An exciting day of action on Day 19 of the 2021 World Series of Poker saw two more players crowned champions as players in the Monster Stack and three other events moved closer to finding out who will be the latest players to claim gold. There was a final table appearance from Daniel Negreanu, a bracelet ceremony for Phil Hellmuth and more as the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas played host to more WSOP drama at the felt.

Collopy Closes Out H.O.R.S.E. Event as Negreanu is Thrown

Just 20 players returned to the felt on the final day of Event #32, the $3,000-entry H.O.R.S.E. event. As it turned out, there was a second WSOP bracelet victory for Jim Collopy waiting at the end of the day, but three other very famous faces made the final table of eight.

With Eli Elezra, Maria Ho and Daniel Negreanu all making the final, you can watch the action from the Thunderdome right here as Collopy proved king.

WSOP 2021 Event #32 $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.
Place Player Country Prize
1st Jim Collopy U.S.A. $172,823
2nd Ahmed Mohamed U.S.A. $107,428
3rd Paramjit Gill U.S.A. $74,346
4th Eli Elezra U.S.A. $53,986
5th Maria Ho U.S.A. $39,423
6th Michael Trivett U.S.A. $29,436
7th Qinghai Pan U.S.A. $22,462
8th Daniel Negreanu Canada $17,526

In Event #33, two Israeli players battled it out for supremacy at a cosmopolitan final tablewhere just two American players took part in the eight-handed finale. Ran Koller beat Ran Ilani to the title as he prevailed after going into the heads-up battle behind.

Elsewhere in the event, Oleg Titov from Russia finished fourth for $94,028, but it was Koller who bested Ilani to grab the gold as each player at the final table went into the action without winning a previous bracelet. Koller won over a quarter of a million dollars for his success.

WSOP 2021 Event #33 $800 Eight-Handed NLHE
Place Player Country Prize
1st Ran Koller Israel $269,478
2nd Ran Ilani Israel $166,552
3rd Florian Guimond France $124,671
4th Oleg Titov Russia $94,028
5th Kris Steinbach Canada $71,457
6th Alex Outhred U.S.A. $54,722
7th Jorge Hou Panama $42,231
8th Donald Maloney U.S.A. $32,845

On the third day of action in the $1,500-entry Monster Stack event, Jaesh Balachandran bagged the chip lead with 17.6 million chips ahead of three-time bracelet winner Ryan Leng, who’ll be looking to become the second player to win two WSOP bracelets at this live Las Vegas WSOP after Ari Engel.

Others to thrive included Anthony Ortega (15,775,000) and Michael Noori (7,850,000) as just 24 players survived from the 148 who began the day’s play, with stars such as Upeshka De Silva, Jason Somerville and Chris Brewer all making their exit during Day 3.

WSOP 2021 Event #30 $1,500 Monster Stack
Position Player Country Chips
1st Jaesh Balachandran U.S.A. 17,600,000
2nd Ryan Leng U.S.A. 16,500,000
3rd Anthony Ortega U.S.A. 15,775,000
4th Rafael Reis Brazil 10,975,000
5th Santiago Plante Canada 10,775,000
6th Mordechai Hazan Israel 9,850,000
7th Johan Schumacher Belgium 9,625,000
8th Christopher Andler Sweden 8,300,000
9th Jeffrey Vertes Canada 8,050,000
10th Michael Noori U.S.A. 7,850,000

In Event #34, the $1,500-entry Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw event, David ‘Bkaes’ Baker is the player with the most experience but not the most chips going into the six-handed final table tomorrow.

Baker will be looking up the leaderboard to Peter Lynn, whose 1,680,000 chips represent the most at the final, with Lithuanian player Kristijonas Andrulis the only non-American combatant second in chips with 1,665,000, a mere big blind behind the chips leader.

WSOP 2021 Event #34 $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw
Position Player Country Chips
1st Peter Lynn U.S.A. 1,680,000
2nd Kristijonas Andrulis Lithuania 1,665,000
3rd Mark Fraser U.S.A. 1,355,000
4th Stephen Deutsch U.S.A. 985,000
5th David ‘Bakes’ Baker U.S.A. 815,000
6th Marc Booth U.S.A. 620,000

Event #35, the $500 Turbo Freezeout event saw a massive field of 2,930 entries whittle down to just 132 survivors, as 440 players made the money on Day 1 of this super-fast tournament.
Denys Chufarin of Ukraine was the chip leader with 1.5 million, but he was closely followed in the chipcounts by nine American players, all of whom managed to top a million chips.

With players such as four-time WSOP winner Shaun Deeb (865,000), Daniel Rezaei (580,000) and Aaron Massey (450,000) all still in contention, the second and likely final day of the event is sure to be dramatic, with players such as Romain Lewis, Scott Ball, Eric Baldwin, Kathy Liebert and Greg Raymer all making the money without surviving the day.

WSOP 2021 Event #35 $500 Turbo Freezeout
Place Player Country Chips
1st Denys Chufarin Ukraine 1,500,000
2nd Patrick Chong U.S.A. 1,335,000
3rd Blair Morscheck U.S.A. 1,300,000
4th Nipun Java U.S.A. 1,295,000
5th Cody Wells U.S.A. 1,250,000
6th Dongsheng Zhang U.S.A. 1,199,000
7th John Clancy U.S.A. 1,155,000
8th Bong Yang U.S.A. 1,100,000
9th David Larson U.S.A. 1,060,000
10th Philip Newell U.S.A. 1,020,000

Just 25 players made it out of Day 1 in the Dealer’s Choice Event #36, with Nacho Barbero the chip leader with 425,500. Joao Vieira (250,000), Mike Gorodinsky (221,500) and David Benyamine (217,000) are all in the Seat Draw for Day 2 with above-average stacks, with 86 players starting the day and less than a third of them prevailing.

WSOP 2021 Event #34 $10,000 Dealer’s Choice
Place Player Chips
1st Nacho Barbero 425,500
2nd Joao Vieira 250,000
3rd Christopher Claassen 224,000
4th Mike Gorodinsky 221,500
5th David Benyamine 217,000
6th Nathan Gamble 206,500
7th Ray Henson 185,500
8th Chris Vitch 184,000
9th Chip Jett 171,000
10th Brett Richey 164,000

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