Eli Elezra leads the final group of five into the finale of Event #60: $50,000 Poker Players Championship at the 2021 World Series of Poker. The final five survived a field of 63 players over four days to play for a top prize of $954,020 and the prestigious Chip Reese Trophy.
Elezra is followed by Paul Volpe, Chris Brewer, Dan Cates, and Ryan Leng after starting Day 4 with 10 players and playing down to a final table of five that will be streamed on delay Friday at 3 p.m. on PokerGO.
Final Table Draw
|Main Stage||1||Dan Cates||3,875,000|
|Main Stage||2||Paul Volpe||4,360,000|
|Main Stage||3||Eli Elezra||4,620,000|
|Main Stage||4||Chris Brewer||4,325,000|
|Main Stage||5||Ryan Leng||1,625,000|
Day 4 Action
The day started with ten players spread across two tables and went to nine within an hour when Mike Wattel hit the rail in No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw when he turned over a ten-eight and was drawing dead to Volpe’s ten-six.
Daniel Negreanu came short in his bid for the Chip Reese trophy, finishing in ninth place after Leng made a set of jacks in Pot-Limit Omaha to defeat Negreanu’s pair of aces. Nick Schulman followed soon behind in eighth place when his queens and eights ran into Brewer’s straight in Limit Hold’em.
The final seven players moved to a final table and played for more than four hours before Matt Glantz hit the rail in seventh place on a counterfeit two-pair during a wild four-way Omaha Hi-Lo hand that saw Leng and Elezra split the pot.
The final six players became five 40 minutes later when Josh Arieh was eliminated in sixth place by Elezra’s two-pair in Pot-Limit Omaha.
Players will return on Friday for a final table that will be streamed on delay at 3 p.m. on PokerGO. Action will continue in Level 23 and the final five will play down to a winner.
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