Event #54 of the 2021 WSOP is Nine Game Mix 6-Handed. This was a new event for the WSOP, and it started at 3 pm on Thursday, October 28. This is a three-day event, and entrants who busted early had a single re-entry option available. Each level was 60 minutes long. Late registration stayed open until midnight, and players began play with 35,000 in chips.
Apart from the dealer’s choice events, the $2,500 Nine-Game Mix 6-Handed offered the largest number of mixed games available in any one event this year. During the tournament, each table rotated through the nine poker variants, which changed every six hands between 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, 2-7 No-Limit Draw, and 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw.
Nicholas Julia fought through a field of 319, including pros who didn’t cash in the event such as Brian Hastings, David “ODB” Baker, Felipe Ramos, Daniel Negreanu, Jake Schwartz, Jason Somerville, Eli Elezra, Brian Rast, Matt Glatz, and David Williams.
Chad Eveslage did make the money (47th for $4,064), and so did Jim Collopy (33rd and $4,762), Carol Fuchs (32nd and $4,762), Joe Hachem (14th and $7,626), Mike Matusow (9th and $12,702), and James Woods (8th and $12,702).
Kristan Lord took home $104,210 for second place, while Nicholas Julia walked away with $168,608 and a bracelet for first.