WSOP Event #25: 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em

Event #25 of the 2021 WSOP is the $5,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em tournament. This event ran from October 12 through October 15. Blind levels were 60 minutes throughout, and players began the tournament with a starting stack of 50,000 chips.

Scott Ball won a bracelet in this event, which saw a tough field and a tougher final table. Ball won against Galen Hall, who’d come away with a win in the Crazy Eights event for $888,888 in 2019. Hall has over $5,000,000 in lifetime tournament winnings.

Not everyone cheered Ball’s win, thanks to some controversy surrounding the star. His win gave him $562,667 — by far the pro’s biggest win to date. Before the bracelet, his lifetime tournament winnings stood at just over $100,000. The biggest of his previous wins was a second place finish in an online WSOP circuit event. That win was worth less than $30,000.

The 2019 $5,000 6-Handed tournament had 815 entries and a total prize pool of $3,789,750. Joao Vieira managed to defeat 2009 WSOP Main Event Champion Joe Cada in heads-up play to win $758,011 and his first WSOP gold bracelet. Cada earned $468,488 for his runner-up finish but was denied his fifth career WSOP bracelet.

Read about the 2021 WSOP Event #25 winner here.

Pay Outs

Rank Player Nationality Prize
Scott Ball USA +562667
Galen Hall USA +347757
Jonathan Jaffe USA +234781
Tingyi Tsai TW +161756
Bin Weng USA +113775