This week’s poker news focuses on winners at the World Series of Poker. Here’s the latest from the ever-popular tournament.
Klein Wins 2021 World Series of Poker HORSE Event
Nobody was able to stop Jesse Klein in the 2021 WSOP $25,000 buy-in HORSE tournament as he took home the top spot. Going up against a number of former WSOP bracelet winners – including Phil Hellmuth – Klein still ended up emerging victorious in the event. He won his first-ever gold bracelet along with the top cash prize of $552,182.
It was actually the first score that Klein has made in over a decade and it also became the biggest score of his career to date. He didn’t just win money from the event though, as he also picked up 588 Card Player Player of the Year points along with 331 PokerGO Tour points from the big win.
Benny Glaser was in the lead at the start of the nine-player final table but ended up losing right at the end to Klein. Glaser still picked up $341,274 in earnings, so the tournament wasn’t nearly a waste of time for him.
Hellmuth Close to Claiming Sixteenth WSOP Bracelet
Hall of Famer Phil Hellmuth is already going to be going down as a World Series of Poker legend with 15 golden bracelets, but he isn’t satisfied just yet. Hellmuth is currently on the verge of adding to his massive collection with a 16th bracelet.
He is currently competing in the 2021 WSOP $25,000 buy-in HORSE event and is in fifth place entering the final table of nine players. Even if he doesn’t end up winning another bracelet, nobody is really even close to his total right now. There is a three-way tie for second place between Johnny Chan, Doyle Brunson, and Phil Ivey, all of whom have 10 gold bracelets to their name.
Hellmuth is going to have to battle through a number of tough competitors, including the current chip leader Benny Glaser. Phil has a lot of work left to do but it’s safe to say he has been in worse situations and still came out on top.
Caesars Palace Dealer Wins Employee Event At The WSOP
The World Series of Poker Employee event has come to a conclusion. Jimmy Barnett was able to come out on top the $500 no-limit hold’em casino employees’ event at the Rio. Barnett battled through a field of 419 other entries in order to claim the top prize of $39,013 and the bracelet.
Barnett was recently hired by Caesars when they were slowly trying to reopen all of their properties and get back to how they were pre-pandemic. Barnett said, “My boss is really cool. He knows I want to play so we’re trying to make it work where I floor a couple of days to help out, deal a couple of days, then play the rest.”
He previously attempted to win some money at the 2019 WSOP series but wasn’t able to win anything back them. Now he’s going home much richer. Talk about a job with perks.