The latest World Series of Poker events saw a first-time winner grab gold as Tyler Cornell went wire-to-wire to win the sixth event of this year’s WSOP, the $25,000 NLHE High Roller, for the biggest top prize of the series so far, $833,289.

Tyler Cornell Wins First Bracelet for over $833,000

Players such as Mustapha Kanit and Jonathan Jaffe missed out on debut bracelets, while the man who began the final table with three, Spanish pro Adrian Mateos, finished third to miss out on the heads-up battle for the bracelet. It was a titanic tussle for the title between two American players in Cornell and his opponent Michael Liang, which you can read all about here in our final table report from the Rio in Las Vegas.

WSOP 2021 Event #6 $25,000 NLHE High Roller
Place Player Country Prize
1 Tyler Cornell U.S.A. $833,289
2 Michael Liang U.S.A. $515,014
3 Adrian Mateos Spain $381,870
4 Jonathan Jaffe U.S.A. $286,202
5 Mustapha Kanit Italy $216,842
6 Mohammad Arani U.S.A. $166,102
7 Paul Newey United Kingdom $128,654
8 Adam Hendrix U.S.A. $100,773

You can watch the final five play down to a winner in dramatic style right here.

Ray Henson Leads Dealer’s Choice Final 11

After a penultimate day of action reduced 88 players to just 11, it was Ray Henson who ended the day in the lead. With 1,365,000 chips, Henson is only marginally clear of two other player hoping to win their first WSOP jewelry in Ian O’Hara (1,310,000) and Christopher Lindner (1,260,000).

Other major players who are hovering in the middle of the pack include former WSOP bracelet winners Andrew Kelsall (835,000) and overnight chip leader Nathan Gamble, who ended the day on 480,000 chips. Others weren’t so fortunate to survive, with 15-time WSOP event winner Phil Hellmuth busting in 18th place for $4,429, Eli Elezra leading a charge late but leaving in 20th place for $3,593 and Norman Chad cashing for the same one place earlier than the four-time bracelet winner.

WSOP 2021 Event #7 $1,500 Dealer’s Choice
Position Player Chips
1 Ray Henson 1,365,000
2 Ian O’Hara 1,310,000
3 Christopher Lindner 1,260,000
4 Jaswinder Lally 880,000
5 Andrew Kelsall 835,000
6 Nathan Gamble 480,000
7 Jeremy Heartberg 405,000
8 Naoya Kihara 400,000
9 Adam Friedman 330,000
10 Craig Chait 235,000
11 Adam Kipnis 175,000

The Reunion, otherwise known as Event #4 on the 2021 WSOP schedule, welcomed 12,973 players, but after a tumultuous day at the felt, just five players remain in with a chance of winning the bracelet and top prize of over half a million dollars.

It is Long Ma in the best position to claim what will be a first WSOP bracelet for whoever wins from here. He has 260 million chips with a big blind of three million and will be desperate to seal the deal on tomorrow’s final day to scoop the gold and $513,604 top prize.

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WSOP 2021 Event #4 $500 The Reunion
Position Player Chips
1st Long Ma 260,100,000
2nd Giuliano Lentini 133,900,000
3rd Alex Vazquez 114,600,000
4th Max Tavepholjalern 114,300,000
5th Michael Eddy 27,600,000

Event #8, the $600-entry NLHE Deepstack saw an incredible 4,527 players reduced to 216 over a whirlwind first day at the felt. With Krisd Gabrialian stacking up the highest amount by far with 3,230,000 chips, almost a million clear of his nearest challenger, Shahriar Assareh with 2.3 million.

Day 2 will crown a winner, with the top prize of $281,604 the result of a prizepool of over $2.3 million.

WSOP 2021 Event #8 $600 NLHE Deepstack
Position Player Chips
1st Krisd Gabrialian 3,230,000
2nd Shahriar Assareh 2,300,000
3rd Brandon Hatter 1,875,000
4th Brad Albrinck 1,760,000
5th Roland Rokita 1,705,000
6th Noam Muallem 1,540,000
7th Nathan Manuel 1,500,000
8th Ari Mezrich 1,490,000
9th Stephen Seffense 1,455,000
10th Michael Ung 1,405,000

Finally, Event #9, the $10,000-entry Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better event aw Michael Noori bag the biggest stack after 128 entries led to only 73 surviving. Totalling 345,000 chips, Noori was followed in the chipcounts by Andrew Yen (255,000), David Benyamine (198,000), George Wolff (177,000) and Mike Gorodinsky (165,000), with a host of big names behind them in the pack such as Daniel Negreanu (127,000), Mike Matusow (132,000) and Shaun Deeb (81,000).

WSOP 2021 Event #9 $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
Position Player Chips
1st Michael Noori 345,000
2nd Jerry Wong 279,000
3rd Chad Eveslage 278,000
4th Andrew Yeh 255,000
5th Christopher Vitch 210,000
6th David Benyamine 198,000
7th Aditya Prasetyo 181,000
8th Todd Rodenborn 173,000
9th George Wolff 172,000
10th Erik Sagstrom 172,000

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