Event #76 of the 2021 WSOP is the $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold’em (freezeout). Not for the faint of heart, this event is a festival of fast-paced knockouts, as every player gets $3,000 from their buy-in placed as a bounty on their head. The remaining $7,000 goes into the prize pool minus the $675 rake.
Romain Lewis won the $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold’em (freezeout). Lewis is a Winamax sponsored poker pro from France.
A field of 307 players ponied up the five-figure entry fee, creating a prize pool of $1,941,775 aside from the $921,000 that was added in as bounties.
Lewis was cheered on at the final table by a Gallic rail of singing supporters. They cheered and broke into song whenever Lewis won a hand.
“We have 30 or 40 really close friends from France supporting this whole series,” Lewis said in his post-game interview. “Every time one of us makes a deep run, there are chants like as if it’s a football stadium. It brings out the special elements of the WSOP which don’t happen anywhere else.”
This tourney started on November 15, and ran for two days maximum due to the turbo-blind structure. Play started deep with 60,000 chip starting stacks, but the 20-minute blinds raised the pressure fast.