WSOP 2023 Day 34 Digest

What a day at the World Series!

$1,000Event #67: $1,000 LADIES No-Limit Hold’em Championship$1,152,5501,295
$10,000Event #69: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship$1,432,200154
$50,000Event #71: $50,000 HIGH ROLLER Pot-Limit Omaha$9,550,000200
$10,000Event #72: $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold’em$5,970,600642

Event #67: $1,000 LADIES No-Limit Hold’em Championship

Tamar Abraham makes her biggest score ever by winning the largest ladies event of history and the $192,167. Day 4 starting chipleader Shiina Okamoto from Japan ended up defeated in the heads-up and will bring home $118,768.

It’s the fourth WSOP cash for Tamar, who had cashed twice in the ladies event since 2018. Emotions flowed and Tamar couldn’t say much after the win: “It’s surreal. I don’t even know what to say, I don’t have any words right now.”

Tamar Abraham

Event #69: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship

Luck wasn’t on David “ODB” Baker yesterday. Starting with half the chips at 3 left, he was the first to fall, leaving Alex Livingston and Chris Brewer battle for the $367,599 title. In the end, Chris Brewer made history happen as he won the title and a second bracelet this year!

“The other one was a $250,000 tournament with $5 million on top,” Brewer said about between the two tournaments. “I wanted to win the bracelet and it still means a lot, but the stakes were very different and it definitely was a lot less intense.”

Chris Brewer

Event #71: $50,000 HIGH ROLLER Pot-Limit Omaha

One of the highest buy-in of the year ended up distributing the third biggest prize of $2,303,017. With two rings and close to $900k in WSOP earnings, Jesse Lonis scored big by defeating Tyler Smith and win his first bracelet.

Bracelet holders Ian Matakis (9th) and Isaac Haxton (7th) improved a bit on the ladder but couldn’t do more.

“I put a lot of hours in. Besides family, poker is pretty much what I do. I don’t do studying. I’ve actually never studied in my life,” Lonis said. “I just play. Volume over and over. The more and more hands you see obviously you’re going to get better. I watched some of the best players in the world play over and over. After you see it enough times you’re going to eventually get better and better. And I think this proves the point that hard work pays off.”

Jesse Lonis

Event #72: $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold’em

He has done it again! Phil Hellmuth wins another bracelet to get further ahead in the World Series of Poker bracelet race with 17 trophies! It’s the fourteenth bracelet in No-Limit Hold’em for the player, his others being in No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw (2021) and Razz (2015, 2012).

17 Phil

After falling at some point with a stack of two big blinds, Hellmuth got the good run to finish the tournament on top, taking home $803,818 and the additional $3,000 bounties.

“I tried not complain. Oh, I’ve been unlucky in key spots. F*** all that bulls*** you know, because things happen for a reason. You know maybe part of the reason I busted the Pot Limit Omaha was to come and win this. You know, maybe part of the reason I busted the deuce to seven was so I could get rest”.

Here are the final table results:

1Phil HellmuthUnited States$803,818
2Justin ZakiUnited States$496,801
3Tom KunzeGermany$349,737
4Kelvin KerberBrazil$249,876
5Chris SavageUnited States$181,230
6Phil IveyUnited States$133,461
7Brandon StevenUnited States$99,817
8Marc FogginUnited Kingdom$75,837

In progress

Event #70: $400 COLOSSUS No-Limit Hold’em is down to 80 players after making the second largest field this year with 15,894. Jesse Kertland is the current chip leader and will look to win the $501,120 prize.

Event #73: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet Event registered 377 entries and 29 remains. Jon Turner leads the pack, and he will return with Anthony Zinno (3rd), Hye Park (4th), Benny Glaser (6th) and Steve Zolotow (8th). They’ll play for the $190,240 first prize.

Today is a big day at the World Series as players will take the start of Event #76: $10,000 MAIN EVENT No-Limit Hold’em World Championship with flight A! Four flights are scheduled this year. See you tomorrow for more stories!


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