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2021 52nd Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Saturday, October 09, 2021 to Monday, October 11, 2021

Event #19: Seven Card Stud Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $578,150
  • Entries: 62
  • Remaining: 0

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021 2:30 AM Local Time (about 54 days and 1 hour ago)
Anthony Zinno Wins 2021 WSOP $10K Stud Championship for 3rd Bracelet ($182,872)

Anthony Zinno

The 2021 World Series of Poker crowned a new gold bracelet winner at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on Monday in Event #19: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship, a tournament that attracted 62 players and offered up a $578,150 prize pool.

The PokerGO live-streamed final table was a stacked affair with two Poker Hall of Famers and a combined 20 bracelets represented, and in the end, it was well-established poker pro Anthony Zinno claiming victory for $182,872 and the third bracelet of his career.

Zinno, a three-time champ and former Player of the Year on the World Poker Tour (WPT), previously won the 2015 WSOP Event #60: $25,000 High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha for $1,122,196 and the 2019 WSOP Event #60: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better for $279,920. For the newly-minted champ, adding a stud bracelet to his poker résumé is a point of pride.

"It's unreal because stud is one of the games that I've only recently been working on," he said in his winner's interview. "Some of the best stud players in the world were in the field … What an honor. To have this, I might play poker my whole life and not win another stud bracelet. These guys are so good at stud, and honestly, I'm not on the level of top stud players by any stretch."

Since 2016, Zinno has worked hard on his mixed game skills.

"It's very important to me to prove to myself that the hard work I've been putting in the mixed games pays off," he said. "I have a long way to go, though. I know I still have many leaks in all the games, but I am getting better and that's what is important to me."

Finally, Zinno wanted to thank two of his most ardent supporters.

"I love you mom, and Laura, my sister," he said with a big smile. "When I was finishing law school and decided I wanted to play poker for a living, my mom and sister were supportive from Day 1, I'll never forget that. Having the support system is awesome. It gives you that rush, that confidence when you're playing, it's really nice."

2021 WSOP Event #19: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Anthony ZinnoUnited States$182,872
2James ChenTaiwan$113,024
3Jose Paz-GutierrezBolivia$77,227
4Phil HellmuthUnited States$54,730
5Jack McClellandUnited States$40,284
6Stephen ChidwickUnited Kingdom$30,842
7Jason GolaUnited States$24,601

Others to cash the tournament from Day 2 were Scott Bohlman (8th - $20,480), George Alexander (9th - $17,828), and Dan Zack (10th - $16,262).

At the start of the day, all eyes were on Phil Hellmuth, who was seeking his record-extending sixteenth bracelet. Unfortunately for the "Poker Brat," his quest came up short as highlighted below. Even so, it marked Hellmuth's fourth cash and third final table of the series, arguably his best-ever start to a WSOP.

"Hellmuth's overall poker game is phenomenal. It's so underrated by a lot of the poker community. They just don't know what it's like to sit and play, for example, short-handed mixed games with Hellmuth. He's so honed in … playing with someone that's a Hall of Famer, that's one of the best in the world, is an honor in itself. He went crazy when I hit my hand, but I love it, I get a kick out of it. He'll never make me mad. He knows it."

Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth gives interview after busting.

Final Table Action

In the second level of the day, Jason Gola bowed out in seventh place after losing with two pair nines and threes to the aces up of James Chen. He was followed out the door by Stephen Chidwick, who got his chips in on fifth street with queens in the hole only to see Chen table a split pair of kings. Chidwick failed to improve and had to settle for sixth place.

Poker Hall of Famer Jack McClelland was coolered out of the tournament when his rolled-up deuces ran smack dab into the rolled-up sixes of Jose Paz-Gutierrez. Hellmuth, a fellow Hall of Famer who began the final table as chip leader, was the next to go after failing to gain much traction on Day 3. He dwindled to the short stack and exited after he couldn't make so much as a pair against Paz-Gutierrez's lowly deuces.

Despite notching those two eliminations, Paz-Gutierrez was the next to go when he lost most of his stack doubling up Chen, who turned around and finished him off soon thereafter. By that point, Zinno had pulled out to a healthy 3:1 chip lead without having eliminated any opponents up to that point.

Chen fought hard, even taking the chip lead for a brief time, but the pendulum swung back in Zinno's favor as he slowly and methodically whittled down his opponent. After more than two hours of heads-up play, Zinno sealed the deal denying Chen a second bracelet.

Congratulations to Anthony Zinno, winner of the 2021 WSOP Event #19: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship! He joins a club of three-time bracelet winners that includes Justin Bonomo, Joe McKeehen, and David "Chip" Reese, just to name a few.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021 1:51 AM Local Time (about 54 days and 2 hours ago)
James Chen Eliminated in 2nd Place ($113,024)

James Chen

Anthony Zinno:   /    / 
James Chen:   /    / 

Anthony Zinno called on third street and James Chen checked his option.

Chen bet on fourth street and Zinno called. Chen bet again on fifth street and Zinno raised to put him all-in. Chen called it off.

Zinno was ahead with a pair of threes and stayed ahead after seventh street, securing himself the victory and sending Chen out in second place.

Anthony Zinno3,700,000300,000
James Chen0-355,000
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 1:27 AM Local Time (about 54 days and 3 hours ago)
Chen Left Short After Zinno Makes Broadway Straight

Anthony Zinno:   /    / 
James Chen:   /    / 

Anthony Zinno completed on third street and James Chen called, and then called a bet from Zinno on fourth street.

Both players checked on fifth street and Chen called a bet from his opponent on sixth street. Zinno bet again on seventh street and Chen called.

Zinno tabled a Broadway straight and his opponent mucked with just two big bets behind.

Anthony Zinno3,400,000400,000
James Chen355,000-415,000
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 1:19 AM Local Time (about 54 days and 3 hours ago)
Trips for Zinno

Anthony Zinno:   /    / 
James Chen:   /    / 

James Chen completed and Anthony Zinno called, and both players checked on fourth street.

Chen bet on fifth street and his opponent called, and Chen then check-called when facing a bet on sixth street.

Chen check-called on seventh street as well and mucked when Zinno showed trips.

Anthony Zinno3,000,000-100,000
James Chen770,000105,000
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 1:05 AM Local Time (about 54 days and 3 hours ago)
Zinno Increases Lead

Anthony Zinno:     /   
James Chen:   /    / 

James Chen completed on third street and Zinno called. Chen bet on fourth street and Zinno called, and the same action took place on fifth street.

Sixth street went check-check and Zinno bet out on seventh street. Chen called and mucked when his opponent showed a pair of aces.

Anthony Zinno3,100,000200,000
James Chen665,000-150,000
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Tuesday, October 12, 2021 12:45 AM Local Time (about 54 days and 3 hours ago)
Chen Doubles

James Chen

Anthony Zinno:   /    / 
James Chen:   /    / 

James Chen completed on third street and Anthony Zinno called.

Chen bet on fourth street and called a raise from Zinno. Zinno bet on fifth street and Chen raised. Zinno responded with a re-raise and Chen called for the rest of his stack.

Chen improved to a full house on sixth street took down the pot to stay alive after seventh street.

Anthony Zinno2,900,000-100,000
James Chen815,000135,000
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 12:29 AM Local Time (about 54 days and 4 hours ago)
Kings Up for Zinno

Anthony Zinno:   /    / 
James Chen:   /    / 

James Chen completed and Anthony Zinno called. Zinno then check-called on fourth street.

The same action took place on fifth street and Zinno called two more bets on sixth street and seventh street.

Zinno tabled kings up and it was good as his opponent tossed his hand in the muck.

Anthony Zinno3,000,000700,000
James Chen680,000-820,000
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 12:19 AM Local Time (about 54 days and 4 hours ago)
Level 23 started
Level: 23
Blinds: 0/0
Ante: 0
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 12:18 AM Local Time (about 54 days and 4 hours ago)
Zinno Re-Takes Lead With Flush

Anthony Zinno:   /    / 
James Chen:   /    / 

James Chen completed and Anthony Zinno called, while both players checked on fourth street.

Zinno bet on fifth street and Chen called, and then raised when Zinno bet on sixth street. It was then Zinno who raised on seventh street and his opponent called.

Zinno showed the winner with a flush and Chen mucked.

Anthony Zinno2,300,000600,000
James Chen1,500,000-500,000
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 12:12 AM Local Time (about 54 days and 4 hours ago)
Chen Takes Chip Lead

Anthony Zinno:    /      /  
James Chen:      /    

Anthony Zinno brought it in and then called when James Chen completed. Chen bet on fourth and then called when Zinno raised to 100,000.

On fifth street, Zinno took the lead and bet 100,000. Chen raised to 200,000 and Zinno called. Both players then checked sixth street as well as seventh.

Zinno showed a missed straight draw, which meant Chen was able to claim the pot with a pair of tens.

James Chen2,000,000300,000
Anthony Zinno1,700,000-300,000
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Tuesday, October 12, 2021 12:04 AM Local Time (about 54 days and 4 hours ago)
Chen Decreases Chip Deficit With Full House

Anthony Zinno:   /    / 
James Chen:   /    / 

Anthony Zinno completed and Chen called, and Chen then check-called on fourth street.

Chen paired his ten on fifth street and led out with a bet, which Zinno called. Chen bet again on sixth street and called when Zinno raised.

Zinno bet on seventh street and it was Chen who raised. Zinno eventually called and quickly mucked when Chen showed a full house.

Anthony Zinno2,000,000-700,000
James Chen1,700,000600,000
Monday, October 11, 2021 11:55 PM Local Time (about 54 days and 4 hours ago)
Ace-High Good for Chen

James Chen

Anthony Zinno:     /   
James Chen:     /   

James Chen completed on third street and Anthony Zinno called. Zinno then check-called on fourth street and both players checked on fifth street.

Zinno bet on sixth street and Chen called, and the same action took place on seventh street.

Chen tabled the winner with ace-high and a king kicker and took the pot down.

Anthony Zinno2,700,000-200,000
James Chen1,100,000250,000
Monday, October 11, 2021 11:43 PM Local Time (about 54 days and 4 hours ago)
Zinno Increases Lead

Anthony Zinno:   /   
James Chen:   /   

Anthony Zinno completed on third street and James Chen called.

Chen called a bet on fourth street but let his hand go when facing another bet on fifth street.

Anthony Zinno2,900,0000
James Chen850,00010,000
Monday, October 11, 2021 11:38 PM Local Time (about 54 days and 4 hours ago)
Heads Up Play Begins

Heads-up play between Anthony Zinno and James Chen is now underway.

Monday, October 11, 2021 11:31 PM Local Time (about 54 days and 4 hours ago)
Remaining Two Players Are On Short Break

Anthony Zinno and James Chen are on a short break following the elimination of Jose Paz-Gutierrez. Heads-up play will commence after the break.

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Monday, October 11, 2021 11:29 PM Local Time (about 54 days and 4 hours ago)
Jose Paz-Gutierrez Eliminated in 3rd Place ($77,227)

Jose Paz-Gutierrez

James Chen:    /      /  
Jose Paz-Gutierrez:    /      /  

Anthony Zinno had the bring-in and James Chen completed. Jose Paz-Gutierrez then raised to 100,000, Zinno folded, and Chen called.

On fourth, Chen checked and Paz-Gutierrez bet. Chen check-raised and Paz-Gutierrez popped it once more to get all in for 130,000 total.

Paz-Gutierrez had an open-ended straight flush draw but came up empty on the runout, ultimately ending up with a pair of nines.

This proved to be no match against the flush Chen held and Paz-Gutierrez hit the rail on the podium in third place for $77,277.

Anthony Zinno2,900,0000
James Chen840,000240,000
Jose Paz-Gutierrez0-240,000
Monday, October 11, 2021 11:23 PM Local Time (about 54 days and 5 hours ago)
Chen Doubles Through Paz-Gutierrez

James Chen

Jose Paz-Gutierrez:   /    / 
James Chen:   /    / 

James Chen completed on third street and called a raise from Jose Paz-Gutierrez, and called another bet on fourth street.

Paz-Gutierrez bet again on fifth street and called an all-in raise from Chen.

Chen had a pair of jacks and improved to trips on sixth street, saving himself from elimination.

Paz-Gutierrez was left with around 100,000 but doubled through Anthony Zinno the next hand.

Anthony Zinno2,900,000200,000
James Chen600,00015,000
Jose Paz-Gutierrez240,000-235,000
Monday, October 11, 2021 11:07 PM Local Time (about 54 days and 5 hours ago)
Chen Takes His Time on Seventh Street

Anthony Zinno:    /      /  
James Chen:    /      /  

Jose Paz-Gutierrez had the bring in showing the   and Anthony Zinno just called showing an ace. James Chen, who was also showing an ace, completed, Paz-Gutierrez folded, and Zinno called.

Zinno then called bets on both fourth and fifth streets before it went check-check on sixth. On seventh, Zinno led out with a bet of 100,000 and Chen hit the tank for over a minute before folding his hand.

Anthony Zinno2,700,000-100,000
James Chen585,000110,000
Monday, October 11, 2021 11:06 PM Local Time (about 54 days and 5 hours ago)
Check-Raise From Zinno

Anthony Zinno:   /  
James Chen:   /  

Anthony Zinno completed on third street with the   and James Chen called.

Chen bet when checked to on fourth street but folded when his opponent responded with a check-raise.

Anthony Zinno2,800,000400,000
Jose Paz-Gutierrez475,000-45,000
James Chen475,000-280,000
Monday, October 11, 2021 10:57 PM Local Time (about 54 days and 5 hours ago)
Full House for Zinno

Anthony Zinno

Jose Paz-Gutierrez:   /    / 
Anthony Zinno:     /   

Jose Paz-Gutierrez completed on third street and called a raise from Anthony Zinno

Zinno checked on fourth street and called when his opponent bet. Both players checked on fifth and sixth street and Paz-Gutierrez called a bet from Zinno on seventh street.

Zinno showed the goods with a full house and took down the pot, increasing his chip lead by doing so.

Anthony Zinno2,400,000100,000
James Chen755,00040,000
Jose Paz-Gutierrez520,000-340,000
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