The 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) crowned another champion earlier today at Event #25: $5,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em. The series which has been going on in full swing at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas witnessed another player grabbing his maiden WSOP gold bracelet. Scott Ball emerged victorious at the event and grabbed his first-ever WSOP bracelet, for $5,62,667.
The six-handed event concluded after four days of gameplay. 604 players showed up at this $5,000 event, generating a prize pool of $26,66,025. The final table of six had two former WSOP bracelet winners, John Racener and Galen Hall. 35-year old, Scott Ball, who put up fierce gameplay at the table, was rather emotional on clinching the title.
The first casualty on the final table of six was the former WSOP champion, Racener. He walked away with $81,736 at the sixth spot. Next in line was Bin Weng, whose king-queen off-suited succumbed to Hall’s ace-ten of hearts, when the board showed three hearts, giving Hall a flush. Weng struggled with an ace-high hand on the board and left at the fifth position for $1,13,775.
Taiwan’s Eric Tsai followed when Ball dominated Tsai’s pocket queens with his cowboys. Tsai departed with $1,61,756 in fourth place. Next in line was Jonathan Jaffe. Hall secured a full house on the board with his pocket eights, while Jaffe’s ducks on the board couldn’t help him. Jaffe bid farewell to the final two on the table as he walked away with $2,34,781.
The heads-up between the final two was quite a dramatic one as both the players kept extracting chips from one another on multiple occasions. However, finally, it was Ball who managed to steal away all of Hall’s chips to win the title. Ball held ace-two of diamonds, while Hall held king-ten of diamonds. The board showed three more diamonds to give both players a flush, however, Ball’s ace sealed the deal for him. Hall’s chase for his second WSOP bracelet ended as he walked away with $3,47,757 at the runner-up spot.
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