WSOP 2023 Day 26&27 Digest

$10,000Event #50: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship$6,798,300731
$1,000Event #51: $1,000 TAG TEAM No-Limit Hold’em$1,140,9801,282
$2,500Event #52: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball $785,425353

Event #50: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship

Lou Garza defeats Arthur Morris in the heads-up to conquer his first bracelet and an impressive $1,309,232 main prize! Garza made himself known last year when he ended tenth in Event #56: $50,000 Poker Players Championship 6-Handed. The victory put his total live earnings at an impressive $3,5M.

Lou Garza

The winner used this very occasion to propose to his girlfriend Carla just minutes after his victory:

Event #51: $1,000 TAG TEAM No-Limit Hold’em

Michael Savakinas and Satoshi Tanaka are the winner of the tag team event, each winning their first WSOP bracelet and a first-place prize of $190,662. 1,282 teams entered the tournament, setting a new record for the event.

Tanaka was vocal about their great connection after winning: “I think we get along outside of poker too, so naturally, if things go wrong in poker, we help each other out, but not just poker-wise, with everything.”

Event #52: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball

The event attracted 353 entries, and in the end Nick Pupillo beat Ryan Moriarty to win his first bracelet for $181,978, bringing his live earnings at $4,8M.

“It’s pretty surreal; it feels good”, Pupillo said with tears in his eyes. “I love the mixed games; it really felt like my tournament. I late regged and ran really well.”

In progress

There are now seven remaining in Event #48: $1,000 SENIORS No-Limit Hold’em Championship. Dan Heimiller and Lonnie Hallett have dominant stacks and more than two thirds of the chips. Eigthy-two years old Hall of Famer Billy Baxter (7 bracelets) will come back as the third player, followed by Shannon Fahey who is making one of the deepest ladies run this year. They’re all playing for a chance to win $765,731.

After the end of day 2 in Event #53: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER No-Limit Hold’em, Joey Weissman had built the biggest stack within the 327 remaining players. There will be two millionaires after the end of the event with a biggest prize set at $1,2M.

In Event #54: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship, the final table is set, lead by Mike Gorodinsky. Brian Yoon (4th) will try to make the double, and he will be accompagnied by Scott Seiver (6th) and Carol Fuchs (7th). The winner will take home $422,747.

Event #55: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better has 19 players remaining with Kao Saechao in the chip lead. Both Brian Rast (6th) and Shaun Deeb (18th) have a chance to take down a second bracelet this year. 566 entries were registered, making up for a $155,275 top prize.

The first day of Event #57: $25,000 High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha made up for an impressive 357 entries, which is more than the $25,000 High Roller No-Limit this year with its 301 entries! Firas Kashat leads at 168 players left. Here are a few of the well-known names still in the tournament: John Hennigan (4th), Chance Kornuth (9th), Sam Soverel (12th) and Isaac Haxton (17th).

Here are some notable results in the completed events:

🇺🇸 Anthony Zinno47th$28,905Event #50: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship
🇺🇸 Alex Foxen69th$20,110Event #50: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship
🇺🇸 Nick Schulman73rd$17,596Event #50: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship
🇺🇸 Erik Seidel77th$17,596Event #50: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship
🇺🇸 Joseph Cheong13th$4,859Event #51: $1,000 TAG TEAM No-Limit Hold’em
🇺🇸 Ryan Riess71st$1,454Event #51: $1,000 TAG TEAM No-Limit Hold’em
🇺🇸 Marle Cordeiro72nd$1,295Event #51: $1,000 TAG TEAM No-Limit Hold’em

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