2023 WSOP Day 6: Four Bracelets Awarded; Eveslage Aiming for Back-to-Back Wins

Chad Eveslage

Sunday is a day of rest for millions of people globally, but there was no time for resting on June 4 at the 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP) at the Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas. It was a super busy day with six live and two online events, and four gold bracelets awarded!

Chanracy Khun won the $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship after defeating heads-up guru Doug Polk in the final match-up. Khun walked away with his first WSOP bracelet plus $507,020 in prize money.

The second bracelet awarded on June 4 went to Nick Schulman, who came out on top in the $1,500 Seven Card Stud event. Schulman banked $110,800 and the fourth WSOP bracelet of his long and illustrious career.

The other two bracelets went to champions of the pair of online events.

Ian "IanMa" Matakis triumphed in the $500 No-Limit Hold'em Bankroll Builder, and saw his bankroll swell by $120,686.

Ryan "dna2rna" Hughes took down the $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack for $145,059, denying Shaun "fortnite" Deeb what would have been his sixth bracelet. Hughes is now a three-time WSOP champion.

Eveslage Looking for Back-to-Back Dealer's Choice Titles

Chad Eveslage won his second WSOP bracelet in Event #5: $1,500 Dealer' Choice (6-Handed) a few days ago, and now he is in the driving seat in Event #10: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship.

Eveslage bagged a tournament-leading stack of 1,371,000 chips at the end of 17 levels of play. During that time, the record-setting 130-strong field was whittled to a more manageable 13, with those 13 mixed game specialists returning to their seats from 2:00 p.m. local time on June 5.

Nine of the 13 returnees have won at least one bracelet. They include Marco Johnson (925,000), Ari Engel (767,000), Day 1 chip leader John Hennigan (519,000), and Mike Gorodinsky (496,000).

Play resumes at 2:00 p.m. local time on June 5, so join us then to see if Eveslage clinches another Dealer's Choice title.

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Two Million Dollar Bounties Pulled Out in Event #3

Shant Marashlian Wins First $1,000,000 Bounty
Shant Marashlian Wins First $1,000,000 Bounty

Day 2 of Event #3: $1,000 Mystery Millions started with 1,006 returning players but ended with only 30 of them in the mix for the title, bracelet, and the $1 million top prize.

Two players became instant millionaires thanks to the WSOP adding a second mystery bounty to the pot that tipped the scales at $1 million. Shant Marashlian pulled out the first $1 million mystery bounty, with Patrick Liang capturing the other seven-figure prize.

Klint Tevaearai and Eric Baldwin pulled a $500,000 and $250,000 bounty, respectively.

Guang Chen (64,000,000) is the chip leader going into Day 3. Chen leads from Steven Thompson (52,300,000) and Jaime Madrigal (45,200,000).

The likes of Chris Hunichen (30,200,000), AP Garza (24,300,000), and Dan Shak (14,300,000) are also in the mix.

Event #3: Mystery Millions Top 10 Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Guang ChenUnited States64,000,00053
2Steven ThompsonCosta Rica52,300,00044
3Jaime MadrigalUnited States45,200,00038
4Christian RobertsVenezuela41,200,00034
5Ryan McKnightUnited States40,200,00034
6Jonah LabrancheUnited States32,600,00027
7Tram PhamUnited States31,300,00026
8Chris HunichenUnited States30,200,00025
9Tyler BrownUnited States28,300,00024
10Gareth DevereuxUnited Kingdom27,100,00023

Play resumes at 12:00 p.m. local time on June 5, and PokerNews will be providing live and exclusive coverage throughout proceedings.

Phil Hellmuth reaches Day 2 of the $600 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack

Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth

Some 6,085 players bought into Event #11: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack but only 318 of them had chips requiring bagging and tagging at the end of a frantic day.

A certain Phil Hellmuth (665,000) navigated his way through to Day 2, and his quest to reel in his 17th WSOP bracelet continues.

Joining Hellmuth are the likes of Kevin Daily (1,915,000), Michael Souza (1,500,000), Frederik Brink (1,150,000), David Jackson (705,000), Erik Cajelais (680,000), Farzad Bonyadi (640,000), and Owais Ahmed (485,000).

Event #11: No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack Top 10 Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Kevin DailyUnited States1,915,00064
2Garen ZobianUnited States1,780,00059
3Fabio PinhodamasoPortugal1,750,00058
4Chahn JungUnited States1,700,00057
5Ryan JohnsonUnited States1,535,00051
6Michael SouzaUnited States1,500,00050
7Pat NguyenUnited States1,440,00048
8Roberto GordonUnited States1,425,00048
9Benjamin TestonUnited States1,420,00047
10Brian ChanleyUnited States1,400,00047

The cards are back in the air from 10:00 a.m. on June 5, so join us then for all of the updates from this event.

Metalidi Bags Chip Lead in the $5,000 Freezeout

Artem Metalidi
Artem Metalidi

Ukraine's Artem Metalidi made the most of his one and only bullet in Event #12: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout, turning his 50,000 starting stack into 796,000, the most of any of the 148 advancing players.

Metalidi finished in eighth place in the 2018 WSOP Main Event, and will be hopeful of going seven places deeper in this star-studded event

Some 735 players bought in, resulting in a $3,381,000 prize pool and a $649,550 top prize. Still in contention for that impressive first-place prize are such luminaries as Ben Heath (480,000), Josh Arieh (436,000), Jim Collopy (342,000), Cherish Andrews (240,000), and Lawrence Brandt (200,000).

Event #12: $5,000 NLHE Freezeout Top 10 Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Artem MetalidiUkraine796,000100
2Julio DelgadoUnited States728,00091
3Adekunle OlonohUnited States709,00089
4Ruan ZhuangUnited States597,00075
5Matthew HuntUnited Kingdom519,00065
6Michael RodriguesPortugal508,00064
7Masaya HayamiJapan505,00063
8Nathan RusslerUnited States494,00062
9Andrew OstapchenkoUnited States486,00061
10Orson YoungUnited States480,00060

This event resumes at 1:00 p.m. local time on June 5, and PokerNews will provide updates through the scheduled ten 60-minute levels.

What Lies in Store For Day 7 of the WSOP?

2023 WSOP Gold Bracelet
2023 WSOP Gold Bracelet

June 5 is another busy day at the Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas, with a bunch of bracelet-awarding events taking place.

Event #3: $1,000 Mystery Millions and Event #10: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship should crown their respective champions, while Event #11: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack and Event #12: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout continue.

Two more events kick off, too: Event #13: $600 Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack and Event #14: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship.

As always, PokerNews is the place for your 2023 World Series of Poker live updates.

  • Four players became poker champions and gold bracelet recipients on Day 6 of the 2023 WSOP.

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