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

Monday, July 10, 2023 to Thursday, July 13, 2023

Event #80: $25,000 High Roller H.O.R.S.E.

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  • Buy-in: $25,000
  • Prizepool: $2,632,000
  • Entries: 112
  • Remaining: 0


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Wednesday, July 12, 2023 10:35 PM Local Time
Josh Arieh Steam Rolls Final Table For Sixth Bracelet in Event #80: $25,000 H.O.R.S.E. High Roller

Josh Arieh

Josh Arieh has defeated Dan Heimiller heads-up to win his sixth World Series of Poker bracelet along with the $711,313 first-place prize. En route to victory, Arieh overcame a stacked 112-player field and strengthened his position as a future Poker Hall of Famer.

Arieh's victory comes on the heels of his win earlier this series in Event #22: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship. Additionally, with this win Arieh has also vaulted himself into second place in the WSOP Player of The Year race just behind Ian Matakis.

Winner's Reaction

"I'm so stoked," Arieh replied when asked how he felt after winning his sixth bracelet. "It was a tough field and I was the last person to go on a heater. I feel amazing and I'm very fortunate."

Humble in victory, Arieh explained it helped to "catch the deck" in what turned out to be a dominating final-table performance. "I just caught whatever I needed. The limits get so big that you just have to win the pots you play in."

Arieh, who has won four of his six bracelets in just the past two years, expressed his gratitude for life outside of poker and attributes that to his recent success. "My life is so amazing outside of poker. I got my sh** straight and my relationships with my daughters and with Rachel... everything is just great. It's definitely helped my career."

When asked the Poker Hall of Fame, Arieh had this to say:

"It's definitely in the back of my mind. This year belongs to (Brian) Rast, he's an absolute crusher and he did what he had to do. Maybe one year when they fix the nomination process and more than one player gets in, then maybe I'll have my turn. I'll just keep playing and doing what I do and whatever happens happens."

Josh Arieh
Josh Arieh

Event #80: $25,000 H.O.R.S.E. High Roller Final Table Results

1Josh AriehUnited States$711,313
2Dan HeimillerUnited States$439,622
3Yingui LiChina$319,906
4Joao VieiraPortugal$236,163
5Mike MatusowUnited States$176,904
6John HenniganUnited States$134,491
7Johannes BeckerGermany$103,795
8Scott SeiverUnited States$81,337
9Hal RotholzUnited States$64,733

Day 3 Action

Day 3 began with 15 hopefuls looking to become the next H.O.R.S.E. champion, but it turned out to be Arieh's day from the get-go after winning a nice pot early on to get his momentum started. Unsurprisingly, the shortest stacks to begin the day were eliminated within the first level of play starting with Mike Wattel and followed by Allen Kessler, who still navigated his way to a cash despite being close to elimination on the bubble yesterday.

Following the elimination of Matt Grapenthien, Arieh assumed the chip lead in the second level of the day after making a great call against Joao Vieira in Seven Card Stud. Brian Hastings would be next to go after running into a rivered wheel against Heimiller in Limit Hold'em and Michael Moncek was sent out shortly thereafter after being crippled by Mike Matusow's set in the same game.

Ray Dehkhargani burst the final table bubble after being sent out by Johannes Becker in Omaha Hi-Lo. From that point, the action continued to fly as escalating limits and antes forced the action. Matusow claimed Hal Rotholz's elimination in ninth place after making a seven in Razz and Scott Seiver, who had been nursing a short stack for much of day, was eliminated in eighth place against Vieira's pair of sevens in Seven Card Stud.

Vieira continued to build his stack at the final table and looked to be a serious contender for the bracelet after taking out Becker in seventh place. However, Arieh kept up the pace and added John Hennigan's stack to his own after making a straight against Hennigan's aces in Omaha Hi-Lo.

Matusow, a Poker Hall of Fame nominee who already has several cashes this year, including a second-place finish in Event #55: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better, had to settle for fifth place after calling off for his remaining chips in Razz against Arieh and drawing to a king.

The pace of play finally slowed down a bit when it got to four-handed play. After a bit exchanging chips back and forth, Vieira lost a tough pot against Heimiller after being pipped in Razz. The rest of Vieira's chips went Arieh's way in a subsequent hand of Razz to set up three-handed play.

Arieh would continue his reign of terror by eliminating Yingui Li after catching an unlikely pair against him in Limit Hold'em to get to heads-up play. By that point, Arieh had an over two-to-one chip lead against Heimiller. It didn't take long for Arieh to extend his lead through relentless aggression and he finished the job after catching an ace on the turn to overtake Heimiller's queens in Omaha Hi-Lo.

Josh Arieh
Josh Arieh

That's a wrap for PokerNews coverage of Event #80: $25,000 H.O.R.S.E. High Roller. Be sure to check out our live-reporting hub for continuing coverage of the 2023 World Series of Poker right here at the Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas

Wednesday, July 12, 2023 10:09 PM Local Time
Dan Heimiller Eliminated in 2nd Place ($439,622)

Dan Heimiller

Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

In what would be the last hand of the tournament, Josh Arieh raised on the button and Dan Heimiller called.

Heimiller led out for a bet on the     flop and Arieh raised to put Heimiller all in. Heimiller called and hands were revealed.

Dan Heimiller:     
Josh Arieh:     

The   turn vaulted Arieh into the lead and the   river kept Arieh best with two pair and a low — eliminating Heimiller in second place.

Josh Arieh16,800,0002,000,000
Dan Heimiller0-2,000,000
Wednesday, July 12, 2023 10:05 PM Local Time
Arieh Catches the Heat

Omaha Hi-Lo

Josh Arieh limped the button followed by a raise from Heimiller and a call from Arieh.

The     flop hit the felt and Arieh called a bet from Heimiller.

The turn brought a   and Heimiller slowed down and checked. Arieh bet and Heimiller called.

The   river landed and action checked to Arieh who bet again. Heimiller had to fold and was left extremely short.

Josh Arieh14,800,0001,500,000
Dan Heimiller2,000,000-1,500,000
Wednesday, July 12, 2023 9:55 PM Local Time
Arieh Gets Some Back

Limit Hold'em

Josh Arieh raised on the button and was called by Dan Heimiller. Heimiller check-raised a bet from Arieh on the     flop and Arieh called.

Heimiller continued for a bet on the   turn and Arieh decided to raise. Heimiller gave up his hand after a bit of thought and Arieh was sent the pot.

Josh Arieh13,300,0001,500,000
Dan Heimiller3,500,000-1,500,000
Wednesday, July 12, 2023 9:51 PM Local Time
Heimiller Hits Big

Dan Heimiller

Stud Hi-Lo

Josh Arieh:   /    / 
Dan Heimiller:   /    / 

Arieh was the bring in followed by a complete from Heimiller and a call.

Every street went bet Heimiller and call from Arieh. After the bet on seventh Arieh was visibly frustrated as he seemed to know he was beat. After the chips went in Heimiller showed down aces full of queens and Arieh mucked.

Heimiller closed that gap by a small margin and is in the mix.

Josh Arieh11,800,000-2,000,000
Dan Heimiller5,000,0002,000,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Wednesday, July 12, 2023 9:48 PM Local Time
Level 27 started
Level: 27
Blinds: 0/0
Ante: 0
Wednesday, July 12, 2023 9:39 PM Local Time
Back in Action

Dan Heimiller and Josh Arieh have retaken their seats and cards are in the air.

Wednesday, July 12, 2023 8:44 PM Local Time
Dinner Break

Josh Arieh and Dan Heimiller have agreed to take a 60-minute dinner break.

Play will resume at approximately 9:40 p.m. local time.

Josh Arieh13,800,000-1,200,000
Dan Heimiller3,000,0001,200,000
Wednesday, July 12, 2023 8:39 PM Local Time
Big Pot For Arieh

Josh Arieh

Seven Card Stud

Dan Heimiller:   /    
Josh Arieh:   /    

Dan Heimiller brought it in, Josh Arieh completed, and Heimiller put in two bets. Arieh called.

Fourth street saw Heimiller call a bet from Arieh. Fifth street had Heimiller call another bet.

Sixth street landed and Arieh had four spades on board. Arieh bet again and this time Heimiller couldn't hold on any longer. He shook his head and folded.

Arieh extended his already huge lead.

Josh Arieh15,000,0002,200,000
Dan Heimiller1,800,000-2,200,000
Wednesday, July 12, 2023 8:29 PM Local Time
Arieh Gets a Fold


Dan Hemiller:   /     - folded on sixth street
Josh Arieh:   /    

Josh Arieh called the bring-in and then called a bet from Heimiller on fourth street.

Heimiller then called a bet from Arieh on fifth, but let his hand go facing another bet on sixth and Arieh extended his lead.

Josh Arieh12,800,000800,000
Dan Heimiller4,000,000-800,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Wednesday, July 12, 2023 8:27 PM Local Time

Dan Heimiller and Josh Arieh are now heads-up for the $711,313 first-place prize and gold bracelet.

Arieh will be going for his second bracelet this series and his sixth overall, while Heimiller will be gunning for his third.

Arieh enters heads-up play with a greater than two-to-one chip advantage over Heimiller.

Josh Arieh12,000,0000
Dan Heimiller4,800,0000
Wednesday, July 12, 2023 8:21 PM Local Time
Yingui Li Eliminated in 3rd Place ($319,906)

Yingui Li

Limit Hold'em

Action folded to Josh Arieh in the small blind who raised. There was then a third bet from Yingui Li out of the big blind and Arieh called. Li had just one bet behind going to a flop.

The flop came     and the last of the chips went in. The cards hit their backs.

Yingui Li:   
Josh Arieh:   

Li was in the lead until the turn which brought a brutal  . The   river brought no help for Li who would exit the tournament in third place after a deep run.

Josh Arieh12,000,0002,500,000
Dan Heimiller4,800,000-200,000
Yingui Li0-2,300,000
Wednesday, July 12, 2023 8:12 PM Local Time
Arieh Extends His Lead

Limit Hold'em

Josh Arieh and Dan Heimiller were heads-up for three bets each on a     flop.

Heimiller led out for a bet from the big blind position and Arieh raised. Heimiller called.

Heimiiler check-called a bet from Arieh on the   turn, but check-folded facing a final bet from Arieh on the   river.

Josh Arieh9,500,0002,400,000
Dan Heimiller5,000,000-800,000
Yingui Li2,300,000-1,700,000
Wednesday, July 12, 2023 7:56 PM Local Time
Joao Vieira Eliminated in 4th Place ($236,163)

Joao Vieira


Yingui Li:   /    Folded Fifth Street
Joao Vieira:   /    / 
Josh Arieh:   /    / 

Dan Heimiller folded his   bring in after Joao Vieira went all in and got a call from both Yingui Li and Josh Arieh.

Fourth street landed and Li check-called a bet from Arieh. On fifth Arieh led again and this time Li folded.

The cards hit their backs and Vieira saw the bad news. He was drawing dead when the dealer pitched sixth and mucked his hand. He shook hands with the table and exited in 4th place.

Josh Arieh7,100,000350,000
Dan Heimiller5,800,000-300,000
Yingui Li4,000,000500,000
Joao Vieira0-700,000
Wednesday, July 12, 2023 7:44 PM Local Time
Level 26 started
Level: 26
Blinds: 0/0
Ante: 0
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Wednesday, July 12, 2023 7:41 PM Local Time
Heimiller Pips Vieira


Dan Heimiller:    /    
Joao Vieira:   /    / 

Catching up on fourth street, Vieira called bets from Heimiller on fourth and fifth and then Heimiller called a bet from Vieira on sixth.

Both players checked down on the end and Heimiller's hole cards left him with      , which was best against Vieira's       for the pot.

Dan Heimiller6,100,000200,000
Joao Vieira700,000-1,530,000
Wednesday, July 12, 2023 7:32 PM Local Time
Heimiller Gets the Best of Li

Dan Heimiller

Omaha Hi-Lo

Yingui Li was in the cutoff and raised. Dan Heimiller was on the button and put in a third bet. The blinds folded and Li called.

The     flop hit the felt and Li check-called a bet from Heimiller. The turn brought a   and Li check-called another bet.

The dealer burned and turned the   and Li checked once more. Heimiller put out the last bet and Li only had one word that he said over and over..."F***!"

After about a minute in the tank he finally put in the chips. Heimiller tabled      and would scoop the high and the low after Li mucked.

Dan Heimiller5,900,0001,900,000
Yingui Li3,500,000-550,000
Wednesday, July 12, 2023 7:23 PM Local Time
Slowing Action

Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

Action has slowed down a bit since the start of four-handed play, with many pots being taken on early streets.

In a recent hand, Dan Heimiller raised from the small blind and was three-bet by Josh Arieh. Heimiler called.

The flop came     and Heimiller check-folded facing a bet from Arieh.

"No pair. No diamond. Terrible." Heimiller said as Arieh collected the pot.

Josh Arieh6,750,000-150,000
Dan Heimiller4,000,000-800,000
Wednesday, July 12, 2023 7:06 PM Local Time
Li Makes Big Fold

Yingui Li

Stud Hi-Lo

Yingui Li:   /     Folded Sixth Street
Dan Heimiller:   /    

After a fold from the bring-in Dan Heimiller and Yingui Li were heads up on fourth street. Li bet his paired board and Heimiller raised. Li called.

Fifth street landed and Li bet again with trips on board. Heimiller called.

Sixth landed and Li bet once more. Heimiller said "I think I have you" and raised.

With trips on board Li went into the tank and eventually folded. Heimiller tabled his flush to show he had the goods and that Li made a good fold.

Dan Heimiller4,800,0002,100,000
Yingui Li4,050,000-1,050,000
Wednesday, July 12, 2023 6:49 PM Local Time
Heimiller Takes From Li

Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better

Yingui Li:   /    - folded on fifth street
Dan Heimiller:   /   

Yingui Li completed and was raised by Dan Heimiller. Li called.

Li called a bet from Heimiller on foruth street, but let his hand go on fifth and Heimiller dragged the pot.

Yingui Li5,100,000-200,000
Dan Heimiller2,700,000250,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander