World Series of Poker 2021 – Event #1

It’s every poker player favourite time of the year, the World Series of Poker! We want to talk about some of the winners there’s been so far and recap all the action that’s taken place.

Event #1: $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’em

Let’s kick things off with our first winner, a Caesars Palace duel dealer employee by the name of Jimmy Barrett. There were 419 entries in Event #1: $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’em which generated a prizepool of $175,980. None of these entries could compete with 36-year-old Jimmy as he took the first-place prize of $39,013! Here’s a rundown of how the event went down. 

On day 2 the second part of the event started with 50 participants, but this changed very quickly leaving the top 10 prize winners.

Justin Steinman was leading with 1,750,000 chips which rapidly changed when he was knocked out this tournament after losing two very big hands, leaving him in 10th place. Following him was Ronald Baltazar in 9th then Rico Cuevas in 8th.

Chris Minton then left the table in 7th after losing against a ten in the window to a queen-ten when he had ace-queen. Following this Bobby Schmidt was finished in 6th and Bryan Garrett in 5th.

Now we’re down to the final 4 play has slowed down where each player knuckled down trying to win the first-place prize. Leo Abbe was the first to leave the table in 4th, leaving the final 3 players to hash things out.

Danny Chang was eliminated in 3rd leaving Jack Behrens and Jimmy Barnett in a heads-up battle which as we all know Jimmy Barnett won, leaving Jack Behrens in 2nd place. 

Congratulations again to Jimmy Barnett for winning the 2021 World Series of Poker Event #1: $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’em!

Here are the full final table results:

1st Place Jimmy Barnett – $39,013

2nd Place Jack Behrens – $24,112

3rd Place Danny Chang – $16,540

4th Place Leo Abbe – $11,587

5th Place Bryan Garret – $8,294

6th Place Bobby Schmidt – $6,069

7th Place Chris Minton – $4,542

8th Place Rick Cuevas – $3,478 

9th Place Ronalds Baltazar $2,727

19th Place Justin Steinman – $2,191

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