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

Sunday, June 11, 2023 to Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Event #27: $1,500 Eight Game Mix 6-Handed

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $1,053,315
  • Entries: 789
  • Remaining: 0

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Wednesday, June 14, 2023 1:28 AM Local Time
Six is Sweet For Shaun Deeb in Event #27: $1,500 Eight Game Mix

Shaun Deeb

Just a few days ago, Josh Arieh won his fifth World Series of Poker bracelet in the $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship. Shaun Deeb, in a friendly boast, then made a promise: he would get to number 6 before Arieh or would retire.

It took only a few days, but Deeb can now take a deep breath. Deeb emerged as the champion of Event #27: $1,500 Eight Game Mix after one of the most tension-filled final hands in recent memory, earning $198,854 and his sixth WSOP bracelet that puts him in some elite company including the likes of Daniel Negreanu. And Arieh, as well as Negreanu, was there on the rail to witness it.

"It was only, what, four days ago, three days ago, I don't even remember," Deeb said about his wager with Arieh. "Battling with your friends is so much fun. The camaraderie. Me and Josh are family men the rest of the year. So we come out here, we have fun, we bullshit, we see each other, we're talking trash all the time in our group chat. When he won five, it definitely lit a fire."

Final Table Results

RankPlayerCountryPayout (USD)
1Shaun DeebUnited States$198,854
2Aloisio DouradoBrazil$122,910
3Kyle LomanUnited States$84,329
4John BunchUnited States$58,888
5Daniel StrelitzUnited States$41,867
6Craig CarrilloUnited States$30,315

Deeb took the chip lead early on Day 3 and bullied his way through the competition the rest of the day, staying near the top of the leaderboard. On his last hand, holding a slight advantage over Brazilian Aloisio Dourado, Deeb jammed the river holding a full house with king-ten and Dourado called with pocket queens. The atmosphere surrounding the table during the hand was intense, the joy on the new mixed-game champion palpable.

What Deeb has accomplished in a short period of time places him in rarefied air when it comes to past WSOP legends. All six of his bracelets have come since 2015. Only Phil Hellmuth, Doyle Brunson, Phil Ivey, Johnny Moss, Layne Flack, and Jeffrey Lisandro have ever won six bracelets in less than ten years. All of them except Lisandro are in the Poker Hall of Fame. Deeb, still not eligible for another few years, will certainly join them one day, even if he recognizes the role chance has played in his remarkable success.

"There's a ton of variance in these tournaments. Anything can happen. You can lose a flip," Deeb said. "Obviously, the winning hand I got super lucky. I beat a pair of queens with king-ten in a spot where he would only call off if it came ten-ten. I was going to lose a big pot a lot of the time there."

Deeb has been the focus of the poker world in the past few months for something that goes beyond his play on the felt. He has a $1 million bet pending with Bill Perkins to get down to 17 percent body fat by next year. It's a prop bet that requires discipline and focus most of the time, traits that should help in poker, except, Deeb says, at the WSOP.

"I haven't learned anything. My poker game is still my poker game. I put the weight loss bet slightly on hold for the World Series. I really wanted to go hard for Player of the Year. Hell, I might even be leading right now, if not I'm right in there with Chad [Eveslage]. So I'm going to battle super hard. Just been an awesome couple of weeks of the series. It feels like it's almost over and we're not even halfway through. I'm so pumped for the rest of the events."

Day 3 Action

Deeb enjoyed a fairy tale run through the record-breaking Eight Game Mix field of 789 entries, which is remarkable because he nearly didn't even make it to the tournament. Deeb was still playing the $600 Deepstack No-Limit Hold'em event and late registered for this event at the last moment. He then built up a chip-leading stack by the end of Day 1 and was still sitting near the top on Day 2 until a late swoon put him in 10th place out of the 21 remaining players who returned today.

Robert Mizrachi
Robert Mizrachi

It didn't take long for Deeb to return to the top. On one of the first hands of the day, he picked up queens against Robert Mizrachi's jacks and doubled up. Mizrachi (21st), fellow bracelet winners Quinn Do (20th) and Allan Le (18th), as well as start-of-day chip leader Chad Campbell (19th), all fell short of the final table. Nick Schulman, already with a bracelet in 2023, busted in 11th place, while David "Bakes" Baker finished in ninth.

Deeb began the seven-handed unofficial final table with 7,705,000, more than double Dourado in second place. "I had the hottest start ever. Once I got chips, I knew everyone was afraid of me," Deeb said. "I was running so good, and I was definitely playing some of the best poker I've ever played."

"Hollywood" Dave Stann, a fixture of the poker boom who spent nearly a decade away from the game, was eliminated in seventh place when he ran tens into the kings of Dourado in a hand of Pot-Limit Omaha. It then took several hours for the next elimination as first Deeb, then Dourado and Daniel Strelitz, took turns exchanging the chip lead. Deeb won a big pot off Strelitz in Limit Hold'em when he flopped trip threes, receiving some playful jeering from Arieh, the Limit Hold'em champion, on the rail. Craig Carrillo finally busted in sixth place in a hand of Stud Hi-Lo when he missed a low draw and couldn't connect with a pair.

Daniel Strelitz
Daniel Strelitz

Strelitz ran into Deeb's wheel in 2-7 Triple Draw, then pushed all in for 1,200,000 in No-Limit Hold'em with king-ten, but Dourado woke up with aces on the button to send the two-time bracelet winner to the rail in fifth place. John Bunch was next to fall, losing most of his stack when he tried a king-high bluff in Seven Card Stud but was picked off by Dourado. Bunch was eliminated shortly afterward and declined Arieh's $500 offer for his Allen Kessler shirt.

Dourado, followed around by a Brazilian film crew who had him mic'd up for the final table, retook the lead from Deeb when he called with 8-7 and beat Deeb's 10-6 in 2-7 Triple Draw. The two opponents were destined to clash heads-up, and that battle was sealed when Kyle Loman was all in with a 7-6 draw but paired his deuce on his last card, losing to Dourado's jack-low.

Dourado led 11,950,000 to 7,750,000 at the start of heads-up, but Deeb narrowed the gap quickly when he won a big pot with a 10-7. Then came the final hand, when Deeb had the entire room standing in anticipation.

Aloisio Dourado
Aloisio Dourado

Deeb would be forgiven if he took some time to celebrate his win. But that's not for him. Hardly any player embraces the grind of the WSOP more than Deeb, who was looking to see if he could still register for the $10,000 Razz Championship after securing the bracelet. "I don't take days off. I don't even take hours off. I wish the Razz was still running right now, I would hop in right now," he said.

"I love to grind. I wish the World Series was longer. I wish they had more events. The fields have been great. The players I've met have been awesome. Just so happy."

Deeb and his sparkly black hat are hard to miss in any WSOP event. And today, the glare from another gold bracelet added to his collection shone brightly for all the poker world to see.

That concludes PokerNews' coverage of the $1,500 Eight Game Mix. Stay tuned for more action throughout the 2023 WSOP.

Tuesday, June 13, 2023 11:55 PM Local Time
Aloisio Dourado Eliminated in 2nd Place ($122,910)

Aloisio Dourado

No-Limit Hold'em

On a flop of    , Aloisio Dourado bet 250,000 on the button and Shaun Deeb called.

The turn came the   and Dourado fired out another 500,000. Deeb called and the   fell on the river.

Deeb checked over to Dourado again, and the Brazilian now pushed forward two stacks of chips for a bet of 2,500,000. Deeb, sitting with his legs crossed and peering across the table at his opponent, then announced he was all in.

The entire rail now stood up in anticipation as Dourado agonized over the decision for several minutes. He eventually decided to call with the bracelet on the line.

"I got it," Deeb announced as he turned over    for a full house and ran over to his rail. Dourado showed    as the stacks were counted down, with Dourado having 8,000,000 behind and barely covered by Deeb.

Shaun Deeb19,725,0009,425,000
Aloisio Dourado0-9,400,000
Tuesday, June 13, 2023 11:45 PM Local Time
Deeb Takes the Lead

No-Limit Hold 'em

In a limped pot with a flop of    , Aloisio Dourado checked and Shaun Deeb bet 150,000. Dourado made the call to see the   on the turn.

Again the Brazilian checked and Deeb now bet 400,000, which Dourado again called.

On the   river, Dourado checked a final time and Deeb now cut out 1,200,000. After some thought, Dourado folded, sending a pot to Deeb that gives him the chip lead.

Shaun Deeb10,300,0002,550,000
Aloisio Dourado9,400,000-2,550,000
Tuesday, June 13, 2023 11:42 PM Local Time
Queen-High Good For Dourado

No-Limit Hold'em

Aloisio Dourado raised to 285,000 and Shaun Deeb called.

The flop came     and Dourado continued for 225,000. Deeb called as the turn came the  .

Dourado now bet 525,000 and Deeb called to the   river. Both players checked and Deeb showed    for a missed flush draw.

Dourado turned over    for sevens with a queen-kicker to take the pot.

Aloisio Dourado10,700,000900,000
Shaun Deeb9,000,000-900,000
Tuesday, June 13, 2023 11:40 PM Local Time
Deeb Strikes First

2-7 Triple Draw

"I thought it would be you and me," Shaun Deeb said as he and Aloisio Dourado began their heads-up match.

"I was hoping," Dourado replied.

"You didn't want an easier opponent? You wanted the best? Respectable, but stupid," Deeb replied.

On the first hand, Deeb took three and called a bet. Deeb then took one while Dourado took two.

Deeb now opened the betting and Dourado called. Both players took one and Deeb fired out another bet.

Dourado called and Deeb opened up       to win the pot.

Shaun Deeb9,900,0002,150,000
Aloisio Dourado9,800,000-2,150,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, June 13, 2023 11:39 PM Local Time
Kyle Loman Eliminated in 3rd place ($84,329)

Kyle Loman

Limit 2-7 Triple Draw

Aloisio Dourado raised on the button and Kyle Loman three-bet from the small blind. Shaun Deeb folded his big blind and Dourado called.

Loman drew two, while Dourado only needed one card. Still, Loman bet, leaving himself just 100,000 behind, and Dourado called.

The players each drew one and Loman flicked his final chip forward which was called by Dourado. They each drew one again and revealed what they were drawing to.

Kyle Loman:     / 
Aloisio Dourado:     / 

Dourado revealed his final card first which was a  . Any three, five, eight, nine, ten, or jack would keep Loman alive, but he paired his  , ending his night in third place to leave Dourado heads-up with Shaun Deeb for the bracelet and the $198,854 first prize.

Aloisio Dourado11,950,0001,950,000
Shaun Deeb7,750,0000
Kyle Loman0-1,500,000
Tuesday, June 13, 2023 11:31 PM Local Time
Dourado Picks Off Deeb to Take Chip Lead

Aloisio Dourado

2-7 Triple Draw

Aloisio Dourado raised on the button and Shaun Deeb called in the big blind and took two, while Dourado took one.

Dourado fired out another bet and Deeb called, taking two once more. Dourado stood pat and bet again on the second draw.

Deeb, starring over at Dourado from beneath the brim of his black sparkling hat, then raised and Dourado called. Both players stood pat and Deeb bet again.

Dourado looked up at the ceiling as he tanked for about a minute before sliding in a tower of chips to call. Deeb turned over a 10-6, but Dourado had       to win the pot.

"Vamos," his Brazilian supporters yelled from the rail as Dourado began pumping his fist in the air.

Aloisio Dourado10,000,0002,900,000
Shaun Deeb7,750,000-3,050,000
Tuesday, June 13, 2023 11:19 PM Local Time
Dourado Gets Some Back From Deeb

Pot-Limit Omaha

In a blind versus blind limped pot, Shaun Deeb bet 175,000 on a flop of     and Aloisio Dourado called.

The turn came the   and Deeb fired out another 800,000. Dourado took his time before calling as the   fell on the river.

Deeb slowed down and checked this time, and Dourado checked back. "Queen-jack," Deeb announced, but Dourado had      for a straight to win the pot.

The game changed to Limit Hold'em after this hand and Deeb showed off the plaque to his rail. "Shaun, just fold. I've played Limit Hold'em with you, just fold," Daniel Negreanu said to him.

Shaun Deeb10,800,000-1,000,000
Aloisio Dourado7,100,0001,400,000
Tuesday, June 13, 2023 11:15 PM Local Time
Deeb Takes Control With Big Win Over Dourado

Shaun Deeb

Pot-Limit Omaha

Aloisio Dourado raised to 350,000 on the button and got a call from Shaun Deeb in the big blind.

On the     flop, Deeb check-called a bet of 500,000 from his Brazilian opponent.

The players checked the  , but on the   river, Deeb brought the heat with a bet of 1,800,000.

Dourado tanked for a couple of minutes before making the call.

Deeb happily showed      for the nut straight to drag one of the largest pots of the night and take a 2-1 chip lead over Dourado, much to the delight of his boisterous rail.

Shaun Deeb11,800,0003,200,000
Aloisio Dourado5,700,000-2,970,000
Tuesday, June 13, 2023 11:09 PM Local Time
Deeb's Rail is Growing

Pot-Limit Omaha

Shaun Deeb raised to 250,000 from the button and Kyle Loman called in the big blind.

Both players checked to the river on a board of       when Deeb fired out 325,000. Loman simply shrugged and folded.

"Did you win, Shaun? Did you scoop," Josh Arieh yelled from Deeb's rail, which now includes Daniel Negreanu and Mike Matusow.

"We're playing this game, Josh," Deeb replied, showing the Omaha plaque.

"Shaun thinks this is his best game, but he doesn't know shit," Arieh added.

Shaun Deeb8,600,000-1,050,000
Kyle Loman1,500,00070,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, June 13, 2023 10:54 PM Local Time
Level 34 started
Level: 34
Blinds: 0/0
Ante: 0
Tuesday, June 13, 2023 10:45 PM Local Time
Quick Break

Players are taking a short five-minute break.

Shaun Deeb9,650,0002,050,000
Aloisio Dourado8,670,000870,000
Kyle Loman1,430,000-670,000
Tuesday, June 13, 2023 10:43 PM Local Time
John Bunch Eliminated in 4th Place ($58,888)

John Bunch

Omaha Hi-Lo

Soon after losing the big pot to Aloisio Dourado, John Bunch got the rest of his chips in from the button and Dourado had him at risk in the big blind.

John Bunch:     
Aloisio Dourado:     

The board ran out       and Dourado made a pair of sixes to win the pot and knock out Bunch in fourth place.

"I'll take $600 for the shirt," Bunch said to Josh Arieh about his Allen Kessler top.

"$300 if you walk home without a shirt," Arieh countered before Bunch headed off to collect his payout.

Aloisio Dourado7,800,000-205,000
John Bunch0-400,000
Tuesday, June 13, 2023 10:39 PM Local Time
Dourado's Hero Call Puts Bunch on Fumes

Aloisio Dourado

Seven Card Stud

Aloisio Dourado:    /    
John Bunch:    /    

Aloisio Dourado defended his bring-in after a completion from John Bunch, who then bet every street right until seventh.

Facing that final bet, Dourado went into the tank for over a minute before making the call with just a pair of threes, which was good enough, as Bunch could only show king-high for a failed bluff, picked off by Dourado's incredible call.

Aloisio Dourado8,005,0001,205,000
John Bunch400,000-2,900,000
Tuesday, June 13, 2023 10:28 PM Local Time
Daniel Strelitz Eliminated in 5th Place ($41,867)

Daniel Strelitz

No-Limit Hold'em

Daniel Strelitz moved all in for 1,200,000 and Aloisio Dourado, on the button, looked around at the stacks in the blinds before re-shoving. The rest of the table got out of the way.

Daniel Strelitz:   
Aloisio Dourado:   

"He has aces. We have king-ten off," Strelitz said to his family on the rail with an air of resignation. The flop came     and Strelitz was already going around the table shaking hands with his opponents as the   fell on the turn.

"We have backdoors," Strelitz suddenly said, but he couldn't connect with the   river and was sent to the rail in fifth place.

Aloisio Dourado6,800,000550,000
Daniel Strelitz0-1,210,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, June 13, 2023 10:25 PM Local Time
Dourado Further Shortens Strelitz

Limit 2-7 Triple Draw

Daniel Strelitz limped his small blind and Aloisio Dourado checked in the big blind.

Strelitz then drew two while Dourado only took one. Strelitz check-called a bet from Dourado, with each player then taking one.

After another check from Strelitz, Dourado bet once more and this time, Strelitz folded as his stack dwindles closer to the sub-million mark.

Aloisio Dourado6,250,0002,050,000
Daniel Strelitz1,210,000-790,000
Tuesday, June 13, 2023 10:18 PM Local Time
Deeb Wheels His Way to Big Lead

Shaun Deeb

2-7 Triple Draw

Daniel Strelitz three-bet on the button and Shaun Deeb called as both players took one.

Deeb and Strelitz checked the first draw and took one, then checked again on the second draw. Both took one more on the third draw and Deeb led out with a bet.

Strelitz now came back with a raise and Deeb starred him down for a few moments before tossing in a reraise. Strelitz quickly called.

"Wheel," Deeb announced, turning over       to take down the massive pot and open a considerable chip lead over the final table.

Shaun Deeb7,600,0001,900,000
Daniel Strelitz2,000,000-1,920,000
Tuesday, June 13, 2023 10:13 PM Local Time
Craig Carrillo Eliminated in 6th Place ($30,315)

Craig Carrillo

Stud 8 or Better

John Bunch:        
Craig Carrillo:        

After several hours without an elimination, the field has finally been thinned to five players with the elimination of Craig Carrillo.

Bets and raises were exchanged until Carrillo was all in for his tournament life, but by seventh street, he remarkably was unable to make a high hand better than ace-high or a qualifying low, while Bunch's pair of sevens held on to score the knockout.

John Bunch3,300,000500,000
Craig Carrillo0-1,570,000
Tuesday, June 13, 2023 10:05 PM Local Time
Loman Bets Out Dourado

Stud Hi-Lo

Kyle Loman:   /   
Aloisio Dourado:   /   

Aloisio Dourado completed on third street and Kyle Loman called.

Dourado bet again on fourth and Loman called. On fifth street, Loman opened the betting and Dourado gave the decision some thought before mucking his board.

Aloisio Dourado4,200,000-50,000
Kyle Loman2,100,000600,000
Tuesday, June 13, 2023 10:01 PM Local Time
Deeb Rebuilds Big Versus Strelitz

Shaun Deeb

Limit Hold 'em

As Shaun Deeb and Josh Arieh banter back and forth between the final table and the rail, a hand developed between Deeb and Daniel Strelitz.

Strelitz raised in the hijack and Deeb defended his big blind.

Arieh, the 2023 $10,000 Limit Hold 'em champion chirped, "let me know if you need any pointers," which received no reply from Deeb as he remained focused and then check-raised a bet from Strelitz.

Strelitz called, and then called another bet on the   turn.

On the   river, Deeb bet again and got one more call from his opponent.

"We won a good one Josh," said Deeb as he turned up his    for trip threes and a good-sized win to put his stack back above five million.

Shaun Deeb5,700,0002,400,000
Daniel Strelitz3,920,000-1,980,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander