The 22nd Day of the 2021 World Series of Poker saw Josh Arieh claim the $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha final table chip lead while 16 hopefuls remain in the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship including Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier.

Arieh’s PLO final table streams on PokerGO tonight while the H.O.R.S.E. plays down to its final table of five to be broadcasted tomorrow.

Day 2 of the $1,500 PLO started with 58 players who were all guaranteed to take home at least $3,463. Ben Yu, Jan-Peter Jacthmann, Will Jaffe, and Craig Varnell were among those that fell short of a final table run. Big names such as Dan Zack (17th – $6,803), Ari Engel (15th – $8,200), and George Wolff (14th – $8,200) were limited within striking distance and the final table chip counts are as follows.

Event #39: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Final Table
Seat Name Country Chip Count
1 Robert Blair United States 2,450,000
2 Tommy Le United States 5,300,000
3 Josh Arieh United States 6,330,000
4 Ivan Deyra United States 5,110,000
5 Gabriel Andrade Ecuador 1,400,000

Big Names Chase H.O.R.S.E. Glory

The next big event to be contested on PokerGO is the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship as 16 players remain on Day 3 with their eyes on the $361,124 top prize. Kevin Gerhart leads a stacked field that also includes Benny Glaser, Chris Vitch, and David Benyamine.

Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier, who’s on the shortlist for the Poker Hall of Fame after turning 40 earlier this year, sits in 9th place prior to the start of Day 3. To date, Grospellier has one WSOP bracelet in the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship from 2011. There are only five players remaining in this event that are going for their maiden gold. The chip counts of the Final 16 are as follows with the final five returning for the PokerGO streamed final table on Saturday.

Name Country Chip Count
1 Kevin Gerhart USA 1,075,000
2 Benny Glaser UK 1,045,000
3 Chris Vitch USA 945,000
4 David Benyamine France 710,000
5 Marco Johnson USA 665,000
6 Eddie Blumenthal USA 620,000
7 Kevin Song USA 590,000
8 Jerry Wong USA 495,000
9 Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier France 493,000
10 Bryce Yockey USA 490,000
11 Brandon Shack-Harris USA 460,000
12 Jake Schwartz USA 415,000
13 Randy Ohel USA 330,000
14 Max Pescatori Italy 315,000
15 Eric Rodawig USA 180,000
16 Michael Trivett USA 115,000

What Else Is Going On?

The $2,500 No Limit Hold’em Freezeout got underway on Thursday and drew a total of 896 players of which 135 returned on Day 2. The money was reached on Day 1 as Dominkyas Mikolatis bagged the chip lead ahead of notables such as Ali Imsirovic, Jeremy Ausmus, Christian Harder, and Kevin Martin.

Lastly, the $1,500 Razz kicked off and saw a total attendance of 311 players. Just 98 players returned on Day 2 with notables such as David ‘ODB’ Baker, Frank Kassela, Amnon Fillipi, Alex Livingston, and Bryan Micon near the top of the standings.

Today, the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em Double Stack and $3,000 Limit Hold’em 6-Max get underway.

Josh Arieh, Bertrand Grospellier, ElkY