Daily Updates from the 2023 WSOP – June 6
Jeremy Eyer and Joseph Altomonte picked up their first bracelets on Tuesday, Event #17 set a record for attendance and prizes, and a brand new poker format is debuting at WSOP on Wednesday with Event #20: $1,500 Badugi.
Event #12: $5,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed
Jeremy Eyer picked up the bracelet from Event 12 after about 10 hours of play on Day 3. It was his 12th cash at the WSOP and the biggest win of his career by a long shot.
Eyer was in tough for the final day as well. He came into Day 2 with just 60k in chips and managed to limp into the money with a short stack before he got there with a dominated king for a double after the bubble. Then, when he got to heads-up, he was facing down Brazilian crusher Felipe Ramos and it took him three hours of heads-up play to best the Brazilian.
The win moves Eyer into second-place on Mississippi’s all-time money list, jumping up from his previous position of 10th, and gives him just shy of $1.5m in lifetime poker earnings.
Event #13: $600 Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack
It took about 11 hours for Joseph Altomonte to make his way through the 117 entries to return for Day 2 play. The early action went quickly as they were down to just 69 players by the first break of the day, and at the final table before the 5 pm dinner break.
This was Altomonte’s first bracelet and his second career win overall. This was his best cash, more than doubling a 2nd place finish at the Seminole Circuit in April.
Altomonte is back in the game this year after a bit of an extended absence, having quit the game for a few years while he was dating someone who wasn’t fond of gambling. Now single, he’s had a slew of results since hitting the felt again in Feb this year, and it looks like Altomonte is back with a vengeance.
Online Event #4: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Ultra Deepstack
- Entries: 1,656
- Winner: Danny "jackdaniels1" Wong, USA
- 1st Place Prize: $130,648
- Total Prizes: $894,240
Event #14: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship
Max Hoffman leads the final 13 players in the $10k Stud Championship event, and he heads up a “Max” top-two as Maxx Coleman is the only other player to start the final day with more than 1 million chips.
The Max’s will have a lot of competition on the final day, not least from Chad Eveslage who is looking for his third bracelet THIS series and with his first two coming in the Dealers Choice events to run so far, he’s a clear danger in a game like Stud. Along with Eveslage, David "Bakes" Baker, Dan Shak, Alex Livingston, Brian Yoon, Johannes Becker, and Ben Diebold are among the players with chips on the final day of play.
Event #15: $1,500 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em
Brandon Hall is one of two players to bag more than 1 million chips after the first day of play in Event #15. Stevens Chen joined him with seven digits atop the 161 players returning for Day 2 play. There were a total of 2,454 entries for this one which put $3,276,090 into the prize pool. Among the other players to survive the opening day and get into the money are Maria Ho (409,000), Joseph Cheong (236,000), James Romero (170,000), and Shannon Shorr (561,000).
Event #16: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed
There are 93 players left in the game after the first day of action in Event #16 and Calvin Anderson leads the way into Day 2 with just over 1.6 million. There are five stacks of 1 million or more remaining in the event that saw 264 entries for a prize pool of $6,204,000 including Freddy Deeb and Isaac Haxton. Those numbers are still a bit fluid, however, as entries for this High Roller are open until the start of Day 2, so they could see a few more entries before it all shuts down.
Event #17: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
With 1,143 entries, this was the largest Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better game in WSOP history, generating a prize pool of $1,525,905. There are still 394 players in action battling for the win worth $262,542 and among them is Phil Hellmuth, owner of a record 16 bracelets and still looking for more. Chip leader Adel Shakerian will also have to face down the likes of Mike Matusow, Max Pescatori, and Ryan Leng.
Upcoming Events on June 7
Event #18: $300 Gladiators of Poker No-limit Hold'em - Flight A
- Start: 10 am
- Late Entry: 11 Levels
- Start Stack: 30,000
- Reentries: 2/Flight
Event #19: $2,500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em
- Start: 12 noon
- Late Entry: 12
- Start Stack: 35,000
- Reentries: 0
Event #20: $1,500 Badugi
- Start: 2 pm
- Late Entry: 9 Levels
- Start Stack: 25000
- Reentries: 1
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