2023 WSOP Day 25: Halatenko Leads Final Five Into Day 4 of $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship

Stanislav Hatalenko

Day 25 of the 2023 World Series of Poker at the Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas slowed down after a hectic day with five bracelets awarded on Day 24. No winners were crowned in Las Vegas on June 23rd.

No bracelets awarded but that didn’t mean there wasn’t enough action inside the tournament areas as they played down to a final table in Event #50: $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship.

Halatenko Leads Final Five Into Day 4 of Event #50: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship

Stanislav Halatenko

Day 3 of Event #50: $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship has come to an end, with the final five players returning on Day 26 to play for a top prize of $1,309,232 and a gold WSOP bracelet.

Sitting atop the leaderboard is Stanislav Halatenkowho bagged 19,750,000 to take a massive lead into Day 4. The Ukranian went on a big run early in the day, including eliminating William Kopp in 16th with a rivered full house, and enters the final day with 45 percent of chips in play.

Travis Pearson sits in second place, having bagged 8,550,000. Pearson came on strong near the end of the night, firmly entrenching himself in second position with a rivered Broadway.

peng shan will enter Day 4 in third, bringing 6,800,000 in chips, while Arthur Morris (4,875,000) and Ap Garza (3,775,000) sit at the bottom of the leaderboard.

The Final Five

rank player Country Chip Count Big blinds
1 Arthur Morris United States 4,875,000 24
2 Travis Pearson United States 8,550,000 43
3 peng shan China 6,800,000 34
4 Ap Garza United States 3,775,000 19
5 Stanislav Halatenko Ukraine 19,750,000 99

Nicholas Pupillo Leads Last Nineteen Heading into Final Day of Event #52: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw

Nicholas Pupillo

After ten more 60-minute levels of play on Day 2 of Event #52: $2,500 Mixed Triple Drawjust 19 players remain from a start-of-day field of 145 as they battle it out for the first place prize of $181,978.

Leading the survivors is Nicholas Pupillo with a large stack of 1,505,000 after he was able to add a significant chunk to his count late in the day by making a wheel against Cary Katz’s number two in 2-7 triple draw. His nearest competitor, Tomomitsu Onowas able to amass 1,235,000 while Joao Viera rounds out the top three on 1,040,000.

It took quite some time to reach the money bubble but when it finally happened it was Yuebin Gao who was unfortunate enough to hit the rail in 54th place, guaranteeing the remaining 53 players a payday of at least $4,069.

Day 3 top ten chip counts

rank player Country Chip Count
1 Nicholas Pupillo United States 1,505,000
2 Tomomitsu Ono Japan 1,235,000
3 Joao Viera Portugal 1,040,000
4 Brant Hale United States 1,000,000
5 Oscar Johanson Sweden 910,000
6 Robert Wells United Kingdom 850,000
7 Hyepark United States 810,000
8th Anatoly Cyrin Russia 800,000
9 Ryan Moriarty United States 640,000
10 Divakaran Marella United States 530,000

Team Sako Leads Heading into Day 3 Event #51: $1,000 Tag Team

Yuki Sako - Shunsuke Tokoo

It was a mad dash to the money as Day 2 has officially concluded in Event# 51: $1,000 Tag Team No-Limit Hold’em and just 26 teams remain in contention for the $95,331 first place prize and the coveted gold bracelet.

Team Sako is leading the way with 2,340,000. team williams other Team Java have 2,085,000 and 2,065,000, respectively, to round out the top three and Team Ventre is not far behind with 1,645,000.

Some well-known players to head to the payout desk on Day 2 include Team Sluderconsisting of William Sluder other Matt Berkeyand Team Mariottconsisting of Julie Marriot other Dara O’Kearney.

Top Ten Chip Counts

rank Players/Team Country Chip Count Big blinds
1 Yuki SakoShunsuke Tokoo Japan 2,340,000 78
2 David WilliamsTheo Tran United States 2,085,000 70
3 Nipun JavaRonald Phipps India 2,065,000 69
4 John VentreKenneth Gallo United States 1,645,000 55
5 George MachadoLucian Camargo Brazil 1,645,000 55
6 Jonah LaBrancheDustin Wills United States 1,475,000 49
7 Lindsey McDougall – Joshua McDougall United States 1,375,000 46
8th Sean CosgroveJohn Lucas United States 1,275,000 43
9 MitchellCollinsArash Asadabadi United States 1,265,000 42
10 Vincent MoscatiTanner Bibat United States 945,000 32

Leonard Clementi Bags Massive Chip Lead on Day 2 of the 2023 WSOP Seniors Championship

Event #48: $1,000 Seniors Championship saw 1,624 runners make it back for day two. Only 1,227 players would be eligible for the $1607 min-cash and the bubble would burst at about 1 pm on a hand by James Clarke where his ace-nine would hold against Dennis Otto’s King three.

After 10 levels of play, approximately 217 players remained and have locked up at least a $5,138 cash. Leonard Clementi appeared to bag the chip lead with 4,200,000. Others to bag big stacks were Chun Li (3,165,000), David Palm (2,335,000), James Clarke (2,250,000), and Bryant Morrison (2,055,000).

Top Ten Chip Counts

rank player Country Chip Count Big blinds
1 Leonard Clementi United States 4,200,000 168
2 Chun Li United States 3,165,000 127
3 David Palm United States 2,335,000 93
4 James Clarke United Kingdom 2,250,000 90
5 Christopher Stevens United States 2,195,000 88
6 Bryant Morrison United States 2,055,000 82
7 amie martini United States 2,000,000 80
8th Brad Anderson United States 2,000,000 80
9 Jeff Banghart United States 1,980,000 79
10 Randy Singer United States 1,975,000 79

Great Scott! Bohlman and Seiver Bag Big on Day 1 of $10,000 HORSE Championship

Scott Bohlman

From a field of 165 entries, 91 have survived the opening day of WSOP Event #54: $10,000 HORSE Championship with plenty of big names at the top of the leaderboard including Scott Bohlman (311,500), Scott Seiver (297,000), David “Bakes” Baker (268,000), and Poker Hall of Famers Mori Eskandani (238,500).

They’ll all be chasing chip leaders Steven Loube to start Day 2 however, as the 2012 bracelet winner in $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha 8 or Better bagged up 353,000 to top the leaderboard.

Top Ten Chip Counts

Place player Country Chip Count
1 Steven Loube United States 353,000
2 Scott Bohlman United States 311,500
3 Young Ko United States 298,500
4 Scott Seiver United States 297,000
5 David “Bakes” Baker United States 268,000
6 Mori Eskandani United States 238,500
7 Binh Ly United States 238,000
8th Paul Volpe United States 214,500
9 Matt graphenthia United States 207,000
10 Daniel Tafur Spain 205,000

Nicola Basile Bags Huge Stack After Day 1a of Event #53: $1,500 Millionaire Maker

Nicholas Basil

A large total of 4,585 entries filled almost the entire room at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino for Day 1a of Event #53: $1,500 Millionaire Maker.

Out of all those entries, only 1,012 players made it through to Day 2 that will be playing out on Sunday, June 25. On of the chip leaders for Day 1a is Nicholas Basil who bagged an impressive 480,000.

Basile already had a big stack as the day was winding down and kept winning small pots to stay in the end-of-day top counts. The Canadian player, holder of three WSOP rings, is still in the hunt for his first gold bracelet.

Top Ten Chip Counts

rank player Country Chip Count Big blinds
1 Yong Yi United States 750,000 300
2 Sihao Zhang Luxembourg 725,500 290
3 Nicholas Basil Canada 480,000 192
4 peng li United States 460,000 184
5 Paul Gunness United States 430,000 172
6 Ryan Dodd United States 414,500 166
7 Alex Greenblatt United States 405,500 162
8th Osman Illamur Turkey 392,000 157
9 Lawrence Beach United States 361,000 144
10 Jamie Rosen United States 357,000 143

What To Expect On Day 26 of the 2023 WSOP

We’re back to awarding bracelets inside the Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas for Day 26 of the World Series of Poker as they play down to a winner in Event #50: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship, Event #51: $1,000 Tag Team, and Event #52: $2,500 Mixed Limit Triple Draw Lowball.

Keep an eye on the PokerNews updates while the field Event #48: $1,000 Seniors Championship gets thinned out.

More updates can be found on Day 1b of Event #53: $1,500 Millionaire Maker, Day 2 of Event #53: $10,000 HORSE Championship, and Day 1 of Event #55: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better.

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Milko van Winden

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Milko van Winden has been a part of the poker media corps since 2017. An occasional [I]PokerNews[/I] contributor and live reporter, Milko is the Head of Digital Media at poker training site Pokercode.


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