Day 1 of Event #91: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. at the 2023 World Series of Poker at Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas has come to a close, and for the second year in a row, Brazilian pro Andre Akkari ended the day as the chip leader, bagging up 232,300.
The tournament saw 332 players pony up the buy-in, slightly up from last year’s 328, generating a prize pool of $886,440, with first place taking home $208,460 and the coveted gold bracelet. From the 332, 195 will return for the second day, and 50 will walk away with a cash prize and Hendon Mob flag for their efforts.
2023 WSOP Event #91: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. Day 1 Chip Counts
|2||Matthew Schultz||United States||205,800|
|3||David Bagheri||United States||174,000|
|4||Chad Eveslage||United States||167,000|
|5||Adam Kipnis||United States||160,400|
|6||Paresh Doshi||United Kingdom||157,500|
|7||Leonard August||United States||153,100|
|8||Jordan Etzig||United States||148,300|
|9||Craig Chait||United States||145,200|
|10||Bryan Micon||Antigua and Barbuda||141,600|
A star-studded field of players took their seats to show off their mixed-game prowess, such as Poker Hall of Famer and ten-time bracelet winner, Phil Ivey, who was seated just before the close of late registration, as well as Swedish phenom Viktor Blom, four-time bracelet winner and mixed game specialist Scott Seiver, and 2015 Dealers Choice bracelet winner Carol Fuchs.
A couple of notables made early exits on Day 1, including Kane Kalas, who suffered a cooler at the hands of Patrick Leonard in seven card stud, as well as David Singer, who was also eliminated in stud by Craig Chait.
Players will return to the Horseshoe events center silver section for Day 2 on Sunday, July 16th at 1 p.m. local time. Play will resume with approximately 30 minutes remaining in Level 10, as a medical emergency halted play before the level could finish. The day will finish at the end of Level 20, with each level 60 minutes in duration and a 15-minute break after every two levels.
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