Friday, June 2, 2023 7:40 PM Local Time
Ivers Scoops a Massive Pot to Take Chip Lead
On a hand before the break, action started post flop as Daniel Ivers in the small blind opts to check to his opponent. Not contempt with this, his opponent fires for 102,000. Ivers jams all in covering his opponent and leaving him with a tough decision. After tanking for a couple minutes, his opponent calls as both players flip over their cards.
The board ran out with giving Ivers a full house on the river. With this pot, Ivers jumps to the big stack with 675,000 to his name.
|Daniel Ivers||675,000||675,000 |
Friday, June 2, 2023 7:33 PM Local Time
Arends Scoops Multi Way Pot to Chip Up
Action began as the mid position player raised to 12,000. Patty Arends found a call along with four remaining players to have six players to the flop.
A flop of had both early players check to Arends. She put a hefty bet of 50,000 in seeing folds around as she scooped the pot. With this win, Arends gained a sizeable stack of 400,000.
|Patricia Arends||400,000||-25,000 |
Friday, June 2, 2023 7:33 PM Local Time
Ondis Doubles Up
The player on the button raised preflop to 17,000. Vicki Ondis, the big blind, then reraised all in for 86,000. Her opponent made the call.
Ondis immediately took the lead on the flop. The board ran out , and Ondis remained in the tournament.
Friday, June 2, 2023 7:32 PM Local Time
Schonback Makes the Flush for the Win
David Schonback raised to 12,000 in first position and was flatted by another early position player and the big blind.
The flop showed and Schonback placed a continuation bet of 20,000 and was called by both players again.
When the arrived on the turn Schonback continued his aggression and bet again but the player to his left decided to shove all his chips in and the big blind folded and Schonback called.
Early position player:
Schonback's flush prevailed.
Friday, June 2, 2023 7:13 PM Local Time
Le Has Back to Back Big Hands
Action first started with a mid position player raising to 16,000, after seeing a flop of . Huy Le quickly called taking both players to a turn. The turn was a slowing down the action as both players checked. Le led out for 20,000 after the river came as the . His opponent called it off as Le showed for the flopped full house. With this pot, Le's stack increased to a size of 240,000.
This wasn't all for Le as, the next hand, George Suldanen raised to 12,000. Le in the dealer position three bet to 25,000. Suldanen quickly jammed all in for 78,000 finding a call from Le shortly after.
The board ran out as Suldanen's Aces held to double him up. With this win, Suldanen chipped up to 180,000 with Le hovering at 162,000.
Friday, June 2, 2023 7:09 PM Local Time
Rheem Gets the Double Up
The action folded to Chino Rheem who jammed on the button for his remaining chips.
The player next to act flicked in a call and the remaining players got out of the way.
The cards hit their back.
Late Position player:
The flop came out and Rheem found top pair. The turn and river landed and Rheem found the pure double to stay alive.
Friday, June 2, 2023 7:08 PM Local Time
Fox's Ten Scores Elimination
Action opened with an all-in bet of 65,000 by a player in middle position. Jordan Fox, in the hijack, made the call.
Fox immediately took the lead when the flop came . His opponent's flush draw never came, and the turn and river sent Fox the pot.
|Jordan Fox||235,000||235,000 |
Friday, June 2, 2023 7:05 PM Local Time
Labrunda Sweeps Pot
Daniel Labrunda raised from early position to 15,000 preflop and the small and big blinds came along for the ride.
The flop brought and Labrunda came out firing with a 25,000 bet. The blinds took a little time to think and they both folded.
Labrunda raked in a decent pot.
Friday, June 2, 2023 6:46 PM Local Time
Lefkowitz Knocks out a Short Stack
All of the action occurred preflop as the under the gun player pushed all of his chips in the middle and a middle position player called and Robert Lefkowitz in the big blind also called.
The two remaining players checked down a flop of and then checked the turn of .
The river brought a which prompted a bet of 15,000 from Lefkowitz and the middle position player called and mucked when Lefkowitz showed for the straight.
|Robert Lefkowitz||235,000||182,000 |0
Friday, June 2, 2023 6:44 PM Local Time
Lin Sends his Opponent to the Rail
Action started preflop as UTG +1 shoved all in for 36,000. Yusheng Lin was quick to call as everyone else cleared the way and these two headed to the river.
The board ran out leaving Lin the winner of the hand. With this hand, Lin increased his stack to a size of 288,000.
Friday, June 2, 2023 6:42 PM Local Time
A King and His Boat
Action began with the hijack raising to 10,000. Three players called - the cutoff, Donte King on the button, and the big blind.
The flop came . The big blind bet 15,000. The hijack folded, and the cutoff and King called. The turn brought the . The big blind bet 30,000. The cutoff then raised all in for 73,000. Donte King reraised to 125,000, and the big blind folded. King's opponent was the one at risk.
King's set improved to a full house when the hit the river.
|Donte King||575,000||575,000 |
Friday, June 2, 2023 6:35 PM Local Time
Huge Demand Expected Tomorrow
Friday, June 2, 2023 6:32 PM Local Time
Notable Chip Stacks
|Patricia Arends||425,000||329,500 |
|Brian Elbert||230,000||78,000 |
|Jared Jaffee||220,000||220,000 |
|Craig Varnell||175,000||175,000 |
|Alex Foxen||156,000||156,000 |
|Kenna James||150,000||110,000 |
|Mike Souza||139,000||139,000 |
|Sam Jabboury||130,000||48,000 |
|Daniel Zack||60,000||60,000 |
Friday, June 2, 2023 6:12 PM Local Time
Miholich Sends Cheong to the Rail
Kyle Miholich opened from middle position to 8,000 and Joseph Cheong called from the button. The big blind defended and they were off to a flop 3 ways.
The board came out and the big blind checked. Miholich put out a bet and Cheong quickly moved all in.
The big blind got out of the way and Miholich made the call.
The turn and river brought no help for Cheong and he hit the rail.
Friday, June 2, 2023 6:08 PM Local Time
Miller Spikes a Set to Double Up
Action started with a late raise to 10,000 with a call following shortly after. Jordyn Miller pushed all in for 105,000 from the big blind position putting his tournament life on the line. He received one caller as both players flipped their hands.
The board ran to give Miller a set to take down the pot. With this win, he sits comfortably at 232,000.
Friday, June 2, 2023 6:05 PM Local Time
Lee Busts Two
Three players were all-in preflop - the player in the cutoff, James Lee on the button, and Greg Merson from the big blind.
The board of failed to improve the hands of the two at-risk players, and Merson took down the pot as well as two eliminations.
|James Lee||220,000||220,000 |
|Greg Merson||0||0 |
Friday, June 2, 2023 5:56 PM Local Time
Phil Ivey, Doug Polk in Action at Epic WSOP $25k Heads-Up Tournament
Two GOATS in their own right, Doug Polk and Phil Ivey, have both officially made their 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP) debuts in what is one of the most stacked tournaments of the summer.
Event #8: $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship began at noon PT on Friday with 64 of the best and most popular players in the game, all just hoping to keep pace with the great John Smith, of course.
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Friday, June 2, 2023 5:48 PM Local Time
Players Back from Break
The players are back from break and registration has closed for the day.
Friday, June 2, 2023 5:15 PM Local Time
Break Time, Late Registration Soon Closed
Players have just been sent on their third break of the day. This break will also be slightly extended to 30 minutes as tournament staff will be racing off the purple 500-denomination chips.
When players return, late registration will close and Level 13 will begin.
Friday, June 2, 2023 5:15 PM Local Time
Steinman's Set Takes the Pot
The big blind bet 3,000 on the turn with a board of and Ian Steinman in the middle position called.
The river brought and the big blind player checked and Steinman bet 25,000 which caused the big blind player to pause and think. Eventually a call came and the player immediately mucked when they saw Steinman had a set of sevens.
|Ian Steinman||220,000||220,000 |