John Monnette takes fourth WSOP bracelet in the $10K Limit Hold’em Championship
By Bob Garcia
A grueling, long Texas Hold’em game finally produces a winner
John Monnette sat for nearly 11 hours, giving it his all at the final table of the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship event, and it looks like his patience and effort paid off at the end of the day. The poker pro not only took home a total of $245,680 by defeating Nate Silver in heads-up play, but also accumulated his fourth WSOP bracelet.
The other three events where Monnette managed to take home the WSOP’s most coveted prize were the $2,500 8-Game in 2011, the $5,000 Seven Card Stud in 2012, and the $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship. The player is looking to continue accumulating more bracelets, which will most likely be kept in a display case at the top of his house.
“The first is always the most special, but this is awesome,” Monnette said when asked to compare this win to his others. “I had a couple of bad years where I did nothing, so to finally get back and do something is great. It was a tough field, a championship event, so this definitely means a lot.”
While it’s true that for several years, the poker pro didn’t achieve many major victories, it seems he’s now back on the right track to prove he still has the magic touch. In fact, his perseverance worked perfectly for him this time around, especially since he managed to bounce back even when he made the final table as one of the short-stacked players. Monnette said his opponents played great, and he was lucky to have survived even though some of the top-limit players were eliminated early in the session.