2023 WSOP Day 10: Action-Packed Day Sees Three Bracelets Awarded

2023 WSOP

Day 10 of the 2023 World Series of Poker at the Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas saw no fewer than three shiny gold WSOP bracelets awarded, and another handful of events finish with the much sought after piece of poker jewelry in reach of the surviving players.

Rafael Reis got the job done in Event #15: $1,500 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em after defeating Daniel Barriocanal heads-up. Reis captured his first bracelet in front of a raucous Brazilian rail. The victory came with $465,501 in prize money, too.

Isaac Haxton removed his name from "the best players without a bracelet" list by triumphing in Event #16: $25,000 High Roller (8-Handed). Haxton added another $1,698,215 to his life poker tournament earnings tally. Runner-up Ryan O'Donnell walked away with $1,049,577 reasons to be happy with his performance.

The third bracelet of the day went to Jim Collopy, who took down Event #17: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better, a fine result that saw Collopy rake in a $262,542 score and his third bracelet. The heads-up battle with Nick Kost was a gruelling affair spanning more than 3.5 hours!

Gladiators of Poker Field Continues Growing; Another 4,571 Players Enter

Justin Arnwine
Justin Arnwine

Another 4,571 players piled into Event #18: $300 Gladiators of Poker, taking the total attendance to more than 8,500 with two flights remaining. After 22 levels of high-octane poker action, only 151 players bagged up chips.

Justin Arnwine shone the brightest on Day 1b, finishing the night with an impressive 3,080,000 chips. Matthew Krieger (2,760,000) and Bernard Muhire (2,485,000) round off the podium, while talented Dutchman Mateusz Moolhuizen (2,070,000) found himself in the top ten chip counts.

Day 1c shuffles up and deals a 10:00 a.m. on June 9 and should be the busiest flight yet; it would not be surprising to see more than 6,000 fresh faces. Of course, the PokerNews live reporting team will be on the ground throughout Day 1c proceedings and will be with you every step of the way until a champion is crowned.

Event #18: $300 Gladiators of Poker Day 1b Top 1 Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Justin ArnwineUnited States3,080,00062
2Matthew KriegerUnited States2,760,00055
3Bernard MuhireUnited States2,485,00050
4Handrianto MindermanUnited States2,265,00045
5Dylon ChafinUnited States2,245,00045
6David DunlapUnited States2,230,00045
7Lee JohnsonUnited States2,145,00043
8Mateusz MoolhuizenNetherlands2,070,00041
9Weston PringCanada2,060,00041
10Henry TheilingUnited States2,030,00041

Qiang Xu Has the Advantage Going Into Day 3 of the $2,500 NLHE Freezeout

Qiang Xu
Qiang Xu

China's Qiang Xu is on course to reel in the $435,924 top prize in Event #19: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout, where only 11 players remain.

Xu has locked in his second live WSOP cash, and his second of the 2023 series. Xu cashed in the $1,000 Mystery Millions event a week or so ago, and now looks set for a first WSOP final table spot.

Standing between Xu and the coveted gold bracelet are some stellar names. Frenchman Alexandre Reard (4,800,000) returns second in chips, with Argentinian grinder Andres Korn (4,760,000) occupying third place at the restart.

Triple Crown winner Niall Farrell (1,700,000) also punched his Day 3 ticket, although he sits back down with the second-shortest stack, one that is the equivalent of 17 big blinds.

Each of the returning players is guaranteed at least $26,926 for their efforts, with a final table appearance boosting that prize to $34,210. Any player finishing in the top five banks a six-figure score, with the champion reeling in $435,924 and the all-important WSOP bracelet.

Play resumes at 12:00 p.m. on June 9, and continues until one man has all of the chip in play in front of them.

Event #19: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Qiang XuChina7,776,00078
2Alexandre ReardFrance4,800,00048
3Andres KornArgentina4,760,00048
4Girish ReknarUnited States4,285,00043
5Timothy MilesUnited States3,775,00038
6Ankit AhujaIndia3,505,00035
7Adam SwanUnited States3,080,00031
8Valentino KonakchievBulgaria2,475,00025
9Ruben CostaUnited States2,185,00022
10Niall FarrellUnited Kingdom1,700,00017
11Byung Eun ShinSouth Korea1,475,00015

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Day 2 of the Badugi Ends With 13 Players; Popovych Has the Lead

Serhii Popovych
Serhii Popovych

Day 2 of Event #20: $1,500 Badugi saw the 183 returning players cut down to only 13, and what a final 13 they are. Serhii Popovych (1,885,000) holds a chip advantage going into the final day, but the chasing pack will make it as difficult as possible for him.

Three bracelet winners are among the Day 3 contingent. Two-time champion David "ODB" Baker (1,400,000) is the best placed of that trio; he returns in second place. Danny Tang (1,180,000) has a top five stack, while Owais Ahmed (620,000) has the third shortest stack.

Throw into the mix the likes of Jack O'Neill (1,200,000), Jon "Pearl Jammer" Turner (1,100,000), Matt Vengrin (830,000), and Terrence Chan (655,000), and you have all the ingredients for a thrilling final day.

Join PokerNews from 1:00 p.m. on June 9 and we wrap up the exciting Badugi event here in Las Vegas.

Event #20: $1,500 Badugi Top 10 Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Serhii PopovychUnited States1,885,00063
2David "ODB" BakerUnited States1,400,00047
3Lee HortonUnited Kingdom1,220,00041
4Jack O'NeillUnited Kingdom1,200,00040
5Danny TangHong Kong1,180,00039
6Jon TurnerUnited States1,100,00037
7Yingui LiChina860,00029
8Michael RodriguesPortugal860,00029
9Matt VengrinUnited States830,00028
10Terrence ChanCanada655,00022
11Owais AhmedUnited States620,00021
12John BergendahlUnited States605,00020
13Matthew LevertyUnited States495,00017

Suk Bang Clinches the Chip Lead on Day 1 of the $1,000 PLO

Suk Bang
Suk Bang

Some 2,017 players entered Event #21: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha but only 117 of them navigated their way through 17 levels, and bagged up stacks for Day 2.

Suk Bang (1,465,000) built a tournament-leading stack, one that is 45 big blinds larger than that in possession of Israel's Ido Aboudi (1,020,000).

Bracelet winners Amnon Filippi (735,000) and Mike Gorodinsky (734,000) finished Day 1 in the top ten, while Lawrence Brandt (538,000), Max Pescatori (508,000), David Williams (428,000), Daniel Negreanu (289,000), and Josh Arieh (210,000) will grace Day 2 with their presence.

The Day 2 action starts at 12:00 p.m. sharp on June 9, with the hopes of reducing the field to the final five players. As always, PokerNews will be on the tournament floor reporting live from the event.

Event #21: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Top 10 Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Suk BangUnited States1,465,000147
2Ido AboudiIsrael1,020,000102
3Jorge HouPanama913,00091
4Mike DentaleUnited States760,00076
5Nicolas GolaUnited States740,00074
6Amnon FilippiUnited States735,00074
7Mike GorodinskyUnited States734,00073
8Eric FieldsUnited States730,00073
9Thomas TaylorCanada725,00073
10Matthew HamiltonUnited States635,00064

Nozomu Shimizu Leads After Day 1 of the Limit Hold'em Championship

Nozomu Shimizu
Nozomu Shimizu

Japanese star Nozomu Shimizu is the player to catch going into Day 2 of Event #21: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship, where 46 of the 104 starters progressed. The number of entrants is set to increase thanks to late registration remaining open until the start of Day 2.

Shimizu is in hot form having finished third in Event #12: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em a few days ago. He now has a realistic chance of a similar finish in this $10,000 buy-in tournament after cramming 334,000 chips into his overnight bag.

Kevin Song (322,000) almost finished on top of the pile but has to settle for second place on the leaderboard right now. Other luminaries such as 2021 WSOP Main Event champion Koray Aldemir (266,000), Cary Katz (251,000), Nate Silver (199,000), 2015 WSOP Main Event champ Joe McKeehen (194,000), and popular pro Ronnie Bardah (188,000) bagged up top ten stacks.

Day 2 commences at 1:00 p.m. on June 9, with the plan to complete seven 90-minute levels. Return to PokerNews then if limit hold'em is what floats your boat.

Event #22: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship Top 10 Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Nozomu ShimizuJapan334,00086
2Kevin SongUnited States322,00081
3Koray AldemirGermany266,00067
4Cary KatzUnited States251,00063
5Brian LiebermanUnited States238,00060
6John ElliottUnited States238,00060
7Carlo Van RavenswoudNetherlands220,00055
8Nate SilverUnited States199,00050
9Joe McKeehenUnited States194,00049
10Ronnie BardahUnited States188,00047

What to Expect on Day 11 of the 2023 WSOP

June 9 is the tenth day of the 2023 WSOP, and there are no signs of the series slowing down, which is great news f you're a fan of our updates!

Day 1c of Event #18: $300 Gladiators of Poker kicks off Day 10, with Event #19: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em, Event #20: $1,500 Badugi, Event #21: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha, and Event #22: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship either playing down to a winner or getting somewhere close.

Two new events enter the mix on June 9. Event #23: $50,000 High Roller (8-Handed) is the one that should garner the most attention from the poker community, but Event #24: $1,500 Razz is also a popular event.

  • Eight events were in play during Day 10 of the 2023 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

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