2023 WSOP Day 41: Morgan Petro Bags Big Lucky 7's Stack; Kornuth Continues Crushing
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Day 41 of the 2023 World Series of Poker at the Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas had three events taking place, with the bulk of the vast tournament areas taken up by the massive Main Event field. The Main Event lost over half of its players, with 1,517 of the 3,538 returnees bagging up at the close of play.
The day also saw the third and final flight of the $777 Lucky 7's event conclude.
Another player got their hands on a coveted gold bracelet, and Thomas Skaggs is that champion. Skaggs came out on top in Event #78: $1,500 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha, defeating the Netherlands' David Hu heads-up to capture $171,742 and his first
Morgan Petro Bags Up Lucky 7's Day 1c Chip Lead
The third and final start day of Event #77: $777 Lucky 7's drew in 3,444 entrants, taking the total attendance to an impressive 7,323 players. Only 154 of the Day 1c players bagged and tagged stack at the close of play, meaning 317 hopefuls return to the action on Day 2.
Morgan Petro bagged up a cool 3,100,000 chips at the close of play, which is just enough for the Day 1c chip lead. Shawn Daniels (2,945,000) was almost the flight's chip leader, while Toshimasa Sakato (2,360,000) finished in third.
Bracelet winner David Miscikowski (1,940,000) ended Day 1c tenth in chips, while the likes of Michael Rodrigues (1,400,000), Rafael Reis (1,065,000), Lara Eisenberg (850,000), Chino Rheem (820,000), Mike Gorodinsky (785,000), Loni Hui (675,000), and David "ODB" Baker also punched their Day 2 tickets.
Cards are back in the air from 10:00 a.m. local time on July 10, with Stepan Vinokurov (3,315,000) leading the 317 survivors back into the action. PokerNews' live reporting team will be on the ground through the day as the field whittles down towards a champion.
Event #77: $777 Lucky 7's Day 1c Top 10 Chip Counts
|Rank||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Morgan Petro||United States||3,100,000||78|
|2||Shawn Daniels||United States||2,945,000||74|
|4||James Chavanarojrit||United States||2,345,000||59|
|5||Hai Nguyen||United States||2,060,000||52|
|6||Andrew Flaherty||United States||2,000,000||50|
|7||Viet Vo||United States||2,000,000||50|
|10||David Miscikowski||United States||1,940,000||49|
Kornuth Continues His Epic Run of Form
Chance Kornuth can seemingly do nothing wrong at the poker table of late. The popular pro has won over $3.6 million in 2023 alone, and is now second in chip going into Day 4 of Event #76: $10,000 WSOP Main Event World Championship.
Kornuth finished Day 3 with 1,887,000 chips in his stack, and with a realistic shot of walking away with a life-changing $12.1 million top prize. Only Antonio Mallol Heredia (1,899,000) has more chips than Kornuth, and only just.
Liran Betito (1,775,000), Pei Li (1,742,000), and Nicholas "Dirty DIaper" Rigby (1,719,000) round out the overnight top five.
As you would expect from a record-breaking field, there are some legitimate superstars among the surviving Day 3 players. Chris Brewer (1,447,000) finds himself in the top 20, with the like of Faraz Jaka (1,378,000), Jesse Lonis (1,188,000), Stephen Chidwick (1,106,000), Yuri Dzivielevski (1,059,000), and Maurice Hawkins (1,028,000) each having the welcomed problem of having to fit more than one million chips into an overnight bag.
Others still in the hunt include 2010 WSOP Main Event runner-up John Racener (950,000), Julien Martini (870,000), the 2003 champion Chris Moneymaker (778,000), Dominik Nitsche (680,000), Alex Foxen (637,000), and the 2017 WSOP Main Event champion Scott Blumstein (618,000).
Day 4 commences at 12:00 p.m. local time on July 10, with the plan to complete another five 120-minute levels. The money bubble will burst early into proceedings, with 1,507 players receiving at least $15,000 for there efforts, and only 1,517 players returning to their seats.
Event #76: $10,000 WSOP Main Event World Championship Day 3 Top 10 Chip Counts
|Rank||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Antonio Mallol Heredia||United States||1,899,000||237|
|2||Chance Kornuth||United States||1,887,000||236|
|5||Nicholas Rigby||United States||1,719,000||215|
|7||Michael Duek||United States||1,678,000||210|
|9||Mason Vieth||United States||1,602,000||200|
|10||Michael Monroig||United States||1,552,000||194|
What to Expect on Day 42 of the 2023 WSOP
July 10 is the 42nd day of the 2023 WSOP, and things are starting to pick up again now that the Main Event's field is down to a more manageable level.
In addition to Day 4 of Event #76: $10,000 WSOP Main Event World Championship, and Day 2 of Event #77: $777 Lucky 7's taking place, two new tournaments shuffle up and deal.
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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?