Two more bracelet winners were crowned champions on Day 16 of the 2021 World Series of Poker at the Rio in Las Vegas as Anthony Zinno won his fourth bracelet and Scott Ball claimed an emotional maiden win.
Ball Defeats Hall for Emotional Victory in $5,000 Max
Scott Ball beat Galen Hall to the WSOP bracelet as an elite final table of six superstars of the game played down to one emotional first-time winner. After John Racener busted in sixth place, Bin Weng busted in fifth place as Ball and Hall propelled themselves towards a seemingly inevitable heads-up battle to claim gold.
With the elimination of overnight chip leader Eric Tsai in fourth place and Jonathan Jaffe in third, Ball and Hall played it out for the bracelet, with Hall going for what would have been his second piece of WSOP gold. Instead, Scott Ball joined him as a bracelet winner and you can watch all the action from the final table in the Thunderdome right here:
|WSOP 2021 Event #25 $5,000 NLHE Six-Max|
Zinno Wins Fourth Bracelet in Dominant Fashion
Anthony Zinno won his fourth WSOP bracelet moments before Scott Ball claimed his win, so was in the Thunderdome to embrace his friend as Ball described the victory as ‘the greatest moment ever’ played out and awarded him his first bracelet.
A few minutes earlier, Zinno had claimed a fourth WSOP win after going wire-to-wire on the final day and claiming an incredible victory at the expense of Randy Ohel heads-up.
In an entertaining final day of action at the felt, players such as Max Pescatori (eighth for $11,845) and Paul Holder (6th for $26,523) busted before Ohel and Zinno pressed towards the final duel. With Zinno going into heads-up ahead, he managed to close out the win in Razz and take home his fourth gold bracelet and the $160,636 top prize.
|WSOP 2021 Event #27 $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.|
In the 28th event of the 2021 World Series of Poker, Daniel Weisman bagged the biggest stack of the final five players who made it to the final day which takes place tomorrow. The tournament was the $1,000-entry Pot Limit Omaha Eight-Handed event and saw just 59 players start the day, a number which was reduced by 90% with a busy flurry of action busting plenty of big names along the way.
Joseph Cheong won $4,033 in 35th place, and the former WSOP bracelet winner was not alone in winning big. Michael Perrone, who has already won an event this Autumn in the Rio, claimed $8,598 for coming 12th, while Bryan Micon won $10,754 in 11th place.
|WSOP 2021 Event #28 $1,000 PLO Eight-Max|
Chance Kornuth grabbed the chip lead just before play ended on Day 2 of the $10,000-entry Short Deck Event #29. Kornuth, who already has two WSOP bracelets to his name will go for number three after working his way to a pile of 1,266,000 chips, good for a slim lead over Chad Campbell (1,073,000).
The remaining four players have a lot fewer chips, with Moshe Gabay (663,000), Dan Shak (425,000) and Thomas Kysar (234,000) all shooting for their first bracelet. Brazilian Joao Vieira (300,000) will be aiming to win a WSOP event for the second time.
|WSOP 2021 Event #29 $10,000 Short Deck NLHE|
There were 11 hours of play on Day 1a of the $1,500 Monster Stack Event #30, with 2,356 players reduced to just over 500 survivors by the close of play. James Romero (620,000) grabbed the chip lead, with Jeremy Shockett (576,500) and Brendan Shiller (534,000) both hot on his heels.
Elsewhere in the upper echelons of the leaderboard, there were full bags for stars such as Joe Serock (360,000), Chris Moorman (229,000) and Martin Jacobson (155,000), while others such as Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier (64,000) and 2016 WSOP Main Event champion Qui Nguyen (220,000) also made Day 2.
|WSOP 2021 Event #30 Monster Stack|
Finally, Event #31’s opening day saw 272 players whittled down to just 84 combatants by the end of Day 1, with Ali Imsirovic (257,300) the end of day chip leader.
With Justin Lapka (206,700) the only other player to exceed 200,000 chips, other big names with top 10 chipcounts including Jeremy Ausmus (158,600), Melanie Weisner (138,800) and Koray Aldemir (137,800).
|WSOP 2021 Event #31 $1,500 2-7 Lowball Draw|