The latest day of World Series of Poker action saw a very familiar face at the top of one event leaderboard, while a new name made it onto the roster of WSOP bracelet winners and legends took to the felt as they battled towards glory.

It’s time for a round of Rio action as Day 25 crowned a new champion and saw late drama in virtually every event.

Ryan Hansen Claims First Bracelet Win on PokerGO

The latest bracelet winner was a first-timer as Ryan Hansen fulfilled a lifelong dream to claim WSOP gold for the first time. Winning his bracelet on the live-streamed PokerGO final table, Hansen was ecstatic as he took down the $3,000-entry Six-Handed Limit Hold’em Event #44.

With some superb action seeing Hansen come back from being 2:1 down when he began his heads-up battle with Japan’s Kosei Ichinose, Hansen claimed a memorable victory and banked the top prize of $109,692 as he became champion.

WSOP 2021 Event #44 $3,000 Limit Hold’em
Place Player Country Chips
1st Ryan Hansen U.S.A. $109,692
2nd Kosei Ichinose Japan $67,796
3rd Kevin Erickson U.S.A. $46,669
4th Ken Deng U.S.A. $32,864
5th Kenny Hsiung U.S.A. $23,688
6th Steve Chanthabouasy U.S.A. $17,486

Jeff Platt the Man to Beat After Day 2 Double Stack Heroics

In the $1,000-entry Double Stack Event #43, our own Jeff Platt ended Day 2 as chip leader, with a stunning performance at the felt meaning the No Gamble, No Future co-host bagged up a top stack of over 3.3 million chips. Platt’s nearest rivals overnight are Zach Daly (2,905,000) and David Guay (2,900,000), but plenty of other sharks remain in the water, with Belgian player Sylvain Naets (2,740,000) one of them.

Some big names busted on Day 2 as 1,064 players started but only 149 survived the day’s play. Players to be eliminated included Daniel Lazrus, Dylan Line, Kathy Liebert, Anthony Spinella and Michael Gathy.

WSOP 2021 Event #43 $1,000 Double Stack
Position Player Country Chips
1 Jeff Platt U.S.A. 3,315,000
2 Zach Daly U.S.A. 2,905,000
3 David Guay Canada 2,900,000
4 Sylvain Naets Belgium 2,740,000
5 Avraham Azulay U.S.A. 2,715,000
6 Gene Harrill U.S.A. 2,610,000
7 Kathy Stahl U.S.A. 2,485,000
8 Matthew Vaughan U.S.A. 2,255,000
9 Sihao Zhang Luxembourg 2,250,000
10 Josue Aguirre Mexico 2,175,000
Jeff Platt
Jeff Platt led after Day 2 of the Double Stack, proving there’s no future with no gamble indeed.

In Event #45, the Pot Limit Omaha Championship reached the latter stages as just 18 players made the cut for Day 3, with Jonathan Witz (2,620,000) the chip leader.

He was closely followed by some real superstars in the top 10 chipcounts, however, with players such as Daniel Zack (1,845,000) and Artem Maksimov (1,400,000) just two of the players to make the upper echelons of the leaderboard at the pivotal stage.

WSOP 2021 Event #45 $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship
Position Player Country Chips
1 Jonathan Witz U.S.A. 2,620,000
2 Arthur Morris U.S.A. 2,390,000
3 Chris Sandrock U.S.A. 1,900,000
4 Daniel Zack U.S.A. 1,845,000
5 Kyle Montgomery U.S.A. 1,430,000
6 Artem Maksimov Russia 1,400,000
7 Anderson Ireland U.S.A. 1,305,000
8 Nader Younes U.S.A. 1,190,000
9 Tommy Le U.S.A. 1,000,000
10 Jordan Spurlin U.S.A. 960,000

In Event #46, the $800 Deepstack event saw Alejandro Andión lead the remaining 120 players on Day 1 after 2,053 entries were whittled down during a fast and furious day at the felt.

With Joel Orum (1,705,000) and Tomasso Briotti (1,675,000) closest behind the leader, others to survive included James Moor (975,000) and Eric Baldwin (720,000) while stars such as Ryan Riess, Ari Engel, Jesse Sylvia and16-time bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth all hit the rail.

WSOP 2021 Event #46 $800 Deepstack
Position Player Country Chips
1 Alejandro Andion Argentina 2,400,000
2 Joel Orum Canada 1,705,000
3 Tommaso Briotti Italy 1,675,000
4 Jonas Wexler U.S.A. 1,630,000
5 William Blais Canada 1,600,000
6 Koray Aldemir Austria 1,380,000
7 Xiao Yu U.S.A. 1,345,000
8 Virab Zakaryan U.S.A. 1,345,000
9 Itzhak Ashkenazi Israel 1,325,000
10 Gregory Giannokostas U.S.A. 1,275,000

Just 82 survivors emerged from 421 entries in the $5,000 Freezeout Event #47, with Daniel Negreanu (617,000) and Daniel Lazrus (597,000) both hovering behind chip leader Jamie Sequeira (1,070,000).

Other stars of the felt such as Finnish tournament and cash game player Joni Jouhkimainen (559,000) and WSOP Main Event runner-up Tony Miles (429,000) survived, but other big names busted, such as Chance Kornuth, Paul Newey and Manig Loeser.

WSOP 2021 Event #47 $5,000 Freezeout
Position Player Country Chips
1 Jamie Sequeira Canada 1,070,000
2 Benjamin Chalot France 733,000
3 Daniel Rezaei Austria 702,000
4 Daniel Negreanu Canada 617,000
5 Daniel Lazrus U.S.A. 597,000
6 Ivan Galinec Croatia 561,000
7 Joni Jouhkimainen Finland 559,000
8 Johan Martinet Mexico 450,000
9 Jongwook Lee South Korea 430,000
10 Tony Miles U.S.A. 429,000

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