wsop 2021 update

Two 4-time WSOP bracelet winners have a chance of adding a 5th on the final day of their respective tournaments. Meanwhile, the Colossus attracts over 4,000 entries during the first flight of the popular annual event.

We take a look at these events as well as what is ahead in the latest edition of the 2021 WSOP update.

Ongoing action

Shaun Deeb makes final table of the $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller

Shaun Deeb is among the players gunning for a bracelet in the $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller, which finished on Friday with five players remaining. Should Deeb be able to rally, it would be his 5th career WSOP bracelet and first since 2018. Ka Kwan Lau is in the driver’s seat with a lead over John Beauprez, Maxx Coleman, Shaun Deeb and Veselin Karakitukov.

The fourth and final day will pick up at 4 PM PT and will be featured on the PokerGo streaming service.

Nicholas Julia leads Nine Game Mix 6-Handed

After Day 2 of the $2,500 Nine Game 6-Handed, Nicholas Julia holds a big lead over Robert McLaughlin and a field of 17 players. They will be joined on Day 3 with some big-name players including actor James Woods, Mike Matusow, John Racener, Joe Hachem and Mike Matusow. All the players still alive are guaranteed at least $7,626 in prizes with $168,608 set for first place. Play will pick up at 2 PM PT.

Eli Elezra in the hunt for 5th bracelet

The Seniors No Limit Hold’em Championship completed Day 2 on Friday with 148 players still alive. David Kluchman will hold the chip lead when action resumes at 10 AM. When the cards are dealt, Kluchman will be closely followed by Canada’s April Facey and Eli Elezra, who is 7th in chips and gunning for his 5th WSOP bracelet. Players in the tournament are guaranteed at least $3,983 with first place set to receive a healthy payday of $561,060.

4,217 enter Colossus Day 1a

The first flight of the Colossus attracted 4,217 entries on Friday, with 484 of those surviving the day. Hiep Tran was on top of the chip counts after the day with Chris Wallace, Jeff Platt and Robert Varkonyi, among the notables still battling. The second flight gets underway at 10 AM PT on Saturday with both flights merging for Day 2 on Sunday.

Kenny Hallaert among players surviving Day 1 of 6-Handed No Limit Hold’em Championship

Kenny Hallaert finds himself second in chips in Event #56, the 6-Handed No Limit Hold’em Championship after Day 1 on Friday. India’s Abhinav Iyer holds the chip lead with notables such as Matt Berkey, Adrian Mateos, Nick Schulman, Sam Grafton, Justin Bonomo and Ryan Laplante surviving the day.

Upcoming events

Saturday’s action begin with the second flight of the $400 COLOSSUS No Limit Hold’em event, which began at 10 AM PT. Later on in the day, Event #57, the $10,000 Limit Triple Draw Championship will get underway at 2 PM PT.

Watch the WSOP

On Saturday night, poker fans will be able to tune into the final table of the $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller, which gets underway at 8 PM PT. Poker fans can check out all the action with a subscription to poker streaming provider PokerGo, which can be purchased for $14.99 per month or $99 per year.

Sights and sounds from the WSOP

Daniel Negreanu makes Day 2 of the Nine Game Mix event in the latest episode of his day WSOP vlog on YouTube:

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