WSOP 2023 Day 37 Digest

Action slows down to make place for the main event:

$5,300Online Event #13: $5,300 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller Championship$2,040,000408

Online Event #13: $5,300 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller Championship

The tournament played online until six players remained, then moving to a live setting to play the final table and crown the champion.

After five cashes this year in $10k to $50k tournaments, Sam Soverel took down his second WSOP bracelet ever for $393,516. Soverel’s first bracelet was won back in 2016 in Event #19: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha. He now has more than $21M in total live earnings and sits in the top 40 of the all time money list.

“I much prefer live. I hadn’t played online since late-2020,” Soverel said in the winner’s interview. “Honestly, I don’t really trust the online environment. Live’s fun. It’s more social. It’s way better to me.”

Sam Soverel

Event #76: $10,000 MAIN EVENT No-Limit Hold’em World Championship

Day 1C has hosted 3,080 players yesterday. With all players starting stack with 60,000 chips, Christopher Brammer grew his stack more than six times to end up the chip leader of day 1C at 386,100.

Four more former champions will come back for day 2: Joe McKeehen (111,500), Scott Blumstein (71,900), Espen Jorstad (62,000) and Ryan Riess (68,100).

Negreanu will come back with a stack of 25,900

The event has around 5,200 entries so far. With the great attendance this year, the question is: Will the famous 2006 record of 8,773 entries will be beaten?

Some stats please?

Let’s end this recap with a few stats!

Here are the most cashes this year:

NameCashesTotal Earnings
🇺🇸 Ivan Starostin13$73,372
🇺🇸 David “Bakes” Baker12$199,948
🇺🇸 Ian Matakis11$482,728
🇺🇸 Daniel Buzgon11$70,992
🇦🇹 Ismael Bojang11$37,886
🇺🇸 Phil Hellmuth10$1,014,569
11 more players have 10 cashes

Here are the best average cash for 7+ cashes:

NameAverage cash valueCount
🇺🇸 Christopher Brewer$671,8219
🇺🇸 Jesse Lonis$305,6118
🇺🇸 Aram Oganyan$120,0988
🇺🇸 Phil Hellmuth$101,45710
🇨🇦 Alex Livingston$86,6799

And here is the top 5 number of bracelets per country:

🇺🇸 US49
🇨🇳 CN5
🇨🇦 CA4
🇧🇷 BR3
🇬🇧 GB2

This year, the WSOP will launch the last tournament on July 18th with Event #95: $1,000 Super Turbo No-Limit Hold’em, so we’re nowhere at the end as there are still 20 live events to launch! See you tomorrow!


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