Bradley Jansen Wins First WSOP Gold Bracelet in Event #15: $1,500 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em ($313,403)
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Bradley Jansen of Hubertus, Wisconsin defeated France's Jeremy Malod in heads-up play to claim the gold bracelet in Event #15: $1,500 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em at the 2021 World Series of Poker. Jansen wins the WSOP gold bracelet and $313,403 for the victory.
The three-day event attracted 1,450 entries to generate a $1,935,750 prize pool. The popular six-handed format saw cashing finishes from notable players Darren Elias (54th $5,282), Upeshka De Silva (47th $6,170), Jun Obara (41st $7,329) and Melanie Weisner (17th $17,141).
Jansen owns a law practice in Wisconsin and considers himself somewhere in-between a professional and recreational player. He won a WSOP Circuit ring in Milwaukee in 2019 and this is his first WSOP gold bracelet in three cashing times at the 2021 WSOP. He previously found the money in Event #7: Dealer’s Choice and Event #13: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em.
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Event #15: $1,500 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Final Table Results
|1||Bradley Jansen||United States||$313,403|
|3||Ryan Pedigo||United States||$136,070|
|4||Sean Hegarty||United States||$96,919|
|5||Ryan Andrada||United States||$70,013|
|6||Jesse Yaginuma||United States||$51,305|
|7||Mark Liedtke||United States||$38,146|
“It feels great,” Jansen said in a post-win interview with PokerNews. “I’ve gone through this moment in my head many times before and when it actually gets here it’s unreal. Last night I thought about it a lot and I thought about what I was going to do and how I would react. It’s easy to get ahead of yourself. It’s just a really special day.”
Jansen’s win didn’t come easy. He came from behind after Malod held nearly 70% of the chips at one point in final table action.
“I made a lot of adjustments today. Especially when we were three and four-handed. Malod had a ton of chips and the short stacks were trying to ladder up and I was stuck in the middle.”
Fortunes changed for Jansen when the match reached heads-up play.
“When we got heads-up I just ran like the sun and I make a bunch of big hands. (Malod) played great. I don’t think there was anything he could have done to change the outcome.”
Jansen’s WSOP isn’t over yet, but he has important business to attend to before he returns to try to win his second bracelet of the series.
“I’m going home tomorrow and I can’t wait. I’m coming back out in a couple of days but I can’t wait to go home to celebrate with my wife Katherine and my kid.
“My wife is my rock when it comes to poker. We have a 7-month old daughter at home that I can’t wait to get home and see. I’m going home tomorrow and I can’t wait. I’m coming back out in a couple of days but I can’t wait to go home.”
Jansen credits a lot of his success to her unconditional support.
“She tells me to go out and do my thing. Someone believing in me means all the difference in the world. I think that’s why I’ve had so much success the last couple of years. Her faith in me keeps me grounded and I couldn’t be more blessed.”
Final Table Action
Day 3 started with two tables of four and quickly moved to a single final table after Jon Baylor hit the rail in eighth place. Seven-handed play continued for more than an hour before Mark Liedtke was eliminated by Jansen’s pocket queens.
Jesse Yaginuma went on an early run on Day 3, but it was cut short with a sixth-place finish when he called Malod’s shove and his ace-king couldn’t improve against Malod’s queens. Ryan Andrada finished not far behind in fifth when he shoved with king-jack and Malod sent him away with ace-ten.
Sean Hegarty finished in fourth when he clashed with the other remaining short stack, Ryan Pedigo. Pedigo managed to double again before being eliminated by Malod in third place.
Malod and Jansen came into the final day as the two chip leaders and they were the last two standing to battle for the gold bracelet. Malod held a huge advantage going into heads-up play, but Jansen chipped away early before the turning point came when he made straight on the river and Malod shoved. This hand flipped the chip counts and Malod was left with less than 20 big blinds.
Jansen closed the deal after just over an hour of heads-up play when a six fell on the river to complete his runner-runner straight.
This wraps up coverage of Event #15: $1,500 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em. Be sure to keep it here every day of the 2021 World Series of Poker for coverage of all the action as it happens from the PokerNews live reporting team.
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In this Series
- 1 Caesars Palace Dealer Jimmy Barnett Crowned Casino Employees Champion
- 2 Jesse Klein Tilts Hellmuth on Way to 2021 WSOP $25K H.O.R.S.E. Win for $552,182
- 3 Jeremy Ausmus Wins First Gold Bracelet of the 2021 World Series of Poker
- 4 Long Ma Tops Near 13,000-Player Field to Win The Reunion and First WSOP Bracelet
- 5 Connor Drinan Wins Second Bracelet in Event #5: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
- 6 Tyler Cornell Gets Signature Victory in 2021 WSOP Event #6: $25,000 High Roller ($833,289)
- 7 Jaswinder "Jesse" Lally Wins 2021 WSOP Event #7: $1,500 Dealers Choice 6-Handed ($97,915)
- 8 Aces in the Final Hand as Zhi Wu Wins Event #8: $600 Deepstack ($281,604)
- 9 Ari Engel Wins Second WSOP Bracelet in $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 Championship; Hellmuth Fifth
- 10 Michael Perrone Wins 2021 WSOP Event #10: $1,000 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold’em ($152,173)
- 11 Jason Koon Wins Maiden WSOP Bracelet in Event #11: $25K Heads-Up Championship ($243,981)
- 12 Yuval Bronshtein Wins Second WSOP Bracelet in Event #12: $1,500 Limit Hold'em
- 13 Harvey Mathews Wins Event #13: $3,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em ($371,914)
- 14 Lebron Captures Gold; Wins 2021 WSOP Event #14: $1,500 7-Card Stud
- 15 Bradley Jansen Wins First WSOP Gold Bracelet in Event #15: $1,500 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em ($313,403)
- 16 John Monnette Wins Fourth WSOP Bracelet in Event #16: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship ($245,680)
- 17 Vladimir Peck Wins 2021 WSOP Event #18: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball ($134,390)
- 18 DJ Alexander Captures 1st WSOP Bracelet in Event #20: GGPoker Flip & Go ($180,665)
- 19 Phil Hellmuth Denied 16th Bracelet as Anthony Zinno Wins His 3rd in the $10K Stud Championship
- 20 Dylan Linde Wins His First WSOP Bracelet in Event #21: $1,500 Mixed Omaha Hi-Lo ($170,269)
- 21 Michael Prendergast Wins Maiden Bracelet in Event #24: $600 Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack ($127,428)
- 22 Ryan Leng Wins Event #23: $1,500 Eight Game Mix 6-Handed for $137,969
- 23 Daniel Lazrus Wins 2021 WSOP Millionaire Maker for 2nd Bracelet ($1,000,000)
- 24 Lara Eisenberg wins 2021 World Series of Poker Ladies NLHE Championship
- 25 Czech Pro Dalibor Dula Becomes First European Bracelet Winner at the 2021 WSOP
- 26 Anthony Zinno Wins Fourth Gold Bracelet in Event #27 $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
- 27 Scott Ball Celebrates First WSOP Bracelet in Event #25: $5,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
- 28 Dylan Weisman Wins WSOP Event #28: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha for First Bracelet ($166,461)
- 29 Chance Kornuth Wins Third WSOP Bracelet in Event #29: $10,000 Short Deck ($194,670)
- 30 Phil Hellmuth Wins Record 16th World Series of Poker (WSOP) Gold Bracelet
- 31 Jim Collopy Wins 2021 WSOP Event #32: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. for Second Gold Bracelet ($172,823)
- 32 Michael Noori Captures First WSOP Bracelet and $610,437 in the Monster Stack
- 33 Ran Koller Wins WSOP Event #33: $800 Eight-Handed No Limit Hold'em Deep Stack ($269,478)
- 34 David "Bakes" Baker Wins Third WSOP Title in Event #34: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw
- 35 Anthony Koutsos Wins First WSOP Bracelet In Event #35: $500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em ($167,272)
- 36 Adam Friedman Defeats Phil Hellmuth to Win WSOP $10k Dealer's Choice for Third Straight Year
- 37 Karolis Sereika Wins First WSOP Bracelet in Event #37: $1,500 Super Turbo ($195,310)
- 38 Michael Addamo Wins Third WSOP Gold Bracelet in Event #38: $50K High Roller ($1,132,968)
- 39 Josh Arieh Wins Third Bracelet in Event #39: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha ($204,766)
- 40 Kevin Gerhart Wins Third Career Bracelet in Event #40: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship
- 41 Bradley Ruben Dazzles in the $1,500 Razz; Wins Third WSOP Bracelet
- 42 "Hobby Player" Carlos Chang Wins First Bracelet in $2,500 NLHE Freezeout
- 43 Ryan Hansen Wins First WSOP Bracelet in Event #44: $3,000 6-Handed Limit Hold'em ($109,692)
- 44 Chad Norton Wins A Bracelet in His First-Ever WSOP Event!
- 45 Kazuki 'hyahhoo3' Ikeuchi Wins WSOP Online Event #5: $1,000 NLH ($152,797)
- 46 France's Alexandre Reard Wins 2021 WSOP Event #47: $5,000 Freezeout NLH ($428,694)
- 47 Tommy Le Wins WSOP $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship For Second Time
- 48 Brian Rast Wins Fifth Bracelet; Sets Sights on Poker Hall of Fame
- 49 Premonition Becomes Reality as Darrin Wright Wins First WSOP Bracelet
- 50 Dreams to Win a WSOP Bracelet Come True for Anthony Denove in the $1K Double Stack
- 51 Farzad Bonyadi Wins Fourth Bracelet in $10K 2-7 NL Single Draw, Ends Sixteen-Year Drought
- 52 Poker Philanthropist Gershon Distenfeld Wins WSOP Bracelet, Pledges All Winnings to Charity ($204K)