2021 World Series of Poker 2021 MSPT Venetian

Event Info

Buy-in $1,000
Prize Pool $1,408,870
Players 1640

Level Info

Level 35
Blinds 250,000 / 500,000
Ante 500,000

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 1640
Event #10: $1,000 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1 Completed

Michael Perrone Wins 2021 WSOP Event #10: $1,000 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold’em ($152,173)

Jaxon • Level 35: 250,000-500,000, 500,000 ante
Michael Perrone
Michael Perrone

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

PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1Michael PerroneUnited States$152,173
2Pierre CalamusaFrance$94,060
3Jeremiah FitzpatrickUnited States$69,454
4Scott PodolskyUnited States$51,787
5Paul DhaliwalCanada$38,996
6John MossUnited States$29,657
7Paul JainUnited States$22,783
8Badr ImejjaneUnited States$17,680
9Gabriel RamosUnited 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!

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Tags: Michael PerroneAlex LivingstonBadr Imejjane

Pierre Calamusa Eliminated in Second Place ($94,060)

LiamGannon • Level 35: 250,000-500,000, 500,000 ante
Pierre Calamusa
Pierre Calamusa

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.

Pierre Calamusa: {a-Hearts}{7-Clubs}
Michael Perrone: {q-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}

Perrone flopped two pair with a {q-Spades}{6-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} and while the turn {7-Hearts} turn was a slight sweat for the two pair and three of a kind outs, the river was a {4-Diamonds} giving Perrone the bracelet and eliminating Calamusa in second place.

Michael Perrone us
Michael Perrone
us 32,800,000 10,800,000
Pierre Calamusa fr
Pierre Calamusa
fr Busted

Tags: Michael PerronePierre Calamusa

Perrone Gets Three Streets

LiamGannon • Level 35: 250,000-500,000, 500,000 ante

Michael Perrone raised to 1,100,000 and Pierre Calamusa defended his big blind.

On the flop of {10-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} Calamusa check called a bet of 700,000.

The turn came a {4-Diamonds} and Perrone bet 1,600,000 which Calamusa also called.

The river came a {6-Clubs} and Perrone bet 3,000,000 on the river which after some tanking, Calamusa called. Perrone showed {k-Clubs}{5-Clubs} and Calamusa mucked his hand.

Michael Perrone us
Michael Perrone
us 22,000,000 800,000
Pierre Calamusa fr
Pierre Calamusa
fr 10,000,000 -2,000,000

Calamusa Doubles Up

dsalituro • Level 35: 250,000-500,000, 500,000 ante
Pierre Calamusa
Pierre Calamusa

Pierre Calamusa raised all in for 5,975,000 and Michael Perrone called.

Pierre Calamusa: {q-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}
Michael Perrone: {a-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}

With the tournament on the line, Calamusa flopped a pair of queens on {q-Spades}{j-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}.

Perrone picked up a straight draw on the {k-Clubs} turn, but the river was a blank {7-Spades}.

Michael Perrone us
Michael Perrone
us 21,200,000 1,700,000
Pierre Calamusa fr
Pierre Calamusa
fr 12,000,000 -1,500,000

Tags: Pierre CalamusaMichael Perrone

Jeremiah Fitzpatrick Eliminated in 3rd Place ($69,454)

dsalituro • Level 35: 250,000-500,000, 500,000 ante
Jeremiah Fitzpatrick
Jeremiah Fitzpatrick

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.

Jeremiah Fitzpatrick: {q-Hearts}{j-Hearts}
Pierre Calamusa: {10-Diamonds}{10-Spades}

Calamusa came out on top of the coin flip when the board ran out {a-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{8-Spades}, and Fitzpatrick was eliminated in third place.

Perrone and Calamusa are taking a quick break before heads-up play begins.

Pierre Calamusa fr
Pierre Calamusa
fr 13,500,000 3,500,000
Jeremiah Fitzpatrick us
Jeremiah Fitzpatrick
us Busted

Tags: Jeremiah FitzpatrickPierre Calamusa

Scott Podolsky Eliminated in Fourth Place($51,787)

LiamGannon • Level 35: 250,000-500,000, 500,000 ante
Scott Podolsky
Scott Podolsky

Scott Podolsky put his last 1,600,000 when Michael Perrone shoved under the gun for 16,000,000 effective.

Scott Podolsky: {q-Spades}{9-Diamonds}
Michael Perrone: {j-Spades}{j-Diamonds}

The board ran out {k-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{9-Spades} and Scott Podolsky shook hands with the remaining players as he left the tournament area.

Michael Perrone us
Michael Perrone
us 17,500,000 6,500,000
Scott Podolsky US
Scott Podolsky
US Busted

Tags: Michael PerroneScott Podolsky

Level:
35
Blinds:
250,000/500,000
Ante:
500,000