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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 1:14 PM Local Time
Polk Gives Up to Someya

With around 42,000 in the pot on a board of     , Doug Polk bet 28,500 and Shunta Someya called.

The river came the   and Polk checked over to Someya, who announced he was all in. Polk quickly took a look back at his cards before tossing them into the muck.

"Nice hand," he said as he tapped the felt.

Shunta Someya200,00040,000
Doug Polk100,000-40,000
Friday, June 2, 2023 1:12 PM Local Time
Weng Doubles to Stay Alive

Daniel Negreanu opened to 2,500 on the button and Bin Weng defended from the big blind. The flop came     and Negreanu continued with a bet of 2,000. Weng check-raised to 5,800 and Negreanu countered with a three-bet to 12,000. Weng jammed all in for 28,700 and Negreanu called it off.

Bin Weng:   
Daniel Negreanu:   

Weng flopped trip eights to take the lead but Negreanu claimed he had backdoor draws to go with his over pair. The   on the turn gave Negreanu some more outs but the   on the river bricked out as Weng doubled up to survive.

Daniel Negreanu237,6002,600
Bin Weng62,400-2,600
Friday, June 2, 2023 1:09 PM Local Time
Grujic Shoves on Khun

With the board showing     , Marko Grujic bet 26,000 and Chanracy Khun called.

The river came the   and Grujic used up a time bank chip before announcing he was all in. Khun, with around 70,000 remaining, quickly gave up his hand.

Marko Grujic230,00080,000
Chanracy Khun70,000-80,000
Friday, June 2, 2023 1:05 PM Local Time
Deeb's Donk Does the Job

On a board of     Shaun Deeb check-called the 1,500 bet from Julien Martini who was on the button.

The board paired on the turn as it came the  . Deeb now chose to lead for a sizing of 2,000 to which Martini folds.

Shaun Deeb168,000-67,000
Julien Martini132,00067,000
Friday, June 2, 2023 1:04 PM Local Time
Brannan Next Through

Frank Brannan has defeated Japanese vlogging superstar Masato Yokosawa to advance to the next round.

According to Brannan, he raised to 2,000 preflop and Yokosawa called to see the     flop with one diamond. Brannan continued for 3,000 and Yokosawa called.

Yokosawa called another 20,000 on the   turn before calling all in on the   river with   . Brannan, though, had    for a flush to win the pot.

Frank Brannan300,000150,000
Masato Yokosawa0-150,000
Friday, June 2, 2023 1:00 PM Local Time
Kono Advances to Play Puustinen in the Next Round

Reiji Kono was seen filling out a winner's paper after defeating Jordan Scott in his heads-up match. As relayed after the hand, Scott flopped two pair with    on a     flop. The turn was a   and the two players got all of their chips in the middle.4

Kono flipped over    for a turned straight and Scott was facing elimination. The river was an   and Kono held on to advance to the next round where he will take on Henri Puustinen.

Reiji Kono300,000150,000
Jordan Scott0-150,000
Friday, June 2, 2023 12:58 PM Local Time
Puustinen First to Advance as Bonomo Misses

Justin Bonomo found himself all in for around 120,000 on a flop of     and at risk against Henri Puustinen.

Justin Bonomo:   
Henri Puustinen:   

Bonomo needed to complete his flush draw or hit an ace to stay in the tournament but got no help on the   turn or   river as he became the first elimination.

According to Puustinen, he bet the flop, Bonomo raised, Puustinen jammed, and Bonomo called off his last chips.

Henri Puustinen300,000
Justin Bonomo0-150,000
Friday, June 2, 2023 12:57 PM Local Time
Tice Bets Smith on the Flop

Dan Smith started proceedings by raising the button to 2,300 into the big blind of Landon Tice. Tice three-bet to 9,500 and Smith called.

Going to a flop of    , Tice continued his aggression betting 5,000 into Smith, who decided to fold.

Landon Tice183,80053,800
Dan Smith116,200-53,800
Friday, June 2, 2023 12:55 PM Local Time
A "Reasonable" Runout?

Shunta Someya opened to 2,000 on the button and Doug Polk three-bet to 8,400 in the big blind. Someya called and the dealer fanned the flop of    . Polk continued with a bet of 11,400 and Someya called to see the   on the turn.

Both players checked and the   completed the board. Polk led out with a bet of 27,200 and Someya raised to 67,000 which Polk quickly called. Someya tabled    for a straight and Polk flipped over    for the same hand.

"Seems like a reasonable runout," Polk joked after getting lucky to chop the pot on the river. After the pot was chopped, Polk realized on the following hand that he received too many chips from the pot. After a lengthy discussion, Polk opted to give half of the river bet back to Someya, and the action carried on.

Shunta Someya160,00010,000
Doug Polk140,000-10,000
Friday, June 2, 2023 12:52 PM Local Time
Seidel Runs Into Szabo's Straight

Gabor Szabo bet 15,000 on a flop of     and Erik Seidel called.

The turn came the   and Szabo bet another 31,000. Seidel again called to see the   river, where Szabo put in a green 25,000 chip and announced he was all in.

Seidel asked for a count and tanked for a moment before announcing a call. Szabo turned over    for the straight and Seidel flashed    before mucking as Szabo, runner-up to Jason Koon in this event two years ago, doubled up for 92,000.

Gabor Szabo285,000135,000
Erik Seidel15,000-135,000
Friday, June 2, 2023 12:49 PM Local Time
Nitsche Gets Value from Second Pair on the River

By the turn, the pot stood at 4,000 as Dominick Nitsche from the big blind led out for 3,000 on a board of     . Called by Adrian Mateos, both players went to the river.

The river brought the   prompting Nitsche to fire another 3,500 into the middle. Mateos called and Nitsche tabled    for the winner.

Adrian Mateos2,185,0002,035,000
Dominik Nitsche81,500-68,500
Friday, June 2, 2023 12:45 PM Local Time
Weng Suspicious of Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu bet 6,000 on a board of      and Bin Weng called to see the   river.

Weng checked over to Negreanu, who this time fired out 30,000. Weng used up a time bank before he folded.

"You bluff me," he asked Negreanu following the hand, and Negreanu shook his head as he took the pot.

Negreanu has opened up a sizeable chip lead so far in this match.

Daniel Negreanu235,00085,000
Bin Weng65,000-85,000
Friday, June 2, 2023 12:39 PM Local Time
Vuilleumier Bets Big on the River

Alexandre Vuilleumier, champion of the $25,000 High Roller 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em event last night, is back in action today and just took a big pot off Young Ko.

There was already around 70,000 in the middle as they headed to the river on a board of      . Vuilleumier, in the big blind, led out for 42,000.

Ko used up one time bank and nearly let another 30 seconds elapse before he tossed his cards into the muck.

Alexandre Vuilleumier190,00040,000
Young Ko110,000-40,000
Friday, June 2, 2023 12:37 PM Local Time
Zack Checks Down Queens

Dan Zack made a pot-size pot of 12,000 on a flop of     and Keir Sullivan called.

Both players checked the   turn before the   fell on the river. Zack checked again, and Sullivan quickly tapped the felt as Zack opened up    to take the pot.

Daniel Zack185,00035,000
Keir Sullivan115,000-35,000
Friday, June 2, 2023 12:37 PM Local Time
Smith Picks Off a Stone Bluff from Ivey

On a flop of    , Phil Ivey in the big blind and John Smith on the button checked through to a turn that brought the  .

Still, no action as both players checked down to a river that came the  . Ivey now leads for 3,000. Smith pondered his decision before making a swift call. Ivey showed   , conceding the pot to the ace high of Smith who tabled   .

Phil Ivey184,20034,200
John Smith115,800-34,200
Friday, June 2, 2023 12:36 PM Local Time
Deeb Gets Three Streets of Value

Shaun Deeb

Julien Martini and Shaun Deeb were heads-up in a three-bet pot with 15,000 chips in the middle. The flop came     and Martini check-called a bet of 5,500 from Deeb.

The turn brought the   and Martini checked again. Deeb fired out another bet of 14,000 and Martini stuck around to see the   on the river. Martini checked for the third time and Deeb put together a bet of 38,000. Martini looked him up and Deeb showed    for the good to take a big lead in their matchup.

Shaun Deeb235,00085,000
Julien Martini65,000-85,000
Friday, June 2, 2023 12:27 PM Local Time
"Bluff No. 2" Gets Through For D'Ambrosio

A big pot of around 35,000 was already in the middle as Isaac Kempton and Jimmy D'Ambrosio went to the river on a board of      .

"How much would you call," D'Ambrosio asked.

"One chip," Kempton replied.

D'Ambrosio put in one, a red 5,000 chip, but Kempton quickly folded.

"Yeah, bluff No. 2," D'Ambrosio yelled as he raised his arms in the air.

Isaac Kempton170,000170,000
Jimmy D'Ambrosio130,000130,000
Friday, June 2, 2023 12:26 PM Local Time
Chidwick Pressures Yu on the Turn

Chidwick raised from the button to 1,200 and Ben Yu called.

Both players saw a flop of    . Yu checked to Chidwick in position as he fired out 1,000. Yu three-bet to 3,500 and Chidwick called.

The turn came the  , Yu continued for 6,500. Chidwick stewed for some time over his decision before raising to 22,000 which earned the fold and the pot.

Stephen Chidwick151,5001,500
Ben Yu148,500-1,500
Friday, June 2, 2023 12:21 PM Local Time
Badziakouski Misses Against Eychenne

With around 6,000 in the pot, Mikita Badziakouski led out for 2,200 on a board of      and Thomas Eychenne called.

The river came the   and Badziakouski slowed down and checked. Eychenne quickly checked back and took the pot with    as Badziakouski flashed    for a missed draw before mucking.

Mikita Badziakouski153,000
Thomas Eychenne147,000
Friday, June 2, 2023 12:17 PM Local Time
Defending Champ Picks Off Tice

Defending champion Dan Smith is back in action this year and matched up against Landon Tice in the first hand.

Smith and Tice built a pot of 3,000 heading to the turn on a board of      and both players checked. The river came the   and Tice led out for 600.

Smith quickly called with    for a pair of fives to win the pot and take an early lead in the match.

Dan Smith170,000
Landon Tice130,000