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2024 55th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Sunday, June 02, 2024 to Tuesday, June 04, 2024

Event #11: $1,500 Badugi

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $650,145
  • Entries: 487
  • Remaining: 0

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Tuesday, June 4, 2024 11:41 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 15 hours ago)
David Prociak Conquers Second Bracelet For $129,676 in The $1,500 Badugi

David Prociak Wins WSOP 2024 Event 11

A total of 478 entrants came out to play WSOP Event #11: $1,500 Badugi at the 2024 World Series of Poker at Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas. This is the second year that this event has been played, and the prize pool ballooned up to $650,145, which was shared by the final 74 players. Just ten players returned for the final day to play for a bracelet and the first-place prize of $129,676.

David Prociak came into the finale as a one-time WSOP bracelet winner and left the day adding another bracelet to his already decorated resume. After holding the majority of the chips four-handed, Prociak put on a dominant chip-leading performance as he ascended to the top of the counts to claim a second title.

"I have two fourths, two thirds, two seconds, and now I have two firsts," the newest Badugi champion said, beaming. Last year, Prociak finished in second place in two events, the $1,500 Mixed NLH/PLO, and the $1,500 Short Deck. "It feels great; winning one could be a fluke. Winning two, you just can't be a fluke. Coming in second twice last year sucked; now I feel like I can actually take in some compliments."

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountyPrize
1David ProciakUnited States$129,676
2Matt GrapenthienUnited States$84,650
3Edward YamHong Kong$56,508
4Tobias LeknesNorway$38,597
5Tomasz GluszkoPoland$26,988
6Brandon CantuUnited States$19,330

Prociak's cashes at the WSOP date back to 2016, when he won his first WSOP bracelet in Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo. His results are in all manner of events, whether it be hold'em, PLO, or any assortment of mixed games. "Poker is poker; figuring out the game is just figuring out the game. Yes, all the games are unique, but they are similar. 'Is it value, is it a bluff?' Then just figuring out what's in between. That's the hardest part of the game and I think that I have a good gauge of where I am in between with most players."

"This tournament was crazy, I was very locked in," he continued, talking about the period before the dinner break when he did not have the lead. "There were some close hands before the dinner break that I lost, but I was never out. I was texting friends and saying that, 'I'm down to average stack, but I'm still in there.' Then I went on a run and people let me do my thing."

David Prociak Wins WSOP 2024 Event 11
David Prociak and girlfriend Brittney Barnes

"Having a supportive rail really helps," said Prociak as he motioned to his girlfriend Brittney Barnes and the other friends on the rail supporting him. "The most people on the rail I have ever had was five people, so this was a big change." Prociak's plans for the WSOP haven't changed much as he mentions that every event he can play, he will play for the duration of the summer.

Day 3 Action

Coming into the day, Day 1 chip leader Joseph Wagganer had been pushed down the shortest stack and struggled to gain any momentum throughout the day. He ended up clashing with Laurent A Boublil for the last of his chips, but as the final draw came and went, he was unable to beat Boublil's three-card three holding a three-card ten and he ended his run in tenth place for $8,253.

David Stamm became victim to a nasty cooler early in the day against Brandon Cantu when his seven-four was bested by Cantu's six-five, and Stamm fell down to the shortest stack. He managed to secure a double through fellow short stack Yuya Murata, but his run came to an end when he once more ran a seven-four into Cantu who held a six-three. Stamm finished his run in ninth place for $10,683. It was an impressive finish for his first-ever Badugi tournament.

David Stamm
David Stamm, who learned the rules for Badugi on the flight here, ended up in ninth place.

Boublil's early day success did not last long as he lost most of the rest of his chips to Prociak after he hero called him incorrectly. He ended his run in eighth place when his queen-nine ran into Tobias Leknes' seven-five, and the Frenchman collected $10,683 for his efforts.

Final Table Action

The unofficial final table of seven was reached, with many of the stacks hovering around the same and Murata as the clear short stack. He got into a tussle for his last chips with Tomasz Gluszko, who held the covering stack. After the draws were done, neither player made a Badugi, and Gluzsko held the winner with his three-card four against Murata's three-card five. Murata ended his run in seventh place for $14,190 and the official final table was set.

The action heated up as Tobias Leknes started the final table with the chip lead, but a few big clashes with some of the other players saw Prociak rise up through the ranks into the chip lead. A constant shuffling on the leaderboard saw Cantu eventually fall to the shortest stack after a hand with Matt Grapenthien.

Cantu could not regain the momentum and he was the next casualty at the final table in sixth place. He ended up losing most of his stack to Edward Yam and then was all in for his last couple of chips against four players. He ended with a jack-six badugi, which was no good against Prociak's eight perfect, and the two-time WSOP bracelet winner collected $19,330.

What followed next was two hours of play with lots of pots shifting around and all the stacks exchanging blows. Grapenthien took some chips to compete with Leknes and Prociak at the top of the leaderboard, while Yam and Gluszko held on as the short stacks, sometimes doubling through the other. Eventually, the pendulum would swing to put Leknes into the driver's seat as the chip leader.

Matt Grapenthien
Matt Grapenthien finished in second place, surrounded by his friends

Gluszko's stack would dwindle throughout the next couple of levels and after losing a massive pot to Grapenthien's seven-four, he was down to just a single big blind and forced all in the next hand. Prociak would isolate and both players would draw one on each draw, but Prociak's three-card seven would hold strong for the pot, sending out Gluzko in fifth place for $26,988.

Leknes held the lead after collecting multiple big pots, but Grapenthien put a halt to his momentum and took a couple of large ones off of him. Grapenthien would, in turn, lose some chips to Yam, who would lose them to Prociak, who eventually took a massive 3:1 lead over the field four-handed into dinner break.

Coming back from dinner break, Prociak did not take his foot off of the pedal as he continued to amass chips. Yam took a sizable pot off of Leknes to separate himself from the pack and Prociak took another pot off of Leknes to leave him with just a couple of bets. Leknes eventually got in his final chips with both Prociak and Grapenthien calling. Grapenthien won with a ten-seven, while Leknes' three-card eight was not enough, and the start-of-day chip leader was eliminated in fourth place for $38,597.

Yam would be next to go after multiple clashes with Prociak left him as the shortest stack. In the end, he got his last chips in against Prociak but ended up making a three-card three against Prociak's ten-eight. Prociak took over a 6:1 chip lead into heads-up play against Grapenthien, while Yam finished in third place for $56,508.

David Prociak Wins WSOP 2024 Event 11
New champion David Prociak and his rail

It was a heads-up match between two stud bracelet winners, as both Grapenthien and Prociak owned one WSOP bracelet each. Grapenthien won the $10k Seven Card Stud in 2014 and Prociak won the $1,500 Stud Hi-Lo bracelet in 2016. Early in the match, Grapenthien chopped down the deficit between the two of them where Prociak only had him 2:1, but the winds shifted back into his favor shortly after to leave Grapenthien short once more. Eventually, all the chips got into the middle, and Grapenthien held a three-card seven, which was second best against Prociak's queen-jack badugi, and Grapenthien ended his run in the tournament in second place for $84,650.

Thank you for reading along here at PokerNews. Stay tuned for all live reporting and updates from the WSOP.

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 10:32 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 16 hours ago)
Matt Grapenthien Eliminated in 2nd Place ($84,650)

Matt Grapenthien

David Prociak raised the button and then called a three-bet from Matt Grapenthien in the big blind.

Grapenthien drew one while Prociak drew two. Grapenthien led with a bet, Prociak raised, and Grapenthien called all-in for 320,000.

Grapenthien took one and Prociak took two.

On the final draw, Grapenthien drew one again and Prociak stood pat.

Matt Grapenthien:     
David Prociak:     

Prociak made a queen badugi on the second draw and Grapenthien paired to be eliminated in second place.

David Prociak12,100,0002,725,000
Matt Grapenthien0-2,800,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 10:29 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 16 hours ago)
Prociak Gets Some Back

David Prociak raised on the button and Matt Grapenthien called in the big blind.

Both drew two on the first draw where Grapenthien checked over to Prociak who bet and Grapenthien called.

Grapenthien drew two and Prociak drew one which saw the same betting action.

Both drew one on the final draw and Grapenthien check-called a bet from Prociak, then mucked after seeing  /    for a three-card four and he was awarded the pot.

David Prociak9,375,0001,300,000
Matt Grapenthien2,800,000-1,300,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 10:21 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 16 hours ago)
Another for Grapenthien

David Prociak raised on the button and Matt Grapenthien three-bet in the big blind which Prociak called.

Both players drew one card while Grapenthien bet and Prociak called.

Grapenthien stood pat on the second draw and Prociak drew one and called the bet from Grapenthien.

Once more Grapenthien stood pat and Prociak drew one, this time Prociak folded to the bet from Grapenthien.

David Prociak8,075,000-925,000
Matt Grapenthien4,100,0001,000,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 10:12 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 16 hours ago)
Grapenthien Finds a Double

David Prociak opened the button, Matt Grapenthien three-bet from the big blind, and Prociak called.

Grapenthien drew one and Prociak drew two and called a bet.

On the second draw, Grapenthien took one again and Prociak took two. Grapenthien bet, Prociak raised, Grapenthien three-bet all in, and Prociak called.

On the final draw, Grapenthien stood pat and Prociak drew one. Grapenthien showed      and Prociak caught a brick to secure the double for Grapenthien.

David Prociak9,000,000-2,075,000
Matt Grapenthien3,100,0002,000,000
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Tuesday, June 4, 2024 10:06 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 17 hours ago)
Prociak Draws First Blood

Matt Grapenthien raised on the button and David Prociak three-bet in the big blind which Grapenthien called.

Prociak stood pat on the first draw while Grapenthien drew one. Prociak bet and Grapenthien called.

The same action occurred on the second drawing round and Prociak bet, eliciting a quick fold from Grapenthien.

David Prociak11,075,000775,000
Matt Grapenthien1,100,000-700,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 10:02 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 17 hours ago)
Heads Up Chip Counts
David Prociak10,300,0000
Matt Grapenthien1,800,000-1,000,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 10:00 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 17 hours ago)
Edward Yam Eliminated in 3rd Place ($56,508)

Edward Yam

David Prociak opened the button and Edward Yam called from the small blind.

On the first draw, Yam drew two and Prociak drew one, and action went check-check.

On the second draw, both players took one. Yam bet all-in for 150,000 and Prociak called.

Yam took one and Prociak stood pat.

Edward Yam:      [allin]
David Prociak:     

Prociak made a ten-eight badugi on the second draw to eliminate Yam in third place.

David Prociak10,300,0001,500,000
Edward Yam0-500,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 9:48 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 17 hours ago)
Prociak Leaves Yam Short

Edward Yam raised from the button and David Prociak called in the big blind.

Prociak drew two and Yam drew one, prompting Prociak to check-call a bet from Yam.

Both players took the same on the second draw and Prociak checked over to Yam who bet and Prociak raised, getting a quick call from Yam.

On the final draw, Prociak stood pat and Yam drew one and folded to a bet from Prociak.

David Prociak8,800,0001,300,000
Edward Yam500,000-2,475,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 9:40 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 17 hours ago)
Tobias Leknes Eliminated in 4th Place ($38,597)

Tobias Leknes

David Prociak opened the cutoff, Tobias Leknes called all-in for 225,000 from the small blind, Matt Grapenthien three-bet from the big blind, and Prociak called.

Leknes drew two, Grapenthien stood pat, and Prociak drew two. Prociak called a bet from Grapenthien.

On the second draw, Leknes took one and Prociak took two and called another bet.

On the final draw, Leknes and Prociak both drew one and the action went check-check

Tobias Leknes:      [allin]
Matt Grapenthien:     
David Prociak:     

Grapenthien's ten-seven badugi was good enough to eliminate Leknes in 4th place.

David Prociak7,500,000200,000
Matt Grapenthien2,800,000780,000
Tobias Leknes0-400,000
Gorilla Gaming
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 9:31 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 17 hours ago)
Prociak Leave Leknes On Fumes

David Prociak raised on the button and Tobias Leknes three-bet in the big blind. Prociak responded by four-betting which Leknes called.

Both players stood pat on the first draw, and Leknes check-called a bet from Prociak. The same action repeated on the following drawing and betting street.

On the last draw, both players stood pat and checked with Leknes tabling      for a queen-ten, but it was Prociak holding      for queen-nine which was good for Prociak to extend his chip lead and leave Leknes short.

David Prociak7,300,0001,300,000
Tobias Leknes400,000-840,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 9:22 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 17 hours ago)
Yam Takes from Leknes

Tobias Leknes opened the cutoff and then called when Edward Yam three-bet from the small blind.

Yam stood pat and Leknes drew one and called a bet.

Leknes took one again and called another bet from Yam.

On the final draw, Leknes drew one and the action went check-check.

Yam tabled      to win an important pot at the expense of Leknes.

Edward Yam2,975,000975,000
Tobias Leknes1,240,000-900,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 9:10 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 17 hours ago)
Play Resumes

The players have returned to their seats and play has resumed.

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 9:10 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 17 hours ago)
Level 32 started
Level: 32
Blinds: 150,000/300,000
Ante: 0
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 8:49 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 18 hours ago)
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Tuesday, June 4, 2024 8:27 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 18 hours ago)
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Tuesday, June 4, 2024 8:04 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 19 hours ago)
WATCH: Daniel Negreanu & David "ODB" Baker Talk Fantasy Poker on the PokerNews Podcast

Prior to the $25K Fantasy Draft, both Daniel Negreanu and David "ODB" Baker joined Chad Holloway at Level 9 Studio in Las Vegas to talk about their respective leagues.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2024 7:44 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 19 hours ago)
Chip Counts
David Prociak6,000,000-100,000
Tobias Leknes2,140,000-460,000
Matt Grapenthien2,020,000-380,000
Edward Yam2,000,0001,090,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 7:42 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 19 hours ago)
Dinner Break

The players are going on a 90-minute dinner break. Play will resume at 9:10 local time. Chip counts will be posted shortly.

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 7:41 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 19 hours ago)
Prociak Takes from Yam

David Prociak opened the button and then called when Edward Yam three-bet from the small blind.

Yam stood pat and Prociak drew two and called a bet.

On the second draw, Prociak took two again and called another bet from Yam.

On the final draw, Prociak drew one. Yam checked, Prociak bet, and Yam winced as he tossed in calling chips.

Prociak revealed      to scoop the pot just before dinner.

David Prociak6,000,000-100,000
Edward Yam2,000,0001,090,000
Gorilla Gaming
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