October 29, 2021
Tournaments & Cash Games
While eight new players put their names on the WSOP bracelet winner list, several players from the past added hardware to their own personal collections. That includes Farzad “Freddy” Bonyadi, Josh Arieh, and Brian Rast, who brings his bracelet count to five. Five, in case you’re wondering, is a lot. That puts him in rarefied air alongside Scotty Nguyen, Allen Cunningham, John Juanda, Stu Ungar, Jason Mercier, Barry Johnson, Daniel Alaei, David Chui, Gary Bertland and Michael Mizrachi.
$1,500 PLO Eight-handed
Winning his third WSOP bracelet, Arieh is approaching $6 million in WSOP cashes. Not bad for a former law firm courier. His first bracelet came in 1999.
With 48th WSOP cash — most of them of the min-cash variety — Gerhart won his third bracelet for his biggest score to push his lifetime WSOP cashes over a quarter-million dollars.
$2,500 NLH Freezeout
The Taiwanese poker player took down his first career bracelet by being the last of 896 standing. He’s won just shy of a million since his first cash in 2015.
With his fifth cash of the 2021 Series, Ruben secured his third bracelet in an event that attracted 311.
$1,000 Doublestack NLH
Playing in a massive field of 3,991, the Californian won his first career bracelet. His next largest cash, $6,330, also came at this year’s Series.
$3,000 Six-handed Limit Hold’em
Hansen completed the rare feat of having his first WSOP cash be for a bracelet. He outlasted 161.
$10K PLO Eight-handed
The man known as “Tommy Legend” won his second bracelet, pushing his WSOP winnings over $3.4 million.
$800 No-limit Deepstack
Making his second cash count, Norton was part of a field of 2,053 that helped generate a prize pool of more than $1.4 million. It’s his first bracelet.
$5,000 No-limit Hold’em Freezeout Eight-handed
The Frenchman and Unibet sponsored pro made history by becoming the first person from France to win a WSOP bracelet. He added the bracelet to his two WSOP Circuit rings won in Europe.
$1,000 Online No-limit Hold’em
The Japanese professional won his first bracelet online, beating 554, giving him more than $1.2 million through 43 WSOP cashes since 2007.
$1,500 No-limit Hold’em Shootout
Since making the final table of last year’s unique WSOP Main Event (he finished 8th), the Jersey player cashed six times and won his first bracelet.
$10K No-limit 2-7 Lowball Draw
It’s been 16 years since his last bracelet, but the former shift manager at Hollywood Park Casino won his fourth career bracelet, pushing his winnings over $2.2 million.
$600 Mixed No-limit Hold’em/PLO Eight-handed
His first WSOP cash, at a Circuit event, was barely worth $500. His second came with a pile of money and a bracelet. Congrats to the man from Chicago.
$3,000 Six-handed No-limit Hold’em
That makes five bracelets for the Las Vegas-based poker pro. He’s cashed 48 times for more than $6.5 million.
Photos by Danny Maxwell and Hayley Hochstetler, courtesy of WSOP.com.
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