Can you believe that we are already a week into the 2023 World Series of Poker at the Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas? It seems it is true that time flies when you’re having fun!
The seventh day of the series saw a trio of fresh champions crowned at various points of the day.
Tyler Brown triumphed in Event #3: $1,000 Mystery Millions, outlasting a staggering 18,187 opponents. Brown banked the $1 million top prize plus a coveted gold WSOP bracelet.
The second bracelet awarded on Day 7 went to Chad Eveslagewho will forever be known as the champion of Event #10: $10,000 Dealer’s Choice Championship. Victory came with a $311,428 first-place prize and a third bracelet for Eveslage.
Event #11: $600 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack awarded his bracelet and $351,098 top prize to Kevin O’Donnell. Some 318 of the 6,085 starters returned for Day 2, and O’Donnell navigated his way past them all.
Felipe Ramos Second in Chips in the $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout Going Into Day 3
Only 16 players remain in the hunt for the title of Event #12: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeoutand Brazil’s Felipe Ramos (4,155,000) finds himself second in chips going into the final day’s action.
Ramos almost finished top of the pile, but Jeremy Eyer‘s 4,420,000 contains a shade over three big blinds more than the Brazilian.
Two bracelet winners are among the final 16. Israel’s Yuval Bronsstein (1,355,000) is a two-time WSOP champion, while Jinho Hong (1,280,000) has one bracelet.
There is a chance we will see the first female champion of the 2023 WSOP because Christina Golins (2,965,000) is fifth in chips going into Day 3. Gollins finished third in the 2022 WSOP Ladies Eventand has another bite at the cherry on June 6.
Event #12: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout Top 10 Chip Counts
|rank||players||Country||Chip Count||Big blinds|
|1||Jeremy Eyer||United States||4,420,000||55|
|3||Ronald Minnis||United States||3,215,000||40|
|5||Christina Golins||United States||2,965,000||37|
|6||Jeffrey Halcomb||United States||2,825,000||35|
|7||Shiva Dudani||United States||2,645,000||33|
|9||Jesse Lonis||United States||2,335,000||29|
|10||James Vecchio||United States||2,050,000||26|
Play resumes at 2:00 pm local time on June 6, with the clock showing Level 26. Blinds will be 40,000/80,000 with an 80,000 big blind ante. As always, PokerNews will be on the tournament floor, bringing you all of the action until a champion is crowned.
Ang is the Man to Catch on Day 2 of the $600 PLO Deepstack; Deeb Bags Big
A staggering 3,200 players turned out for Event #13: $600 Pot Limit Omaha Deepstack, a record attendance for such a tournament. After the completion of 22 levels, only 117 players remained, and nobody had more chips than Aaron Ang.
Ang bagged up 2,765,000, and was one of four players to finish Day 1 with over two million chips. Giorgiy Skhuluhiya (2,600,000), Soheb Porbandarwala (2,175,000), and Mark Rous (2,090,000) were the other three.
A certain Shaun Deeb (1,265,000) finished with a top 20 stack, and is one to watch on Day 2. Deeb narrowly missed out on capturing his sixth WSOP bracelet on June 5, when he finished second in the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em deep stack events online. He now has a realistic chance of adding more poker gold to his impressive collection.
Event #13: $600 Pot Limit Omaha Deepstack Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Aaron Ang||United States||2,765,000||92|
|3||Soheb Porbandarwala||United States||2,175,000||73|
|4||Mark Rous||Czech Republic||2,090,000||70|
|5||Paul Fehlig||United States||1,975,000||66|
|6||Jonathan Dimmig||United States||1,815,000||61|
|7||Adam Owen||United Kingdom||1,505,000||50|
|8th||Ben Herbert||United States||1,450,000||48|
|10||Alfred Atamian||United States||1,345,000||45|
Day 2 shuffles up and deals at 10:00 am on June 6 with the event at Level 23. Blinds start at 15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 big blind ante, and the plan is to play down to a champion.
David Williams Shines the Brightest on Day 1 of the Seven Card Stud Championship
David Williams has opened up a massive chip lead after Day 1 of Event #14: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship. Williams, who has a stud bracelet from 2006, bagged up a tournament-leading stack of 530,500 chips, over 200,000 more than Max Hoffman in second place.
Although he has started incredibly well in this event, a Williams victory is far from guaranteed because there are some phenomenal poker players among the 55 Day 1 survivors.
Dzmitry Urbanovich (247,000), Frank Kassel (186,000), and Eli Elezra (184,500) will return with top ten stacks.
The likes of Jeff Madsen (155,500), Andre Akari (148,000), Robert Mizrachi (54,000), and Daniel Negreanu (13,500) are still in the mix, although Negreanu has plenty of work ahead of him if he is to capture this tournament’s bracelet.
Event #14: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||David Williams||United States||530,500|
|2||Max Hoffman||United States||317,500|
|5||Brian Yoon||United States||216,500|
|6||Matt Vengrin||United States||208,500|
|7||justin liberto||United States||205,000|
|8th||Joey Couden||United States||196,000|
|9||Frank Kassel||United States||186,000|
Play resumes at 1:00 pm local time on June 6, with the plan to play seven hour-long levels. Late registration remains open until the start of play, so expect a few stud specialists to turn up fashionably late.
What to Expect on Day 8 of the 2023 WSOP
Hold onto your hats because June 6, the eighth day of the 2023 WSOP, is a busy one. Not only are Event #12: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout, Event #13: $600 Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack, and Event #14: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship nearing a thrilling conclusion, but another four events shuffle up an deal .
The fourth online event, a $600 No-Limit Hold’em Ultra Deepstack, will start then play to a conclusion on June 6. You can also tune into Event #15: $1,500 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em, Event #16 : $25,000 High Roller (8-Handed), and Event #17: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better! We told you it was an action-packed day at the 2023 WSOP tables!