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2021 World Series of Poker In Review and Highlights

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Week Two Highlights and What To Look Forward To — 


LAS VEGAS (Oct. 14, 2021) – The 52nd annual World Series of Poker® (WSOP®) wrapped up its second week of play at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino with thrilling wins and new champions crowned. With over 5,300 participants in just the Millionaire Maker event and over 20 gold bracelets already awarded, week two of the WSOP delivered some exciting events and game-winning hands including the debut live iteration of the Flip & Go format and a heart-racing finale in the $1,500 Millionaire Maker event.

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Poker fans and interested media can tune into the weekly WSOP virtual press conference on Friday, Oct. 15 at 12 p.m. PST where host Tiffany Michelle will dive deeper into this week’s milestone events with special guests, bracelet winners and more. This week’s virtual press conference can be viewed on the WSOP YouTube channel

Week 2 Highlights

Anthony Zinno, a three-time WSOP bracelet winner and former World Poker Tour Player of the Year, earned a new gold bracelet after beating out two Poker Hall of Famers and denying crowd favorite Phil Hellmuth his 16th gold bracelet.

Pete Chen claimed his first WSOP gold bracelet after defeating “Selvastar7” in a heads-up showdown with a river paired ace-jack, earning him $82,559. Chen’s victory marks a career-high online score bringing his total tournament earnings to $661,618.

John Monnette snags his fourth WSOP bracelet on Oct. 10, winning a total $245,680 and handing defeat to Nate Silver heads-up.

American Poker Pro and new GGPoker ambassador Jason Koon wins intense face-off with Gabor Szabo, snagging his first-ever WSOP bracelet for $243,981.

What To Look Forward To

  • Friday, Oct. 15 – Event #30A: MONSTER STACK No-Limit Hold’em (Freezeout)
    Players will face-off for a chance at a WSOP gold bracelet in a $1,500 buy in, no re-entry tournament.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 19 – Event #37: 1,500 Super Bounty No-Limit Hold’em
    Players will compete in a one-day tournament where they will receive $500 from the prize pool for every player they eliminate.
  • Upcoming WSOP live streaming on PokerGO: is live streaming 36 days of action from the 2021 World Series of Poker, including the entire $10,000 Main Event from start to finish. Coming up are live streams of Event #25: $5,000 NL Hold’em Six-Handed on Friday, October 15, Event #29: $10,000 Short Deck on Saturday, October 16, and Event #32: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. on Monday, October 18. Watch now on

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The World Series of Poker® is the largest, richest and most prestigious gaming event in the world, having awarded more than $3.29 billion in prize money and the prestigious gold bracelet, globally recognized as the sport’s top prize. Featuring a comprehensive slate of tournaments in every major poker variation, the WSOP is poker’s longest-running tournament in the world, dating back to 1970.  In 2019, the event attracted 187,298 entrants from 118 different countries to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and awarded more than $293 million in prize money. In addition, the WSOP has formed groundbreaking alliances in broadcasting, digital media and corporate sponsorships, while successfully expanding the brand internationally with the advent of WSOP Europe in 2007 and the WSOP Asia-Pacific in 2013 and the WSOP International Circuit Series in 2015. For more information on the WSOP, please visit

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