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.
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|
|7||Paul Newey||United Kingdom||$128,654|
You can watch the final five play down to a winner in dramatic style right here.
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|
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.
|WSOP 2021 Event #4 $500 The Reunion|
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|
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|