2021 WSOP Day 20: Friedman After a Three-Peat as Negreanu and Hellmuth Advance to Final 10 in $10K Dealer's Choice
Table Of Contents
- Friedman Look to Become a Three-Time Champion of Event #36: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship
- Seat Draw Day 3 Event #36: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship
- Remaining Payouts
- Michael Addamo Bags Day 1 Chip Lead of Event #38: $50,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed
- Event #38 Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts
Day 20 of the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) featured another full day of poker action at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in sunny Las Vegas with Oct. 18 featuring six bracelet events.
Four players were awarded WSOP bracelets including David “Bakes” Baker winning the Event #34: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw for his third bracelet and Michael Noori (Event #30: $1,500 Monster Stack), Anthony Koutsos (Event #35: $500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em), Karolis Sereika (Event #37: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Super Turbo) won their first bracelets.
Two huge events will see bracelets awarded on another day. Adam Friedman is attempting a three-peat in Event #36: $10,000 Dealer's Choice with 10 players left. Phil Hellmuth, who recently won his 16th gold bracelet is still alive in the hunt for his historic 17th bracelet, while GGPoker Ambassador Daniel Negreanu is hunting for his sixth.
The $50,000 High Roller witnessed two-time WSOP bracelet winner Michael Addamo and nine-time WSOP champion Erik Seidel on the top of the leaderboard after the opening day with late registration still open until the start of Day 2.
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Friedman Look to Become a Three-Time Champion of Event #36: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship
The penultimate day of Event #36: $10,000 Dealer’s Choice Championship has come to a completion. After a solid twelve hours on the felt, the tournament has reached its final 10 players.
Heading into the final day all eyes will be on Adam Friedman and his attempt at a three-peat in this very event. He is currently the reigning two-time winner of this Championship event. This would be an amazing feat for a multitude of reasons, the $10,000 buy-in and dealer’s choice as two of the main ones. To complete a three-peat of such an event would be something to be remembered for many years to come.
Also looking to further cement his legendary status in WSOP history is none other than Phil Hellmuth. He has had a ridiculous start to this year’s WSOP, with multiple final tables as well as his 16th gold bracelet already locked up, Hellmuth will be going for #17 just three days after winning #16 in the Event #31: $1,500 Deuce to Seven Triple Draw. Look for Hellmuth to keep everyone on their toes as he goes for even more WSOP gold and history,
Joining Hellmuth and Friedman in the quest for cash and WSOP gold are none other than Mike Matusow and Daniel Negreanu, each looking to add a new bracelet to their respective collections.
Seat Draw Day 3 Event #36: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship
|1||2||Adam Friedman||United States||1,329,000|
|1||3||Jake Schwartz||United States||1,380,000|
|1||4||Mike Gorodinsky||United States||465,000|
|1||6||Carol Fuchs||United States||260,000|
|2||2||Phil Hellmuth||United States||424,000|
|2||3||Andrew Kelsall||United States||324,000|
|2||5||Matt Glantz||United States||343,000|
|2||6||Mike Matusow||United States||410,000|
The play on day 2 was very fast right out of the gate with eliminations coming at a rapid pace. Johannes Becker, Ari Engel, and Sorel Mizzi all made early exits. As the players inched closer to the money bubble, however, things began to slow. It was not until near the end of level 15 that the money was reached. Benny Glaser has the misfortune of being the true bubble as he finished 15th when his ace-high failed to hold against the king-high of Friedman in No-Limit Hold’em.
After the money bubble burst, there were a few quick eliminations as Chip Jett (14th - $17,103), Ryan Miller (13th - $17,103), Scott Seiver (12th - $20,726), and Ray Henson (11th - $20,726) all hit the rail, but each exited with cash for their efforts.
The remaining ten players will return Wednesday afternoon and play for a coveted WSOP gold bracelet and the $248,350 first-place cash.
Please stay tuned to PokerNews for live updates of this, as well as every 2021 WSOP event, or live here at The Rio Hotel and Casino in the Amazon Room where the final 10 players will be returning Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. (PST) local time where they will play down to one winner.
|Place||Prize (in USD)|
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Michael Addamo Bags Day 1 Chip Lead of Event #38: $50,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed
Event #38: $50,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed attracted 72 entries of poker's finest in attendance on its opening day with 21 of them finding a bag into Wednesday's Day 2.
Australian superstar Michael Addamo bagged the biggest stack with (5,150,000). Addamo has more than 14 million in career tournament earnings, including three wins last month in September on the PokerGo Tour, totaling more than $5,000,000.
Other notables to move on to Day 2 include Dan Smith (1,085,000), Seth Davies (430,000), Gal Yifrach (1,405,000), Stephen Chidwick (355,000), and Erik Seidel (3,730,000).
Event #38 Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts
|2||Erik Seidel||United States||3,730,000||149|
|3||Gal Yifrach||United States||1,405,000||56|
|4||Dan Smith||United States||1,085,000||43|
|6||Chris Hunichen||United States||995,000||40|
|7||Bin Weng||United States||975,000||39|
|9||David Coleman||United States||640,000||26|
Those who did not find a bag but will have a chance to enter tomorrow include, Jason Koon, Joe McKeehen, Cary Katz, and David Peters.
Day 2 will begin at 2 p.m. local time on Wednesday, October 20th. Players are able to register until the start of the day. Play will resume with the blinds at 10,000/25,000/25,000 and will continue until there are five players remaining.
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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
- 28 2021 WSOP Day 28: Stars Turn Out For $25K PLO High Roller; Deeb Flying High
- 29 2021 WSOP Day 29: Lamb Registers Late In $25K PLO and Bags Lead
- 30 2021 WSOP Day 30: Ka Kwan Lau On Course For $25K PLO Bracelet
- 31 2021 WSOP Day 31: Kolev Leads the $10K 6-Handed NLHE Championship
- 32 WSOP 2021 Day 32: Yockey Bags $50k Poker Players Championship Day 1 Chip Lead
- 33 2021 WSOP Day 33: Volpe and Cates Lead Final 35 of the $50K Poker Players Championship
- 34 2021 WSOP Day 34: Ryan Leng Leads Final 10 in the $50K PPC
- 35 2021 WSOP Day 35: Eli Elezra Leads Final 5 in the $50K Poker Players Championship
- 36 2021 WSOP Day 36: Main Event Underway, Brunson Up to Old Tricks
- 37 2021 WSOP Day 37: Three Bracelet-Winners Crowned as Main Event Continues
- 38 2021 WSOP Day 38: Aleksandr Shevlyakov Bags Overall Chip Lead on Day 1c of the Main Event
- 39 2021 WSOP Day 39: Main Event Breaks Through 4,500 Entrants; Ajayi Tops Counts
- 40 2021 WSOP Day 40: Joe Hachem Back in Form on Day 1e of the Main Event
- 41 2021 WSOP Day 41: Rameez Shahid Leads Main Event as Phil Hellmuth Makes Grand Entrance
- 42 2021 WSOP Day 42: Main Event Whittled to 2,362 Players
- 43 2021 WSOP Day 43: Jessica Cai Leads After Main Event Bubble Bursts
- 44 2021 WSOP Day 44: Ramon Colillas Bags Day 4 Chip Lead in WSOP Main Event
- 45 2021 WSOP Day 45: Aldemir Claims Main Event Chip Lead After Day 5
- 46 2021 WSOP Day 46: Park Leads the Final 36 in the Main Event
- 47 2021 WSOP Day 47: Yuval Bronshtein Leads Final Four in $10K Stud Hi-Lo Championship in Hunt for Third Bracelet
- 48 2021 WSOP Day 48: Lisandro Leads Hellmuth After $10,000 Razz Championship Day 1
- 49 2021 WSOP Day 49: Hellmuth Hunting for Bracelet #17 as Dzivielevski Leads Final 14 in $10K Razz Championship
- 50 2021 WSOP Day 50: Benny Glaser Hunting for 4th Bracelet with Heads-Up Lead in $10K Razz Championship
- 51 2021 WSOP Day 51: Glaser, Schemion, Cowen and Wheeler Pick Up Bracelets; Mateos Chip Leads in $250K SHR
- 52 2021 WSOP Day 52: Jason Koon Leads $50K High Roller
- 53 2021 WSOP Day 53: Holz In Front In The $100K High Roller
- 54 2021 WSOP Day 54: Michael Addamo Leads Final Five in $100K High Roller