The 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP) has concluded from the Horseshoe / Paris Las Vegas with 95 gold bracelets awarded live and many more awarded online on WSOP.com in Nevada, New Jersey, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.
The glitz and glamour of the WSOP Main Event is over, but four final WSOP events were set to conclude on Day 50 of the 2023 WSOP. One player won his second bracelet of the series, while one fell short as three players won their first WSOP bracelet including one for a country that had never won WSOP gold before.
The 331-entrant field in Event #91: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. was down to the final two players who returned on the final day of the 2023 WSOP. Ryan Miller held the chip lead with 9,300,000 in chips ahead of Leonard August and his 3,925,000 in chips. It would take less than an hour to find a winner when Miller eliminated August in an orbit of Limit Hold'em.
Miller is the fourth player in 2023 to win two WSOP bracelets joining Chad Eveslage, Chris Brewer, and Josh Arieh. Miller is also the 94th player in WSOP history to win at least two WSOP bracelets in the same year. Dating back to 2000, a player has won at least two WSOP bracelets in the year - a 24-year streak.
Event #91: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. Final Table Results
|Place||Player||Country||Prize / Chip Counts|
|1st||Ryan Miller||United States||$208,460|
|2nd||Leonard August||United States||$128,835|
|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 106-entrant field in the Event #93: $10,000 Short Deck has crowned a new WSOP bracelet winner with Martin Nielsen winning gold for Faroe Islands. The Faroe Islands are the third country to win their first WSOP bracelet in 2023 following Moldova and Peru winning gold earlier in the series.
Heading into the final day of play, just five players remained. John Juanda was chasing his sixth WSOP bracelet, but he was the first to be eliminated in fifth place. Eric Wasserson was the next to fall when his king-nine went down to Ivan Ermin's king-queen. Ermin exited next in third place when his jack-ten suited was rivered by Nielsen's ace-queen. The final hand came when Hong Wei Yu's jack-ten suited went up against Nielsen's pocket kings. Yu flopped a straight draw, turned a flush draw, but could only improve to a pair and would be eliminated in second place as Nielsen was awarded his first WSOP bracelet.
Event #93: $10,000 Short Deck Final Table
|1st||Martin Nielsen||Faroe Islands||$270,160|
|2nd||Hong Wei Yu||United States||$167,340|
|4th||Eric Wasserson||United States||$85,124|
|7th||Chris Brewer||United States||$36,648|
The 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, which was a huge increase on the 573-entrant field in 2022. Seasoned veteran Alex Keating broke through to win his first WSOP bracelet and the $701,688 first-place prize. Keating beat out Guoliang Wei heads-up, along with Nozomu Shimizu, Alexandros Kolonias, Josh Reichard, and Christian Harder at the final table. Other players to finish in the money on Day 2 included Pat Lyons (15th), David Peters (20th), Ryan Tosoc (24th), Matt Vengrin (33rd), Johan Guilbert (34th), Phil Laak (35th), Mark Seif (48th), and Brad Owen (52nd).
Event #94: $5,000 8-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
|1st||Alex Keating||United States||$701,688|
|6th||Josh Reichard||United States||$116,842|
|7th||Christian Harder||United States||$87,470|
|8th||Jason Hickey||United States||$66,526|
The 1,482-entrant field in Event #95: $1,000 Super Turbo No-Limit Hold'em would be the last set of players to take a seat at the 2023 WSOP. With tables and chairs being packed away, the Horseshoe Grand Ballroom would be the final place to win gold. John Juanda, Jennifer Harman, Daniel Negreanu, Jesse Sylvia, and Ben Yu were some of the players to grab their final cash of the series before falling short of the final table.
The biggest story among the final nine was Yuri Dzivielevski chasing his second WSOP bracelet of the series, but his tournament ended in second place as Paul Berger won his first WSOP bracelet and the $212,645 to put a curtain call on the 2023 WSOP.
Event #95: $1,000 Super Turbo No-Limit Hold'em
|1st||Paul Berger||United States||$212,645|
|5th||Michael Liang||United States||$51,700|
|6th||Kafton Ramsamooj||Trinidad and Tobago||$38,769|
|7th||Hon Cheong Lee||Hong Kong||$29,417|
|8th||Alex Zhang||United States||$22,589|
|9th||Tai Cao||United States||$17,556|