WASSUP '09: Event #20, Seidel Stopped While Kelly Claims Cash
June 12, 2021

Yesterday's World Series of Poker final table for Event #20, the $1,500 buy-in Pot-Limit Hold 'em, attracted quite a bit of media attention thanks to a certain 8-time WSOP bracelet winner who was still alive in the field when play began in the afternoon.  However, that attention promptly shifted after poker legend Erik Seidel busted surprisingly quickly in 7th place, leaving the game wide open and guaranteeing the eventual victor would be pretty much the polar opposite of Seidel, a WSOP bracelet virgin.

That victor turned out to be John-Paul Kelly, who was able to claim the title and his first WSOP bracelet after defeating his final opponent Marc Tschirch during heads-up play.  Along with the jewelry, Kelly also received a first prize worth close to 220K, thanks to a total prize pool that reached $864,045.

The final table finish positions for Event #20 were as follows:

1st.  John-Paul Kelly- $194,434

2nd.  Marc Tschirch- $120,102

3rd.  Jason Dewitt- $78,826

4th.  Kyle Carlston- $54,711

5th.  Aaron Virchis- $40,048

6th.  Tony Steward- $30,837

7th.  Erik Seidel- $24,919

8th.  Andrew Radel- $21,082

9th.  Ravi Raghavan- $18,637

For further information on yesterday's conclusion of Event #20, the $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold 'em visit, powered by PokerNews.

Story by Mark Anderson

Sweet Tweets* from the Pot-Limit Hold 'em final table

today, @Erik_Seidel plays his 31st ft on #WSOP20. Will he get is 9th bracelet?
-Poker-Verein Apolda

7th place. No fun. Next up is tmw at 5pm the PLO8. Sucks to waste any final table chance Thanks all for support
-Erik Seidel

*A sampling of Twitter posts from Event #20, courtesy of the
PokerRoad Nation.

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