Eli Elezra defeated a field of 68 entries to make a choice up the 2021 U.S. Poker Originate $10,000 pick up-in eight-sport mix match. The four-time World Sequence of Poker bracelet winner earned $183,600 after overcoming a final desk that integrated loads of alternative a pair of-bracelet winners adore Card Participant columnist Steve Zolotow (a two-time bracelet winner) and Daniel Negreanu (a six-time bracelet winner).
The 60-year-light poker pro and businessman, who was born in Israel nonetheless now resides in Las Vegas, now has more than $3.9 million in lifetime are living tournament earnings to his title. This was Elezra’s first are living procure since the summer season of 2019.
Moreover to the title and the money, he was also awarded 360 Card Participant Participant of the Year solutions for the pick up.
The 184 USPO rankings solutions he earned because the champion of this match were ample to ogle him climb into seventh role on the sequence leaderboard. He also earned an identical quantity of solutions for the PokerGO Tour standings.
The 2d and final day of this match began with seven gamers last, with WSOP bracelet winner and World Poker Tour critical match winner David ‘ODB’ Baker in the lead and Elezra in 2d role. Baker misplaced a preflop coinflip to Daniel Negreanu in the early going to relinquish the lead, after which misplaced a wide hand to Zolotow to cease up ending seventh lovely a pair of palms into the day. Baker was all-in and in likelihood with AA against the AOkay of Zolotow. The board ran out 1083JQ and Zolotow made a backdoor nut flush to ship Baker to the rail with $34,000.
Elezra busted bracelet winner Slash Guagenti in sixth role ($40,800) to retain plod with Zolotow. Swedish combined-sport well-known person Erik Sagstrom was the following to fall, running an overpaid and flush scheme into the two pair of Negreanu in Omaha eight-or-higher. Sagstrom didn’t toughen and was knocked out in fifth role ($54,400).
Richard Sklar had entered the final day because the decided short stack, nonetheless managed to outlast loads of opponents to form the final four. His flee came to an cease when his pocket eights misplaced a flip against the AJ of Negreanu, who flopped a jack to luxuriate in interaction a lead that he by no methodology relinquished. Sklar cashed for $68,000 because the fourth-role finisher.
The final three gamers, with 12 WSOP bracelets between them, battled it out for around 45 minutes before the following elimination took role at some level of a spherical of pot-limit Omaha. With blinds of 40,000-80,000, Elezra raised to 240,000 from the little blind with OkayQJ9 and Negreanu defended his mammoth blind with A755. The flop came out 833 and Elezra bet ample to set apart Negreanu all-in for his last 425,000. Negreanu made the name and had the was forward for the time being. The 7 on turn kept Negreanu in the lead, nonetheless the Q on the river gave the pot to Elezra. Negreanu was awarded $88,400 for his third-role exhibiting.
Zolotow began heads-up play with 4,795,000 to Elezra’s 3,700,000. The two battled for over an hour, with Elezra overtaking the lead early on and in actuality by no methodology attempting assist. The final hand came down whereas taking half in seven-card stud eight-or-higher. Zolotow bought all-in on fifth avenue with a spoil up pair of fives against the Elezra’s four low cards and backdoor flush potentialities. Elezra made a pair of sevens on sixth avenue to luxuriate in interaction the lead in the hand. Neither participant improved on seventh avenue and Elezra scooped the pot to stable the title.
Zolotow earned $136,000 and 136 USPO rankings solutions because the runner-up finisher. This was his third cash of the sequence, having positioned fifth in the kickoff match for $76,000 and fourth in match no. 3 for one more $77,000. With $289,000 in earnings up to now and 289 entire solutions, Zolotow now sits in 2d role in the USPO sequence standings, behind most inspiring Joe McKeehen ($302,200 in earnings, 302 rankings solutions). The eventual winner of the USPO rankings flee will be awarded $50,000 in added prize money and the brand new Golden Eagle Trophy.
Right here’s a leer on the payouts and rankings solutions awarded on the final desk:
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