Friday, June 2, 2023 5:14 PM Local Time
"I didn't want to be in your vlog"
Brad Owen opened to 6,000 from early position and action folded to the big blind who thought for a moment before putting in the call.
The flop hit the felt and the big blind checked. Owen took his time and bet 4,000.
The big blind didn't think for long before folding and saying "I didn't want to be in your vlog"
Owen then showed the for top pair and replied "No vlog today" as he dragged the pot.
Friday, June 2, 2023 5:11 PM Local Time
Anderson's Tens Hold
Ryan Anderson went all in for 115,000 after a player in early position went all in for 40,000. The other players folded, and Anderson had his opponent at risk.
Anderson watched the board run out and took down the pot as his opponent was eliminated.
|Ryan Anderson||180,000||180,000 |
Friday, June 2, 2023 5:05 PM Local Time
Rosario Holds to Double Up
Action began with an UTG raise from Norbert Rosario for 16,000. After some quick folds, his opponent jammed all in for 73,000. Rosario took no time to call as two players went to the river.
The board ran out with Rosario's Kings holding to take the pot. With this pot won, Rosario found himself at a comfortable 160,000.
Friday, June 2, 2023 5:04 PM Local Time
Potis Wins Three Way All in
Anthony Potis raised in middle position and the two players beside him flat called. The small blind decided to squeeze and pushed all of his chips in the middle. Potis re-shoved and the button called.
Small blind player:
The board was which gave Potis the nut flush and sent the small blind player packing and the button's chip stack was crippled.
Friday, June 2, 2023 5:00 PM Local Time
Kim Wins With Ladies
Facing a board of , Sean Kim bet 5,000 from middle position and was quickly called by his opponent in the small blind.
The flop came . Kim led out for 22,000. His opponent took some time before deciding to call, but quickly mucked when Kim showed for a turned full house.
|Sean Kim||160,000||160,000 |
Friday, June 2, 2023 5:00 PM Local Time
Kazanjian Shoves to Take Down the Pot Pre Flop
Action began with the big blind player raising to 21,000. In late position, David Kazanjian jammed all in for 125,000.
After taking a few minutes to consider, his opponent folded. With this scoop, Kazanjian sits at a healthy 176,500 stack.
He later wrote that his hand was as not to share this information with the table.
|David Kazanjian||176,500||176,500 |
Friday, June 2, 2023 4:40 PM Local Time
Kwan Chips Up
Derek Kwan, preflop and facing a 5,000 bet from his opponent in the cutoff, raised to 12,000. His opponent called. Both players then checked the flop.
The turn came and Kwan's opponent checked to him. Kwan bet 10,000 and was called. Facing a check again on the river, Kwan bet 15,000 and was then called. He showed and took down the pot with top pair.
|Derek Kwan||105,000||105,000 |
Friday, June 2, 2023 4:39 PM Local Time
Lazo Doubles his Stack
Three players saw a flop of and the action checked to the player on the button who shoved all in for around 50,000 and Bert Lazo in the small blind immediately shoved his stack in the middle and forced the big blind to fold.
Lazo was able to fade the flush on a turn and river of and scooped the pot with his two pair.
Elsewhere Darren Elias had 215,000.
|Darren Elias||215,000||158,000 |
|Bert Lazo||170,000||170,000 |
Friday, June 2, 2023 4:30 PM Local Time
5,000 and Rising!
The field for Day 1C has now reached a staggering 5,000 entrants and has shown no sign of slowing down. Registration will remain open until the end of Level 12, which is scheduled to end in approximately one hour.
Friday, June 2, 2023 4:22 PM Local Time
Foxen Hits the Rail After Double Knockout by Ben-Haim
Menny Ben-Haim opened in early position to 5,000 and a middle position player went all in for exactly 5,000. Alex Foxen then re-jammed for 16,000 and Ben-Haim made the call.
The board ran out and neither all-in player was able to beat the pair of nines by Ben-Haim.
Foxen hit the rail and Ben-Haim chipped up in a big way.
|Menny Ben-Haim||139,000||139,000 |
|Alex Foxen||0||0 |
Friday, June 2, 2023 4:13 PM Local Time
Big Slick Scores Big for Jouaneh
Action began with a late raise from Michael "MJ" Jouaneh for 7,000 before the flop. After a few players folded, his opponent jammed all in for 55,000. Jouaneh quickly called making it heads up to the river.
The board ran out , as Jouaneh found top pair to take the pot.
With this hand won, Jouneh found himself with a stack of 119,000.
|Michael "MJ" Jouaneh||119,000||119,000 |
Friday, June 2, 2023 4:10 PM Local Time
Full House on the River for Liu
Several players made it to the river on a board of when Ximeng Liu bet 25,000 into a 30,000 pot on the big blind.
Everyone folded except the middle position player who called and mucked quickly when he saw Liu had made a full house on the river with .
Liu built up a healthy stack.
|Ximeng Liu||262,000||262,000 |
Friday, June 2, 2023 4:08 PM Local Time
Bagley Eliminates Opponent
With four callers to his big blind (including Steven Thompson in the small blind,) Rick Bagley moved all in for approximately 50,000. He was then able to take most of his chips back, as his only caller was his opponent with a shorter stack under the gun.
The board came out which gave Bagley the pot and sent his opponent away.
|Steven Thompson||84,500||84,500 |
|Richard Bagley||62,500||62,500 |
Friday, June 2, 2023 3:53 PM Local Time
Some of the Best Poker Players Who Haven't Won a WSOP Bracelet
While winning a World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet is one of the greatest accomplishments a poker player can achieve, many of the greatest and most successful players in the game have yet to put one on their wrists.
PokerNews has had a decent track record with highlighting players without bracelets who have gone on to win them. Jason Koon won a maiden bracelet in 2021 after making the "Best Without a Bracelet" list that year, while Dan Smith and Alex Foxen both found bracelets in 2022 to be removed from that year's list.
With the 2023 WSOP happening now, here's a look at some of the best players who have yet to add a World Series bracelet to their long lists of accolades.
Check out our list of "Best Without a Bracelet" here!
Friday, June 2, 2023 3:52 PM Local Time
What a Way to Start Pride Month!
Friday, June 2, 2023 3:47 PM Local Time
Arieh Knocks out Another Player
The action happened preflop when the middle position player moved all in for about 25,000 and Josh Arieh called from the small blind.
Middle position player:
The board came which knocked out the middle position player and built up Arieh's stack.
|Josh Arieh||121,500||43,500 |
Friday, June 2, 2023 3:46 PM Local Time
Raina Makes The Nuts For A Pure Double
Popular poker vlogger, Kiran Raina opened under the gun to 3,000 and got a call from the button player before the big blind put in the cold three-bet to 15,000.
Raina took his time and opted to four-bet jam for his remaining 51,500. The button quickly got out of the way and the big blind called.
The flop gave Raina a combo draw.
The turn brought no help but the river gave Raina the nuts and a pure double.
After a few more small pots, Raina is healthy heading into Level 10.
|Kiran Raina||136,500||136,500 |
Friday, June 2, 2023 3:45 PM Local Time
Wheeler Eliminates Opponent With Cooler
Howard Wheeler raised to 4,000 preflop under the gun. The big blind made the call. Wheeler then bet the for 4,000, and his opponent again called.
The turn game . The big blind bet 10,000. Wheeler looked at his opponent's stack, and bet the 27,500 it would take to put him all in. His opponent made the call.
The river came to seal the hand for Wheeler. "A cooler," he said to his opponent.
"I should have known," was the response.
|Howard Wheeler||136,000||136,000 |
Friday, June 2, 2023 3:43 PM Local Time
Cohen Doubles Up
Adam Cohen raised preflop to 3,000 under the gun. The player next to him called from early position, as did the button and Bin Weng in the big blind.
The flop came and Cohen bet 4,500. Only the player in early position called. Cohen fired another bet in the amount of 8,000 on the flop. His opponent then called.
Cohen checked the river. His opponent then bet enough to put him all in. Cohen put in his last 25,000 and was delighted to see that his was good against his opponent's .
|Adam Cohen||78,000||78,000 |
|Bin Weng||33,000||33,000 |0
Friday, June 2, 2023 3:37 PM Local Time
Unlikely Aces hold as Schievo Doubles Up
Action began postflop with the board showing . Left short stacked, Matt Schievo jammed all in for 17,500. One opponent called as both players flipped over their hands.
The board ran out with the to give Shievo the double up to 52,000. It was a lucky break as one player reported that "everyone at the table was in the hand" and Aces still managed to hold.
|Matt Schievo||52,000||52,000 |