Jeremy “ChipChecka” Ausmus Clinches $3,200 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller Title

Jeremy “ChipChecka” Ausmus emerged as the victor in the $3,200 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller, the eighth online event of the 2023 WSOP. Beating 321 other participants, Ausmus walked away with a lucrative $360,036 from the $1,489,600 prize pool, and an elusive WSOP trophy, marking his sixth career win.

Poker Players Championship: Matthew Ashton at the Forefront

With 4,450,000 chips in hand, Matthew Ashton leads the way in the Poker Players Championship, hoping to join an elite group of multiple-time winners. The event has seen champions like Michael Mizrachi, who holds a record three victories, and Brian Rast and Dan Cates, both of whom have triumphed twice. Ashton secured the title in 2013 and now leads Event #43: $50,000 Poker Players Championship with only 11 competitors remaining. Eight of these players have won WSOP bracelets previously, including Phil Ivey.

Joe Cada in Final Seven of Monster Stack Event, Despite Smallest Stack

Joe Cada, the 2009 WSOP Main Event champion, has secured a spot at the final table of Event #39: $1,500 Monster Stack. However, with a mere eight big blinds, Cada enters the finals as the shortest stack among the remaining seven players. Nicholas Gerrity, the chip leader with 57 big blinds, shares the final table with Cada and five other competitors, including Jesse Rockowitz, Braxton Dunaway, Colin Robinson, Loic Dobrigna, and Joshua Adcock.

Joao Simao Eyes Third Bracelet in $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em

Joao Simao, the poker prodigy from Brazil, is positioned second in chips heading into Day 3 of Event #44: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em. With 1,830,000 chips, Simao stands a solid chance at winning his third WSOP bracelet, as only 108 players remain. After capturing an online bracelet in 2021, Simao added another in 2022 from the $5,000 Mixed No-Limit Hold’em/Pot-Limit Omaha event. Yang Zhang from China is the only player with a higher chip count at 1,880,000. Other notable contenders still competing in this event include David Miscikowski, Shannon Shorr, Chris Moorman, and reigning WSOP Main Event champion Espen Jorstad.

Joey Couden Leading in $1,500 Mixed Omaha Hi-Lo

With 2,885,000 chips, Joey Couden is leading the charge in Event #45: $1,500 Mixed Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better. His impressive performance gives him a chance at winning his second WSOP bracelet. Nick Kost follows Couden with 2,010,000 chips, the only other player with over two million chips. Notable players in the top ten include Shaun Deeb, Alex Livingston, Allan Le, and Raj Vohra. The remaining 33 players are set to return to the tables on June 21.

Massive Turnout for $500 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout

Event #46: $500 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout saw a massive turnout of 5,342 players, with only 238 surviving after 22 levels of play. Preston McEwen emerged as the player with the most chips, bagging up 2,040,000 at the end of the day. Nicholas Ronalds closely followed with 1,960,000 chips. The event attracted a mixed crowd of amateur and professional players, with notable survivors including David Jackson, Erik Cajelais, Jamie Kerstetter, Justin Pechie, Brett Richey, and Ian Matakis.

Mike Thorpe Takes the Lead in $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.

The $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. event (#47) saw 836 players initially, but only 260 remained by the end of 15 levels. Mike Thorpe emerged as the chip leader with a stack of 252,500. Yueqi Zhu closely trailed him with 243,000 chips, followed by Israel Garcia with 237,000. Non-hold’em events typically attract top pros, and this event was no different. Phillip Hui, Dan Colpoys, and Yuri Dzivielevski, all well-known professionals, bagged top ten stacks. Other notable players, including Frank Kassela, Joao Vieira, David “Bakes” Baker, Koray Aldemir (2021 WSOP Main Event champion), Jeff Lisandro, and Brian Yoon, also bagged significant stacks.

What to Expect on Day 23 of the 2023 WSOP

Day 23 of the 2023 WSOP is expected to be eventful with several tournaments continuing. These include the $1,500 Monster Stack (Event #39), $50,000 Poker Players Championship (Event #43), $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em (Event #44), $1,500 Mixed Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better (Event #45), $500 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout (Event #46), and $1,500 H.O.R.S.E (Event #47).  In addition, three new tournaments will commence: the $1,000 Seniors Championship (Event #48), which saw a whopping 7,188 entries last year, the $1,500 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold’em (Event #49) expected to attract around 3,000 entrants, and the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship (Event #50) with a more compact field of 700-800 players expected. With these numbers, it’s likely that the Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas will be bustling with nearly 8,000 players spread across both venues.
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