Dan Cates won his first WSOP bracelet

Dan Cates 2021

​American poker player Dan Cates has proved that all his emotional challenges regarding other poker players are not just words.

Yesterday, he managed to win an expensive WSOP event and got his first WSOP trophy.

Daniel became the winner of 6-max WSOP 2021 Event #60: Poker Players Championship with $50 000 buy-in.

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Event collected 63 entries, which formed a prize pool of $3 016 120. For the first place, Cates earned $954 020.

American participant Ryan Leng finished as a runner-up and enriched with $589 620 of prize money. Josh Arieh was aimed to win his fifth bracelet, but he took the sixth place with a payout of $161 420. Eli Elezra also played in this tournament and finished fourth with $286 980 of prize money. In total, 10 players received payments, and the minimum prize money reached the mark of $82 620.

Final table payouts of WSOP 2021 Event #60: $50 000 Poker Players Championship:

PlacePlayerPrize money
1Dan Cates954 020$
2Ryan Leng589 620$
3Paul Volpe404 240$
4Eli Elezra286 980$
5Chris Brewer211 230$
6Josh Arieh161 420$

In the final hand, Leng made a bet with almost half of his chips on BB with 10♦-5♠. Cates re-raised with Q♣-3♦, but Leng decided to call. The following cards were dealt on the flop: A♥-J♥-10♥ and Leng went all-in, however Daniel called his bet. Q♥ on the turn and 3♠ on the river brought Cates two pairs and made him the champion.

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