WSOP 2023 Day 44 Digest

$1,500Event #83: $1,500 Short Deck No-Limit Hold’em$484,605363

Event #83: $1,500 Short Deck No-Limit Hold’em

They were 363 at the start for one of the smallest events of the year. Starting the final day with the third stack, Thai Ha found the path for the $111,170 win. He defeated David Prociak ($68k) in the heads-up, Ryan Laplante ($21k) ending in 5th place. It’s the first live cash at the WSOP, but Thai Ha has a strong $2,5M in total live earnings, including a second place for $511k in the 2019 €25,500 Short Deck event at the WSOP Europe.

Some words from the winner: “It feels great. Short Deck is one of the games I play the most and I got second twice already so this time it definitely feels great not to get second again. I feel like Short Deck is my strongest game.”

QQ Thai

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

Day 7 ended and we’re down to only 15 players, but the winner won’t be crowned before another four days.

Juan Maceiras from Spain has the current best spot with a 108M stack and nearly 18% of the remaining chips. Following him is Adam Walton from California with 75M (12%) in chips.

Juan Maceiras Lapido

Our most famous name in Alec Torelli has survived day 7 but has one of the shortest stack (13M, 2%).

Yesterday had lots of action, especially free breathing lessons given at the featured table:

All 15 players have now secured $430,200.

Also in progress

With 7,207 entries, Event #81: $600 Ultra Stack – No-limit Hold’em is down to 9 players after day 2. John Fagg is the chip leader and will try to put his hands on the $401,250 prize.

Five remains in Event #82: $3,000 6-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha amongst the 1,013 entries of the tournament. Matthew Parry will return as the chip leader today and will be joined by Ian Matakis, currently 3rd and leader of the Player of the Year race. They will battle for the $480,122 winner’s prize.

Two days were need to go down to 5 players in Event #84: $50,000 HIGH ROLLER No-Limit Hold’em. Here are the chips counts of the remainings five:

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Jake SchindlerUnited States13,550,00027
2Koray AldemirGermany4,000,0008
3Daniel SmiljkovicGermany3,150,0006
4Alex KulevBulgaria19,800,00040
6Gergely KulcsárHungary12,350,00025

All have already won at least $533,561 and will look for the massive $2,087,073 first place. Many top pros made the money, including: Cary Katz (13rd), Daniel Negreanu (14th), Jason Koon (15th) and Christoph Vogelsang (18th).


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