2023 WSOP Day 24: Five Bracelets Awarded; More Records Broken

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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

Men Nguyen
Men Nguyen

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
8th Iliodorus Kamatakis Greece 338,000 135
9 David Palmer United States 333,000 133
10 Karen Sarkisyan Russia 325,000 130

$10K PLO Championship Field Cut Down to 42; Danchev Leads

Dimitar Danchev
Dimitar Danchev

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
1 Dimitar Danchev Bulgaria 3,705,000 148
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
6 Bogdan Captain Romania 1,760,000 70
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

Jeremy Palvini
Jeremy Palvini

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

Marco Johnson
Marco Johnson

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
2 Nacho Barbero Argentina 216,500 87 43
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
7 Drew Scott Canada 179,000 72 36
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.


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