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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 2:16 PM Local Time
Polk Snaps Off Someya

With around 50,000 already in the pot on a board of     , Doug Polk bet 30,400 and Shunta Someya called.

The river came the   and Polk checked over to Someya, who went through several time bank cards before he moved all in.

"Call," Polk immediately said as he turned over    for a straight. Someya shot back in his seat and looked up to the ceiling as he flashed    for a bluff as Polk doubled up for 78,800.

"You have to bluff that," Polk told him after the hand.

Doug Polk285,000185,000
Shunta Someya15,000-185,000
Friday, June 2, 2023 2:12 PM Local Time
Larabi Barrels Two Streets and Gets the Fold

Bernard Larabi from the button raised to 5,000 which was called by Joshua Heinzl in the big blind.

The flop came     prompting Heinzl to check over to Larabi who continued for 12,000. Heinzl called.

The   on the river saw a repeat of the action, but this time Larabi bet 27,000 into Heinzl forcing him to fold.

Joshua Heinzl164,000-27,000
Bernard Larabi136,00027,000
Friday, June 2, 2023 2:11 PM Local Time
Updated Bracket
Friday, June 2, 2023 2:08 PM Local Time
Vuilleumier Wins a Coin Flip to Bust Ko

Alexandre Vuilleumier was holding a healthy lead over Young Ko for most of the match and things finally came to a head when the two players got all of their chips in the middle preflop with Ko at risk for around 50,000 chips.

Young Ko:   
Alexandre Vuilleumier:   

The board ran out       and Vuilleumier made the better of the two full houses to advance to the second round.

Alexandre Vuilleumier300,000110,000
Young Ko0-110,000
Friday, June 2, 2023 2:06 PM Local Time
Wasserson Doubles Into Big Lead

Eric Wasserson was all in for 117,000 against opponent Patrick Kennedy.

Eric Wasserson:   
Patrick Kennedy:   

Wasserson took the lead on the     flop with a pair of aces, and Kennedy was left paying off most of his stack as the board ran out   .

Eric Wasserson235,00085,000
Patrick Kennedy65,000-85,000
Friday, June 2, 2023 2:01 PM Local Time
Gleissner Victim of Brutal Suckout

Bernd Gleissner was all in for around 90,000 on a flop of     and up against Ranjeet Pawar.

Bernd Gleissner:   
Ranjeet Pawar:   

Pawar had flopped two pair, but Gleissner had a set of jacks for the lead as he was a favorite to double up. The   fell on the turn, but the   on the river improved Pawar to a full house to move him on to the next round.

"Wow, unlucky man," Pawar told Gleissner, who took the beat well and shook Pawar's hand on his way to the rail.

Ranjeet Pawar300,000150,000
Bernd Gleissner0-150,000
Friday, June 2, 2023 2:00 PM Local Time
Martini's Second Pair is Good on the River

With the pot standing at 56,000, the board read     . Julien Martini checked the action over to Shaun Deeb on the button who lead out for 16,000. Martini called and they went to the river.

The river paired the board with the  . Martini checked to Deeb once again who bet 38,000. Martini didn't look best pleased with his options but settled on calling. Deeb showed    for ten high while Martini held    for second pair.

Julien Martini213,00081,000
Shaun Deeb87,000-81,000
Friday, June 2, 2023 1:59 PM Local Time
Jaffe Leaves Destefano on Fumes

Blinds 800/1,600

Dylan Destefano raised it up on the button and Jonathan Jaffe three-bet to 10,500 from the big blind. Destefano called and the flop of     hit the felt. Jaffe fired out a bet of 7,000 and Destefano called.

The turn brought the   and Jaffe dropped in another bet of 12,000. Destefano still called and the   hit the river. Both players tapped the table and Jaffe turned over    for the best hand.

Jonathan Jaffe261,500111,500
Dylan Destefano38,500-111,500
Friday, June 2, 2023 1:52 PM Local Time
Brewer On to the Next Round

Chris Brewer has defeated William Stanford to advance to the next round.

According to Brewer, he check-raised the turn on a board of      with two diamonds and Stanford called for half his stack. The river came the   and Stanford was all in with   , but Brewer had rivered a flush with   .

Chris Brewer300,000150,000
William Stanford0-150,000
Friday, June 2, 2023 1:50 PM Local Time
Chidwick Shoves the River

Stephen Chidwick bet 21,000 on a board of      and Ben Yu called.

The river came the   and Chidwick now shoved all in for 113,000. Yu used up several time banks as he tanked for nearly two minutes before releasing his hand.

Chidwick has now opened up a sizeable chip lead in this match.

Stephen Chidwick185,00033,500
Ben Yu115,000-33,500
Friday, June 2, 2023 1:48 PM Local Time
Nitsche Doubles Into the Lead

Dominik Nitsche raised to 4,000 on the button and Adrian Mateos reraised to 16,000 out of the big blind. Nitsche called and the dealer fanned the flop of    . Mateos continued with a bet of 6,500 and Nitsche just called.

The turn brought the   and Mateos sized up a bet of 20,000 this time. Nitsche still called and the   paired the board on the river. Mateos jammed all in and Nitsche snap-called for his last 37,000 chips. Mateos tabled    but it was no match for the    of Nitsche who made a full house.

Dominik Nitsche159,0009,000
Adrian Mateos141,000-9,000
Friday, June 2, 2023 1:44 PM Local Time
"Back to Even" for Tice vs Smith

As the full board read       Landon Tice could be seen counting out a stack of red chips in preparation to pay off what appeared to be a river jam from Dan Smith on the button. In front of Smith laid    for a rivered full house while Tice's card had already been mucked.

"We're back to even," Tice said as he finished counting his remaining chip stack.

Landon Tice152,000-48,000
Dan Smith148,00048,000
Friday, June 2, 2023 1:40 PM Local Time
Seidel Out, Szabo, Kornuth Advance

Erik Seidel could never recover after doubling up Gabor Szabo earlier in their match and just found himself all in for around 20,000.

Erik Seidel:   
Gabor Szabo:   

The board ran out       and Seidel couldn't improve against Szabo's tens as Szabo moved on to the next round.

Elsewhere, Chance Kornuth was victorious in his match against Jeremiah Williams.

Chance Kornuth300,0000
Gabor Szabo300,00015,000
Jeremiah Williams00
Erik Seidel0-15,000
Friday, June 2, 2023 1:32 PM Local Time
Heinzl's Five-Bet Gives Him the Lead

Bernard Larabi raised it up on the button and Joshua Heinzl three-bet to 13,000 from the big blind. Larabi stuck in a four-bet to 28,500 and Heinzl responded with a five-bet to 63,000.

Larabi finally gave up the charade as he dumped his cards into the muck and Heinzl collected the pot along with the first significant lead in their match.

Joshua Heinzl191,00041,000
Bernard Larabi109,000-41,000
Friday, June 2, 2023 1:29 PM Local Time
Perez Hero-Calls Against Soverel

Action between Sam Soverel and Roberto Perez brewed a pot of 51,000 by the river on a board that read      .

Perez checked to Soverel who put out a bet of approximately half the size of the pot. Perez flicked in one chip for the call and Soverel tabled   , the losing hand against the    of Perez who correctly hero-called with bottom pair.

Roberto Perez210,00060,000
Sam Soverel90,000-60,000
Friday, June 2, 2023 1:29 PM Local Time
Williams Doesn't Believe Kornuth

Picking up the action on the river with a completed board of      , the action was on Chance Kornuth who shipped all in into a pot of around 15,000. Jeremiah Williams had a stack of around 45,000 in front of him and went into the tank for a minute.

"I have a pretty good hand to call with," Williams announced as he pondered his decision. He eventually stuck in some chips to call and Kornuth turned over    for a full house to send Williams to the rail.

Chance Kornuth300,000150,000
Jeremiah Williams0-150,000
Friday, June 2, 2023 1:25 PM Local Time
Tice Calls Down Smith on the River

Landon Tice bet 4,000 on a board of      and Dan Smith called.

The river came the   and Tice checked this time. Smith now announced a bet of 8,000 and Tice called with    for two pair which was good enough to take the pot.

Tice has now opened up a 2-1 chip lead over the defending champion.

Landon Tice200,00016,200
Dan Smith100,000-16,200
Friday, June 2, 2023 1:23 PM Local Time
Sullivan Overcomes Zack's Intimidation Factor

"You're a pretty intimidating guy for such a small stature," Keir Sullivan told Dan Zack as they saw a flop of    . Sullivan bet 2,000, then called a raise to 5,000.

The turn came the   and Zack checked over to Sullivan, who bet 10,000. Zack called to see the   river, where Sullivan flicked in a green 25,000 chip.

Zack used up a time bank before he mucked. "Tough one," Sullivan asked as he took the pot.

"Probably not," Zack replied.

"What, you don't believe me? I'm a pretty honest guy," Sullivan added.

Keir Sullivan160,00045,000
Daniel Zack140,000-45,000
Friday, June 2, 2023 1:20 PM Local Time
Negreanu and Richardson Move On

Daniel Negreanu just completed his heads-up match with Bin Weng after a preflop encounter saw all of the chips go in the middle. Negreanu opened to 3,000 on the button and Weng three-bet to 15,000. Negreanu four-bet jammed all in and Weng called it off.

Bin Weng:   
Daniel Negreanu:   

The board ran out clean for Negreanu who will be returning for the second round at 5 p.m. but first stopped by the rail to take a few photos.

Meanwhile, across the room, Daemon Richardson was also victorious in his matchup with Shota Nakanishi.

Daemon Richardson300,000150,000
Daniel Negreanu300,00062,400
Shota Nakanishi0-150,000
Bin Weng0-62,400
Friday, June 2, 2023 1:16 PM Local Time
Winter Out In Front of Jorstad

The pot stood at 22,000 as Espen Jorstad checked his option on a board of    . Sean Winter on the button checked behind bringing the players to the turn.

On the   Jorstad again checked to Winter who fired 9,000 more into the middle forcing Jorstad to fold.

Sean Winter215,80065,800
Espen Jorstad84,200-65,800