This week’s poker news continues to be focused on the 2021 World Series of Poker. The 88-event tournament is still ongoing and we’ve got a recap of the big winners. This week, Scott Ball, Mourad Amokrane, and Jermaine Reid each won a WSOP event.
Ball Claims Second Gold Bracelet Of 2021 World Series Of Poker
Scott Ball was able to build upon his previous gold bracelet victory earlier in the 2021 World Series of Poker by adding another one to his collection. This new bracelet was awarded to him after he competed in the $1,111 Little One For One Drop no-limit hold’em event. He went up against a field of 3,797 total entries and emerged as the winner, claiming $396,445 in addition to the hardware.
He’s had a nice little run as his last win came just a few weeks ago on October 14th. He was able to take the WSOP $5,000 buy-in six-max no-limit hold’em event for his first bracelet of the series. That first-place finish netted him an additional $562,667.
Scott Ball was awarded 1,320 Card Player Player of the Year points for his most recent victory, moving his total up to 3,050 on the year right now. The additional points jumped him all the way up to 19th place in the current POY standings.
Amokrane Wins $1,500 Buy-In Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty Event
Nobody could stop Mourad Amokrane in a big Omaha tournament this week, as he knocked off a total of 860 entries in order to pick up a golden bracelet. He had to go up against a semi-large field of opponents during the 2021 World Series of Poker $1,500 buy-in pot-limit Omaha bounty event. The event had lasted three long days but, in the end, Amokrane was the only one left standing. Along with the bracelet he got $132,844 in prize money.
Amokrane just wouldn’t quit in this event. He was a little bit behind the chip lead when entering the 15-player final table, then quickly fell all the way down to eighth when it was trimmed down to nine remaining players. However, he started knocking people off pretty quickly and took home the win.
The runner-up in this event was Matt Mayima, who netted himself $82,100 in earnings. Mathew Humphrey rounded out the top three with a $58,733 payday for his finish.
Reid Picks Up Eights-Or-Better WSOP Victory
One New York native was able to have the time of his life and that man was Jermaine Reid. Reid had entered his name into the World Series of Poker $1,500 stud eight-or-better event and miraculously avoided elimination so that he could come away with his first-ever gold bracelet in the WSOP. He wasn’t just given the bracelet either; the event allowed him to cash out with $113,459 in earnings.
Speaking of that miraculous turnaround, Reid was just about to be eliminated during four-handed play. He was so close to being knocked out that he even said he texted his girlfriend to tell her that he was on his way home soon. Somehow, he flipped the script on everybody else and became the sole winner.
John Monnette, a four-time WSOP champion, ended up in fourth place. Espen Sandvik, a one-time bracelet winner, fell in seventh place. Finally, John Racener, another bracelet winner at the WSOP, went down in eighth. Reid had a near-impossible journey to the win but he overcame all obstacles thrown in his direction.