The 32-year-old poker pro Jim Collopy won his second career WSOP bracelet on Monday after topping a field of 282 entries in the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Event #32: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. He came out on top of a tough final table featuring Eli Elezra, Maria Ho, and Daniel Negreanu as ‘Kid Poker’ to secure his second career bracelet and $172,823. Collopy’s first bracelet win had come in 2013 when he won the WSOP Asia-Pacific (APAC) Event #2: A$1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha for $72,903.
The final day began with 20 players remaining and four-time bracelet winner Eli Elezra in the lead. Several notables hit the rail as the event reached the final table, including three-time bracelet winner Barbara Enright (16th for $8,200), two-time bracelet winner Tom Koral (15th for $8,200), two-time bracelet winner Brandon Shack-Harris (14th for $8,200), Amnon Filippi (13th for $9,563), bracelet winner David Williams (9th for $13,989) & GGPoker Ambassador Daniel Negreanu (8th for $17,526).
Elezra kept the lead when eight-handed play began. Six-time bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu got the last of his chips in with four to a flush early in a stud hand. He was unable to find another club and lost to a pair of eights held by Michael Trivett. Negreanu earned $17,526 for his 8th place finish.
After Negreanu’s quest ended, Qinghai Pan (7th for $22,462) and Michael Trivett (6th for $29,436) exited the final table. Maria Ho was among the leaders for majority of the day but lost a big chunk of chip counts during short-handed action. She got the last of her stack in playing a hand of razz, and had a 6-4-3-2 low draw which was live with on card coming. She failed to improve on seventh street and Paramjit Gill’s 8-6-5-2-A took down the pot. Ho banked $39,423 as the fifth-place finisher.
Ho was joined on the rail by a four-time WSOP winner in Eli Elezra, who was eliminated by the eventual winner Collopy for $53,986. Collopy then busted Indian-origin Paramjit Gill in third place for $74,346 and entered the heads-up duel with roughly a 3:1 chip lead over Ahmed Mohamed.
Collopy was able to extend that advantage and did not let Mohamed to gain control. After being dangerously short, Mohamed got all-in with an 8-7-4-A draw in razz. Collopy also had four low cards with 8-6-5-2. Mohamed hit a 3 to make an 8-7 low, but Collopy caught a 4 to make a winning 8-6 low. Collopy won the coveted title for $172,823, while Mohamed earned $107,428 as the runner-up.
Final Table Payouts (USD)
- Jim Collopy – $172,823
- Ahmed Mohamed – $107,428
- Paramjit Gill – $74,346
- Eli Elezra – $53,986
- Maria Ho – $39,423
- Michael Trivett – $29,436
- Qinghai Pan – $22,462
- Daniel Negreanu – $17,526