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

Saturday, July 01, 2023 to Monday, July 03, 2023

Event #73: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet Event

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  • Buy-in: $2,500
  • Prizepool: $836,600
  • Entries: 376
  • Remaining: 0


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Tuesday, July 4, 2023 4:02 AM Local Time
Julio Belluscio Wins Event #73: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet for $190,240 and His Maiden Bracelet

Julio Belluscio

After three days of mixed game action, Julio Belluscio defeated Federico Quevedo in heads-up play to win Event #73: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet at the 2023 World Series of Poker in the Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas. The popular mix of big bet variants attracted a record field of 377 runners to generate a prize pool of $836,600.

Belluscio took home the top prize of $190,240, along with his first bracelet, and more than doubling his previous WSOP earnings total of $90,339.

Event #73: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet Final Table Results

1Julio BelluscioArgentina$190,240
2Federico QuevedoCosta Rica$117,517
3Benny GlaserUnited Kingdom$78,939
4Tomasz GluszkoPoland$54,118
5Erick LindgrenUnited States$37,901
6Hye ParkUnited States$27,130
7Anthony ZinnoUnited States$19,857

Calling His Shot

"This year, I expected to win," said Belluscio, who mentioned in his post-win interview that he's been doing this for 15 years, and he came into this summer's WSOP with renewed confidence.

"When I have chips, I affect all the players because they never know what to do against me."

Belluscio also credited his rail with "making him feel comfortable and big" during his final table run and acknowledging that having his friends and family there made all the difference, going so far as to say, "If I make the Main Event final table, then you will see a real rail. I will spend $100,000 to fly all my friends and family from Argentina here, and they will be making too much noise."

Final Table

Multiple bracelet winners graced this year's final table, including the shortest stack to start, Anthony Zinno, who would be the first to exit the final seven when a rough river card made his opponent a straight and eliminated his opportunity to chop the low in PLO8.

Next out was Hye Park, who would fall to the eventual champ, Belluscio.

Erick Lindgren
Erick Lindgren

Two-time bracelet winner, Erick Lindgren made his exit in fifth place. Lindgren bagged the Day 1 chip lead and stayed around the top of the counts throughout Days 2 and 3. However, Lindgren mentioned he couldn't get any momentum going and took a big hit at the final table when he called off a large percentage of his stack in PLO 8.

Tomasz Gluszko was out in fourth after most of his stack went to Belluscio as well in Pot-Limit 2-7 Triple Draw.

Federico Quevedo
Federico Quevedo

Three-handed play was all about Belluscio, as he would chop away at five-time bracelet winner Benny Glaser multiple times and finished off the runner-up Quevedo in three heads-up hands. The last of which saw Quevedo all-in for one pot-sized bet before the flop.

Julio Belluscio
Julio Belluscio

This concludes live coverage of this championship event from PokerNews. Congratulations to Belluscio. Stay tuned to PokerNews throughout the remainder of the 2023 WSOP schedule, as our team is providing industry-leading coverage of all bracelet-awarding events.

Tuesday, July 4, 2023 3:29 AM Local Time
Federico Quevedo Eliminated in 2nd Place ($117,577)

Federico Quevedo

Big O

Down to his last 350,000, Quevedo committed his remaining chips from the big blind, calling a raise of Julio Belluscio from the small blind.

Federico Quevedo:      
Julio Belluscio:      

Quevedo had a slight pre-flop lead with his pair of sixes, but the final runout of       would pair Belluscio's king on the turn, and then hold to send Quevedo home in second place.

Julio Belluscio13,160,0001,060,000
Federico Quevedo0-2,100,000
Tuesday, July 4, 2023 3:14 AM Local Time
Benny Glaser Eliminated in 3rd Place ($78,939)

Benny Glaser

Big O

Short on chips, Benny Glaser was all-in in a hand against Julio Belluscio for his tournament life.

Benny Glaser:      
Julio Belluscio:      

The final board ran out      , leaving Belluscio with a full house to Glaser's trips for the high and an       low to Glaser's       for the scoop, and sending Glaser to the payout desk in third.

Julio Belluscio12,100,0001,100,000
Benny Glaser0-1,100,000
Tuesday, July 4, 2023 3:00 AM Local Time
Glaser Doubles Through Quevedo

Benny Glaser

Pot-Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw

Benny Glaser raised the pot to 350,000 from the button and Federico Quevedo called from the big blind.

Quevedo drew two and Glaser took one in the first round, with both players checking.

It was one card for each this time, with Quevedo betting enough to put Glaser all-in and Glaser making the call for his tournament life.

In the final draw, Quevedo stood pat and Glaser drew one.

Benny Glaser:     / 
Federico Quevedo:      

Glaser would need an eight or better to stay alive and he got just that, squeezing   on the final draw and getting the double.

Federico Quevedo2,100,000-675,000
Benny Glaser1,100,000550,000
Tuesday, July 4, 2023 2:47 AM Local Time
Level 30 started
Level: 30
Blinds: 0/0
Ante: 0
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, July 4, 2023 2:35 AM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Julio Belluscio11,000,0002,300,000
Federico Quevedo2,775,000275,000
Benny Glaser550,000-2,650,000
Tuesday, July 4, 2023 2:31 AM Local Time
Players are Going on a 15-minute Break

Players are going on a scheduled break and will return to Level 30.

Tuesday, July 4, 2023 2:29 AM Local Time
Glaser Suffers Big Blow on the Last Hand Before Break

Pot-Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw

Julio Belluscio, 11000000
Benny Glaser raised to 160,000 from the button and Julio Belluscio called from the small blind. Each player drew two.

Whn Belluscio checked, Glaser bet 230,000. Then Belluscio took one and Glaser stood pat. Belluscio checked, and when Glaser bet 525,000 he check-raised all in.

Glaser kept the remainder of his diminished stack for after the break and folded.

Julio Belluscio11,000,0002,300,000
Benny Glaser550,000-2,650,000
Tuesday, July 4, 2023 2:18 AM Local Time
One More for Belluscio

Julio Belluscio

No-Limit 5-Card Draw High

Federico Quevedo raised to 205,000 from the button and Julio Belluscio called from the big blind.

Quevedo drew two and Belluscio took three.

Both Players checked and Belluscio showed down       to take it down.

Julio Belluscio8,700,000300,000
Federico Quevedo2,500,000-700,000
Tuesday, July 4, 2023 2:02 AM Local Time
Belluscio Loves His Hand

Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

Small blind Benny Glaser and big blind Julio Belluscio had checked through a     flop. When Glaser checked the   turn, Belluscio called pot, and put 240,000 in the middle and Glaser called.

Glaser again checked on a   river, and Belluscio continued for 500,000. Glaser sat quietly for a moment, and then decided to utilize his speech play on his garrulous opponent. "How about this time?" asked Glaser.

"I love my hand!" said Belluscio. "I am very happy."

"I like my hand too," replied Glaser. But he chose to believe Belluscio and folded. Belluscio showed his belief was warranted, showing      for kings full.

Julio Belluscio8,400,0000
Benny Glaser3,200,0000
Gorilla Gaming
Tuesday, July 4, 2023 1:47 AM Local Time
Belluscio Bluffs Glaser in PLO 8

Julio Belluscio

Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

Benny Glaser raised to 160,000 from the button and Julio Belluscio three-bet to 500,000 from the small blind, with Glaser making the call.

The dealer rolled out the     flop and Glaser called a bet of 250,000 from Belluscio.

The   turn would now motivate a bet of 600,000 from Belluscio, with Glaser again making the call.

Belluscio went big on the   river, this time betting 1,600,000 and after a moment of consideration, getting the fold from Glaser.

Belluscio decided to show his hand and turned over     .

Julio Belluscio7,900,0003,400,000
Benny Glaser2,600,000-1,350,000
Tuesday, July 4, 2023 1:27 AM Local Time
Level 29 started
Level: 29
Blinds: 0/0
Ante: 0
Tuesday, July 4, 2023 1:25 AM Local Time
Tomasz Gluszko Eliminated in 4th Place ($54,118)

Tomasz Gluszko

Big O

Benny Glaser raised 160,000 from the button and Tomasz Gluszko got it all in from the small blind.

Tomasz Gluszko:      
Benny Glaser:      

Gluszko flopped very well, making trips,    , while Glaser made two pair.

Glaser picked up a flush draw on the   turn, and then the   brought it home. Gluszko couldn't make a low with his holding, and after a deep run, his Day 3 came to an end.

Benny Glaser3,950,0000
Tomasz Gluszko0-600,000
Tuesday, July 4, 2023 1:05 AM Local Time
Gluszko and Belluscio Collide, Gluszko Left Short

Tomasz Gluszko

Pot-Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw

Action caught up on the final draw round in a hand between Poland's Tomasz Gluszko and Argentina's Julio Belluscio, with Belluscio standing pat and Gluszko drawing one.

Gluszko checked to Belluscio who bet the pot for 1,010,000 and after a few moments of deliberation, Gluszko made the call.

Belluscio showed down       and Gluszko mucked.

Julio Belluscio4,500,0001,600,000
Tomasz Gluszko600,000-2,650,000
Tuesday, July 4, 2023 12:47 AM Local Time
Eric Lindgren Eliminated in 5th Place ($37,901)

Erick Lindgren

No-Limit 5-Card Draw High

Julio Belluscio limped in early position, and Federico Quevedo followed suit to his immediate left.

Benny Glaser then raised the pot to 400,000, and Erick Lindgren, having been forced to commit all but 10,000 of his remaining chips to the big blind and ante, called off his remaining stack. Belluscio and Quevedo called as well, creating a three-way side-pot.

Lindgren drew three, while the other three players each drew one.

It was checked around, and the cards were on their backs.

Erick Lindgren:     / 
Julio Belluscio:      
Federico Quevedo:      
Benny Glaser:      

Glaser was in the lead with two pair, aces and nines, with Lindgren needing to draw a third five in order to stay alive.

However, he would roll over the   and head to the payout desk.

Benny Glaser3,650,0001,750,000
Tomasz Gluszko3,250,000-150,000
Federico Quevedo3,200,000-600,000
Julio Belluscio2,900,000-1,200,000
Erick Lindgren0-275,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, July 4, 2023 12:31 AM Local Time
Level 28 started
Level: 28
Blinds: 0/0
Ante: 0
Tuesday, July 4, 2023 12:11 AM Local Time
Players are Going on a 15-minute Break

Players are going on a scheduled break and will return to Level 28.

Tuesday, July 4, 2023 12:07 AM Local Time
Lindgren Takes Brutal O-8 Beat

Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

From the button Erick Lindgren bet 75,000 on a flop of    . Julio Belluscio called from the small blind, but Federico Quevedo raised to 400,000. Lindgren called and Belluscio folded.

The turn came   and Quevedo led out for 1,750,000 and Lindgren called. The river paired the board with the   and made no low possible. Quevedo moved all in for his remaining 185,000 and Lindgren had to make a decision for the majority of his recently replenished stack.

"Where did that runout come from?" asked Lindgren. "There are only four cards in the deck that give you the scoop." He regretfully called and Quevedo showed him the bad news with a pair of tens for a rivered full house.

Lindgren kept shaking his head. "Every other card in the deck except a ten or a seven gives me a straight or a low."

"If this what you're going to do with the chips I give to you," said Belluscio, "I'm not going to give you any more."

"Could you just give me one or two?" asked Lindgren, with a forlorned chuckle.

Julio Belluscio4,100,0002,050,000
Federico Quevedo3,800,0001,900,000
Erick Lindgren275,000-2,125,000
Monday, July 3, 2023 11:58 PM Local Time
Lindgren Doubles Again, Again

No-Limit Hold'em

Tomasz Gluszko raised to 100,000 from the button, and Erick Lindgren reraised to 250,000 from the small blind. Big blind Julio Belluscio then made it 475,000 to go. Gluszko folded, and Lindgren moved all in for his remaining 650,000, which Belluscio called immediately. Lindgren triumphantly flipped over two red aces, and Belluscio   .

The     flop provided a little sweat for Lindgren, which increased on a   turn. The river peeled off a face card, which seemed to make Lindgren's heart skip a beat, then breathe a sigh of relief when it turned out to be a harmless  

Tomasz Gluszko3,400,000-250,000
Erick Lindgren2,400,0001,400,000
Julio Belluscio2,050,000-1,150,000
Monday, July 3, 2023 11:41 PM Local Time
Lindgren Doubles Through Quevedo

Erick Lindgren

Pot-Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw

Erick Lindgren called 50,000 from early position and Federico Quevedo raised to 200,000 from the button, with Lindgren making the call.

Both players drew two the first round and Lindgren checked over to Quevedo, who put out a pot-sized bet of 500,000, enough to put Lindgren all-in.

Lindgren would make the call for his tournament life.

The second round of drawing saw Lindgren taking two and Quevedo drawing one this time.

On the final round, Lindgren drew one and with Quevedo standing pat, the cards were on their backs.

Erick Lindgren:     / 
Federico Quevedo:      

Lindgren would need to draw a ten to chop or better than a ten to win outright, and after the dealer delivered his final draw card face down, Lindgren squeezed to reveal a   for the double.

Federico Quevedo1,900,000-300,000
Erick Lindgren1,000,000450,000
Gorilla Gaming