WSOP 2023 Day 47 Digest

We’re nearing the end of this year’s series but the action is still strong:

$2,500Event #87: $2,500 Mixed$1,023,500460
$1,500Event #88: $1,500 The Closer – No-Limit Hold’em$4,713,8853,531
$1,000Event #89: $1,000 FLIP & GO No-Limit Hold’em Presented by GG Poker$911,3601,024

Event #87: $2,500 Mixed

Starting with the smallest stack at 3 left, Bradley Smith found the path to victory to put his hands on his first bracelet and winning $221,733 in the process. His previous best performance was five years ago when he won $87k by finishing third in the $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.

“I think I played every single hand in this tournament to the best of my ability, and there was not any point that I ever gave up for one second, even if I didn’t have a lot of chips. Your mental health is a huge part of the game, just your mentality,” Smith said.

“Throughout my entire life, I’ve just been a very calm and chill person. There’s not many things that get to me. I’m not someone who’s going to raise my voice or if someone says something to me, I don’t usually make a big deal about it or say something back, you know? I just do my thing.”

Bradley Smith
Notable finishesPlaceEarnings
🇺🇸 Ari Engel16th$7,969
🇬🇧 Patrick Leonard31st$6,702

Event #88: $1,500 The Closer – No-Limit Hold’em

The event attracted 3,531 entries making up for a $606,810 first prize. Pierre Shum made his first official live cash by taking down the event and gaining a bracelet! He defeated Peter Nigh who takes home $376,420 for his performance.

2Q Pierre
Notable finishesPlaceEarnings
🇫🇷 Erwann Pecheux45th$13,030
🇨🇦 Mike Leah163rd$3,950
🇺🇸 Sammy Farha180th$3,950
🇺🇸 Matt Glantz185th$3,950
🇺🇸 Ryan Laplante330th$3,004
🇺🇸 Joseph Cheong374th$2,628
🇺🇸 Shaun Deeb380th$2,628
🇺🇸 Phil Laak475th$2,403

Event #89: $1,000 FLIP & GO No-Limit Hold’em Presented by GG Poker

Here are the official rules for this peculiar event:

The first hand of each flight is played pineapple style where players discard one of their hole cards after the flop and everyone is all-in with 1 player advancing per table, followed by a standard tournament structure played as No-Limit Hold’em. If there is a split on the first hand, play will continue with all existing players being all-in each hand until 1 player remains.

Dong Meng found the miracle path of victory to put his hands on the bracelet and the $160,490 main prize.

AK Dong

The event looks particularly attractive to numerous famous pros who doesn’t hesitate to fire multiple bullets, hoping to get to the top:

🇺🇸 Shaun Deeb44th$3,870
🇨🇦 Mike Leah48th$3,320
🇺🇸 Scott Seiver54th$3,320
🇺🇸 Ryan Riess79th$2,300
🇺🇸 Josh Arieh90th$2,100
🇨🇦 Daniel Negreanu106th$2,000

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

Nine started the day and play went all the way down to three players who will all leave with at least $4,000,000.

The top 3 players stayed the same between the start of the day and the end, except for Steven Jones who captured the most chips yesterday:

SeatPlayerChip CountBig BlindsBig Blinds (%)
1Steven Jones238,000,00011939.5
4Adam Walton165,500,0008327.5
5Daniel Weinman199,000,00010033.0

Steven Jones has $245,346 in total live earnings, his best performance to date is a 9th place in 2018’s Colossus for $57k.

Daniel Weinman, second in chips, has $3,7M in live earnings, is the holder of 2022’s event #30 bracelet: $1,000 Pot Limit Omaha. His best performance is a win in 2017’s $3,300 + 200 No Limit Hold’em WPT Main Event for $892,433.

Adam Walton (3rd) has 20 WSOP cashes, $989,037 in total live earnings and a $283,072 runner-up performance at the Wynn last year.

The final three

The victory is truly up to anyone at this point.

Here are the results from the 4th to 9th place:

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (in USD)
4Jan-Peter JachtmannGermany$3,000,000
5Ruslan PrydrykUkraine$2,400,000
6Dean HutchisonScotland$1,850,000
7Toby LewisEngland$1,425,000
8Juan MaceirasSpain$1,125,000
9Daniel HolznerItaly$900,000

Also in progress

Only four remains in Event #90: $10,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Championship. Bracelet holder Alexandre Reard will return as the chip leader with more than half of the chips. Will also return: Stephen Chidwick (2nd), AJ Kelsall (3rd) and Justin Liberto with the shortest stack. They were 550 entries in the tournament, making a huge $1,057,663 first prize.

Eighteen players will come back for the end of Event #91: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. today to have a chance to win $208,460. Leonard August is in the lead, accompagnied by Todd Brunson (4th) and Chad Eveslage (7th) with another chance for a third bracelet this year.

See you tomorrow to see who’s our new Main Event champion!


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