Lebron Captures Gold; Wins 2021 WSOP Event #14: $1,500 7-Card Stud
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The 2021 World Series of Poker crowned a new gold bracelet winner at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on Friday. The final day of Event #14: $1,500 Seven Card Stud came to its conclusion after just over four hours of play.
At the end of all of the stud action, it was Rafael Lebron walking away with a shiny new bracelet and a grand prize of $82,262. He topped starting field of 260 runners, which created a prize pool of $348,435.
Lebron has been on the big stage before as it was the second bracelet of his career with the first coming in the 2016 WSOP $3,000 Limit Hold’em Six-Handed for $169,337.
“I was hoping (to win a second bracelet). Didn’t expect it so soon though," Lebron told PokerNews. "I felt good about last year but since it was online only last year I shifted my focus to 2021 and thought, I guess 2021 is my year”.
Event #14: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Final Table Results
|2||David Williams||Las Vegas,NV||$50,842|
|3||David Moskowitz||Sunset Beach,CA||$35,521|
|5||Shaun Deeb||Las Vegas,NV||$18,475|
|6||Nicholas Seiken||Fort Worth,TX||$13,766|
|8||Hal Rotholz||New York,NY||$8,179|
Despite now having two bracelets to his name, Lebron does not play poker all that often as he runs a car dealership out of Puyallup, Washington.
“I literally play like three times a year besides when I come down for the WSOP," he explained. He went on to mention how he plays any event he can, no-limit hold’em first and then the rest of the games through that base.
The 38-year-old made sure to mention the people closest to him: “I have three kids. I have to make sure to bring them up because the last time I won I forgot because I was so excited. And they will really not be happy with me if I don’t bring them up again!”
One of the interesting dynamics of the final table was that Lebron had mentioned previously that eventual runner-up, David Williams, was one of his poker idols.
“David and Phil Ivey were the two people that really got me into poker, along with my best friend (three-time WSOP bracelet winner) Ian Johns. Ian and I learned to play together. Then I used to watch David on TV and it really inspired me. It was a dream come true to play him heads up."
Action of the Day
The day began with just six players remaining and the eliminations would come steadily as Nicholas Seiken hit the rail first in sixth place, unable to win his WSOP second bracelet.
Shaun Deeb began the day on a quest to win his fifth WSOP bracelet and after an initial surge; he would drop down in chips and eventually succumb in fifth place and be unable to add to his illustrious WSOP resume.
Christina Hill of Texas was the next to go as she went from bottom in chips to higher to eventually being eliminated in fourth. David Moskowitz would be eliminated in third place to set up the heads-up battle between Lebron and Williams.
Lebron began the day as chip leader and remained so throughout. He would take a commanding chip lead into heads up, where Williams was looking for his own elusive second bracelet (he won his only bracelet in the same event back in 2006). Unfortunately for him he was unable to overcome the massive chip disadvantage and instead finished runner-up for the fourth time in a WSOP event.
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)