The 2024 World Series of Poker (WSOP) saw an exhilarating Day 17 at the Horseshoe Las Vegas and Paris Las Vegas, with none other than Phil Ivey capturing his 11th WSOP bracelet. Ivey’s win dominated the headlines, yet the day was rich with numerous other notable achievements. Let’s dive into the details of this thrilling day of poker.

Phil Ivey's Triumph

Phil Ivey, a name synonymous with poker greatness, has once again etched his name into the WSOP history books. His victory in Event #29: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship was not just another addition to his illustrious career but a testament to his enduring skill and strategic brilliance. Facing off against formidable opponents like Jason Mercier and Danny Wong, Ivey showcased his unparalleled prowess, eventually walking away with the $347,440 top prize and his 11th bracelet.


Ivey’s triumph puts him ahead of legends like Erik Seidel, Johnny Chan, and the late Doyle Brunson, bringing him closer to Phil Hellmuth’s record of 17 WSOP bracelets. This victory marks Ivey’s first bracelet since 2014, making it a significant milestone in his career. The poker community watched in awe as Ivey maneuvered through the competition, proving yet again why he is considered one of the greatest poker players of all time.

Nicholas Seward Shines in Event #31

While Ivey’s victory was the highlight, Nicholas Seward’s performance in Event #31: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed deserves a spotlight. Seward overcame a challenging final table to claim his first WSOP bracelet and a $516,135 top prize. Despite David Coleman entering the final day with a commanding chip lead, it was Seward who emerged victorious, defeating Konstantyn Holskyi in a tense heads-up battle.

$10K 2-7 Triple Draw Championship Extends to Day 4

The $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Championship, Event #29, was supposed to conclude on Day 16, but the intense competition led to an unscheduled fourth day. Phil Ivey, who needed to catch a flight, was notably frustrated as he will return as the short stack among the final three players. Danny Wong leads the pack with 19 big blinds, followed by Jason Mercier with 15 big blinds. The trio will resume their battle at 4:00 p.m. local time on June 13.

Richard Ashby Takes Down Seven Card Stud

Event #32: $1,500 Seven Card Stud saw British pro Richard Ashby clinching his second WSOP bracelet. Ashby outlasted a field of tough competitors, including Michael Noori, who led at the start of the final day. Ashby’s victory added $113,725 to his bankroll and further cemented his reputation as a stud specialist.

Alex Manzano Wins the Pot-Limit Omaha DeepStack

In Event #33: $600 Pot-Limit Omaha DeepStack (8-Handed), Alex Manzano emerged victorious among 2,402 entrants. Manzano’s skillful play earned him his first bracelet and a handsome payout, concluding a remarkable tournament run.

Antonio Galiana Leads $2,500 NLHE Freezeout

As the $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout heads into its final day, Spain’s Antonio Galiana leads the remaining 13 players. Galiana’s impressive stack of 8,990,000 chips puts him in a strong position to secure his first WSOP bracelet. Notable contenders like Juha Helppi, Brett Apter, and Jeremy Ausmus are still in the mix, promising an exciting conclusion to the event.

Yuri Dzivielevski Eyes Back-to-Back H.O.R.S.E. Titles

Event #35: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. is down to its final 23 players, with Bryan Jolly leading the pack. However, all eyes are on Yuri Dzivielevski, the defending champion, who sits in 16th place. Dzivielevski’s journey through Day 2 was a rollercoaster, but his resilience has kept him in contention for another title. Other bracelet winners like Phillip Hui and Daniel Strelitz are also vying for the top spot.

Massive Turnout in the $800 NLHE DeepStack

Event #36: $800 No-Limit Hold’em DeepStack attracted a staggering 4,278 players, creating a $3,011,712 prize pool. Joey Couden leads the 259 remaining players into Day 2 with 3,280,000 chips. With seasoned pros like Martin Zamani and Vanessa Kade still in the field, the competition is fierce. The champion of this event will walk away with $342,551 and a coveted WSOP bracelet.

Big Names Enter the $10K Big O Championship

The $10,000 Big O Championship, Event #37, kicked off with 320 players, and 120 advanced to Day 2. Wing Po Liu leads the pack with 583,500 chips, followed by Dylan Weisman and Ryan Hughes. The field is stacked with poker stars, including Matt Glantz, Mike Matusow, and Brian Rast, all competing for the prestigious title.

Looking Forward to the Weekend

As we head into the weekend, the WSOP action shows no signs of slowing down. Poker enthusiasts can look forward to several high-stakes events:

  • Event #42: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship (June 16-19): A classic event that promises intense competition.
  • Event #43: $1,500 Mixed: Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better; Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better; Big O (June 17-20): This mixed event will test players’ versatility.
  • Event #44: $2,000 No-Limit Hold’em (June 17-21): A mid-stakes event expected to draw a large field.
  • Event #45: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship (June 18-24): A prestigious event attracting the best mixed game players.
  • Event #46: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold’em Championship (June 18-21): Always a favorite among seasoned players.
  • Event #47: $100,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em (June 18-20): The high rollers will be out in force for this big buy-in event.

These upcoming events are sure to provide more thrilling poker action and memorable moments. Stay tuned to see which players will rise to the occasion and who will add their names to the illustrious list of WSOP champions.