wsop 2021 update

The biggest event of the 2021 WSOP kicked off on Thursday with 24 players entering the first-ever $250,000 Super High Roller with the red-hot Michael Addamo with the chip lead to end the day on Thursday night.

In the last few months, Addamo has won two Poker Masters events, the $300,000 Super High Roller Bowl event, a bracelet in the 2021 WSOP $50,000 No Limit Hold’em and most recently, a first-place finish in the $15k Aria High Roller Series.

So far, Fedor Holz, Seth Davies, Jake Schindler, David Peters, Jason Koon, Nick Petrangelo and John Lilic have hit the rails while 15 players remain

Following Addamo includes some of the biggest names in poker:

  1. Michael Addamo – 4,965,000
  2. Ali Imsirovic – 4,875,000
  3. Ben Heath – 3,545,000
  4. Adrian Mateos – 3,420,000
  5. Timofey Kuznetsov – 2,890,000
  6. Christoph Vogelsang – 2,860,000
  7. Stephen Chidwick – 2,540,000
  8. Daniel Negreanu – 2,305,000
  9. Justin Bonomo – 2,285,000
  10. Sam Soverel – 2,190,000
  11. Mikita Badziakouski – 1,745,000
  12. Dan Smith – 1,700,000
  13. Johan Guilbert 405,000
  14. Stanley Tang – 375,000

So far, nearly $6 million in prizes have been generated from the 24 buy-ins. That number could increase as late registration is open until the start of Day 2, which gets underway at 2 PM PT.

Ongoing action

Benny Glaser and Everett Carlton square off in $10,000 Razz Championship

The $10,000 Razz Championship will play another day as the event hit the maximum 7 levels early Friday morning. Benny Glaser and Everett Carlton pick things up at 3 PM for the conclusion of the event as the pair play for the bracelet and a $274,693 first-place prize ($169,773 will be paid to the runner-up).

Before play ended on Day 3, notables John Monnette, Erik Seidel and Phil Hellmuth secured final table scores.

Ole Schemion leads Hall of Fame Bounty No Limit Hold’em

German high stakes pro Ole Schemion leads the way in the $1,979 Hall of Fame Bounty No Limit Hold’em event with just six players remaining. He will be joined at the final table with Giovani Torre, James Alexander, Jerry Wong, Benjamin Underwood and Marc Rivera when action resumes at 4 PM PT.

Robert Cowen leads $3,000 6-handed Pot Limit Omaha

After two days of play, Robert Cowen leads a field of 24 players in the $3,000 6-Handed Pot Limit Omaha. The remaining players will be battling for at least $10,692 in prizes with $280,916 going to the winner. Following Cowen is Steven Forman and Dylan Weisman. Other notables still standing include David Coleman, Chino Rheem, Mike Matusow and David Williams.

Will Givins leads a field of 121 in the No Limit Hold’em Deepstack

A total of 1,921 players entered Event #81, the $800 No Limit Hold’em on Thursday with 121 surviving the day. Will Givins holds the chip lead when play resumes at 2 PM PT. He will be joined by top chip stacks Marc Lange, Marc Lange, William Blais, Jonathan Press and Christine Park.

Upcoming events

Friday will see the start of the $1,500 Closer, beginning at 11 AM PT. This will be followed up by the $50,000 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller getting underway at 3 PM PT.

Watch the WSOP

Poker fans can tune into the conclusion of the $1,979 Poker Hall of Fame Bounty ok PokerGo beginning at 8:00 PM ET as Ole Schemion hopes to seal a win against his five opponents. In order to watch this event and replays of other 2021 events, you will need a PokerGo subscription, which is available for $14.99 per month or $99 per year.

Sights and sounds from the WSOP

In Daniel Negreanu’s latest WSOP vlog, he is near the bubble of the $3,000 Pot Limit Omaha.

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