Event #2: $25,000 H.O.R.S.E.

Glaser Leads; Hellmuth Chases Number 16 in a Star-Studded Final Nine of Event #2: $25,000 H.O.R.S.E.

Phil Hellmuth

The opening weekend of the 2021 World Series of Poker is here and the final day of Event #2: $25,000 H.O.R.S.E. brings a star-studded final table of decorated champions and established pros looking for their first taste of WSOP gold. The final nine players outlasted a field of 78 entries and they will compete this afternoon on the main stage in the Amazon room at Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino for the lion’s share of a $1,842,750 prize pool with a top prize of ​​$552,182.

England’s mixed-game specialist Benny Glaser leads a Day 3 lineup that includes three other WSOP champions and Chad Eveslage, a Florida-based pro looking to add his first WSOP gold bracelet to an already impressive set of tournament wins in 2021.

The final nine players bring a combined 22 WSOP gold bracelets worth of experience to Day 3 and most of them belong to the 15-time champion Phil Hellmuth, but three-time winners Glaser and Ben Yu look to spoil Hellmuth’s plans for #16 and France’s David Benyamine wants to add his name to the list of players that have won two WSOP events.

England’s Philip Sternheimer is joined by Eveslage, Matt Glantz, DJ Buckley, and Jesse Klein in the quest for their first WSOP victory. Eveslage looks to add to a red-hot 2021 that includes wins at the WPT Venetian in July and the $25,000 high roller in April at the WPT Seminole Hard Rock.

Final Table Line-Up Event #2: $25,000 H.O.R.S.E.

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig BlindsBig Bets
1Matt GlantzUnited States410,00084
2Ben YuUnited States830,000178
3David BenyamineFrance1,680,0003417
4Phil HellmuthUnited States1,640,0003316
5Chad EveslageUnited States1,695,0003417
6DJ BuckleyUnited States160,00032
7Benny GlaserUnited Kingdom2,590,0005226
8Jesse KleinUnited States1,800,0003618
9Philip SternheimerUnited Kingdom865,000179

Other cashing players from Day 2 included Cary Katz (12th - $42,162), Roland Israelashvili (11th - $46,002), and the six-time WSOP champion Daniel Negreanu, who was knocked out along with Israelashvili in a double-elimination in the last hand of Day 2.

Day 3 will continue in Level 21 with blinds at 25,000/50,000 and big bets are double that amount. Blinds and antes will increase every 60 minutes until there is a winner.

Be sure to keep it here all day long as the PokerNews live reporting team brings you all the action live as it happens from the third day of the WSOP.