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WSOP 2021: Michael Noori Denies Ryan Leng 4th Bracelet, Wins Event #30: $1.5K Monster Stack NLHE For $610,437

Michael Noori wins WSOP Event 30
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  • Namita Ghosh October 20, 2021
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Event #30: $1,500: Monster Stack NLHE of the ongoing 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) registered an impressive 3,520-player field across two starting flights. The event made a four-day run, and Michael Noori (cover image) outlasted the competition to walk away as the champion. Noori defeated Event #23 champion Ryan Leng heads-up, denying the latter his fourth gold bracelet. As a reward, Noori bagged his career-first bracelet and a personal-best $610,437.

“I feel pretty good. I’m still kind of in shock. The heads-up match went really quick. I’m still processing it and going through it. I had two huge coolers that went my way, so I was fortunate enough to win the bracelet today,” Noori said after the event.

I got lucky in the first hand, and then I got a couple of shoves and re-jams through. I just kinda battled with 8-12 big blinds for a while, even four-handed. Ryan had all the chips. I stayed focused, never gave up, and kept battling.”

Noori had a turbulent ride on the final day and was on the verge of elimination at one point. Down to just 1.5 big blinds, he tripled up through Daniel Fortier to get back into contention.

The event collected a $4,699,200 prize pool. Day 2 began with 1,220 players, and only 148 made it to Day 3.

The final day had 24 finalists returning for a shot at winning the bracelet. It took under six hours for the seven-handed final table to be formed, and Johan Schumacher bubbled the FT in eighth place for $81,573.

Final Table Chip Counts

  1. Rafael Reis – 40,200,000 (40 BBs)
  2. Mordechai Hazan – 33,900,000 (35 BBs)
  3. Ryan Leng – 33,900,000 (34 BBs)
  4. Charlie Dawson – 18,700,000 (19 BBs)
  5. Christopher Andler – 14,100,000 (14 BBs)
  6. Michael Noori – 13,400,000 (13 BBs)
  7. Daniel Fortier – 10,700,000 (11 BBs)


Final Table Recap

The live-streamed final table got off to a slightly delayed start.

The shortest stacked Daniel Fortier was unable to chip up and fell out in seventh place.

Over the next hour, Ryan Leng dispatched Mordechai Hazan and Charlie Dawson in sixth and fifth place, respectively.

Noori scored his first final table elimination almost an hour later. His pocket tens dominated Christopher Andler’s ace-deuce, eliminating the latter in fourth place. Noori scalped Rafael Reis in third place, setting up his heads-up showdown against Ryan Leng.

Ryan Leng was a strong contender to become the second player after Anthony Zinno to win a second gold bracelet at the series. He started out with a massive 117,300,000 in chips vs. Noori’s 58,700,00. However, Noori fought hard, and in a little over an hour of trading chips, he closed out the match with his pocket queens winning him the bracelet after holding on against Leng’s king-eight.

Michael Noori
Michael Noori


Final Table Results (USD)

  1. Michael Noori – $610,437
  2. Ryan Leng – $377,220
  3. Rafael Reis – $288,101
  4. Christopher Andler – $221,289
  5. Charlie Dawson – $170,943
  6. Mordechai Hazan – $132,812
  7. Daniel Fortier – $103,784


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