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Event #11: $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Four Players Return for the Semi-Finals of Event #11: $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Daniel Zack

At 4 p.m. local time, four players out of 57 entries are slated to return to play down to a winner here at the 2021 World Series of Poker. The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino is once again the stage for the semi-finals of Event #11: $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship.

Freshly minted GGPoker Ambassador Jason Koon is in the race to win his first-ever WSOP bracelet. The American will be battling Henri Puustinen in his heads-up match while Dan Zack faces Gabor Szabo.

Zack is the only player who already knows what it feels like to be awarded a WSOP bracelet and will be looking to add another one to his collection. All remaining players have already secured at least $89,787 but the first-place prize of $243,981 is the cash they're aiming for while the runner-up will need to be satisfied with $150,790.

Road to the Semi-Finals

WinnersJason KoonHenri PuustinenDan ZackGabor Szabo
Round of 64Chris BrewerRok GostisaMustapha KanitBye
Round of 32Nicolai MorrisAli ImsirovicNick PetrangeloJohan Guilbert
Round of 16Johannes BeckerCary KatzJimmy D'AmbrosioDavid Peters
Round of 8Jake DanielsBenjamin ReasonBin WengMikita Badziakouski

During the semi-finals, all players start with 2.4 million in chips. The first level of the day features a small blind of 6,000, a big blind of 12,000, which gives them 200 big blinds at the start of the day. All levels last 20 minutes each and play should resume at 4 p.m. on the outer feature tables in the Amazon room. PokerGO will be streaming the final of this event if a winner has been crowned in Event #9: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo Championship before the final two players have been determined.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand to bring you all the live updates as they happen so make sure to keep your eyes on the action right here.

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