Event #36: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship
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Friedman Looking to Become a Three-Time Champion of Event #36: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship

• Nivo 17: 15,000-30,000, 0 ante
Adam Friedman

The penultimate day of Event #36: $10,000 Dealer’s Choice Championship has come to a completion. After a solid twelve hours on the felt, the tournament has reached its final 10 players.

Heading into the final day all eyes will be on Adam Friedman and his attempt at a three-peat in this very event. He is currently the reigning two-time winner of this Championship event. This would be an amazing feat for a multitude of reasons, the $10,000 buy-in and dealer’s choice as two of the main ones. To complete a three-peat of such a prestigious event would be something to be remembered for many years to come.

Also looking to further cement his legendary status in WSOP history is none other than Phil Hellmuth. He has had a ridiculous start to this year’s WSOP, with multiple final tables as well as his 16th gold bracelet already locked up, Hellmuth will be going for #17 just three days after winning #16 in the Event #31: $1,500 Deuce to Seven Lowball Draw. Look for Hellmuth to keep everyone on their toes as he goes for even more WSOP gold and history.

Joining Hellmuth and Friedman in the quest for cash and WSOP gold are Mike Matusow and Daniel Negreanu, each looking to add a new bracelet to their respective collections.

Seat Draw Day 3 Event #36: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
11Joao VieiraPortugal182,000
12Adam FriedmanUnited States1,329,000
13Jake SchwartzUnited States1,380,000
14Mike GorodinskyUnited States465,000
16Carol FuchsUnited States260,000
     
21Daniel NegreanuCanada457,000
22Phil HellmuthUnited States424,000
23Andrew KelsallUnited States324,000
25Matt GlantzUnited States343,000
26Mike MatusowUnited States410,000

The play on day 2 was very fast right out of the gate with eliminations coming at a rapid pace. Johannes Becker, Ari Engel, and Sorel Mizzi all made early exits. As the players inched closer to the money bubble, however, things began to slow. It was not until near the end of level 15 that the money was reached. Benny Glaser had the misfortune of being the true bubble as he finished 15th when his ace-high failed to hold against the king-high of Friedman in No-Limit Hold’em.

After the money bubble burst, there were a few quick eliminations as Chip Jett (14th - $17,103), Ryan Miller (13th - $17,103), Scott Seiver (12th - $20,726), and Ray Henson (11th - $20,726) all hit the rail, but each exited with cash for their efforts.

Remaining Payouts

The remaining ten players will return Wednesday afternoon and play for a coveted WSOP gold bracelet and the $248,350 first-place cash.

Please stay tuned to PokerNews for live updates of this, as well as every 2021 WSOP event, or live here at The Rio Hotel and Casino in the Amazon Room where the final 10 players will be returning Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. (PST) local time where they will play down to one winner.

PlacePrize (in USD)
1$248,350
2$153,493
3$107,861
4$77,437
5$56,826
6$42,646
7$32,746
8-9$25,741
10$20,726

Oznake: Adam FriedmanAri EngelBenny GlaserDaniel NegreanuJohannes BeckerMike MatusowPhil HellmuthRay HensonRyan MillerScott SeiverSorel Mizzi