John Monnette WSOP bracelet

Three more bracelet winners were crowned on Sunday with John Monnette taking down his 4th piece of WSOP hardware after winning the $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship. Meanwhile, in ongoing action, Phil Hellmuth is the chip leader in the 7-Card Stud Championship as he seeks his 16th WSOP bracelet.

Let’s take a look at the highlights from Saturday and Sunday’s play as well as what’s on tap for Monday.

John Monnette scores 4th bracelet in the $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship

It was a long one, but after 11 hours John Monnette came out on top of the $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship to win his 4th career gold bracelet and $245,680 on Saturday night. The victory came via 538’s Nate Silver, who finished in second but still had $151,842 to show for it. Monette outlasted 92 players during the 3-day tournament. Other top finishers included Eric Kurtzman ($108,747), Terrence Chan ($79,210) and Jason Somerville ($58,697).

Monnet’s previous WSOP victories came during the 2011 $2,500 Eight Game Mix, the 2012 $5,000 Seven Card Stud and the 2017 $10,000 No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship. “The first is always the most special, but this is awesome,” said Monette after the match. “I had a couple of bad years where I did nothing so to finally get back and do something is great. It was a tough field, a championship event, so this definitely means a lot.”

Bradley Jansen wins $1,500 6-handed No Limit Hold’em

On Saturday evening, Bradley Jansen came from behind in Event #15, the $1,500 6-Handed No Limit Hold’em to snag his first WSOP Gold bracelet and a first-place prize of $313,403. Jansen, a lawyer from Hubertus, Wisconsin, outlasted a field of 1,450 over three days including France’s Jeremy Malod heads-up ($193,711). Also in the top five were Ryan Pedigo ($136,070), Sean Hegarty ($96,919) and Ryan Andrada ($70,013).

With his victory, Jansen has now accumulated $641,008 in lifetime tournament winnings, according to the Hendon Mob. His previous best cash came in June when he came in 2nd during the $600 No Limit Hold’em Deepstack Championship Poker Series.

In post-match comments, Jansen said he spent the previous day replaying the event in his head. “I’ve gone through this moment in my head many times before and when it actually gets here it’s unreal. Last night I thought about it a lot and I thought about what I was going to do and how I would react. It’s easy to get ahead of yourself. It’s just a really special day.”

Pete Chen wins Online Event #3

On Sunday, the third online event of the 2021 WSOP was held with Pete Chen taking down the $400 No Limit Hold’em Ultra Deepstack to win $82,559 and his first WSOP gold bracelet.

Ongoing action

Phil Hellmuth leads 7 in the Seven Card Stud Championship

Phil Hellmuh is once again knocking on the door of his 16th WSOP bracelet as he seats with the chip lead in the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship with just 7 players remaining. He’s got his work for himself, however, with an impressive list of final table opponents that includes Jack McClelland, Anthony Zinno, Jason Gola, James Chen and Stephen Chidwick.

Play resumes at 3 PM PT.

Vanessa Kade among those in the mix in the Millionaire Maker

The Millionaire Maker started Day 2 with 1,174 players, which was whittled down to 170 by the end of Day 2 on Sunday. Darryl Ronconi will hold the lead when action picks up at 3 PM PT with Craig Varnell and Vanessa Kade among the top stacks. The remaining players fight for a guaranteed $5,550 in prizes with first place becoming poker’s latest millionaire.

Heads-up at the $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball

Vladimir Peck and Venkata Tayi will go heads-up in the $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball on Monday after the action went late on Sunday night. Tayi will start with the lead when play resumes at noon holding 5,575,000 chips to Vladmir Peck’s 3,275,000.

Earlier in the day on Sunday, Joao Vieira finished in third place with $57,558, Aaron Rodgers 4th with $40,443 and Brian Yoon 5th for $28,818.

Scott Abrams leads $1,500 Mixed Omaha

Day 2 of Event #21, the $1,500 Mixed Omaha gets underway at 2 PM PT on Monday with Scott Abrams holding the chip lead with 199 players remaining. Notable players such as Ari Engel, Daniel Negreanu, John Monnette and Randy Ohel will battle for the gold bracelet and a $170,269 place prize.

Upcoming events

Twenty-one events of the 2021 WSOP are either in the books are or ongoing. Monday will see the start of two new events. Starting off will be the four-day $10,000 Ladies No Limit Hold’em Championship beginning at 11 AM PT. This will be followed up by the $1,500 Eight Game Mix 6-Handed starting at 3 PM PT.

Watch the WSOP

On Monday, poker fans will be able to follow the final table of the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship on PokerGo beginning at 8 PM ET as Phil Hellmuth hopes to secure his 16th WSOP bracelet. Poker fans can tune in to PokerGo with a monthly subscription of $14.99 or a yearly subscription of $99.

Sights and sounds around the WSOP

In Daniel Negreanu’s daily World Series of Poker, he’s at Day 2 of the $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw as looks for another cash.