Day 17 of the 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP) at the Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegassaw no gold bracelets awarded, but several events vastly reduced their fields to such a degree that a bunch of bracelets will be dished out on June 16.
Event #33: $10,000 Razz Championship was scheduled to crown its champion, but the last remaining trio of players decided to bag up their chips and return for an unplanned fourth day due to the clock ticking around to 3:00 am local time.
Jerry Wong (lead image) (3,025,000), two-time bracelet winner Michael Moncek (2,760,000), and Carlos Chadha (1,590,000)return to the tables at 3:00 pm on June 16, and whoever comes out on top will capture a WSOP bracelet plus $298,682 in cold, hard cash.
$1,500 PLO Field Cut Down to 10; Mizrachi Leads
Four-time WSOP bracelet winner Robert Mizrachi (5,680,000) is the man to catch going into the third and final day of Event #34: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha. Only nine players stand between Mizrachi and him joining the group of players with five bracelets to their name.
Matthew Beinner (5,175,000) is hot on Mizrachi’s heels thanks, in part, to busting start-of-the-day chip leader Josh Arieh during the last level of the evening.
In addition to Mizrachi, Sean Troha (3,935,000) and Antonine Teisseire (2,210,000) are looking to add to their bracelet collection.
return to PokerNews from 12:00 pm local time on June 16 as we bring you the thrilling conclusion of this event.
Event #34: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Final Day Chip Counts
|rank||players||Country||Chip Count||Big blinds|
|1||Robert Mizrachi||United States||5,680,000||57|
|2||Matthew Beinner||United States||5,175,000||52|
|3||Matthew Parry||United States||4,170,000||42|
|5||Sean Troha||United States||3,935,000||39|
|7||Ryan Christopherson||United States||3,200,000||32|
|9||Jason Bullock||United States||1,095,000||11|
|10||Ryan Coon||United States||1,025,000||10|
WSOP Lets the Bounties Loose; Klodnicki Leads the Final Eight
The final table of Event #35: $10,000 Secret Bounty is set, and it is Chris Klodnicki (6,615,000) who leads the finalists back into battle. Klodnicki won a WSOP bracelet in 2017, and now has every chance of becoming a two-time champion.
Players such as five-time bracelet winners Jeremy Ausmus (6,475,000), Angel Guillen (4,150,000) and Barack Wisbrod (4,135,000) are also still in contention, and have a major role to play in where this event’s bracelet ends up.
The biggest bounties have already been won. Ali Shahni pulled the $250,000 top bounty, while Arthur Martirosian other Tyler Cornell each collected a $100,000 payment.
Play resumes at 4:00 pm local time on June 16, and PokerNews will be with you every step of the way until a champion is crowned.
Event #35: $10,000 Secret Bounty Final Table Chip Counts
|Seat||Surname||Country||Chip Count||Big blinds|
|1||Aram Oganian||United States||5,410,000||27|
|4||Jeremy Ausmus||United States||6,475,000||32|
|5||Eric Yanovsky||United States||3,125,000||16|
|7||Chris Klodnicki||United States||6,615,000||33|
|8th||Tracy Nguyen||United States||1,860,000||9|
Long is the Man to Catch After Two Days of Nine Game Mix Action
British per Philip Long (1,225,000) has a legitimate chance of winning his second bracelet because he is the chip leader with only 22 players remaining in Event #36: $3,000 Nine Game Mix.
Long won his bracelet in 2018 in the $1,500 Eight Game Mix event, so he will be the favorite going into Day 3 in this tournament.
Jean Gaspard (1,100,000) and Justin Liberto (999,000) are Long’s nearest rivals in the chip counts, with Alan Le other Per Hildebrand (875,000) making up the top five.
Further down the counts but still in the hunt are Shawn Buchanan (856,000), Scott Clements (814,000), Christopher Vitch (557,000), Anatoly Cyrin (492,000), and Andrew Korn (317,000).
Play resumes at 2:00 pm local time on June 16, and PokerNews will be on hand to bring you all of the action, as it happens, from the Nine Game mix event.
Event #36: $3,000 Nine Game Mix Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Philip Long||United Kingdom||1,225,000|
|2||Jean Gaspard||United States||1,100,000|
|3||Justin Liberto||United States||999,000|
|4||Alan Le||United States||880,000|
|8th||Scott Clements||United States||814,000|
|10||Christopher Adams||United States||715,000|
Be Second in Chips in the $2K No-Limit Hold’em After Day 1
Some 1,962 players bought into Event #37: $2,000 No Limit Hold’embut the number of players with chips in front of them after the completion of 15 levels was only 321. Bagging up enough chips for the overnight chip lead was Lee Piniatoglou (7,380,000).
Two other players finished Day 1 with more than 100 big blinds in their stacks. Mark Seif (711,000) and Josh Reichard (666,000) being that pair.
Plenty of other established pros punched their Day 2 tickets, including Ireland’s Marc MacDonnell (561,000), Ankush Mandavia (396,000), Jim Collopy (369,000), Steve Zolotow (276,000), Jake Schwartz (222,000), and four-time bracelet winner Dominik Nitsche (201,000).
The cards are back in the air from 10:00 am local time on June 16, so join PokerNews then for all the action from this event.
Event #37: $2,000 No-Limit Hold’em Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Lee Piniatoglou||United States||738,000||123|
|2||Mark Seif||United States||711,000||119|
|3||Josh Reichard||United States||666,000||111|
|4||Kai Zheng||United States||567,000||95|
|5||Chad Brewer||United States||565,000||94|
|6||Jong Kim||United States||564,000||94|
|8th||Miles Crowder||United States||510,000||85|
Stacked Field Formed in the 2-7 Triple Draw Championship
Mixed game specialist Adam Friedman (279,000) is second in chips after Day 1 of the star-studded Event #38: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Championship. The field was cut down from 106 to 45 over the course of ten levels, but those numbers are set to increase as late registration remains open until the start of Day 2.
Only Michael Wagner (284,000) has more chips than Friedman at the restart, although his lead is a solitary big bet. Also in the top 10 chip counts are the likes of Ryan Leng (273,000), George Wolff (242,000), Ren “Tony” Lin (238,000), and Rep. Porter (188,000).
Also among the Day 1 survivors but further down the leaderboards are such luminaries as Daniel Negreanu (177,000), David “Bakes” Baker (153,000), Farzad Bonyadi (137,000), Scott Seiver (132,000), and John Monette (113,000).
June 16 at 1:00 pm local time is when Day 2 commences, so return to PokerNews then if high-stakes 2-7 Triple Draw is your favorite game.
Event #38: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Championship Top 10 Chip Counts
|rank||players||Country||Chip Count||Big blinds||big bets|
|1||Michael Wagner||United States||284,000||71||36|
|2||Adam Friedman||United States||279,000||70||35|
|3||Ryan Leng||United States||273,000||68||34|
|5||George Wolff||United States||242,000||61||30|
|6||Tony Lin||United States||238,000||60||30|
|7||Tommy Hang||United States||220,000||55||28|
|8th||Taylor Wilson||United States||211,000||53||26|
|9||Louis Abronson||United States||201,000||50||25|
|10||Rep. Porter||United States||188,000||47||24|
What to Expect on Day 18 of the 2023 WSOP
the PokerNews Live Reporting team will bring you live and exclusive coverage of two new events on June 16, which is the 18th day of the 2023 World Series of Poker.
Event #39: $1,500 Monster Stack should prove immensely popular thanks to the 50,000 starting stack. Last year’s event saw 6,501 players enter, and it would no surprise anyone in Las Vegas if this year’s tournament hits 7,000 runners.
The biggest buy-in tournament of the 2023 WSOP, Event #40: $250,000 Super High Roller, should be a compact yet stellar field. Alex Foxen came out on top of a 56-strong field in 2022, and walked away with $4,563,700 for his troubles.
Of course, there will be bracelets awarded in most of the other events mentioned above, so be sure to head to our 2023 WSOP hub for everything you need to know about this year’s series.