Victory and Celebration for Louis Garza in Pot-Limit Omaha Championship Event

The $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship saw skilled poker professionals putting on a grand show. The live-streamed final table witnessed Louis Garza engaging in a showdown with Arthur Morris, both of whom hail from Texas. Their route to the top was far from easy as they had to outplay seasoned players like Kosei Ichinose and Sam Soverel.

Garza earned himself a cool $1,309,232 and his first bracelet after several top 20 finishes at the WSOP. He also made the event memorable by proposing to his girlfriend after his victory, adding a personal touch to his professional triumph.

Michael Savakinas and Satoshi Tanaka Victorious in the Tag Team Event

Event #51, the $1,000/Team TAG TEAM No-Limit Hold’em, witnessed a remarkable victory by the duo of Michael Savakinas and Satoshi Tanaka. Their unique final table strategy paid off, substituting a new player at the end of each blind level. This helped them rise to the top while their opponents gradually fell behind.

The final challenge for the pair came in the form of Vincent Moscati and Tanner Bibat. However, they began the match with the lead and concluded with all the chips, relegating Team Moscati-Bibat to second place.

Nick Pupillo Triumphs in Mixed Triple Draw Event

Event #52, the $2,500 Mixed Limit Triple Draw Lowball, kept audiences on their toes with its unique format of rotating through rounds of A-5 triple draw, 2-7 triple draw, and Badugi. 

After WSOP bracelet winner Andrew Brown was eliminated by Aaron Mermelstein, the event ultimately came down to a heads-up between Nick Pupillo and Ryan Moriarty. Pupillo emerged victorious, securing the much-coveted bracelet.

Eriquezzo Clinches Third Bracelet in Online Event

Ryan Eriquezzo seized the spotlight as he emerged victorious in Online Event #10: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Ultra Deepstack. The event attracted 1,810 participants and amassed a prize pool of $1,044,360. Eriquezzo added $145,374 to his account along with his third career bracelet.

Heimiller Eyes Second Senior’s Championship Title

Seven players remain in pursuit of the Event #39: $1,000 Seniors Championship title, along with its $765,731 prize and a precious gold bracelet. Dan Heimiller, who previously won this event in 2014, is the current chip leader with 59,100,000 chips. 

Lonnie Hallett follows closely behind Heimiller, while Billy Baxter, the revered seven-time bracelet winner, is also grabbing attention despite a lower chip count. The remaining contenders include Shannon Fahey, Gordon Eng, and Loren Cloninger. 

Weissman Leads the Charge in Millionaire Maker Event

The second day of Event #53: $1,500 Millionaire Maker saw the 2,322 initial players reduced to 327 over ten levels of play. Joey Weissman stood tall at the end of the day with 3,700,000 chips. 

Weissman has already had eight cashes in this series, including a sixth-place finish in the $25,000 High Roller event. If his success continues, he will gain his first seven-figure score and a second bracelet to complement his 2012 win. Other notable players advancing to Day 3 include Thomas Cazayous, Roman Hrabec, Tony Gregg, Paul Tedeschi, Leo Margets, David “ODB” Baker, and Arnaud Mattern.

The surviving 327 participants are slated to resume their quest for the Millionaire Maker title on June 26, with ten 60-minute levels lined up for the day.

Gorodinsky Dominates the $10K H.O.R.S.E Championship

Only seven competitors are still vying for the prestigious title of Event #54: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship. Two-time bracelet winner Mike Gorodinsky is leading the charge, boasting a commanding lead with over 1.5 million chips ahead of the rest of the field. The chasing pack includes notable names such as Alex Livingston, Brad Ruben, Brian Yoon, Scott Seiver, Carol Fuchs, and Christopher Claassen, the only finalist without a bracelet. Play is set to resume without Seiver, who received a one-round penalty for damaging one of his cards in frustration.

Matusow’s Charge in the $1,500 Stud Hi-Lo

Mike Matusow, with 890,000 chips, is currently in seventh place in Event #55: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better, and only 17 players are between him and his first gold bracelet in ten years. Qibang Cheung leads the field with a 1,805,000 stack, followed by Kao Saechao and Patricia Yannuzzi. Other notable names include Poker Hall of Fame contender Brian Rast and experienced Polish player Marcin Horecki.

Charlemagne Leads in the Salute to Warriors Event

The first day of Event #56: $500 Salute to Warriors saw Charlemagne Benjamin finishing with 1,300,000 chips. Close behind him is recent Online Event winner Ryan Eriquezzo. Other players to watch on Day 2 include Kyle Miholich, Ari Engel, Shane Schleger, Katie Kopp, Ismael Bojang, and Stefan Jedlicka.

Kornuth Shines in the $25K PLO High Roller

After Day 1 of Event #57: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller, only 149 out of 357 high-stakes players remained. Chance Kornuth, celebrating a recent win of $537,000, was among the top 10 in chip counts. The current chip leader is Firas Kashat, followed by Yang Wang and Norbert Szecsi. Other notable names with significant chip counts include Brandon Adams, Anton Morgenstern, John Hennigan, Sam Soverel, Anson Tsang, Isaac Haxton, and Jeremy Ausmus.

Mizrachi Among Top 10 in the $3,000 Limit Hold’em 6-Max

Event #58: $3,000 Limit Hold’em 6-Handed ended with 115 players from the initial 263. Gregory Josephson and Daniel Maczuga were the only players to bag over 200,000 chips at the end of Day 1. Other familiar faces with significant chip counts include Justin Lapka, Dan Shak, JJ Liu, and Michael Mizrachi. Also progressing to Day 2 are Maria Ho, David Bach, Daniel Idema, Benny Glaser, Patrick Leonard, Adam Friedman, Eli Elezra, and 2015 WSOP Main Event champion Joe McKeehen.

What’s Next in the 2023 WSOP?

The 28th day of the 2023 WSOP is set to bring exciting progress in various ongoing events such as the $1,500 Millionaire Maker, $1,000 Seniors Championship, $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship, and the $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better. The $500 Salute to Warriors, the $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller, and the $3,000 Limit Hold’em 6-Handed events will continue. Two new tournaments will be introduced: Event #59: $3,000 No Limit Hold’em Freezeout and Event #60: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw.

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