After two full days of play in Event #64: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack Championship at the 2023 World Series of Poker at Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas, only 44 hopefuls remain in the hunt for WSOP gold.
A total of 4,303 players joined the action to create a prize pool of $2,194,530, with the eventual winner taking home $270,972 and a coveted gold bracelet.
When the dust settled on Day 2, it was Cade Lautenbacher who bagged the biggest stack with 7,205,000. Close on his heels are Jonathan Fhima (6,665,000) and Julian Pineda (5,860,000), who round out the top three.
Lautenbacher is an Atlanta native with only $15,559 in live tournament earnings, according to The Hendon Mob. Although Lautenbacher is fairly new to the live scene, he has already taken down a WSOP bracelet in the 2022 $1,000 No Limit Hold'em - Online Bracelet Championship on WSOP.com for $28,829 and will have his sights set on another title here.
Top Ten Chip Counts
|Rank||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Cade Lautenbacher||United States||7,205,000||72|
|4||Joe Ebanks||United States||5,355,000||54|
|5||Will Thysell||United States||5,100,000||51|
|6||Ahmed Karrim||South Africa||5,075,000||51|
|9||Dominic Cabuhat||United States||4,425,000||44|
Day 2 Action
A total of 543 returned to the Orange section of Horseshoe to battle it out on the green felts. Many notables came back today with hopes of a deep run, but some who weren’t fortunate enough to find a bag included Kristen Deardorff (427th - $1,200), Conrad Simpson (398th - $1,200), Martin Zamani (336th - $1,299), Matt Affleck (293rd - $1,418, and Daniel Sepiol (112th - $2,217), who managed to catch fire early on but couldn’t keep that momentum going to finish in 112th place.
Those who managed to find a bag included bracelet winners Joe Ebanks (5,355,000), Howard Mash (3,940,000), and Erik Cajelais (2,660,000). Also still in the running is Day 1 chip leader Steven Stolzenfeld (2,635,000), David Guay (2,100,000) and Sacha Cohen (2,035,000) to name a few.
The remaining 44 will return to the Gold section of Horseshoe tomorrow, June 30th at 10 a.m. Vegas time. The plan is to play down to five players and return on July 1st to crown a winner. The blinds will resume at Level 28 with 50,000/100,000 and a 100,000 big blind ante. There will be a 15-minute break every two levels and a dinner break after Level 33 at around 4:30 p.m.
Be sure to keep it with PokerNews as we come closer to crowning a new champion in Event #64: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack Championship at the 2023 WSOP.