2021 WSOP Day 24: JC Tran Flying High in the $10K PLO
Table Of Contents
- Tran looking To End 11-Year Bracelet Drought in the $10K PLO Championship
- Event #45: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship Day 1 Top 10 Chips Counts
- Presley Shakes Up Double Stack Day 1b Field
- Event #43: $1,000 Double Stack Day 1b Top 10 Chip Counts
- Hsiung Leads $3K 6-Max Limit Hold’em Final Ten
- Event #44: $3,000 6-Handed Limit Hold’em Day 2 Top 10 Chip Counts
It is difficult to believe we are 24 days into the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) but that is exactly where we are at. The 24th day of the series saw a trio of champions crowned, and three other events march towards awarding coveted gold bracelets.
Kevin Gerhart triumphed in Event #40: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. and collected $361,124 plus his third WSOP bracelet. Gerhart denied Marco Johnson what would have been his third career bracelet.
Carlos Chang took down Event #41: $2,500 Freezeout for $364,589 and went on to pose for the best winner’s photo of the 2021 WSOP, while Bradley Ruben joined the three-time WSOP champion club in Event #42: $1,500 Razz.
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Tran looking To End 11-Year Bracelet Drought in the $10K PLO Championship
JC Tran last won a bracelet in 2009 when he was the last man standing in the $2,500 Pot-Limit Omaha event. Now he has a chance of ending his 11-year bracelet drought in the same discipline but in the $10,000 championship edition.
Tran was one of 131 players to make it through Day 1 of Event #45: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship, from a starting field of 317. The man from Sacramento, California, crammed 348,500 chips into an overnight bag when the curtain came down on Day 1, which are enough chips for fifth-place on the Day 1 leaderboard.
Although Tran progressed with a healthy stack, he trails Chris Sandrock by some distance. Sandrock finished with 748,500 chips in his arsenal, 215,000 more than Arthur Morris on 533,500. Michael Kuney (472,500) and Travis Pearson (360,000) make up the top five.
Day 2 will be crammed full of talent, not least Sam Soverel (278,500), Toby Lewis (273,500), and Brandon Shack-Harris (212,000).
Lurking in the wings are two of online poker’s legends. Swedish duo Niklas Astedt (172,500) and Simon Mattsson (40,500) have made a rare live poker appearance, although the latter is one of the shortest stacks in the field.
Play resumes at 2:00 p.m. on October 24 and could see more players buy in because late registration remains open until the start of the day.
Event #45: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship Day 1 Top 10 Chips Counts
|1||Chris Sandrock||United States||748,500|
|2||Arthur Morris||United States||533,500|
|3||Michael Kuney||United States||472,500|
|4||Travis Pearson||United States||360,000|
|5||JC Tran||United States||348,500|
|6||Anderson Ireland||United States||345,000|
|9||Julian Millard-Feral||United States||288,000|
|10||Brett Richey||United States||286,000|
Presley Shakes Up Double Stack Day 1b Field
Terry Presley thoroughly enjoyed himself on Day 1b of Event #43: $1,000 Double Stack, bagging up not only the most chips of the second and final flight but of the entire tournament. Presley finished Day 1b armed with 828,000 chips and is hopeful of going all the way and netting some poker gold.
Presley was already one of the big stack when he won a huge pot during the 11th level of the flight. He called a shove with a flush draw and gutshot straight draw and got there against his opponents flopped two pair.
Some 562 players from the 2,054 starters punched their Day 2 tickets. Among them are a whole host of stellar names and well-known faces.
Four-time bracelet winner Asi Moshe (462,000) is in the current top five, while Daniel Lazrus (443,500) is yet another star looking for his third bracelet. Others safely through include Joao Simao (301,000), Niall Farrell (222,000), David Pham (205,000), Ari Engel (156,500), Barry Shulman (111,500), and former Main Event champion Martin Jacobson (106,500).
Day 2 shuffles up and deal at 10:00 a.m. on October 24 and sees 1,068 players return to their seats, and another ten levels are scheduled.
Event #43: $1,000 Double Stack Day 1b Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Terry Presley||United States||828,000|
|3||Ting Ho||United States||580,500|
|4||Matthew Vaughan||United States||545,500|
|6||Daniel Lazrus||United States||443,500|
|7||Thomas Brown||United States||435,000|
|8||David Nowling||United States||433,500|
|9||Tim Reilly||United States||420,000|
|10||Eric Baldwin||United States||395,000|
Hsiung Leads $3K 6-Max Limit Hold’em Final Ten
Day 2 of Event #44: $3,000 6-Handed Limit Hold’em saw the 78 returnees reduced to only ten over the course of ten levels of limit hold’em action. When the dust settled, Kenny Hsiung was the chip leader after bagging up 1,171,000 chips.
Hsiung won the full ring edition of this event in 2012 so already knows what is needed to become a WSOP champion. Hsiung hold the chip lead at the restart, but two of his opponents also have seven-figure stacks.
Second-placed Kevin Erikson has 1,139,000 chips while Ryan Hansen has 1,115,000 chips.
Each of the final ten players has reached this stage on merit and would be a worthy champion. Ray Henson, who finished Day 1 as the tournament’s chip leader, is the shortest stack, but still has a chance to add a WSOP bracelet to the five WSOP Circuit rings he possesses.
Play resumes at 2:00 p.m. on October 24 and continues until a champion is crowned.
Event #44: $3,000 6-Handed Limit Hold’em Day 2 Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Kenny Hsiung||United States||1,171,000|
|2||Kevin Erikson||United States||1,139,000|
|3||Ryan HansenUnited States||1,115,000|
|4||John HoangUnited States||783,000|
|5||Steve Chanthanousay||United States||744,000|
|7||Justin Moeller||United States||378,000|
|8||Ken Deng||United States||321,000|
|9||John Cavanagh||United States||207,000|
|10||Ray Henson||United States||151,000|
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