It's not much of a surprise, but the PokerGo Tour officially announced their 2021 Player of the Year and Ali Imsirovic took it down after a sensational run in PokerGo events during the inaugural season of the PGT. Imsirovic won 14 different PGT events and cashed 34 times. He earned 4,364 in points to lock up first place. PokerGo Tour's sponsor Guaranteed Rate doled out a $200,000 bonus to Imsirovic.
Taylor Black shipped the last major event in North America for 2021 when he was the last player standing in the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic at the Bellagio. The $10K event attracted 716 runners and a prize pool that fell short of $7 million. Black banked $1.24 million when he outlasted a tough final table that also included Vik Shegal, Gianluca Speranza, Lorenzo Lavis, Mohsin Charania, and David Kim.
A total of 688 entrants at the King's Casino in Rozvadov forked over €10,350 and took a shot at the 2021 WSOP Europe Main Event. When the dust settled, Czech Republic's Josef Gulas rallied from behind and edged out France's Johan Guilbert heads-up to win €1,276,712 and the coveted Main Event bracelet. The final table also included Alexander Tkatschew, Athanasios Kidas, Stanislav Koleno, Aleksandar Trajkovski, Thomas Denie, Ilija Savevski, and Brian Kamphorst.
The 2021 WSOP Europe Main Event at the King's Casino in Rozvadov is down to the final table and only seven players remain in the hunt for the bracelet. Josef Gulas from the Czech Republic bagged the chip lead heading into the final day with 20.2M. Also still alive are Alexander Tkatschew, Johan Guilbert, Athanasios Kidas, Thomas Denie, Stanislav Koleno, and Aleksandar Trajkovski. First place pays out €1,276,712.
PokerStars postponed the EPT Prague due to health and safety protocols in the Czech Republic and they rescheduled the live event for March 5, 2022 at the Hilton Prague. PokerStars also decided to bring back the EPT Online with $17 million in guaranteed prize pools in 68 events including a $1.5M guarantee for the $5,200 buy-in EPT Main Event. It will run on PokerStars.com between December 8-19 with buy-ins as low as $5.50 and topping out with a $10K Sunday Super High Roller.
Julien Martini made history with his third bracelet win and second victory this week at the 2021 World Series of Poker Europe at the King's Casino in RozVegas. Martini was the last player standing out of 61 runners in Event #12 €2,000 8-Game, and he banked €33,910 and the bracelet. Earlier in the week, Martini shipped a bracelet in Event #8 €2,500 Short Deck with a comeback victory. With three WSOP bracelets, Martini holds the current lead among French players.
The World Poker Tour continued with a stop in south Florida for the 2021 WPT Seminole Rock N Roll Poker Open at the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida. The WPT SRNRPO attracted 1,566 runners and a $5 million prize pool. Gediminas Uselis was the last player standing at the Seminole Hard Rock and he banked $778,490 for five days of work and outlasted a final table that included Clayton Maguire.
It's another Manic Monday at the King's Casino in RozVegas where the WSOP Europe played down to two more champions. Kosovo's Edmond Jahjaga was the last player standing out of 2,478 runners in the 2021 WSOP Event #5 €550 Colossus and he banked €147,775 and his first bracelet. Meanwhile, French pro Julien Martini took down his second-career bracelet with a comeback victory in Event #8 €2,500 Short Deck and in the process.
Denmark's Maximilian Klostermeier won his second-career bracelet with a victory in 2021 WSOP Europe Event #7 €5,000 PLO at King's Casino in Rozvadov. He outlasted 184 runners and banked €204,010 for first place. Other bracelet winners in RozVegas included Antonello Ferraiuolo (Italy) in Event #1 €350 Opener, Bjorn Verbakel (Netherlands) in Event #2 €550 PLO, Emil Bise (Switzerland) in Event #3 €1,350 Mini Main Event, and Samuel Stranak (Slovakia) in Event #4 €2,000 PLO.
Aussie pro Michael Addamo won his second bracelet at the 2021 World Series and his fourth overall with a victory in WSOP Event #87 $100,000 NL High Roller. Addamo outlasted 64 runners and edged out American Kevin Rabichow heads up to win $1.95 million. Addamo had a solid series with another bracelet victory in Event #38 $50,000 High Roller for a $1.1M score.
The 2021 World Series of Poker is almost over at the Rio Casino in La Vegas, but Spanish pro Leo Margets took down The Closer for $376,850 and her first bracelet. 2021 WSOP Event #83 $1,500 The Closer attracted 1,903 runners and Margets was the last player standing after besting a final table that included Stephen Song, Chris Moorman, and Cherish Andrews.
American pro Jeremy Asmus held off Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu at the final table to win 2021 WSOP Event #84 $50,000 PLO High Roller. Negreanu missed his chance to win bracelet #7 with a third-place exit, while Hellmuth lost heads up and was denied bracelet #17. Asmus outlasted 85 runners to win $1,188,918 and collect his second bracelet at the 2021 WSOP and third overall.
In the final weekend at the 2021 World Series of Poker, Spanish pro Adrian Mateos won his fourth-career bracelet with a huge score in Event #82 $250,000 Super High Roller. Mateos outlasted 33 runners and banked over $3.2 million after he defeated Ben Heath heads-up for the bling. Also, Welsh pro Robert Cowen won his first bracelet as the last player standing out of 496 entrants in Event #80 $3,000 6-Handed PLO, which paid out $280,916.
In the final week of the World Series of Poker, Benny Glasser won his fourth bracelet with a victory in 2021 WSOP Event #78 $10,000 Razz Championship by outlasting 109 entrants including a final table that featured Erik Seidel, Phil Hellmuth, Erik Sagstrom, and John Monnette. German pro Ole Schemion was the last player standing out of 468 runners to win 2021 WSOP Event #79 $1,979 Poker Hall of Fame Bounty NL for a score worth $172,499.
The 2021 WSOP Main Event is finally complete after Germany's Koray Aldemir was the last player standing out of 6,650 original runners in the $10,000 marquee event at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas. Aldemir defeated American George Holmes heads up at the final table to win his first-ever bracelet and $8 million in cash. Holmes earned $4.3 million for his magical run that unfortunately ended in second place.
The long-awaited final table of the 2021 World Series of Poker Main Event began on Tuesday at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas with a plan to play down to three players on Day 8. Germany's Koray Aldemir (246.6M) holds the chip lead with UK's Jack Oliver (77.3M) and American George Holmes (57.4M) still alive an in the hunt for the bracelet and $8 million in cash. Eliminations on Day included.... Joshua Remitio (4th place), Ozgur Secilmis (5th place), Hye Park (6th place), Alejandro Lococo (7th place), Jareth East (8th place), and Chase Bianchi (9th place).
The 2021 World Series of Poker Main Event final table is set at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas. Germany's Koray Aldemir bagged the chip lead at the end of Day 7 with 140M. The prestigious Main Event final table begins on Tuesday and also includes George Holmes, Alejandro Lococo, Joshua Remitio, Jack Oliver, Ozgur Secilmis, Hye Park, Chase Bianchi, and Jareth East. Canada's Demosthenes Kiriopoulos bubbled the final table in tenth place.
The 2021 World Series of Poker Main Event Championship completed Day 6 and only 36 players remaining out of the 96 that restarted on Sunday. Hye Park bagged the chip lead at the end of Day 6 with 29.5M. The top five also included Demosthenes Kiriopoulos, Josh Remitio, Chase Bianchi, and Koray Aldemir. When Day 7 resumes on Monday, the final 36 will play down to the final table of nine.
The World Series of Poker Main Event saw the field on Day 5 dwindle from 292 runners down to 96 remaining players. Gemrany's Koray Aldemir bagged the lead with 14.3M. Spain's Ramon Colillas began the day as the chip leader and he still retained a big stack with 12M as second overall. Jonathan Dwek, Zachary Mcdiarmid, and Jesse Lonis round out the Top 5 heading into Day 6. Chris Moneymaker, the 2003 WSOP Main Event champion, saw his run end on Day 5 with an elimination in 260th place.
Ramon Colillas, aka the Spanish Moneymaker, bagged the chip lead at the end of Day 4 with 292 players remaining at the 2021 WSOP Main Event at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas. Colillas won the first-ever PokerStars Players Championship a few years ago and he leads the WSOP Main Event with 5M. Stephen Chidwick is fourth overall, while Chris Moneymaker is still alive but shortstacked heading into Day 5.
Day 3 of the 2021 World Series of Poker Main Event has come to an end with the money bubble bursting. A total of 1,000 remain out of the 6,650 hopefuls that took a shot at the $10,000 buy-in marquee event. Jessica Cai is the current chip leader with a shade under 1.8M. Chris Moneymaker bagged 1.4M and he's ranked #11 heading into Day 4.
The numbers are official at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas. The 2021 WSOP $10,000 Main Event attracted 6,650 runners and a prize pool worth $62 million. The top 1,000 places pay out with $8 million set aside to the next champion. Everyone at the final table will lock up at least a cool million. At the start of Day 3, a total of 2,362 players returned to the Rio.
The 2021 World Series of Poker Main Event continues at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas with 5,315 runners taking a shot in the first five flights and only 3,917 of those surviving and advancing to Day 2. The sixth and final flight of the 2021 WSOP Main Event begins at noon on Tuesday with Day 1F expected to have a large field. At the same time, Day 2 begins on Tuesday for flights 1A, 1B, and 1D.
Josh Arieh won his fourth-career bracelet and his second bling at the 2021 WSOP with a big victory in Event #66 $10,000 PLO8 Championship after he outlasted a field of 208 runners to win $484,791 as the last player standing. Arieh edged out Danny Chang heads up and outgunned a final table that included Dan Colpoys, Jeff Gross, and Adam Owen. Just two weeks ago Arieh won a PLO Donkament for his third bracelet.
The PPC finally played down to a champion at the Rio Casino in the wee hours. Dan 'Jungleman' Cates binked 2021 WSOP Event #60 $50,000 Poker Players Championship for a score worth $954,020 plus his first-ever bracelet and the coveted Chip Reese Memorial Trophy. Cates survived a tough table that included Ryan Leng, Paul Volpe, Eli Elezra, Chris Brewer, and Josh Arieh.
With the WSOP Main Event Championship underway, more bracelets were up for grabs. Greece's Georgios Sotiropoulos snagged his third bracelet and second one this year with a victory in 2021 WSOP Event #65 $1,000 MINI Main Event. Sotiropoulos outlasted 3,821 runners to win $432,575 in the Mini Main. Eric Zhang won Event #63 $500 Salute to Warriors for a $102,465 score and his first bracelet.
Kevin Gerhart padded his bracelet count with a fourth-career victory when he shipped 2021 WSOP Event #62 $1,500 PLO8 for $186,789 after outlasting a field of 725 runners. Cole Ferraro was a runner-up two weeks earlier but finally broke through to the winner's circle as the last player standing out of 3,916 entrants in WSOP Event #61 $600 Deepstack Championship for $252,491. Also, Finland's Eelis Parssinen binked WSOP Event #64 $5,000 Mixed NL/PLO and outlasted 579 runners for his first bracelet.
Shaun Deeb won his fifth bracelet when he outlasted 212 runners to win 2021 WSOP Event #53 $25,000 PLO for a score worth $1,251,860. Meanwhile, Ben Yu banked $721,453 and his fourth bracelet as the last player standing in WSOP Event #56 $10,000 6-Handed NLH Championship. Brian Yoon also won his fourth bracelet with a $839,350 score in WSOP Event #57 $10,000 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship.
Adam Friedman won his fourth career bracelet and his third-consecutive $10,000 Dealers Choice Championship bracelet, while denying Phil Hellmuth his pursuit of bracelet #17. Friedman outlasted 93 entrants in WSOP Event #38 and a final table that also included Jake Schwartz, Carol Fucks, Mike Matusow, and Matt Glantz. Meanwhile, Aussie pro Michael Addamo saw his run good continue with a victory in the WSOP $50K High Roller. Addamo was the last player standing in Event #38 $50,000 High Roller and earned a first-place payout worth $1,132,968.
David 'Bakes' Baker binked his third bracelet with a slick victory in 2021 WSOP Event #34 $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw after outlasting 285 runners to win $380,475. Anthony Koutsos won his first bracelet with a victory in WSOP Event #35 $500 Freezeout NL for $167,272 after he was the last player standing out of 2,931 entries. Lithuania's Karolis Sereika outlasted 1,441 entrants to win his first bracelet in WSOP Event #37 $1,500 NL Super Turbo for a score worth $195,310.