2021 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #19: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship
Days:
123

Event Info

Buy-in $10,000
Prize Pool $578,150
Players 62

Level Info

Level 23
Blinds 0 / 0
Ante 0

Players Info - Day 3

Players Left 1
Event #19: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship
Day 3 completed

Anthony Zinno Wins 2021 WSOP $10K Stud Championship for 3rd Bracelet ($182,872)

Chad_Holloway • Level 23
Anthony Zinno
Anthony Zinno

The 2021 World Series of Poker crowned a new gold bracelet winner at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on Monday in Event #19: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship, a tournament that attracted 62 players and offered up a $578,150 prize pool.

The PokerGO live-streamed final table was a stacked affair with two Poker Hall of Famers and a combined 20 bracelets represented, and in the end, it was well-established poker pro Anthony Zinno claiming victory for $182,872 and the third bracelet of his career.

Zinno, a three-time champ and former Player of the Year on the World Poker Tour (WPT), previously won the 2015 WSOP Event #60: $25,000 High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha for $1,122,196 and the 2019 WSOP Event #60: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better for $279,920. For the newly-minted champ, adding a stud bracelet to his poker résumé is a point of pride.

“It’s unreal because stud is one of the games that I’ve only recently been working on,” he said in his winner's interview. “Some of the best stud players in the world were in the field … What an honor. To have this, I might play poker my whole life and not win another stud bracelet. These guys are so good at stud, and honestly, I’m not on the level of top stud players by any stretch.”

Since 2016, Zinno has worked hard on his mixed game skills.

“It’s very important to me to prove to myself that the hard work I’ve been putting in the mixed games pays off,” he said. “I have a long way to go, though. I know I still have many leaks in all the games, but I am getting better and that’s what is important to me.”

Finally, Zinno wanted to thank two of his most ardent supporters.

“I love you mom, and Laura, my sister," he said with a big smile. "When I was finishing law school and decided I wanted to play poker for a living, my mom and sister were supportive from Day 1, I’ll never forget that. Having the support system is awesome. It gives you that rush, that confidence when you’re playing, it’s really nice.”

2021 WSOP Event #19: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Anthony ZinnoUnited States$182,872
2James ChenTaiwan$113,024
3Jose Paz-GutierrezBolivia$77,227
4Phil HellmuthUnited States$54,730
5Jack McClellandUnited States$40,284
6Stephen ChidwickUnited Kingdom$30,842
7Jason GolaUnited States$24,601

Others to cash the tournament from Day 2 were Scott Bohlman (8th - $20,480), George Alexander (9th - $17,828), and Dan Zack (10th - $16,262).

At the start of the day, all eyes were on Phil Hellmuth, who was seeking his record-extending sixteenth bracelet. Unfortunately for the “Poker Brat,” his quest came up short as highlighted below. Even so, it marked Hellmuth’s fourth cash and third final table of the series, arguably his best-ever start to a WSOP.

“Hellmuth’s overall poker game is phenomenal. It’s so underrated by a lot of the poker community. They just don’t know what it’s like to sit and play, for example, short-handed mixed games with Hellmuth. He’s so honed in … playing with someone that’s a Hall of Famer, that’s one of the best in the world, is an honor in itself. He went crazy when I hit my hand, but I love it, I get a kick out of it. He’ll never make me mad. He knows it.”

Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth gives interview after busting.

Final Table Action

In the second level of the day, Jason Gola bowed out in seventh place after losing with two pair nines and threes to the aces up of James Chen. He was followed out the door by Stephen Chidwick, who got his chips in on fifth street with queens in the hole only to see Chen table a split pair of kings. Chidwick failed to improve and had to settle for sixth place.

Poker Hall of Famer Jack McClelland was coolered out of the tournament when his rolled-up deuces ran smack dab into the rolled-up sixes of Jose Paz-Gutierrez. Hellmuth, a fellow Hall of Famer who began the final table as chip leader, was the next to go after failing to gain much traction on Day 3. He dwindled to the short stack and exited after he couldn’t make so much as a pair against Paz-Gutierrez’s lowly deuces.

Despite notching those two eliminations, Paz-Gutierrez was the next to go when he lost most of his stack doubling up Chen, who turned around and finished him off soon thereafter. By that point, Zinno had pulled out to a healthy 3:1 chip lead without having eliminated any opponents up to that point.

Chen fought hard, even taking the chip lead for a brief time, but the pendulum swung back in Zinno’s favor as he slowly and methodically whittled down his opponent. After more than two hours of heads-up play, Zinno sealed the deal denying Chen a second bracelet.

Congratulations to Anthony Zinno, winner of the 2021 WSOP Event #19: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship! He joins a club of three-time bracelet winners that includes Justin Bonomo, Joe McKeehen, and David “Chip” Reese, just to name a few.

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James Chen Eliminated in 2nd Place ($113,024)

connorrichards • Level 23
James Chen
James Chen

Anthony Zinno: {j-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}/{a-Hearts}{3-Spades}{10-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}/{2-Spades}
James Chen: {j-Spades}{6-Spades}/{a-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{7-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}/{9-Spades}

Anthony Zinno called on third street and James Chen checked his option.

Chen bet on fourth street and Zinno called. Chen bet again on fifth street and Zinno raised to put him all-in. Chen called it off.

Zinno was ahead with a pair of threes and stayed ahead after seventh street, securing himself the victory and sending Chen out in second place.

Anthony Zinno us
Anthony Zinno
us 3,700,000 300,000
James Chen tw
James Chen
tw Busted

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Chen Left Short After Zinno Makes Broadway Straight

connorrichards • Level 23

Anthony Zinno: {k-Hearts}{j-Hearts}/{q-Spades}{a-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{3-Hearts}/{10-Spades}
James Chen: {x-}{x-}/{q-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}/{x-}

Anthony Zinno completed on third street and James Chen called, and then called a bet from Zinno on fourth street.

Both players checked on fifth street and Chen called a bet from his opponent on sixth street. Zinno bet again on seventh street and Chen called.

Zinno tabled a Broadway straight and his opponent mucked with just two big bets behind.

Anthony Zinno us
Anthony Zinno
us 3,400,000 400,000
James Chen tw
James Chen
tw 355,000 -415,000

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Trips for Zinno

connorrichards • Level 23

Anthony Zinno: {k-Spades}{9-Hearts}/{3-Spades}{3-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{q-Hearts}/{3-Clubs}
James Chen: {x-}{x-}/{5-Spades}{q-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{9-Spades}/{x-}

James Chen completed and Anthony Zinno called, and both players checked on fourth street.

Chen bet on fifth street and his opponent called, and Chen then check-called when facing a bet on sixth street.

Chen check-called on seventh street as well and mucked when Zinno showed trips.

Anthony Zinno us
Anthony Zinno
us 3,000,000 -100,000
James Chen tw
James Chen
tw 770,000 105,000

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Zinno Increases Lead

connorrichards • Level 23

Anthony Zinno: {a-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{q-Clubs}/{a-Spades}{3-Spades}{5-Clubs}
James Chen: {x-}{x-}/{a-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{10-Diamonds}/{x-}

James Chen completed on third street and Zinno called. Chen bet on fourth street and Zinno called, and the same action took place on fifth street.

Sixth street went check-check and Zinno bet out on seventh street. Chen called and mucked when his opponent showed a pair of aces.

Anthony Zinno us
Anthony Zinno
us 3,100,000 200,000
James Chen tw
James Chen
tw 665,000 -150,000

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Chen Doubles

connorrichards • Level 23
James Chen
James Chen

Anthony Zinno: {k-Diamonds}{10-Spades}/{10-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{5-Spades}{3-Hearts}/{x-}
James Chen: {q-Clubs}{5-Clubs}/{q-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{q-Spades}/{a-Clubs}

James Chen completed on third street and Anthony Zinno called.

Chen bet on fourth street and called a raise from Zinno. Zinno bet on fifth street and Chen raised. Zinno responded with a re-raise and Chen called for the rest of his stack.

Chen improved to a full house on sixth street took down the pot to stay alive after seventh street.

Anthony Zinno us
Anthony Zinno
us 2,900,000 -100,000
James Chen tw
James Chen
tw 815,000 135,000

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Kings Up for Zinno

connorrichards • Level 23

Anthony Zinno: {k-Spades}{2-Diamonds}/{2-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{8-Hearts}/{3-Spades}
James Chen: {x-}{x-}/{q-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{7-Spades}{a-Clubs}/{x-}

James Chen completed and Anthony Zinno called. Zinno then check-called on fourth street.

The same action took place on fifth street and Zinno called two more bets on sixth street and seventh street.

Zinno tabled kings up and it was good as his opponent tossed his hand in the muck.

Anthony Zinno us
Anthony Zinno
us 3,000,000 700,000
James Chen tw
James Chen
tw 680,000 -820,000

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Level: 23

Limits: 60,000/120,000
Bring-In: 20,000
Completion: 60,000
Ante: 15,000