Event #16: $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship at the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) concluded after 11-hours of intense gameplay at the final table. American player John Monnette finally nailed the title to add another WSOP gold bracelet to his credit along with $2,45,680 in prize money. This is the player’s fourth bracelet.
Day 3 of the event witnessed 10 players seated at the final table. The first casualty was Ray Dehkharghani. Eric Kurtzman eliminated Dehkharghani in 10th place for $18,506. Kevin Song was busted next by Christopher Chung at the eight spot. Song added $21,149 to his bankroll. After eliminating Song, it was Chung’s turn to bid farewell to his peers, when John Racener secured a three of a kind, while Chung struggled with an ace-pair. Chung walked away with $26,561.
Eric Kurtzman’s pocket queens overpowered Scott Tuttle’s pair of sixes on the flop to send off Tuttle at the seventh spot for $33,979. Kurtzman secured his second consecutive bustout by eliminating John Racener for $44,263. Jason Somerville hit a straight on the board with his big slick. However, Nate Silver’s pocket sevens managed to make a full boat and eliminate Somerville at the fifth place for $58,697.
Terrence Chan was next in line. The only Canadian on the final table was busted by Monnette at the fourth spot for $79,210, the highest five-figure prize at the event. Kurtzman’s ace-five suited hole cards fell short against Silver’s seven-eight. Silver secured a higher pair with his eight against Kurtzman’s pair of fives on the board. Kurtzman departed at the third place for $1,08,747.
In the heads-up, Monnette gradually pulled Silver’s stack to his side. Eventually, Silver’s ten-queen succumbed to Monnette’s eight-king, as Monnette hit a two pair on the board and Silver struggled with just one pair. Silver finished at the runner-up spot for $1,51,842.
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