At 4 p.m. local time, four players out of 57 entries are slated to return to play down to a winner here at the 2021 World Series of Poker. The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino is once again the stage for the semi-finals of Event #11: $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship.
Freshly minted GGPoker Ambassador Jason Koon is in the race to win his first-ever WSOP bracelet. The American will be battling Henri Puustinen in his heads-up match while Dan Zack faces Gabor Szabo.
Zack is the only player who already knows what it feels like to be awarded a WSOP bracelet and will be looking to add another one to his collection. All remaining players have already secured at least $89,787 but the first-place prize of $243,981 is the cash they're aiming for while the runner-up will need to be satisfied with $150,790.
Road to the Semi-Finals
|Winners||Jason Koon||Henri Puustinen||Dan Zack||Gabor Szabo|
|Round of 64||Chris Brewer||Rok Gostisa||Mustapha Kanit||Bye|
|Round of 32||Nicolai Morris||Ali Imsirovic||Nick Petrangelo||Johan Guilbert|
|Round of 16||Johannes Becker||Cary Katz||Jimmy D'Ambrosio||David Peters|
|Round of 8||Jake Daniels||Benjamin Reason||Bin Weng||Mikita Badziakouski|
During the semi-finals, all players start with 2.4 million in chips. The first level of the day features a small blind of 6,000, a big blind of 12,000, which gives them 200 big blinds at the start of the day. All levels last 20 minutes each and play should resume at 4 p.m. on the outer feature tables in the Amazon room. PokerGO will be streaming the final of this event if a winner has been crowned in Event #9: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo Championship before the final two players have been determined.
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