WSOP 2023 Day 45 Digest

Day 45 was dense with three bracelets awarded, day 7 of the Main Event, and two other events reaching the final table:

$600Event #81: $600 Ultra Stack – No-limit Hold’em$3,675,5707,207
$3,000Event #82: $3,000 6-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha$2,704,7101,013
$50,000Event #84: $50,000 HIGH ROLLER No-Limit Hold’em$8,404,000176

Event #81: $600 Ultra Stack – No-limit Hold’em

The large event with its 7,207 entries built a $401,250 prize who went to Joseph Roh. Roh is not a poker pro but still had more than $100k in live earnings, now totalling $533,132.

AQ Joseph

Event #82: $3,000 6-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha

Matthew Parry grabs his first bracelet in the Pot-Limit Omaha event and takes home $480,122. It’s the best result for the player who has $1,7M in total live earnings. Parry was very close to win Event #34: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha event a few weeks ago when he finished third for $134,156.

Ian Matakis will add solid points to the Player of the Year race by finishing third for $205,696. Connor Drinan lost in 6th place and takes $75k for the performance.

7543 Matthew

Event #84: $50,000 HIGH ROLLER No-Limit Hold’em

It’s the fifth event that had a prize over $2M this year, and the $2,087,073 check goes to the Hungarian Alex Kulev. Kulev is having a great summer this year, he already won $1,6M in the $250,000 Super High Roller.

“The best players in the world came out to play this tournament,” Kulev said, “I max-late-regged with 15 big blinds, so it was very touch and go for a bit but when the cards want you to win, they usually let you win.”

Alex Kulev

Here are the final payouts of the tournament:

1Alex KulevBulgaria$2,087,073
2Gergely KulcsarHungary$1,289,909
3Jake SchindlerUnited States$957,491
4Daniel SmiljkovicGermany$713,413
5Koray AldemirGermany$533,561
6Johannes StraverNetherlands$400,562
7Brandon WittmeyerUnited States$301,859
8Moshe RefaelowitzIsrael$228,347

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

Six hours of play were needed to go from 15 to the 9 players that will play the final table of the World Series of Poker.

Adam Walton started the day second with 75M and went up to 143M to take the chip lead. He nearly has a quarter of the total chips, comfortably installed ahead of Steven Jones with 90M and 15% of the total chips.

The final nine

I wasn’t a great day from Juan Maceiras who started as the chip leader with 108M and finished with the fifth stack of 68M.

Two players have one bracelet at the table: Daniel Weinman (3rd, $3,7M in live earnings) and Jan-Peter Jachtmann (4th, $1,9M in live earnings). Both won a bracelet in Pot-Limit Omaha.

Probably the most well known player of the group was Alec Torelli, who was very short at the start of the day and finally went bust in 11th place for $700,000.

The 9 players will be paid a minimum of $900,000.

Also in progress

987 entered Event #85: $1,500 SHOOTOUT No-Limit Hold’em. A very entertaining final table has been set with Adam Friedman (5 bracelets), Yuri Dzivielevski (3 bracelets) and Faraz Jaka . The first prize is set at $237,367.

Adam Friedman

Event #86: $1,979 Poker Hall of Fame Bounty No-Limit Hold’em is also down to 9 players. The event registered 1,417 entries for a prizepool of $2,4M. Diego Ventura is the chip leader and is joined by 2014 Main Event champion Martin Jacobson in fifth place. Phil Hellmuth made another deep run but fell in 19th place.


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