The 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP), which had been going on for the past two months has finally drawn its curtains to this year’s edition. The last two events concluded earlier today with two more players winning the coveted WSOP gold bracelet.
Event #87: $100,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em concluded with Australian player Michael Addamo nailing the event for $19,58,569. The event witnessed 64 entries battling out for the prize pool of $61,92,000. The top 10 places made it in the money and the top five made it to the final table on Day 3.
It was a bumpy ride for Addamo, who resumed Day 3 with a hefty chip lead, as Sam Soverel doubled up a couple of times to take the chip lead. Addamo, however, bounced back and choked Rabichow’s attempt to double up in the heads-up. Finally, Addamo beat Kevin Rabichow to clinch the fourth WSOP gold bracelet of his career.
The last event of the series, Event #88: $5,000 8-Handed No-Limit Hold’em saw Bulgarian player Boris Kolev shipping the event to win his maiden WSOP bracelet. The event had an entry-field of 531 and generated a prize pool of $24,49,238. The top 80 places finished in the money and the top 30 players advanced to Day 2 of the event.
Kolev beat Uri Reichenstein in the heads-up to bag a lion’s share of $5,11,184 in prize money along with the bracelet. The heads-up started with both players having fairly even stacks. Kolev managed to pull away Reichenstein’s stack by winning several hands before Reichenstein doubled up. Kolev, who still held the chip lead, played passively in the last hand. Reichenstein jammed his entire stack on the river to pull off a bluff. However, Kolev rivered a flush and claimed victory.
It was a dramatic feat for Kolev, who was not even in the top 10 chip leads on Day 2, bounced back to claim the title. Day 2 chip leader Ben Yu did not make it to the final table and departed at the 10th spot for $30,286.
The concluding of these final two events mark the end of the 2021 WSOP series at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The series was an interesting one with various bitter-sweet moments for the players. Several players tasted the WSOP victory for the first time, while some pros added more bracelets to their shelves. Germany’s Koray Aldemir became the new Main Event champion by shipping Event #67: MAIN EVENT No-Limit Hold’em World Championship for $80,00,000.
The 2022 edition of WSOP will be held at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino between May 31 to July 19, 2022, as announced by the officials.
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