The 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP) is just one day away from wrapping up on Tuesday, July 18, the scheduled final day from Horseshoe / Paris Las Vegas.
The penultimate day of play would see Daniel Weinman crowned the 2023 World Champion, while two further WSOP bracelets would be awarded to a Frenchman and Canadian. Two other events are down to the final table, while the penultimate event of the series is down to 60 players.
After two weeks of intense poker action, the record-shattering 10,043-entrant 2023 WSOP Main Event has concluded, with Daniel Weinman winning his second WSOP bracelet and the $12,100,000 first-place prize.
The all-American final three returned on Monday, July 17, to conclude the final table with each player having locked up $4,000,000 in prize money. Following the elimination of Adam Walton in third place, Weinman carried a healthy advantage into heads-up play over Steven Jones. The final hand would see both players all-in with top pair, but Weinman holding the superior jack-kicker. The river bricked, and Weinman was crowned the champion.
Event #76: $10,000 Main Event Final Table Results
|1st||Daniel Weinman||United States||$12,100,000|
|2nd||Steven Jones||United States||$6,500,000|
|3rd||Adam Walton||United States||$4,000,000|
Four players returned in Event #90: $10,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Championship from the 550-entrant field. After Justin Liberto and Andrew Kelsall were eliminated, it would be an all-European affair for heads-up play between Brit Stephen Chidwick and Frenchman Alexandre Reard.
The final hand saw Chidwick all-in on the turn with top pair, while Reard had turned a straight with a flush redraw. Chidwick could chop with a four, but when the river bricked out, he was eliminated in second place and Reard was crowned the champion.
Reard's first WSOP bracelet came in 2021 in Event #47: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout for $428,694. With his victory over Chidwick for $1,057,663, Reard moves into the top ten on the France All-Time Money List with $5,273,651 in lifetime tournament earnings, according to The Hendon Mob.
Event #90: $10,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Championship Final Table Results
|3rd||Andrew Kelsall||United States||$443,259|
|4th||Justin Liberto||United States||$306,555|
|5th||Eli Berg||United States||$216,319|
|6th||Eric Baldwin||United States||$155,809|
The 331-entrant field in Event #91: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. is down to the final two players, with Ryan Miller bagging 9,300,000 in chips to lead Leonard August and his 3,925,000 in chips. On the scheduled final day, 18 players returned in the final mixed game event of the 2023 WSOP, and after Andre Akkare (16th), Andrew Barber (14th), Chad Eveslage (12th), and Nick Guagenti (9th) were all eliminated, the final table of eight was set.
Todd Brunson and Kevin Gerhart were the first two casualties before Noah Bronstein exited in sixth place. Andrew Yeh was the next to fall in fifth, before Barbara Enright was eliminated in fourth. After Calvin Anderson was eliminated in third place just after midnight local time, August held a slender lead over Miller entering heads-up play. Miller struck early and took the lead and then surged ahead to put August on the ropes. Eventually, August clawed all the way back to even, and just after 2 a.m. play was halted for the night with players returning on Tuesday, July 18, at 2 p.m. to conclude their match where the winner will take home $208,460 in prize money. For August, this is his best WSOP result in terms of place and prize money already, while Miller is looking to win a second WSOP bracelet after winning Event #63: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Championship earlier in the series.
Event #91: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. Final Table Results
|Place||Player||Country||Prize / Chip Counts|
|1st||Ryan Miller||United States||9,300,000 in chips|
|2nd||Leonard August||United States||3,925,000 in chips|
|3rd||Calvin Anderson||United States||$89,169|
|4th||Barbara Enright||United States||$62,783|
|5th||Andrew Yeh||United States||$44,983|
|6th||Noah Bronstein||United States||$32,807|
|7th||Kevin Gerhart||United States||$24,363|
|8th||Todd Brunson||United States||$18,429|
The 1,710-entrant Event #92: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout concluded in the early hours of Tuesday morning at Horseshoe Las Vegas with a bracelet heading north to Canada following the victory by Kang Hyun Lee. Lee defeated Eric Mizrachi heads-up to win the $236,741 first-place prize at a final table that included Kane Kalas, Asher Conniff, and Vanessa Kade.
Other notable players to fall short of the final table included Ian Steinman (11th), Cole Ferraro (21st), John Riordan (35th), Tony Gregg (37th), and Mustapha Kanit (45th).
Event #92: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout Final Table Results
|1st||Kang Hyun Lee||Canada||$236,741|
|2nd||Eric Mizrachi||United States||$146,335|
|3rd||Ivan Millian||United States||$106,602|
|4th||Abdul Almagableh||United States||$78,495|
|5th||Kane Kalas||United States||$59,429|
|6th||Asher Conniff||United States||$43,372|
The 106-entrant field in the Event #93: $10,000 Short Deck is down to the final five players who will return on Tuesday, July 18, at 1 p.m. to play down to a winner. Martin Nielsen leads the final five players with 2,007,000 in chips ahead of Eric Wasserson, Ivan Ermin, Hong Wei Yu, and five-time WSOP bracelet winner John Juanda.
After the bubble burst, Felipe Ramos (15th), previous champion Shota Nakanishi (14th), Mikita Badziakouski (13th), Adam Friedman, Martin Zamani (9th), Sam Soverel (8th), and Chris Brewer (7th) all fell to the rail. For Brewer, a victory in Event #93 would thrust him into the lead on the WSOP Player of the Year leaderboard ahead of Ian Matakis. The final five have secured $62,793 in prize money, but all eyes are locked on the $270,760 first-place prize and Event #93 champion title.
Event #93: $10,000 Short Deck Final Table
|1||Eric Wasserson||United States||1,705,000|
|3||Hong Wei Yu||United States||1,596,000|
|4||Martin Nielsen||Faroe Islands||2,007,000|
A massive 813-entrant field created a prize pool of more than $3.7 million in Event #94: $5,000 8-Handed No-Limit Hold'em, now down to the final 60 players heading into Day 3. David Peters holds the chip lead with 1,490,000 and sits ahead of Nozomu Shimizu (1,450,000), Josh Reichard (1,340,000), Yuchung Chang (1,275,000), and Matthew Su (1,250,000).
Other notables still in contention include Alex Keating, Punnat Punsri, Phil Laak, and Johan Guilbert. Players to be eliminated in the money included Ian Matakis (115th), Juan Maceiras (113th), Yuval Bronshtein (106th), Dylan Linde (105th), Ari Engel (89th), Phil Hui (86th), Patrick Leonard (70th), Adam Friedman (67th), and Niall Farrell (66th). The remaining 60 players have all locked up $12,072, and Event #94 will play down to a winner on Day 2 who will take home $701,688 in prize money and the WSOP bracelet.