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2023 World Series of Poker Paradise The Official WSOP Live Updates

Tuesday, December 05, 2023 to Thursday, December 07, 2023

Event #3: GGMillion$ High Roller Championship

EVENT IN PROGRESS:Level: 23 | Blinds: 100,000/200,000 | Ante: 200,000
  • Buy-in: $25,000
  • Prizepool: $13,325,000
  • Entries: 533
  • Remaining: 18


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Thursday, December 7, 2023 9:43 PM Local Time (about 7 minutes ago)
Straver Flops Trips to Double Through Dvoress

Johannes Straver jammed for 2,050,000 in the cutoff and Daniel Dvoress called in the big blind.

Johannes Straver:   
Daniel Dvoress:   

The     flop vaulted Straver way in front, and the   turn and   river confirmed his double.

Johannes Straver4,400,0001,350,000
Daniel Dvoress1,950,000-100,000
Thursday, December 7, 2023 9:35 PM Local Time (about 15 minutes ago)
Erik Seidel Eliminated in 19th Place ($90,700)

Erik Seidel

Artur Martirosian raised to 400,000 under the gun, Erik Seidel shoved all in for about 3,000,000 in the cutoff, and Martirosian called.

Erik Seidel:   
Artur Martirosian:   

The board ran out       and Martirosian turned a flush to confirm Seidel's elimination in 19th place for $90,700.

Artur Martirosian8,500,000500,000
Erik Seidel0-2,600,000
Thursday, December 7, 2023 9:34 PM Local Time (about 15 minutes ago)
Oktay Koeysu Eliminated in 20th Place ($90,700)

Oktay Koeysu

Action was heads up with a board that read       and Oktay Koeysu got his stack of 2,325,000 into the middle against Samuel Mullur. Mullur put him at risk and turned over    for the nut flush. Koeysu shook his head and showed    before he was headed for the door with $90,700 for his 20th place finish.

Samuel Mullur4,800,000950,000
Oktay Koeysu0-6,350,000
Thursday, December 7, 2023 9:27 PM Local Time (about 23 minutes ago)
Daniel Rezaei Eliminated in 21st Place ($90,700)

Daniel Rezaei

Daniel Rezaei was all in and at risk for around 800,000 against Renat Bohdanov in the hand after Bohdanov busted Jason Koon.

Daniel Rezaei:   
Renat Bohdanov:   

Rezaei couldn't stay ahead with sixes as the board ran out       to give Bohdanov a flush as he scored back-to-back knockouts.

Renat Bohdanov14,000,0002,500,000
Daniel Rezaei0-900,000
Thursday, December 7, 2023 9:19 PM Local Time (about 31 minutes ago)
Ding Goes Runner-Runner to Double Through Seidel

Erik Seidel

Biao Ding open-jammed on the button and got action from Erik Seidel in the small blind.

Biao Ding:   
Erik Seidel:   

The flop of     paired Seidel's king to have Ding drawing practically dead to running threes or hearts and straight cards for a chop.

The   turn kept him alive and the entire table was shocked as the   landed on the river to give him trips to double up through the Poker Hall of Famer, who took the beat with a smile.

Biao Ding4,200,0002,200,000
Erik Seidel2,600,000-900,000
Thursday, December 7, 2023 9:18 PM Local Time (about 32 minutes ago)
Jason Koon Eliminated in 22nd Place ($90,700)

Jason Koon

Jason Koon opened to 600,000 on the button and Renat Bohdanov three-bet jammed in the big blind. Koon called off with a stack of around 6,000,000.

Renat Bohdanov:   
Jason Koon:   

Koon was still ahead with king-high after the flop of    , but the   put Bohdanov in front and Koon couldn't hit a spade as the   river rolled off and he shared some choice words with his opponent.

"30 bigs, ten-eight suited," Koon groaned. "World-class stuff."

Renat Bohdanov11,500,0003,900,000
Jason Koon0-7,875,000
Thursday, December 7, 2023 9:08 PM Local Time (about 41 minutes ago)
Aleksejs Ponakovs Eliminated in 23rd Place ($90,700)

Aleksejs Ponakovs

Aleksejs Ponakovs shoved his last 600,000 and Renat Bohdanov called from the cutoff before Daniel Rezaei came along from the big blind. Action was three ways and Ponakovs was at risk.

The flop was     and Rezaei checked. Bohdanov bet 200,000 and Rezaei folded. With Rezaei out of the way, the cards were turned up.

Aleksejs Ponakovs:   
Renat Bohdanov:   

The board finished up    and Ponakovs was sent to paddle board with the dolphins with an extra $90,700 for his 23rd-place finish.

Renat Bohdanov7,600,000-3,200,000
Daniel Rezaei900,000-4,100,000
Aleksejs Ponakovs0-2,175,000
Thursday, December 7, 2023 9:00 PM Local Time (about 50 minutes ago)
A Round of Post-Dinner Counts
Frank Brannan14,300,0007,725,000
Renat Bohdanov10,550,000-250,000
Arunas Sapitavicius9,500,0005,575,000
Vladimir Minko8,800,0001,000,000
Daniel Smiljkovic7,800,0000
Ivan Luca7,200,0002,600,000
Damian Salas6,925,0003,075,000
Klemens Roiter6,775,0002,550,000
Otkay Koeysu6,350,0006,350,000
Jason Koon6,025,000-1,850,000
Erik Seidel6,000,0002,500,000
Thomas Muehloecker5,300,0002,550,000
Adrian Mateos5,150,0002,000,000
Lachezar Petkov5,125,000825,000
Matthew Stumpf4,400,0002,200,000
Samuel Mullur3,850,0000
Jun Obara3,500,0003,125,000
Seth Davies3,300,0003,300,000
Johannes Straver3,050,0000
Artur Martirosian2,650,000-5,350,000
Daniel Dvoress2,050,0000
Biao Ding2,000,0000
Daniel Rezaei1,700,000-3,300,000
Aleksejs Ponakovs600,000-1,575,000
Thursday, December 7, 2023 8:57 PM Local Time (about 52 minutes ago)
Level 23 started
Level: 23
Blinds: 100,000/200,000
Ante: 200,000
Thursday, December 7, 2023 8:49 PM Local Time (about 1 hour and 0 minute ago)
Five Fun Non-Poker Activities in the Bahamas During WSOP Paradise
Atlantis Paradise Island
Atlantis Paradise Island

While the main focus of the WSOP Paradise series will be on chasing gold bracelets, there are plenty of activities and sights worth checking out in the Bahamas after busting out of a tournament.

All the poker action will take place at the Atlantis Paradise Island resort, with plenty of viable options to drink and dine. The hotel has plenty of fine dining and casual dining options, along with a buffet. Hotel guests can even purchase an all-inclusive package for what is mostly unlimited drinks and grub throughout their stay.

Atlantis has a little something for everyone when it comes to food. There's a sushi bar, sports bar, ice cream shop, buffet, cafe, steakhouse, deli, snack bar, Starbucks, seafood restaurant, burger joint, and multiple other fine dining establishments. The numerous food choices make it convenient on dinner breaks during tournaments or on non-poker days.

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Thursday, December 7, 2023 8:07 PM Local Time (about 1 hour and 43 minutes ago)
Dinner Break

The 24 remaining players are being sent on a 60-minute dinner break and will return at approximately 8:57 p.m.

Thursday, December 7, 2023 8:02 PM Local Time (about 1 hour and 47 minutes ago)
Seth Davies Eliminated in 24th Place ($77,000)

Seth Davies

Vladimir Minko raised to 300,000 only to see Seth Davies jam just behind him for roughly 3,500,000. Minko made the call to set up a runout with Davies the player at risk.

Seth Davies:   
Vladimir Minko:   

The board ran out      , securing the pot for Minko and sending Davies to the rail in 24th place for $77,000.

Vladimir Minko7,800,0000
Seth Davies00
Thursday, December 7, 2023 8:00 PM Local Time (about 1 hour and 49 minutes ago)
Final Three Tables
 TableSeatPlayerChip CountBig Blinds
 191Artur Martirosian8,000,00040
 192Damian Salas3,850,00019
 193Klemens Roiter4,225,00021
 194Matthew Stumpf2,200,00011
 195Adrian Mateos3,150,00016
 196Ivan Luca4,600,00023
 197Thomas Muehloecker2,750,00014
 198Frank Brannan6,575,00033
 201Oktay Koeysu6,350,00032
 202Daniel Smiljkovic7,800,00039
 203Samuel Mullur3,850,00019
 204Johannes Straver3,050,00015
 205Biao Ding2,000,00010
 206Erik Seidel3,500,00018
 207Arunas Sapitavicius3,925,00020
 208Daniel Dvoress2,050,00010
 211Seth Davies3,300,00017
 212Renat Bohdanov10,800,00054
 213Jun Obara375,0002
 214Lachezar Petkov4,300,00022
 215Daniel Rezaei5,000,00025
 216Aleksejs Ponakovs2,175,00011
 217Jason Koon7,875,00039
 218Vladimir Minko4,500,00023
Renat Bohdanov10,800,000-200,000
Artur Martirosian8,000,0004,600,000
Jason Koon7,875,00050,000
Daniel Smiljkovic7,800,000400,000
Frank Brannan6,575,000-7,225,000
Oktay Koeysu6,350,0005,225,000
Daniel Rezaei5,000,0002,500,000
Ivan Luca4,600,0000
Vladimir Minko4,500,0000
Lachezar Petkov4,300,000-350,000
Klemens Roiter4,225,000-3,375,000
Arunas Sapitavicius3,925,000-3,875,000
Damian Salas3,850,000-2,750,000
Samuel Mullur3,850,0002,350,000
Erik Seidel3,500,000-2,700,000
Seth Davies3,300,000-1,700,000
Adrian Mateos3,150,000350,000
Johannes Straver3,050,0001,050,000
Thomas Muehloecker2,750,000-4,325,000
Matthew Stumpf2,200,0000
Aleksejs Ponakovs2,175,000725,000
Daniel Dvoress2,050,000-550,000
Biao Ding2,000,0001,525,000
Jun Obara375,0000
Thursday, December 7, 2023 7:57 PM Local Time (about 1 hour and 53 minutes ago)
Van Der Spuy Falls to Bohdanov

Jean-Pierre van der Spuy opened to 400,000 in the cutoff and Renat Bohdanov three-bet jammed in the big blind. Van der Spuy called off with a smaller stack.

Jean-Pierre van der Spuy:   
Renat Bohdanov:   

Van der Spuy was dominated and couldn't pull ahead as the board ran out       to mark his elimination ahead of the three-table redraw.

Renat Bohdanov11,000,000200,000
Jean-Pierre van der Spuy0-1,200,000
Thursday, December 7, 2023 7:45 PM Local Time (about 2 hours and 5 minutes ago)
Ding's Tens Are No Good

Action was heads up with 1,050,000 in the middle and     on the board when Biao Ding fired 250,000 and Damian Salas called.

Both players checked the   and   fell on the river.

Ding bet 300,000 on the river and Salas called while turning over    for a pair of queens. Ding flashed    and tossed it in the muck.

Damian Salas6,600,0001,400,000
Biao Ding475,000-2,025,000
Thursday, December 7, 2023 7:36 PM Local Time (about 2 hours and 14 minutes ago)
Ding Hits River to Double Through Salas

Damian Salas

Biao Ding was all in from the big blind against Damian Salas in early position .

Biao Ding:   
Damian Salas:   

Ding was dominated and was still behind after the     flop and   turn. However, the   rolled off on the river to give him two pair as he doubled through the 2020 Main Event champion.

Damian Salas5,200,000300,000
Biao Ding2,500,0001,100,000
Thursday, December 7, 2023 7:33 PM Local Time (about 2 hours and 17 minutes ago)
Sapitavicius Sends Negreanu to the Exit

Daniel Negreanu

Action folded to Arunas Sapitavicius in the small blind who jammed to put Daniel Negreanu to a decision for his short stack in the big blind. When the vlog camera came out, it was clear that we were about to see five cards as Negreanu called it off to set up a runout and put himself at risk.

Daniel Negreanu:   
Arunas Sapitavicius:   

The     flop was safe for Negreanu, but when the   jumped out on the turn, he was left needing a four or an ace going to the river. The dealer burned a card and completed the board with the  , offering no help to Negreanu who stood to exit the tournament area just shy of the three table redraw.

Arunas Sapitavicius7,800,000900,000
Daniel Negreanu0-1,100,000
Thursday, December 7, 2023 7:30 PM Local Time (about 2 hours and 19 minutes ago)
Ponakovs Scores Short-Stacked Double Through Mateos

Aleksejs Ponakovs was all in for 650,000 in the big blind and at risk against Adrian Mateos in the small blind.

Aleksejs Ponakovs:   
Adrian Mateos:   

The     flop kept Ponakovs in front, and although the   turn left him needing help, the   hit the felt on the river and he scored the short-stacked double.

Adrian Mateos2,800,000-600,000
Aleksejs Ponakovs1,450,000-50,000
Thursday, December 7, 2023 7:16 PM Local Time (about 2 hours and 34 minutes ago)
Daniel Vs. Daniel Results In Chop

Daniel Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu open-jammed a stack of 950,000 from early position and Daniel Rezaei re-shoved in the small blind to get things heads-up.

"Daniel vs. Daniel," Rezaei said as he did so.

"I don't know what I have. I have two picture cards," Negreanu said.

Daniel Rezai:   
Daniel Negreanu:   

Negreanu flipped his cards one at a time to see he was pipped and in need of a jack or spades. The flop of     created some chop possibilities before the   turn gave both players a pair of kings. "That doesn't help me," Negreanu commented.

But Negreanu's attitude changed when the   rolled off on the river to make it a chop. "That does!" he cheered as he chopped the pot to stay alive.

Daniel Rezaei2,500,000-750,000
Daniel Negreanu1,100,000-1,350,000
Thursday, December 7, 2023 7:15 PM Local Time (about 2 hours and 35 minutes ago)
Roiter Bombs the River

Jean-Pierre Van Der Spuy raised to 350,000 from late position and found one caller in Klemens Roiter from the big blind before seeing the flop come    .

Roiter checked and Van Der Spuy continued with a bet worth 425,000. Roiter used up a timebank before eventually making the call to see the turn come the  .

Action checked through to the  . Roiter wasted little time in announcing all in to put Van Der Shuy to a decision for his tournament life.

Van Der Shuy spread all of his timebanks out in front of him making it clear that he had a decision. After burning through all but one of his timebanks, he made the fold to preserve his tournament life and send the pot in Roiter's direction.

Klemens Roiter7,600,0003,375,000
Jean-Pierre van der Spuy1,200,000-2,425,000