2021 WSOP Main Event Final Table Profile: George Holmes
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Final Table Profile George Holmes
George Holmes' Main Event Story
George Holmes is no stranger to a deep run in the World Series of Poker Main Event. In 2019, the Home Game Hero managed a 213th place-finish for $50,855, interestingly it is his only recorded live tournament cash.
Holmes is predominantly a cash game player and has been interested in the game since 1999. Holmes is originally from New Jersey, and he currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia where he plays in a weekly home game.
After his wild ride on Day 7 PokerNews asked the recreational player how he feels about the guaranteed million dollar payday.
“I hadn’t even though about it yet. I don’t know. I never expected to be here so it hasn’t sunken in yet,” he said. Holmes also gave some love to the people supporting his journey giving a shoutout to “My Atlanta home game. My wife and Chloe and Lucas, love you, miss you” Holmes added.
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How George Holmes Got to the Final Table
George Holmes' Key Hands
Holmes is on the ride of his life after coming back from the brink of elimination to pick up over 65 million chips on Day 7 of the 2021 $10,000 Main Event.
In the midst of the second level of Day 7, Holmes found himself with just over one big blind left after a failed attempt to oust Jack Oliver from the Main Event. Holmes had shoved his last 9 million into the middle with king-queen, and Oliver, an up-and-coming poker star from England, called with ace-king. The board ran out with no favors for Holmes, and he was left with just 475,000 in tournament chips.
A few hands later, Holmes got it in with four callers and won a pot to give himself some life with just over 2 million chips. Within 90 minutes, he had 16 million. When Day 7 broke for dinner he had 20 million, and by the end of the fourth level of the day, Holmes had amassed over 32 million in chips and had become a legitimate problem for the remaining Main Event hopefuls.
As Day 7 reached midnight Las Vegas time, Holmes sat near the chip lead on a mountain of 68 million chips after picking up pocket aces to bust Chance Kornuth.
Chance Kornuth opened to 1,200,000 from under the gun and George Holmes three-bet to 3,000,000 in the cutoff. The action folded back to Kornuth who four-bet shoved all in for 25,700,000. Holmes snap-called and the cards were on their backs.
It was a cooler for Kornuth who's would require a lot of help. The flop came which left Kornuth drawing dead. The turn and the river completed the board and Kornuth was forced to exit in 16th place.
What to Watch for
“I only play the Main Event,” Holmes told PokerNews during a quick break on Day 7. “I’ve been to a WSOP Circuit stop in North Carolina a few years ago, but this is the only WSOP event I come out to play.”
“I’ve been to a WSOP Circuit stop in North Carolina a few years ago, but this is the only WSOP event I come out to play.”
It's hard to predict how Holmes will adapt to the dynamics of the glitz and glamour of the Main Event final table. As a cash game player, he'll be used to playing with the deepstack that he has, but of course will not have as much experience navigating the final stages of a tournament like some of his tablemates.
That being said, Holmes has shown he can go toe to toe with anyone on the felt and has displayed the levels of patience needed to run deep in these large field tournaments.
2021 WSOP Main Event Final Table Seating
|SEAT||PLAYER||CHIP COUNT||COUNTRY||BIG BLINDS|
|1||Jareth East||8,300,000||United Kingdom||10|
|3||Jack Oliver||30,400,000||United Kingdom||38|
|5||George Holmes||83,700,000||United States||105|
|6||Chase Bianchi||12,100,000||United States||15|
|7||Joshua Remitio||40,000,000||United States||50|
|9||Hye Park||13,500,000||United States||17|
2021 WSOP Main Event Final Table Payout
2021 WSOP Main Event Final Table Player Stats
|Player||First Cash||WSOP Cashes||Career Earnings||Biggest Cash|
The 2021 World Series of Poker Main Event returns to action Tuesday, November 16 at 4 p.m. local time. A Main Event Day 7 recap can be found here. You can follow the action via the PokerNews Live Reporting Blog where we'll detail all the hands in our exclusive WSOP Main Event Live Updates.
Calum has been a part of the PokerNews team since September 2021 after working in the UK energy sector. He played his first hand of poker in 2017 and immediately fell in love with the game. Calum's proudest poker achievement is winning the only tournament he has ever played in Las Vegas, the prestigious $60 Flamingo evening event.
In this Series
- 1 2021 WSOP Main Event Final Table Profile: Koray Aldemir
- 2 2021 WSOP Main Event Final Table Profile: George Holmes
- 3 2021 WSOP Main Event Final Table Profile: Alejandro Lococo
- 4 2021 WSOP Main Event Final Table Profile: Joshua Remitio
- 5 2021 WSOP Main Event Final Table Profile: Jack Oliver
- 6 2021 WSOP Main Event Final Table Profile: Ozgur Secilmis
- 7 2021 WSOP Main Event Final Table Profile: Hye Park
- 8 2021 WSOP Main Event Final Table Profile: Chase Bianchi
- 9 2021 WSOP Main Event Final Table Profile: Jareth East