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

Friday, July 14, 2023 to Sunday, July 16, 2023

Event #88: $1,500 The Closer - No-Limit Hold’em

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $4,713,885
  • Entries: 3,531
  • Remaining: 0


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Sunday, July 16, 2023 2:48 PM Local Time
Chang Finds the Full House

Yuchung Chang raised to 300,000 from the button and Lucia Antunes defended with the call. The flop came out     and both players were slow playing and checked.

The turn was the   and Antunes bet out 500,000 and Chang made the call.

The river   had Antunes betting out 1,000,000 which essentially would put Chang all in. Chang pushed all in for 1,150,000 and Antunes called for the small amount more.

Yuchung Chang:   
Lucia Antunes:   

Antunes held the trip sixes and Chang had the full house for the win.

Yuchung Chang4,760,0002,040,000
Lucia Antunes115,000-935,000
Sunday, July 16, 2023 2:33 PM Local Time
Non Stop Busts
Rogerio Rabelo0-580,000
David McNeiece0-930,000
Richard Roberts0-1,380,000
Daris Justice0-3,140,000
Jeremy Nist0-500,000
Adam Adler0-300,000
Ramon Fernandez0-470,000
Sunday, July 16, 2023 2:15 PM Local Time
Players on Break

Players are now on break and will return in 15 minutes.

Sunday, July 16, 2023 2:14 PM Local Time
Kwan Survives his Shove

Derek Kwan was in the cutoff and moved all in for about 1,000,000 and Michael Marder also moved all in from the button with double Kwan's stack. Everyone else folded.

Derek Kwan:   
Michael Marder:   

Kwan scored the straight on the turn with the board of       and received double the chips.

Derek Kwan2,100,0001,270,000
Michael Marder1,500,000610,000
Sunday, July 16, 2023 2:01 PM Local Time
More Player Busts
Ian Richardson0-1,020,000
Yann Perron0-1,445,000
Jin Kim0-540,000
Patrick Howard0-260,000
Ido Aboudi0-425,000
Kartik Ved0-480,000
John Reading0-850,000
Jason Mounts00
Nicholas Seward0-430,000
Sunday, July 16, 2023 1:56 PM Local Time
Hughes Gets the Knockout

Kyle Hughes

The button raised all in for about 570,000 and Kyle Hughes also shoved his stack in for about 1,100,000 and the big blind folded.

Kyle Hughes:   

The board ran out with no sweat for Hughes       and he instantly had a chip boost.

Kyle Hughes2,620,0001,240,000
Sunday, July 16, 2023 1:52 PM Local Time
Chang Puts a Move on Ogawa

Action was caught after the flop of    , and Shaotang Chang quickly checked. Ryuta Ogawa bet 240,000 and received a call from Chang.

The turn was the  , and Chang jammed all in for around 1,300,000. Ogawa pondered a decision before he made the fold and Chang took the pot uncontested.

Shaotong Chang2,040,0001,515,000
Ryuta Ogawa1,500,000670,000
Sunday, July 16, 2023 1:44 PM Local Time
Gilliam Takes the Cake with Threes

Lorenzo Bosforo raised all in to about 600,000 from late position and Timothy Gilliam made the call from the big blind.

Lorenzo Bosforo:   
Timothy Gilliam:   

The board came out       and Gilliam won with his set of threes.

Timothy Gilliam3,000,0002,595,000
Lorenzo Bosforo0-1
Sunday, July 16, 2023 1:38 PM Local Time
Alexandra Botez Wants the WSOP Main Event Stream to Be Free; Do You Agree?

Alexandra Botez

Don't hide the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event live-stream behind a paywall, so says chess superstar Alexandra Botez, who has become an avid poker player.

PokerGO holds the rights to all live-streamed coverage of poker's most prestigious tournament, which is set to play down to a $12.1 million winner on Monday, with the final table beginning Sunday at 2 p.m. PT. Poker fans can catch all the action live (on delay), but viewing it isn't free.

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Sunday, July 16, 2023 1:34 PM Local Time
Hatmaker Sends Sapitavicius to the Rail

Arunas Sapitavicius jammed all in from under the gun for 1,070,000. Casey Hatmaker shoved over the top as everyone else got out of the way. Both players revealed their hands.

Arunas Sapitavicius:   
Casey Hatmaker:   

The board ran out       for Hatmaker to take it down.

Casey Hatmaker3,210,0002,960,000
Arunas Sapitavicius0-230,000
Sunday, July 16, 2023 1:25 PM Local Time
More Busts
Matthew Wantman0-360,000
David Larson0-355,000
Yungyu Chen0-420,000
Josh Palmer0-590,000
Stepan Mikhno0-440,000
David Yokoyama0-955,000
Eric Piderit0-650,000
Kenneth Baime0-860,000
Eric Dougherty0-555,000
Elvis Toomas0-665,000
Danh Huynh0-605,000
Fedor Truntsev0-750,000
Sunday, July 16, 2023 1:16 PM Local Time
Justice is Served as Two Get Knocked Down

Didier Guerin moved all in from under the gun for about 1,118,000 and Daris Justice with the dominant stack also shoved all in and Mark Seiden who had about 200,000 behind came along for the ride on the big blind.

Mark Seiden:   
Didier Guerin:   
Daris Justice:   

Immediately the board awarded Justice with a set on the flop and ended it with a full house not really giving the other players any hope of improving. The board was      . And just like that two more players were gone. The group has been dissipating quickly starting the day at 258 and now it is already down to 80.

Daris Justice3,140,0001,610,000
Didier Guerin0-865,000
Mark Seiden0-235,000
Sunday, July 16, 2023 1:05 PM Local Time
Chang and Tanouye Have a Quick Clash

Yuchung Chang bet 160,000 from the cutoff and Jeffrey Tanouye defended from the big blind.

The flop came    , and Tanouye quickly checked to Chang. He led out for 150,000 and received a quick fold to take the pot uncontested.

Yuchung Chang2,720,000-180,000
Jeffrey Tanouye1,600,000460,000
Sunday, July 16, 2023 12:56 PM Local Time
A Moment of Silence for Those We've Lost
Daniel Johnson0-595,000
Negie Marucci0-115,000
Gratien Meylan0-505,000
Joao Rocha0-1,125,000
Aaron Frei0-400,000
Edward Pak0-1,295,000
Hong Tran0-1,000,000
Jason DeWitt0-425,000
Dylan Lemery0-220,000
Juan Navarro0-290,000
Chih Fan0-975,000
Joao Simao0-925,000
Bradley Henry0-260,000
Christopher Conrad0-200,000
Ruslan Nazarenko0-285,000
Dan Stavila0-385,000
Sunday, July 16, 2023 12:55 PM Local Time
Seale Seals the Double up

Quincy Seale moved all in from middle position and Mihai Niste reshoved on the button for his massive stack of about 4,000,000. Seale smiled and said "Protection." Everyone else folded.

Quincy Seale:   
Mihai Niste:   

Seale scored the queen when the board came down with       and sealed the win.

Mihai Niste3,360,0001,500,000
Quincy Seale1,340,000580,000
Sunday, July 16, 2023 12:39 PM Local Time
More Knockouts
Victor Dong0-1,060,000
Esteban Gonzales0-395,000
Aaron Kupin0-845,000
Hanseok Ko0-220,000
Dinesh Alt0-135,000
Jong Kim0-395,000
Kevin Sanders0-395,000
Yong An0-290,000
Gary Herstein0-450,000
Theron Eichenberger0-280,000
Hyon Kim0-645,000
Sunday, July 16, 2023 12:37 PM Local Time
Levenberry Bets Every Street

Cuba Levenberry

Ping Liu called from under the gun and Cuba Levenberry checked from the big blind.

The flop came    , and Levenberry led out for 80,000. Liu found a call.

While the turn peeled the  , Levenberry continued for 225,000. Liu took some time but made the call.

The river came the  , and Levenberry fired for 375,000. After contemplating his decision, Liu laid it down for Levenberry to take the pot uncontested.

Cuba Levenberry3,330,0001,730,000
Ping Liu1,120,000925,000
Sunday, July 16, 2023 12:26 PM Local Time
Confusion Over Shove

Preston Mcewen

Preston McEwen raised to 650,000 and Nicholas Petitti pushed in one stack of chips and did not verbalize anything. The floor determined it was just a call and pushed back the remaining 80,000. McEwen held about 20,000 chips behind so neither player was all in preflop. The flop came     and Petitti pushed the rest of his stack in and McEwen snap called.

Preston McEwen:   
Nicholas Petitti:   

The turn came the   and the river was the   and McEwen took the pot with his pair of queens and Petitti was left with a very small stack.

Preston McEwen2,800,0001,685,000
Nicholas Petitti60,000-1,175,000
Sunday, July 16, 2023 12:17 PM Local Time
Some More Knockouts
Kathy Liebert0-130,000
Ankit Wadhawan0-330,000
Brent Etienne0-480,000
Pejman Niyati0-260,000
Brian Aronson00
Sunday, July 16, 2023 12:00 PM Local Time
Players on Break

Players are on their first 15 minute break of the day.