2023 WSOP Day 5: Polk Makes Final Four as Shaun Deeb Chases Stud Title
Table Of Contents
- Doug Polk Will Return for $25k Heads Up Championship Semifinal
- 2023 WSOP Event #8: $25,000 Heads Up Championship Full Bracket
- Ronnie Day Is The Champion of Champions in This Year's TOC
- Event #4: Tournament of Champions Final Table Results
- Sabishchenko: From A Chip and a Chair To Runner Up
- Event #7: $1,500 Limit Hold’em Final Table Results
- John Hennigan Leads Dealer's Choice Rast and Baker follow
- Event #10: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts
- Mystery Millions Attracts 18,188 Entries
- Event #3: Mystery Millions Top Ten Chip Counts (Day 1s Combined)
- Stacked Final Table is Set for $1,500 Seven Card Stud
- Event #9: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Final Table Seat Draw
Day 5 of the 2023 World Series of Poker hosted by Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas, has come to an end. There were lows as players found themselves outside the rail, but there were plenty of highs too.
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Doug Polk Will Return for $25k Heads Up Championship Semifinal
Doug Polk has a serious reputation as a heads-up shark. That reputation is standing up to the heat of competition this year as he heads into the round of four in Event #8: $25,000 Heads Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship
Polk will be facing off against Chris Brewer tomorrw, while the other bracket pits Sean Winter against Chanracy Khun.
When asked about his match with Brewer, Polk said, "It should be a fun one. I’ve played Chris a bunch online. When I was prepping for my match against Daniel Negreanu, we played a good chunk of hands, and I smashed him pretty good. But he played pretty well. His frequencies and stuff were quite good, quite balanced."
The heads-up action returns Sunday at 4 p.m. Vegas time. You can follow tomorrow's action on PokerNews and by live stream (with a one-hour delay) on PokerGO from 5 p.m. onwards.
2023 WSOP Event #8: $25,000 Heads Up Championship Full Bracket
Ronnie Day Is The Champion of Champions in This Year's TOC
Ronnie Day won his seat in this year's Event #4: Tournament of Champions by taking down a $400 WSOPC ring event in Indiana. He managed to turn that $400 seat and a ring into $200,000 and a bracelet when he won the Tournament of Champions outright.
"It’s so surreal right now," Day said of his victory. "It’s unbelievable, I don’t even know how to explain it."
This TOC is a unique freeroll event. Players can only enter by invite, and invites are only available to winners of WSOP bracelets or WSOPC rings in the last year.
Event #4: Tournament of Champions Final Table Results
|1||Ronnie Day||United States||$200,000|
|2||Brent Gregory||United States||$120,000|
|3||Patrick White||United States||$87,000|
|4||Hunter McClelland||United States||$63,000|
|5||Wissam Gahshan||United States||$46,000|
|7||Barry Schultz||United States||$26,000|
|8||Daniel Marx||United States||$20,000|
|9||Zachary Gruneberg||United States||$16,000|
Sabishchenko: From A Chip and a Chair To Runner Up
The second bracelet of the day went to Ukrainian player Vadim Shlez in Event #7: $1,500 Limit Hold’em. Despite the US heavy field, Shlez found himself in the unusual position of playing a fellow countryman, Rostyslav Sabishchenko, heads-up for the gold.
There was a cheery air of camaraderie even as they tried to take each other's chips. The slava ultimately went to Shlez, who took down $146,835 for first.
However, Sabishchenko's second-place finish also deserves plaudits after he came back from being down to just one big blind on Day 2. He turned two chips and a chair into $90,753.
Event #7: $1,500 Limit Hold’em Final Table Results
|3||Kerry Welsh||United States||$63,577|
|4||Raul Celaya||United States||$45,301|
|5||John Armbrust||United States||$32,840|
|6||Chairud Vangchailued||United States||$24,228|
|8||David "ODB" Baker||United States||$13,917|
John Hennigan Leads Dealer's Choice Rast and Baker follow
John "World" Hennigan has the chip lead with 309,500 when Day 2 of Event #10: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship reconvenes tomorrow.
Hennigan has six WSOP bracelets to his name, but he is dogged in the chip rankings by plenty of other bracelet winners. With 114 entries left, and more late registrations to come, Hennigan can't sit still. Marco Johnson is right on his tail with 297,500 in chips and three-time bracelet winner David Bach is in third with 273,000.
These players and more will be back at the table on June 4 at 1 p.m. local time to play another seven 90-minute blind levels.
Event #10: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||John Hennigan||United States||309,500|
|2||Marco Johnson||United States||297,500|
|3||David Bach||United States||273,000|
|5||Larry Tull||United States||208,500|
|6||Ray Henson||United States||203,000|
|7||Patrick Leonard||United Kingdom||202,500|
|8||Zack Freeman||United States||202,000|
|9||Brian Rast||United States||190,000|
|10||David "Bakes" Baker||United States||190,000|
Mystery Millions Attracts 18,188 Entries
With the close of Day 1d action late last night, the combined tally for entries to Event #3: $1,000 Mystery Millions hit 18,188.
Just 477 players survived the 8,061-player field on Day 1d, bringing the total number of Day 2 players to 1,005. Everyone in Day 2 is already in the money, but more excitingly, Day 2 is also when the mystery bounties start. The randomized bounties with a guaranteed top prize of $1,000,000.
The event resumes early tomorrow with a Day 2 kick-off at 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 4.
Event #3: Mystery Millions Top Ten Chip Counts (Day 1s Combined)
|Rank||Name||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Ronan Nally||United Kingdom||2,820,000||71|
|2||Francis Anderson||United States||2,750,000||69|
|3||Shaun Davis||United States||2,475,000||62|
|4||Calvin Anderson||United States||2,390,000||60|
|6||Zachary Wilson||United States||2,350,000||59|
|7||Bohdan Slyvinskyi||United States||2,310,000||58|
|8||Stanley Lee||United States||2,280,000||57|
|9||Joseph Dornish||United States||2,250,000||56|
|10||David Gonia||United States||2,245,000||56|
Stacked Final Table is Set for $1,500 Seven Card Stud
For a small event, Event #9: $1,500 Seven Card Stud has pulled together some big names.
Playing from 101 players to the final nine on Day 2, distilled the field down to a table that includes Shaun Deeb, Tim Frazin, John Monnette, and Nick Schulman.
Event #9: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Final Table Seat Draw
|Seat||Player||Hometown||Chip Count||Big Bets|
|1||Shaun Deeb||Troy, New York||675,000||8|
|2||Bruce Levitt||Los Angeles, Califorinia||665,000||8|
|3||Andrew Hasdal||Chicago, Illinois||770,000||9|
|4||Tim Frazin||Dallas, Texas||430,000||5|
|5||Tab Thiptinnakon||Downey, California||1,135,000||14|
|6||Hojeong Lee||Brick, NJ||1,140,000||14|
|7||John Monnette||Las Vegas, Nevada||1,985,000||24|
|8||Nick Schulman||Manhattan, New York||1,375,000||17|
|9||DJ Buckley||Eden Prarie, Minnesota||880,000||11|
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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?