NEWSBRIEF
BY MARKANDERSON
WASSUP '09: Event #35, Austin Wins In Vegas
June 22, 2021

Friday's final table of Event #35- the $5,000 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha, of the 40th Annual World Series of Poker, held both Cliff "JohnnyBax" Josephy and Sorel "Imper1ium" Mizzi, two ferocious online and live tournament pros, yet it was lesser known Richard Austin who finished the event on top, earning $409,484 and his first WSOP gold bracelet.

It was not as if Austin could easily avoid "Bax" and Sorel, both made it all the way into the final three before he successfully knocked them out, in one huge, fateful, three-way pot. 

Mathematically speaking, when that hand began Sorel Mizzi had the best of it before the flop (A,A,5,3) and Josephy held the best of it after, when the last of the money went in (with a set of kings), but as sometimes math is idiotic, it was Austin who held the tournament winning King-high flush, by the time the hand was done.

Sorel Mizzi had more chips than Josephy at the start of the final hand, so he earned the runner-up cash worth $253,048.

The final table finish positions for Event #35 were as follows:

1st.  Richard Austin- $409,484

2nd.  Sorel Mizzi- $253,048

3rd.  Cliff Josephy- $166,771

4th.  Dan Hindin- $116,748

5th.  Rifat Palevic- $86,516

6th.  Felipe Ramos- $67,663

7th.  Van Marcus- $55,687

8th.  Peter Jetten- $48,112

9th.  Samuel Ngai- $43,359

For further details on the $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha visit www.worldseriesofpoker.com, powered by PokerNews.


Story by Mark Anderson

Sweet Tweets* from Event #35 the final eleven

1/11 in 5k PLO... shiparoussski?
-Sorel Mizzi

Seat open table 151! I got em. AAK3s v AK32s. Have like 1.25mm and we are now redrawing to 1 10 handed table.
-Cliff Josephy

GG Menlo. We are now at the Official WSOP Final Table. 20 min break as crew gets ready to put us live on internet.
-Cliff Josephy

ngai out 9th to marcus. the jerky lady just came and delivered jerky to the final table. which is good, because I was hungry.
-F-Train

hindin 2x thru marcus, flush+straight draw ag. marcus' set of queens, flush on river. also, someone take this jerky away from me.
-F-Train

Seat open Feature Table. AA93dd v KKT4dd holds without a sweat. 1.355mm 6 handed.
-Cliff Josephy

Austin wins bracelet. Knocks out Mizzi and Bax in same hand. Calls Bax's reraise shove over Mizzi's raise with QJ 8c6c. ..
-John MacLeod

*A sampling of Twitter posts from Event #35, courtesy of the
PokerRoad Nation.

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