WSOP Event #23: Eight Game Mix 6-Handed

Event #23 of the 2021 WSOP is the $1,500 Eight Game Mix 6-Handed tournament. The eight games spread in this three-day event were: No-Limit Hold’em, Seven Card Stud, Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better, Razz, Pot-Limit Omaha, Limit Hold’em, Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better, and 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw. the event began on October 11.

A tense heads-up battle between Ryan Leng and Connor Drinan in this tournament marked the first time in the series that we’ve seen two serial-bracelet winners meet in heads up play. Leng came out on top after more than two hours of heads-up play, winning his third WSOP gold bracelet and a first-place prize of $137,969.

The $1,500 Eight Game Mix 6-Handed event drew a field of 484 entries, creating a prize pool of $646,140. Shuyler Thornton hit the rail in fifth place (for $27,038) as the last player standing at the final table with no WSOP bracelet in his trophy case. Dan Zack was knocked out in fourth ($38,752), leaving Leng, Drinan, and Brett Shaffer in the offing. Connor Drinan won his second bracelet in the $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo Event just 10 days ago.

Rami Boukai won his second WSOP gold bracelet and $177,294 for winning this event in 2019. That year’s $1,500 Eight Game Mix tournament generated a total prize pool of $826,200 with 612 entries. Boukai’s first bracelet came in a Pot-Limit Omaha/Hold’em tournament in 2009.

Read about the 2021 WSOP Event #23 winner here.

Pay Outs

Rank Player Nationality Prize
Ryan Leng USA +137969
Connor Drinan CA +85273
Brett Shaffer USA +56839
Daniel Zack USA +38752
Schuyler Thornton USA +27038