After two days of poker action and 20 levels of play in the latest mixed games contest of the 2021 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, only 17 players out of 319 entries remain in contention for the coveted gold bracelet in Event #54: $2,500 Nine-Game Mix 6-Handed. The new tournament on the schedule, which can be regarded as the bargain edition of the upcoming pinnacle Poker Players Championship, will pay out the biggest slice of the $709,775 prize pool today.
Nicholas Julia leads the pack with a massive stack of 2,150,000, which is more than two times of second-placed Robert McLaughlin (1,013,000) has bagged up last night. Other notable big stacks heading into the final day are three-time WSOP Circuit ring winner Aditya Prasetyo, and the WSOP bracelet winners Kenny Hsiung and Justin Liberto.
Another finalist to look out for is well-known actor James Woods, who has regularly participated in mixed game competitions at the WSOP throughout the years. Mike Matusow has notched up yet another deep run during the ongoing festival and will aim to claim his fifth bracelet. Other former WSOP bracelet winners in the mix are John Racener, Bradley Ruben, and the 2005 WSOP Main Event champion Joe Hachem.
Top 10 Chip Counts After Day 2
|1||Nicholas Julia||United States||2,150,000|
|2||Robert McLaughlin||United States||1,013,000|
|3||Aditya Prasetyo||United States||829,000|
|4||Kenny Hsiung||United States||822,000|
|5||Kristan Lord||United States||820,000|
|6||Justin Liberto||United States||715,000|
|7||James Woods||United States||649,000|
|8||Matt Vengrin||United States||635,000|
|9||Marco Johnson||United States||603,000|
|10||Mike Matusow||United States||559,000|
The action will recommence at 2 p.m. local time in the Amazon Tan section. All levels will last 60 minutes each and there are two redraws upcoming with 12 and seven players respectively. The final 17 have locked up a payday of $7,626 so far and the winner will take home the gold bracelet and top prize of $168,608.
Stay tuned to find out who joins the winner's circle or adds another WSOP title to their resume, as the PokerNews team will be on the floor from start to finish.