Joe "jimjam01" Serock Wins 2023 WSOP Online Event #7: $500 PLO 6-Max ($93,911)

Joe Serock

After a swift 10 hours and 15 minutes of play, Joe "jimjam01" Serock was crowned the champion of the Online Event #7: $500 PLO 6-Max. Serock came back from a considerable chip deficit heads-up to overpower opponent Millard "meekmill" Hale. Not only does Serock lay claim to the top prize of $93,911, but will also get his hands on the coveted golden WSOP bracelet for this inaugural online event.

This is Serock’s fifth cash of the 2023 WSOP, with this result bringing a career-first bracelet to compliment his current $102,522 of World Series cashes within the last three weeks.

A total of 608 entries generated a prize pool of $504,900, of which 167 players were paid. Each player that squeaked into the money earned $706 for their finish, while the six finalists received a guaranteed $15,752.

Event #7: $500 PLO 6-Max Final Table Results

RankPlayerCountryPrize (USD)
1Joe "jimjam01" SerockUnited States$93,911
2Millard "meekmill" HaleUnited States$58,013
3Thomas "lultaxpayers" HallUnited Kingdom$41,048
4Steve "gborooo" GrossUnited States$29,435
5Christian "Quad7s" LoucasUnited States$21,407
6theBAGELUnited States$15,752

Notable names who made the money include Ian "IanMa" Matakis (17th), who won the $500 No Limit Hold'em - Bankroll Builder (Online Bracelet Event 2) earlier this year. As well as Tom "lultaxpayers" Hall (3rd), who continues adding to his already impressive lifetime earnings of $3,008,780 with his final table finish.

Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu busted short of the money places

Big names to fall short of their next WSOP cash included Daniel "DNegs" Negreanu, Kristen "krissyb24" Bicknell, Phil "Lumestackin" Hellmuth and Phil "HeyGuys" Galfond.

Final Table Action

"theBAGEL" was the first player to depart this final table as Hall came back from behind as his two-pair improved into a full house, beating "theBAGEL"’s straight, and sending them to the rail.

The accolade of fifth place lay with Christian "Quad7s" Loucas after all the money went in preflop against Hale. Loucas was no match for Hale’s kings, and he departed in fifth for $21,407.

Steve Gross
Online poker crusher Steve Gross

Steve "gborooo" Gross left preceding in fourth place as an ace on the turn improved Serock to a higher pair eliminating Gross in the process.

The one and only player not from the united states on the final table, Hall, busted in third. Hall found himself all in preflop with a pair of kings against the aces of Serock; Hall was the first player to be eliminated in a podium position.

In secnd place came Hale. After a valiant effort in his heads-up battle, Hale fell short of bracelet glory, exiting the tournament $58,013 richer.

Out of 608 players, only one remained: Serock. Serock came back from a two-to-one chip deficit to take down Hale and claim first place as the inaugural champion of this online event.

That wraps up the coverage of Online Event #7: $500 PLO 6-Max. Be sure to stick with PokerNews for all of the coverage from the rest of the 2023 World Series of Poker at the Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas.

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  • Joe Serock's fifth cash of the 2023 WSOp was a first place finish in the $500 PLO 6-max online event.

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