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

Thursday, June 08, 2023 to Saturday, June 10, 2023

Event #22: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $1,246,200
  • Entries: 134
  • Remaining: 0

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Sunday, June 11, 2023 4:20 PM Local Time
Fifth Bracelet for Josh Arieh in Event #22: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship for $316,226

Josh Arieh

Although he came back for the fourth day of Event #22: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship as the short stack, 2021 WSOP Player of the Year Josh Arieh went on a bit of a run on the final table today to claim his fifth WSOP bracelet. With 134 entries in the field, the total prize pool came to $1,246,200 and Arieh claimed a first-place prize of $316,226.

Arieh defeated Daniel Idema heads-up with the Canadian taking home $195,443 with him while Nozomu Shimizu padded his bankroll with an extra $144,069.

Arieh now has over $8.5 million in WSOP cashes. His biggest cash was finishing in third place in the 2005 Main Event for $2,500,000. An even more spectacular statistic is that his first cash came back in 1999 when he also won his first bracelet in Event #10: $3,000 Limit Hold'em for $202,800.

Josh Arieh
Josh Arieh & Rail

He was visibly emotional and a bit speechless when PokerNews spoke to him: "Yeah. Euhm, yeah, I'm trying to think of the best way to say it. Like, I know I'm on the outside looking into the Hall of Fame. I look at the list of people and think I'm close. And now, with a little more success, I might get thought of. I mean, Brian Rast, Matt Savage, Isai Scheinberg. I mean, the list just goes on, and only one person gets in a year."

"So this is just another step that will give me a chance to maybe be inducted in to the Hall of Fame. Poker players were looked at as these backroom hustlers. Like, oh, you're a poker player, you're a bad person. You gamble for a living; how do you do that? I've said it before; it just gives it a little validity. And to be thought about, the names of people that are one, it would just be insane. "

Event #22: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Josh AriehUnited States$316,226
2Daniel IdemaCanada$195,443
3Nozomu ShimizuJapan$144,069
4Joe McKeehenUnited States$107,540
5Louis HillmanUnited States$81,298
6Nick PupilloUnited States$62,255
7Nick SchulmanUnited States$48,298
8Kevin SongUnited States$37,967

Three-handed Final Day Action

From the first hand of the day when Arieh chipped up through Shimizu with a higher kicker, it seemed not much could go wrong for Arieh. He doubled up within the first fifteen minutes through Idema when he had flopped top pair while Idema had turned a lower pair and straight draw. He stayed active, played many hands, and took over the chip lead after only twenty minutes of play.

Shimizu lost a chunk of his stack to Arieh when he called a raise with a flopped pair of jacks to see his opponent had rivered a straight. From there on, the cheerful Japanese player never really recovered and ended up in third place when he lost the remainder of his stack to Idema. Still sporting a huge smile and even giggling a bit, he wished the rest good luck while making his way off the feature stage.

Daniel Idema , Josh Arieh, Nozomu Shimizu
Daniel Idema , Josh Arieh, Nozomu Shimizu

After a short break, the heads-up battle commenced, with the eventual champion holding almost a 2:1 chip lead. The two-hour heads-up battle went back and forth for a bit, but he was slowly chipping away at Idema's stack. Even though the Canadian doubled up once, he kept giving chips back in other pots. Ultimately, he doubled up again before all the chips went in with ace-deuce on a trey-five-five-nine board. Arieh had turned two pair with the nine-four in his hand, and the nine on the river gave him a full house for his fifth bracelet.

Josh Arieh ,Daniel Idema
Josh Arieh ,Daniel Idema

Reflecting on the day, the champion added, "I had this huge rush of clarity and calmness, and I wasn't the least bit stressed out. And I just knew that limit hold'em is a game of momentum and a game of rushes. And I was like, well, there are three people left. One of us will go on a rush, and it can very easily be me. And that's just what happened."

This concludes the coverage of this event, but follow along with PokerNews for all the updates on the 2023 World Series of Poker here at Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas.

Sunday, June 11, 2023 3:58 PM Local Time
Daniel Idema Eliminated in 2nd Place ($195,443)

Daniel Idema

Josh Arieh raised and Daniel Idema three-bet in the big blind. Arieh called.

Idema bet on the     flop and Arieh called. Idema bet again on the   turn and Arieh raised. Idema three-bet all in and Arieh called.

Daniel Idema:   
Josh Arieh:   

Arieh was ahead with a pair of nines and improved to a full house on the   river to eliminate Idema and lock up his fifth career bracelet.

Josh Arieh7,845,000800,000
Daniel Idema0-1,000,000
Sunday, June 11, 2023 3:54 PM Local Time
Idema Doubles

Josh Arieh raised and Daniel Idema re-raised in the big blind. Arieh called and led out on the flop of     as Idema called off for his tournament life.

Daniel Idema:   
Josh Arieh:   

Idema was ahead with king-high and the   on the turn gave him a lock to double before the   bricked off on the river.

Josh Arieh7,045,000-550,000
Daniel Idema1,000,000550,000
Sunday, June 11, 2023 3:50 PM Local Time
Idema on Fumes

Daniel Idema opened with    and Josh Arieh three-bet with   . Idema called.

Arieh bet on the flop of     and Idema called. Arieh bet again on the   turn and Idema folded with be left with fumes.

Josh Arieh7,595,0001,500,000
Daniel Idema450,000-1,500,000
Sunday, June 11, 2023 3:47 PM Local Time
Arieh Gets There

Josh Arieh raised with    and Daniel Idema three-bet with   . Arieh called.

Idema bet on the     flop and three-bet when Arieh raised. Arieh called. Idema bet on the   turn and Arieh raised.

Idema called. Idema checked on the   river and Arieh checked back as he showed down the winner.

Josh Arieh6,095,000480,000
Daniel Idema1,950,000-480,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Sunday, June 11, 2023 3:43 PM Local Time
Idema Doubles to Stay Afloat

Daniel Idema raised with    and Josh Arieh called with   .

Arieh checked on the     flop and Idema bet. Arieh check-raised and Idema called. Arieh bet on the   turn and Idema raised. Arieh three-bet and Idema called for his tournament life.

Arieh couldn't hit an ace or club on the   river and Idema earned the double.

Josh Arieh5,615,000-95,000
Daniel Idema2,430,00095,000
Sunday, June 11, 2023 3:39 PM Local Time
Arieh Extends Lead

Daniel Idema opened with    and Josh Arieh defended with   .

Arieh checked on the     flop and Idema bet. Arieh check-raised with his middle pair and Idema called with his flush draw.

Arieh bet on the   turn and Idema raised. Arieh called. Arieh checked on the   river and called a final bet from Idema to extend his lead.

Josh Arieh5,710,00060,000
Daniel Idema2,335,000-60,000
Sunday, June 11, 2023 3:30 PM Local Time
Arieh Hit a Flush

Josh Arieh opened to    and Daniel Idema called with   .

Idema checked on the flop of     and called a bet from Arieh. Idema checked again on the   turn and called a bet from Arieh.

Idema checked again on the   river and Arieh bet once more with his flush. Idema called with his ace-high and saw the bad news.

Josh Arieh5,650,000-60,000
Daniel Idema2,395,00060,000
Sunday, June 11, 2023 3:09 PM Local Time
Idema Gets Arieh to Fold on the Flop

Josh Arieh raised from the button with    and Daniel Idema three-bet with    for Arieh to call.

The flop came    , Idema bet with the pocket pair of eights and Arieh raised. Idema three-bet for Arieh to lay it down.

Josh Arieh5,530,0001,680,000
Daniel Idema2,515,000-1,680,000
Sunday, June 11, 2023 2:59 PM Local Time
Idema Takes Lead With a Set

Daniel Idema raised with    and Josh Arieh called with   .

Arieh checked on the     flop Idema bet. Arieh check-raised with his gutshot and Idema called with his set.

Arieh bet on the   turn and Idema called. Arieh bet once more on the   river and Idema called.

"You got it," Arieh said as he tabled his bluff.

Daniel Idema4,195,0001,680,000
Josh Arieh3,850,000-1,680,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Sunday, June 11, 2023 2:54 PM Local Time
Idema Misreads For Unintentional Slow Roll

Daniel Idema

Josh Arieh raised with    and Daniel Idema called with   .

Arieh bet on the     flop and Idema raised. Arieh three-bet with his top pair and Idema called.

Arieh bet on the   turn and Idema called. Arieh bet once more on the   river and Idema called.

Arieh tabled his hand and Idema took a moment before realizing he made two pair and tabling his hand as the rail and commentators let out groans.

"Oh I'm sorry buddy, I didn't even see it came a river three," Idema said. "Saved you a raise."

Josh Arieh5,530,000-480,000
Daniel Idema2,515,000480,000
Sunday, June 11, 2023 2:52 PM Local Time
Trips for Arieh

Josh Arieh picked up the    and raised for Daniel Idema to call with the   .

The flop came     for Arieh to hit top pair and bet. Idema called.

The turn was the   for Arieh to make trips and fired again. Idema called.

The river completed the board with the   and Idema check-called for the final time to see it wasn't good.

Josh Arieh6,010,000840,000
Daniel Idema2,035,000-840,000
Sunday, June 11, 2023 2:50 PM Local Time
Arieh's Got It

Daniel Idema raised with the    and Josh Arieh three-bet with   . Idema called.

Arieh continued with a bet on the     flop which Idema called.

The turn was the   and Arieh bet again for Idema to call again.

The river completed the board with the   for Arieh to hit trips. He bet and Idema called.

"Yeah, I got it," Arieh said before flipping his cards over and collecting the pot.

Josh Arieh5,170,0001,440,000
Daniel Idema2,875,000-1,440,000
Sunday, June 11, 2023 2:47 PM Local Time
Arieh Flops Top Pair

Daniel Idema picked up the    on the button and raised for Josh Arieh to three-bet with the   . Idema called.

The flop came    , and Arieh bet for Idema to call.

The turn was the  , and Arieh bet again for Idema to call again.

The river completed the board with the   for Arieh to remain ahead with the flopped top pair. Arieh checked and Idema bet. Arieh raised for Idema to call and muck.

Daniel Idema4,315,000-300,000
Josh Arieh3,730,000300,000
Sunday, June 11, 2023 2:45 PM Local Time
Level 26 started
Level: 26
Blinds: 60,000/120,000
Ante: 0
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Sunday, June 11, 2023 2:42 PM Local Time
Confused Idema Wins More Chips

Josh Arieh picked up the    on the button and raised. Daniel Idema held the    and called.

The flop came    , Idema check-called the bet of Arieh.

The turn was the   and Idema bet. Arieh called to see the   on the river. Idema check-called the bet of Arieh to claim the pot. Idema thought Arieh had the flush and almost killed his hand but was happy to see he still won the hand.

Daniel Idema4,615,000100,000
Josh Arieh3,430,000-100,000
Sunday, June 11, 2023 2:35 PM Local Time
Idema's Two Pair Gets Him Back in the Lead

Josh Arieh raised from the button with    and Daniel Idema three-bet with the    for Arieh to call.

The flop came    , Idema bet and Arieh came along to the   on the turn. Idema fired another bet out with the pair of tens and was called again.

The river completed the board with the  . Idema checked with two pair for Arieh to bet. Idema called to claim the pot.

Daniel Idema4,515,000950,000
Josh Arieh3,530,000-950,000
Sunday, June 11, 2023 2:35 PM Local Time
Scotty Nguyen Recovering From Surgery, Will Miss First Half of WSOP
Scotty Nguyen
Scotty Nguyen

Five-time bracelet winner and 1998 Main Event Champion Scotty Nguyen will miss the first half of the 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP) as the Vietnamese-American poker icon recovers from surgery.
Nguyen, always a fan-favorite of WSOP, took to Twitter earlier this week to announce he was undergoing surgery for slipping rib syndrome, a condition that can cause severe chest pain in addition to "a slipping, clicking, or popping sensation in the lower chest," according to an article published in Psychopharmacology Bulletin.
But it's not all over, baby. Nguyen tweeted today to let his fans know that the surgery was a success and that he hopes to recover in time for the second half of the WSOP.

"I want to let you guys know the surgery (recovery) is going so well," Nguyen said in a video. "Right now, on both sides (it) is sore and swollen and I have trouble to get in and out of bed. But I have my wife, Julie, she (is) right there to help me sitting up or standing up."
"I love all of you, baby. See you in the second half at the World Series in Vegas."

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Sunday, June 11, 2023 2:30 PM Local Time
Good Hand for Arieh

Daniel Idema raised with the   , and Josh Arieh three-bet with the   .

The flop came    , Arieh bet for Idema to call.

The turn was the   to keep Arieh ahead with the pocket nines. They both checked to the   on the river for Arieh to bet. Idema called but mucked while giving Arieh a compliment: "good hand".

Josh Arieh4,480,000500,000
Daniel Idema3,565,000-500,000
Sunday, June 11, 2023 2:24 PM Local Time
Idema Back in the Lead

Josh Arieh raised from the button with    and Daniel Idema defended with the   .

The flop came    , Idema check-raised with top pair and Arieh called.

The turn was the   and Idema called for Arieh to call.

The river completed the board with the   and Idema bet for Arieh to call and muck.

Daniel Idema4,065,0001,000,000
Josh Arieh3,980,000-1,000,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
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