WSOP 2023 Day 35 Digest

$400Event #70: $400 COLOSSUS No-Limit Hold’em$6,000,00015,894

Event #70: $400 COLOSSUS No-Limit Hold’em

This year’s Colossus event made the second largest field with 15,894, behind the 18,188 of Event #3: $1,000 Mystery Millions. It built a cool $501,120 first prize which went to Moshe Refaelowitz. The former Israeli’s national football player scored big and crushed his previous best cash of $53k when he finished 186th in last year’s Main Event.

Moshe Refaelowitz

Here are some of the notable finishes in the event:

🇺🇸 Allen Cunningham72nd$7,070Event #70: $400 COLOSSUS No-Limit Hold’em
🇨🇦 Kevin Martin163rd$3,610Event #70: $400 COLOSSUS No-Limit Hold’em
🇺🇸 Joe Cada272nd$2,869Event #70: $400 COLOSSUS No-Limit Hold’em
🇬🇧 Benjamin Spragg333rd$2,680Event #70: $400 COLOSSUS No-Limit Hold’em
🇺🇸 Allen Kessler379th$2,378Event #70: $400 COLOSSUS No-Limit Hold’em

In progress

Three remains in Event #73: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet Event. Julio Belluscio leads with about 60% of the total chips. Federico Quevedo has the second stack and Benny Glaser is third, still having a chance to win a second bracelet this year. The players have locked in $78k and play for $190,240.

After two days, only five remains out the 5,257 entries in Event #74: $1,000 MINI Main Event No-Limit Hold’em. The French Jérémy Oleon ended the day with the lead and will fight four Americans, including Jennifer Abad (2nd), for the $549,555 top prize.

Event #75: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship registered 247 entries and has 19 players still battling. Stephen Deutsch has the biggest stack, and will be joined by Martin Zamani (6th), Dzmitry Urbanovich (7th), Ben Yu (10th), Paul Volpe (13th) and Patrick Leonard with the shortest stack. The top prize for this championship is $598,613.

A quick update to end this recap with the end of day 1A of Event #76: $10,000 MAIN EVENT No-Limit Hold’em World Championship. Israel’s Yehuda Dayan leads with a big stack of 389,900. Doug Polk has also bagged a comfortable stack of 282,000. Four Main Event champions will return in day 2: Jamie Gold (2006), Joe Cada (2009), Martin Jacobson (2014), and Damian Salas (2020).


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