2021 WSOP Day 29: Lamb Registers Late In $25K PLO and Bags Lead
Table Of Contents
- Ben Lamb Leads $25K PLO After Registering Late
- Event #53: $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller Top 10 Chip Counts
- Dany Georges Claims Chip Lead in Huge Seniors Championship Day 1b Field
- Event #52: $1,000 Seniors Championship Top 10 Chip Counts
- Brian Rast Bags Big in the $2,500 Nine-Game
- Event #54: $2,500 Nine-Game Mix 6-Handed Top 10 Chip Counts
Day 29 of the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) was an uncharacteristic quite day with no new champions crowned and only three events in action at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Do not mistake a lack of tournaments for a lack of action because chips were flying all day long in the $1,000 Seniors Championship, $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller, and a brand new event in the $2,500 Nine-Game Mix.
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Ben Lamb Leads $25K PLO After Registering Late
Ben Lamb was one of a host of stars who took advantage of the extended late registration period in Event #53: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller. He bought in during Level 11 when the blinds were 1,500/3,000/3,000a, and received 150,000 chips. Fastforward to conclusion of the 20th level and Lamb was sat behind a stack of 3,885,000 chips.
Lamb already has a WSOP bracelet to his name after winning the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship in 2011. he is now on course to win another piece of poker jewelry because he goes into Day 3 with a substantial chip lead over the remaining 24 players.
Day 2 started with 116 players but the attendance figure grew up to late registration slamming shut. The top 32 finishers received a slice of the $5,008,500 prize pool, and it was Lamb who sent all the players into the money. Lamb busted Ian Bradley in 33rd place when his flush got there against Bradley’s flopped two pair.
The field lost the likes of Ben Diebold, Ian O’Hara, and bracelet winners Ben Yu, Joseph Cheong, Scott Seiver, and Chance Kornuth before the end of play.
While Lamb is by far the chip leader going into Day 3, there are some incredibly talented players in the chasing pack.
Joao Vieira (2,805,000) is Lamb’s nearest rival while David Benyamine (2,340,000), Bryce Yockey (1,420,000), and Jeremy Ausmus (1,280,000) have top ten stacks.
Lurking outside the top ten are stars including PLO specialist Tommy Le (1,035,000), four-time bracelet winner Shaun Deeb (975,000), and short-stacked high-stakes cash game grinder Ka Kwan Lau (525,000).
The returning players have locked up $44,807 but there is $1,251,860 awaiting the eventual champion.
Event #53: $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Ben Lamb||United States||3,885,000|
|3||Nathan Zimnik||United States||2,535,000|
|5||LaDarren Banks||United States||2,000,000|
|6||Farhad Jamasi||United States||1,480,000|
|8||Bryce Yockey||United States||1,420,000|
|9||Charles Sinn||United States||1,335,000|
|10||Jeremy Ausmus||United States||1,280,000|
Dany Georges Claims Chip Lead in Huge Seniors Championship Day 1b Field
Day 1b of Event #52: $1,000 Seniors Championship drew in a massive crowd of 2,972 entrants, surpassing the 2,432 who chose Day 1a to start their quest for glory. When the curtain came down on Day 1b, only 622 players punched their Day 2 tickets, and nobody bagged up more chips than Dany Georges (464,000).
Georges finished with 92,000 chips more than anyone else in the Day 1b field, with Scott Sisler (372,000), Mike Rutter (345,000), Ali Pabarja (336,500), and Randy Marker (311,500) making up to the top five in the overnight counts.
Poker legend Barry Greenstein (156,500) made it through to Day 2, as did defending champion Howard Mash (127,000), and Dan Heimiller (88,500) .
Play resumes at 10:00 a.m. on October 29 and sees 811 of the returning 1,108 players finish in the money and receive at least $1,601. Ten 60-minute levels are scheduled which should be enough to whittle the field down towards the final table.
Event #52: $1,000 Seniors Championship Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Dany Georges||United States||464,000|
|2||Scott Sisler||United States||372,000|
|3||Mike Ruter||United States||345,000|
|4||Ali Pabarja||United States||336,500|
|5||Randy Marker||United States||311,500|
|6||Steven Sheldon||United States||309,500|
|7||Billy Sewell||United States||297,000|
|10||Matthew Shihedeh||United States||284,500|
Brian Rast Bags Big in the $2,500 Nine-Game
A new event kicked off on Day 29, Event #54: $2,500 Nine-Game 6-Handed. The mixed game format proved popular with 319 players buying in, but only 136 players made it through the shark-infested Day 1 field.
Kao Saechao (240,000) leapt to the top of the chip counts before the final break of the night after he came out on the right side of a confrontation with Randy Ohel and Adam Friedman. Saechao holds a narrow lead over Brian Rast (212,100) who is fresh off winning his fifth WSOP bracelet.
Poker Hall of Fame nominee Eli Elezra (196,100) bagged up a top five stack, but those are not the only superstars to keep an eye out for as this tournament marches towards crowning is champion.
Three-time WSOP champion Kevin Gerhart (158,300) is in the hunt with a healthy stack, while mixed game specialist Robert Mizrachi (138,000), Maria Ho (135,900), Josh Arieh (129,700), Mike Matusow (97,700), Greg Mueller (78,500), and Daniel Negreanu (62,000) also bagged up chips at the close of play.
Day 2 shuffles up and deals at 2:00 p.m. local time on October 29, and another ten 60-minute levels are on the cards.
Event #54: $2,500 Nine-Game Mix 6-Handed Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Kao Saechao||United States||240,000|
|2||Brian Rast||United States||212,100|
|3||Paul Holder||United States||201,500|
|4||Peiwen Wang||United States||201,400|
|5||Eli Elezra||United States||196,100|
|6||Ryan Himes||United States||190,900|
|7||Ray Henson||United States||190,600|
|10||Matt Szymaszek||United States||168,900|
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