2023 World Series of Poker

Event #89: $1,000 Flip & Go Presented by GGPoker
Day: 1
Event Info

2023 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
100,000 / 200,000
Players Info - Day 1
Players Left

Chen in Control; Leads Final 18 into Day 2 of Flip & Go

Level 12 : Blinds 15,000/30,000, 30,000 ante
Pete Chen
Pete Chen

Another day of hot poker action took place at the World Series of Poker 2023 at Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas. Event #89: $1,000 FLIP & GO No-Limit Hold'em saw 128 players make it through the Flip stage of this unique tournament, which draws its inspiration from the GGPoker's online variant bearing the same name.

Those players who made it through the Flip stage were then whittled down to a final 18 over the course of 12 levels of more typical poker action. The total prize pool is $1,182,810 with $160,490 reserved for the eventual champion.

Poker regular Pete Chen bagged up the most chips at the close of play with an impressive 2,990,000 in his stack with which to start Day 2. Right behind him is James Bullimore (1,840,000) and rounding out the top three is Mason Vieth (1,715,000).

Other notables who return for Day 2 include bracelet winners Kevin Eyster (815,000), Jesse Lonis (1,120,000), and David Williams (725,000).

Top Ten Chip Counts

PlacePlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Pete ChenTaiwan2,990,00075
2James BullimoreUnited Kingdom1,840,00046
3Mason ViethUnited States1,715,00043
4Jack SalterUnited Kingdom1,675,00042
5Dong MengUnited States1,420,00036
6Xizhe YuanUnited Kingdom1,245,00031
7Eric WassersonUnited States1,200,00030
8Jesse LonisUnited States1,120,00028
9Drew GonzalezUnited States960,00024
10Brady HinneganCanada945,00024

The action was fast paced throughout the tournament portion of the event, as players were not at all afraid to get their chips into the middle. The result was a plethora of bustouts early on.

Some big names who were eliminated in the tournament portion included Shaun Deeb, Koray Aldemir, Shannon Shorr, and this tournament’s poster child Scott Seiver (who only took six bullets to make the money this year).

Scott Seiver
Scott Seiver

ACR Ambassador Ebony Kenney suffered a bad beat early on, getting it all in with ace-king against the ace-queen of Yuchung Chang. Of course, the queen appeared on the turn to send her home.

Williams also ran up an impressive stack after busting Colton Blomberg. Williams snap-called with a set of eights against Blomberg's turn shove with a gutter straight flush draw that bricked on the river. Unfortunately, Williams' resulting big stack was cut back down within the same level when he got involved with a big hand versus Chen in a set-over-set situation that rocketed Chen into the chip lead.

Even more exciting action is promised for Day 2 as players return at 12:00 p.m. local time in the Horseshoe on July 15th. The blinds will be 20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 big blind ante.

There is sure to be plenty of action with this lineup, so make sure to tune into PokerNews for all of your updates!

Tags: Brady HinneganColton BlombergDavid WilliamsDong MengDrew GonzalezEbony KenneyEric WassersonJack SalterJames BullimoreJesse LonisKevin EysterKoray AldemirMason ViethPete ChenScott SeiverShaun DeebXizhe YuanYuchung Chang