The grand 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) officially kick-started on 30th September, 2021 at Las Vegas with a bang. Event #2: $25,000 H.O.R.S.E. concluded earlier yesterday with United States’ Jesse Klein winning his career’s first WSOP gold bracelet.
The second event of the prestigious WSOP series attracted 78 players and offered a $1,842,750 prize pool. Jesse Klein clinched the title after the three-day-long gameplay and took home $5,52,182 in prize money. The 44-year old beat the likes of Phil Helmuth, Benny Glaser, David Benyamine, Chad Eveslage, Philip Sternheimer, Ben Yu, DJ Buckley and Matt Glantz at the final table, which represented a combined 22 gold bracelets.
The first casualty was Glantz when Helmuth sent him off at ninth place for $52,211. Next in line was DJ Buckley, who was busted by Yu at the eighth position with a pay cheque of $61,549. After eliminating Buckley, Yu couldn’t sustain longer and succumbed at the hands of Eveslage at the 23rd level. Yu bid farewell to his peers with $75,260 in his bankroll.
Next on Eveslage‘s list was 15-time bracelet winner Hellmuth. Eveslage sent off Hellmuth at the sixth spot for $95,329. UK’s Sternheimer followed, when Glaser busted him to fifth place for $1,24,935. Eveslage’s journey on the final table ended when Glaser secured his second knock-out by sending him off at fourth place for $1,69,218.
It was then Benyamine who departed at the third place for $2,36,626, leaving the final two for a heads-up. Glaser, who was eyeing for his fourth bracelet was eliminated, at the runner-up spot, as Klein grabbed his first bracelet. Glaser pocketed a handsome $3,41,274.
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