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

Friday, June 02, 2023 to Sunday, June 04, 2023

Event #8: $25,000 Heads Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship

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  • Buy-in: $25,000
  • Prizepool: $1,504,000
  • Entries: 64
  • Remaining: 0


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Friday, June 2, 2023 7:20 PM Local Time
Polk Cruising in the "Doug Invitational"

Doug Polk

"I'm a Heads-Up No-Limit player. They built this tournament for me. They should call it the Doug Invitational," Doug Polk told Thomas Eychenne as he raised to 15,000.

Eychenne then three-bet to around 45,000 and Polk announced he was all in. Eychenne, with around 100,000 left, snap folded.

Doug Polk500,000180,000
Thomas Eychenne100,000-180,000
Friday, June 2, 2023 7:07 PM Local Time
Brewer Crawling Back to Even Against Smith

Chris Brewer checked his option in a limped pot against John Smith. The flop came    , Brewer checked over to Smith who took the lead for 7,000. Brewer called and they went to a turn.

The   saw Brewer now check-raise the 15,000 turn bet from Smith to 60,000. Smith called down and they went to the river.

On the   Brewer placed a bet of 85,000. "Alright!" Smith exclaimed as he was forced to give up the pot.

John Smith371,000-109,000
Chris Brewer229,000109,000
Friday, June 2, 2023 7:07 PM Local Time
Tice Winds Up All In With Seven-Deuce

Landon Tice and Stephen Chidwick built a pot of 40,000 heading to the     flop and checked through to the river on the   turn.

The river came the   and Chidwick bet 20,000. Tice then announced he was all in and Chidwick tanked for a moment before calling off his last 97,000.

Tice showed    and Chidwick took the pot with    for a pair of nines to double up.

"Sick one," Tice told Chidwick after the hand. "I didn't think I was going to end up all in with seven-deuce, but then the seven came."

Landon Tice370,000-103,000
Stephen Chidwick230,000103,000
Friday, June 2, 2023 7:04 PM Local Time
Mateos Calls Off Versus Wasserson

Adrian Mateos

Eric Wasserson bet 65,000 on a board of      and Adrian Mateos called.

The river came the   and Wasserson announced he was all in. Mateos let out a loud sigh and shot back in his chair before committing his last 70,000.

Wasserson opened up    for two pair and Mateos flashed    before fist bumping Wasserson and making his exit.

Eric Wasserson600,000131,000
Adrian Mateos0-131,000
Friday, June 2, 2023 7:03 PM Local Time
Level 20 started
Level: 20
Blinds: 3,000/6,000
Ante: 0
Friday, June 2, 2023 6:57 PM Local Time
Tice Pulls Ahead of Chidwick

Picking up the action on the turn with the board reading      and 62,000 chips in the middle, Landon Tice checked from the big blind. Stephen Chidwick checked it back and the   paired the board on the river.

Tice threw in a bet of 15,000 and Chidwick used a time extension before raising to 55,000. Tice instantly called and Chidwick flipped over   . Tice tabled    for a pair of kings and took a healthy lead in the matchup.

Landon Tice473,000123,000
Stephen Chidwick127,000-123,000
Friday, June 2, 2023 6:55 PM Local Time
Polk Gets Caught Bluffing Into Trips

Thomas Eychenne raised from the button to 6,500. Doug Polk three-bet to 22,000 and Eychenne called.

The first four cards came      with Polk betting both the flop and the turn for 14,000 and 29,000 respectively. Each bet was called by Eychenne.

The river landed the   and Polk emptied the clip shoving all in and putting his opponent to the test for his remaining 75,500 chips. Eychenne called and Polk instantly mucked. Eychenne tabled his hand to reveal    for trips.

"Damn, I need to stop bluffing," Polk recited aloud as he paid off the bet.

Doug Polk320,000-76,000
Thomas Eychenne280,00076,000
Friday, June 2, 2023 6:55 PM Local Time
Brewer Getting Frustrated

With around 30,000 in the pot on a board of     , Chris Brewer bet 20,000 and John Smith called in the big blind.

The river came the   and Smith checked again. Brewer checked back this time as Smith opened up   .

Brewer slammed his cards on the table and shook his head in frustration as Smith dragged in the pot.

John Smith480,000-4,000
Chris Brewer120,0004,000
Friday, June 2, 2023 6:50 PM Local Time
Zinno Picks Off Jaffe

A massive pile of chips was already in the middle as Jonathan Jaffe and Anthony Zinno went to the river on a board of      . Jaffe, in the big blind, put out a bet of 60,000.

Zinno quickly called and Jaffe instantly mucked his hand as Zinno showed    for a straight.

Jaffe, who was one card away from winning this match in its early stages, is now faced with a significant chip deficit.

Anthony Zinno430,000120,000
Jonathan Jaffe170,000-120,000
Friday, June 2, 2023 6:44 PM Local Time
Richardson Downs Porter

Daemon Richardson

Daemon Richardson raised to 8,500 on the button and Andrew Porter reraised to 31,000 from the big blind. Richardson just called and the flop of     was revealed. Porter led out with a bet of 31,000 and Richardson jammed all in which was followed by a snap call from Porter for his last 137,500 chips.

Andrew Porter:   
Daemon Richardson:   

The turn brought the   to improve Richardson to a full house and Porter was left drawing dead to the   on the river.

Daemon Richardson600,000120,000
Andrew Porter0-120,000
Friday, June 2, 2023 6:41 PM Local Time
Level 19 started
Level: 19
Blinds: 2,000/4,000
Ante: 0
Friday, June 2, 2023 6:41 PM Local Time
Porter Pays Off Richardson

Daemon Richardson bet 15,000 on a board of      and Andrew Porter called.

The river came the   and Richardson bet another 17,000. Porter quickly called as Richardson turned over    for top pair.

Porter shook his head in frustration before mucking as Richardson opened up a commanding lead.

Daemon Richardson480,0007,000
Andrew Porter120,000-7,000
Friday, June 2, 2023 6:39 PM Local Time
Eychenne Rivers a Pair to Catch Polk Bluffing

Thomas Eychenne limped in on the button and Doug Polk raised to 10,000 in the big blind. Eychenne just called and the flop of     hit the felt. Polk continued with a "devil's bet" of 6,600 and Eychenne called.

The turn was the   and Polk sized up another bet of 24,000. Eychenne still called and the   rolled off on the river. Polk jammed all in and Eychenne snapped off his last 61,500 chips.

Polk flipped over    for air while Eychenne rivered a pair of kings with    to scoop the pot.

Doug Polk396,000-84,000
Thomas Eychenne204,00084,000
Friday, June 2, 2023 6:38 PM Local Time
Negreanu Flops a Set to Double

Roberto Perez raised to 6,000 before Daniel Negreanu moved all in for 52,000. Perez called and Negreanu took out his camera and began filming before exposing his cards.

Daniel Negreanu:   
Roberto Perez:   

"My friend's been killing me," Negreanu narrated as the dealer turned over the     flop, giving him a set and Perez an open-ended straight draw.

The   turn was safe, and the   on the river was enough for Negreanu to double up.

Roberto Perez495,000-66,000
Daniel Negreanu105,00066,000
Friday, June 2, 2023 6:32 PM Local Time
Negreanu's Getting Short

Daniel Negreanu raised on the button to 6,000 called by Roberto Perez in the big blind.

The flop came    . Perez check-called a bet of 3,000 and the players went to the turn.

The   followed and the same story, but this time Negreanu bet 9,000 called by Perez.

The river came the   and Perez checked for the last time. Negreanu thought before following suit and checked behind - wisely so as Perez tabled    for flopped trips.

Roberto Perez561,000156,000
Daniel Negreanu39,000-156,000
Friday, June 2, 2023 6:24 PM Local Time
Polk Shoves on Eychenne With No Pair

Thomas Eychenne bet 22,000 on a board of      before Doug Polk moved all in.

Eychenne, with 120,000 remaining, tanked for a moment before folding. Polk showed him    for a straight draw as he took the pot and Eychenne lowered his head onto the table.

"When you get shorter, position is less good," Polk said.

Doug Polk480,00074,000
Thomas Eychenne120,000-74,000
Friday, June 2, 2023 6:23 PM Local Time
Smith Scores a Full Double Up

John Smith

John Smith limped in on the button and Chris Brewer raised to 15,000 out of the big blind. Smith nearly folded but then opted to see a flop which came    . Brewer led out with a bet of 10,000 and Smith just called to see the   on the turn.

Brewer fired out another bet of 40,000 on the turn and Smith called. The river was the   and Brewer splashed in a bet of 130,000. Smith shoved all in for 176,600 which got Brewer out of his seat as he showed his cards   .

"You just have eight-six of spades or some funny jack that made a full house. How much more is it? I don't think I can fold," Brewer rambled on as the stack was counted. Brewer got the final count and made the call only to see Smith turn over    for a full house to double into the lead.

John Smith484,000208,000
Chris Brewer116,000-208,000
Friday, June 2, 2023 6:19 PM Local Time
Beresford Eliminated a Short While After Hero Call Goes Wrong

Conor Beresford

Gabor Szabo opened the button to 4,000 to be met by a three-bet to 17,500 from Conor Beresford. Szabo called and they went to a flop.

As the board ran out       Beresford barrelled all three streets for 17,500, 50,000, and 60,000 respectively. Each was called by Szabo until the river bet to which he reraised all in for his remaining 200,000. This sent Beresford deep into the tank as he burnt through several time banks before making his decision. Beresford called and Szabo was first to reveal his hand,    for the stone-cold nuts. Beresford conceding the pot showed    for a no-good top pair.

Left with a mere 22,000 behind, Beresford was eliminated a short while later.

Gabor Szabo600,000345,000
Conor Beresford0-345,000
Friday, June 2, 2023 6:17 PM Local Time
Tice Takes Another From Chidwick

Landon Tice bet 18,000 on a flop of     and Stephen Chidwick called. Both players checked the   turn.

The river came the   and Tice led out for 25,000. Chidwick tossed in a green chip to call, then mucked when Tice turned over   .

A few hands earlier, Tice had shoved the river for 177,000 on a board of       and Chidwick gave up his hand.

Landon Tice350,00060,000
Stephen Chidwick250,000-60,000
Friday, June 2, 2023 6:11 PM Local Time
Perez Raises, Negreanu Folds

Roberto Perez opened to 6,000 on the button and Daniel Negreanu made it 21,000 in the big blind. Perez called and the dealer fanned the flop of    .

Negreanu led out with a bet of 21,000 and Perez announced a raise to 58,000. Negreanu instantly mucked his cards and Perez took a two-to-one chip lead in the match.

Nearby, Julien Martini called off the last of his 38,000 chips on the river but it was Joshua Heinzl who turned over the best hand in order to advance to Round 3.

Joshua Heinzl600,000300,000
Roberto Perez405,0003,000
Daniel Negreanu195,000-3,000
Julien Martini0-300,000