At noon* local time on Sunday, June 11, three players will return to Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas to battle it out on the felt for the bracelet and first-place prize of $316,226. Event #22: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship attracted 134 entries, creating a total prize pool of $1,246,200.
This was originally slated as a 3-day tournament, but an extra day was needed as Day 3 saw fourteen players whittled down to three competitors before they called it a night. Daniel Idema bagged the lead with 4,400,000 in chips. Nozomu Shimizu will enter the final day with 2,385,000 in chips and Josh Arieh completes the trio with 1,060,000.
The Final Three Players
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Josh Arieh||United States||1,060,000||11|
Idema already has three bracelets and $1,511,406 in WSOP cashes but his last bracelet win dates back to 2015 when he took down Event #35: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. for $261,774. If he wins today, it won't be his biggest win here at the WSOP, as he won $378,642 in 2011 for coming out on top in Event #27: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship.
Shimizu has been doing quite well this summer already. He finished third place in Event #12: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout for $287,106 just a few days ago. The Japanese player is currently 18th on the Japan all-time money list and will be looking to climb some spots in that ranking with help of his supportive rail.
His opponents won't go easily, though. Arieh might be coming in at the start of the day with the shortest stack but will be looking to cement his spot on the list of five-time bracelet winners at the WSOP. The 2021 WSOP Player of the Year has already collected three cashes this summer but will have his sights set on collecting all the chips in the end.
Final Table Results
|1|| || ||$316,226|
|2|| || ||$195,443|
|3|| || ||$144,069|
|4||Joe McKeehen||United States||$107,540|
|5||Louis Hillman||United States||$81,298|
|6||Nick Pupillo||United States||$62,255|
|7||Nick Schulman||United States||$48,298|
|8||Kevin Song||United States||$37,967|
Play will resume at 12 p.m.* and play down to a winner. Players will return to Level 25, which features 50,000/100,000 blinds and 100,000/200,000 limits. Any breaks will be discretionary for the players.
* The conclusion of the tournament will be streamed on PokerGO and their YouTube channel from 1 p.m. with hole cards coverage which means that the updates here will follow the same delay to avoid spoiling the stream.
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