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

Sunday, June 11, 2023 to Sunday, June 11, 2023

Online Event #5: $400 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Max

  • Buy-in: $400
  • Prizepool: $882,360
  • Entries: 2,451
  • Remaining: 1


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Monday, June 12, 2023 5:45 AM Local Time
Gary "SaquonNYG26" Belyalovsky Wins Online Event #5: $400 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Max for $121,854

The Final Hand

Gary "SaquonNYG26" Belyalovsky came into today's event with a WSOP Circuit ring. With the event now over, he has added a WSOP bracelet to his collection.

Belyalovsky defeated Joseph "Kolebear" Hebert to take down $121,854 and his maiden bracelet in Online Event #5: $400 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Max at the 2023 World Series of Poker.

The 1,488-entrant field resulted in a prize pool of $882,360, with 240 players making the money and receiving at least $1,324. Notable players making the money included Ethan "rampunts" Yau ($2,118), Shaun "fortnite" Deeb (86th - $1,853), and Daniel "DNegs" Negreanu (178th - $1,412).

Players falling short of the money included Jamie "JamieGold" Gold, Phil "Lumestackin" Hellmuth, Justin "Jsaliba2" Saliba, and Joseph "blueberry" Cheong.

"It felt amazing to win the bracelet as it's been a dream of mine for a long time," Belyalovsky told PokerNews. "I finished second in an event last year, so it was satisfying to close this one out. The final table was very tough and I was lucky to be on the right side of some coolers."

$400 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Max Final Table Results

1Gary "SaquonNYG26" BelyalovskyUnited States$121,854
2Joseph "Kolebear" HebertUnited States$88,942
3Michael "miguelfiesta" LechUnited States$65,383
4Tyler "bummer" KarmelUnited States$48,442
5Safiya "Player2021" UmerovaUnited States$35,824
6Brad "MrMonkeyBear" OwenUnited States$26,736
7Pete "PeteChen" ChenTaiwan$20,030
8Derek "ifeedurfam" BowersUnited States$15,177

The first elimination of the final table went to Hebert, the runner-up in the 2020 Main Event, whose pocket queens took out Derek "ifeedurfam" Bowers' pocket nines and eliminated Bowers in eighth place.

Pete "PeteChen" Chen was next to fall, as his king-queen high lost to a paired three from Tyler "bummer" Karmel.

Hebert then struck again, knocking out notable vlogger Brad "MrMonkeyBear" Owen with pocket kings against Owen's flopped top pair of eights.

Safiya "Player2021" Umerova went out in fifth when her queen-ten was unable to find a pair against Karmel's pocket sevens.

Karmel and Hebert were responsible for the first four eliminations and were then involved in the fifth. Karmel was all in with a straight draw that never came against a pair from Hebert, sending the former out in fourth.

Belyalovsky then eliminated Michael "miguelfiesta" Lech, whose pocket deuces could not hold up against Belyalovsky's flopped pair of nines.

That led to a 24-minute heads-up match between Belyalovsky and Hebert for the bracelet. Belyalovsky trailed before taking the lead with a pair of aces to gain a lead he would never relinquish. On the final hand, Hebert went all in with middle pair and a straight draw, but Belyalovsky's top pair held to end the heads-up match and give him the coveted gold bracelet.

"I want to give a shoutout to my friends, family, and most importantly, my wife, who always supports me," said Belyalovsky.

PokerNews' coverage of WSOP online bracelet events continues with Online Event #6: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo on Sunday, June 18 at 3:30 p.m. PST.

Monday, June 12, 2023 3:58 AM Local Time
Joseph "Kolebear" Hebert Eliminated in 2nd Place ($88,942)

Final Hand

Joseph "Kolebear" Hebert was first to act preflop, and he put in a raise to 1,200,000. Gary "SaquonNYG26" Belyalovsky called.

The flop came    . Belyalovsky checked and Hebert bet 600,000. Belyalovsky responded by raising to 3,000,000. Hebert then moved all in, and was called.

Joseph "Kolebear" Hebert:   
Gary "SaquonNYG26" Belyalovsky:   

The   was no help to Hebert, who needed to improve to beat Belyalovsky's jacks. The   on the river eliminated Hebert, and gave Belyalovsky the victory.

Stay tuned to PokerNews for a full recap of this event.

Gary Belyalovsky36,765,00014,077,280
Joseph Hebert0-14,077,280
Monday, June 12, 2023 3:46 AM Local Time
Level 46 started
Level: 46
Blinds: 300,000/600,000
Ante: 75,000
Monday, June 12, 2023 3:46 AM Local Time
Belyalovsky Takes Lead

Joseph "Kolebear" Hebert, first to act, raised to 1,000,000 preflop. Gary "SaquonNYG26" Belyalovsky then reraised to 3,500,000 and was called.

The flop came    . Belyalovsky bet 2,000,000 and was called. A   hit the turn, and Hebert called a 3,000,000-chip bet from Belyalovsky.

Both players checked the   river. Belyalovsky showed   , awarded him the pot.

Gary Belyalovsky22,687,7206,437,500
Joseph Hebert14,077,280-6,437,500
Monday, June 12, 2023 3:33 AM Local Time
Level 45 started
Level: 45
Blinds: 250,000/500,000
Ante: 62,500
Monday, June 12, 2023 3:33 AM Local Time
Michael "miguelfiesta" Lech Eliminated in 3rd Place ($65,383)

Gary "SaquonNYG26" Belyalovsky raised to 800,000 preflop from the button. Michael "miguelfiesta" Lech then reraised all in for 1,698,554 from the small blind, and Balyalovsky called.

Michael "miguelfiesta" Lech:   
Gary "SaquonNYG26" Belyalovsky:   

Belyalovsky immediately pulled ahead on the     flop. The   turn and   river gave no help to Lech, who exited in third.

Belyalovsky will now play Joseph "Kolebear" Hebert for the bracelet.

Joseph Hebert22,846,0301,600,000
Gary Belyalovsky13,918,9706,133,762
Michael Lech0-7,733,762
Monday, June 12, 2023 3:16 AM Local Time
Level 44 started
Level: 44
Blinds: 200,000/400,000
Ante: 50,000
Monday, June 12, 2023 3:15 AM Local Time
Tyler "bummer" Karmel Eliminated in 4th Place ($48,442)

Joseph "Kolebear" Hebert opened preflop action by raising to 755,555 from the small blind. Tyler "bummer" Karmel defended his big blind.

On a flop of    , Hebert led out for 999,875. Karmel then raised all in for 4,489,561 and was called.

Tyler "bummer" Karmel:   
Joseph "Kolebear" Hebert:   

Hebert's still had the lead when the board completed   , sending Karmel out in fourth.

Joseph Hebert22,336,0307,844,005
Tyler Karmel0-9,724,004
Monday, June 12, 2023 3:01 AM Local Time
Final Four
Joseph Hebert14,492,0250
Tyler Karmel9,724,0040
Gary Belyalovsky8,555,2090
Michael Lech3,993,7620
Monday, June 12, 2023 3:00 AM Local Time
Level 43 started
Level: 43
Blinds: 160,000/320,000
Ante: 40,000
Monday, June 12, 2023 2:57 AM Local Time
Safiya "Player2021" Umerova Eliminated in 5th Place ($35,824)

Tyler "bummer" Karmel raised to 560,000 from the button preflop. Safiya "Player2021" Umerova then moved all in for 1,548,715 from the small blind, and Walton called.

Safiya "Player2021" Umerova:   
Tyler "bummer" Karmel:   

The board of       did not improve Umerova's hand, sending her out in fifth.

Tyler Karmel4,911,574-1,758,715
Safiya Umerova0-2,155,948
Monday, June 12, 2023 2:52 AM Local Time
Brad "MrMonkeyBear" Owen Eliminated in 6th Place ($26,736)

Joseph "Kolebear" Hebert raised to 560,000 from the button. Brad "MrMonkeyBear" Owen defended his big blind.

The flop came    . Hebert bet 1,750,000, and Owen moved all in for 3,368,826. Hebert called.

Brad "MrMonkeyBear" Owen:   
Joseph "Kolebear" Hebert:   

Hebert's overpair held through the   turn and   river, and Owen was eliminated.

Joseph Hebert14,037,0255,043,827
Brad Owen0-4,563,825
Monday, June 12, 2023 2:46 AM Local Time
Pete "PeteChen" Chen Eliminated in 7th Place ($20,030)

Pete "PeteChen" Chen moved all in preflop from under the gun for his last 303,181 and was called by every other player except for Brad "MrMonkeyBear" Owen.

All players then checked down the entire       board before Chen's    was shown to be bested by Tyler "bummer" Karmel's   .

Tyler Karmel6,670,2892,365,108
Brad Owen4,563,825-812,192
Pete Chen0-4,836,534
Monday, June 12, 2023 2:43 AM Local Time
Level 42 started
Level: 42
Blinds: 140,000/280,000
Ante: 35,000
Monday, June 12, 2023 2:40 AM Local Time
Derek "ifeedurfam" Bowers Eliminated in 8th Place ($15,177)

Derek "ifeedurfam" Bowers raised under the gun preflop to 1,680,000. Joseph "Kolebear" Hebert then raised all in,

Derek "ifeedurfam" Bowers:   
Joseph "Kolebear" Hebert:   

The board came      , and Hebert's higher pocket pair made the difference.

Joseph Hebert8,993,1985,389,729
Derek Bowers0-2,380,803
Monday, June 12, 2023 2:33 AM Local Time
Final Table Set

Final Table

With the elimination of Sean "777lky777" Luckey in 9th, the final table is now set.

The remaining eight players are playing for $121,854 and a WSOP bracelet.

Sean Luckey0-3,011,176
Monday, June 12, 2023 2:14 AM Local Time
Chip Updates
Brad Owen5,376,0173,203,027
Gary Belyalovsky5,170,2765,170,276
Pete Chen4,836,5344,619,967
Tyler Karmel4,305,1813,006,677
Joseph Hebert3,603,4693,603,469
Michael Lech3,137,5623,137,562
Sean Luckey3,011,1763,011,176
Derek Bowers2,380,8031,064,699
Safiya Umerova2,155,948236,409
Monday, June 12, 2023 12:43 AM Local Time
Updates Will Continue Shortly

Updates from this event will continue as soon as possible. We are enduring a technical issue that we are working hard to rectify.

Sunday, June 11, 2023 11:56 PM Local Time
Break Time

The remaining 40 players have been sent on a 5-minute break.

Sunday, June 11, 2023 11:53 PM Local Time
Top Ten Chip Counts
Brad Owen2,172,9901,605,871
Safiya Umerova1,919,539-74,500
Bryant Bustamante1,602,656
Christian Marcos1,588,051
Jeffrey Tanouye1,350,626
Derek Bowers1,316,104
Tyler Karmel1,298,504