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Eli Elezra Defeats Zolotow & Negreanu to Get hang of the USPO $10K 8-Recreation ($183,600)

Jason Glatzer

Eli Elezra

Eli Elezra has once again confirmed he is even handed one of essentially the most easy blended-sport gamers in the sphere after emerging victorious on a star-studded closing table to defend the U.S. Poker Begin: Event #6: $10,000 8-Recreation for $183,600.

The title comes almost two years to the day of when he obtained his fourth WSOP bracelet in Event #20: $1,500 Seven Card Stud in 2019. Elezra’s three numerous bracelets had been moreover in blended sport events with two seven-card stud titles and one title each in stud hello-lo and restrict 2-7 triple draw.

Making the defend principal more spectacular, Elezra defeated six-time bracelet WSOP champion and GGPoker Ambassador Daniel Negreanu in the future of three-handed play sooner than coming from in the relieve of to oust two-time WSOP bracelet winner Steve Zolotow in heads-up play.

The tournament itself was once extensively obtained by the high roller neighborhood after attracting 68 entries to rep a $680,000 prize pool. The closing table was once broadcasted to poker followers in the future of the sphere at the subscription-essentially based PokerGO.

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Event #6: $10,000 8-Recreation Closing Table Outcomes

Space Title Country Prize
1 Eli Elezra United States $183,600
2 Steve Zolotow United States $136,000
3 Daniel Negreanu Canada $88,400
4 Richard Sklar United States $68,000
5 Erik Sagstrom Sweden $54,400
6 Cut Guagenti United States $40,800
7 David “ODB” Baker United States $34,000

Closing Table Motion

David “ODB” Baker started the closing table with the chip lead nonetheless things fell aside rapid as he went from hero to zero to search out himself on the rail after dazzling four fingers.

In step with the Poker Central weblog, Baker first doubled up Negreanu sooner than suffering a huge injurious beat to exit in seventh web site for $34,000 when his aces did now not place in opposition to Zolotow’s good big slick.

Simply sooner than the closing table stream kicked off at PokerGO, Elezra eradicated a quick-stacked Cut Guagenti in sixth web site for $40,800 and was once neck and neck with Zolotow for the chip lead.

While Elezra was once busy building his stack, Negreanu was once busy eliminating opponents as he took the quick stacks of Richard Sklar (fourth – $68,000) in the future of a spherical of no-restrict place’em on a coinflip with ace-jack good vs. eights and Erik Sagstrom (fifth – $54,400) in the future of a spherical of pot-restrict Omaha hello-lo.

Negreanu’s momentum ended in the future of a spherical of pot-restrict Omaha with the three gamers final all carefully bunched. He first misplaced a hand to Zolotow to leave him quick on chips when he known as a pot-sized river guess with high two pair in opposition to Zolotow’s broadway straight. Elezra dusted off the stack of “Kid Poker” two fingers later to send him packing in third web site for $88,400.

Zolotow kicked off the heads-up fight with a small chip advantage in opposition to Elezra. That didn’t final long as Elezra looked to have all of the momentum at the closing table. Zolotow did gather the lead at one point sooner than Elezra regained relieve watch over and stormed ahead to a 9:1 chip advantage.

Elezra then sealed the deal for the victory in a hand of stud hello-low with Zolotow committing his stack on fifth street with a pair of fives. Elezra had a stable low draw nonetheless all he wished was once a seven on sixth street to enhance to a pair of sevens to beat Zolotow’s fives to rep rid of his opponent in 2d web site for $136,000 and defend the title.

Andrew Lichtenberger Leads Closing Table of the Listing-Breaking Event #7: $10,000 NLHE

Andrew Lichtenberger
Andrew Lichtenberger leads the closing table of Event #7

Congratulations are in picture to the U.S. Poker Begin as Event #7: $10,000 No-Restrict Help’em established a original competition attendance file with 99 entries producing a $990,000 prize pool.

Andrew Lichtenberger will kickoff the eight-participant closing table with a huge chip lead after bagging 3,510,000 in chips for larger than double that of his nearest competitors in Jared Jaffee with 1,685,000 in his overnight chip rep.

Alex Foxen (1,630,000) and David Peters (1,620,000) are dazzling inches in the relieve of Jaffee with Ivan Zufic (1,370,000) and Dan Shak (1,250,000) no longer too some distance in the relieve of.

In the interim, Brock Wilson (730,000) and Kristina Holst (700,000) progressed with quick stacks with hopes to dawdle it up at the closing table.

Event #7 Closing Table Chip Counts

Seat Title Country Chip Count
1 Kristina Holst United States 700,000
2 Brock Wilson United States 730,000
3 Alex Foxen United States 1,630,000
4 Jared Jaffee United States 1,685,000
5 David Peters United States 1,620,000
6 Ivan Zufic Croatia 1,370,000
7 Dan Shak United States 1,250,000
8 Andrew Lichtenberger United States 3,510,000

Where to Uncover referring to the Closing Table?

The closing eight gamers will return to the PokerGo Studios on June 10 with the action expected to originate at 3 p.m. EDT. PokerGO will live stream what promises to be a number of of essentially the most fun poker action of the year starting at 4 p.m. EDT. Enroll by going here.

Closing Table Payouts

All returning gamers are assured as a minimal a $39,600 payout with the eventual winner slated to recall dwelling a huge $217,800 high prize.

Space Prize
1 $217,800
2 $136,000
3 $158,400
4 $89,100
5 $79,200
6 $59,400
7 $49,500
8 $39,600

2021 U.S. Poker Begin Championship Standings

Joe McKeehen Wins USPO Event #3: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em ($200,200)
Joe McKeehen leads the 2021 USPO Leaderboard

USPO Event #3 champion Joe McKeehen was once sitting on high of the 2021 U.S. Poker Begin Championship Standings for the 2d straight day.

In the interim, Steve Zolotow hopped from seventh to 2d web site on the leaderboard thanks to his third closing table look capped off with a runner-up efficiency in Event #6.

Event #1 winner Jake Daniels, who was once on high of the leaderboard after each of the first four events, is composed in correct shape in third web site with Event #5 winner Joey Weissman and Event #2 winner Sam Soverel rounding out the discontinue 5 spots.

Downhearted Participant Factors Wins Cashes Earnings
1 Joe McKeehen 302 1 2 $302,200
2 Steve Zolotow 289 0 3 $289,000
3 Jake Daniels 219 1 1 $218,500
4 Joey Weissman 204 1 1 $204,000
5 Sam Soverel 195 1 2 $194,500
6 Dan Shak 186 0 2 $186,000
7 Eli Elezra 184 1 1 $183,600
8 John Riordan 182 1 2 $182,200
9 Barry Hutter 153 0 2 $152,500
10 Jordan Cristos 147 0 2 $147,000

2021 U.S. Poker Begin Outcomes

Event Entries Prize Pool Winner Country Prize
Event #1: $10,000 No-Restrict Help’em 95 $950,000 Jake Daniels United States $218,500
Event #2: $10,000 Pot-Restrict Omaha 65 $650,000 Sam Soverel United States $175,000
Event #3: $10,000 No-Restrict Help’em 77 $770,000 Joe McKeehen United States $200,200
Event #4: $10,000 Expansive Wager Mix 48 $480,000 John Riordan United States $163,200
Event #5: $10,000 No-Restrict Help’em 85 $850,000 Joey Weissman United States $204,000
Event #6: $10,000 8-Recreation 68 $680,000 Eli Elezra United States $183,600

*Photos courtesy of Poker Central