Friday, June 2, 2023 4:15 PM Local Time
Kost Doubles Through Kelsall in Eagle Fan on Eagle Fan Violence
Stud 8 or Better
Nick Kost: /
Andrew Kelsall: /
After Nick Kost defended his bring-in to an Andrew Kelsall completion, Kost bet every street the rest of the way.
He got calls the whole way from the start of day chip leader with Kelsall frustratedly mucking his hand at the end after seeing Kost's pair of eights for high and eight-seven low good on both ends to scoop the pot.
|Nick Kost||1,500,000||750,000 |
|Andrew Kelsall||1,200,000||-250,000 |
Friday, June 2, 2023 4:09 PM Local Time
Mozdzen and Kelsall on the Rise; Racener Very Short Again
Omaha 8 or better
On a board of , Andrew Kelsall and David Levi had 420,000 in the middle and Kelsall received three quarters of that with with the as Levi only had the .
Kelsall then won a bigger pot off Nick Kost only for Kost to chip back up and lose a small portion of the profit in Razz.
One table over, an orbit of Badacey saw Chad Eveslage and Andrew Brown as spectators while Clayton Mozdzen and John Racener "played heads-up".
The largest pot saw a button raise by Mozdzen and a call by Racener in the small blind. Racener discarded two, Mozdzen three, and Racener's subsequent bet was called.
On the second draw, both discarded one and Racener check-called a bet. He discarded one more card on the final draw while Mozdzen patted. Racener checked and Mozdzen quickly bet once more, sending his opponent deep into the tank.
With three big bets behind, Racener reluctantly folded and was shown the / by Mozdzen.
|Chad Eveslage||2,600,000||0 |
|Clayton Mozdzen||2,150,000||750,000 |
|Andrew Brown||1,800,000||-300,000 |
|James Johnson||1,515,000||-15,000 |
|Andrew Kelsall||1,450,000||350,000 |
|David Levi||875,000||-575,000 |
|Nick Kost||750,000||75,000 |
|John Racener||340,000||-460,000 |
Friday, June 2, 2023 4:02 PM Local Time
Levi Doubles Through Kost, Barely
Nick Kost raised the button and got a call from David Levi in the big blind.
Levi drew three, while Kost only took two. Levi then check-raised a bet from Kost, which Kost called.
Levi now only drew one, while Kost still needed two. Levi led out but now got raised by Kost. Levi called
One card was still needed by Levi but Kost stood pat. Levi then check-called a bet by Kost and the very similar hands were revealed.
Kost held while Levi showed .
Levi had Kost barely pipped for each half of the pot with his eight-six-four low and eight-six-three-two Badugi.
|David Levi||1,450,000||650,000 |
|Nick Kost||675,000||-625,000 |
Friday, June 2, 2023 3:55 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
"Nine F***s and One Pretzel"
Andrew Brown arrived at his new seat and limp-jammed out of the small blind in a NLHE hand. Clayton Mozdzen had raised to 105,000 in the big blind and folded to the shove, mentioning he had the .
Mozdzen then folded after the final draw in a Badacey hand to John Racener, who chipped up further without showdown.
Over on the other table, David Levi recovered from a severe short stack and Andrew Kelsall also chipped up as well.
Stud Hi-Lo Regular
David Levi: /
James Johnson: / folded on fifth
Levi completed and then complained when James Johnson raised again.
"Don't worry, I gonna f*** you up," Levi promised with a grin. Several further f***s were given in the table chat as Levi predicted high cards for Johnson. His board improved and Johnson folded on fifth street.
Kelsall summed up the hand as follows: "Nine f***s and one pretzel."
|Chad Eveslage||2,600,000||0 |
|Andrew Brown||2,100,000||275,000 |
|James Johnson||1,530,000||-570,000 |
|Clayton Mozdzen||1,400,000||-200,000 |
|Nick Kost||1,300,000||-405,000 |
|Andrew Kelsall||1,100,000||435,000 |
|David Levi||800,000||425,000 |
|John Racener||800,000||265,000 |
Friday, June 2, 2023 3:49 PM Local Time
What a Way to Start Pride Month
Friday, June 2, 2023 3:45 PM Local Time
Racener Doubles Through Mozdzen
Omaha 8 or Better
After Clayton Mozdzen raised in the small blind, John Racener put his remaining 200,000 or so into the pot before realizing his raise would be too much, so he pulled 90,000 chips back. Mozdzen called and then told Racener that he'd check dark.
"You don't know, I might not make anything," said Racener before the dealer spread a flop of . Racener bet and Mozdzen obliged as racener was now all-in and at risk.
Racener's aces and nut-low draw were well ahead of Mozdzen's nines and worse low draw. The board completed and Racener held to double up.
|Clayton Mozdzen||1,600,000||-450,000 |
|John Racener||535,000||325,000 |
Friday, June 2, 2023 3:37 PM Local Time
Gregory Kelley Eliminated in 9th Place ($10,157)
Having lost the small blind in the previous hand in a draw game, Gregory Kelley picked the next variant and was down to 105,000. He pushed all-in from under the gun in NLHE and Chad Eveslage called out of the big blind.
The board ran out and Kelley failed to improve, bowing out in 9th place for $10,157.
|Chad Eveslage||2,600,000||400,000 |
|Gregory Kelley||0||-135,000 |
Friday, June 2, 2023 3:34 PM Local Time
Levi Gets Shorter
No-Limit 5 Card Draw
David Levi was involved in three-way action with James Johnson and Andrew Brown, in which all drew one new card. It checked to Johnson and he bet 100,000 to force out his opponents. It was the second consecutive pot for Johnson, who moved back above two million in chips.
|James Johnson||2,100,000||585,000 |
|Andrew Brown||1,825,000||-35,000 |
|David Levi||375,000||-465,000 |0
Friday, June 2, 2023 3:25 PM Local Time
Eveslage Scoops to Put Kelley on Fumes
Clayton Mozdzen raised in the cutoff and was called by both Chad Eveslage in the small blind and Gregory Kelley in the big blind.
Eveslage drew two, Kelley drew two, and Mozdzen drew three.
Following a check from Eveslage, Kelley bet and was called by both opponents.
Eveslage now drew one, as did Kelley, while Mozdzen drew two.
This time Evesalge led out with a bet which was called by Kelley. After some time in the tank, Mozdzen opted to fold.
Eveslage now patted his hand while Kelley drew one. Eveslage bet again and got a reluctant call from Kelley.
Eveslage showed for a nine low and a seven-four-three-two Badugi. Kelley bemoaned his misfortune as he showed a seven-five-four-two Badugi, which was just pipped by Eveslage to scoop the pot.
|Chad Eveslage||2,200,000||730,000 |
|Clayton Mozdzen||2,050,000||-330,000 |
|Gregory Kelley||135,000||-675,000 |
Friday, June 2, 2023 3:17 PM Local Time
Level 28 started
Friday, June 2, 2023 3:02 PM Local Time
Break For the Final Nine Players
Upon completion of level 27, the final nine players have been sent on a scheduled 15-minute break. They will combine to one table when seven remain before playing down to a winner.
Chad Eveslage won the last pot on his table when he defended the big blind against a raise worth 70,000 by chip leader Clayton Mozdzen. They checked the flop and Eveslage check-called a bet of 150,000 on the turn. After the river, Eveslage bet the pot for 430,000 and Mozdzen folded.
|Clayton Mozdzen||2,380,000||-270,000 |
|Andrew Brown||1,860,000||460,000 |
|Nick Kost||1,705,000||-95,000 |
|James Johnson||1,515,000||-285,000 |
|Chad Eveslage||1,470,000||445,000 |
|David Levi||840,000||-160,000 |
|Gregory Kelley||810,000||-170,000 |
|Andrew Kelsall||665,000||-110,000 |
|John Racener||210,000||-55,000 |
Friday, June 2, 2023 3:00 PM Local Time
Two Scoops for Kost
Stud 8 or Better
Nick Kost: /
Andrew Kelsall: /
Nick Kost scooped two Stud 8 hands in a row to drag pots off Andrew Kelsall and James Johnson. The first hand saw him with a superior pair and low to leave Kelsall somewhat frustrated after the showdown.
Johnson showed even more emotions when he stormed away from the table for a few seconds. "Of course you gotta hit a straight," he sighed while Kost dragged in the next pot shortly after with a smile on the face.
|James Johnson||1,800,000||-200,000 |
|Nick Kost||1,800,000||1,075,000 |
|Andrew Brown||1,400,000||-225,000 |
|David Levi||1,000,000||-225,000 |
|Andrew Kelsall||775,000||-225,000 |
Friday, June 2, 2023 2:56 PM Local Time
Ryan Roeder Eliminated in 10th Place ($7,842)
No-Limit Five Card Draw
Ryan Roeder moved all in for his last 265,000 from the cutoff and got a call from Chad Eveslage in the big blind.
Eveslage drew three, while Roeder drew two.
Ryan Roeder: /
Chad Eveslage: /
Roeder was behind with his queens with an ace against Eveslage's kings.
Eveslage revealed his draw first, adding no help with the , , and .
Roeder then peeled his final two cards, the and , bringing him no help to fall in 10th place.
|Chad Eveslage||1,025,000||275,000 |
|Ryan Roeder||0||-280,000 |0
Friday, June 2, 2023 2:54 PM Local Time
Racener Doubles; Then Triples While Roeder Gets Short
Within three Badeucey hands, John Racener first doubled and then tripled a short stack while Ryan Roder dropped into the danger zone, all the while Clayton Mozdzen continued to add chips.
Racener survived despite discarding three on each draw against Chad Eveslage, who discarded four, one and patted in that order. Eveslage showed the / for a "black jack" and Racener somehow improved having started with the to catch for a ten.
He then got it in with / against the of Mozdzen, who peeled the as final card for Racener to triple up for 80,000.
Roeder had folded after the first draw in that hand and then battled with Mozdzen right after in a battle of the blinds. Roeder check-called on the first two draws discarding one each all the way while Mozdzen discarded two, one and then patted.
With fewer than three bets behind, Roeder checked after the final draw and tank-folded to another bet.
|Clayton Mozdzen||2,650,000||150,000 |
|Gregory Kelley||980,000||-120,000 |
|Chad Eveslage||750,000||200,000 |
|Ryan Roeder||280,000||-370,000 |
|John Racener||265,000||185,000 |
Friday, June 2, 2023 2:47 PM Local Time
Mozdzen Puts Racener on Fumes
Stud Hi-Lo Regular
Clayton Mozdzen: /
John Racener: /
After exchanging raises on third street, Clayton Mozdzen bet every street the rest of the way, getting calls from John Racener until the end.
Racener appeared to not love it on sixth street, but after he called he put in the last bet on seventh as well, and then saw the bad news that Mozdzen held trip fives for high to beat his two pair of aces and sevens while also holding a ten-low to scoop the pot and leave Racener with less than one big bet.
|Clayton Mozdzen||2,500,000||600,000 |
|John Racener||80,000||-570,000 |
Friday, June 2, 2023 2:41 PM Local Time
Five Tournaments Fans Don't Want to Miss at the 2023 World Series of Poker
There are 95 bracelet events — the most in history — on the 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP) schedule, all of which are important and worth your attention as a fan of the game.
But if you can't catch them all on PokerGO or follow along with all the live reporting updates, there are five tournaments you absolutely cannot miss.
Find out what they are here
Friday, June 2, 2023 2:30 PM Local Time
Johnson Still Leads the Way
The action on both tables has seen several medium-sized pots as of late with Nick Kost scooping a Stud 8 or Better showdown pot against chip leader James Johnson, who remains in the driver's seat with ten left.
Over on the other table, Chad Eveslage three-bet an open-raise of Clayton Mozdzen, who called. Mozdzen discarded three while Eveslage took two and both checked to the second draw, on which they took two each. Mozdzen checked again and then folded to a bet by Eveslage, who flashed a made hand.
David Levi has boosted his stack with two showdown pots to become the fourth-biggest stack, but all of that can change within one hand in the big bet variants.
|James Johnson||2,000,000||-700,000 |
|Clayton Mozdzen||1,900,000||-160,000 |
|Andrew Brown||1,625,000||-25,000 |
|David Levi||1,225,000||775,000 |
|Gregory Kelley||1,100,000||-20,000 |
|Andrew Kelsall||1,000,000||-750,000 |
|Nick Kost||725,000||480,000 |
|John Racener||650,000||45,000 |
|Ryan Roeder||650,000||150,000 |
|Chad Eveslage||550,000||10,000 |
Friday, June 2, 2023 2:24 PM Local Time
Racener Continues to Climb
Stud 8 or Better
John Racener: / /
Ryan Roeder: / /
After Clayton Mozdzen folded to a bet from Ryan Roeder on fifth street, John Racener, who was down to just over one big bet commented "Just the card I didn't want to f***ing see" before heading into the tank for almost two minutes.
Ultimately he decided to soldier on in the hand and put in a call.
Roeder bet sixth street and Racener called all-in. His kings did indeed trail Roeder's aces with a low, but by picking up an nine on seventh street, Racener was able to survive with a chop by making two pair for the high.
John Racener: /
Gregory Kelley: / - folded fifth street
Shortly after, Racener was able to complete on third street and then bet fourth and fifth streets against Gregory Kelley before Kelley folded on the first big bet round to send the pot to Racener, whose stack continues to grow in health.
|Clayton Mozdzen||2,060,000||120,000 |
|Gregory Kelley||1,120,000||-30,000 |
|John Racener||605,000||145,000 |
|Ryan Roeder||500,000||-300,000 |0
Friday, June 2, 2023 2:11 PM Local Time
Mozdzen Shows an Ace Against Eveslage
Prior to the start of the new level, table 678 selected the cadillac of poker and Chad Eveslage raised off a shorter stack to get called by Clayton Mozdzen in the big blind. Mozdzen check-called 40,000 on the flop and they checked the turn.
Mozdzen bet the river for 80,000 and Eveslage folded, getting shown the by his opponent. "I had a pair," Eveslage responded.
|Clayton Mozdzen||1,940,000||440,000 |
|Chad Eveslage||540,000||-155,000 |