2021 WSOP: Michael Noori denies Ryan Leng the gold; Jim Collopy, David “Bakes” Baker; Ran Koller, Anthony Koutsos, Karolis Sereika, Ryan Stoker lift bracelets

Another seven players walked away with gold bracelets at the 52nd annual World Series of Poker. The newly minted were David “Bakes” Baker for his third career bracelet, Jim Collopy for his second career bracelet, first time winners Ran Koller, Anthony Koutsos, Karolis Sereika, Michael Noori who defeated 3x winner Ryan Leng at heads up, and online winner Ryan “Santasbzack2” Stoker. We’ve got those stories down below. 

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Games continue to zip by with the series having completed its third week at the Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino. Action has been ongoing since September 30 and will run through November 23. To date, 36 out of 88 bracelets have been claimed plus four out of 11 to online winners. In cash prizes, the live series has eclipsed US$ 50 Million. The past several days has seen a high number Asian players enter the field and gain returns. Among them were well known Korean players Seungmook Jung, Daewoong Song, Jeonggyu Cho, and Seongsu Kong. Players from India have also joined the action, namely Abhinav Iyer, Nipun Java, and Arsh Grover. Singapore’s Suren Jaesh Balachandran made his presence felt with a final table run at the Monster Stack event. 

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Event #30: $1,500 Monster Stack NLH Freezeout – MICHAEL NOORI – US$ 610,347

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After an 11 year wait, Michael Noori finally landed his first ever gold bracelet at Event #30: $1,500 Monster Stack NLH Freezeout. Noori outlasted a massive field of 2,342 players, defeating the hot running Ryan Leng who had just won a third career bracelet at an earlier event. The dream victory also came with a mighty US$ 610,347 payout, the largest score of his career. Based on THM, he climbed over US$ 1.3 Million in total live earnings. 

Leading up to his huge win, Noori kicked off the final day ranked 10th out of 24 remaining players. Up top was Singaporean player Suren Jaesh Balachandran who was already on the deepest run by an Asian player in this event. Balachandran went on to reach the final table ranked fifth but after banging into two pocket Aces, he fell early in 10th place. On the high end of the pole were Leng and Rafael Marcondes Reis, both players battling for control. Staying quiet was Noori until he caught a lucky seven for a set to survive Mordechai Hazan’s pocket Jacks. From there, Noori eliminated Christopher Andler (4th) and Leng finished off Reis (3rd), for the two to meet at heads up. Leng entered with a 2:1 advantage. After several hands, a game changer played out. Noori’s 6c5d straight earned him a big double up and the lead against Leng’s 8c7c top two pair on a board 8h7d3s4h3h. From there, the momentum carried. Noori dominated the 3x champ to seize his first gold bracelet. 

The event’s 2,342 turnout created a prize pool of US$ 3,126,570. Among the many Asian players that graced the felt, reaching the money were Hsuan Chao Chen (39th), Jeonggyu Cho (46th), Yeon Bae (54th), JJ Liu (63rd), Seungmook Jung (88th), 2x bracelet winner Nipun Java (95th), Guan Wang (186th), Minkyun Kim (187th), bracelet winner Sejin Park (384th), Duy Ho (413th), Masato Yokosawa (489th), and Aoi Oyama (516th). 

Date: October 15 to October 19
Buy in: US$ 1,500
Entries: 2,342
Prize pool: US$ 3,126,570
ITM: 528 places

Final table payouts 

1st Michael Noori – USA – US$ 610,347
2nd Ryan Leng – USA – US$ 377,220
3rd Rafael Marcondes Reis – Brazil – US$ 288,101
4th Christopher Andler – Sweden – US$ 221,289
5th Charlie Dawson – USA – US$ 170,943
6th Mordechai Hazan – Israel – US$ 132,812
7th Daniel Fortier – Canada – US$ 103,784
8th Johan Schumacher – Belgium – US$ 81,573
9th Anthony Ortega – USA – US$ 64,490
10th Suren Jaesh Balachandran – Singapore – US$ 51,286

Event #32: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. – JIM COLLOPY – US$ 173,823

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The third H.O.R.S.E. event of the series saw 282 pony up the US$ 3,000 buy in for a prize pool of US$ 752,940. Stepping up against other decorated pros was Jim Collopy to snatch up his second career bracelet and the US$ 173,823 first prize. At the final table, Collopy held off fellow bracelet holders 6x winner Daniel Negreanu, 4x winner Eli Elezra, and David Williams who was back at the finals having placed 2nd at an earlier event. Also at the round was ring winner Michael Trivett and poker personality Maria Ho. In the end, the title came down between Collopy and Ahmed Mohamed. Collopy entered with the lead and never relinquished, eventually winning the gold under the Razz variant. With this win, Collopy climbed to over US$ 1.2 Million in WSOP career earnings across 66 cashes. He captured his first bracelet in Australia at the 2013 WSOP Asia Pacific A$1,650 Pot Limit Omaha event. Interviewed by PokerNews, he expressed, 

“It always feels cool to win on a big stage, so I’d say that’s what makes it most different, I definitely wanted a few players out of the way, and that definitely was incorporated into my strategy.”

Three years prior, Collopy placed 2nd at the WSOP Europe £10,350 NL Hold’em High Roller Heads up for £178,211 (~US$ 274,924) which remains his largest score to date. Outside of the series, his other achievements amount to well over US$ 2 Million. He has cashed in places all over the world such as Panama, Macau, Philippines, India, Portugal, Morocco, Spain, Uruguay, Bahamas, and Canada. In 2020, he won the WPT Gardens Poker Championship $25,000 NL Hold’em High Roller event in Los Angeles, California for a sizable US$ 245,000. To kick off 2021, Collopy took down the WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open $5,000 NL Hold’em for back to back WPT titles and US$ 141,714 added to his earninngs.

Date: October 16 to 18
Buy in: US$ 3,000
Entries: 282
Prize pool: US$ 752,940
ITM: 43 places

Final table payouts 

1st Jim Collopy – USA – US$ 173,823
2nd Ahmed Mohamed – USA – US$ 107,428
3rd Gil Paramijit – USA – US$ 75,346
4th Eli Elezra – Israel – US$ 53,936
5th Maria Ho – USA – US$ 39,423
6th Michael Trivett – USA – US$ 29,436
7th Qinghai Pan – USA – US$ 22,462
8th Daniel Negreanu – Canada – US$ 17,526
9th David Williams – USA – US$ 13,989

Event #33: $800 8-Handed NL Hold’em Deepstack – RAN KOLLER – US$ 269,478

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Ran Koller, Photo Credit – WSOP

It was an Israeli showdown at Event #33: $800 8-Handed NL Hold’em Deepstack with Ran Koller and Ran Ilani battling for the coveted gold. In the end, Koller prevailed to secure his first ever gold bracelet and largest live tournament career payout of US$ 269,478. This was Israel’s second gold in this series with Yuval Bronshtein bringing home the first. The country bracelet tally now stands at 19 total. On his path to victory, Koller nearly had his tournament life snuffed out at seven handed, however a lucky river saved him. From there, he eliminated Jorge Hou (7th) then Ilani swept the rest to have the advantage over Koller at heads up. It was a tight final duel with both players controlling their losses. Once Koller gained the edge, he closed it out with a victorious straight. 

The event drew 2,778 for a prize pool of US$ 1,955,712. Among the Asian players in the money were Daewoong Song (19th), bracelet winner Pete Chen (38th), Carlos Chang (181st), Abhinav Iyer (229th), Akio Osawa (316th), Arsh Grover (319th), Kazuki Ikeuchi (371st), and Kenji Hamamoto (391st). 

Date: October 17 to 18
Buy in: US$ 800
Entries: 2,778
Prize pool: US$ 1,955,712
ITM: 417 places 

Final table payouts 

1st Ran Koller – Israel – US$ 269,478
2nd Ran Ilani – Israel – US$ 166,552
3rd Florian Guimond – France – US$ 124,671
4th Oleg Titov – Russia – US$ 94,028
5th Kris Lee Steinbach – Canada – US$ 71,457
6th Alex Outhred – USA – US$ 54,722
7th Jorge Hou – Panama – US$ 42,231
8th Donald Maloney – Canada – US$ 32,845
9th Cody Brinn – USA – US$ 25,746

Event #34: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw – DAVID “Bakes” BAKER – US$ 87,837

David “Bakes” Baker, Photo Credit – WSOP

Third gold bracelet for David “Bakes” Baker after taking down Event #34: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw. In a roller coaster of a final table where Baker saw his stack suffer multiple swings, he finally got it under control at three handed to empty out both opponents and pocket the US$ 87,837 first prize. Falling in 4th place was Lithuania’s Kristijonas Andrulis who placed 3rd at this same variant back in 2018. Interviewed by PokerNews, the champ said, 

“I came out here and initially I was only going to do ten days. But when you come out and win you just want to keep playing. So I’ll be here through the Main Event. $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. is tomorrow. That’s my tournament. I will celebrate tonight and I’ll get right back in it and celebrate this after the Main Event.”

The event drew 285 entries for a prize pool of US$ 380,475. Other players in the money were triple bracelet winners Ian Johns (19th), Frankie O’Dell (20th), and Brian Yoon (40th), and high roller Dan Shak (33rd).

Date: October 17 to 19
Buy in: US$ 1,500
Entries: 285
Prize pool: 380,475
ITM: 43 places 

Final table payouts 

1st David “Bakes” Baker – USA – US$ 87,837
2nd Peter Lynn – USA – US$ 54,286
3rd Stephen Deutsch – USA – US$ 37,194
4th Kristijonas Andrulis – Lithuania – US$ 25,971
5th Marc Booth – USA – US$ 18,488
6th Mark Fraser – USA – US$ 13,423
7th Colin Wickersheim – USA – US$ 9,943

Event #35: $500 Freezeout NL Hold’em – ANTHONY KOUTSOS – US$ 167,272

Anthony Koutsos, Photo Credit – WSOP

One of the cheaper bracelet events was the $500 Freezeout NL Hold’em which expectedly pulled in a massive crowd of 2,931 players for a prize pool of US$ 1,231,020. Many Asians were in attendance and some walked away profiting. For the second time in this series, Philippine pro/ bracelet winner Mike Takayama was among the Day 1 leaders, bagging up the sixth largest stack. His run ended in 83rd place for US$ 1,750. Other deep finishers were Indian players Arsh Grover in 71st place for US$ 2,331 and 2x bracelet winner Nipun Java in 52nd place for US$ 3,215. The closest to the gold was China’s Ke Chen in 13th place for US$ 10,347. At the fall of Day 1 leader/ UK player Denys Chufarin in 11th place, the final table was formed. Every player at the round was seeking their maiden WSOP title. At the runout, each one earned their largest series score. For Anthony Koutsos, he eliminated the last three players to lock up the coveted gold bracelet and US$ 167,272 first prize.

Other Asia Pacific players in the money were Vietnam’s Christian Pham (135th), Pakistan’s Faraz Iqbal (145th), Taiwan’s Carlos Chang (178th), Korea’s Daewoong Song (210th), Seungyeol Kim (241st), and Jihyeong Kim (324th), Japan’s Tamon Nakamura (263rd), Shiina Okamoto (323rd), and Natural8 Ambassador Kosei Ichinose (394th), and Australia’s Terence Clee (257th).

Date: October 18 to 19
Buy in: US$ 500
Players: 2,931
Prize pool: US$ 1,231,020
ITM: 440 places

Final table payouts 

1st Anthony Koutsos – USA – US$ 167,272
2nd Charbel Kanterjian – Canada – US$ 103,403
3rd Dongsheng Zhang – USA – US$ 77,600
4th Jonah Lopas – USA – US$ 58,685
5th Sundiata Devore – USA – US$ 44,725
6th Jacob Rich – USA – US$ 34,353
7th Ronald Ibbetson – USA – US$ 26,595
8th John Moss – USA – US$ 20,753
9th Fausto Valdez – USA – US$ 16,324
10th Gilad Grinberg – Israel – US$ 12,944

Event #37: $1,500 Super Turbo Bounty NL Hold’em – KAROLIS SEREIKA – US$ 195,310

Karolis Sereika, Photo Credit – WSOP

The second edition of the Super Turbo Bounty No Limit Hold’em attracted 1,441 to the felt to create a juicy prize pool of US$ 1,923,735. The uber fast race concluded with the dream victory going to Karolis Sereika for his maiden live title and first ever bracelet. This was also the first win for Lithuania in this series and the fourth overall following in the footsteps of Vladas Burneikis, Gediminas Uselis, and Vincas Tamasauskas. In addition to the gold, Sereika claimed a career high payout of US$ 195,310. In other live achievements, he doesn’t have wins to boast of, however he did place 2nd at the 2019 Venetian Deepstack Championship Series $1,100 NL Hold’em for US$ 159,969. Interviewed by PokerNews, Sereika said, 

“This is the first live Lithuanian WSOP bracelet so that means a lot to me and all Lithuanian players, I’m very happy and very excited. Just so many emotions, I really wanted it with all my heart.”

In his pursuit of the gold, Sereika overcame Brazil’s Pedro Padilha at heads up. Both players tugged at the chip lead, exchanging hands multiple times. After doubling up with pocket aces, Sereika went on to close it out. Also at the final table were France’s Pierre Calamusa who placed 2nd at the first edition of this event earlier in the series and ring winner Stephen Buell

Other notable players and Asians in the money were 4x bracelet winner Benjamin Yu (192nd), 2x bracelet winner Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier (54th), Jeonggyu Cho (42nd), Ting Yi “Eric” Tsai (45th), Shota Hirao (74th), Punnat Punsri (77th), Seongsu Kong (91st), Anthony Clarke (92nd), Kentaro Hori (115th), and Seungmook Jung (159th).

Date: October 19, 2021
Buy in: US$ 1,500
Entries: 1,441
Prize pool: US$ 1,923,735
ITM: 217 places

Final table payouts 

1st Karolis Sereika – Lithuania – US$ 195,310
2nd Pedro Padilha – Brazil – US$ 120,700
3rd Lorenzo Adams – USA – US$ 88,435
4th Pierre Calamusa – France – US$ 65,949
5th Stephen Buell – USA – US$ 49,033
6th Aleczander Gould – USA – US$ 37,114
7th Romuald Pycior – USA – US$ 28,406
8th Alexander Hlmberg – Sweden – US$ 21,986
9th Wing Yam – USA – US$ 17,211
10th Rupesh Pattni – USA – US$ 13,628 

Online Event #4: $888 PLO Crazy 8’s 8-Handed – RYAN “Santasbzack2” STOKER – US$ 95,338

The fourth online bracelet event of the series was the $888 PLO Crazy 8’s 8-Handed which took place at online platform This event was exclusive to players geolocated in Nevada and New Jersey. 528 entered for a prize pool of US$ 417,600. Ryan “Santasbzack2” Stoker came out victorious for his first ever gold bracelet and largest WSOP payout of US$ 95,338. He bested his previous deep run of 3rd place at this year’s WSOP Online [USA] $600 PLO8 6-Handed. Notable players reaching the final table were bracelet winner Allan “atl777” Le and 3x ring winner Andrew “randylerch” Kelsall

Date: October 18
Buy in: US$ 888
Entries: 528
Prize pool: US$ 417,600
ITM: 72 places

Final table payouts 

1st Ryan “Santasbzack2” Stoker – USA – US$ 95,338
2nd Tony “tonisinz” Sinishtaj – USA – US$ 58,756
3rd Quang “qpoker205” Ngo – USA – US$ 40,131
4th Alex “Draw5” Ferrari – USA – US$ 27,896
5th Chan Woo “Rikishi” Kim – USA – US$ 19,794
6th Andrew “randylerch” Kelsall – USA – US$ 14,282
7th Edward “eddiegood598” Espino – USA – US$ 10,524
8th Allan “atl777” Le – USA – US$ 7,983

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 Anthony Zinno holds the top spot while 16x bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth is a very close second. At the No Limits Velo race, Jason Koon is the current frontrunner with Taiwanese bracelet winner Pete Chen right at his heels. Chen is ranked 2nd in the No Limits Velo race and 8th in the WSOP POY standings. 

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 multi-final tables.

Event #1 – #37 prize pool: US$ 53,285,261
Online Event #1 – #4 prize pool: US$ 2,166,270
Entries: 48,398
Online entries: 2,216
Largest prize pool: Event #17: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER – US$ 7,110,210
Largest payout: Daniel Lazrus – US$ 1,000,000 – Event #17: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER
Asia bracelet winner: Pete Chen – Online Event #3: $400 NLH Ultra Deepstack
First time bracelet winners: 22 (live) / 2 (online)
Multiple final tables: 18 players
Most final tables: Phil Hellmuth – 4

Two series wins

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

Sixteenth career bracelet won

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

Fourth career bracelet won

John Monnette – Event #16: $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship

Third career bracelet won

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

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.
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 – $1,500 Mixed PLO / Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better; Big O – US$
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 #37: Karolis Sereika – Lithuania – $1,500 Super Turbo Bounty NL Hold’em – US$ 195,310

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

Multiple 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

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

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

Jake Schwartz
3rd – Event #20: $1,000 Flip & Go NL Hold’em
2nd – Event #31: $1,500 No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw

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

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

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

Christopher Vitch
10th – Event #9: Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
3rd – Event #31: $1,500 No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw

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

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Tricia David has long experience as a recreational poker player and has been covering poker events since 2010 for numerous outfits in Asia. She spent one year working part time with Poker Portal Asia then became editor and lead 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 and online events website content writer for the Asian Poker Tour. Currently, she does live events reporting in Asia for online news site Somuchpoker and is also one of their news contributors.

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