Jaswinder "Jesse" Lally Wins 2021 WSOP Event #7: $1,500 Dealers Choice 6-Handed ($97,915)
The 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Event #7: $1,500 Dealers Choice 6-Handed attracted 307 entries, which generated a $409,845 prize pool. After three days of play, it was Jaswinder "Jesse" Lally coming out on top to win $97,915 and Canada’s first gold bracelet of the series.
“I was so excited to make the final table first of all, but now that my dream has come true, it’s just an amazing feeling,” the 58-year-old from Vancouver said. “I learned a lot playing all these games. Some of these games I’ve never played like Badacey or Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo Regular.”
Lally, who was down to just 900 in chips on Day 1 of the tournament before turning things around, first learned to play poker in the early 1990s beginning with Stud and then hold’em after Chris Moneymaker’s game-changing win in the 2003 WSOP Main Event.
While he’s played poker for more than 25 years, Lally doesn’t get to play as much as he might like. That’s because he spends a lot of time with his business within the liquor store industry and family time with his wife of 37 years and his two children, a 25-year-old daughter and 18-year-old son who is learning to drive right now.
“I do get away for 10 days to play,” said Lally, who usually plays cash games in Vancouver when time permits. At the final table, Lally eliminated all but one of his opponents thanks in no small part to early success in the Stud variants.
“I haven’t played for maybe 15-20 years, but I like Stud now,” he said with a smile. When asked if he had any plans for the money, he replied: “Pay some bills. Enjoy it. Come back here. It was my dream to win one, so this was it.”
2021 WSOP Event #7 Final Table Results
|2||Andrew “AJ” Kelsall||United States||$60,514|
|3||Ray Henson||United States||$40,062|
|4||Ian O’Hara||United States||$27,147|
|5||Adam Kipnis||United States||$18,839|
|6||Christopher Lindner||United States||$13,396|
Day 3 Action
The day began with 11 players returning to action and it didn’t take long for the field to play down to the final table. Among those to fall early were Craig Chait (11th - $5,612), Adam Friedman (10th - $5,612), Jeremy Heartberg (9th - $7,307), Naoya Kihara (8th - $7,307), and Nathan Gamble (7th - $9,768).
Others to cash the tournament from Day 2 were Phil Hellmuth (18th - $4,429), Eli Elezra (20th - $3,593), Norman Chad (21st - $3,593), and Andrew Donabedian (32nd - $2,812).
At the final table, Christopher Lindner was the first to fall in a round of Seven Card Stud 8 or Better when his two pair went down in flames to Lally’s rolled-up deuces, which improved to a full boat.
Lally would later be called the “Stud master” by Ian O’Hara after notching the next two eliminations in near succession. First, Adam Kipnis was eliminated in a hand of Stud when his nines in the hole quickly fell behind Lally’s fives full of kings on fifth street. Not long after, O’Hara followed him out the door, never overcoming Lally’s pocket aces in a hand of Stud (the latter actually improved to a diamond flush on seventh).
Reigning WSOP Global Casino Champ Andrew “AJ” Kelsall then dispatched Houston’s Ray Henson in third place after drawing one to a nine-eight in no-limit 2-7 single draw, which bested a pat jack-ten.
Lally took a near 6:1 chip lead into heads-up play against Kelsall and closed it out in a hand of pot-limit Omaha. Kelsall got the last of his chips in on the turn holding two pair and a flush draw against Lally’s nut straight. The river was a brick and Kelsall was denied a second bracelet, though he received $60,514 in prize money to ease the pain (not a bad result given he was the extreme short stack with seven players remaining).
Congratulations to Jesse Lally, winner of the 2021 WSOP Event #7: $1,500 Dealers Choice 6-Handed!
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)