Negreanu, Arieh, and Glantz Help Backers Clean Up In WSOP $50K Poker Players Championship

Josh Arieh, Daniel Negreanu, and Matt Glantz all made the money in this year's $50K PPC.

Not every staking deal is going to pan out, but in the case of this year’s 2021 World Series of Poker $50,000 Poker Players Championship, if you backed a player on PocketFives, you got straight up paid.

Three of the best when it comes to mixed games posted packages – Daniel Negreanu, Josh Arieh, and Matt Glantz all battled their way into money in one of the WSOP’s most prestigious events. Of the 63 runners, only 10 got paid and late (very late) on Day 3 of the five-day event, all three navigated the ups and downs of the money bubble.

Negreanu, who found himself near the bottom of the chip counts multiple times as the field narrowed, put together a string of hands that sent his chip count soaring.

And as the money bubble approached, Arieh was seen building a mountain of chips as he climbed into the top 3 on the leaderboard. Glantz, who sat to Arieh’s direct left for most of the night, also managed to find a bag at the end of the night.

On Day 4, Negreanu could never really get anything going and made an untimely exit in ninth place for $91,595. Negreanu will take $68,696 of that to the bank but $22,898 is getting split up by his backers. That’s an 83.19% ROI for the more than 80 people who managed to get a piece of him. So, for each share of ~ $154 a return of roughly $282.

After Negreanu busted, backers still had two players left to root for. Nick Schulman was the next to go, busting in eighth place and after he made his quick departure, the marathon began.

He held on most of the day but six hours after the start of the 10-handed day, Glantz, who sold 22% of his action, fell in eighth place for $128,256 – an ROI of 156.51% and a handsome sum for his backers. Glantz himself will book just over $100,000 while his 69 backers will pull their percentages from the $28,216. If all 69 backers had an equal share, a $180 investment turned into a roughly $460 return.

One can’t help but be impressed by Josh Arieh’s back-to-back final table runs in the Poker Players Championship. When the money bubble approached, Arieh was sitting with piles of chips which he carried into Day 4. However, his stack took a few notable hits and his tournament came to an end in sixth place for $161,422.

“I’m very happy with the way I played, totally accept the result,” Arieh said after the tournament.

For his backers, it was also another nice result. Earlier in the series, when Arieh won the $1,500 PLO event, his 10 backers turned $15 into more than $2,000. In this event, Arieh walked away with a healthy 222.84% ROI.

He sold 30% of his action to 64 different backers bringing roughly $33,426 in profit for his investors. For each 1% (or $500) returned $1,614.20 or a $50 stake bringing back $161.

Be on the lookout for more staking action, at both the 2021 WSOP and beyond…