The second event was a charity event which took place yesterday and the final day 2 will be hosted later today. The event raised $1,75,824 in charity, which will be handed over to Caesars Cares, a COVID-19 charity based in the US state of Nevada.
Event #2 was one of the highlight tournaments on the WSOP 2021 schedule. It was a charity event that attracted 1,584 players, who went on to generate a massive $17,59,824 prize pool along with raising $1,75,824 for Nevada-based COVID-19 charity, Caesars Cares.
Joao Simao collected an impressive 48,08,840 chips to take the chip lead at the final table. Following him were other pros like Hunagary’s Andras Nemeth with 36,25,258 chips, Germany’s Claas Segebrecht with 35,32,007 chips and Roman Hrabec with 28,97,555 chips.
Apart from these top four chip leaders, the final table will also include Russia’s Ilya Yakunin aka ‘Dezauzer’ with a stack size worth 40 big blinds, Israel’s ‘Jabochi’ with 39 big blinds, Elio Fox from the US with 35 big blinds, Spanish Sergio Aido and China’s Yuhan Liu aka ‘HansNevrLose’ with 30 big blinds each. The tenth man on the final table with the smallest stack is Albania’s ‘manymen83’ with 25 big blinds.
Four players sold their stakes to other buyers on the client on day 1. Germany’s ‘Claas Segebrecht’ sold 1% of his stake for a mark-up of 1. Israel’s ‘Jabochi’ sold 50% of his stake for a 1.1 markup, while Russia’s Leonid Logunov aka ‘LeBroHbKA’ sold 75% of his stakes for a markup of 1. Chinese player Yuhan Liu aka ‘HansNevrLose’ also had 80% of his stakes on sale for a markup of 1.18, but managed to sell only 1%.
On day 1, the top 296 places received a min-cash of $1,775. The top 20 remaining places from day 2 will get a min-cash of $7,839; the winner will get a massive $2,06,075 in prize money and a WSOP gold bracelet. Day 2 will take place later today, where the 26 players will battle it out.
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