The 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) is currently underway, and we’re already several events deep into the most popular poker festival in the world.
One of the most recent events that wrapped up is Event #6: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em. The event attracted a total of 139 entries who managed to generate a prize pool of $3,283,875.
In the end, it was Tyler Cornell who celebrated the victory, winning his first gold bracelet and $833,289 as the main prize. Cornell is 33 years old and is a professional poker player.
Shortly after winning this real money poker event, Cornell commented on the event, stating that it felt amazing to finally achieve what he had been trying to do for a long time.
The San Diego resident who plays poker at Ocean’s 11 started his poker career on the web before switching to live cash poker games. After the pandemic befell the world, Tyler Cornell had to return to the world of virtual poker, much like the majority of his colleagues. He proved his poker prowess online by ending eighth in the online WSOP Event #77: $5,000 Main Event, where he earned a total of $328,205.
The final table of the High Roller event was home to many professional poker players, and the competition was stiff, given that the chip lead changed a couple of times throughout the last part of the event. Therefore, it was difficult for Cornell to get a taste of the victory before actually winning the event, as he was the last one to obtain the chip lead.
Even though he achieved huge success, Cornell doesn’t plan to stay during the entire WSOP festival. Instead, he’ll go home and maybe come back two to three times to play a couple of additional events.
The Final Table Overview
First of all, some of the popular players who made it to the money list but failed to reach the final table are Same Grafton (21st place), Stanley Tang (19th place), Jake Daniels (14th place), Darren Elias (12th place), and Jason Koon (9th place). In fact, Koon was the last player to hit the rail before the final table was formed.
The first player to leave the game at the final table was Adam Hendrix, who won $100,773. He was followed by Paul Newey from the UK, who won $128,654.
The sixth place was reserved for Mohammed Arani and the fifth for Mustapha Kanit from Italy. They won $166,102 and $216,842 respectively.
Jonathan Jaffe ended up fourth, and he was followed by the legendary Spaniard and successful WSOP contender Adrian Mateos. Jaffe won $286,202, while Mateos ended with $381,870. Cornell’s final opponent was Michael Liang, who had to settle for the consolation prize of $515,014.
After Mateos, the three-time WSOP bracelet winner, hit the rail, leaving Cornell and Liang in the heads-up, Cornell already had a 9:1 chip lead over his opponent. Even though Liang held for a while, he failed to even things out, making Cornell the event’s winner.