2023 WSOP Day 15: Arends Leads the $100K; Lamb and Deeb Capture Gold Bracelets
Table Of Contents
- Only 17 Remain in the $1,500 NLHE Freezeout; Hunt Leads
- Event #28: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout Day 3 Top 10 Counts
- Arends Leads Six High Rollers Into Battle on the Final Day
- Event #29: $100,000 High Roller Final Day Seat Draw
- $1,500 2-7 Triple Draw Reaches Third Day With Glaser Leading
- Event #30: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Top 10 Chip Counts
- Another Huge Field Turns Out for the $600 NLHE/PLO Mix
- Event #31: $600 No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack Top 10 Chip Counts
- Hunichen Bags $3,000 NLHE 6-Max Day 1 Chip Lead
- Event #32: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em (6-Handed) Top 10 Chip Counts
- Thung Tops the $10,000 Razz Championship Day 1 Field; Owen in the Top 3
- Event #33: $10,000 Razz Championship Top 10 Chip Counts
- What to Expect on Day 16 of the 2023 WSOP
The 15th day of the 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP) at the Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas is in the bag, and what a fantastic advertisement for poker it was. A trio of grinders got their hands on coveted WSOP bracelets, including two of the game's superstars, while another six events filled the vast tournament areas.
It didn't take long for the first bracelet of the day to find its owner. Event #26: $800 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack finished with only two players on June 12, Renji Mao and Matthew Elsby. Twenty minutes after the start to the impromptu third day, Mao had overturned a chip deficit and become the latest champion of the 2023 WSOP.
Some 789 mixed game specialists bought into Event #27: $1,500 Eight Game Mix a couple of days ago, and the one and only Shaun Deeb outlasted them all. Deeb defeated Aloisio Dourado heads-up to capture this event's bracelet, his sixth, and a $198,854 top prize.
Ben Lamb became a WSOP champion for the second time after coming out on top in Event #25: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship. Lamb overcame a stacked final table to clinch a bankroll-boosting $492,795 payout, ending a 12-year wait for his second bracelet.
Only 17 Remain in the $1,500 NLHE Freezeout; Hunt Leads
British pro and coach Matthew Hunt (9,380,000) is the player to catch in Event #28: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout, where only 17 players remain in contention for the title and the $406,403 top prize.
Hunt holds a significant chip advantage over the chasing pack, which includes Benjamin Hector (5,690,000), fellow Brit Dean Hutchison (4,000,000), and German star Dietrich Fast (2,595,000).
Cards are back in the air from 12:00 p.m. local time on June 14, so return to PokerNews then for all the action as this event crowns its worthy champion.
Event #28: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout Day 3 Top 10 Counts
|1||Matthew Hunt||United Kingdom||9,380,000||94|
|2||Benjamin Ector||United States||5,690,000||57|
|4||Dean Hutchison||United Kingdom||4,000,000||40|
|6||Rocco Lati||United States||3,460,000||35|
|8||Peter Nigh||United States||2,470,000||25|
|10||Rene Lazaro||United States||2,165,000||22|
Arends Leads Six High Rollers Into Battle on the Final Day
Dutchman Jans "Graftekkel" Arends (16,625,000) leads the way in Event #29: $100,000 High Roller as he hunts down his second WSOP bracelet. Only five opponents stand between Arends and his second piece of WSOP hardware, but that quintet of players are some of the best players in the business.
Cary Katz (12,775,000) is Arends' nearest opponent in terms of chips, with Biao Ding (8,800,000) rounding off the podium places.
Four-time bracelet winner Adrian Mateos (7,175,000) returns in fourth place, Jeremy Ausmus (5,750,000) fifth, and although Chance Kornuth (4,600,000) is bringing up the rear, he's not there to only make up the numbers.
The six superstars return to the action from 12:00 p.m. local time on June 14, with the grand finale streamed via PokerGO. This results in a 60-minute delay in the coverage for security reasons.
Event #29: $100,000 High Roller Final Day Seat Draw
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Cary Katz||United States||12,775,000||51|
|5||Chance Kornuth||United States||4,600,000||18|
|6||Jeremy Ausmus||United States||5,750,000||23|
$1,500 2-7 Triple Draw Reaches Third Day With Glaser Leading
Having won his tenth PokerStars Spring Championship Of Online Poker (SCOOP) title a few weeks ago, Benny Glaser (1,185,000) is now on course to reel in the fifth WSOP bracelet of his career.
Glaser bagged up a tournament-leading stack in Event #30: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw at the end of Day 2. Although Glaser is supremely talented, he will have to work hard for his fifth bracelet because there are some dangerous foes hot on his heels.
John Monnette (1,155,000), Michael Rodrigues (1,100,000), and Patrick Leonard (1,090,000) return with top five stacks, while Allen Kessler (900,000), Carol Fuchs (595,000), Ryan Hughes (275,000), and Tom Schneider (250,000) know their way around a poker table.
Join PokerNews from 1:00 p.m. local time on June 14 to discover if Glaser can get the job done once again.
Event #30: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Top 10 Chip Counts
|Rank||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds||Big Bets|
|1||Benny Glaser||United Kingdom||1,185,000||40||20|
|2||John Monnette||United States||1,155,000||39||19|
|4||Michael Rodrigues Pires Santos||Portugal||1,100,000||37||18|
|5||Patrick Leonard||United Kingdom||1,090,000||36||18|
|7||Josh Damm||United States||995,000||33||17|
|8||Allen Kessler||United States||900,000||30||15|
|9||Christopher Chung||United States||825,000||28||14|
|10||James Williams||United States||760,000||25||13|
Another Huge Field Turns Out for the $600 NLHE/PLO Mix
Some 2,758 players turned out for Event #31: $600 No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack but only 122 of those starters had chips in front of them at the end of the 22nd level.
Troy Nowlin (2,200,000) emerged with the chip lead once the dust had settled; Nowlin was the only Day 1 player to finish with more than two million chips.
Charlie Combes (1,405,000) bagged and tagged enough chips for 11th place at the restart, with fellow Brit and two-time bracelet winner Barny Boatman (900,000) also progressing to Day 2.
Others to look out for in the PokerNews live updates include the likes of Ian O'Hara (1,020,000), Matthew Wantman (870,000), Irish Open champion Patrick Clarke (675,000), Michael Moncek (545,000), and Phillip Hui (300,000).
Day 2 shuffles up nice and early at 10:00 a.m. on June 14, and PokerNews will be on the ground throughout proceedings until the champion is known.
Event #31: $600 No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack Top 10 Chip Counts
|Rank||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Troy Nowlin||United States||2,200,000||73|
|2||Hassan Tahsildar||United States||1,860,000||62|
|5||Sridhar Sangannagari||United States||1,645,000||55|
|6||Scott Dulaney||United States||1,575,000||53|
|7||Peter Ng||United States||1,555,000||52|
|8||Kasey Orr||United States||1,550,000||52|
|9||Dave Banerjee||United States||1,520,000||51|
|10||Jason Stockfish||United States||1,450,000||48|
Hunichen Bags $3,000 NLHE 6-Max Day 1 Chip Lead
Chris "Big Huni" Hunichen bagged the largest stack of the 57 surviving players in Event #32: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em (6-Handed). Hunichen crammed 2,405,000 chips into an overnight bag, and has given himself every chance to becoming a WSOP bracelet winner.
Short-handed events always attract seasoned professionals, and this tournament was no different. Asher Conniff (2,170,000), Ian Matakis (1,560,000), Roman Hrabec (1,515,000), and Noah Schwartz (1,450,00) each bagged and tagged top ten stacks.
Ben Diebold (1,035,000), Jareth East (975,000), Maria Ho (860,000), Eric Baldwin (795,000), Paul Volpe (765,000), Alex Foxen (750,000), and WSOP Main Event winners Martin Jacobson (465,000) and Ryan Riess (390,000) also return for another spell at the felt.
Noon local time on June 14 is when the battle recommences. Join PokerNews then for all the updates from this star-studded event.
Event #32: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em (6-Handed) Top 10 Chip Counts
|Rank||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Chris Hunichen||United States||2,405,000||80|
|2||Asher Conniff||United States||2,170,000||72|
|3||Ken Fishman||United States||1,805,000||60|
|4||Ian Matakis||United States||1,560,000||52|
|5||Roman Hrabec||Czech Republic||1,515,000||51|
|6||Peter Rabin||United States||1,480,000||49|
|7||Mark Ioli||United States||1,470,000||49|
|8||Noah Schwartz||United States||1,450,000||48|
|9||Eshaan Bhalla||United States||1,440,000||48|
Thung Tops the $10,000 Razz Championship Day 1 Field; Owen in the Top 3
Event #33: $10,000 Razz Championship saw 102 players buy in and 54 progress, although those numbers are subject to change because late registration remains open until Day 2 starts. We already know Shaun Deeb is keen to jump into this event after his fifth bracelet win, so that is one extra player for Day 2.
High-stakes non-hold'em events attract elite players like moths to a flame. Although Roy Thung (303,000) bagged up the chip lead, the likes of Scott Bohlman (271,000), Adam Owen (252,000), Bryce Yockey (244,500), Brian Yoon (241,500), Brad Ruben (214,000), and Dan Zack (203,000) are not going to let Thung have everything his own way.
Further down the overnight chip counts is where you find such stars as Ben Yu (160,000), Dutch Boyd (137,000), Talal Shakerchi (136,500), John Hennigan (127,000), Brandon Shack-Harris (86,500), Anthony Zinno (83,000), Brian Rast (80,500), and Nick Schulman (77,000).
Day 2 kicks off at 1:00 p.m. local time sharp on June 14, the PokerNews live reporting team will see you then.
Event #33: $10,000 Razz Championship Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Roy Thung||United States||303,000|
|2||Scott Bohlman||United States||271,000|
|3||David Funkhouser||United States||257,000|
|4||Adam Owen||United Kingdom||252,000|
|5||Bryce Yockey||United States||244,500|
|6||Brian Yoon||United States||241,500|
|7||Brad Ruben||United States||214,000|
|9||Daniel Zack||United States||203,000|
|10||Noah Bronstein||United States||197,000|
What to Expect on Day 16 of the 2023 WSOP
There are three new events for you to feast your eyes on, each kicking off at various points of June 14. Event #34: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha should attract yet another large field, as should the super-exciting Event #35: $10,000 Secret Bounty, which is a new event for 2023, one where $3,000 from each buy-in goes into the bounty prize pool.
Event #36: $3,000 Nine Game Mix is not to be missed if you love your mixed game tournaments.
Of course, running alongside these new tournaments are Event #28: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout, Event #29: $100,000 High Roller, Event #30: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw, Event #31: $600 No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack, Event #32: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em (6-Handed), and Event #33: $10,000 Razz Championship.
It is going to be a busy one, so make sure you do not miss any of the action from the 2023 WSOP.
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In this Series
- 1 2023 WSOP Day 1: Big Guns Turn Out in Force for the $25K High Roller; Razaei Leads
- 2 2023 WSOP Day 2: First Bracelet of the Series Awarded; Hallay Leads High Roller
- 3 2023 WSOP Day 3: Andrew Kelsall Leads the Final 11 of the Dealer's Choice
- 4 2023 WSOP Day 4: Polk Advances to Sweet 16 in $25K HU, Eveslage Wins Second Bracelet
- 5 2023 WSOP Day 5: Polk Makes Final Four as Shaun Deeb Chases Stud Title
- 6 2023 WSOP Day 6: Four Bracelets Awarded; Eveslage Aiming for Back-to-Back Wins
- 7 2023 WSOP Day 7: Three Champions Crowned; Chosen One Eveslage Does it Again
- 8 2023 WSOP Day 8: Calvin Anderson Spins It Up in the High Roller
- 9 2023 WSOP Day 9: Could We See the First Female Champion of the Series?
- 10 2023 WSOP Day 10: Action-Packed Day Sees Three Bracelets Awarded
- 11 2023 WSOP Day 11: One Bracelet Awarded; $50k High Roller Kicks Off
- 12 2023 WSOP Day 12: Alex Foxen Chases Second Bracelet In $50k Event
- 13 2023 WSOP Day 13: Shaun Deeb Bags Another WSOP Chip Lead; Seidel Gunning for 10th Bracelet
- 14 2023 WSOP Day 14: Lamb Leads Stacked Omaha Hi-Lo Championship Final Table
- 15 2023 WSOP Day 15: Arends Leads the $100K; Lamb and Deeb Capture Gold Bracelets
- 16 2023 WSOP Day 16: Five Shiny Bracelets Find New Homes
- 17 2023 WSOP Day 17: Razz Championship Spills Over into Day 4
- 18 2023 WSOP Day 18: First Bracelet For Wong; Kornuth Bags Big in $250K
- 19 2023 WSOP Day 19: Benny Glaser Chases Fifth Bracelet
- 20 2023 WSOP Day 20: Johnny Chan in the Hunt for Bracelet No. 11
- 21 2023 WSOP Day 21: Cates Terminated from the $50K PPC
- 22 2023 WSOP Day 22: Ashton Hunting for Second $50K PPC Title
- 23 2023 WSOP Day 23: Ivey Falls Short of His 11th Bracelet
- 24 2023 WSOP Day 24: Five Bracelets Awarded; More Records Broken
- 25 2023 WSOP Day 25: Halatenko Leads Final Five Into Day 4 of $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship
- 26 2023 WSOP Day 26: Phil Hellmuth Makes The Final 17 of $10,000 H.O.R.S.E.
- 27 2023 WSOP Day 27: Heimiller; Matusow, and Gorodinsky Shine Brightly
- 28 2023 WSOP Day 28: Chance Kornuth Continues Crushing
- 29 2023 WSOP Day 29: Negreanu Finishes Another Day 1 With a Big Stack
- 30 2023 WSOP Day 30: Erik Seidel Seeking His 10th WSOP Bracelet
- 31 2023 WSOP Day 31: Vitor Dzivielevski Hoping to Join His Brother in the Bracelet Club
- 32 2023 WSOP Day 32: Dzivielevski Brothers Chasing Gold, Both Run Deep
- 33 2023 WSOP Day 33: Three Bracelets Won as Shiina Okamoto Leads The Ladies Event
- 34 2023 WSOP Day 34: Excitement Builds for the $10,000 Main Event!
- 35 2023 WSOP Day 35: The Wait is Over! The $10,000 Main Event Shuffles up and Deals!
- 36 2023 WSOP Day 36: Main Event Continues Growing During Fourth of July Celebrations
- 37 2023 WSOP Day 37: Main Event Looks Set to Obliterate the Attendance Record
- 38 2023 WSOP Day 38: Main Event Shatters Its Attendance Record
- 39 2023 WSOP Day 39: No Repeat Main Event Champion as Espen Jorstad Gets Eliminated
- 40 2023 WSOP Day 40: Maurice Hawkins Leads Main Event into Day 3
- 41 2023 WSOP Day 41: Morgan Petro Bags Big Lucky 7's Stack; Kornuth Continues Crushing
- 42 2023 WSOP Day 42: Arieh Claims the $25K H.O.R.S.E. Day 1 Chip Lead
- 43 2023 WSOP Day 43: Three-Hour Bubble Sees $25K H.O.R.S.E. Get Stuck in the Mud
- 44 2023 WSOP Day 44: Wang Claims $50,000 High Roller Chip Lead
- 45 2023 WSOP Day 45: Kulev Set to Claim $50K High Roller Title
- 46 2023 WSOP Day 46: Friedman Gets Closer To Sixth Bracelet
- 47 2023 WSOP Day 47: Another Deep Run for Hellmuth; Pupillo Final Three in Mixed Event
- 48 2023 WSOP Day 48: Reard In a Dominant Position in the $10K NLHE 6-Max Championship
- 49 2023 WSOP Day 49: John Juanda Could Join an Exclusive Club
- 50 2023 WSOP Day 50: Can The Last Person Out Please Turn Off The Lights?