Two more bracelet winners were crowned champions on Day 16 of the 2021 World Series of Poker at the Rio in Las Vegas as Anthony Zinno won his fourth bracelet and Scott Ball claimed an emotional maiden win.

Ball Defeats Hall for Emotional Victory in $5,000 Max

Scott Ball beat Galen Hall to the WSOP bracelet as an elite final table of six superstars of the game played down to one emotional first-time winner. After John Racener busted in sixth place, Bin Weng busted in fifth place as Ball and Hall propelled themselves towards a seemingly inevitable heads-up battle to claim gold.

With the elimination of overnight chip leader Eric Tsai in fourth place and Jonathan Jaffe in third, Ball and Hall played it out for the bracelet, with Hall going for what would have been his second piece of WSOP gold. Instead, Scott Ball joined him as a bracelet winner and you can watch all the action from the final table in the Thunderdome right here:

WSOP 2021 Event #25 $5,000 NLHE Six-Max
Place Player Country Prize
1st Scott Ball U.S.A. $562,667
2nd Galen Hall U.S.A. $347,757
3rd Jonathan Jaffe U.S.A. $234,781
4th Eric Tsai Taiwan $161,756
5th Bin Weng U.S.A. $113,775
6th John Racener U.S.A. $81,736

Zinno Wins Fourth Bracelet in Dominant Fashion

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Anthony Zinno won his fourth WSOP bracelet moments before Scott Ball claimed his win, so was in the Thunderdome to embrace his friend as Ball described the victory as ‘the greatest moment ever’ played out and awarded him his first bracelet.
A few minutes earlier, Zinno had claimed a fourth WSOP win after going wire-to-wire on the final day and claiming an incredible victory at the expense of Randy Ohel heads-up.

In an entertaining final day of action at the felt, players such as Max Pescatori (eighth for $11,845) and Paul Holder (6th for $26,523) busted before Ohel and Zinno pressed towards the final duel. With Zinno going into heads-up ahead, he managed to close out the win in Razz and take home his fourth gold bracelet and the $160,636 top prize.

WSOP 2021 Event #27 $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
Place Player Country Prize
1st Anthony Zinno U.S.A. $160,636
2nd Randy Ohel U.S.A. $99,276
3rd Christopher Adams U.S.A. $69,585
4th Kao Saechao U.S.A. $49,597
5th Darren Kennedy U.S.A. $35,957
6th Paul Holder U.S.A. $26,523
7th Curtis Phelps U.S.A. $19,911
8th Max Pescatori Italy $11,845
9th Michael Rosenberg U.S.A. $11,845

In the 28th event of the 2021 World Series of Poker, Daniel Weisman bagged the biggest stack of the final five players who made it to the final day which takes place tomorrow. The tournament was the $1,000-entry Pot Limit Omaha Eight-Handed event and saw just 59 players start the day, a number which was reduced by 90% with a busy flurry of action busting plenty of big names along the way.

Joseph Cheong won $4,033 in 35th place, and the former WSOP bracelet winner was not alone in winning big. Michael Perrone, who has already won an event this Autumn in the Rio, claimed $8,598 for coming 12th, while Bryan Micon won $10,754 in 11th place.

WSOP 2021 Event #28 $1,000 PLO Eight-Max
Position Player Country Chips
1st Dylan Weisman U.S.A. 9,435,000
2nd Alexander Yen U.S.A. 5,530,000
3rd Tim Vanloo Austria 4,545,000
4th Ran Niv Israel 1,000,000
5th Craig Chait U.S.A. 880,000

Chance Kornuth grabbed the chip lead just before play ended on Day 2 of the $10,000-entry Short Deck Event #29. Kornuth, who already has two WSOP bracelets to his name will go for number three after working his way to a pile of 1,266,000 chips, good for a slim lead over Chad Campbell (1,073,000).

The remaining four players have a lot fewer chips, with Moshe Gabay (663,000), Dan Shak (425,000) and Thomas Kysar (234,000) all shooting for their first bracelet. Brazilian Joao Vieira (300,000) will be aiming to win a WSOP event for the second time.

WSOP 2021 Event #29 $10,000 Short Deck NLHE
Position Player Country Chips
1st Chance Kornuth U.S.A. 1,266,000
2nd Chad Campbell U.S.A. 1,073,000
3rd Moshe Gabay Israel 663,000
4th Dan Shak U.S.A. 425,000
5th Joao Vieira Portugal 300,000
6th Thomas Kysar U.S.A. 234,000

There were 11 hours of play on Day 1a of the $1,500 Monster Stack Event #30, with 2,356 players reduced to just over 500 survivors by the close of play. James Romero (620,000) grabbed the chip lead, with Jeremy Shockett (576,500) and Brendan Shiller (534,000) both hot on his heels.

Elsewhere in the upper echelons of the leaderboard, there were full bags for stars such as Joe Serock (360,000), Chris Moorman (229,000) and Martin Jacobson (155,000), while others such as Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier (64,000) and 2016 WSOP Main Event champion Qui Nguyen (220,000) also made Day 2.

WSOP 2021 Event #30 Monster Stack
Position Player Chips
1st James Romero 620,000
2nd Jeremy Shockett 576,500
3rd Brendan Shiller 574,000
4th Greg Buonocore 534,000
5th Andros Ioakimides 497,500
6th Jason Hewlett 485,500
7th Beriz Turnadzic 457,500
8th Jason Riesenberg 433,000
9th James Cook 423,500
10th Tony Bracy 415,000

Finally, Event #31’s opening day saw 272 players whittled down to just 84 combatants by the end of Day 1, with Ali Imsirovic (257,300) the end of day chip leader.

With Justin Lapka (206,700) the only other player to exceed 200,000 chips, other big names with top 10 chipcounts including Jeremy Ausmus (158,600), Melanie Weisner (138,800) and Koray Aldemir (137,800).

WSOP 2021 Event #31 $1,500 2-7 Lowball Draw
Position Player Chips
1st Ali Imsirovic 257,300
2nd Justin Lapka 206,700
3rd Jeremy Ausmus 158,600
4th Christopher Vitch 157,300
5th Matt Vengrin 152,300
6th Joshua Faris 148,800
7th David Funkhouser 147,100
8th Melanie Weisner 138,800
9th Andrew Donabedian 138,000
10th Koray Aldemir 137,800

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