The final WSOP bracelet awarded at WSOP Paradise was collected by Brazilian Dante Goya Fernandes, who won Event #13: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship. Goya defeated American Jim Collopy heads-up to win the $277,700 first-place prize and his first WSOP bracelet.

According to The Hendon Mob, Goya now has amassed more than $616,000 in live tournament earnings, including 17 WSOP cashes. Goya also moves into the Top 60 on Brazil's All-Time Money List having surpassed notable Brazilian poker players Pedro Bromfman, Hilton Laborda, and Gualter Salles.

Event #13 attracted a total of 104 entrants and created a prize pool of $1,008,800 that paid the final 16 players. Chris Brewer (16th), Sam Soverel (14th), Jeff Gross (13th), Kazuhiko Yotsushika (11th), and Jeffrey Trudeau (10th) picked up an in-the-money finish and PGT points before Stefan Lehner was eliminated on the final table bubble. Bryce Yockey would hold the chip lead at the beginning of the final table, having more than double his nearest rival. 

Having earned his $25,000 bonus for reaching a final table at WSOP Paradise, Josh Arieh was eliminated in eighth place by James Casement who made top set against Arieh's two pair. PGT leaderboard front-runner Isaac Haxton was eliminated next when he was all-in against Iurii Anisimov's pocket aces. Haxton flopped a flush draw but could not improve to leave the tournament down to the final six. Anisimov was the next to be eliminated when his double-suited jacks went against the pocket kings of Yockey. Anisimov flopped a flush draw but didn't improve and was eliminated in sixth place.

Gavin Andreanoff was all-in with top set against Yockey's flush draw and gutshot, and after the flush came in on the river, Andreanoff collected $65,100 in prize money for fifth-place finish. James Casement then saw a flop with Collopy and was all-in holding a flush draw and backdoor straight draw. Collopy held a superior flush draw and a pair, and when Casement didn't improve, he was eliminated in fourth place. Collopy surged ahead during the three-handed battle and eventually had Goya down to just two big blinds before the Brazilian began an epic comeback.

Goya doubled through Yockey with a full house and then through Collopy with a rivered flush. Goya then scored one more double through Collopy when his pocket aces held, and the Brazilian was now the chip leader. Yockey would be eliminated in third place when his flush draw and gutshot didn't hit as Goya entered heads-up play with Collopy holding a nearly three-to-one advantage. On the first hand of heads-up play, Collopy found himself all-in with a gunshot, flush draw, and middle pair against Goya's top pair and superior flush draw. Goya improved to trips on the river and eliminated Collopy in second place, while the Event #13 gold bracelet was awarded to Goya along with the $277,7000 first-place prize.

2023 WSOP Paradise Event #13: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize PGT Points
1st Dante Goya Brazil $277,700 278
2nd Jim Collopy United States $171,200 171
3rd Bryce Yockey United States $120,900 121
4th James Casement United States $87,600 88
5th Gavin Andreanoff United States $65,100 65
6th Iurii Anisimov Russia $49,800 50
7th Isaac Haxton United States $39,100 39
8th Josh Arieh United States $31,700 32

Isaac Haxton Extends Lead, Jim Collopy Falls Short of Top 40 on PGT Leaderboard

This was Goya's second career PGT cash, having cashed in the 2021 WSOP Main Event, and now he can call himself a WSOP bracelet winner. Although Goya's result doesn't affect the PGT leaderboard standings for him, the Event #13 final table saw many changes among the Top 100 players.

Collopy fell short of a victory and of entering the Top 40 on the PGT leaderboard. Collopy sits in 46th place with 982 PGT points - leaving him 66 PGT points shy of a spot in the Top 40. Bryce Yockey climbs up to 88th place on the PGT leaderboard with 621 PGT points, while Isaac Haxton and Chris Brewer extended their lead in first and second overall.

Josh Arieh picked up 32 PGT points and now sits in 28th place on the PGT leaderboard with 1,201 PGT points. Most importantly for Arieh, he clears the log jam that begins at 1,200 PGT points and sees the next 17 players all on the Top 40 bubble and separated by 200 PGT points. Those players will need to perform strongly during PGT Last Chance if they want to assure themselves of a seat in the PGT Championship $1,000,000 Freeroll that is open to the Top 40 players on the PGT leaderboard and select Dream Seat winners.

Those players on the bubble that are expected to battle during PGT Last Chance include Toby Lewis, Orpen Kisacikoglu, Jason Koon, Daniel Negreanu, Ben Lamb, Maxx Coleman, Adam Hendrix, Masashi Oya, Chino Rheem, Nacho Barbero, Andrew Lichtenberger, Collopy, Dan Smith, Alex Livingston, Aram Oganyan, Justin Bonomo, and Brian Rast, to name a few.

To view the PGT leaderboard, check out pgt.com/leaderboard.

Only PGT Last Chance Series Remaining in PGT Season

Event Number Starting Date Event
127 January 2, 2024 PGT Last Chance #1: $10,100 No-Limit Hold'em
128 January 3, 2024 PGT Last Chance #2: $10,100 No-Limit Hold'em
129 January 4, 2024 PGT Last Chance #3: $10,100 No-Limit Hold'em
130 January 5, 2024 PGT Last Chance #4: $10,100 No-Limit Hold'em
131 January 6, 2024 PGT Last Chance #5: $10,100 No-Limit Hold'em
132 January 7, 2024 PGT Last Chance #6: $10,100 No-Limit Hold'em
  January 9-10, 2024 PGT Championship $1,000,000 Freeroll

For complete PGT schedule information, check out pgt.com/schedule.

*Dante Goya winner picture courtesy of WSOP.com

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