Welcome to Day 1 of Event #60: $10,000 Short Deck No-Limit Hold'em. The only short deck event of this summer's World Series of Poker at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas is sure to attract many top professionals and others who want a taste of this hold'em variant.
Lasy year's champion was Chance Kornuth, who claimed the $194,670 first-place prize. Kornuth is a big fan of short deck poker, having finished in fourth place in 2020 before following up with his win last year. "You get to play so many hands and you get to play aggressively, you always have equity and it's just fun," said Kornuth.
2021 Final Table Results
|Place||Winner||Country||Prize (in USD)|
|1||Chance Kornuth||United States||$194,670|
|2||Chad Campbell||United States||$120,316|
|3||Dan Shak||United States||$82,678|
|6||Thomas Kysar||United States||$32,437|
Short deck is played with a 36-card deck; the twos, threes, fours, and fives are removed from a standard 52-card deck. Aces are still both low and high, so the ace-nine makes a "wheel" straight. Hand rankings are slightly adjusted because of the short deck as well. A flush beats a full house in this game, all other rankings remain the same. The entire table antes every hand and the button player pays a double ante; no blinds are used.
Day 1 will feature eight 60-minute levels with breaks after every two levels. Play will be six-handed and a 30-second shot clock will be in play. Each entry gets you 60,000 chips and one reentry is allowed. Players will be given three bullets of 20,000 chips to use how they like, but all add-on chips must be taken by close of registration. Cards will get in the air at 3 p.m. local time.
PokerNews will be on hand to cover this exciting event from start to finish to see who will claim the next estimable gold bracelet.