Six more events took place on Day 15 of the 2021 World Series of Poker at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas as Lara Eisenberg and Dalibor Dula both claimed maiden WSOP bracelet victories.
With Eisenberg taking down the Ladies Championship and Dula winning the $1,000 Freezeout, there were four other events that thrilled poker fans and pushed more of poker’s biggest names closer to winning gold this weekend.
Eisenberg Claims Ladies Event Title After Comeback Victory
Lara Eisenberg won the Ladies Championship for $115,694 as she outlasted four other female players in the final table action on PokerGO. Eisenberg began as one of the three shorter stacks, but she came back from being short-stacked with ace-king against the chip leader Mikiyo Aoki’s ace-queen to take the lead and from there on put on a superb performance to win the bracelet.
You can watch all the action from the Thunderdome at the Rio in Las Vegas right here:
|WSOP 2021 Event #22 Ladies Championship|
Dula Delivers the Goods to Win Maiden Gold Bracelet
In Event #26, Czech player Dalibor Dula won the $199,227 top prize as he defeated a final table full of talent to triumph in the $1,000-entry freezeout event and claim his first-ever bracelet.
Dula’s victory came at the expense of Cole Ferraro heads-up after players such as Maxx Coleman and Maurice Hawkins made it to the final but couldn’t claim gold. Overnight leader Levi Klump finished in eighth place for $22,080 but it was Dula’s day as he won a career-high score of almost $200,000.
|WSOP 2021 Event #26 $1,000 NLHE Freezeout|
|1st||Dalibor Dula||Czech Republic||$199,227|
In the $5,000-entry six-max NHLE Event #25, Eric Tsai bagged the lead going into the final table, which will be screened on PokerGO. Tsai totalled just over 8 million chips by close of play but will have some terrific competition on the final day, with Scott Ball (7.8m), Jonathan Jaffe (6.1m) and Bin Wnge (3.9m) all chasing him down. Short stacks Galen Hall (2.2m) and John Racener (1.9m) already know what it is like to win a bracelet, so will be dangerous opponents too.
Elsewhere in the money places, Daniel Negreanu finished 22nd for $21,838, while Nick Petrangelo (13th for $27,150) and Anthony Spinella (12th for $34,563) each got close to the final table but fell short.
|WSOP 2021 Event #25 $5,000 Six-Handed NLHE|
In the $1,500-entry H.O.R.S.E. Event #27, Anthony Zinno bagged the biggest stack as he looks to make it two bracelets in the same week at the Rio felt. Zinno zipped up 2,565,000 chips and finished miles clear of his nearest challengers Kao Saechao (1,495,000) and Curtis Phelps (1,355,000), both of whom finished second and third in the counts respectively.
With players such as Max Pescatori (850,000) and former WSOP Main Event winner Joe McKeehen (835,000) also sneaking into the top 10 chipcounts and Ari Engel (300,000) making the cut, Day 3 is sure to be a decisive day at the felt for the 18 players who made it from 199 entries.
|WSOP 2021 Event #27 $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.|
In Event #28, Ryan Gibson bagged the biggest Day 1 stack with almost 2 million chips to lead the $1,000 PLO 8-Handed event. It took almost 14 hours to whittle down 1,069 entries to just 59 hopefuls by the close of play, with other stars at the felt who bagged Day 2 stacks including Michael Perrone (750,000), Joe Cheong (454,000) and Bryan Micon (176,000).
|WSOP 2021 Event #28 $1,000 PLO 8-Handed|
Finally, in the first Short Deck WSOP event for some time, Ye Shen bagged the biggest total of chips by the close of Day 1 in the $10,0000-entry Event #29. Shen’s stack of 361,400 was marginally ahead of Young Ko’s 340,000, with Dan Shak (320,500), Jason Koon (235,400) and Joao Vieira (199,100) all making the top 10 too.
|WSOP 2021 Event #29 $10,000 Short Deck|