2021 WSOP Day 2: Hellmuth In The Hunt For 16th Bracelet
Table Of Contents
- Hellmuth Reaches $25,000 H.O.R.S.E Final Table; Glaser Leads the Way
- $25,000 H.O.R.S.E. Final Table Chip Counts
- Alfa Bags Reunion Day 1A Chip Lead
- The Reunion End of Day 1a Top 10 Chip Counts
- Stephen Leads the Way in the $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo Event
- $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low Top 10 Chip Counts
- What’s In Store For Day 3 of the 2021 WSOP?
Day 2 of the 2021 World Series of Poker was packed with action from start to finish. Two players got their hands on coveted gold WSOP bracelets, while 15-time WSOP champion Phil Hellmuth punched his Day 3 tickets in the star-studded $25,000 H.O.R.S.E. event.
Caesars Palace dealer Jimmy Barnett became a WSOP champion for the first time when he was the last man standing in Event #1: $500 Casino Employees event. Barnett, originally from California but now living in Nevada, banked $39,013.
Jeremy Ausmus won his second bracelet and $48,681 in Event #3: $1,000 COVID-19 Charity Relief Event. Ausmus outlasted 265 opponents on his way to glory.
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Hellmuth Reaches $25,000 H.O.R.S.E Final Table; Glaser Leads the Way
The $25,000 H.O.R.S.E event is down to only nine players and what an incredible group they are. Big hands came thick and fast on Day 2 of this high-stakes event, including the final hand of the evening.
British mixed game specialist, and three-time WSOP champion, Benny Glaser busted Roland Israelashvili and Daniel Negreanu on the last hand of the night. Irsaelashvili bowed out in 11th, Negreanu tenth, while Glaser soared into the chip lead with 2,590,000 chips.
All eyes will be on Phil Hellmuth when the nine-handed final table commences at 2:00 p.m. PST on October 2 because the self-proclaimed "Poker Brat" has a legitimate chance of winning his 16th WSOP bracelet.
Hellmuth nor Glaser will have matters their own way because each of their opponents has reached this final table on merit. Jesse Klein (1,800,000), David Benyamine (1,680,000), Philip Sternheimer (865,00), Day 1 chip leader Chad Eveslage (860,000), Ben Yu (830,000), Matt Glantz (410,000), and DJ Buckley (160,000) will all fancy their chances of WSOP glory.
$25,000 H.O.R.S.E. Final Table Chip Counts
Alfa Bags Reunion Day 1A Chip Lead
The eagerly anticipated Event #4: $500 The Reunion No-Limit Hold’em drew in a field of 2,649 entries on the first of three starting flights, which helps push the prize pool towards the $5 million guarantee the WSOP placed on it.
Only 129 players made it through to Day 2 at the first attempt, and nobody bagged up more chips than David Alfa. The man from Austin, Texas, finished the opening flight with a tournament-leading stack of 3,070,000 chips, which has done his chances of winning a bracelet no harm at all.
Alfa has two WSOP Circuit rings on his poker resume, but a bracelet eludes him. Perhaps that will change over the next couple of days.
The Reunion End of Day 1a Top 10 Chip Counts
Three players who already have bracelets safely navigated their way to Day 2. Two-time WSOP champion Ryan Leng (2,500,000), Joey Weissman (2,275,000), and Ryan Laplante (2,100,000) all progressed with sizeable stacks.
Day 1B commences at 10:00 a.m. PST on October 2, and PokerNews’ Live Reporting team will be with you every step of the way.
Stephen Leads the Way in the $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo Event
Day 1 of Event #5: $1,500 Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or Better has reached its conclusion after 15 levels of play. The event drew 607 entries and only 230 of those starters progressed to Day 2.
Christopher Stephen leads the pack courtesy of accumulating 206,500 chips before the curtain came down on proceedings. Two-time WSOP champion Dan Heimiller (177,000) is hot on Stephen’s heels while Robert Mizrachi, a man with four gold bracelets, returns to the fray with 173,500 chips. Mizrachi ran golden during Day 1, scooping three pots with quads, according to his tablemates.
Day 2 commences at 2:00 p.m. on October 2. The plan is to complete another 11 levels or until only five players remain, whichever comes first.
$1,500 Omaha Hi-Low Top 10 Chip Counts
What’s In Store For Day 3 of the 2021 WSOP?
October 2 is Day 3 of the 2021 World Series of Poker, and what an incredible day of poker it should be. The day kicks off with the second of three $500 Reunion flights. The first flight drew in more than 2,600 players, so Day 1b should be even busier with it taking place on a weekend.
Two events crown their champions: the $25,000 H.O.R.S.E. and the $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo. Both those events shuffle up and deal at 2:00 p.m. PT, and PokerNews will be on the ground to give you a blow-by-blow account of what is going on.
An hour after those two tournaments begin, the $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed kicks off. We are expecting to see some of the world’s elite players head to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino for this high-stakes affair.
|10:00 a.m.||Event #4: $500 The Reunion Flight B|
|2:00 p.m.||Event #2: $25,000 H.O.R.S.E. Day 3|
|2:00 p.m.||Event #5: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo Day 2|
|3:00 p.m.||Event #6: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed|
In this Series
- 1 2021 WSOP Day 1: Series Underway With Star-Studded $25k H.O.R.S.E.
- 2 2021 WSOP Day 2: Hellmuth In The Hunt For 16th Bracelet
- 3 2021 WSOP Day 3: Drinan On Course For His Second Bracelet
- 4 2021 WSOP Day 4: Cornell In Pole Position For First Bracelet
- 5 2021 WSOP Day 5: Negreanu, Matusow, Seidel, and Hellmuth Advance in the $10K LO8 Championship
- 6 2021 WSOP Day 6: Phil Hellmuth Chasing 16th Bracelet Deep in the $10K LO8 Championship
- 7 2021 WSOP Day 7: Hellmuth Four Players Away From Bracelet #16
- 8 2021 WSOP Day 8: Deeb Looking For Bracelet #5
- 9 2021 WSOP Day 9: FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver Headlines $10K Limit Final Table; Racener Leads
- 10 2021 WSOP Day 10: Brian Yoon Hunting for Fourth Bracelet
- 11 2021 WSOP Day 11: Hellmuth In The Hunt Again; Reaches Another Final Table
- 12 2021 WSOP Day 12: Negreanu Hunting for Seventh Bracelet
- 13 2021 WSOP Day 13: Five Left in Milly Maker; Marle Cordeiro Among Last 17 in Ladies Event
- 14 2021 WSOP Day 14: Vanessa Kade Racks Up Fifth Cash of the Series
- 15 2021 WSOP Day 15: Zinno On Course For Fourth Bracelet
- 16 2021 WSOP Day 16: Kornuth Reaches Back-to-Back $10K Short Deck Finals
- 17 2021 WSOP Day 17: Phil Hellmuth Hunting for 16th Bracelet with 10 Remaining in $1,500 NL 2-7 Lowball
- 18 2021 WSOP Day 18: Elezra in the Mix For His Fifth Bracelet
- 19 2021 WSOP Day 19: David “Bakes” Baker Hunting for Third Bracelet at $1,500 Triple Draw Final Table
- 20 2021 WSOP Day 20: Friedman After a Three-Peat as Negreanu and Hellmuth Advance to Final 10 in $10K Dealer's Choice
- 21 2021 WSOP Day 21: Addamo Flying High In Yet Another High Roller
- 22 2021 WSOP Day 22: Arieh Positions Himself For Bracelet #3
- 23 2021 WSOP Day 23: Gerhart, Johnson, and Shack-Harris Seeking Third Bracelets with Five Remaining in $10K H.O.R.S.E.
- 24 2021 WSOP Day 24: JC Tran Flying High in the $10K PLO
- 25 2021 WSOP Day 25: Elezra and Matusow Hunting for Fifth Bracelets in the $10K PLO Championship
- 26 2021 WSOP Day 26: Soverel Leads the Charge in the NL 2-7 Single Draw Championship
- 27 2021 WSOP Day 27: Glaser Leads Final 8 $10K NL 2-7 Championship as Negreanu Alive Hunting for Seventh Bracelet