Anthony Zinno Wins 3rd WSOP Bracelet, Denying Hellmuth His 16th

By Craig Klinski
February 28, 2022
Anthony Zinno WSOP Bracelet

Anthony Zinno WSOP Bracelet

Three new WSOP bracelet winners on Monday including Anthony Zinno winning his third bracelet. Other winners include Vladimir Peck and DJ Alexander.

We take a look at these victories as well as all the ongoing action heading into Tuesday.

Anthony Zinno wins $10k Stud Championship, denying Hellmuth his 16th WSOP bracelet

Anthony Zinno took home his 3rd WSOP bracelet after coming ou on top of the $10,000 Stud Championship for $182,872. In his path to victory, Zinno battled an impressive final table that included James Chen ($113,024), Jose Paz-Gutierrez, Jack McClelland, Stephen Chidwick and Jason Gola. In winning the bracelet, he also denied Phil Hellmuth his chance at his 16th WSOP bracelet — at least for now — after Hellmuth busted in 4th place to win a still-respectable $54,730.

Zinno, who has amassed near $10.5 million in live tournament winnings, has previously won bracelets in the 2015 $25k High Roller Pot Limit Omaha for $1,122,196 and the 2019 $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or Better.

In post-match comments, Zinno noted that traditionally he has not been a Stud specialist. “It’s unreal because Stud is one of the games that I’ve only recently been working on,” said Zinno. “It’s very important to me to prove to myself that the hard work I’ve been putting in the mixed games pays off.”

Vladimir Peck wins $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball

Vladimir Peck beat Venkata Tayi heads-up on Monday afternoon to win the $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball for his first gold bracelet and a $134,390 first place. Tayi won’t be empty-handed though as he will take home an $83,056 consolation prize for 2nd place. Other top finishers include Joao Vieira ($57,558), Aaron Rodgers (no, not that Aaron Rodgers) for $40,443 and Brian Yoon ($28,818).

Peck has now accumulated $450k in lifetime winnings according to the Hendon Mob. His previous best came all the way back in 2008 when he finished 1st in the Borgata Summer Poker Open $1,000 No Limit Hold’em for $109,040.

DJ Alexander wins GG Poker Flip and Go event

DJ Alexander took down his first WSOP bracelet after coming out on top of the first-ever $1,000 GG Poker Flip and Go WSOP event. Alexander also wins a $180,665 first place prize.

Ongoing action

Millionaire Maker down to 20

The $1,500 Millionaire Maker keeps on rolling with Day 4 getting underway on Tuesday. Philip Verel holds the chip lead among the final 20, down from 2,568 entries after the two Day 1 flights. Joining him on the leaderboard is 4-time bracelet winner Michael Gathy, who sits 4th in chips at the start of action at noon PT on Tuesday.

The remaining players are set to receive a big payday with players guaranteed at least $28,480 and $1 million to first place.

Ladies No Limit Hold’em Championship attracts 644

A total of 644 players entered the $1,000 Ladies No Limit Hold’em Championship on Monday with 170 of those surviving the day. Angelina Rich will hold the chip lead when action resumes at noon PT. Also still alive are Jamie Kerstetter, Sofia Lovgren and Vanessa Kade.

Yes, males can enter the event but will have to pay 10x the buy-in, or $10,000.

Scott Adams continues leads in $1,500 Mixed Omaha

Scott Adams holds his lead in the $1,500 Mixed Omaha after Day 2 with 27 players remaining including notables such as Daniel Negreanu and Ari Engel. At 2 PM, the remaining players will begin to battle it out for a guaranteed prize of $5,627 and $170,269 going to first place.

144 remain in $1,500 Eight Game Mix 6-handed

On Monday, the $1,500 buy-in Eight Game Mix 6-handed got underway with 484 players buying into the event. By the end of action, just 144 players remained with Sachin Bhargava holding the chip lead with notables such as Michael Mizrachi and David Williams still alive. First place is set to receive a $137,969 cash prize, in addition to the gold bracelet

Upcoming events

Two new events get underway as part of the action on Tuesday. Things will start off with Event #25, the $600 Pot Limit Omaha Deepstack 8-handed at 11 AM PT. In the afternoon, players will be able to buy into the $5,000 6-handed No Limit Hold’em beginning at 3 PM PT. Play will resume at 2 PM PT on Tuesday.

Watch the WSOP

PokerGo takes a break in the streaming action on Tuesday, but they will return on Wednesday for live coverage of the final table of the $1,500 8-Game Mix. Poker fans can watch the action live via a PokerGO subscription, which is available for $14.99 per month or $99 per year.

Sights and sounds


Daniel Negreanu
makes a deep run in the $1,500 Mixed Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or Better, which he chronicles in his latest WSOP vlog.

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