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Five Players Who Added To Their WSOP Bracelet Collection
Most poker players dream of heading to Las Vegas and winning a WSOP bracelet. It is like winning the Super Bowl for football fans, or the World Series of baseball aficionados. The 2021 WSOP is running right now in Sin City. Two dozen players have added to their WSOP bracelet collection this fall, and that number will likely rise before the 88th champion is crowned.
The following five players already had at least one WSOP bracelet before the 2021 series. They now have more poker jewelry in their collections.
Kevin Gerhart Won Another WSOP Bracelet and Another
Kevin Gerhart of Brunswick, Ohio, is likely the best poker player you have not heard of. Gerhart goes about his poker business in a quite, professional, and devastatingly efficient manner. The mixed game specialist won his first bracelet in 2019 when he took down the $1,500 Razz event. Gerhart’s second bracelet came online in 2020. He won the $500 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed event.
Gerhart won the third and fourth WSOP bracelet of his career at the 2021 WSOP. First, he triumphed in the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship, which came with a career-best $361,124. He then won the $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo tournament. Do not write of Gerhart winning another non-hold’em bracelet before the series is out.
Shaun Deeb Won Another WSOP Bracelet and Now Has Five
Shaun Deeb is one of the more prolific grinders at the WSOP because he loves nothing more than chasing down the Player of the Year title. The man from Troy, New York, has 109 cashes at the WSOP, and five bracelets to his name.
Deeb cut his teeth in the online poker world, often playing dozens of tables simultaneously. He mostly grinds live poker these days, and enjoys incredible results.
He won his fifth WSOP bracelet this fall when he navigated his way to victory in the $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller. Amazingly, Deeb won the same event in 2018. This latest victory came with $1,251,860, and pushes his lifetime winnings to more than $9 million.
Anthony Zinno Has Won Two Bracelets This Fall
Remember who Gerhart won two bracelets at the 2021 WSOP? Anthony Zinno did the same. Zinno hails from Rhode Island but Nevada is his base these days. He moved to Las Vegas where the biggest poker action is.
Zinno won his first WSOP bracelet in 2015 when he won the $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller. A four-year wait followed because he won his second bracelet, doing so in the $1,500 PLO8. Zinno won his third and fourth WSOP bracelet in 2021. Victory in the $10,000 Seven-Card Stud Championship was his third, with the $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. coming with bracelet number four.
Farzad Bonyadi Waited 16 Years To Win More Poker Gold
Iranian-born Farzad Bonyadi had three bracelets to his name coming into the 2021 WSOP. The last of those bracelets came in the $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em event all the way back in 2005. That awarded Bonyadi a career-best $594,960; he since beat that score by scooping $1,061,900 in 2011.
Bonyadi’s 16-year wait for another WSOP bracelet ended when he became the $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw champion. The victory was made sweeter by Bonyadi defeating the likes of Daniel Negreanu, Jake Schwartz, Benny Glaser, and Johannes Becker at the final table.
Michael Addamo Completed His Hattrick A Couple of Weeks Ago
Australian superstar Michael Addamo became a three-time WSOP bracelet winner recently. Addamo’s incredible recent form has resulted in him overtaking Joe Hachem as the biggest Australian live poker tournament winner; he has $15,763,525 in earnings.
Addamo won two WSOP bracelets in 2018. One came in the $2,620 Marathon No-Limit Hold’em. The second WSOP bracelet was won at the WSOP Europe festival in the €25,500 Super High Roller event. Addamo got his hands in his third WSOP bracelet in the $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller. The tournament drew in a crowd of 81 entrants, and the Aussie outlasted them all. He picked up $1,132,968, the fourth seven-figure prize of his live career.