2021 World Series of Poker Europe 888poker WPTDS London Online
Event #47: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em
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Event Info

Buy-in $1,000
Prize Pool $2,815,200
Players 3128

Level Info

Level 29
Blinds 50,000 / 100,000
Ante 10,000

Seat 5: Allan Bække (1,633,000)

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Allan Bække (right), sitting next to Scott Montgomery, winner of the last of these $1K NLHE events (#36)
Allan Bække (right), sitting next to Scott Montgomery, winner of the last of these $1K NLHE events (#36)

Allan Bække of Frederiksberg, Denmark begins today just a few chips behind the leader, Adam White. Today Baekke hopes to add a WSOP bracelet to his already impressive list of accomplishments on the European Poker Tour, the highlight of which being a victory at the EPT Snowfest Main Event where he bested a field of 546 to earn a €445,000 payday.

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Seat 6: Shawn Busse (1,203,000)

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Shawn Busse
Shawn Busse

Shawn Busse of Massapequa, New York starts the final table third in chips. This marks Busse's first WSOP cash, although he has had success on the WSOP Circuit, the EPT, and the WPT. He largest previous score was in April of this year when he took fourth in a €2,000 no-limit hold'em event at EPT San Remo, earning €70,000.

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Seat 7: Owen Crowe (1,192,000)

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Owen Crowe
Owen Crowe

Owen Crowe of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia will start play fourth in chips today. The Canadian has more than a half-dozen WSOP cashes already, including a couple of final tables at a $1,500 no-limit hold'em event in 2008 (where he finished eighth) and another at a $1,500 NLHE event in 2009 (where he took fifth). His biggest career score came at the 2008 WSOP Main Event, where he finished 15th, earning $436,201. Crowe's career earnings exceed $1 million. One other interesting fact about Crowe -- he's an avid knitter.

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Seat 8: Pekka Ikonen (626,000)

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Pekka Ikonen
Pekka Ikonen

Pekka Ikonen of Helsinki, Finland starts as one of the shorter stacks today in eighth place. Ikonen works as a business controller in Helsinki. He has seven previous WSOP cashes and career tourney earnings that exceed $700,000.

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Seat 9: Adam White (1,685,000)

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Adam White
Adam White

Adam White of Tempe, Arizona begins today's final table with a slight chip lead over Allan Baekke. White has over $450,000 in career tourney winnings, and already has a couple of WSOP cashes to his credit this summer, including a 28th-place finish a few days ago in Event #44, the $2,500 Mixed Hold'em event. Today marks White's second career WSOP final table, as he finished runner-up in a $1,500 NLHE event in 2005.

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Getting Close

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Players have arrived and are starting to unbag their chips here at the secondary feature table in the far corner of the Amazon Room. We're probably still a few minutes away from the first hand of the Event #47 final table being dealt.

Meanwhile here are some introductions of our final nine...

From 3,128 to 9: The Final Table Awaits

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Adam White
Adam White

Welcome back to today's final table for Event #47, the fifth of the six $1,000 buy-in, open-field no-limit hold'em events on this year's WSOP schedule. Out of 3,128 runners, just nine remain, each of whom will be fighting for his first WSOP gold bracelet.

Adam White starts today as the chip leader. White is also the one player of our final nine who has come the closest to winning a bracelet before, having finished runner-up in a WSOP bracelet event in 2005. Close behind him is Allan Baekke who showed at the EPT Snowfest Main Event earlier this year that he knows how to finish, having bested a tough field there to come out on top.

Action is set to start at 2:30 p.m. local time. Come back then to see who among the final nine claims the bracelet and turns that $1,000 investment into nearly half a million!

Event #47: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em
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