CBS Sports Network episodes from the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) are now available on PokerGO.com, with ten additional episodes released today for PokerGO subscribers to watch.
The 2021 WSOP was held from September 30 to November 23, 2021, and it would be the final time the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino played host, with the series moving to the Las Vegas Strip for 2022. The first eight episodes captured the highlights from the first two weeks of the series and included five WSOP 2021 bracelet events The next four episodes featured the Ladies Championship and MILLIONAIRE MAKER, while the ten episodes released after that included the MONSTER STACK, $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller, and two H.O.R.S.E. events.
The next six episodes will feature four WSOP bracelet events from the 2021 WSOP, including the $3,000 Limit Hold'em 6-Handed, $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Championship, $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller, and the $50,000 Poker Players Championship.
Event #44: $3,000 Limit Hold'em 6-Handed attracted 162 entrants and created a prize pool of $432,540. 25 players finished in the money, but just six players would sit at the PokerGO-streamed final table where the $109,692 first-place prize was on the line. During the first episode, Steve Chanthabouasy and Kenny Hsiung are eliminated, while Kevin Erickson slips from chip leader to fourth overall, heading into the second episode. Ryan Hansen has moved into the chip lead, and after he eliminates Kosei Ichinose in second place, Hansen is crowned the champion and picks up his first WSOP bracelet.
One of the most prestigious events on the WSOP schedule among mixed game players was Event #49: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Championship. Just 122 entrants would take a seat in this event, and at the PokerGO-streamed final table, just five players remained. Leading those five was Johannes Becker who would reach the heads-up match with lowball expert Farzad Bonyadi. Bonyadi would defeat Becker to win his fourth WSOP bracelet.
Event #53: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller attracted a field of 212 entrants as a prize pool of $5,008,500 would pay the top 32 players. Following the eliminations of Ben Lamb and David Benyamine, the final table of five was set and would be streamed on PokerGO. Ka Kwan Lau held the chip lead, but the story of the final table was if Shaun Deeb could win his fifth WSOP bracelet, and also this very event for the second time. Notable Omaha players Maxx Coleman and John Beauprez fell in fourth and third, respectively, before Deeb went heads-up against Lau. Eventually, Deeb prevailed to win the $1,251,860 first-place prize and his fifth WSOP bracelet.
The biggest event on the mixed games schedule for the year is Event #60: $50,000 Poker Players Championship. The 63-player field created a $3,016,125 prize pool that paid the final ten players. Players finishing in the money included Mike Wattel, Daniel Negreanu, Nick Schulman, Matt Glantz, and Josh Arieh before the final five players would resume play on the PokerGO-streamed final table. Mixed games legend Eli Elezra held the chip lead, but he eventually was eliminated in fourth place, following Chris Brewer, who bowed out in fifth. Short-stacked Ryan Leng had moved into the chip lead, but after making a now infamous fold against Dan Cates to let him back in the match, Leng would eventually finish as runner-up to Cates, who won his maiden WSOP bracelet and the $954,020 first-place prize.
|Episode||Event||Featured Players||PokerGO Link|
|23||Event #44: $3,000 Limit Hold'em 6-Handed (Part 1)||Kevin Erickson, Steve Chanthabouasy, Ryan Hansen, Kenny Hsiung, Ken Deng, Kosei Ichinose||Watch now|
|24||Event #44: $3,000 Limit Hold'em 6-Handed (Part 2)||Ryan Hansen, Kosei Ichinose, Ken Deng, Kevin Erickson||Watch now|
|25||Event #49: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Championship||Johannes Becker, Benny Glaser, Dustin Dirksen, Farzad Bonyadi, Jake Schwartz||Watch now|
|26||Event #53: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller||Ka Kwan Lau, Shaun Deeb, Maxx Coleman, John Beauprez, Veselin Karakitukov||Watch now|
|27||Event #60: $50,000 Poker Players Championship (Part 1)||Eli Elezra, Ryan Leng, Chris Brewer, Paul Volpe, Dan Cates||Watch now|
|28||Event #60: $50,000 Poker Players Championship (Part 2)||Dan Cates, Paul Volpe, Ryan Leng||Watch now|
More episodes from the bracelet events of the 2021 WSOP are set to be released over the upcoming month, with a total of 36 being available. Following the release of the 2021 WSOP Bracelet Event episodes, there will be 15 episodes released from the 2021 WSOP Main Event.