Tyler Cornell wsop bracelet

Tyler Cornell is the latest WSOP bracelet winner after taking down the $25,000 High Roller, winning the second $25,000 buy-in event of the 2021 World Series of Poker.

Cornell wins $833k for $25k High Roller victory

In coming out on top of the $25k High Roller (Event #6), poker pro Cornell takes home his first WSOP gold bracelet and receives a $833,289 first-place prize. Cornell outlasted 135 players over three days to take home the bracelet, which he has been attempting to win since began entering major tournaments in 2008.

The victory puts Cornell over the $1 million mark in live tournament winnings, according to the Hendon Mob, with his previous best cash coming during the 2020 $5k No Limit Hold’em event on GG Poker, where he placed in 8th place for $328,305.

Other top finishers in the event included Michael Liang ($515,014), Adrian Mateos (3rd for $381,870) and Jonathan Jaffe (4th place for $286,202).

PokerGo, which streamed the final table event, posted the final six hours on YouTube.

Ongoing action

Ray Henson leads in the $1,500 Dealers Choice 6-handed

Ray Henson sits atop of the chip count of the $1,500 Dealers Choice 6-handed with just 11 players remaining after Day 2. He will be up some stiff competition on Tuesday as four of the remaining players have won a WSOP bracelet: Nathan Gamble, Adam Friedman, Andrew Kelsall and Naoya Kihara.

Action will pick up for Day 3 beginning at 3 PM PT today with first place set to receive $97,915.

Final five set for the Reunion

Day 2 started with 683 players, but ended with just five players remaining by the end of the action on Monday. The mammoth tournament attracted 12,973 entries with remaining players clinching a payday of at least $142,847 with 1st place set to receive $513,604.

Long Ma will hold a 2:1 chip lead over Giuliano Lentini when action for Day 3 resumes at 4 PM PT. Also still alive are Alex Vazquez, Max Tavepholjalern and Michael Eddy.

No Limit Hold’em Deepstack attracts 4,527 entries

The $600 buy-in No Limit Hold’em Deepstack attracted a whopping 4,527 entries on Monday. By the end of Monday’s play, just 216 remained as the tournament reached the money. Krisd Gabrialian is the healthy chip leader going into Day 2, which gets underway at noon PT.

Notable players still alive include Joey Weissman, Eric Baldwin and Asi Moshe.

Michael Noori leads $10k Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or Better Championship

In ten hours of play on Monday, Michael Noori finds himself holding the chip lead in Event #9, the $10,000 Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or Better. The event attracted a total of 128 players with 72 remaining at the end of play on Monday.

Among the notable players making Day 2 include Daniel Negreanu, Mike Matusow, Erik Seidel and David Benyamine.

Upcoming events

Tuesday sees the start of three new events. Event #10, the $1,000 Super Turbo Bounty No Limit Hold’em gets underway at 11 AM PT. It will be followed by the $25,000 Heads-up No Limit Hold’em Championship, which usually attracts some of poker’s biggest names given its 64 player max.

The last new event of the day is the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em, which begins at 3 PM PT.

Watch the WSOP

PokerGo takes a break from its 2021 WSOP coverage on Tuesday. On Wednesday, PokerGo will broadcast Day 2 of the $25,000 No Limit Hold’em Championship.

Sights and sounds from Monday’s action

This poker player might be taking COVID just a bit too (un)seriously, if that in fact is what he is doing.

Finally, Daniel Negreanu reports in from Day 2 of the $1,500 Dealer’s Choice in his latest WSOP vlog: