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

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 to Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Event #31: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed

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  • Buy-in: $3,000
  • Prizepool: $3,284,100
  • Entries: 1,230
  • Remaining: 0


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Thursday, June 13, 2024 7:43 PM Local Time (about 10 days and 14 hours ago)
Nicholas Seward Wins Event #31: $3,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em for $516,135

Nicholas Seward

In what turned out to be a quick final table at the World Series of Poker at Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas, it was Nicholas Seward who came out on top in Event #31: $3,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em. Not only did Seward capture his first WSOP gold bracelet, but he also pocketed a whopping $516,135.

Seward overcame a field of 1,230 players to take home the lion's share of the $3,284,100 prize pool as he defeated runner-up Konstantyn Holskyi.

Seward is a Las Vegas local who typically plays tournaments year-round, ranging from $400 to $10,000 buy-ins. This is his second first-place finish with his first coming in 2022 in a $400 buy-in tournament. This score surpassed his best cash of $320,631 which came in June of 2023 as he finished fourth in a $3,500 buy-in tournament.

Final Table Results

1Nicholas SewardUnited States$516,135
2Konstantyn HolskyiUkraine$344,092
3Akinobu MaedaJapan$238,886
4David ColemanUnited States$168,448
5Nikolaos AngelouGreece$120,672
6Stephen BuellUnited States$87,846

Final Day Action

Six players began the day and it didn't take long for the chips to start flying as Stephen Buell was eliminated the first hand of the day when his pocket fours could not crack the pocket jacks of the eventual champion Seward.

Over the next few hours, the chips circulated around the table with several players doubling their stacks. Day 3 chip leader David Coleman, who started the day with nearly half of the chips in play, faced a series of setbacks. His ace-five was bested by Nikolaos Angelou's ace-king, leading to Angelou's double-up. Shortly thereafter, Coleman experienced another downswing when he doubled up Akinobu Maeda.

However, Coleman regained the chip lead with six remaining, when he won the flip against Angelou to send him to the rail in fifth place.

With four remaining, Seward was on the verge of elimination when he called off his last five big blinds with jack-ten and was able to hold against the nine-six of Maeda. It didn't take long for Seward to be at risk once again with the same hand as he doubled through Coleman to take the chip lead.

David Coleman
David Coleman

Seward ended up eliminating his good friend Coleman in fourth place when he jammed king-five on the button and got there against Coleman's pocket sevens.

"It was bittersweet," Seward said as he talked about eliminating Coleman, "He was the best player at the table. It's hard not to want him out. It gives me a better chance to win but he's a very close friend of mine and we've worked together a lot and I have endless respect for him. So, you know, bittersweet, it hurt and I feel bad about it but it's, you know, there's definitely a sweet part to it too."

Nicholas Seward
Nicholas Seward

Coleman didn't take it personally as he was seen on the rail shortly after cheering for Seward to win the bracelet.

Three-handed play concluded swiftly as Seward eliminated Maeda. All the chips went into the middle preflop, and Seward's ace-jack prevailed against Maeda's king-jack.

Holskyi delivered an extraordinary performance at the final table. Despite being reduced to just one big blind with five players remaining, he continuously doubled his stack, ultimately emerging as the chip leader during heads-up play. However, Seward regained the lead from Holskyi by calling two streets with bottom pair in a limped pot.

Seward held a slight chip lead when both players moved all their chips into the middle preflop. Although Holskyi was favored with king-ten against Seward's jack-ten, the board ran out a straight for Seward, securing his victory. Holskyi finished in second place, while Seward captured his first WSOP gold bracelet.

Nicholas Seward
Nicholas Seward

"I'm just so grateful for my friends, my family and just the experience." Seward concluded as he headed to celebrate with his friends.

That wraps up the coverage for this event but keep it tuned into PokerNews for coverage from all of the events going on this summer.

Thursday, June 13, 2024 7:42 PM Local Time (about 10 days and 14 hours ago)
Konstantyn Holskyi Eliminated in 2nd Place ($516,135)

Konstantyn Holskyi

Nicholas Seward limped on the button, and Konstantyn Holskyi checked from the big blind.

The flop came    . Holskyi checked to Seward, who bet 1,200,000. Holskyi then raised to 4,000,000. After a brief moment of consideration, Seward decided to go all in, and Holskyi called.

Konstantyn Holskyi:   
Nicholas Seward:   

Both players hit top pair, but Holskyi had the better kicker. The turn card   provided both players with a straight draw.

The river   completed Seward's straight, securing his victory and eliminating Holskyi as the runner-up in this event.

Nicholas Seward49,225,00024,300,000
Konstantyn Holskyi0-24,300,000
Thursday, June 13, 2024 7:32 PM Local Time (about 10 days and 14 hours ago)
Seward Reclaims Chip Lead with Bottom Pair

Konstantyn Holskyi limped the button with   , and Nicholas Seward checked his option with   .

The dealer spread a flop of     and Seward check-called a bet of 1,200,000.

The   fell on the turn, and Seward check-called another bet of 3,500,000.

When the   landed on the river, both players tapped the table and Seward took down the pot with his pair of twos.

Nicholas Seward24,925,00011,000,000
Konstantyn Holskyi24,300,00020,770,000
Thursday, June 13, 2024 7:27 PM Local Time (about 10 days and 14 hours ago)
12,000,000 Goes Over the Counter

Konstantyn Holskyi called with    and Nicholas Seward checked his   .

The flop of     gave both players a pair. Seward checked to Holskyi, who bet 1,000,000.

On the turn, the   paired the board again. Seward checked once more, and Holskyi bet 3,500,000, which Seward called.

The river was the  , and both players checked. Holskyi claimed the 12,000,000 pot.

Konstantyn Holskyi35,300,0006,500,000
Nicholas Seward13,925,000-6,500,000
Thursday, June 13, 2024 7:17 PM Local Time (about 10 days and 15 hours ago)
Holskyi Over Bets the Turn

Konstantyn Holskyi raised 2,000,000 with   , and Nicholas Seward called in the big blind with   .

The dealer spread a flop of     and Seward check-called 1,500,000.

When the   hit the turn, Seward checked once again before Holskyi fired 6,000,000 into the middle. Seward thought about it for few moments before pitching his cards into the muck.

Konstantyn Holskyi28,800,0002,000,000
Nicholas Seward20,425,000-2,000,000
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Thursday, June 13, 2024 7:12 PM Local Time (about 10 days and 15 hours ago)
Quick Double for Holskyi Heads-Up

Konstantyn Holskyi

Nicholas Seward shoved on the button and Konstantyn Holskyi called his 12,900,000 to put himself at risk.

Konstantyn Holskyi:   
Nicholas Seward:   

Holskyi had Seward dominated and the       run out gave him a pair of jacks to double through Seward.

Konstantyn Holskyi26,800,0007,900,000
Nicholas Seward22,425,000-7,900,000
Thursday, June 13, 2024 6:58 PM Local Time (about 10 days and 15 hours ago)
Break Time

The players are currently on a quick break before the heads-up play commences.

Thursday, June 13, 2024 6:56 PM Local Time (about 10 days and 15 hours ago)
Akinobu Maeda Eliminated in 3rd Place ($238,886)

Akinobu Maeda

Akinobu Maeda raised 5,500,000 on the button before Nicholas Seward announced an all-in from the small blind and Maeda called off his 9,075,000.

Akinobu Maeda:   
Nicholas Seward:   

Maeda was dominated as he was unable to find a king as the dealer ran out the       board, sending him home in 3rd place.

Nicholas Seward30,325,00011,575,000
Konstantyn Holskyi18,900,000-2,500,000
Akinobu Maeda0-9,075,000
Thursday, June 13, 2024 6:56 PM Local Time (about 10 days and 15 hours ago)
Seward Bluffs It Off

In a blind vs. blind confrontation, Nicholas Seward raised to 2,000,000 from the small blind with   , and Konstantyn Holskyi called from the big blind with   .

The flop came    , giving Holskyi a pair of nines. Seward continued with a bet of 1,000,000, which Holskyi called.

Both players checked the   turn.

On the   river, Seward opted to bluff with a hefty bet of 7,200,000 after some deliberation. Holskyi quickly called, risking his tournament life, but his call was correct as he doubled up.

Konstantyn Holskyi21,400,00010,200,000
Nicholas Seward18,750,000-9,700,000
Akinobu Maeda9,075,000-500,000
Thursday, June 13, 2024 6:47 PM Local Time (about 10 days and 15 hours ago)
Holskyi Does it Again

Konstantyn Holskyi

Nicholas Seward shoved all in on the button and Konstantyn Holskyi called off his 4,600,000 in the small blind before Akinobu Maeda mucked his hand.

Konstantyn Holskyi:   
Nicholas Seward:   

The     flop missed both players as Holskyi still had the best hand with ace-high. The   turn and the   river meant Holskyi found another double as he threw up his arms to flex.

Nicholas Seward28,450,000-2,100,000
Konstantyn Holskyi11,200,0004,600,000
Akinobu Maeda9,575,000-2,500,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, June 13, 2024 6:44 PM Local Time (about 10 days and 15 hours ago)
Level 37 started
Level: 37
Blinds: 500,000/1,000,000
Ante: 1,000,000
Thursday, June 13, 2024 6:38 PM Local Time (about 10 days and 15 hours ago)
Holskyi Doubles Up Again

Sitting on the button, Nicholas Seward raised to 1,600,000, and with just 2,500,000 left, Konstantyn Holskyi went all in. Seward called after Akinobu Maeda folded in the big blind.

Konstantyn Holskyi:   
Nicholas Seward:   

Holskyi hit a pair of fives on the     flop, leaving Seward needing a ten or six to eliminate him. However, the   turn and the   river favored Holskyi, giving him another double-up.

Nicholas Seward30,550,000-2,500,000
Akinobu Maeda12,075,000400,000
Konstantyn Holskyi6,600,0002,100,000
Thursday, June 13, 2024 6:36 PM Local Time (about 10 days and 15 hours ago)
David Coleman Eliminated in 4th Place ($168,448)

David Coleman

Nicholas Seward opened 12,250,000 on the button and David Coleman called off his 12,950,000 from the small blind.

David Coleman:   
Nicholas Seward:   

Coleman was in great shape until the     flop hit the felt, giving Seward two pair. Coleman still had a flush draw to go with a seven but he was unable to improve as the board completed with the   turn and the   river.

Nicholas Seward33,050,00014,550,000
Akinobu Maeda11,675,0000
Konstantyn Holskyi4,500,000-1,600,000
David Coleman0-12,950,000
Thursday, June 13, 2024 6:34 PM Local Time (about 10 days and 15 hours ago)
Seward Doubles Up

Nicholas Seward, in the small blind, went all in after everyone else folded, prompting David Coleman to snap call upon seeing his hand.

Nicholas Seward:   
David Coleman:   

The flop     didn't change Seward's situation, who was at risk. However, the river   paired Seward's jack, moving him closer to a double-up.

The   on the river confirmed Seward's double-up.

Nicholas Seward18,500,0009,650,000
David Coleman12,950,000-9,650,000
Akinobu Maeda11,675,0000
Konstantyn Holskyi6,100,0000
Thursday, June 13, 2024 6:29 PM Local Time (about 10 days and 15 hours ago)
Seward Survives

Nicholas Seward

Akinobu Maeda moved all in on the button and Nicholas Seward called off his 4,025,000 from the big blind.

Nicholas Seward:   
Akinobu Maeda:   

Seward had the lead with jack-high and the     flop extended the lead with a pair of tens. Maeda had a gutshot straight draw but the   turn and the   river were bricks as Seward took his seat to collect the double.

David Coleman22,600,0000
Akinobu Maeda11,675,000-4,025,000
Nicholas Seward8,850,0004,025,000
Konstantyn Holskyi6,100,0000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, June 13, 2024 6:27 PM Local Time (about 10 days and 15 hours ago)
Nikolaos Angelou Eliminated in 5th Place ($120,672)

Nikolaos Angelou

David Coleman initiated the action from the cutoff with a raise to 16,100,000, leaving himself with just over one big blind behind. Nikolaos Angelou, in the big blind with 4,400,000 left, decided to call after some thought.

Nikolaos Angelou:   
David Coleman:   

The flop     came out cleanly for Coleman, and the turn   sealed the elimination for Angelou.

David Coleman22,600,0005,600,000
Akinobu Maeda15,700,000-400,000
Konstantyn Holskyi6,100,0000
Nicholas Seward4,825,0000
Nikolaos Angelou0-5,200,000
Thursday, June 13, 2024 6:19 PM Local Time (about 10 days and 16 hours ago)
Queens Hold for Coleman to Double

David Coleman

David Coleman opened 4,800,000 on the button and Akinobu Maeda three-bet jammed from the big blind. Coleman called off his 7,900,000 quickly and both hands were tossed on their backs.

David Coleman:   
Akinobu Maeda:   

Coleman was able to fade the over card of Maeda as the board ran out      .

David Coleman17,000,0007,100,000
Akinobu Maeda16,100,000-1,100,000
Konstantyn Holskyi6,100,0000
Nikolaos Angelou5,200,000-2,000,000
Nicholas Seward4,825,000-4,000,000
Thursday, June 13, 2024 6:09 PM Local Time (about 10 days and 16 hours ago)
Maeda Takes the Chip Lead

Akinobu Maeda

Nicholas Seward opened 9,900,000 in the cutoff and Akinobu Maeda called off his 8,000,000 in the big blind.

Akinobu Maeda:   
Nicholas Seward:   

Maeda woke up with the best hand in the game from the big blind and the       run out gave him a set of aces to double-up and take the chip lead.

Akinobu Maeda17,200,0008,100,000
David Coleman9,900,000-2,150,000
Nicholas Seward8,825,000-9,600,000
Nikolaos Angelou7,200,0006,650,000
Konstantyn Holskyi6,100,0001,500,000
Thursday, June 13, 2024 6:09 PM Local Time (about 10 days and 16 hours ago)
Level 36 started
Level: 36
Blinds: 400,000/800,000
Ante: 800,000
Thursday, June 13, 2024 5:51 PM Local Time (about 10 days and 16 hours ago)
Break Time

The five remaining players have reached their first 15-minute break of the day.

Nicholas Seward17,225,000-1,200,000
David Coleman11,900,0001,350,000
Akinobu Maeda8,800,000-600,000
Konstantyn Holskyi6,100,0001,500,000
Nikolaos Angelou5,200,000-1,500,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander