WSOP Event #81: No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack

Posted on: September 24, 2021 04:15 PDT

Event #81 of the 2021 WSOP is the $800 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack Structure. This is part of a small scattering of sub-$1k events put on to give lower rollers a chance to take part in the WSOP festivities without springing for Main Event level buy-ins.

The $800 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack's modest buy-in drew a large field of 1,921 players, creating a prize pool of $1,352,384. That's astounding, considering that this event comes at the end of the series, when many players have already thrown in their WSOP towel.

The starting stacks were tall, but an aggressive blind structure made this into a fast-paced turbo event. After a hectic two days of play, Jason Wheeler came out on top, scoring his career-first WSOP gold bracelet and the top prize of $202,274.

This tourney began on November 18. Players were entitled to one rebuy only. The fast structure meant that despite the deep starting stacks and likelihood of the low price attracting a large field, this event only ran for two days. This is a new event on the schedule, so it does not have a defending champion yet.

Read about the 2021 WSOP Event #81 winner here.

Kenny Haellert Ev 81 Day 1 (Image: Haley Hintze)
Kenny Haellert Ev 81 Day 1 (Image: Haley Hintze)
  • Event Info

    Game: No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack
    Date: Thursday, Nov 18, 11 AM
    Buy-in: $800
    Starting Stack: 40000
    Level Duration: 30 Min
    Reigning Champion: N/A
    2021 Total Entries: 1,921
    2021 Prize Pool: $1,352,384
    2021 Winner: Jason Wheeler

    Pay Outs

    Rank Player Nationality Prize
    1 Jason Wheeler USA +204274
    2 Julian Velasquez COL +126252
    3 Diogo Veiga PRT +93627
    4 Garry Gates USA +70077
    5 Antoine Goutard FRA +52943
    6 SheLok Wong USA +40376
    7 Ralph Massey USA +31087
    8 John O'Neal USA +24165
    9 Robert Hill USA +18968
    10 Maxwell Sabel USA +15035