With 13 cashes at this year’s WSOP, Shaun Deeb doesn’t have to tell anyone he’s going to go down in poker history as one of the all-time greats — but he happily will. The attention-grabbing pro won his fifth bracelet this week, inching him closer to Hall of Fame-level numbers. But he wasn’t the only pro to add more hardware to their collections. Kevin Gerhart, Brian Yoon, and Ben Yu all won their fourth bracelets, and for Gerhart, it was his second of 2021. And, now that the Main Event has just begun, it’s going to be fun to see if these pros can continue to run good in the biggest tournament of the year.
$1,000 Seniors NLH
The Prescott, Arizona, resident scooped his first WSOP bracelet in his 10th cash in the Seniors tournament, and he had to beat a massive field of 5,404 to do it.
$25K Highrollers PLO
Never shy about stating his goal of winning more than Phil Hellmuth’s record-holding 16 bracelets, Deeb grabbed his fifth and a nice payday by outlasting 211 in the big buy-in event.
$2,500 Nine Game Mix Six-Handed
With his third career cash, Julia is taking his first bracelet back to Arizona by being the last player standing out of the 319 mixed-game specialists.
$400 Colossus NLH
The Russian player turned $400 into six figures by claiming his second bracelet and the Colossus crown in a tourney that attracted 9,399 entrants who built a prize pool of more than $3.1 million.
$10K Six-Handed NLH
The former professional break dancer popped and locked his way to his fourth bracelet while pushing his WSOP winnings over the $5 million mark.
$10K Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw
Yoon won his fourth WSOP bracelet at his second final table of this year’s Series; he’s cashed six times this year, all but twice in lowball draw events.
$1,000 Super Seniors NLH
Adam is the second Frenchman to win a bracelet this year, making the most of his second cash in the United States.
Mike Ruter and Samy Dighlawi
$1,000 Tag-Team NLH
The Californians each won their first bracelet in the tag-team event, which attracted 641 teams; Dighlawi closed the deal after a heads-up match that lasted more than three hours.
$600 NHL Deepstack
Hailing from the Mile High City, Ferraro is making the most of his first WSOP appearance, cashing five times and winning his first bracelet.
$1,500 PLO Hi-Lo 8 or Better Eight-handed
With eight cashes, three final tables, and two bracelets in 2021 (his fourth all-time) , Gerhart is making his presence felt in the WSOP Player of the Year race.
The man from San Fransisco made his first WSOP cash a good one by winning the “Salute to Warriors” tournament, where $40 from every buy-in went to charity.
$5,000 Mixed NLH/ PLO Eight-Handed
One of two Fins at the final table, Passinen’s second cash of the 2021 Series was good for his first bracelet.
$666 NLH Online Event
The man from New Jersey known as “Relevancy” won his first bracelet online on Halloween.
Photos by Melissa Haereiti, Alec Rome, Haley Hotchstetler, and Katerina Lukina, courtesy of the WSOP.