yuka Asaka (427th), Kazuki Ikeuchi (428th), Soo Jo Kim (437th), Ting Yi Tsai (438th), Seungyeol Kim (439th), Neel Joshi (446th), and Jiyoung Kim (535th). 

Date: October 22 to 26
Buy in: US$ 1,000
Entries: 3,991
Prize pool: US$ 3,551,990
ITM: 599 places 

Final table payouts 

1st Anthony Denove – USA – US$ 446,983
2nd David Guay – Canada – US$ 276,269
3rd Timothy Little – USA – US$ 210,004
4th Jeffrey Platt – USA – US$ 160,662
5th Frank Lagodich – USA – US$ 123,710
6th Steven Stolzenfeld – USA – US$ 95,878
7th Kenneth Inouye – USA – US$ 74,796
8th Joshua Harrison – USA – US$ 58,735
9th Michael Wang – USA – US$ 46,430
10th Matthew Raffoul – Canada – US$ 36,949 

Event #45: $10,000 PLO Championship 8-Handed – TOMMY LE – US$ 746,477

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Tommy Le, Photo Credit – WSOP

One day after falling in second place to Josh Arieh at Event #39: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha 8-hande, PLO specialist Tommy Le jumped in the more expensive Event #45: $10,000 PLO 8-Handed Championship, and shipped it for his second career bracelet. In fact, Le won his first bracelet in this same event back in 2017. Along with the gold, he pocketed a handsome US$ 746,477, boosting his total career earnings to US$ 4 Million. 

Taking a look at Le’s overall WSOP performance, out of 23 cashes, fifteen were at PLO events, nine of them were final tables. To capture his latest victory, Le overcame a 344 entry field that included heavyweights such as Stephen Chidwick, Jc Tran, Mike Matusow, and 2019 WSOP POY winner Robert Campbell. A few bracelet winners also reached the final table, namely 1x winner Anderson Ireland (9th), 4x winner Eli Elezra who was on his second final table, and 2x winner Jeremy Ausmus who won Event #3: $1,000 Covid-19 NLH Charity Relief.

Le squared off against Jordan Spurlin at heads up. Like Le, Spurlin was an avid PLO player with four cashes in this series, all PLO, before reaching heads up. Spurlin opened with the lead, but once Le overturned it, he couldn’t catch up. Le shaved down Spurlin to land his second gold bracelet. 

Date: October 23 to 26
Buy in: US$ 10,000
Entries: 344
Prize pool: US$ 3,207,800
ITM: 52 places 

Final table payouts 

1st Tommy Le – USA – US$ 746,477
2nd Jordan Spurlin – USA – US$ 461,360
3rd Chris Sandrock – USA – US$ 324,800
4th Artem Maksimov – Russia – US$ 232,236
5th Jeremy Ausmus – USA – US$ 168,689
6th Eli Elezra – Israel – US$ 124,508
7th Arthur Morris – USA – US$ 93,460
8th Ashly Butler – USA – US$ 71,242
9th Anderson Ireland – USA – US$ 55,259

Event #47: $5,000 Freezeout NLH 8-Handed – ALEXANDRE REARD – US$ 428,694

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Alexandre Reard, Photo Credit – WSOP

421 players ponied up the $5,000 buy in of the Freezeout No Limit Hold’em 8-Handed event to generate a prize pool of US$ 1,941,863. The top 64 players turned a profit with French pro Alexandre Reard claiming the largest cut of US$ 428,694 and his first career bracelet. Reard became the first player from France to win in this series. 

Taking a look at his prior WSOP achievements, Reard first cashed at the series in 2015, but instead of bracelets, he found success at two WSOP circuit events in France for two gold rings. At other events, while most of his big wins were on home court, he also has high roller titles at WPTDeepStacks Brussels and at EPT Prague National. He currently has over US$ 3.4 Million on tracked live earnings. 

The freezeout event saw 82 players return for Day 2 with the money just 18 spots away. During hand for hand, Reard was in the hot seat against Raul Manzanares who pushed on the river. Reard opted to fold and save his chips. Once the money flowed, bust outs were rampant. Among them were 3x winner Scott Seiver (17th), Jongwook Lee (26th), 2x winner Daniel Lazrus (27th), 6x winner Daniel Negreanu (32nd), and 4x winner Shaun Deeb (33rd). Italian pro Dario Sammartino busted 10th, just missing the final table.

The final race for the gold kicked off with bracelet winner Daniel Strelitz as chip leader. The only other decorated players were bracelet winner Diogo Veiga and ring winner Conrad Simpson. Veiga exited 7th, Simpson out 4th, and Strelitz faced Reard at heads up. Both were fairly even at the get-go. When Reard won the first big pot, he amassed a 2:1 advantage which Strelitz could not overcome. 

Date: October 24 to 26
Buy in: US$ 5,000
Entries: 421
Prize pool: US$ 1,941,863
ITM: 64 places 

Final table payouts 

1st Alexandre Reard – France – US$ 428,694
2nd Daniel Strelitz – USA – US$ 264,953
3rd Ren Lin – USA – US$ 186,803
4th Conrad Simpson – USA – US$ 133,733
5th Qing Liu – USA – US$ 97,238
6th Darren Grant – Canada – US$ 71,827
7th Diogo Veiga – Portugal – US$ 53,913
8th Jamie Sequeira – Canada – US$ 41,132
9th Salim Admon – USA – US$ 31,905 

Event #48: $1,500 Shootout NL Hold’em – GERSHON DISTENFELD – US$ 204,063

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Gershon Distenfeld, Photo Credit – WSOP

Last year, Gershon Distenfeld found himself at the final table of the $10,000 Main Event World Championship [USA], the furthest he has ever reached at the series, ending in a commendable 8th place. Returning to the scene this year, Distenfeld took on the $1,500 SHOOTOUT No Limit Hold’em, joining 799 other players. After three days of “must win” tables, the dream victory was captured to lock up the coveted dream bracelet and a career high score of US$ 204,063. With no prior wins tracked, this may well have been Distenfeld’s first ever victory. 

The three day event attracted many Asian players however only three – Reiji Kono (24th), Hwany Lee (66th), and bracelet winner Sean Yu (73rd) – won their first round tables to earn a piece of the US$ 1,068,000 prize pool. At the final table were two decorated players, 2x bracelet winner Ari Engel and 2x ring winner Craig Trost. Trost fell 10th, Engel finished 7th, and the battle for the gold came between Distenfeld and Johan Schumacher who was on his second final table. Schumacher opened with a 2:1 advantage, one double up switched them up, and from there it was a tug of war for control. After three hours of heated exchanges, Distenfeld prevailed to lock up the win and his first gold bracelet. 

Date: October 25 to 27
Buy in: US$ 1,500
Entries: 800
Prize pool: US$ 1,068,000
ITM: 80 places

Final table payouts 

1st Gershon Distenfeld – USA – US$ 204,063
2nd Johan Schumacher – Belgium – US$ 126,133
3rd Jonathan Betancur – USA – US$ 94,270
4th Orson Young – USA – US$ 71,142
5th Hiep Tran – USA – US$ 54,217
6th Sohale Khalili – USA – US$ 41,728
7th Ari Engel – USA – US$ 32,439
8th Thomas Boivin – Belgium – US$ 25,473
9th Ap Garza – USA – US$ 20,208
10th Craig Trost – USA – US$ 16,197

Event #49: $10,000 NL 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship – FARZAD “Freddy” BONYADI- US$ 297,051

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Farzad Bonyadi, Photo Credit – WSOP

Another big buy in event brought out the big guns and emerging victorious was Iranian born Farzad “Freddy” Bonyadi to clinch his fourth career bracelet. Bonyadi bested a field of 122 at Event #49: $10,000 NL 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship, defeating bracelet winner Johannes Becker at heads up. Along with the shine, he pocketed the US$ 297,051 first place purse to boost his career earnings to over US$ 4.5 Million. 

Bonyadi has been attending the annual series since 1998. He won his first bracelet that year at the $2,000 Limit Hold’em event. Six years later, he locked up his second gold at the 2004 $1,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball, then his third the following year at the $2,500 No Limit Hold’em event. Since then, his hunt for the next gold earned him several final tables, mostly at 2-7 Lowball variant, which he was finally able to close out in this series. Aside from the WSOP, Bonyadi collected his largest career score of US$ 1,061,900 for runner up at the 2011 Ninth Annual Five Star WPT Championship $25,500 No Limit Hold’em. 

Leading up to his latest victory, two time series winner Anthony Zinno was eliminated in 10th place and Shawn Sheikhan in 9th to form the final table. First to leave was 6x bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu in 8th place. This was Negreanu’s second final table and second 8th place finish. Bracelet winner Julien Martini was grounded in 6th place. Out in fifth was the hot running Jake Schwartz who was on his fifth final table, matching up to Phil Hellmuth with the most final tables in this series. 3x winner Benny Glaser was on his third final table and still couldn’t take it all the way, falling in 3rd place. At heads up, Bonyadi entered in command and held it firmly to the end for his fourth gold bracelet and second 2-7 Lowball career title. 

Date: October 25 to 27
Buy in: US$ 10,000
Entries: 122
Prize pool: US$ 1,137,650
ITM: 19 places

Final table payouts 

1st Farzad “Freddy” Bonyadi – USA – US$ 297,051
2nd Johannes Becker – Germany – US$ 183,591
3rd Benny Glaser – UK – US$ 132,685
4th Dustin Dirksen – USA – US$ 97,199
5th Jake Schwartz – USA – US$ 72,185
6th Julien Martini – France – US$ 54,359
7th Benjamin Diebold – USA – US$ 41,515
8th Daniel Negreanu – Canada – US$ 32,162

Event #50: $600 Mixed NLH/PLO Deepstack 8-Handed – DARRIN WRIGHT- US$ 127,219

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Darrin Wright, Photo Credit – WSOP

Rarely do we see everyone at the final table vying for their first dream bracelet however that was the case at Event #50: $600 Mixed NLH/PLO Deepstack 8-Handed. In the end, Darrin Wright claimed ownership along with the US$ 127,219 first prize. Wright crushed the final table, knocking out a majority of his opponents to secure his first ever victory. 

The two day event attracted 1,569 entries for a prize pool of US$ 800,190. Among the crowd goers were many well known Asian players however only six reached the money round which included series bracelet winner Kazuki Ikeuchi in 155th place and Korean pro Soo Jo Kim in 164th place. Running the deepest was India’s Vidur Sethi who missed the final table by two spots in 11th place. 

The final table was led in by Hanan Braun while Wright was wedged in the middle. Wright took a few early hits then picked up pace, scooping up big pots to eventually take the lead. With his beefed up stack, he booted numerous players starting with Erik Eberts (9th) followed by John Gilchrist (7th), Ryan Colton (6th), Braun (5th), and Joshua Ray (3rd). Heads up against Victor Paredes proved to be more challenging but Wright kept his lead intact to close it out under Pot Limit Omaha variant. 

Date: October 26 to 27
Buy in: US$ 600
Entries: 1,569
Prize pool: US$ 800,190
ITM: 236 places 

Final table payouts 

1st Darrin Wright – USA – US$ 127,219
2nd Victor Paredes – USA – US$ 78,604
3rd Joshua Ray – USA – US$ 57,276
4th Colten Yamagishi – Canada – US$ 42,192
5th Hanan Braun – Austria – US$ 31,425
6th Ryan Colton – USA – US$ 23,668
7th John Gilchrist – UK – US$ 18,028
8th Kyle Mclean – USA – US$ 13,889
9th Erik Eberts – USA – US$ 10,824

Event #51: $3,000 6-Handed NL Hold’em – BRIAN RAST – US$ 474,102

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Brian Rast, Photo Credit – WSOP

Brian Rast secured his fifth career bracelet and a pocketful US$ 474,102 at Event #51: $3,000 6-Handed NL Hold’em. He topped a field of 997 entries, defeating quadruple ring holder John Gallaher at heads up.

Looking back at Rast’s previous series accomplishments, his biggest year was in 2011 when he won his first two bracelets. The first one was at the $1,500 Pot Limit Hold’em event for US$ 227,232, then followed it up with the $50K Poker Player’s Championship for a whopping US$ 1,720.328 payout. In 2016, he stunned the world with another $50K Poker Player’s Championship victory, earning his third gold bracelet and a larger US$ 1,296,097 payday. Two years later, his fourth gold came at the $10,000 No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship along with US$ 259,670. With his latest win, Rast has accumulated over US$ 6.5 Million in series earnings. Apart from the WSOP, he has amassed an even larger collection of deep runs. His biggest takedown was at the 2015 Super High Roller Bowl $500K No Limit Hold’em event for a staggering US$ 7,525,000. 

The 6-Handed NLH event was a two day affair with the 997 field cut down to just 41 players at the end of Day 1. Japanese pro Jun Obara bagged the chip lead and eventually reached the final table for his fifth series cash and deepest run of 5th place. Other Asians earning a piece of the US$ 2,661,990 prize pool were bracelet winner Sejin Park (31st), Steve Yea (60th), Ting Yi “Eric” Tsai (81st), Sunny Jung (82nd), Tamon Nakamura (87th), Reiji Kono (126th), and Neel Joshi (141st). 

Kicking off the final table, Rast was the man in charge, a position he held throughout. He was also the only WSOP decorated player in the round. He axed Francisco Benitez (6th), Nick Yunis (4th), and Tuan Phan (3rd) to carry a near 7:1 advantage at heads up against John Gallaher. It was no contest. Rast quickly finished him off to clasp his fifth golden bling. 

Date: October 26 to 27
Buy in: US$ 3,000
Entries: 997
Prize pool: US$ 2,661,990
ITM: 150 places 

Final table payouts 

1st Brian Rast – USA – US$ 474,102
2nd John Gallaher – USA – US$ 293,009
3rd Tuan Phan – USA – US$ 201,913
4th Nicholas Yunis – Chile – US$ 141,478
5th Jun Obara – Japan – US$ 100,827
6th Francisco Benitez – Uruguay – US$ 73,107
7th Matas Cimbolas – UK – US$ 53,946

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, 4x bracelet winner Anthony Zinno has jumped out front again, overtaking 16x bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth while third ranked Jake Schwartz continues his hot pursuit. At the No Limits Velo race, the top two spots remain the same but below them, Ren Lin has zoomed to third position after running deep at eight NLH events. Taiwanese player Pete Chen dropped to 7th rank and Carlos Chang slipped down to 10th rank. 

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 – #51 prize pool: US$ 78,304,717
Online Event #1 – #5 prize pool: US$ 2,934,270
Entries: 61,115
Online entries: 3,070
Largest prize pool: Event #17: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER – US$ 7,110,210
First time bracelet winners: 32 (live) / 3 (online)
Multiple final tables: 34 players
Most final tables: Phil Hellmuth and Jake Schwartz – 5 

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

Millionaire winners

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

Two series wins

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

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

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 

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

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

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  

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
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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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

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

Other Multiple final tables

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tommy Le 
2nd – Event #39: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed
1st – Event #45: $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship

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

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 

Kevin Gerhart 
8th – Event #31: $1,500 No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw
1st – Event #40: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E Championship

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

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

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

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

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

David Benyamine 
3rd – Event #2: $25,000 H.O.R.S.E
8th – Event #40: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E Championship

Quang Ngo 
3rd – Online Event #3: $888 Pot Limit Omaha Crazy 8’s
8th – Event #41: $2,500 Freezeout 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

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

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

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

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

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

John Racener
6th – Event #16: $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship
6th – Event $25: $5,000 6-Handed No Limit Hold’em

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

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)

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

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

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

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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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