2021 WSOP: Mikita Badziakouski banks $1.4M & first career bracelet; Leo Margets and Michael McCauley win firsts; Neel Joshi places 3rd

It’s down to the wire at the 52nd Annual World Series of Poker with three more bracelets claimed. The newly minted were all first time winners. Belarusian pro Mikita Badziakouski secured a series first victory for his country and pocketed over US$ 1.4 Million, Leo Margets became the second Spanish player to win and the first woman to do so at an open event, and a dream gold for newcomer Michael McCauley at the Super Turbo event. Among the Asians running deep was India’s Neel Joshi with a 3rd place finish.

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As it stands, there are only two bracelets left on the live front and two at online WSOP.com. Updated list of winners can be found down below including various series figures and player achievements. At the WSOP Player of the Year race, frontrunner Josh Arieh widened his lead, Phil Hellmuth is ranked second, and a late surge by Daniel Negreanu sent him two notches up into third position. Arieh also tied Hellmuth with the most final tables at seven each.

Event #85: $50,000 High Roller NL Hold’em – MIKITA BADZIAKOUSKI – US$ 1,462,043

Mikita Badziakouski
Mikita Badziakouski- Photo WSOP.com

Four years ago, Belarusian superstar Mikita Badziakouski placed 3rd at the WSOP Europe €111,111 High Roller for One Drop NLH event for a series high score of €1,521,312. Last night, he scored another WSOP seven figure payout of US$ 1,462,043 and his first ever gold bracelet for his big win at Event #85: $50,000 High Roller NL Hold’em. Badziakouski outlasted fellow elite players that included Daniel Negreanu in 3rd place and Ren Lin at victory’s door. This was only his second cash in this series with a 5th place finish at the earlier $25K Heads Up NLH Championship.

While this achievement has boosted his total series earnings to over US$ 4 Million, Badziakouski has an even larger US$ 26 Million collected at various live events around the world. Among his numerous seven digit payouts was a massive score of HK$ 41,250,000 (~US$ 5,257,027) earned at the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Main Event in Jeju. With his long list of live cashes earned consistently every year since 2010, it was just a matter of time before he captured that first bracelet.

The second to the last high roller event of the series attracted 113 entries for a substantial prize pool of US$ 5,409,875. Out of the 17 players in the money, nine of them were at the final table with five on their fourth appearance. At four handed, Jason Koon fell to Badziakouski and was followed by Negreanu in 3rd place. This was another deep run by Negreanu who also placed 3rd at the recently concluded $50K High Roller PLO event. The Canadian pro moved up two notches in the WSOP POY race into 3rd rank. Badziakouski’s last hurdle was Ren Lin who went pound for pound against the Belarusian to overcome a 4:1 deficit. Lin proceeded to overturn the count to nearly 4:1 but still couldn’t pull in the win. Badziakouski recovered and grinded to over 6:1 in chips when the golden victory hand arrived. Right after the win, Badziakouski jumped in the last high roller event, the $100K High Roller No Limit Hold’em, and bagged up half the starting stack which was roughly 100 BB.

Date: November 20 to 21
Buy in: US$ 50,000
Entries: 113
Prize pool: US$ 5,409,875
ITM: 17 places

Payouts

1st Mikita Badziakouski – Belarus – US$ 1,462,043
2nd Ren Lin – USA – US$ 903,610
3rd Daniel Negreanu – Canada – US$ 661,041
4th Jason Koon – USA – US$ 489,585
5th Stephen Chidwick – UK – US$ 367,153
6th Ali Imsirovic – USA – US$ 278,840
7th Carlos Chadha Villamarin – USA – US$ 214,496
8th Joao Vieira – Portugal – US$ 167,153
9th Ryan Leng – USA – US$ 131,982
10th Elio Fox – USA – US$ 105,607
11th Ole Schemion – Germany – US$ 105,607
12th Christoph Vogelsang – Germany – US$ 92,407
13th Ranganath Kanchi – USA – US$ 92,407
14th Barry Hutter – USA – US$ 84,486
15th Antonios Rouggeris – USA – US$ 84,486
16th Shaun Deeb – USA – US$ 84,486
17th Thomas Winters – USA – US$ 84,486

Event #83: $1,500 The Closer NLH – LEO MARGETS – US$ 376,850

LEO MARGETS
Leo Margets – Photo WSOP.com

It took nearly the entire series to get there but it was finally achieved! The first female player at an open event was crowned after Spanish pro Leo Margets took down Event #83: $1,500 The Closer No Limit Hold’em. Margets was awarded her first ever bracelet and a career high US$ 376,850 payout. She followed in the footsteps of fellow countryman Adrian Mateos, becoming the second Spanish player in this series to claim the gold. Among her series achievements, Margets’ 17 cashes include a US$ 352,832 score at the 2009 Main Event for 27th place, and nearly a gold at the 2018 $1,000 Double Stack NLH, falling in 2nd place for US$ 123,297. With her latest win, her total WSOP earnings boosted to US$ 935K.

In Margets’ pursuit of The Closer gold, she had to overcame a rough final table that included bracelet winner Stephen Song and 2x winner Chris Moorman. Also at the table were Cherish Andrews and Benjamin Underwood, both back at the finals for their second appearance. The fiercest contender was Alex Kulev who carried in the largest stack into Day 2 and into the final table.

Recapping the race, Margets was running third in chips. Action was dominated by the chip leader as he railroaded five players that included a double bust to Marc Lange (4th) and Arturo Segura (5th). At heads up Kulev had 66 BB to Margets 11 BB but at this point he could not close it down. Instead, Margets doubled up with a lucky 9c4d to Kulev’s As9s, and from there, the winning momentum carried to overtake Kulev and cripple him with Qs5s trips fives over Ah9d pair on a board 9s5d3s5c10h. She went on to ship it, becoming the first woman to win an open event at the ongoing series.

The three day event attracted 1,903 across two entry days. 13 Asian players reached the money namely, Wooram Cho (16th), Kartik Ved (41st), Minkyun Kim (44th), Yutaro Tsugaru (80th), Kalyan Cheekuri (117th), Ting Yi “Eric” Tsai (123rd), Neel Joshi (129th), Hayato Kitajima (130th), Sriharsha Doddapaneni (157th), Jun Obara (218th), Takashi Ogura (241st), Koki Kudo (259th), and Muskan Sethi (270th).

Date: November 19 to 21
Buy in: US$ 1,500
Entries: 1,903
Prize pool: US$ 2,540,505
ITM: 274 places

Final table payouts

1st Leo Margets – Spain – US$ 376,850
2nd Alex Kulev – Ireland – US$ 232,920
3rd Stephen Song – USA – US$ 172,855
4th Marc Lange – Austria – US$ 129,460
5th Arturo Segura – USA – US$ 97,865
6th Cherish Andrews – USA – US$ 74,680
7th Aleksandr Shevliakov – Russia – US$ 57,525
8th Chris Moorman – UK – US$ 44,740
9th Benjamin Underwood – Canada – US$ 35,131
10th Ofer Wexler – Israel – US$ 27,860

Event #86: $1,000 Super Turbo NL Hold’em – MICHAEL MCCAULEY – US$ 161,384

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The one day fast paced Event #86: $1,000 Super Turbo NL Hold’em drew 1,025 entries for a prize pool of US$ 912,250. Seven Asian players reached the money with India’s Neel Joshi going the farthest in 3rd place. Knocking out half the players at the final table was newcomer Michael McCauley to secure his first bracelet and career high payout of US$ 161,384.

Among the players at the final table was 4x bracelet winner / two time series winner Josh Arieh who was on his seventh appearance. This tied him with Phil Hellmuth in the most final tables. Arieh finished 10th which helped maintain his lead in the WSOP POY race. Another decorated player was 2x bracelet winner Yuval Bronshtein who was on his third final table.

Leading up to his victory, McCauley delivered a double knockout to Filippo Ragone (6th) and Luigi Curcio (6th) with AdKs straight dusting QsJc brick and 10h10s overpair on a board 8h3d2h4s5s. He went on to eliminate Bronshtein (4th) then Joshi (3rd) to go head to head against Andrew Wilson who also cleaned out a few players of his own. McCauley kicked off with the lead, Wilson managed to double up, but on the next shove, it was McCauley with the winning hand to capture the coveted bracelet and the glory of winning on his first ever visit

Other Asian players in the money: Takaaki Hagiwara (14th), Shunsuke Igarashi (35th), Jongwook Lee (75th), Kawaguchi Akihiro (98th), Carlos Chang (104th), Ye Yuan (138th),

Date: November 21
Buy in: US$ 1,000
Entries: 1,025
Prize pool: US$ 912,250
ITM: 153 places

Final table payouts

1st Michael McCauley – USA – US$ 161,384
2nd Andrew Wilson – USA – US$ 99,742
3rd Neel Joshi – India – US$ 72,031
4th Yuval Bronshtein – Israel – US$ 52,679
5th Rajivir Dua – USA – US$ 39,022
6th Filippo Ragone – USA – US$ 29,282
7th Luigi Curcio – USA – US$22,263
8th Marc Lomeo – USA – US$ 17,153
9th Dara O”Kearney – Ireland – US$ 13,395
10th Josh Arieh – USA – US$ 10,604

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. While we await the most recent leaderboard update, there was no change in the top two spots of the WSOP POY race. Daniel Negreanu moved up to third rank after placing 3rd at the $50K High Roller NL Hold’em. At the No Limits Velo race, Jason Koon moved up to 4th rank after placing 4th at the $50K High Roller NL Hold’em.

Leaderboards

Breakdown of prizes is the same per board.

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

2021 WSOP tally

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

Event #1 – #86 prize pool: US$ 215,014,084
Online Event #1 – #9 prize pool: US$ 7,353,140
Entries: 117,701
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: 54 (live) / 7 (online)
Two time series winners: 5 players
Multiple final tables: 82 players
Most final tables: Phil Hellmuth and Josh Arieh – 7

Millionaire bracelet winners

Koray Aldemir – US$ 8,000,000 – Event #67: $10,000 NLH Main Event World Championship
Adrian Mateos – US$ 3,265,362 – Event #82: $250,000 Super High Roller NL Hold’em
Mikita Badziakouski – US$ 1,462,043 – Event #85: $50,000 High Roller NL Hold’em
Shaun Deeb – US$ 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

Jeremy Ausmus
Event #3: $1,000 Covid-19 Relief NL Hold’em Charity Fund
Event #84: $50,000 High Roller Pot Limit Omaha

Most Final Tables

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
7th – Event #84: $50,000 High Roller Pot Limit Omaha
10th – Event #86: $1,000 Super Turbo NL Hold’em

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
2nd – Event #84: $50,000 High Roller Pot Limit Omaha

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
Adrian Mateos – Event #82: $250K Super High Roller NL Hold’em

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
Jeremy Ausmus – Event #84: $50,000 High Roller Pot Limit Omaha

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 #80: Robert Cowen – Wales – $3,000 6-Handed Pot Limit Omaha – US$ 280,916
Event #81: Jason Wheeler – USA – $800 No Limit Hold’em Deepstack – US$ 204,274
Event #82: Adrian Mateos – Spain – $250,000 Super High Roller NL Hold’em – US$ 3,265,362
Event #83: Leo Margets – Spain – $1,500 The Closer – NL Hold’em – US$ 376,850
Event #84: Jeremy Ausmus – USA – $50,000 High Roller Pot Limit Omaha – US$ 1,188,918
Event #85: Mikita Badziakouski – Belarus – $50,000 High Roller NL Hold’em – US$ 1,462,043
Event #86: Michael McCauley – USA – $1,000 Super Turbo NL Hold’em – US$ 161,384

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

Four final tables

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
9th – Event #85: $50,000 High Roller NL 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
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

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
4th – Event #85: $50,000 High Roller NL Hold’em

Daniel Negreanu

8th – Event #32: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.
8th – Event #49: $10,000 No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship
3rd – Event #84: $50,000 High Roller Pot Limit Omaha
3rd – Event #85: $50,000 High Roller NL 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
5th – Event #57: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship
8th – Event #85: $50,000 High Roller NL Hold’em

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
5th – Event #85: $50,000 High Roller NL Hold’em

Three final tables

Jeremy Ausmus

1st – Event #3: $1,000 Covid-19 Relief NL Hold’em Charity Fund
5th – Event #45: $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship
1st – Event #84: $50,000 High Roller Pot Limit Omaha

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

Yuval Bronshtein

1st – Event #12: $1,500 Limit Hold’em
3rd – Event #73: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
4th – Event #86: $1,000 Super Turbo NL Hold’em

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

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

Uri Reichenstein

10th – Event #41: $2,500 Freezeout No Limit Hold’em
4th – Event #76: Super Turbo Bounty No Limit Hold’em Freezeout
3rd – Event #80: $3,000 6-Handed Pot Limit Omaha

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

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

Mike Matusow

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

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

Adrian Mateos

3rd – Event #6: High Roller No Limit Hold’em 8-Handed
1st – Event #82: $25,000 Super High Roller No Limit Hold’em

Dylan Weisman

1st – Event #28: $1,000 Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed
4th – Event #80: $3,000 6-Handed Pot Limit Omaha

Shaun Deeb

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

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
Ren Lin
3rd – Event #47: $5,000 Freezeout NL Hold’em 8-Handed
2nd – Event #85: $50,000 High Roller NL 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

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

Benjamin Underwood

2nd – Event #79: $1,979 Poker Hall of Fame Bounty NLH Freezeout
9th – Event #84: $1,500 The Closer NL 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

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

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

Veselin Karakitukov

5th – Event #53: $25,000 High Roller Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed
9th – Event #84: $50,000 High Roller Pot Limit Omaha

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

Cherish Andrews

8th – Event #22: LADIES NL Hold’em Championship
6th – Event #83: The Closer NL 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

Craig Mason

7th – Event #13: $3,000 Freezeout NL Hold’em
7th – Event #25: $5,000 6-Handed 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.

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 info collected from 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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