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Benny Glaser (cover image) from the UK overcame a formidable 109-entry field in Event #78: $10,000 Razz Championship at the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) to win his career-fourth WSOP gold bracelet and $274,693 in prize money!
According to Hendon Mob, Glaser has over $2.94 Million in live tournament earnings. This was his 41st cash at the WSOP and his fifth this series, improving his lifetime WSOP winnings north of $2.41 Million.
It`s been a breakout series for Glaser, who had already FT-ed three separate events before entering Event #78. He got off to a flying start with a runner-up finish in Event #2: $25,000 H.O.R.S.E. for $341,274. He placed 31st in Event #18: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball for $4,481 and followed that up with a ninth-place finish in Event #40: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship for $31,110. A third-place finish followed that in Event #49: $10K No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship for $132,685.
Taking about his deep runs, Glaser said, “Absolutely, yeah. I was disappointed with the second and third,” and added, “I was a big chip leader in both of those, and it seemed like the win was in sight for both, which made it kind of more disappointing. Makes this win more enjoyable after tasting that recent disappointment.”
Benny Glasers WSOP bracelet wins:
> 2015 WSOP Event #33: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw for $136,215
> 2016 WSOP Event #26: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better for $244,103
> 2016 WSOP Event #32: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship for $407,194
> 2021 WSOP Event #78: $10,000 Razz Championship for $274,693
Speaking of his fourth bracelet win, Glaser said, “I’m feeling amazing. There were a couple of rough hands where he took the lead, and it started to feel less enjoyable, but in the end, I think that made the win even more enjoyable,”
As for his heads-up opponent, Glaser added, “I hadn’t played with him before. It was interesting,” and added, “He seemed to want to do more creative or unorthodox things that most people don’t tend to do, which in some ways made him more difficult to play against.”
Comparing his fourth bracelet win with the other, Glaser said, “I don’t really know. It feels amazing right now. I think my first is probably the most special, then this is a close second.”
The 109-player field in the $10,000 buy-in event helped collect a $1,016,425 prize pool, and 17 places got paid. A min-cash was worth $16,299.
Among the notables who cashed the event were five-time bracelet winner Brian Rast (17th for $16,299) and former bracelet winners John Racener (14th for $16,299), and David Benyamine (15th for $16,299).
Unofficial Final Table Chip Counts
The three-time bracelet winner Brad Ruben`s elimination by Benny Glaser in ninth place ($25,086) set the final table in motion.
Final Table Recap
Phil Hellmuth`s hunt for a 17th career bracelet fell short in eighth place for $31,411.
In the next level, the nine-time bracelet winner Erik Seidel was knocked out in seventh place for $39,987.
Yehuda Buchalter didn`t take long joining him at the rails in sixth place for $51,739.
The next in line was the four-time bracelet winner John Mennette, who was eliminated in fifth place for $68,025.
Soon after Mennette, Erik Sagstrom departed in fourth place for $90,859.
After almost an hour of play, partypoker Ambassador Yuri Dzivielevski was knocked out in third place for $123,254.
Benny Glaser (5,000,000) held an over 3:1 chip lead over Everett Carlton (1,500,000) at the start of play. After a prolonged heads-up battle, the duo decided to call off play for the night, with Glaser slipping down to a 2:1 lead over Carlton.
Glaser took about an hour of play to get the job done on Friday and won his career-fourth bracelet for $274,693.
Final Table Results (USD)
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