October 3, 2023
2023 WSOP Day 33: Three Bracelets Won as Shiina Okamoto Leads The Ladies Event

2023 WSOP Day 33: Three Bracelets Won as Shiina Okamoto Leads The Ladies Event

Colossus Record Field

Day 33 at the 2023 World Series of Poker was a big one. Several events set attendance records for their format, the one-day $10k Super Turbo Bounty event played for a brutally long sixteen hours, and above all, Phil Hellmuth won his seventeenth bracelet.

Two other bracelets were awarded in Event #64: $600 Deepstack Championship No-Limit Hold'em Final Table Results and Event #65: $5,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em.

Event #69: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw Lowball Championship was due to announce a winner. However, time and tide pushed the final three over to Sunday.

The Ladies Championship got down to the final seven players before calling a stop to play, and event Event #71: $50,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller got down to eleven.

The remaining event on the docket was The Colossus, which completed Day 1b, and will see a combined Day 2 start tomorrow.

Hellmuth Rocks Turbo Event For Seventeenth Bracelet

Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth taking in his 17th WSOP bracelet win.

The big story of the day was Phil Hellmuth‘s seventeenth bracelet win. Hellmuth's victory came in the early hours of the Vegas morning, after Event #72: $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty ran for around 16 hours.

At the final table, Hellmuth faced off against Phil Ivey. The Phil-on-Phil action ended after Ivey the rail in sixth place for $133,461.

Hellmuth eventually beat Justin Zaki heads up to take down the event and the record-extending bracelet.

Event #72: $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty Final Table Results

Place Player Country Payout
1 Phil Hellmuth United States $803,818
2 Justin Zaki United States $496,801
3 Tom Kunze Germany $349,737
4 Kelvin Kerber Brazil $249,876
5 Chris Savage United States $181,230
6 Phil Ivey United States $133,461
7 Brandon Steven United States $99,817
8 Marc Foggin United Kingdom $75,837
9 Abdella Ali United States $58,546

David Guay Wins a WSOP Bracelet For Canada Day

David Guay
David Guay and his impressive rail.

David Guay celebrated Canada Day from the moderate comfort of a final table seat as he took down Event #64: $600 Deepstack Championship No-Limit Hold'em Final Table Results to win his first WSOP bracelet.

Guay is a Canadian from Montreal, so the timing was perfect.

The event attracted 4,303 entries for a prize pool of $2,194,530. Among the 4,302 who went home without a trophy were Kristen Deardorff (427th-$1,200), Conrad Simpson (398th-$1,200), Martin Zamani (336th-$1,299), Matt Affleck (293rd-$1,418), and Erik Cajelais (19th-$10,249).

Guay won $271,032 for his first-place finish. “I'm definitely going to be more emotional later,” Guay said in his winner's interview. “I'm going to call my mom soon to let her know.”

2023 WSOP Event #64: $600 Deepstack Championship No-Limit Hold'em Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1 David Guay Canada $271,032
2 John Taylor United States $167,483
3 Steven Stolzenfeld United States $124,850
4 Jonathan Fhima France $93,795
5 Romain Kowalczyk France $71,018
6 Gaetan Balleur France $54,199
7 David Sebesfi Australia $41,694
8 Paul Hindmarch United Kingdom $32,332
9 Ahmed Karrim South-Africa $25,276

Weiran Pu Wins Event #65: $5,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em

Weiran Pu
Weiran Pu shows off his bracelet.

Weiran Pu won Event #65: $5,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em, taking down $938,244 for first place.

Higher stakes shorthanded events are famously tough fields, so it's a prestigious first bracelet for Pu's shelf.

The list of players who cashed reflects this with big names like Stephen Song, Chris Brewer, James Obst, Phil Ivey, Seiver, David “Bakes” Baker, Ryan Leng, and Ian Matakis scattered throughout the list.

Pu beat Norbert Szecsi heads up, with Szecsi cashing for $407,040.

2023 WSOP Event #65: $5,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize (in USD)
1 Weiran Pu China $938,244
2 Norbert Szecsi Hungary $579,892
3 Tyler Cornell United States $407,040
4 Pedro Garagnani Brazil $289,819
5 Angelina Rich Australia $209,366
6 Vitor Dzivielevski Brazil $153,485

Shiina Okamoto Leads Final Seven In Ladies Championship

Shiina Okamoto
Shiina Okamoto in the Ladies Event.

Shiina Okamoto has a huge chip lead going into an unscheduled Day 4 of Event #67: $10,000/$1,000 LADIES No-Limit Hold'em Championship. Okamoto, with 11,670,000 in chips, is in an excellent position with her second-place competitor Tara Cain trailing behind with 4,750,000.

Cain, in turn, has a significant lead over the rest of the table, whose chip stacks are between 630,000 (Nam Nguyen) and 2,650,000 (Mary Dvorkin).

Among those who fell on Day 3 were Maria Lampropulos (36th- $4,528), Samantha Abernathy (31th- $5,385), Pamela Balzano (25th-$6,492), Aroha Ngata (22nd -$6,692), Felisa Westermann (13th-$9,824), and last year's champion Jessica Teusl (33th-$5,385).

The final seven competitors in the Ladies Event return to play down to a winner on July 2 at 2 p.m. local time.

Event #67: $1,000 Ladies Championship Final Seven Chip Counts

Seat Name Country Stack Big Blinds
1 Shiina Okamoto Japan 11,670,000 117
2 Tara Cain United States 4,750,000 48
3 Mary Dvorkin Israel 2,650,000 27
4 Tamar Abraham United States 2,370,000 24
5 Suzanne Malavet United States 2,100,000 21
6 Chrysi Phiniotis Cyprus 1,180,000 11
7 Nam Nguyen United States 630,000 6

Event #69: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship

David "ODB" Baker
David \”ODB\” Baker ponders a move.

Day 3 of of the 2023 World Series of Poker came to a close with three players left to return for an unscheduled Day 4.

The day started with 18 players and every change of a speedy conclusion. But the deep structure and an early finish the previous night meant the players were still at it when the floor called a halt to proceedings. The three remaining players are David “ODB” Baker with 4,580,000, Chris Brewer with 2,765,000, and Alex Livingston with 1,900,000.

Among the notables whose tournament journey ended today were Ryutaro Suzuki (15th – $20,000), Mercier (14th – $23,750), Elezra (13th – $23,750), John Monnette (11th – $28,945), and Ryan Riess (8th – $36,181).

Play restarts at 1 p.m. local time on July 2.

Event #69: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship Final Three Chip Counts

Place Player Country Chips
1 David “ODB” Baker United States 4,580,000
2 Chris Brewer United States 2,765,000
3 Alex Livingston Canada 1,900,000

Event #70: $400 COLOSSUS No-Limit Hold'em

Paris Ballroom Colossus
The Colossus in the Paris ballroom.

Scott Keaton led the Day 1b field as the day's action came to a close for Event #70: $400 COLOSSUS No-Limit Hold'em.

Keaton topped out a list of Day 1b survivors that includes Lara Eisenberg (439,000), Irene Carey (330,000), Frederic Robert (191,000), Erik Cajelais (151,000), and PokerNews‘s own Connor Richards (174,000).

The unconfirmed count for both Day 1s is 1,980 players remaining from 15,893 entries. Chengtzu Lai leads the field overall with his 1,456,000 Day 1a stack.

The combined Day 2 field will reconvene at 10 a.m. local time on July 2.

Event #70: $400 COLOSSUS No-Limit Hold'em End of Day 1b Top Ten Chip Counts

Rank Player Country Chip Count Big Blinds
1 Scott Keaton United States 1,358,000 170
2 Darrick Arreola United States 1,313,000 164
3 Neng Lee United States 1,290,000 161
4 William Ackerman United States 1,200,000 150
5 Mikael Ifergan France 1,175,000 147
6 Andres Campero Mexico 1,131,000 141
7 Matteo Ferrara United States 1,095,000 137
8 Thomas Pomponio United States 1,031,000 129
9 Gary Ka Yat Yee Canada 1,002,000 125
10 Robert Veres United States 1,001,000 125

Event #71: $50,000 HIGH ROLLER Pot-Limit Omaha

Tyler Smith
Tyler Smith and his stack of chips.

Pot Limit Omaha is an exciting game at the best of times, with big swings and huge pots. So, Event #71: $50,000 HIGH ROLLER Pot-Limit Omaha was one to watch.

Of 200 total entries, only 11 remain after two days of play. Currently Tyler Smith leads the field in the hunt for a bracelet and a fair share of the prize pool of $9,550,000.

Among the remaining names, Isaac Haxton (2,500,000) and Adam Hendrix (3,500,000) stand out. While among the fallen are big names like Scott Seiver, Jeremy Ausmus, Sean , Brian Rast, Josh Arieh, Chance Kornuth, and Shaun Deeb.

Play restarts Sunday, July 2nd, 2023, at 1 p.m. local time and will play down to a winner.

Event #71: $50,000 HIGH ROLLER Pot-Limit Omaha Complete End of Day 2 Chip Counts

Rank Player Country Chip Count
1 Tyler Smith United States 14,000,000
2 Jesse Lonis United States 8,650,000
3 Elias Harala United States 6,575,000
4 Danny Hannawa United States 6,125,000
5 Kabeelan Rajamurthy Penang Macau
6 James Park United Kingdom 4,325,000
7 Anthony Marsico United States 3,525,000
8 Adam Hendrix United States 3,500,000
9 Jonas Kronwitter Germany 3,225,000
10 Isaac Haxton United States 2,500,000
11 Ian Matakis United States 2,150,000

Event #73: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet Event

Erick Lindgren
Erick Lindgren in the Mixed Big Bet field.

Although initially scheduled for ten levels, Day 1 of Event #73: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet Event started late thanks to the enormous popularity of the Colossus. As a result, play went for nine levels at the end of which Erick Lindgren led the field.

377 players entered the event, substantially more than last year's record-setting 281. Among those players were Craig Chait and Daniel Negreanu who went to the rail early in the day.

Among those who made Day 2 were Dimitrios Michailidis (330,200), Chad Eveslage (301,300), Josh Arieh (168,700), and Jeff Lisandro (143,300).

Play resumes Sunday, July 2nd at 2 p.m.

Event #73: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet Event End of Day 1 Top Ten Chip Counts

Rank Player Country Chip Count
1 Erick Lindgren United States 350,000
2 Dimitrios Michailidis United Kingdom 330,200
3 Julio Belluscio Argentina 328,800
4 Chad Eveslage United States 301,300
5 Tony Ren Lin United States 255,000
6 Richard Bai United States 218,000
7 Benjamin Miner United States 213,700
8 Tamon Nakamura Japan 210,200
9 Maximilian Schindler United States 203,800
10 Xu Zhu China 193,000

What to Expect on Day 34 of the 2023 WSOP

June 2 at the WSOP should see two live bracelets awarded, including the Ladies No-Limit Championship and the $50,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller event.

The Colossus will combine flights into a single Day 2 field and the $2,500 Mixed Big Bet Event will head into a normal Day 2.

Several new events will kick off. These events will be Event #74: $1,000 MINI Main Event No-Limit Hold'em and Event #75: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship.

The one-day Online Event #12: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack will also play out on June 2.

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