2021 World Series of Poker

Event Info

Buy-in $1,500
Prize Pool $1,935,750
Players 1450

Level Info

Level 33
Blinds 150,000 / 300,000
Ante 300,000
Event #15: $1,500 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
Day 3 Completed

Jansen Comes from Behind to Win First WSOP Gold Bracelet in Event #15: $1,500 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em

MrCleverFox • Level 33: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
Bradley Jansen
Bradley Jansen

Bradley Jansen of Hubertus, Wisconsin defeated France's Jeremy Malod in heads-up play to claim the gold bracelet in Event #15: $1,500 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em at the 2021 World Series of Poker. Jansen wins the WSOP gold bracelet and $313,403 for the victory.

The three-day event attracted 1,450 entries to generate a $1,935,750 prize pool. The popular six-handed format saw cashing finishes from notable players Darren Elias (54th $5,282), Upeshka De Silva (47th $6,170), Jun Obara (41st $7,329) and Melanie Weisner (17th $17,141).

Jansen owns a law practice in Wisconsin and considers himself somewhere in-between a professional and recreational player. He won a WSOP Circuit ring in Milwaukee in 2019 and this is his first WSOP gold bracelet in three cashing times at the 2021 WSOP. He previously found the money in Event #7: Dealer’s Choice and Event #13: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em.

Event #15: $1,500 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Bradley JansenUnited States$313,403
2Jeremy MalodFrance$193,711
3Ryan PedigoUnited States$136,070
4Sean HegartyUnited States$96,919
5Ryan AndradaUnited States$70,013
6Jesse YaginumaUnited States$51,305
7Mark LiedtkeUnited States$38,146

Winner’s Reaction

“It feels great,” Jansen said in a post-win interview with PokerNews. “I’ve gone through this moment in my head many times before and when it actually gets here it’s unreal. Last night I thought about it a lot and I thought about what I was going to do and how I would react. It’s easy to get ahead of yourself. It’s just a really special day.”

Jansen’s win didn’t come easy. He came from behind after Malod held nearly 70% of the chips at one point in final table action.

“I made a lot of adjustments today. Especially when we were three and four-handed. Malod had a ton of chips and the short stacks were trying to ladder up and I was stuck in the middle.”

Fortunes changed for Jansen when the match reached heads-up play.

“When we got heads-up I just ran like the sun and I make a bunch of big hands. (Malod) played great. I don’t think there was anything he could have done to change the outcome.”

Jansen’s WSOP isn’t over yet, but he has important business to attend to before he returns to try to win his second bracelet of the series.

“I’m going home tomorrow and I can’t wait. I’m coming back out in a couple of days but I can’t wait to go home to celebrate with my wife Katherine and my kid.

“My wife is my rock when it comes to poker. We have a 7-month old daughter at home that I can’t wait to get home and see. I’m going home tomorrow and I can’t wait. I’m coming back out in a couple of days but I can’t wait to go home.”

Jansen credits a lot of his success to her unconditional support.

“She tells me to go out and do my thing. Someone believing in me means all the difference in the world. I think that’s why I’ve had so much success the last couple of years. Her faith in me keeps me grounded and I couldn’t be more blessed.”

Jeremy Malod
Jeremy Malod

Final Table Action

Day 3 started with two tables of four and quickly moved to a single final table after Jon Baylor hit the rail in eighth place. Seven-handed play continued for more than an hour before Mark Liedtke was eliminated by Jansen’s pocket queens.

Jesse Yaginuma went on an early run on Day 3, but it was cut short with a sixth-place finish when he called Malod’s shove and his ace-king couldn’t improve against Malod’s queens. Ryan Andrada finished not far behind in fifth when he shoved with king-jack and Malod sent him away with ace-ten.

Sean Hegarty finished in fourth when he clashed with the other remaining short stack, Ryan Pedigo. Pedigo managed to double again before being eliminated by Malod in third place.

Malod and Jansen came into the final day as the two chip leaders and they were the last two standing to battle for the gold bracelet. Malod held a huge advantage going into heads-up play, but Jansen chipped away early before the turning point came when he made straight on the river and Malod shoved. This hand flipped the chip counts and Malod was left with less than 20 big blinds.

Jansen closed the deal after just over an hour of heads-up play when a six fell on the river to complete his runner-runner straight.

This wraps up coverage of Event #15: $1,500 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em. Be sure to keep it here every day of the 2021 World Series of Poker for coverage of all the action as it happens from the PokerNews live reporting team.

Tags: Bradley JansenDarren EliasJeremy MalodJesse YaginumaJon BaylorJun ObaraMark LiedtkeMelanie WeisnerRyan AndradaRyan PedigoSean HegartyUpeshka De Silva

Bradley Jansen Wins Event #15: $1,500 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em ($313,403)

MattHansen • Level 33: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
Bradley Jansen
Bradley Jansen

Bradley Jansen defeated Jeremy Malod heads-up to win the WSOP gold bracelet in Event #15: $1,500 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em. Jansen takes home $313,403 for the win.

Here's a look at how the final table stacked up:

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Bradley JansenUnited States$313,403
2Jeremy MalodFrance$193,711
3Ryan PedigoUnited States$136,070
4Sean HegartyUnited States$96,919
5Ryan AndradaUnited States$70,013
6Jesse YaginumaUnited States$51,305

Stay tuned for a full recap.

Jeremy Malod Eliminated in 2nd Place ($193,711)

tucsonmonster • Level 33: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
Jeremy Malod
Jeremy Malod

Bradley Jansen limped on the button for 300,000. Jeremy Malod moved all-in and Jansen instantly called.

Jeremy Malod: {k-Hearts}{3-Hearts}
Bradley Jansen: {a-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}

The flop came {k-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{9-Spades}. Malod flopped a pair of kings but the turn card brought the {8-Hearts} and Jansen picked up a straight draw.

The {6-Spades} fell on the river. Jansen went runner-runner to hit the straight. He eliminated Malod to become a World Series of Poker champion. Jansen will take home $313,403 as well for his first-place showing.

A full recap of today's action will be posted shortly.

Bradley Jansen us
Bradley Jansen
us 36,200,000 6,700,000
Jeremy Malod FR
Jeremy Malod
FR Busted

Malod Doubles

MattHansen • Level 33: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
Jeremy Malod
Jeremy Malod

Bradley Jansen called and Jeremy Malod shoved for just over three million. Jansen called.

Jeremy Malod: {8-Spades}{7-Spades}
Bradley Jansen: {a-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}

The flop was {q-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} and Jansen stayed in the lead. The turn was {3-Hearts}.

"No seven, no eight," said Jansen. The {7-Clubs} came on the river and Malod found his double.

"Too good to be true," sighed Jansen.

Bradley Jansen us
Bradley Jansen
us 29,500,000 -2,300,000
Jeremy Malod FR
Jeremy Malod
FR 6,380,000 2,180,000

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Jansen Calls the Bluff

MattHansen • Level 33: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante

Bradley Jansen raised to 650,000 and Jeremy Malod called.

The flop was {2-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{k-Spades} and both players checked.

The turn was {2-Clubs} and both players checked again.

The river was {3-Diamonds} and Malod fired 1.8 million at the pot. Jansen made the call and turned over {9-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}.

"Good call," said Malod as he turned over {6-}{5-} to show the unsuccessful bluff.

Bradley Jansen us
Bradley Jansen
us 31,800,000 1,600,000
Jeremy Malod FR
Jeremy Malod
FR 4,200,000 -1,800,000

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Jansen Takes The Chip Lead

tucsonmonster • Level 33: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
Bradley Jansen
Bradley Jansen

Bradley Jansen opened to 650,000 and Jeremy Malod called.

The flop came {4-Clubs}{9-Spades}{q-Clubs}. Malod checked to Jansen who bet 500,000. Malod check-raised to 1,700,000 and Jansen called.

The turn card was the {2-Spades}. Malod led for a bet of 2,950,000 and Jansen called.

The river brought the {j-Hearts}. Malod jammed all-in and Jansen snap-called.

Jeremy Malod: {q-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}
Bradley Jansen: {k-Clubs}{10-Clubs}

Malod had flopped top two pair but Jansen rivered a gut-shot straight.

Jansen is now the commanding chip leader and Malod was left with just under 20 big blinds.

Bradley Jansen us
Bradley Jansen
us 30,200,000 15,500,000
Jeremy Malod FR
Jeremy Malod
FR 6,000,000 -15,500,000

Jansen Closing Ground

MattHansen • Level 33: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
Bradley Jansen
Bradley Jansen

Just before blinds went up, Jeremy Malod raised to 575,000 and Bradley Jansen called.

The flop was {5-Spades}{6-Clubs}{a-Clubs} and both players checked.

The turn was {8-Clubs} and Jansen checked. Malod bet 575,000 and Jansen called.

The river was {5-Diamonds}. Jansen checked again. Malod bet 1,450,000. Jansen called and turned over {q-Clubs}{2-Clubs} for the flush. Malod showed {7-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} for the losing straight.

Jeremy Malod FR
Jeremy Malod
FR 21,500,000 -2,000,000
Bradley Jansen us
Bradley Jansen
us 14,700,000 2,800,000

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Level:
33
Blinds:
150,000/300,000
Ante:
300,000

Jansen Makes Straight

MattHansen • Level 32: 120,000-240,000, 240,000 ante

Bradley Jansen limped in and Jeremy Malod checked his option.

The flop was {7-Spades}{5-Spades}{q-Hearts}. Malod checked and Jansen bet 240,000. Malod check-called and the turn was {6-Diamonds}.

Malod checked again on the turn and Jansen continued with another 240,000 bet. Malod made another check-call.

The flop was {3-Spades} and Malod checked once more. Jansen fired 1.3 million and Malod called. Jansen turned over {8-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} for the straight and Malod sent the losing hand into the muck.

Jeremy Malod FR
Jeremy Malod
FR 23,500,000 -1,300,000
Bradley Jansen us
Bradley Jansen
us 11,900,000 500,000

Tags: Bradley JansenJeremy Malod