Monday, October 18, 2021 11:39 PM Local Time
Jim Collopy Wins 2021 WSOP Event #32: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. for Second Gold Bracelet ($172,823)
The 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) crowned a new gold bracelet winner at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on Monday in Event #32: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E., a tournament that drew 282 entries and offered up a $752,940 prize pool.
After a long day of play, it was 32-year-old poker pro Jim Collopy, AKA "Mr. Big Queso", coming out on top to claim a $172,823 top prize and the second gold bracelet of his career. Collopy previously won the 2013 WSOP Asia-Pacific (APAC) Event #2: A$1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha for A$69,662 ($72,903).
It was also a bit of mixed-game redemption for Collopy, who back in 2014 finished runner-up in Event #27: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. for $142,533.
"Great, way better than getting second place," Collopy said after the win. When asked if it was a bit of redemption from his previous H.O.R.S.E. runner-up finish he smiled and replied, "Yeah, I'd say so, for sure."
"It always feels cool to win on a big stage, so I'd say that's what makes it most different," Collopy said comparing his second bracelet to the first. As for the competition, Collopy let slip a little bit of his strategy: "I definitely wanted a few players out of the way, and that definitely was incorporated into my strategy."
Collopy recently finished graduate school at the University of California San Diego this summer with a Masters of Advanced Studies in International Political Economy.
"I wanted to see if I still had it, and that was rewarding to me, to see if I still had it," Collopy said of pursuing his education. The poker pro is currently based in Denver, Colorado but splits his time between there and Las Vegas.
2021 WSOP Event #32 Final Table Results
|1||Jim Collopy||United States||$172,823|
|2||Ahmed Mohamed||United States||$107,428|
|3||Paramjit Gill||United States||$74,346|
|4||Eli Elezra||United States||$53,986|
|5||Maria Ho||United States||$39,423|
|6||Michael Trivett||United States||$29,436|
|7||Qinghai Pan||United States||$22,462|
Day 3 Action
At the start of Day 3, 20 hopefuls returned to action but within five hours they were whittled down to the final seven. Among those to cash were Everett Carlton (19th - $7,208), Poker Hall of Famer Barbara Enright (16th - $8,200), Brandon Shack-Harris (14th - $8,200), David Williams (9th - $13,989), and GGPoker Ambassador Daniel Negreanu (8th - $17,526).
At the PokerGO live-streamed final table, the short-stacked Qinghai Pan was the first to go when his simple pair of fives was outdrawn by Collopy, who made a pair of sevens in a hand of Stud Hi-Lo.
Collopy then dispatched WSOP Circuit Planet Hollywood champ Michael Trivett in sixth place in Omaha Hi-Lo when the former made aces and sixes and bested the deuces and fives of the latter.
Maria Ho was the next to go after dwindling to the short stack and getting it in early in a hand of razz. She was drawing to a live six on seventh street against the made eight of Paramjit Gill, but unfortunately for her, she paired up to fall in fifth place.
Four-time bracelet winner Eli Elezra, who began the day as chip leader, went cold down the stretch and got the last of his chips in holding two pair on the turn in a hand of limit hold'em. Collopy was drawing to a spade flush and hit it when the dreaded ace of spades peeled off on the river to send Elezra out the door in fourth place.
Not long after, Gill got his chips in on an all-spade flop with both a pair of fours and straight flush draw. He was drawing slim though as Collopy had flopped the flush with the straight flush blocked. The turn left Gill drawing dead and Collopy entered heads-up play with a 4:1 chip lead over Ahmed Mohamed.
Collopy proceeded to win two big Omaha hi-lo hands to leave Mohamed with crumbs before finishing him off in a hand of razz.
"I probably enjoyed the Omaha mixes the most in any game, bar none. I think I just enjoy it more. I think it's the dynamic. I do prefer Big O or pot-limit Omaha hi-lo," said Collopy, who will continue to compete at the 2021 WSOP.
"I expect to be playing events until the end of the Main Event," he concluded.
Monday, October 18, 2021 11:35 PM Local Time
Ahmed Mohamed Eliminated in 2nd Place ($107,428)
Jim Collopy completed and Ahmed Mohamed called to see fourth street. After bets on the next three streets from Collopy, Mohamed was all in on seventh street for his final 175,000 chips.
Ahmed Mohamed: /
Jim Collopy: /
Collopy revealed the best hand at showdown, eliminating Mohamed as the runner-up.
|Jim Collopy||11,300,000||700,000 |
|Ahmed Mohamed||0||-685,000 |
Monday, October 18, 2021 11:23 PM Local Time
Big Back-to-Back Pots for Collopy Leaves Mohamed Short
Jim Collopy raised to 240,000 and Ahmed Mohamed called to see a flop of . The latter check-called a bet and then did the same on the turn. When the completed the board on the river, Mohamed checked and then folded to a bet from Collopy.
On the next hand, Mohamed limped and then called when Collopy raised. Collopy led out for 120,000 on the flop and called when Mohamed raised.
On the turn, Collopy checked, Mohamed bet 240,000, and Collopy check-raised to 480,000. Mohamed called and then called a bet of 240,000 on the river.
Collopy rolled over the for a flush with the nut low and it was good as Mohamed mucked his hand.
|Jim Collopy||10,600,000||1,800,000 |
|Ahmed Mohamed||685,000||-1,815,000 |
Monday, October 18, 2021 11:18 PM Local Time
Collopy Extends Chip Lead
Ahmed Mohamed raised preflop and called Jim Collopy's three-bet to see a flop of . Mohamed called a bet by Collopy before both players checked the turn and the river. Collopy showed to take down the pot.
|Jim Collopy||8,800,000||200,000 |
|Ahmed Mohamed||2,500,000||-100,000 |0
Monday, October 18, 2021 10:56 PM Local Time
Break Before Heads-Up Play
The final two players are on a short break before heads-up play begins.
Monday, October 18, 2021 10:53 PM Local Time
Paramjit Gill Eliminated in 3rd Place ($75,346)
Paramjit Gill raised on the button for most of his remaining chips, and was called by both Ahmed Mohamed and Jim Collopy. After the flop of , both blinds checked and Gill committed his final 30,000 chips. Collopy called after Mohamed got out of the way, and Gill was at risk.
Collopy turned over a flopped flush and the turn and river were no help to Gill, who headed to the payout table with a third place finish.
|Jim Collopy||8,600,000||700,000 |
|Ahmed Mohamed||2,600,000||300,000 |
|Paramjit Gill||0||-1,100,000 |
Monday, October 18, 2021 10:39 PM Local Time
Eli Elezra Eliminated in 4th Place ($53,936)
Eli Elezra called from under the gun, and Jim Collopy checked in the big blind to see a flop. Elezra bet the flop and called a raise from Collopy. After the turn, Collopy bet and Elezra was called when he raised all in.
Elezra needed to avoid a spade on the river, but the gave Collopy a flush. Elezra's run came to an end in fourth place.
|Jim Collopy||7,900,000||1,500,000 |
|Ahmed Mohamed||2,300,000||-100,000 |
|Paramjit Gill||1,100,000||-400,000 |
|Eli Elezra||0||-965,000 |
Monday, October 18, 2021 10:30 PM Local Time
Mohamed Surges Into Second
Ahmed Mohamed completed, only to see Jim Collopy raise and Eli Elezra call. Mohamed called to see fourth street, where he raised Collopy's bet and Elezra folded.
Ahmed Mohamed: /
Jim Collopy: / - fold on fifth street
Eli Elezra: / - fold on fourth street
Mohamed continued betting on fifth street and saw Collopy fold to climb into second in the chip count.
|Jim Collopy||6,400,000||200,000 |
|Ahmed Mohamed||2,400,000||1,400,000 |
|Paramjit Gill||1,500,000||-700,000 |
|Eli Elezra||965,000||-835,000 |
Monday, October 18, 2021 10:14 PM Local Time
Level 28 started
Monday, October 18, 2021 10:12 PM Local Time
Maria Ho Eliminated in 5th Place ($39,423)
Maria Ho: / /
Paramjit Gill: / /
Eli Elezra: / -fold-
The extremely short-stacked Maria Ho brought it in for 30,000 and Eli Elezra called. Paramjit Gill then completed for 120,000 and Ho called off for 110,000 total. Elezra called and then both active players checked both fourth and fifth streets.
On sixth, Gill tossed out a bet and Elezra thought long and hard before folding. Gill showed a made eight, which he failed to improve upon on seventh, and Ho showed three-four in the hole meaning she had outs. Unfortunately she paired on seventh and was eliminated from the tournament in fifth place.
|Jim Collopy||6,200,000||-100,000 |
|Paramjit Gill||2,200,000||400,000 |
|Eli Elezra||1,800,000||-200,000 |
|Ahmed Mohamed||1,000,000||-100,000 |
|Maria Ho||0||-140,000 |
Monday, October 18, 2021 10:06 PM Local Time
Mohamed Doubles Up Through Collopy
Ahmed Mohamed completed and called a raise from Jim Collopy. After another bet and call on fourth street, Mohamed was out front with a made hand on fifth when his remaining 170,000 chips went in.
Ahmed Mohamed: /
Jim Collopy: /
Mohamed's low held up to double his stack.
|Jim Collopy||6,300,000||-500,000 |
|Eli Elezra||2,000,000||300,000 |
|Paramjit Gill||1,800,000||0 |
|Ahmed Mohamed||1,100,000||470,000 |
|Maria Ho||140,000||-270,000 |
Monday, October 18, 2021 9:53 PM Local Time
Mohamed Doubles Through Gill
Ahmed Mohamed was the short stack at the table when his preflop raise got a called from Paramjit Gill in the big blind. Mohamed then committed his last 90,000 on the flop and was called by Gill.
The turn and river were no help to Gill, and Mohamed scooped the pot to double his stack.
|Jim Collopy||6,800,000||400,000 |
|Paramjit Gill||1,800,000||-300,000 |
|Eli Elezra||1,700,000||-300,000 |
|Ahmed Mohamed||630,000||190,000 |
|Maria Ho||410,000||-150,000 |
Monday, October 18, 2021 9:44 PM Local Time
Ho Doubles Through Collopy
Maria Ho raised to 200,000 under the gun and Jim Collopy defended his big blind to see a flop of . Collopy led out with a bet and Ho called off her last 55,000.
Neither the turn nor river changed a thing and Ho held to score the double.
|Jim Collopy||6,400,000||-100,000 |
|Maria Ho||560,000||305,000 |
Monday, October 18, 2021 9:42 PM Local Time
Collopy Takes From Ho
Maria Ho three-bet Jim Collopy preflop for more than half of her remaining chips, and Collopy called to see a flop of . Both players checked to the turn, when Collopy put Ho to the test. After considering the call for a few minutes, Ho folded leaving herself very short.
|Jim Collopy||6,500,000||700,000 |
|Paramjit Gill||2,100,000||1,130,000 |
|Eli Elezra||2,000,000||-900,000 |
|Ahmed Mohamed||440,000||-440,000 |
|Maria Ho||255,000||-370,000 |0
Monday, October 18, 2021 9:28 PM Local Time
Collopy Distances From Elezra
Jim Collopy completed the bet and found a call from Eli Elezra.
Jim Collopy: /
Eli Elezra: / - fold on seventh street
Collopy took the betting lead on fourth and fifth, before Elezra led out sixth. Elezra then called Collopy's final bet on seventh, before mucking his hand. Collopy showed two pair to widen his chip lead over Elezra.
|Jim Collopy||5,800,000||1,500,000 |
|Eli Elezra||2,900,000||-800,000 |
|Paramjit Gill||970,000||-730,000 |
|Ahmed Mohamed||880,000||10,000 |
|Maria Ho||625,000||30,000 |
Monday, October 18, 2021 9:13 PM Local Time
Elezra Closes the Gap
Eli Elezra completed and called a raise from Ahmed Mohamed.
Eli Elezra: /
Ahmed Mohamed: / - fold on seventh street
Mohamed saw his bets called through fifth street, before being raised by Elezra on sixth. Mohamed called and both players checked on seventh, with Elezra turning over his top pair of aces to regain some chips.
|Jim Collopy||4,300,000||-100,000 |
|Eli Elezra||3,700,000||900,000 |
|Paramjit Gill||1,700,000||-100,000 |
|Ahmed Mohamed||870,000||-730,000 |
|Maria Ho||595,000||-130,000 |
Monday, October 18, 2021 9:02 PM Local Time
Level 27 started
Monday, October 18, 2021 8:52 PM Local Time
The final five players are now on a 15-minute break.
|Jim Collopy||4,400,000||0 |
|Eli Elezra||2,800,000||0 |
|Paramjit Gill||1,800,000||525,000 |
|Ahmed Mohamed||1,600,000||-450,000 |
|Maria Ho||725,000||-100,000 |
Monday, October 18, 2021 8:52 PM Local Time
Collopy Extends his Chip Lead
The two chip leaders battled when Jim Collopy completed and Eli Elezra called for 80,000, and each exchanged taking the betting lead through fifth street. Elezra then check-raised on sixth, before betting dark on seventh.
Eli Elezra: /
Jim Collopy: / - fold on seventh street
Collopy called the final bet and turned over the winning hand to extend his chip lead heading into break.
|Jim Collopy||4,400,000||600,000 |
|Eli Elezra||2,800,000||-400,000 |0
Monday, October 18, 2021 8:31 PM Local Time
Michael Trivett Eliminated in 6th Place ($29,436)
Michael Trivett raised to 160,000 and Jim Collopy three-bet to 240,000 from the big blind. Trivett four-bet to 320,000 and then called off the 40,000 he had remaining after Collopy five-bet it.
The board ran out and Collopy wound up with the superior two pair to dispatch Trivett in sixth place.
|Jim Collopy||3,800,000||500,000 |
|Michael Trivett||0||-400,000 |