WSOP 2023 Day 43 Digest

$2,500Event #79: $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em$4,601,3002,068
$25,000Event #80: $25,000 High Roller H.O.R.S.E.$2,632,000112

Event #79: $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em

It’s bracelet number one for Samuel Bernabeu who defeated James Anderson to win event #79 and $682,436. The total live earnings of Bernabeu were until then just above $10,000, but his online résumé includes a 5th place for $58,388 in the online 2020 WSOP $400 Pot Limit Omaha – PLOSSUS.

“I used to play a lot in Spain, but when I moved to Mexico, I took a lot of time of, but I felt like something was missing in my life being away for so long. It just feels amazing to actually win one after everything that has happened,” an emotional Bernabeu said with tears in his eyes.

King Samuel

Event #80: $25,000 High Roller H.O.R.S.E.

Josh Arieh makes the double this year after winning Event #22: $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship a few weeks ago, and earns his sixth bracelet! It puts him in tenth place in the bracelet race, right behind Daniel Negreanu and pushing Shaun Deeb in 11th. Arieh adds $711,313 to his total live earnings of more than $12M.

Arieh makes a solid case for entering the Hall of Fame one day. This is what he told on the subject: “It’s definitely in the back of my mind. This year belongs to (Brian) Rast, he’s an absolute crusher and he did what he had to do. Maybe one year when they fix the nomination process and more than one player gets in, then maybe I’ll have my turn. I’ll just keep playing and doing what I do and whatever happens happens.”

Here are the top 9 finishes:

1Josh AriehUnited States$711,313
2Dan HeimillerUnited States$439,622
3Yingui LiChina$319,906
4Joao VieiraPortugal$236,163
5Mike MatusowUnited States$176,904
6John HenniganUnited States$134,491
7Johannes BeckerGermany$103,795
8Scott SeiverUnited States$81,337
9Hal RotholzUnited States$64,733

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

After six days of play, 49 players remains in the Main Event. Play stopped at level 30 with 100,000/200,000 blinds.

In the lead is now 23-year-old Joshua Payne (four live cashes) with 47M chips. He’s followed by Juan Maceiras Lapido (40M) who has more than $1M in live earnings.

Chip leader Joshua Payne

Most of the other notables have lost yesterday, but Alec Torelli is climbing the ranks and bagged the sixth largest stack (21M).

We also lost one of the bigger entertainers this year, Nicholas “Dirty Diaper” Rigby:

We also lost the last woman yesterday:

Payouts are getting bigger and bigger and all 49 players have locked $188,400.

In progress

Event #82: $3,000 6-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha is down to 35 players. Dustin Goldklang leads the field, followed by Connor Drinan in second. They will play for $480,122.

Connor Drinan

Nine players will return for the Event #83: $1,500 Short Deck No-Limit Hold’em final table today. David Prociak ($1,9M in live earnings) has the largest stack, and he will be joined by Ryan Laplante in sixth, all looking to grab the $111,170 top prize.

Event #84: $50,000 HIGH ROLLER No-Limit Hold’em has ended day 1 and 137 entries were counted. The tournament is currently lead by Yang Wang who has Fedor Holz right behind him in chips. 43 players remains but more on this one tomorrow!


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