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2012 43rd Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Saturday, June 24, 2023 to Monday, June 26, 2023

Event #55: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $755,610
  • Entries: 566
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, June 26, 2023 9:59 PM Local Time
Level 33 started
Level: 33
Blinds: 200,000/400,000
Ante: 50,000
Monday, June 26, 2023 9:57 PM Local Time
Horecki Scoops Cheung

Marcin Horecki:    /    
James Cheung:    /    

James Cheung completed and Marcin Horecki raised. Cheung called.

Horecki called bets from Cheung all the way down, including seventh street wherein Cheung pondered for some time before deciding to bet.

Cheung could only show     for a pair of fours, which was no good against the     of Horecki for two pair and he furthered his commanding chip lead over the table.

Marcin Horecki9,000,000795,000
James Cheung725,000-525,000
Monday, June 26, 2023 9:52 PM Local Time
Horecki Scoops Namuto to Extend Lead

Marcin Horecki:   /    / 
Scott Numoto:    /    

Scott Numoto completed with an ace and Marcin Horecki defended his bring in.

Fourth and Fifth streets saw Numoto bet and Horecki call each time.

Numoto bet again on sixth street and Horecki raised it to two bets. Numoto made the call.

On seventh street Horecki bet and was called by Numoto.

Neither player had a low. Numoto tabled aces and kings, while Horecki showed a jack-high flush to win another gargantuan pot.

Marcin Horecki8,205,0002,385,000
Scott Numoto750,000-2,420,000
Monday, June 26, 2023 9:33 PM Local Time
Michael Estes Eliminated in 6th Place ($25,089)

Michael Estes

Michael Estes:   /    / 
James Cheung:   /    / 

Michael Estes completed and just behind him, James Cheung raised. Action folded back around to Estes, who called all in.

Cheung's board left him with a pair and a low, while Estes bricked out on seventh — eliminating him in sixth place.

James Cheung1,250,000500,000
Michael Estes0-1,510,000
Monday, June 26, 2023 9:19 PM Local Time
Estes Misses Everything

Marcin Horecki:   /    / 
Michael Estes:   /    / 

Michael Estes completed with an eight and Marcin Horecki defended from the bring in.

On fourth street Estes bet and was called by Horecki.

Horecki bet fifth and sixth street, receiving a call from Estes each time.

Both players checked seventh street.

"I missed everything," Estes said, showing a missed low draw and straight draw that resulted in only ace high by the end.

Horecki showed two pair. sixes and twos, to scoop the pot and add to his already colossal stack.

Marcin Horecki5,820,000820,000
Michael Estes1,210,000-890,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, June 26, 2023 9:06 PM Local Time
Estes Doubles up Through Cheung

Michael Estes:   /    / 
James Cheung:   /    / 

Michael Estes completed and was raised by James Cheung. Action folded back around to Estes, who reraised. Cheung called.

Estes check-called a bet on fourth street and then led out for a bet on fifth. Cheung called.

Estes bet his remaning chips on sixth and Cheung called to put him at risk.

Seventh street left Estes best with a pair of eights and he doubled through Cheung.

Michael Estes2,100,000975,000
James Cheung750,000-1,145,000
Monday, June 26, 2023 8:51 PM Local Time
Level 32 started
Level: 32
Blinds: 150,000/300,000
Ante: 30,000
Monday, June 26, 2023 8:51 PM Local Time
Back in Action

The final six players have retaken their seats and the cards are back in the air.

Monday, June 26, 2023 8:09 PM Local Time
Dinner Break

The remaining players are now on a 60-minute dinner break.

Play will resume at approximately 8:50 p.m. local time.

Marcin Horecki5,000,0000
Scott Numoto3,170,000970,000
Mike Matusow2,700,000100,000
James Cheung1,895,000315,000
Michael Estes1,125,0000
Sergio Braga685,000-15,000
Monday, June 26, 2023 8:08 PM Local Time
Brian Rast Eliminated in 7th Place ($18,709)

Brian Rast

Michael Estes:        
Brian Rast:        

Brian Rast, now a very short stack, completed with an ace and Michael Estes raised with a two to put him all in. Rast made the call and was at risk.

Estes made a wheel by seventh street to eliminate Rast and scoop a decent pot.

Michael Estes1,125,0000
Brian Rast0-250,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, June 26, 2023 7:55 PM Local Time
Horecki Scoops a Monster Pot

Marcin Horecki

Marcin Horecki:    /    
Sergio Braga:    /    
Brian Rast:   /    / 

Marcin Horecki completed and was called by Sergio Braga and Brian Rast.

Everyone checked on fourth street and then Rast bet and was called by both players on fifth and sixth.

Rast checked to Horecki on seventh, who bet. Braga called after a lengthy tank, as did Rast after an even lengthier tank.

Horecki showed     for a straight and a seven low. Braga showed he held     for two pair and Rast showed the    before mucking — sending the massive pot Horecki's way.

Marcin Horecki5,000,0001,950,000
Sergio Braga700,000-1,200,000
Brian Rast250,000-935,000
Monday, June 26, 2023 7:41 PM Local Time
Another Double for Rast

Brian Rast:   /    / 
James Cheung:   /    / 

James Cheung completed and Brian Rast called. Cheung then bet fourth street and again received a call from Rast.

On fifth street Cheung bet, Rast raised to put himself all-in and Cheung made the call.

Cheung had a wheel draw but missed his outs and ended up with just a pair of threes. Rast had trip eights to scoop the pot and secure another major double up.

James Cheung1,580,000-720,000
Brian Rast1,185,000535,000
Monday, June 26, 2023 7:16 PM Local Time
Matusow Wins Bigs From Numoto

Mike Matusow

Scott Numoto:   /    / 
Mike Matusow:    /    

Scott Numoto completed and Mike Matusow raised. Action folded back around to Numoto, who made the call.

Matusow then proceeded to bet and get called by Numoto on every street.

Matusow tabled     for two pair and Numoto mucked upon seeing it — sending the large pot Matusow's way.

Scott Numoto2,700,000-875,000
Mike Matusow2,600,000650,000
Monday, June 26, 2023 7:13 PM Local Time
Rast Doubles Through Cheung

Brian Rast:   /    / 
James Cheung:   /    / 

James Cheung completed and Brian Rast raised all in. Cheung called to put Rast at risk and boards were run.

Cheung held the lead until seventh, wherein Rast caught a winning pair of kings for the double up.

James Cheung2,300,000250,000
Brian Rast650,000415,000
Monday, June 26, 2023 7:05 PM Local Time
Estes Doubles Through Rast

Michael Estes:   /    / 
Brian Rast:   /    / 

Brian Rast completed and Michael Estes, who had been bring in three times in a row up to this point, made the call.

Rast bet again on fourth street and Estes raised to put himself all in. Rast called with a covering stack.

"Let's go!" Estes shouted after Rast tabled his seventh card. Rast had a pair of sevens without a low by the end while Estes had two pair, tens and deuces to secure a key double up while Rast was left as the short stack at the table.

"That was my first time all in this whole tournament" Estes could be heard telling the other players as he scooped the pot.

Michael Estes850,000-80,000
Brian Rast235,000-270,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, June 26, 2023 6:52 PM Local Time
Level 31 started
Level: 31
Blinds: 120,000/240,000
Ante: 30,000
Monday, June 26, 2023 6:49 PM Local Time
Braga Gets a Fold From Matusow

Sergio Braga:   /    / 
Mike Matusow   /    / 

Sergio Braga completed and was called by Mike Matusow.

Both players checked on fourth street and then Matusow called bets from Braga on fifth and sixth.

On seventh street, Braga fired one more bet into the middle, which sent Matusow deep into the tank.

Matusow eventually said, "You win," and folded — sending the pot Braga's way.

Mike Matusow1,950,000-150,000
Sergio Braga1,900,000815,000
Monday, June 26, 2023 6:40 PM Local Time
Chris George Eliminated in 8th Place ($14,195)

Chris George

Scott Numoto:   /    / 
Chris George:   /    / 

Scott Numoto completed with an ace and Chris George defended his bring in.

Numoto bet fourth through sixth streets, receiving a call from George each time until George was all in and at risk going into seventh.

George caught two pair, tens and sevens, with his last card but Numoto hit a third six on seventh street to eliminate George in brutal fashion.

Scott Numoto3,575,000780,000
Chris George0-825,000
Monday, June 26, 2023 6:28 PM Local Time
Kao Saechao Eliminated in 9th Place ($10,962)

Kao Saechao

James Cheung:   /    / 
Kao Saechao:   /    / 

Kao Saechao completed and Qibang Cheung made the call.

On fourth street the two players exchanged bets and raises until Saechao was all-in and at risk for his tournament life.

Saechao was in bad shape with a pair of kings versus Cheung's aces. By the end Saechao had made two pair, kings and twos, but Cheung had aces up to send Saechao to the rail and scoop a sizable pot in the process.

James Cheung2,050,000700,000
Kao Saechao0-1,200,000
Monday, June 26, 2023 6:15 PM Local Time
Final Table Set
 SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Bets
 1Marcin HoreckiPoland3,050,00015
 2Sergio BragaBrazil1,085,0005
 3Michael EstesUnited States930,0005
 4Kao SaechaoUnited States1,200,0006
 5James CheungUnited Kingdom1,350,0007
 6Chris GeorgeUnited States825,0004
 7Scott NumotoUnited States2,795,00014
 8Mike MatusowUnited States2,100,00010
 9Brian RastUnited States505,0002
Marcin Horecki3,050,00050,000
Scott Numoto2,795,00095,000
Mike Matusow2,100,000500,000
James Cheung1,350,000170,000
Kao Saechao1,200,000625,000
Sergio Braga1,085,000-15,000
Michael Estes930,000-70,000
Chris George825,000-45,000
Brian Rast505,000-1,045,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander