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

Tuesday, June 27, 2023 to Thursday, June 29, 2023

Event #63: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $1,311,300
  • Entries: 141
  • Remaining: 0


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Friday, June 30, 2023 11:11 PM Local Time
Ryan Miller Wins Maiden Bracelet in Event #63: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship

Ryan Miller and Friends Celebrate

After Day 3 of Event #63: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship was playing late into the night with six still remaining, an originally unscheduled fourth day was played out today. And on that day, it was Ryan Miller who was crowned the Stud Eight or Better Champion at the 2023 World Series Of Poker, held at Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas. Winning $344,677, the lion's share of the $1,311,300 prize pool, and his first WSOP bracelet, he defeated Super High Roller regular Bryn Kenney, who took home $213,027 for his valiant efforts, after a heads-up battle lasting over five hours.

Miller, who came into the day as chip leader but had a rocky start to his day noted, "I was always slightly confident, not really expecting that I could win just of the chip disadvantage. But once I reached heads up, I said, 'You know what, anything could happen.' And right when I got back from dinner, I won a big pot pretty quickly, and at that point I thought I could do it."

"I've waited a long time and I wasn't sure if it would ever come," said Miller, whose first WSOP cash stems from 2007, after all was said and done, "but I'm super excited to get one. I feel like I put a lot of time in poker and was deserving of one, and now it finally came and it's great to get it in a Championship event."

Event #63: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship Final Table Results

1Ryan MillerUnited States$344,677
2Bryn KenneyUnited States$213,027
3Maximilian SchindlerUnited States$149,981
4Andres KornArgentina$107,824
5Chino RheemUnited States$79,189
6Eddie BlumenthalUnited States$59,441
7Yong WangChina$45,624
8Joao VieiraPortugal$35,826

Final Day Action

When the first hand was dealt, six players had taken their seats at the Horseshoe Convention Center. However, during that very first hand it was Eddie Blumenthal who was the first to get scooped, resulting in his elimination in sixth place. Chino Rheem was also felted in the first level of the day when he and Bryn Kenney both hit a pair on seventh street, with Kenney hitting the superior one.

With that, the two shortest stacks at the start of day had fallen. However, it would take less than an hour for the next person to bust. Argentina's Andres Korn would exit in fourth place when he lost two consecutive big pots. He chopped one pot when he got his last ante in, but on the second forced all-in, he could not make a low against Ryan Miller's flush and left to pick up his six-figure score.

The pace of play would not slow down three-handed, as it took only 30 minutes for Maximilian Schindler to get ousted in third place. The relatively unknown player made an admirable deep run in a field full of poker's greats and even held the chip lead at the final table for a short while. Ultimately, however, he too would be eliminated by the hands of Kenney, when Schindler's aces up could not beat the trip deuces of Kenney.

Maximilian Schindler
Maximilian Schindler

Heads-Up Play

After a small break, heads-up play then began between Kenney and Miller. Miller started Day 4 as chip leader, but failed to win a lot of significant pots during the first two levels, while Kenney scored knockouts left and right. The result was that Kenney started the duel with roughly double the chips of Miller. However, Miller would win a few small pots and the players headed into their first break of the battle virtually tied.

Bryn Kenney and Ryan Miller Heads Up
Bryn Kenney and Ryan Miller Heads Up

Kenney would regain a firm lead thereafter, however, and the first all-in of the heads-up match was had soon after the players returned from a dinner break. With both players having trips by fifth street, it was Miller with the higher trips that held for a full double-up. Shortly after, Miller would even gain the chip lead over Kenney, when he made a straight to scoop a large pot.

The two then clashed for a while longer, trading the chip lead back and forth in a close affair. Eventually, though, it was Miller who reduced Kenney's stack to crumbs when he made two pair that Kenney could not beat. Kenney was left with just over one big bet which went in not much later. When the chips went in on fourth street, both players had ace-high, and both players would make a pair on the next street. It was Miller who caught his second ace, however, for the superior pair. Neither player made two pair on sixth nor seventh street, and the lows remained absent as well.

Thus, Ryan Miller was the victor in Event #63: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship. With a bracelet now under his belt, and a boost to his bankroll, it will be exciting to see if the newest stud eight champion will enter more events this summer. If he does, it will be most likely be in the split-pot games, as he stated, "I have played them the last 15 to 20 years, but I don't play many tournaments anymore, mostly cash games. But I try to play at a few tournaments at the WSOP every year, mostly the split-pot games."

Ryan Miller With His Bracelet
Ryan Miller With His Bracelet

That wraps up the PokerNews live report of the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship at the 2023 WSOP. However, the series is far from over, and with the iconic Main Event just around the corner, be sure to keep checking back to not miss any of the action in the marquee bracelet events.

Friday, June 30, 2023 10:13 PM Local Time
Bryn Kenney Eliminated in 2nd Place ($213,027)

Bryn Kenney

Ryan Miller:    /      /  
Bryn Kenney:    /      /  

Bryn Kenney was the bring-in and Ryan Miller completed. Kenney called and checked fourth street. Miller bet and Kenney got the remainder of his stack in.

Miller made a pair of aces on fifth street; enough, as Kenney didn't improve beyond a pair of nines. Kenney left the stage in second place and received $213,027.

Congratulations to Ryan Miller, winner of Event #63: $10,000 Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship. Miller takes home $344,677 alongside the coveted bracelet.

A full recap is to follow.

Ryan Miller8,460,000675,000
Bryn Kenney0-675,000
Friday, June 30, 2023 10:12 PM Local Time
Kenney Down to Crumbs

Ryan Miller:   /    / 
Bryn Kenney:   /    / 

Bryn Kenney brought it in and Ryan Miller completed. Kenney called and check-called a bet from Miller once he was first to act on fourth street.

Kenney then check-called again on fifth street before sixth street went check-check.

On seventh, Kenney led with a bet and Miller called. Miller announced "two pair," and showed his    . The nines and fours were enough to scoop as Kenney passed his cards to the muck.

Kenney is now left with just over one big bet and will need to bounce back to keep his dreams of a second bracelet alive.

Ryan Miller7,785,0001,680,000
Bryn Kenney675,000-1,680,000
Friday, June 30, 2023 9:58 PM Local Time
Level 28 started
Level: 28
Blinds: 200,000/400,000
Ante: 50,000
Friday, June 30, 2023 9:50 PM Local Time
Miller Wins Last Hand into the Break

Ryan Miller

Ryan Miller:    /      /  
Bryn Kenney:    /      /  

Ryan Miller brought it in with the deuce of clubs and Bryn Kenney completed. Miller check-called bets from Kenney on fourth, fifth, and sixth street. Both players checked seventh street.

Miller revealed     for a pair of tens, enough to win the pot. The players went on a 10-minute break after the hand.

Ryan Miller6,105,000695,000
Bryn Kenney2,355,000-695,000
Gorilla Gaming
Friday, June 30, 2023 9:47 PM Local Time
A Back-and-Forth Affair

Ryan Miller

Ryan Miller:   /    / 
Bryn Kenney:   /    / 

Ryan Miller was the bring-in and Bryn Kenney completed with an ace showing. Miller then two-bet his seven and Kenney called. Kenney checked on fourth street before he called a bet from Miller.

The same happened on fifth and sixth street, and seventh street also feel victim to the same pattern.

Miller showed     for two pair at showdown, and that scooped as Kenney mucked his cards while murmuring to himself in a frustrated fashion. This pot saw Miller retake the chip lead, as the pair are exchanging it like a see-saw.

Ryan Miller5,410,0001,385,000
Bryn Kenney3,050,000-1,385,000
Friday, June 30, 2023 9:39 PM Local Time
Kenney Retakes Control

Bryn Kenney

Ryan Miller:    /      /  
Bryn Kenney:    /      /  

Bryn Kenney completed the bring-in, Ryan Miller made it two bets, and Kenney called. Miller check-called all remaining streets as Kenney kept blasting along the way.

Kenney showed     for an eight-high straight and 8-7-6-5-4 low to scoop and take the chip lead.

Bryn Kenney4,435,0001,305,000
Ryan Miller4,025,000-1,305,000
Friday, June 30, 2023 9:32 PM Local Time
Another Chop

Ryan Miller:   /    / 
Bryn Kenney:   /    / 

Ryan Miller brought in and Bryn Kenney just called. On fourth street, Kenney bet, Miller raised, and Kenney called. Then on fifth street, Kenney bet again, Miller raised again, and Kenney called again.

Kenney paired his king on sixth street but Miller's aggression had him check it to his opponent. Miller put out another bet and Kenney called once more.

On seventh street, Kenney led out with a bet of his own and this time Miller was the one to call. Kenney showed     for a low to go with his pair of kings, and Miller tabled     for two pair, and they each took their money back.

Ryan Miller5,330,000-670,000
Bryn Kenney3,130,000670,000
Friday, June 30, 2023 9:18 PM Local Time
Kenney Nearly All In, Pot Ends in a Chop

Ryan Miller:    /      /  
Bryn Kenney:    /      /  

Ryan Miller brought it in with a six and Bryn Kenney completed with a ten. Miller called and found a second low card on fourth while Kenney caught paint. Kenney checked to Miller, who proceeded to bet all subsequent streets to get the majority of Kenney's stack in.

Kenney called it off with     and claimed the high half of the pot with queens and tens. Miller showed     for a 7-6-4-3-2 low.

Ryan Miller6,000,000-160,000
Bryn Kenney2,460,000160,000
Friday, June 30, 2023 9:11 PM Local Time
Miller Catches a Pair of Pairs

Ryan Miller:   /   
Bryn Kenney:   /    - folded fifth street

Bryn Kenney brought in and Ryan Miller called with an ace. Miller then led fourth street and Kenney called. On fifth street, Miller paired his ace and led out, forcing a fold from Kenney.

Ryan Miller:   /    / 
Bryn Kenney:   /    / 

A few hands later, Ryan Miller brought in with a jack and Bryn Kenney completed with a queen. Miller called, but led out once he paired his jack on fourth street.

To Miller's surprise, Kenney now raised. Miller just called and checked fifth street. Kenney slowed down and checked back before Miller bet out again on sixth.

Kenney made the call, after which seventh street was checked by both players.

"Jacks," Miller said. Kenney made a waving motion in response, prompting Miller to show his     to scoop the pot.

Ryan Miller6,160,0001,530,000
Bryn Kenney2,300,000-1,530,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Friday, June 30, 2023 9:01 PM Local Time
Miller Back on Top

Ryan Miller

Ryan Miller:    /      /  
Bryn Kenney:    /      /  

Ryan Miller was the bring-in, Bryn Kenney completed and Miller called. Kenney bet fourth street and Miller called.

On fifth street, Kenney bet again, Miller made it two big bets, and Kenney called. Miller led the rest of the way after catching an ace on sixth and Kenney called it off.

"Straight," Miller announced, revealing    . Kenney mucked and surrendered the chip lead to Miller for the first time in a long time.

Ryan Miller4,630,0001,070,000
Bryn Kenney3,830,000-1,070,000
Friday, June 30, 2023 8:57 PM Local Time
Miller Clawing Back

Ryan Miller

Ryan Miller:   /   
Bryn Kenney:   /   

Bryn Kenney brought it in and Ryan Miller completed before Kenney raised it to two bets. Miller put in the extra bet and Kenney checked once Miller hit a low card on fourth.

Miller now bet and Kenney called. When Miller received an ace on fifth, he led out with another bet. This time, Kenney elected to let his hand go and Miller received some more chips as he is bringing the two remaining stacks closer and closer together.

Bryn Kenney4,900,000-810,000
Ryan Miller3,560,000810,000
Friday, June 30, 2023 8:47 PM Local Time
One for Miller

Ryan Miller:    /      /  
Bryn Kenney:    /      /  

Ryan Miller was the bring-in and Bryn Kenney matched it. Miller bet fourth street and Kenney called.

On fifth street, both players paired up and elected to check. Miller bet sixth street, followed by a call from Kenney. The river went check/check again.

Miller showed     for jacks-up and Kenney mucked.

Bryn Kenney5,710,000-540,000
Ryan Miller2,750,000540,000
Friday, June 30, 2023 8:41 PM Local Time
Kenney Wins Two-Bet Pot

Ryan Miller:   /    - folded fifth street
Bryn Kenney:   /   

Bryn Kenney was the bring-in with a jack and Ryan Miller completed his queen. Kenney then responded with a raise and Miller called.

Miller led out when he received an ace on fourth street and Kenney called. Kenney then paired his five on fifth and led out, leading to a fold from Miller.

Bryn Kenney6,250,000190,000
Ryan Miller2,210,000-190,000
Friday, June 30, 2023 8:34 PM Local Time
On the Chopping Block

Ryan Miller - Bryn Kenney

Ryan Miller:    /      /  
Bryn Kenney:    /      /  

Bryn Kenney was the bring-in, Ryan Miller completed, Kenney made it two bets and Miller called. Miller check-called a bet on fourth street and saw a second ace roll off for him on fifth.

Miller quickly bet the open pair of aces, only to be met by a raise from Kenney. Miller stuck three big bets in and Kenney called. Miller bet sixth street before both players checked the river.

Miller turned over     for trip aces, Kenney revealed three baby cards     for an 8-5-4-3-2 low to chop it up.

Bryn Kenney6,060,000380,000
Ryan Miller2,400,000-380,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Friday, June 30, 2023 8:28 PM Local Time
Miller Doubles Up

Ryan Miller

Ryan Miller:   /    / 
Bryn Kenney:   /    / 

Ryan Miller completed Bryn Kenney's bring-in and the latter made the call. Kenney then check-called a bet on fourth before Miller paired his board on fifth.

Miller led out with a bet, Kenney raised, and Miller three-bet all in. Kenney called and it was revealed that both players had trips, with Miller pipping Kenney by one rank.

Neither player filled up on sixth street, and during the customary seventh-street sweat, both cards had new ranks on them as well.

Miller's trip fives brought him a full double up as the heads-up battle continues onward.

Bryn Kenney5,680,000-1,630,000
Ryan Miller2,780,0001,630,000
Friday, June 30, 2023 8:16 PM Local Time
Level 27 started
Level: 27
Blinds: 150,000/300,000
Ante: 30,000
Friday, June 30, 2023 7:38 PM Local Time
The Chad & Jesse Show Episode 5: Catching Up With Some Aceholes Caitlin Comeskey & Nikki Limo

In the fifth episode of The Chad & Jesse Poker Show, Chad Holloway and Jesse Fullen go head-to-head talking about the latest hot topics live from the WSOP. Johnny "World" Hennigan burns Ben Lamb on Day 2 but should he have taken the offer? Eden Rocks and poker twitter it time to unplug? Two weeks in and we check on Daniel Negreanu and Phil Hellmuth's runs so far and more in the fifth episode of the Chad & Jesse Poker Show.

They also welcome guests Nikki Limo and Caitlin Comeskey, the hosts of the popular Acesholes podcast.

Click here to watch the latest episode now!

Friday, June 30, 2023 7:02 PM Local Time
Dinner Break

The players have decided to take a 75-minunte dinner break. Play will resume at 8:15 p.m. local time.

Friday, June 30, 2023 7:01 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Bryn Kenney7,310,000-40,000
Ryan Miller1,150,00040,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander