The latest action at the 2021 World Series of Poker saw a busy day at the felt produce four bracelet winners, an end to the massive Monster Stack event and both Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu battle for supremacy in the $10,000-entry Dealer’s Choice.

Noori Claims First Bracelet After Epic Comeback Win Against Leng

Michael Noori overcame Ryan Leng heads-up in a comeback victory for the ages as the $1,500-entry Monster Stack Event #30 concluded live on PokerGO.

With a dramatic conclusion to the event and almost a million dollars won by Noori and Leng, the action played down from ten to one in style as the Thunderdome was host to one of the most exciting final tables of the Autumn so far.

WSOP 2021 Event #30 $1,500 Monster Stack
Place Player Country Prize
1st Michael Noori U.S.A. $610,437
2nd Ryan Leng U.S.A. $377,220
3rd Rafael Reis Brazil $288,101
4th Christopher Andler Sweden $221,289
5th Charlie Dawson U.S.A. $170,943
6th Mordechai Hazan Israel $132,812
7th Daniel Fortier U.S.A. $103,784
8th Johan Schumacher Belgium $81,573
9th Anthony Ortega U.S.A. $64,490
10th Jaesh Balachandran Singapore $51,286

Baker Bags Third Bracelet After Dominant Performance

David ‘Bakes’ Baker won Event #34, the $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw event as he roared down the home straight to win his third WSOP bracelet and the top prize of $87,837.

It was Peter Lynn who led the final six players as they kicked off the final table, but after the eliminations of Mark Fraser (6th for $13,423), Marc Booth (5th for $18,488) and Kristijonas Andrulis (4th for $25,971), Baker took control of proceedings.

After Baker busted Stephen Deutsch in third for $37,194, he went into the heads-up battle against Lynn with a crucial advantage, holding more than six times his adversary’s stack. Baker closed out the win to claim another major title and his first bracelet victory in nine years, along with the $87,837 top prize.

WSOP 2021 Event #34 $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw
Place Player Country Prize
1st David ‘Bakes’ Baker U.S.A. $87,837
2nd Peter Lynn U.S.A. $54,286
3rd Stephen Deutsch U.S.A. $37,194
4th Kristijonas Andrulis Lithuania $25,971
5th Marc Booth U.S.A. $18,488
6th Mark Fraser U.S.A. $13,423

Anthony Koutsis won an epic three-hour heads-up to claim victory in the $500 Freezeout event as the real estate agent banked a career-high score of over $167,000 after beating Charbel Kanterjian to the gold.

On what was a fast-paced final day, both Kanterjian and Koutsos had top two stacks heading into the final table, and they were on a collision course to their eventual clash. Dongsheng Zhang made a break for the line halfway through the final table, but was eventually ousted by Koutsos.

The final duel saw both men hold the lead, but with big blinds rising and the stacks getting shallower, Koutsos won with pocket queens in the final hand to claim a memorable win.

WSOP 2021 Event #35 $500 Freezeout NLHE
Place Player Country Prize
1st Anthony Koutsos U.S.A. $167,272
2nd Charbel Kanterjian Canada $103,402
3rd Dongsheng Zhang U.S.A. $77,600
4th Jonah Lopas U.S.A. $58,685
5th Sundiata DeVore U.S.A. $44,725
6th Jacob Rich U.S.A. $34,353
7th Ronald Ibbetson U.S.A. $26,595
8th John Moss U.S.A. $20,753

In the $50,000-entry High Roller, Australian powerhouse and star of 2021 Michael Addamo took a commanding chip lead into the second day of WSOP Event #38.

With 72 entries across Day 1, players such as Jason Koon, Sam Soverel, Sergio Aido, Nick Petrangelo, Matas Cimbolas, Sam Grafton, David Peters, Vanessa Kade, Paul Newey, Daniel Zack, Dylan Linde, Adrian Mateos and Ben Heath all busted, but plenty of others made the Day 2 seat draw.

It was Michael Addamo who bagged the chip lead with 5,150,000 chips by the end of play, with his closest challenger Erik Seidel (3,730,000) some way back. Addamo and Seidel are miles clear of the rest of the field, however, with Gal Yifrach (1,405,000) third in chips, with others in the top 10 including Dan Smith (1,085,000), Mustapha Kanit (1,060,000) and Bin Weng (975,000) all banking chips overnight.

WSOP 2021 Event #38 $50,000 High Roller
Position Player Country Chips
1st Michael Addamo Australia 5,150,000
2nd Erik Seidel U.S.A. 3,730,000
3rd Gal Yifrach U.S.A. 1,405,000
4th Dan Smith U.S.A. 1,085,000
5th Mustapha Kanit Italy 1,060,000
6th Chris Hunichen U.S.A. 995,000
7th Bin Weng U.S.A. 975,000
8th Johan Guilbert France 940,000
9th David Coleman U.S.A. 640,000
10th Leonard Maue Germany 625,000

Adam Friedman is shooting to win the $10,000 Dealer’s Choice Championship in back-to-back style and will retain his title if he can see off nine opponents on tomorrow’s final day second in chips.

Jake Schwartz is the chip leader with 1,380,000, but Friedman (1,329,000) is close to the lead and miles clear of the others, with Daniel Negreanu (457,000), Phil Hellmuth (424,000) and Mike Matusow (410,000) not only together on the leaderboard but in the seat draw for their table on the final day, with Schwartz and Friedman neighbours at the other table.

WSOP 2021 Event #36 $10,000 Dealer’s Choice
Position Player Chips
1 Jake Schwartz 1,380,000
2 Adam Friedman 1,329,000
3 Mike Gorodinsky 465,000
4 Daniel Negreanu 457,000
5 Phil Hellmuth 424,000
6 Mike Matusow 410,000
7 Matt Glantz 343,000
8 Andrew Kelsall 324,000
9 Carol Fuchs 260,000
10 Joao Vieira 182,000

Finally, Event #37 concluded on the same day it began as Karolis Sereika sealed a memorable victory after beating Pedro Pedilha to the title for the $195,310 top prize.

WSOP 2021 Event #37 $1,500 Super Turbo Bounty
Place Player Prize
1st Karolis Sereika $195,310
2nd Pedro Pedilha $120,700
3rd Lorenzo Adams $88,435
4th Pierre Calamusa $65,494
5th Steve Buell $49,033
6th Alec Gould $37,114
7th Romuald Pycior $28,406
8th Alexander Norden $21,986
9th Wing Yam $17,211
10th Rupesh Pattni $13,628

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