WSOP 2023 Day 30 Digest

The current second and fifth biggest prizepool events have ended yesterday:

$1,500Event #53: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER No-Limit Hold’em$13,905,36010,416
$25,000Event #57: $25,000 High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha$10,551,500449
$3,000Event #59: $3,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em$4,266,6601,598

Event #53: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER No-Limit Hold’em

Pavel Plesuv wins the first ever bracelet for Moldova and a millionaire prize of $1,201,564. It puts the top Moldova’s earner at $7,2M in total live earnings. The tournament made another millionaire in the name of Florian Ribouchon from France, defeated in the final heads-up.

Here is one of the highlights of the day between Andreas Kniep and Pavel Plesuv:

In the winner’s interview, Plesuv declared: “Keep studying and keep believing in your dreams. Follow your passion and the results will come. Don’t let results affect your life too much. You can extract a lot of good things, even when you have a losing streak.”

He are the final results:

1Pavel PlesuvMoldova$1,201,564
2Florian RibouchonFrance$1,003,554
3Paul GunnessUnited States$650,058
4Andreas KniepGermany$501,182
5Anton SmirnovRussia$373,524

KQ Pavel

Event #57: $25,000 High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha

After losing to Shaun Deeb in this event in 2021, Ka Kwan Lau went all the way to finish at the top place this year. A significant performance as it was the biggest prize pool for a Pot-Limit Omaha live poker event in the history of the WSOP.

Here are the final eight results:

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (in USD)
1Ka Kwan LauHong Kong$2,294,756
2Sergio Martinez GonzalezSpain$1,418,270
3Andjelko AndrejevicSerbia$989,464
4Roger TeskaUnited States$701,522
5Mads AmotNorway$505,588
6Quan ZhouChina$370,498
7Firas KashatUnited States$276,141
8Jeremy AusmusUnited States$209,392

“My secret is to grind a lot. I love poker and push hard.”, said Lau. “PLO is getting more and more popular. I didn’t come the last year, but people told me that it is almost double the field and that is a lot. Also in the 10k, the field was up a lot. I think the game is getting more popular.”

KxQx Ka Kwan

Event #59: $3,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em

Austria’s Robert Schulz wins his first bracelet in the $3,000 event for $675,275 by defeating Julien Sitbon. Accumulating more than $1M in live earnings since 2010, Schulz crushed his previous best performances.

After making two podiums this year, Barak Wisbrod added a fourth place to an already impressive run, and Dario Sammartino finished 5th for his second cash this year.

A2 Robert

In progress

Event #60: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw is down to only five players. Brad Ruben is the current leader, followed by Erik Seidel (2nd) and Jason Mercier in third place. WSOP veterans Mike Watson (82 cashes) and Jon Turner (116 cashes) completes the picture. They’ll play for $151,276.

Event #61: $1,000 SUPER SENIORS No-Limit Hold’em counted 3,121 entries, building a $2,7M prizepool. 109 players, lead by Farhad Davoudzadeh will return in day 3 today.

2,076 entered Event #62: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold’em, Pot-Limit Omaha. Israel’s Eran Carmi is the current chip leader amongst the 28 remaining players, and he will notably be joined by Robert Mizrachi (6th), who has already six cashes and four top 25 this year.

Event #63: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship ended day 2 with 17 players. A star-studded line-up will come back today, including Bryn Kenney as the chip leader, Joao Vieira (8th), Bruno Fitoussi (9th), Mike Matusow (11th), Dzmitry Urbanovich (14th) and Daniel Negreanu (15th). The top prize for this 141 entries event is $344,677.


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