Day 10 of the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada, saw the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino hosting five action-packed events with two players awarded bracelets.
Bradley Jansen found his first taste at WSOP gold on Saturday after he shipped Event #15: $1,500 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em for $313,403. Later in the evening, John Monnette claimed his fourth WSOP bracelet after winning the Event #16: $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship for $245,680.
In other news, WSOP bracelet winner Stephen Song bagged the most of the 607 Day 1b survivors in the Millionaire Maker,, three-time WSOP bracelet winner Brian Yoon is near the top of the pack in Event #18: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball, and Jose Paz leads the 18 Day 1 survivors in Event #19: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship.
Keep reading to discover what went down in the events that are currently in play.
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Stephen Song Bags Millionaire Maker Day 1b Chip Lead
Day 1b of Event #17: $1,500 Millionaire Maker has concluded. It attracted a field of 2,762 entries to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, and only 607 bagged up chips for Day 2.
Stephen Song bagged the Millionaire Maker Day 1b chip lead with 431,000. Song already has one bracelet and will be looking for number two in the next couple of days.
Some notable stacks include Maria Konnikova (243,000), Sonia-Veronika Shashikhina (233,000), Asher Conniff (198,000).
Millionaire Maker Day 1b Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Stephen Song||United States||431,000||172|
|2||Michael Nia||United States||405,500||162|
|3||Clement Van Driessche||France||397,000||159|
|4||Russell Clayton||United States||394,500||158|
|5||Boris Akopov||United States||347,000||139|
|9||Kou Vang||United States||334,000||134|
The tournament advances to Day 2 on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021 at 10 a.m.
Brian Yoon Headlines Final Twelve in Event #18: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball
The penultimate day of Event #18: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball began with 104 players remaining, all looking to bag up a stack at the end of the night and keep their hope alive for that coveted WSOP gold bracelet and the $134,390 in cash that comes along with it. After ten 60-minute levels of play, the action was down to a dozen hopefuls still in contention for the title, with Jason Daly (1,595,000) leading the pack.
Second in chips and attempting to add a fourth WSOP gold bracelet to his collection is Brian Yoon (1,080,000). He is no stranger to running deep in WSOP events and will look to use his experience as he works his way towards a victory.
Meanwhile, Gary Benson (935,000) and Joao Vieira (435,000) are in contention for their second bracelets, while Mike Gorodinsky (130,000) has his eyes on his third bracelet.
A few notable bracelet winners that made the money, but did not make it to the final day included Johannes Becker (13th place), Carol Fuchs (15th place), and Nicholas Seiken (19th place).
Please join us on Sunday here at PokerNews for live updates throughout the tournament or live here at the Rio in the Amazon room at 2:00 p.m. local time where we will play down to an eventual winner!
Five hands of Badugi remain to be played and the button on both tables will be in the three-seat. The limits will be 25,000/50,000 upon restart and the seat assignments for the final two tables are as follows.
Event #18: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball Day 3 Seat Draw
|Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Bets|
|406||1||Hal Rotholz||United States||455,000||9|
|406||2||Aaron Rogers||United States||1,025,000||21|
|406||3||Carlos Rodriguez||United States||675,000||14|
|406||5||Vladimir Peck||United States||870,000||17|
|406||6||Mike Gorodinsky||United States||130,000||3|
|414||1||Brian Yoon||United States||1,080,000||22|
|414||2||Jason Daly||United States||1,595,000||32|
|414||3||Venkata Tayi||United States||390,000||8|
|414||4||Brian Tate||United States||475,000||10|
|414||6||Michael Trivett||United States||750,000||15|
Jose Paz Leads 18 Runners At End of First Day of Event #19: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship
Bolivia’s Jose Paz leads the 18 players who made it through ten hours of play in Day 1 of Event #19: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship at the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) with a stack of 341,000. Paz, who is after his first WSOP bracelet, is trailed by fellow big stacks Jason Gola, 292,500, Adam Friedman, 291,000, and Anthony Zinno, 282,500.
A total of 46 runners entered on Day 1, though registration will remain open until the beginning of Day 2. Other players who made it to the end of Day 1 include James Chen, David “ODB” Baker, Jack McClelland, and Ari Engel, who is fresh off of winning Event #9: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship.
Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts
|2||Jason Gola||United States||292,500|
|3||Adam Friedman||United States||291,000|
|4||Anthony Zinno||United States||282,500|
|5||Thomas Butler||United States||195,500|
|6||Jack McClelland||United States||178,500|
|7||Matt Grapenthien||United States||168,500|
|9||Paul Mangine||United States||150,000|
There were a number of big names in the field who didn’t manage to make Day 2, including Daniel Negreanu, Shaun Deeb and Scott Seiver. Other players in the field included Brandon Shack-Harris, Steven Albini, Chris Vitch, and Ken Aldridge.
Day 2 will commence on Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. local time and levels will increase to 90 minutes in duration. Day 2 will include a 60-minute dinner break after Level 14 and will break after seven levels of play.