Day 9 of the 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP) at the Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas was filled with intense poker action and exciting moments. Several events took place simultaneously, with participants vying for the coveted WSOP bracelets and substantial prize money. In this article, we will highlight the key takeaways from the events that unfolded on June 7, focusing on notable performances and chip counts from specific tournaments. Bracelet winners, chip leaders, and upcoming events will be discussed, providing a comprehensive overview of the action-packed day at the 2023 WSOP.

Yoon’s Entrance into the Five-Bracelet Club

Despite the intense competition, Brian Yoon emerged as the triumphant player in the World Series of Poker Event #14: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship, with him besting a field of 131 entries. His triumph has not only added $311,433 to his poker earnings but also boosted his reputation in the poker world significantly with his fifth bracelet win.

Yoon’s latest win places him in the elite group of 31 players who have secured five or more WSOP bracelets. With this accomplishment, Yoon has joined the esteemed ranks of poker Hall of Famers like Eli Elezra and John Juanda, alongside consistent WSOP Player of the Year contender Shaun Deeb.

Yoon has expressed modesty about his milestone, indicating that his primary focus is on enjoying the game rather than pursuing specific accolades. Nevertheless, he acknowledged that securing a fifth bracelet is a significant accomplishment, and he is open to the future of his poker career.

Sarah Herzali Dominates Event #15

Event #15: $1,500 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em witnessed an impressive performance from Sarah Herzali. Herzali, starting Day 2 with a stack of 667,000 chips, showcased exceptional skill and strategic gameplay, amassing a staggering 12,800,000 chips by the end of the day. This remarkable achievement accounts for nearly 20% of the total chips in play, firmly placing Herzali in the lead. While three other bracelet holders, including Ian Matakis, John Monette, and Upeshka De Silva, are still in contention, they trail Herzali by a significant margin. The poker community eagerly awaits Day 3 to witness if Herzali will become the first female bracelet winner of the 2023 WSOP.

Roman Hrabec Leads the Final 13 in Event #16

Event #16: $25,000 High Roller (8-Handed) features an intense battle among some of the biggest names in professional poker. Roman Hrabec currently holds the chip lead heading into the final day, with the opportunity to claim the impressive $1,698,215 first-place prize. However, Hrabec faces stiff competition from bracelet winners like Aleksejs Ponakovs, Joao Vieira, Brian Rast, and Kristen Foxen, along with other prominent players such as Frank Funaro, Isaac Haxton, and Darren Elias. The final day promises to be an exhilarating showcase of high-stakes poker as these seasoned professionals vie for the prestigious WSOP bracelet.

Kyle Cartwright and Kyle Burnside Lead the Pack in Event #17

Event #17: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better witnessed an impressive performance by two players named Kyle. Kyle Burnside, holding a chip stack of 2,345,000, currently leads the tournament going into Day 3. However, Kyle Cartwright is in close pursuit with 2,310,000 chips, making it a fierce battle for the bracelet. Notable players like Jim Collopy, Giuseppe Pantaleo, James Obst, and John Cernuto are also in contention, hoping to add another bracelet to their collection. As the tournament resumes, the remaining players will showcase their skills in Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better, aiming to secure a significant payday and the prestigious WSOP bracelet.

Patrick White Takes Command in Event #18

Event #18: $300 Gladiators of Poker witnessed a massive field of 3,940 players competing for the bracelet. At the end of Day 1a, Patrick White emerged as the chip leader after winning a substantial pot. White’s stack of 3,405,000 puts him in a strong position, closely followed by Olav Prinzvonsachsen (3,085,000) and Dawn Dixon (3,045,000). Notably, Daniel Negreanu, a six-time WSOP winner known for his high-stakes play, has accumulated 2,250,000 chips. With later flights expected to attract more players, this event has the potential to become the largest-ever WSOP bracelet-awarding tournament.

Dinesh Alt Leads the Way in Event #19

In Event #19: $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout, Dinesh Alt established himself as the chip leader, amassing a massive stack of 1,212,000 chips by the end of Day 1. Alt’s impressive performance places him well ahead of the remaining 144 players. Notable top ten chip-count contenders include Byung Eun Shin, Jared Jaffee, Artem Metalidi, Adrian Mateos, and Taylor Paur. With a field of 1,139 players initially, the competition promises to intensify as players compete for a coveted WSOP bracelet and a substantial prize pool.

Adam Owen Among Top Stacks in New Badugi Event

New to the WSOP this Event #20: $1,500 Badugi attracted a considerable field of 516 players, with only 183 surviving to compete on Day 2. Adam Owen, a renowned British mixed game specialist, secured a spot among the top five chip stacks, bagging 192,000 chips. However, he faces stiff competition from chip leader William Toh, Yingui Li, Adam Clegg, and Jon Turner, who all boast larger stacks. Other notable players to watch include Adam Friedman, Daniel Zack, Brian Hastings, and Chad Eveslage. The tournament promises exciting Badugi action as these players battle it out for the WSOP bracelet.


Day 9 of the 2023 World Series of Poker showcased intense competition and remarkable performances across multiple events. Brian Yoon’s victory in the Seven Card Stud Championship earned him his fifth career bracelet, solidifying his status as a poker powerhouse. Sarah Herzali’s dominant performance in the 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em positions her as the chip leader, setting her up in a good position to become the first female bracelet winner of the 2023 WSOP. Roman Hrabec, Kyle Burnside, Kyle Cartwright, Patrick White, Dinesh Alt, and Adam Owen all displayed exceptional skills, securing their positions among the chip leaders in their respective events. As the tournament progresses, poker enthusiasts eagerly await the outcome of Day 10, which features the crowning of champions in Event #15: $1,500 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em, Event #16: $25,000 High Roller (8-Handed), and Event #17: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low 8 or Better. Additionally, Event #19: $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout and Event #20: $1,500 Badugi will continue with the action, drawing in more players and closer to their respective conclusions. With additional events set to commence, such as Event #21: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha and Event #22: $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship, the 2023 WSOP promises an exhilarating experience for players and fans alike.

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