Daily Updates from the 2023 WSOP – June 5
Chad Eveslage became the first two-time bracelet winner this series with his second bit of wrist jewelry in another Dealers Choice event. The massive Mystery Millions finished out and more than lived up to its name and there have now been a total of 11 bracelets awarded so far this year.
Event #3: $1,000 Mystery Millions - No-Limit Hold'em
The Mystery Millions game turned out to be bigger than anyone expected. So big in fact that there wasn’t just one $1 million bounty – There were two! With more than 18,000 total entries and a prize pool well in excess of $16 million, it was easily the biggest prize pool so far and as a result, organizers added the second million at the last minute.
Tyler Brown from the US was the player with all the chips at the end of the game to secure his first ring and the $1 million first place prize. There were two other millionaires from the game as well with Shant Marashlian and Patrick Liang drawing the big envelopes.
Big Bounties from the $1,000 Mystery Bounty
Event #10: $10,000 Dealers Choice 6-Handed Championship
Chad Eveslage has proven early in the 2023 WSOP that he is on his game, and not just the two-card game so popular on streams and poker broadcasts. Eveslage won his second bracelet of the series in his second Dealers Choice event, the $10k Championship. While winning any bracelet is an achievement, a DC bracelet shows a mastery of all forms of poker, and two of them, including the Championship, shows a player at the very top of the game.
Eveslage actually thinks his biggest edge in the DC fields might be NLHE, as he has oodles of experience in the two-card variety and likely more than many of the other mixed-game specialists in these sorts of events. None the less, his mastery of more esoteric games like Badeucy is not only clear to the audience, but is remarked upon by his opponents during play. Two bracelets so early in the series will also put Eveslage in the pole position for Player of the Year in the early going. It seems likely the series will hear more from Eveslage before the final cards are dealt.
Event #11: $600 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack
It took two days for Kenneth O'Donnell to make it through a field of more than 6,000 entries and take down his first bracelet for $351,098. It was a pretty quick affair all around, as when O’Donnell got down to heads-up, it only took three hands to dispatch Colombia’s Jefferson Guerrero for the win.
Phil Hellmuth was in with a shot at his 17th bracelet but fell a bit short this time. However, he managed 47th place for his 190th WSOP cash so he still managed to add a few notches to his already impressive WSOP resume. This was O’Donnell’s 11th WSOP cash and the win pushes his lifetime cashes at WSOP to just over $400k and his total lifetime earnings over $900k.
Event #12: $5,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed
There are just 16 players left in the game for the final day of play in Event #12. Jeremy Eyer bagged the big stack to start the final day of play, but Brazilian star Felipe Ramos is close behind with both players bringing more than 4 million to Day 3. Among the other notables on the final day is Yuval Bronshtein looking for his third bracelet.
Event #13: $600 Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack
There is more than $1.6 million to play for in Event #13 with Day 2 about to kick off. There are 117 of the 3,200 original runners still in action and busted players have been getting paid since 479th place. Players returning on Day 2 are guaranteed at least $1,773 and there is $217,102 up top. Aaron Ang has the big stack to start the day, one of three players with at least 2 million.
Event #14: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship
There were 111 entries in the $10k Stud Championship on Monday, but with entries open until the start of Day 2, the prize pool is not yet set. David Williams leads the top counts on a list that includes Dzmitry Urbanovich, Brian Yoon, Matt Vengrin, Joey Couden, Frank Kassela, and Eli Elezra.
Online Event #2: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Bankroll Builder
- Entries: 1,942
- Winner: Ian "IanMa" Matakis, USA
- 1st Place Prize: $120,686
- Total Prizes: $873,900
Online Event #3: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack
- Entries: 987
- Winner: Ryan "dna2rna" Hughes, USA
- 1st Place Prize: $145,059
- Total Prizes: $888,300
Upcoming Events on June 6
Event #15: $1,500 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em
- Start: 10 am
- Late Entry: 9 Levels
- Start Stack: 25,000
- Reentries: 1
Event #16: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed
- Start: 12 noon
- Late Entry: Sart of Day 2
- Start Stack: 150,000
- Reentries: 1
Event #17: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
- Start: 2 pm
- Late Entry: 9 Levels
- Start Stack: 25000
- Reentries: 0
Online Event #4: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Ultra Deepstack
- Start: 3:30 pm
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