Scott Ball completes an impressive No Limit double to become the 7th player to win two gold bracelets this year.
Because of the unusual circumstances the 2021 World Series of Poker will be remembered for a lot of things, but may ultimately be known as the year of the double winner.
Josh Arieh, Kevin Gerhart, Anthony Zinno, Daniel Lazrus, Mark Herm and Martin Zamani have all taken down two WSOP titles this year already and now former Twitch Poker boss Scott Ball has become the 7th.
His own double might be the most impressive of the year. He won the $10,000 Six Max Championship, considered one of the toughest bracelet events, and the $1,111 Little One for One Drop, one of the biggest in terms of field size.
3,797 players entered that event and Ball took it down for $396,445. He also jumped into 2nd position in the Player of the Year rankings, just behind Arieh.
Elsewhere in the Main Event 36 players remain with Hye Park the big chip leader and Koray Aldemir, Chase Bianchi, Chance Kornuth and PSPC champion Ramon Colillas still in contention. They have all been guaranteed $198,550 and will play down to a final table tonight.
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Barry Carter is the editor of PokerStrategy.com and the co-author of The Mental Game of Poker 1 & 2, Poker Satellite Strategy, PKO Poker Strategy & the new book Endgame Poker Strategy