2023 World Series of Poker

Event #79: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Day: 2
Event Info

2023 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
400,000 / 800,000
Players Info - Day 2
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Davies Looks For First Bracelet in the Star-Studded $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em Day 2

Seth Davies
Seth Davies

As the series nears it’s close, Event #79: $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em has 310 players returning for Day 2 with hopes of securing a prestigious bracelet. The event that saw 1,349 players enter last year, saw a much higher turnout of 2,070 entries creating a prize pool worth $4,601,300 and a first place prize of $682,436 to go along with the bracelet.

Leading the way into the day is respected high-stakes player Seth Davies, who comes into today with a whopping 1,113,000. Over the past few years on the high-stakes circuit, Davies has carved out a reputation as one of the most respectable and best players in the game today. Despite all of this a WSOP bracelet has eluded him thus far, as his best WSOP finish was in 2021, fourth place in the $250,000 No-Limit Hold’em for $930,791. With $21,193,154 in reported live earnings and the massive chip lead, he will be a force to be reckoned with coming into the second day of this event.

Day 2 Top Ten Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Seth DaviesUnited States1,113,000111
2Ramon FernandezSpain1,025,000103
3Alex LindopUnited Kingdom858,00086
4Valentyn ShabelnykUkraine776,00078
5Daniel RuddUnited Kingdom774,00077
6Diego Vaz SorgattoBrazil757,00076
7Galen HallUnited States743,00074
8Alex GreenblattUnited States739,00074
9Elias FiszNetherlands690,00069
10Ignas JasineviciusLithuania682,00068

Other notables that made it through Day 1 include Viet Vo (595,000), Joey Couden (516,000), Brazilian bracelet winners Renan Bruschi (493,000) and Rafael Reis (475,000), Jake Schwartz (201,000), Chad Eveslage (171,000), Brian Yoon (93,000), and 2021 WSOP Main Event champion Koray Aldemir (154,000). Each one of them is looking to collect this bracelet and add to their own illustrious resumes.

Players will return to the Horseshoe Ballroom at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 11th. The blinds have increased to 60 minutes each, rather than the previous 40 minutes per level. The day will begin at Level 18 with blinds at 5,000/10,000 and a 10,000 big blind ante. Ten levels will be played with a 15-minute break following the completion of every two levels, with a 60-minute dinner break to occur at the end of Level 23 (about 4:30 p.m.).

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Tags: Alex GreenblattAlex LindopBrian YoonChad EveslageDaniel RuddDiego VazsorgattoElias FiszGalen HallIgnas JasineviciusJake SchwartzJoey CoudenKoray AldemirRafael ReisRamon FernandezRenan BruschiSeth DaviesValentyn ShabelnykViet Vo