WSOP 2021: Eelis Parssinen Wins Event #64; India’s Vikranth Anga Finishes 8th For $53,824; Kartik Ved Scores In Event #65

The Finnish pro, Eelis Parssinen is one of the newest bracelet winners at the 2021 WSOP. He came out on top of a strong 579-entry field in Event #64: $5,000 Mixed No-Limit Hold’em/Pot-Limit Omaha to win a career-best $545,616 and his first-ever WSOP gold bracelet. Parssinen is already one of the best online cash game players in the world and he has now a big win on the live tournament scene. This is was his fifth WSOP event and the win in it took his earnings to a massive $958,104.

“I don’t play these live tournaments too often. I wouldn’t consider myself as a live player,” Parssinen said. “I like to play live, but, I mean, this is my fifth WSOP tournament ever and there is so much luck involved.”

Parssinen was very lucky to make it to the final table of this event. With about 40 players left, he lost a huge pot and came down to just one big blind. However, he got all the luck he needed to reach the final table. Yes, he managed to build that stack up to 2,800,000 to start the final table in the middle of the pack among the nine remaining players. He finally managed to overcome the stacked final table that included several other top online stars from Scandinavia, such as Samuli Sipila (9th), Niklas Astedt (7th), and Joni Jouhkimainen (5th). Down to three-handed play, he knocked out Ezra Abu Gazal (3rd for $239,321) to eventually enter the heads-up play for the title with a 2:1 lead against Bronstein.

Parssinen was able to extend his chip lead even further and finally win the tournament. On the last hand of the tourney, Bronstein raised to 3,400,000 with Kh 10h 3c 2s and Parssinen called from the big blind with As 6h 6d 5s. The flop opened 6s 5d 2h. Bronstein lead out and Parssinen moved all-in. Bronstein called. The turn Ah and river Jh kept Parssinen’s set of sixes ahead, and Bronstein was busted in second place for $337,216, while Parssinen won it for $545,616 and his first gold bracelet.

Team India

It’s truly a happy Diwali for the Indian poker community with India’s Vikranth Anga final-tabling this event. He was pitted against some of the best Mixed Game specialists from around the world in the 579-entry field and must be very happy making it to the final table and finishing 8th for $53,824 (INR 40.05 Lac), the highest score by an Indian at the ongoing series after the former WSOP bracelet winner Abhinav Iyer who had earned $41,481 a few days ago for his 12th place finish in Event #56.

A hand after doubling up, action came to Anga on the button who shoved all in. Joni Jouhkimainen in the big blind snap-called. Jouhkimainen had Kd Kh, while Anga held Ac Ks. Anga failed to hit an ace on the board and was left with only 65K chips, which he then shoved in the very next hand, with Ah 5h against David Prociak’s Tc 3c. Prociak found a ten on the board to bust Anga in eighth place.

Also, there was another Indian player in Vidur Sethi. Having already recorded one deep run in WSOP 2021 in the past, he finished 24th in this tournament to earn $17,923 (INR 13.33 Lac).

Final Table Payouts (USD)


Eelis Parssinen –



Noah Bronstein –



Ezra Abu Gazal –



David Prociak –



Joni Jouhkimainen –



Kyle Arora –



Niklas Astedt –



Vikranth Anga –


India’s Kartik Ved Finishes 77th In Event #65: MINI Main Event No-Limit Hold’em (freezeout)

In the other update, India’s former WSOP bracelet winner Kartik Ved has cashed in Event #65: MINI Main Event No-Limit Hold’em (freezeout) where he entered Day 2 with a stack of 1,300,000 – the 15th largest among the 283 survivors but exited in 77th place, earning $5,305 – by far his first cash at the ongoing WSOP. With his latest WSOP cash, Ved took his live earnings to an impressive $383,294.

There were only 6 players let in Event #65 at the time of writing this update after David Tuthill fell in 7th place for $71,661. Georgios Sotiropoulos leads the final six players with a stack of 76,500,000.