The 2021 WSOP Main Event concluded the other day, but there were a handful of other tournaments going down at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas. The final week of events included a couple of well-known Europeans winning bracelets. German pro Ole Schemion finally secured his first bracelet win, while British pro Benny Glasser snagged his fourth bracelet of his career.
2021 WSOP Event #78 $10,000 Razz Championship attracted 109 sadists who didn't mind getting kicked in the nether regions while in hot pursuit of a bracelet. The prize pool passed $1 million. Only the top 17 places paid out with more than half of those securing spots at the final table.
Notables who went deep and cashed, but missed the final table included Brad Ruben, Roland Israelasjvili, Shirley Rosario, Carlos Chadha-Villamarin, Matt Vengrin, John Racener, David Benyamine, Long Tran, and Brian Rast.
The final table in Event #78 Razz Championship included Benny Glaser, Everett Carlton, Yuri Dzivielevski, Erik Sagstrom, John Monnette, Yehuda Buchalter, Erik Seidel, and Phil Hellmuth.
Seidel is tied with Johnny Moss with nine bracelets. He was hunting bracelet #10 that would put him in an elite category with Johhny Chan, Phil Ivey, Doyle Brunson, and Hellmuth. Meanwhile, the Poker Brat was circling the Razz final table in search of bracelet #17. Hellmuth already won one this year to secure bracelet #16, but he'd like to cap off his 2021 WSOP with a double-bracelet victory. Alas, neither Hellmuth nor Seidel were able to fade eliminations. They were the first two players to exit the final table. John Monette was also trying to add another bracelet victory this year, but he met his fate in fifth place.
In a battle between USA and the UK, Benny Glasser defeated Everett Carlton heads-up for the bling. Cartlon banked $169,773 for second place, which is not too shabby, eh. Glasser earned a first-place payout worth $274,693 but he also slapped a fourth piece of bling around his wrist. He won his first bracelet in 2015 in a 2-7 Triple Draw, but won multiple bracelets in the summer of 2016 with a pair of victories in Omaha 8 including the O8 Championship.
German pro Ole Schemion was the last player standing put of 468 runners to win 2021 WSOP Event #79 $1,979 Poker Hall of Fame Bounty NL The special throwback event had a $1,979 price tag to commemorate the year of the first-ever WSOP down at Benny Binion's Horseshoe. The prize pool topped $826K with the top 71 places getting a cut of the pie.
Schemion edged out Ben Underwood heads-up for the bling and a mound of cash worth $172,500. The final eight included Dylan Wilkerson, Jerry Won, Ron Sullivan, James Alexander, Marc Rivera, and Giovani Torre.
Notables who cashed in Event #79 included... Eder Murata, Arthur Conan, Michael Gathy, Bin Liu, Maria Lampropulos, Steve Karp, Laurent Polito, Joao Vieira, Thomas Boivin, Gene Castro, Borja Gross, Arnaud Enselme, and Carlos Loving.
2021 WSOP Event #78 Razz Championship
Prize Pool: $1,016,425
Final Table Results:
1. Benny Glaser (UK) $274,693
2. Everett Carlton (USA) $169,773
3. Yuri Dzivielevski (Brazil) $123,254
4. Erik Sagstrom (Sweden) $90,859
5. John Monnette (USA) $68,025
6. Yehuda Buchalter (USA) $51,739
7. Erik Seidel (USA) $39,987
8. Phil Hellmuth (USA) $31,411