Day 24 of the 2023 World Series of Poker at the Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas saw no fewer than five gold bracelets find new homes, and several new attendance records broken. Keep reading to discover what went down in Las Vegas on June 22.
Brian Rast became only the second player in history to win the $50,000 Poker Players Championship three times Michael Mizrachi is the other — after they came out on top of Event #43 and banked $1,324,747. Rast’s victory has done his chances of being inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame no harm at all; it is hard to argue against the six-time bracelet winner’s inclusion after this latest performance.
Event #44: $3,000 No Limit Hold’em also crowned its champion after four days of intense poker action. When the dust had settled, Yang Zhang emerged with the tournament’s bracelet and the $717,879 first place prize.
Pengfei Wang gets to forever call themselves a WSOP champion after they triumphed in Event #49: $1,500 Super Turbo Bounty. The tournament required an extra day after Day 1 ended with nine players from a field of 2,226 entrants. Day 2 lasted only three hours and saw Wang capture their first gold bracelet in what was their first-ever live tournament! Talk about beginner’s luck!
Brazilian superstar Yuri Dzivielevski became a three-time WSOP bracelet winner after taking down Event #47: $1,500 HORSE after three days of intense mixed game action. Dzivielevski, who finished second in last year’s $50,000 Poker Players Championship, shone brightly on the third and final day, and emerged as a worthy champion.
The eighth online bracelet awarding event, the $1,000 PLO Championship, was the fifth event to crown its champion on Day 24 of the 2023 WSOP. Some 383 PLO specialists turned out, and Stanislav “ForlorarDu” Barshak left them all in his wake, turning that initial $1,000 investment into $128,841 and a piece of much sought-after poker jewelry.
Another 4,488 Seniors Buy Into Their Championship Event
Event #48: $1,000 Seniors Championship was one of the events that broke its attendance record, with the 4,488 Day 1b entrants taking the total number of runners to 8,180, comfortably smashing the 7,188 record set in 2022.
By the end of the 11th level, only 894 players had chips in front of them, and nobody had more chips than Joseph Workman (510,000). Workman is the man to catch when the 1,624 surviving players from both flights return to their seats on Day 2.
Day 1b also saw the likes of seven-time bracelet winners Men “The Master” Nguyen (169,000) progress. Fellow bracelet winners mike allis (157,500) and Barny Boatman (67,500) also navigated their way through the vast Day 1b field.
Play resumes at 10:00 am local time on June 23, with PokerNews‘ live reporting team on the ground throughout proceedings.
Event #48: $1,000 Seniors Championship Day 1b Top 10 Chip Counts
|rank||player||Country||Chip Count||Big blinds|
|1||Joseph Workman||United States||510,000||204|
|2||Francisco Corrales||United States||508,500||203|
|3||Amin Mostafavi||United States||391,000||156|
|4||Osmin Dardon||United States||386,000||154|
|5||Gary Herstein||United States||357,000||143|
|6||Scott Dobbs||United States||351,000||140|
|7||Clinton Hartshorn||United States||342,500||137|
|9||David Palmer||United States||333,000||133|
$10K PLO Championship Field Cut Down to 42; Danchev Leads
Bulgaria’s Dimitar Danchev (3,705,000) has by far the largest stack of the 42 players remaining in Event #50: $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship. Although Danchev has almost 1.7 million more chips than any other players still in the hunt for the title, the players in the cashing pack are considered some of the best in the world.
Sam Soverel (2,034,000) is second in chips, while WSOP champion Dylan Weisman (1,855,000) is fourth.
Further down the chip counts, you find Ioannis Angelou Konstas (1,700,000), Ka Kwan Lau (1,165,000), Keith Lehr (895,000), and Juha Helppi (465,000).
Cards are back in the air from 2:00 pm local time on June 23, and PokerNews is the only place you can find the live updates.
Event #50: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship Top 10 Chip Counts
|rank||player||Country||Chip Count||Big blinds|
|2||Sam Soverel||United States||2,034,000||81|
|3||William Kopp||United States||1,890,000||76|
|4||Dylan Weisman||United States||1,855,000||74|
|5||Elliot Kampen||United States||1,800,085||72|
|7||Ioannis Angelou Konstas||Greece||1,700,000||68|
|8th||Jay Harwood||United Kingdom||1,580,000||63|
|9||Ap Garza||United States||1,570,000||63|
|10||Arthur Morris||United States||1,515,000||61|
Tag Team Event Attracts 1,282; Palvini and Pasqualini Bag Up a Big Stack
Only 252 of the 1,282 entrants in Event #51: $1,000 Tag Team No-Limit Hold’em remain in contention for the $95,331 top prize and a gold WSOP bracelet. The most unique and relaxed event of the summer saw dozens of teams enter, some in full cosplay, but things are getting serious no Day 2 is reached and the money bubble looms.
Mark Evangelista (562,000) is the chip leader, and by some distance, Kenneth Gallo in second has 180,000 fewer chips.
Also in the overnight top five is the team made up of Jeremy Palvini other Jean Paul Pasqualiniwho crammed 305,000 chips into their overnight bags.
This event will have a new set of champions because Espen Jorstad other Patrick Leonardchampions in 2022, busted out before day’s end.
PokerNews‘ Coverage of this remarkable event resumes at 12:00 pm local time on June 23, so be there or be square!
Event #51: $1,000 Tag Team Top 10 Chip Counts
|rank||Players/Team||Country||Chip Count||Big blinds|
|1||Mark Evangelista||United States||562,000||225|
|2||Kenneth Gallo||United States||382,000||153|
|3||Richard Ali||United States||325,500||130|
|4||Amber DonatelliMarcus Stein||United States||325,000||130|
|5||Jeremy Palvini – Jean Paul Pasqualini||France||305,000||122|
|6||Peter Zolnai – Patrik Ciklamini||United States||286,500||115|
|7||Jesse SylviaAshley Sleeth||United States||281,500||113|
|8th||Ronald Phipps||United States||273,000||109|
|9||Eduardo Nejaim- Marcello Serioz||Brazil||266,000||106|
|10||Shahin Shayesteh||United States||261,000||104|
Triple Draw Specialists Turn Out in Force For Mixed Event
Event #52: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Attracted 353 players, up from 309 in 2021, but only 145 of them are still in with a chance of becoming this tournament’s champion.
Marco Johnsona two-time bracelet winner, has done his chances of glory no harm by bagging up 228,500 chips at the close of play.
Four other Day 1 survivors finished with more than 200,000 chips in their stacks. Nacho Barbero (216,500), Maxx Coleman (210,500), Bryan Micon (208,000), and Joseph Wagner (200,500) being that quarter.
Day 2 will be a star-studded affair with the likes of Brian Yoon (157,000), Chino Rheem (87,000), and reigning WSOP Main Event champion Koray Aldemir (81,000) all jostling for position.
Join the PokerNews live reporting team from 1:00 pm local time on June 23 as they continue their industry-leading coverage of this event.
Event #52: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Top 10 Chip Counts
|rank||player||Country||Chip Count||Big blinds||big bets|
|1||Marco Johnson||United States||228,500||91||46|
|3||Maxx Coleman||United States||210,500||84||42|
|4||Bryan Micon||Antigua and Barbuda||208,000||83||42|
|5||Joseph Wagner||United States||200,500||80||40|
|6||John Bunch||United States||196,500||79||39|
|8th||Sokchheka Pho||United States||178,000||71||36|
|9||Senh Cong||United States||176,000||70||35|
|10||Jake Schwartz||United States||175,500||70||35|
What To Expect on Day 25 of the 2023 WSOP
The weekend may be rapidly approaching but the 2023 WSOP is not slowing down; not in the slightest. PokerNews’ Live Reporting team will be on the ground at the Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas bringing you live and exclusive coverage of the following events.
The 1,624 players remaining in Event #48: $1,000 Seniors Championship will start to reduce during Day 2.
There are also updates from Event #50: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship, the popular Event #51: $1,000 Tag Team, and Event #52: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw.
Two more tournaments kick off on June 23. Event #53: $1,500 Millionaire Maker looks set to be massive, not least because someone will become a millionaire by the time the event concludes.
Event #54: $10,000 HORSE Championship is another tournament that will be packed to the brim with household names, so stay locked to PokerNews on June 23 and beyond for all the WSOP action you can handle.