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2023 54th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 to Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Event #3: $1,000 Mystery Millions - No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $1,000
  • Prizepool: $10,730,920
  • Entries: 18,188
  • Remaining: 0


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Friday, June 2, 2023 12:59 AM Local Time
Shaun Davis Bags Big Stack on Day 1b of the 2023 WSOP Mystery Millions

Shaun Davis

Day 1b of Event #3: $1,000 Mystery Millions at the 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP) at the Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas attracted 2,957 runners, which along with Day 1a's 2,023, brought the total field up to 4,980 entries with two flights still to go.

After 22 levels of play, 146 players had chips requiring bagging and tagging. Shaun Davis bagged the chip lead with 2,475,000.

Tal Avivi (2,380,000) and Joseph Dornish (2,250,000) were the only other players finishing Day 1b with more than two million chips, although Leo Soma (1,805,000), Daniyal Gheba (1,800,000), and Jon Gisler (1,760,000) can also be very pleased with the start they've made in this event.

End of Day 1b Top 10 Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Shaun DavisUnited States2,475,00062
2Tal AviviIsrael2,380,00060
3Joseph DornishUnited States2,250,00056
4Leo SomaFrance1,805,00045
5Daniyal GhebaUnited States1,800,00045
6Jon GislerUnited States1,760,00044
7Roberto BianchiUnited States1,735,00043
8Cody BrinnUnited States1,710,00043
9Jorge HouPanama1,700,00043
10Deborah HintonUnited States1,653,00041

Martin Jacobson, Andrew Moreno, and Benny Glaser also made it through from Day 1b.

Martin Jacobson
Martin Jacobson

Jacobson, who won the WSOP Main Event in 2014, soared up the chip counts during Level 17. He got his stack into the middle of the table with pocket kings against two players, one who held pocket tens and the other aces. A king on the river allowed Jacobson to score a double knockout and chip up to over 800,000.

Unfortunately, not everyone was so fortunate. Among those to bust on Day 1b were Jesse Sylvia, Ryan Depaulo, Quincy Borland, Samuel Ju, Rittie Chuaprasert, and Noel Eicher just to name a few. Those players have the opportunity to buy into the upcoming flights.

Day 1c of the Mystery Millions kicks off at 10:00 a.m. on June 2, while Day 1d will take place at the same time on June 3. The surviving players from all Day 1 flights then return for Day 2 action on June 4, which is when the mystery bounties come into play, including at least one worth a cool $1,000,000.

Stay tuned to PokerNews for live updates straight from the tournament floor of Event #3: $1,000 Mystery Millions.

Friday, June 2, 2023 12:58 AM Local Time
Official End of Day 1b Chip Counts
Shaun Davis2,475,0002,475,000
Tal Avivi2,380,0001,700,000
Joseph Dornish2,250,0002,250,000
Leo Soma1,805,0001,805,000
Daniyal Gheba1,800,0001,350,000
Jon Gisler1,760,0001,760,000
Roberto Bianchi1,735,0001,735,000
Cody Brinn1,710,0001,710,000
Jorge Hou1,700,000380,000
Deborah Hinton1,653,0001,653,000
Peter Hengsakul1,585,0001,585,000
Kenneth Mapoy1,565,0001,565,000
Max Kruse1,560,0001,060,000
Kodey Hammer1,505,000630,000
John David1,480,0001,480,000
Christian Roberts1,450,0001,450,000
Victor Kulish1,440,0001,440,000
Francis Rusnak1,390,0001,390,000
Lashun Wallace1,370,0001,163,000
Colter Sanders1,325,0001,325,000
Mike Sowers1,325,0001,325,000
Alejandro Jaureguireynoso1,305,0001,305,000
Joel Deutsch1,300,000-350,000
Giuseppe Galluzzo1,295,0001,295,000
Sean Baker1,255,000975,000
Nicholas Agnew1,200,0001,200,000
Kevin Kung1,185,0001,185,000
Medhat Ramzy1,185,0001,185,000
Martin Jacobson1,180,000-35,000
Tiago Rocha1,180,0001,180,000
Clayton Fletcher1,150,0000
George Petten1,105,0001,105,000
Sonny Sun1,105,0001,027,000
Andrew Zazofsky1,080,0001,080,000
Christopher Lewis1,075,0001,075,000
Burton Rubin1,060,0001,060,000
E Bullock1,045,0001,045,000
Michael Bonney1,020,0001,020,000
Jose Severino1,020,000-140,000
Asher Conniff1,020,0001,020,000
Matthew Kelly1,000,0251,000,025
Ankush Mandavia1,000,0001,000,000
Frantisek Jirout985,000985,000
DID NOT REPORT 1980,000980,000
John Ypma970,000-355,000
Anthony Vickers965,000415,000
Deniz Karakelle965,000965,000
Shannon Hamblen955,000955,000
Yechezkal Yerushalmi930,000930,000
Cesar Ramirez930,000930,000
Jie Liu925,000925,000
Jonah Labranche910,000910,000
Corey Alfred905,000905,000
James Gilbert905,000905,000
James Romero900,000-75,000
Vladimir Belekhov885,000885,000
Michael Mercaldo855,000855,000
Cristian Castro845,000845,000
Andrew Moreno840,000330,000
Dien Le830,000830,000
Ryan Hiller825,000825,000
Joshua Paige Remitio825,000825,000
Anatoly Korochensky810,000810,000
Bryce Wilson805,000649,000
Rafi Elharar800,000800,000
Thanh Vuong795,000795,000
Pablo Mariano790,000790,000
Alon Yehudia780,000780,000
Alexander Maas780,000780,000
Arthur Aroyan770,000770,000
Jonathan Sanders770,000770,000
Nakia Clark765,000765,000
Noam Muallem760,000760,000
William Murray755,000755,000
Yuliyan Kolev745,000745,000
Robert Hart740,000740,000
Robert Lauer735,000735,000
Stuart Young725,000725,000
Vladislav Ivanov725,000725,000
Mohamed Maskhaoui715,000715,000
Michael Lech715,000715,000
Steven Fuhrman700,000700,000
Kamoru Yusuf690,000505,000
Bradley Webert690,000690,000
Brian Yoon635,000635,000
Benny Glaser635,000-25,000
Richard Peticca615,000615,000
Jay Lu605,000605,000
Jared Ingles605,000605,000
Jacky Lee600,000600,000
Fabrice Bigot590,000306,000
Dalibor Dula570,000415,000
Jean-Robert Autran555,000473,000
Ryan Brown525,000525,000
Todd Mclane515,000515,000
Kultida Berman505,000505,000
Dan Shak490,000422,000
Jason Herist490,000490,000
Elilton Gouveia485,000485,000
Erwan Pirotais480,000480,000
Veselin Dimitrov475,000475,000
Ralph Marquez470,000470,000
Lisa Taylor465,000465,000
Oliver Biles435,000-115,000
Satoshi Tanaka435,000435,000
Bo Oh435,000435,000
Matthew Strickland425,000-200,000
Peng Zhang425,000425,000
Greg Himmelbrand420,00050,000
Alex Martelboiteux410,000410,000
Federico Sturzenegger405,000405,000
Evan Haskell405,000-545,000
Alfred Walls395,000322,000
Martino Cito385,000385,000
Ronald McGinnity385,000385,000
Robert Maier385,000385,000
Edward Avallone375,000375,000
Christopher Moon370,000370,000
Kelly Bradshaw370,000370,000
Russell Chadwick370,000370,000
Ricky Kroesen360,0000
Shreyas Erapalli355,000355,000
Nick Jivkov350,000350,000
Shane Roe345,000345,000
Royce Kim340,000340,000
Alexander Farahi340,000340,000
Kelly Kielbasa325,000325,000
Matthew Pena315,000315,000
Daniel De Almeida295,000295,000
Myong Lee295,000295,000
Paul Lentz285,000285,000
DID NOT REPORT 3285,000285,000
Alencia Deanda-Gregg270,000270,000
Dorian Rios265,000265,000
Andre Dorion265,000265,000
Larkin Riser245,000245,000
Bradley Billinger235,000-275,000
Richard Harroch230,000230,000
Lien Ton230,000230,000
Jeffrey Lutes225,000225,000
Fred Regal195,000195,000
Euan Mcnicholas195,000195,000
John Mcguire190,000190,000
Ryan Gallagher180,000180,000
Oscar Blanco Carrasco11
Brandon Zuidema11
Friday, June 2, 2023 12:40 AM Local Time
Aryn Knocks Out a Player

There was a heads up all in before the final hands of the day.

Big blind, Arthur Aryn was all in and was called by an opponent with a shorter stack.

The players flipped over their cards, Aryn had   , and his opponent held   .

The board ran out       to give Aryn a pair of queens, and he took down the pot, sending his opponent to the rail.

Arthur Aryn740,000740,000
Friday, June 2, 2023 12:34 AM Local Time
Players Have Four More Hands

The dealer has announced that the players will play four more hands, and then they will bag their chips for the night.

Stay tuned for the chip leader information.

Friday, June 2, 2023 12:33 AM Local Time
Himmelbrand Doubles up Twice

Greg Himmelbrand

Greg Himmelbrand raised all in two times and survived.

Greg Himmelbrand:   
Middle position player:   

The board was      , which doubled Himmelbrand's stack.

The second one was also versus middle position.

Greg Himmelbrand:   
Middle position player:   

This board ran out as      , and Himmelbrand was left with a healthy stack.

Elsewhere James Romero was holding strong with 975,000

James Romero975,000205,000
Greg Himmelbrand370,000-236,300
Friday, June 2, 2023 12:32 AM Local Time
Allen 'Chainsaw' Kessler Cut Down

In middle position, Allen "Chainsaw" Kessler looked down at his cards and moved all in for 250,000, and was called by a player in late position. They tabled their hands, and Kessler showed   , while his opponent showed [AXQX) having him dominated

Unfortunately for "Chainsaw," he was not able to improve and has been eliminated in 163rd earning him his 99th WSOP cash.

Allen Kessler0-326,000
Friday, June 2, 2023 12:16 AM Local Time
Kruse Goes All in

The player under the gun limped, and the action folded around to the big blind where Max Kruse opted to move all in for 230,000, and his opponent called. Kruse tabled    his opponent tabled   . The flop brought    , giving his opponent a heart flush draw or they could catch any four to take the lead.

The turn was the   and the river brought the  , meaning Kruse faded the draws and took down the pot for a full double up.

Max Kruse500,000500,000
Friday, June 2, 2023 12:14 AM Local Time
Level 22 started
Level: 22
Blinds: 15,000/30,000
Ante: 30,000
Friday, June 2, 2023 12:11 AM Local Time
Cunningham Hits The Rail

Allen Cunningham jammed his remaining 310,000 from early position and Kodey Hammer who was next to act and covered Cunningham, went all in.

Cunningham Tabled    and Hammer tabled   .

The board ran out       and Cunningham hit the rail.

Kodey Hammer875,000
Allen Cunningham0
Friday, June 2, 2023 12:04 AM Local Time
Lo Doubles Up

Small blind versus big blind were both all in pre flop.

The small blind flipped over    and Jeffrey Lo flipped over   .

The board ran out       and Lo won the pot with top pair and left the small blind with only 70,000.

Jeffrey Lo425,000
Friday, June 2, 2023 12:04 AM Local Time
Strickland "Makes a Move" in the Big Blind

The action folded around to Matthew Strickland in the small blind. Strickland jammed all in for 300,000 with the big blind finding a call.

The big blind flipped over   , and Strickland showed   .

The flop came     with both players having overcards to the board.

A   on the turn meant Strickland only had to fade one card to double up.

With a   showing on the river, Strickland doubled his stack to 625,000.

Matthew Strickland625,000625,000
Thursday, June 1, 2023 11:52 PM Local Time
Haven Werner Doubles Up

Haven Werner shoved all in for 330,000 from early position and it folded to a player in late position who opted to make the call with   . Haven had   .

The board came      , safe for Werner to double up.

Haven Werner750,000750,000
Thursday, June 1, 2023 11:44 PM Local Time
Level 21 started
Level: 21
Blinds: 10,000/25,000
Ante: 25,000
Thursday, June 1, 2023 11:39 PM Local Time
Jauregui Eliminates Player Late In Day 1b

Alejandro Jauregui opened from middle position to 40,000. The cutoff then jammed his remaining 305,000 chips and it folded back to Jauregui.

Although he didn't seem excited, Jauregui put in the call and the players tabled their hands.

Alejandro Jauregui   

The board ran out       and Jauregui scored the elimination late in day 1b.

Alejandro Jauregui1,100,0001,100,000
Thursday, June 1, 2023 11:37 PM Local Time
Clock Was Paused

Clock was paused for colour up and table changes.

Thursday, June 1, 2023 11:36 PM Local Time
Lauer Doubles Up After Time Is Called

The action is a 75,000 bet on the flop of    , as Rob Lauer calls taking the hand to a turn.

A turn of   leads to both players checking as the river is the  .

The early position player continues to bet for 100,000. Lauer jams all in for 280,000 as his opponent contemplates making a call. After a few minutes of tanking, clock is called and the opposing players shows a   as his hand is declared dead.

Taking down the pot, Lauer chips up to a stack of 600,000.

Rob Lauer600,000
Thursday, June 1, 2023 11:25 PM Local Time
Dai Doubles up to Stay Alive

Shang Dai doubled up when the under the gun player raised to 100,000 and Dai did not realize and went all in for 150,000.

Shang Dai:   
Under the gun player:   

Dai was saved by the board of      

Shang Dai300,000
Thursday, June 1, 2023 11:18 PM Local Time
Mcguire's Table Talk Works

An early-position player opened to 45,000 and it folded to the big blind of John Mcguire. He paused for a moment and said to his opponent, "Okay, lets test my luck." His opponent responded that he thought Mcguire was going to go all in.

Mcgurie replied, "No, I have bad cards, but if i hit the flop I will bet," getting a laugh from the table.

The flop came    , Mcguire led out for 150,000, and his opponent tanked and said, "I know your bluffing, but I fold.

Mcguire took down the pot.

Thursday, June 1, 2023 11:04 PM Local Time
Level 20 started
Level: 20
Blinds: 10,000/20,000
Ante: 20,000
Thursday, June 1, 2023 10:46 PM Local Time

The players are on a 20-minute break.