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

Thursday, July 13, 2023 to Saturday, July 15, 2023

Event #85: $1,500 SHOOTOUT No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $1,317,645
  • Entries: 987
  • Remaining: 0


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Saturday, July 15, 2023 3:24 PM Local Time
Jaka Wins Massive Flip

Faraz Jaka

Action was opened in late positon by Ao Chen to 250,000. Faraz Jaka was next to act and didn't think for long before announcing all in for about 3,000,000. The remaining players folded and Chen called.

Faraz Jaka:   
Ao Chen:   

The     flop left Jaka drawing to just two outs in the deck. Right on time the dealer burned and turned the   and suddenly Chen was drawing dead.

Jaka scooped a monster to grab the chip lead and send Chen down the leaderboard.

Faraz Jaka6,350,0004,230,000
Ao Chen2,200,000-2,100,000
Saturday, July 15, 2023 3:15 PM Local Time
Friedman Chipping Down

On the first hand, Adam Friedman raised under the gun to 240,000 and faced a three-bet from Michael Finstein worth 550,000 on the button. Friedman quickly folded.

The hand after, Finstein raised to 240,000 and picked up the blinds from Ao Chen and Adam Friedman.

Ao Chen4,300,000-100,000
Michael Finstein3,550,000810,000
Adam Friedman1,450,000-250,000
Saturday, July 15, 2023 3:12 PM Local Time
Chen Adds to his Stack

Ao Chen raised to 245,000 under the gun and got called by Matteo Cavelier and Mo Zhou in the big blind to create a three-way pot.

The trio checked all the way on a board      and a   hit the river. Zhou checked to Chen who bet 350,000 and it was enough to make Cavelier and Chen fold their hands.

Ao Chen4,400,000100,000
Matteo Cavelier4,180,000130,000
Mo Zhou2,450,000-400,000
Saturday, July 15, 2023 3:07 PM Local Time
Dzivielevski Doubles Again

Yuri Dzivielevski

Action folded all the way to Olga Iermolcheva in the small blind. After a moment of thought she announced all in. The words were barley out of her mouth before Yuri Dzivielevski had his chips in the middle from the big blind.

The cards hit their backs.

Yuri Dzivielevski:   
Olga Iermolcheva:   

The full board ran out       and Dzivielevski would jump right back into contention from a short stack just a few orbits ago.

Olga Iermolcheva2,550,000-1,560,000
Yuri Dzivielevski2,450,0001,015,000
Saturday, July 15, 2023 3:00 PM Local Time
Friedman Shoves on Dzivielevski

Yuri Dzivielevski raised for the first time in a row preflop, this time for 240,000 and it folded to Adam Friedman who decided to shove in the small blind. Dzivielevski quickly sent his cards into the muck.

Adam Friedman1,700,000100,000
Yuri Dzivielevski1,435,000-240,000
Saturday, July 15, 2023 2:59 PM Local Time
Dzivielevski Grabs More Chips

On the first hand, Yuri Dzivielevski raised to 650,000 and picked up the blinds. The hand after, Dzivielevski made another big raise woth 700,000 and stole the blinds again.

Yuri Dzivielevski1,675,000795,000
Saturday, July 15, 2023 2:54 PM Local Time
Dzivielevski Gets Some Back

Action was opened under the gun to 250,000 by Mo Zhou. The action made it to Matteo Cavelier in middle posiiton who three-bet to 700,000. It then folded to Yuri Dzivielevski in the small blind who went all in for less.

Zhou folded and the cards hit their backs.

Yuri Dzivielevski:   
Matteo Cavelier:   

The full board ran out       and Dzivielevski would earn a pure double.

Matteo Cavelier4,050,000-700,000
Mo Zhou2,850,000530,000
Yuri Dzivielevski880,000230,000
Saturday, July 15, 2023 2:45 PM Local Time
Chen Puts Pressure Preflop

Faraz Jaka opened to 200,000 and Matteo Cavelier three-bet next to him to 550,000. It folded to Ao Chen in the big blind who thought about his move for a minute and squeezed to 2,000,000. Jaka and Cavelier immediately folded.

Matteo Cavelier4,750,000-850,000
Ao Chen4,300,000550,000
Faraz Jaka2,120,000-230,000
Saturday, July 15, 2023 2:40 PM Local Time
Chen Doubles Through Dzivielevski

Ao Chen

Action was opened in late position by Ao Chen to 205,000. Olga Iermolcheva called from the small blind and action was then on Yuri Dzivielevski in the big blind. He thought for a moment before announcing all in and sliding some chips forward.

Chen didn't take long and called. Iermolcheva got out of the way and they saw all five cards.

Ao Chen:   
Yuri Dzivielevski:   

The full board ran out       and Chen would earn the pure double leaving Dzivielevski with crumbs.

Ao Chen3,750,0001,490,000
Yuri Dzivielevski650,000-2,140,000
Saturday, July 15, 2023 2:32 PM Local Time
Allan Mello Eliminated in 9th Place ($23,689)

Allan Mello

Michael Finstein opened to 200,000 and Allan Mello quickly moved all in next to him for a stack worth 1,210,000. It folded back to Finstein who snap-called with the dominant stack to create the following showdown:

Allan Mello:   
Michael Finstein:   

Mello couldn't find anything throughout the board       and made his way to the payout desk to collect his $23,689 payday.

Michael Finstein2,740,000780,000
Allan Mello0-1,210,000
Saturday, July 15, 2023 2:29 PM Local Time
Lucky Double Up for Friedman

Adam Friedman open-shoved for his last 770,000 and Allan Mello decided to reshape in the small blind for 1,980,000. Mo Zhou tanked for some time in the big blind and let it go.

Adam Friedman:   
Allan Mello:   

Friedman was in bad shape for his tournament's life but managed to find a board       to give him the double up with a set of fours.

Mo Zhou2,320,000420,000
Adam Friedman1,600,000590,000
Allan Mello1,210,000-1,065,000
Saturday, July 15, 2023 2:24 PM Local Time
Six in the Window

Olga Iermolcheva

Matteo Cavelier opened the action in late position to 225,000. Olga Iermolcheva was next to act on the button and thought for a moment before announcing all in. The rest of the players folded and Cavelier snap called.

The cards hit their backs.

Olga Iermolcheva:   
Matteo Cavelier:   

The dealer burned and rolled over a six right in the window before fanning out    . Iermolcheva jumped in to the lead and got a clean   turn and   river.

Iermolcheva moved up to second in chips.

Matteo Cavelier5,600,000-1,360,000
Olga Iermolcheva4,110,0001,690,000
Saturday, July 15, 2023 2:10 PM Local Time
Cavelier Hurts Melo's Stack

Matteo Cavelier

Michael Finstein started the action with a raise to 160,000 and Allan Mello decided to three-bet to 400,000 next to him. It folded to Matteo Cavelier in the big blind who sent a four-bet worth 1,000,000. Finstein let it go but Mello took a minute and five-bet to 1,600,000, which Cavelier called.

With already more than 3,200,000 in the pot, the flop showed     and Mello made a small bet worth 325,000 after Cavelier checked. Cavelier thought about his move for some time and jammed.

Mello went deep into the tank and after a few minutes, he reluctantly sent his cards into the muck.

Matteo Cavelier6,960,0002,210,000
Allan Mello2,275,000-2,075,000
Michael Finstein1,960,000-190,000
Saturday, July 15, 2023 1:58 PM Local Time
Dzivielevski Rips it In

Action was opened in late position by Yuri Dzivielevski to 175,000. It made it to Mo Zhou in the small blind who took his time and eventually put in a three-bet to 580,000.

Dzivielevski sat in the tank for about a minute, checked his cards, got a count, and then announced he was all in.

Zhou sent his cards to the muck faster than the dealer could announce the action.

Dzivielevski chips up in a much needed spot.

Yuri Dzivielevski2,790,0000
Mo Zhou1,900,0000
Saturday, July 15, 2023 1:56 PM Local Time
Edward Mroczkowski Eliminated in 10th Place ($19,003)

Edward Mroczkowski

Edward Mroczkowski raised under the gun to 175,000 and Matteo Cavelier made a three-bet worth 450,000 in the cutoff. It came back to Mroczkowski who eventually called.

The dealer brought a flop     and after some thought, Mroczkowski check-called Cavelier's continuation worth 200,000. Both checked on the   turn.

Things heated on the   river. Mroczkowski tanked for some time and ended up betting 200,000 after the clock has been called. Cavelier replied by announcing all in and Mroczkowski snap-called for his remaining stack worth 1,000,000.

Mroczkowski tabled    for a set of queens but had the bad surprise to see    in Cavelier's hands for a set of aces and Mroczkowski made his way to the payout desk to collect his $19,003.

Matteo Cavelier4,750,0001,610,000
Edward Mroczkowski0-1,620,000
Saturday, July 15, 2023 1:47 PM Local Time
Dzivielevski Makes it to the River

Faraz Jaka opened the action from late postion to 160,000. It folded to Yuri Dzivielevski in the big blind who thoiught for a moment and called.

The     flop landed and Dzivielevski check-called a 115,000 bet from Jaka. The   landed on the turn bringing in multiple straight and flush draws. Action checked through.

The   landed on the river and action checked through once more. Dzivielevski tabled    and Jaka mucked.

Faraz Jaka2,350,000-400,000
Yuri Dzivielevski2,200,00040,000
Saturday, July 15, 2023 1:41 PM Local Time
Cavelier Forces a Fold from Chen

Matteo Cavelier raised under the gun to 175,000 and picked up calls from Ao Chen on the button and Adam Friedman in the small blind.

A paired flop     appeared and it checked to Chen who made a bet of 200,000. Friedman got out of the way but Cavelier decided to raise it to 600,000. Chen took a minute and folded.

Matteo Cavelier3,140,000490,000
Ao Chen2,260,000-460,000
Adam Friedman1,010,000-190,000
Saturday, July 15, 2023 1:38 PM Local Time
Iermolcheva Takes It on the Turn

Olga Iermolcheva raised to 160,000 in middle position and got called by Allan Mello in the cutoff.

The flop gave     and the duo checked to see a   on the turn. Iermolcheva bet 175,000 and it was enough to get a fold from Mello.

Allan Mello4,350,000-60,000
Olga Iermolcheva2,420,000295,000
Saturday, July 15, 2023 1:31 PM Local Time
First Hand Back From Break

Allan Mello

On the first hand back from break Mo Zhou opened under the gun to 160,000. It folded all the way to current chip leader Allan Mello in the big blind who went into the tank.

After a moment he asked for a count of Zhou's chips. He got his answer and didn't waste much time before putting in a cold three-bet to 650,000.

Zhou thought it over for about a minute before releasing his cards back to the dealer. Mello is still in the drivers seat at this final table.

Allan Mello4,410,000160,000
Mo Zhou2,900,000-150,000
Saturday, July 15, 2023 1:08 PM Local Time
Chip Counts at the Break
Allan Mello4,250,000200,000
Faraz Jaka2,750,000-100,000
Ao Chen2,720,000480,000
Matteo Cavelier2,650,000100,000
Yuri Dzivielevski2,160,000-90,000
Michael Finstein2,150,000-330,000
Olga Iermolcheva2,125,000-225,000
Edward Mroczkowski1,620,000-80,000
Adam Friedman1,200,000-40,000