Thursday, October 6 2022


The second day of the World Series of Poker 2021 to Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino was packed with poker action from start to finish as the top two bracelet winners were crowned. Another tournament is just one step away from determining a winner and it’s Event # 2: $ 25,000 HORSE, which was reduced to the last nine players out of 78 total entries.

The finalists have all locked in a portion of the $ 1,842,750 prize pool and will top their bankrolls with at least $ 52,211 for efforts. However, all eyes are on the coveted gold bracelet and the accompanying top prize of $ 552,182.

UK mixed-game specialist best placed after ten full levels on day 2 Benny Glaser, who rose to first place in the finals. The three-time WSOP bracelet winner cemented his first place with the double elimination of Roland Israelashvili and Daniel Negreanu in the last hand of the night. He claimed 2,590,000 to his name, followed by four closely-knit suitors.

Jesse klein advanced with 1.8 million and Chad Eveslage advanced with just under 1.7 million. David Benyamine staged a major comeback after the bubble and pocketed 1.68 million. Furthermore, Phil hellmuth is looking for an unprecedented 16th win and follows less than half of a big bet behind with 1.64 million. The composition of the stacked final table also includes Philippe Sternheimer, Ben yu, Matt Glantz, and DJ Buckley.

Event n ° 2 of the composition of the final table: $ 25,000 HORSE

Seat Player Country Number of tokens Big blinds Big bets
1 Matt Glantz United States 410,000 8 4
2 Ben yu United States 830,000 17 8
3 David Benyamine France 1,680,000 34 17
4 Phil hellmuth United States 1,640,000 33 16
5 Chad Eveslage United States 1,695,000 34 17
6 DJ Buckley United States 160,000 3 2
7 Benny Glaser UK 2,590,000 52 26
8 Jesse klein United States 1,800,000 36 18
9 Philippe Sternheimer UK 865,000 17 9

Besides Israelashvili and Negreanu, Cary Katz was the only other player in the money. Scott Bohlman missed two points in a min-cash and Yuval Bronshtein was knocked out on the bubble. A list of more than a dozen WSOP bracelet winners in a row fell out of the money to show just how stacked the ground really was in the festival’s first high-stakes contest.

Six players registered before the start of Day 2 and also among them was Yu, who reached the bottom nine. Jean Gaspard, who entered the penultimate day with a big stack, quickly rose to first place but finally found his master at Sternheimer. It was also Sternheimer, who has an American and British passport but lived for several years in Germany, who knocked out Chris Vitch and left Benyamine very short. Benny Glaser then took the lead after scoring several knockouts including Adam Friedman and Marco Johnson while Matusow ran out of near-money chips in an unfortunate Razz runout.

Once the bubble burst at the start of the final level, the tides changed quickly with the big bets rising and the nine-man final table was reached in the very last hand. The remaining nine contestants will be back at 2 p.m. local time on the secondary features table to play the role of a winner. The blinds continue to 25,000-50,000 and the big bets will be double.

Stay tuned who claims the gold bracelet as the PokerNews The team will provide conclusive updates on what is shaping up to be one of the highlights of the entire festival in person in Las Vegas.

Phil hellmuth


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