Day 1 Completed
|Blinds||250,000 / 500,000|
Players Info - Day 1
Day 1 Completed
The 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Event #10: $1,000 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold’em, a one-day freezeout tournament, attracted 1,640 players, generating a $1,408,870 prize pool. Following 16 grueling hours of play in the Brasilia room at the Rio (Amazon room for the final table), Michael Perrone came out victorious. In doing so, he took home $152,173.
Perrone finished sixth in the $3,500 WPT Choctaw earlier this year. He told PokerNews after winning his bracelet at 3 a.m. PT Wednesday morning that it's difficult to compare the final table experiences because, "This one moves so fast that you don't have time to process things."
"It feels incredible," Perrone said of winning the bracelet. "I wasn't even going to play this event, I was going to go to the Wynn today to play the $1,600 Day 1a."
Perrone's friend talked him into playing the Super Turbo instead, and it paid off handsomely for the accomplished poker pro.
In this fast-paced tournament, bounties were worth $300 a pop. A few players didn’t make it into the money but still ended up turning a profit for the day thanks to collecting enough bounties.
2021 WSOP Event #10 Final Table Results
|1||Michael Perrone||United States||$152,173|
|3||Jeremiah Fitzpatrick||United States||$69,454|
|4||Scott Podolsky||United States||$51,787|
|6||John Moss||United States||$29,657|
|7||Paul Jain||United States||$22,783|
|8||Badr Imejjane||United States||$17,680|
|9||Gabriel Ramos||United States||$13,861|
Tuesday’s Super Turbo Action
As the tournament name suggests – super turbo – play moved rather quickly in the one-day bracelet event. Players began with 20,000 chips and the blinds increased every 20 minutes, which forced the competitors into an all-in or fold mode late in the day.
Among the 1,640 entries were a number of big-name pros, including 2018 WSOP Player of the Year Shaun Deeb (59th place for $2,505). The four-time bracelet winner spent hours with an above-average stack but ran into some misfortune later on.
Other high-profile players who made it into the money include Vanessa Kade (227th for $1,065), Alex Livingston (218th for $1,065), Ben Mintz (198th for $1,164), Jeff Platt (161st for $1,331), Cate Hall (82nd for $1,731), and Vinny Pahuja (42nd for $3,393).
When the tournament was condensed to the final 10 players, everyone moved from the Brasilia room over to Amazon. Pierre Calamusa had a fairly large chip lead at the start of the unofficial final table, but every player was technically short-stacked given the large blinds relative to the chip stacks.
Jeremiah Fitzpatrick would have early success at the final table and quickly surpassed Calamusa as the chip leader. Michael Perrone then took over the lead when he used pocket kings to bust Paul Jain and John Moss in the same hand, leaving five players left.
When heads-up play between Perrone and Calamusa began, the eventual champ had a sizable lead. He would push his opponent around a bit, raising frequently and moving all-in preflop, forcing folds. When asked by PokerNews afterward about his heads-up aggression, he said that card distribution was likely a factor and that Calamusa was probably unable to call him down due to having lousy cards.
Congrats to Michael Perrone for winning 2021 WSOP Event #10: $1,000 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold'em, his first gold bracelet!
After lots of all-in folds from Michael Perrone, Pierre Calamusa was down to 3,300,000 in chips. Perrone went all in again and Calamusa called.
Perrone flopped two pair with a and while the turn turn was a slight sweat for the two pair and three of a kind outs, the river was a giving Perrone the bracelet and eliminating Calamusa in second place.
Michael Perrone raised to 1,100,000 and Pierre Calamusa defended his big blind.
On the flop of Calamusa check called a bet of 700,000.
The turn came a and Perrone bet 1,600,000 which Calamusa also called.
The river came a and Perrone bet 3,000,000 on the river which after some tanking, Calamusa called. Perrone showed and Calamusa mucked his hand.
Pierre Calamusa raised all in for 5,975,000 and Michael Perrone called.
With the tournament on the line, Calamusa flopped a pair of queens on .
Perrone picked up a straight draw on the turn, but the river was a blank .
Michael Perrone started off the hand by raising to 1,100,000 from the button. Jeremiah Fitzpatrick went all in from the small blind and Pierre Calamusa re-shoved from the big blind.
"Should we end it right here?," Perrone asked before folding.
Calamusa came out on top of the coin flip when the board ran out , and Fitzpatrick was eliminated in third place.
Perrone and Calamusa are taking a quick break before heads-up play begins.
Scott Podolsky put his last 1,600,000 when Michael Perrone shoved under the gun for 16,000,000 effective.
The board ran out and Scott Podolsky shook hands with the remaining players as he left the tournament area.
Paul Dhaliwal open-jammed his last 3,000,000 and Pierre Calamusa made the call.
The board ran out . Dhaliwal hit a pair on the flop, but it wasn't the one he needed as he was eliminated in fifth place.