WSOP 2023 Day 28 Digest

Three tournaments have ended yesterday:

$1,000Event #48: $1,000 SENIORS No-Limit Hold’em Championship$7,280,2008,180
$10,000Event #54: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship$1,720,500185
$1,500Event #55: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better$755,610566

Event #48: $1,000 SENIORS No-Limit Hold’em Championship

Just a bit more than two hours were needed to close the final table and crown Lonnie Hallett as the winner of the large 8,140 entries field. After one cash in 2012 and another one in 2015, the Canadian puts his hands on his first bracelet for his third cash and $771,234 in the process.

Billy Baxter fought hard over a chip deficit compared to the two starting chip leaders and reached the final heads-up! He was as close as possible from an eight bracelet that would have put in in 7th place in the bracelet race.

“You can make money, but you can’t buy a bracelet”, humbly said Hallett after the win.

A8 Lonnie

Event #54: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship

Mike Gorodinsky mostly cruised through the final table to bring home a new bracelet and $422,747. It’s the third bracelet for the player after winning the 2015’s $50k Poker Players Championship and a $2,500 Omaha/Stud Hi-Lo in 2013. Gorodinsky denied Alex Livingston a second bracelet in the heads-up, Brian Yoon finished 4th, Scott Seiver 5th and Carol Fuchs 6th.

The win arrived on point for Gorodinsky: “I had kind of a rocky start to my summer, and my plan actually was if I didn’t cash or go far in this tournament, I was going to fly home for a week and a half to recharge and spend some time with my wife. So, this run was kind of like an unexpected, really cool way to wrap up an otherwise long, tough month.”

Mike Gorodinsky

Event #55: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better

Polish Marcin Horecki is the winner of the event of the 566 entries event for $155,275 and his first bracelet, putting his live earnings at more than $1,5M. Mike Matusow was defeated in the heads-up and was very close from winning his fifth bracelet but he will still put $95k in his pockets.

Marcin KJJ862 Horecki

In progress

Event #53: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER No-Limit Hold’em is down to 41 players after starting with 10,416. German Andreas Kniep leads the tournament, and he will be notably joined by David “ODB” Baker (25th) and Erick Lindgren (28th).

Starting with 4,303 entries, Event #56: $500 SALUTE to Warriors – No-Limit Hold’em is already down to 15 players after two days. Ryan Stephens will return as the chip leader today and will try to put his hands on the $217,921 top prize.

Event #57: $25,000 High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha continues to break records as 449 registered, building a massive $10,5M prizepool and making up for a $2,2M top prize! Chance Kornuth has a comfortable chip advantage over the 30 other players, including: Isaac Haxton (3rd), Jeremy Ausmus (10th), Dan Zack (12th) and Ben Lamb (14th). Chad Eveslage (21st) still has a chance to win a third bracelet this year and Yuri Dzivielevski (24th) can win a second one!

Event #58: $3,000 6-Handed Limit Hold’em is down to 17 players, lead by Jason Daly. Dan Shak (13th) and Joe McKeehen (16th) will also return into day 3 to try to grab the $165,250 first prize, one of the smaller prize this year.

Here are the notables results of these events:

🇺🇸 Mike Matusow177th$5,138Event #48: $1,000 SENIORS No-Limit Hold’em Championship
🇺🇸 Allen Kessler203rd$5,138Event #48: $1,000 SENIORS No-Limit Hold’em Championship
🇺🇸 Sammy Farha274th$4,486Event #48: $1,000 SENIORS No-Limit Hold’em Championship
🇺🇸 Scott Seiver5th$101,319Event #54: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship
🇺🇸 Phil Hellmuth11th$29,478Event #54: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship
🇺🇸 John Racener17th$20,442Event #54: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship
🇺🇸 Brian Rast7th$18,709Event #55: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better
🇺🇸 Shaun Deeb19th$5,630Event #55: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better
🇮🇹 Max Pescatori31st$4,681Event #55: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better


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