One of the highlight events of the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) concluded after three days of multiple flights. Event #4: $500 The Reunion No-Limit Hold’em was one of the newly introduced events this year. It was held on the opening weekend of the WSOP with multiple flights on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Main Event concluded with USA’s Long Ma grabbing his first WSOP gold bracelet and $5,13,604 in prize money.
The $500 buy-in event did not disappoint, as it witnessed a massive entry field of 12,973. The event managed to generate a final prize pool of $54,48,660. All-in-all, Event #4 was a blockbuster event with breathtaking action and drama. Day 2 of the event went on for 17-long hours, while the Main Day was a rather quick one, which ended in barely an hour.
Day 3 commenced with the final five seated on the final table and Ma leading the pack. The first player to depart was Michael Eddy. Ma busted Eddy’s in the second hand of the day, with his on the board to further strengthen his chip lead. Eddy departed with $1,42,847 to his bankroll.
Ma went on to knockout Alex Vazquez at the fourth place. Ma secured a pair of jacks on the board of , while Vazquez struggled with his hole cards. Vazquez cashed $1,85,281.
Ma’s busting spree continued as he busted Max Tavepholjalern at the third place for $2,41,766. Tavepholjalern’s succumbed to Ma’s pocket fours on the board of .
Finally, Ma beat Giuliano Lentini in the heads-up to score his final knockout and lift the title like a true pro. Ma’s ace helped him win over Lentini’s , when the board opened to . Lentini finished at the runner-up spot for $3,17,352.
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