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

Monday, June 05, 2023 to Wednesday, June 07, 2023

Event #14: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $1,209,000
  • Entries: 130
  • Remaining: 0


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Tuesday, June 6, 2023 12:06 AM Local Time
David Williams Bags Day 1 Chip Lead of $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship

David Williams

Day 1 of Event #14: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship has come to an end at the 2023 World Series of Poker at Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas, with David Williams amassing a huge chip lead of 530,500 through ten levels of play, 213,000 in front of the second tallest stack, Max Hoffman.

The event has drawn a total of 111 players, which has already surpassed last year's field of 96 and stands to grow as late registration is still open until the beginning of play on June 6. Fifty-five of the players who entered remain after one day of play.

End of Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip Count
1David WilliamsUnited States530,500
2Max HoffmanUnited States317,500
3Tamon NakamuraJapan289,500
4Dzmitry UrbanovichPoland247,000
5Brian YoonUnited States216,500
6Matt VengrinUnited States208,500
7justin LibertoUnited States205,000
8Joey CoudenUnited States196,000
9Frank KasselaUnited States186,000
10Eli ElezraIsrael184,500

Williams, whose one WSOP bracelet came in seven card stud in 2006, and who has two other WSOP stud final tables, built his stack steadily throughout the day and is in pole position to make a run at his second piece of poker hardware.

A big portion of Williams' chip stack came in a confrontation with James Paluszek. The two put in bets and raises on several streets, with Williams' aggression finally moving Paluszek to muck on the river.

Other notables who survived into Day 2 include WSOP Hall of Famers Daniel Negreanu and Eli Elezra, four-time bracelet winner and 2006 WSOP Player of the Year Jeff Madsen, three-time mixed games bracelet winner and 2010 Player of the Year Frank Kassela, and two-time bracelet winner David "ODB" Baker.

Eli Elezra
Eli Elezra

Those to hit the rail on Day 1 included Nacho Barbero, Josh Arieh, Jack McClelland, Allen Kessler, and Humberto Brenes.

Perhaps the most incendiary exit belonged to Nick Schulman. Having just earned his fourth bracelet on Sunday in the $1,500 stud event, Schulman late registered and was busted just a short time later. The majority of the damage was done in a hand in which Schulman's two pair was beaten by the straight of Andre Akkari. The hand left Schulman with only 7,000 chips, and he was eliminated just a few hands later, ending his run at winning back-to-back stud events and a fifth bracelet.

Defending champion Adam Friedman remains with a chance to defend his crown and add another bracelet to the five already on his shelf. Former champion Robert Mizrachi also remains. The 2021 champion Anthony Zinno, 2018 champion Yaniv Birman's runs ended shortly before the conclusion of Day 1.

The remaining players will return Tuesday, June 3 at 1:00 p.m. local time to play seven 90-minute levels, with ten-minute breaks after each level and a 60-minute dinner break after Level 14, approximately 7:30 p.m. local time.

Be sure to stick with PokerNews as we continue to bring you all the action from this and other WSOP bracelet events throughout the day at the Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas.

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 12:05 AM Local Time
Seat Draw for Day 2
CasinoTableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
Paris1341Chris TrybaUnited States30,000
Paris1342Dario SammartinoItaly74,500
Paris1344Daniel NegreanuCanada13,500
Paris1346Brian RastUnited States48,000
Paris1347Mike ThorpeUnited States39,000
Paris1348Joseph CoudenUnited States196,000
Paris1351Michael SigelUnited States71,500
Paris1353Eli ElezraIsrael184,500
Paris1354Maxx ColemanUnited States96,000
Paris1355Ben YuUnited States54,000
Paris1356Michael MoncekUnited States58,000
Paris1361Noah BronsteinUnited States72,000
Paris1363Mark GregorichUnited States152,500
Paris1365Michael MizrachiUnited States46,000
Paris1366Jaswinder LallyCanada17,000
Paris1368Philip LongUnited Kingdom177,000
Paris1372Frank KasselaUnited States186,000
Paris1373Tamon NakamuraJapan289,500
Paris1374Brian YoonUnited States216,500
Paris1375Yingui LiChina165,000
Paris1376David "ODB" BakerUnited States147,500
Paris1377Alexander WilkinsonUnited States68,500
Paris1381David "Bakes" BakerUnited States70,000
Paris1383Elior SionUnited Kingdom85,500
Paris1384David FunkhouserUnited States66,500
Paris1385Vasili LazarouGreece116,500
Paris1387Benny GlaserUnited Kingdom43,000
Paris1388Jason GolaUnited States121,500
Paris1401Joel TushnetUnited States31,000
Paris1402Nathaniel KatzoffUnited States100,500
Paris1404Paul MangineUnited States122,000
Paris1405David WilliamsUnited States530,500
Paris1406Scott BohlmanUnited States109,000
Paris1408Alex LivingstonCanada167,000
Paris1411Andre AkkariBrazil148,000
Paris1413Robert Campbell (AU)Australia48,000
Paris1415Yueqi ZhuChina47,500
Paris1416Justin LibertoUnited States205,000
Paris1417Dzmitry UrbanovichPoland247,000
Paris1421Adam FriedmanUnited States49,500
Paris1422George AlexanderUnited States47,000
Paris1423Michael McKennaUnited States121,000
Paris1424Jeff MadsenUnited States155,500
Paris1426Christopher ClaassenUnited States126,000
Paris1428Joseph VillellaUnited States126,500
Paris1431Andrew KelsallUnited States69,500
Paris1433Petrit LushaUnited States115,000
Paris1434Max HoffmanUnited States317,500
Paris1435Leonard AugustUnited States91,000
Paris1437Max KruseGermany150,000
Paris1441Amir MirrasouliUnited States61,000
Paris1443Matt VengrinUnited States208,500
Paris1445Robert MizrachiUnited States54,000
Paris1447Craig ChaitUnited States129,500
Paris1448Michael RodriguesPortugal52,000
Monday, June 5, 2023 11:04 PM Local Time
Official End of Night Chip Counts
David Williams530,50015,500
Max Hoffman317,500-56,500
Tamon Nakamura289,500109,500
Dzmitry Urbanovich247,0002,000
Brian Yoon216,50034,500
Matt Vengrin208,50028,500
justin Liberto205,000131,000
Joey Couden196,000196,000
Frank Kassela186,00081,000
Eli Elezra184,500-5,500
Philip Long177,000177,000
Alex Livingston167,00049,000
Yingui Li165,00059,000
Jeff Madsen155,500155,500
Mark Gregorich152,5002,500
Max Kruse150,000100,000
Andre Akkari148,00016,000
David "ODB" Baker147,50067,500
Craig Chait129,50069,500
Joseph Villella126,50078,500
Christopher Claassen126,000-21,000
Paul Mangine122,00059,000
Jason Gola121,50059,500
Michael McKenna121,00071,000
Vasili Lazarou116,500
Petrit Lusha115,000115,000
Scott Bohlman109,000-31,000
Nathaniel Katzoff100,500-11,500
Maxx Coleman96,0009,000
Leonard August91,000-49,000
Elior Sion85,50040,500
Dario Sammartino74,500-95,500
Noah Bronstein72,00023,500
Michael Sigel71,5006,500
David "Bakes" Baker70,00010,000
Andrew Kelsall69,5008,500
Alex Wilkinson68,5004,500
David Funkhouser66,500-55,500
Amir Mirrasouli61,00023,500
Michael Moncek58,000-38,000
Ben Yu54,000-6,000
Robert Mizrachi54,00032,000
Michael Rodrigues52,00052,000
Adam Friedman49,500-36,500
Brian Rast48,000-12,000
Robert Campbell48,00028,000
Yueqi Zhu47,50047,500
George Alexander47,000-13,000
Michael Mizrachi46,000-19,000
Benny Glaser43,000-28,000
Mike Thorpe39,000-31,000
Joel Tushnet31,000-33,000
Chris Tryba30,000-21,000
Jaswinder Lally17,000-8,000
Daniel Negreanu13,500-19,000
Monday, June 5, 2023 10:37 PM Local Time
Four More Hands

Tournament staff has announced that four more hands will be played before play ends for the night.

Monday, June 5, 2023 10:31 PM Local Time
Urbanovich Shortens Negreanu's Stack

Daniel Negreanu

Dzmitry Urbanovich:    /    
Daniel Negreanu:    /    

Picking action up on fifth street, Dzmitry Urbanovich bet fifth and sixth streets and Daniel Negreanu called.

The players each checked seventh street with Urbanovich showing two pair, jacks and tens for the winner.

Dzmitry Urbanovich245,00013,000
Daniel Negreanu32,5003,000
Monday, June 5, 2023 10:28 PM Local Time
Mizrachi Survives All In with Ducks

Robert Mizrachi:        
Jaswinder Lally:        

Very short-stacked, Robert Mizrachi raised all in on third street. Jaswinder Lally called. Mizrachi's ducks survived every assault, and Mizrachi avoided an early exit.

Jaswinder Lally25,0009,000
Robert Mizrachi22,000-112,000
Monday, June 5, 2023 10:16 PM Local Time
Updated Counts As Day 1 Approaches the End
David Williams515,00045,000
Max Hoffman374,000374,000
Dzmitry Urbanovich232,00022,000
Eli Elezra190,00085,500
Tamon Nakamura180,000180,000
Matt Vengrin180,00040,000
Mark Gregorich150,00070,000
Leonard August140,000-80,000
Adam Friedman86,000-27,000
Benny Glaser71,00011,000
Michael Mizrachi65,00065,000
John Racener0-73,000
Monday, June 5, 2023 10:00 PM Local Time
Schulman's Run at a Fifth Bracelet Flames Out

Andre Akkari:   /  folded bring in
Alex Livingston:        
Nick Schulman:        

Shortly after losing most of his late reg stack in his hand with Andre Akkari, Nick Schulman got his remaining chips all in on third street. By sixth street he had three aces, better than Alex Livingston's two pair of fours and threes. But Livingston binked a four on the river, Schulman was unable to improve, and his run at winning back-to-back WSOP stud bracelets ended almost as quickly as it began.

Andre Akkari132,000-23,000
Alex Livingston118,000118,000
Nick Schulman0-7,000
Monday, June 5, 2023 9:50 PM Local Time
Schulman In, But It Could be a Short Day

Nick Schulman

Andre Akkari:    /    
Nick Schulman:    /    

Nick Schulman, fresh off his fourth WSOP bracelet in the $1,500 version of this game Sunday night has joined the field, but his time in this event might be short-lived.

Picking action up on fifth street, Schulman bet and got called by Andre Akkari, and then on seventh with Schulman getting short, he check-raised a bet from Akkari, which the Brazilian called.

Schulman showed two pair, eights and deuces, but Akkari showed an eight-high straight for the win to leave Schulman with just one big bet.

Andre Akkari155,00091,000
Nick Schulman7,0007,000
Monday, June 5, 2023 9:49 PM Local Time
Amazing Winner Shots from Nick Schulman's $1,500 Stud Victory
Monday, June 5, 2023 9:44 PM Local Time
The Two Failed Bluffs in One Week that Cost Doug Polk $700k
Doug Polk
Doug Polk

Chris Moneymaker had the Bluff of the Century in 2003. This past week, Doug Polk had perhaps the Failed Bluff of the Century.

On Sunday, heads-up for a bracelet, Polk bluffed off a significant portion of his stack at the 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP) less than one week after his infamous bluff attempt that didn't get through on Hustler Casino Live's $1 million game.

In both instances, the Upswing Poker founder had a busted draw and attempted to use aggression to coerce his opponents into folding somewhat marginal holdings in massive pots. Both times, however, his efforts were unsuccessful and quite costly.

Read all details here

Monday, June 5, 2023 9:44 PM Local Time
Level 10 started
Level: 10
Blinds: 0/0
Ante: 0
Monday, June 5, 2023 9:43 PM Local Time
Williams Smashing Away to Chip Lead

David Williams

David Williams:   /    / 
James Paluszek:   /    / 

Picking action up on fifth street with several bets in the pot already, David Williams and James Paluszek exchanged bets and raises until three big bets each were in the middle.

Still with the betting lead on sixth street, Paluszek continued to bet and again Williams raised, with Paluszek calling.

On seventh street, Paluszek checked and faced another bet, but couldn't call this one, sending the latest healthy pot to Williams, who is approaching half a million chips.

David Williams470,000405,000
James Paluszek45,000-17,000
Monday, June 5, 2023 9:40 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts and Eliminations
Dzmitry Urbanovich210,000150,000
Dario Sammartino170,000120,000
David Funkhouser122,00092,000
David "ODB" Baker80,000-4,600
Mike Thorpe70,00010,000
Andrew Kelsall61,0001,000
Brian Rast60,000
Joseph Villella48,000-9,000
Jean Gaspard26,000
Robert Campbell20,000-60,500
Jaswinder Lally16,000-74,000
Oxana Cummings0-64,000
Philip Corgi0-61,000
Mike Noori0-60,000
Robert Vest0-63,000
Ryan Leng0-60,000
John Monnette0-80,000
Bill Klein0-51,000
Monday, June 5, 2023 9:29 PM Local Time
Hui Slows Down Friedman

Phil Hui

Phil Hui:   /    
Adam Friedman:   /     - folded sixth street
Scott Seiver:   /  - folded bring-in

After Adam Friedman completed on third street, Phil Hui made it two bets to go, shedding Scott Seiver's bring-in, but Friedman called.

Hui asked if he could double bet on fourth street, which is no longer allowed, but still bet and got a call from Friedman.

He continued betting on fifth street with Friedman calling to progress on with the big bet rounds, but when Hui caught a third ten on sixth street, Friedman just scooped up his cards and tossed them to the muck before Hui had even put out a bet.

"You run really pure in this game," commented the defending champion.

"Oh, I didn't have the best hand to start?" said Hui who then showed his aces in the hole for a full house.

Meanwhile, Seiver was eliminated shortly after by Yueqi Zhu.

Adam Friedman113,00049,000
Phil Hui68,0006,000
Scott Seiver0-60,000
Yueqi Zhu0-71,000
Monday, June 5, 2023 9:25 PM Local Time
All Hearts, But No Love Lost as Coleman Muscles Up

Daniel Negreanu:   /  folded on third street
Maxx Coleman:   / 
Alex Wilkinson:   /  folded on third street
Joel Tushnet:   /  folded bring in

Alex Wilkinson raised, Daniel Negreanu made it three, and Max Coleman made it four.

Wilkinson folded, and Negreanu shook his head. "That's pretty strong," said Negreanu, "Four-betting a ten out of left field," and eventually folded.

Maxx Coleman87,00027,000
Alex Wilkinson64,00064,000
Joel Tushnet64,00064,000
Daniel Negreanu29,500-42,500
Monday, June 5, 2023 9:14 PM Local Time
Elezra into Six Figures

Eli Elezra

Eli Elezra:   /   
Chris Tryba:   /    - folded fifth street

Picking action up on fourth street, Eli Elezra bet and got called by Chris Tryba. On fifth street, Elezra made open eights and bet again, leading to a fold from Tryba.

Eli Elezra104,5008,000
Chris Tryba51,000-22,000
Monday, June 5, 2023 9:02 PM Local Time
The Field Crosses 100 Entries
Leonard August220,000145,000
Matt Vengrin140,00078,000
Yingui Li106,00046,000
Jyri Merivirta79,00027,000
Chris Tryba73,0009,000
Yueqi Zhu71,00013,000
Josh Arieh60,00060,000
Ryan Leng60,00060,000
Ben Yu60,00060,000
Benny Glaser60,00060,000
Maxx Coleman60,00060,000
Bradley Anderson60,00060,000
David "Bakes" Baker60,000
Michael McKenna50,000-20,000
Elior Sion45,000-2,000
Chris Vitch0-72,500
James Obst0-60,000
Michael Noori00
Anthony Zinno0-60,000
Rob Hollink0-14,000
Jose Paz-Gutierrez0-13,500
Nacho Barbero0-60,000
Monday, June 5, 2023 8:56 PM Local Time
"Magic Max" Kruse Nearly Doubles Up

Max Kruse:    /    
Christopher Claassen:   /    / 

With a dwindling stack, Max Kruse found himself facing a bet on fifth street from Christopher Claassen. He called, and after each received their final card, Kruse bet one of his last chips, and after deliberation, Claassen called.

Kruse revealed he had made his straight. 'Magic Max!' said Claassen, laughing.

"Really 'Magic'!" exclaimed Kruse, pointing at the  , indicating it had been the final card.

Christopher Claassen147,00011,000
Max Kruse50,000-36,000
Monday, June 5, 2023 8:49 PM Local Time
Level 9 started
Level: 9
Blinds: 0/0
Ante: 0