Tuesday, June 27, 2023 8:51 PM Local Time
Jason Daly Steamrolls Final Table to Win First WSOP Bracelet in Event #58: $3,000 Limit Hold'em (6-Handed)
The final day of Event #58: $3,000 Limit Hold'em (6-Handed) has concluded at the 2023 World Series of Poker at Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas. Jason Daly has emerged victorious after a dominant final table performance to take home $165,250 and his first gold bracelet.
The event attracted 263 total entrants, up from last year's attendance of 213, to generate a total prize pool of $702,210. Only 17 of those initial entrants found a bag for Day 3 to battle it out for the top prize.
Final Table Results
"It means a lot," Daly said when asked what this win meant to him. "On the grind, I moved out to Vegas when I was 21, and that didn't work out. I'm 41 now, so I've come full circle. It's the first limit hold'em tournament I've ever played, so it's pretty cool. It's a bucket list item, and I'm just kind of speechless right now."
Daly, who started playing poker online in college during the Moneymaker era, mentioned that he's never experienced a final table run quite as dominant as he was today.
"This is my third World Series final table. I had a huge chip lead like this last year and blew it, so I was focused, and I was doing everything I could not to screw this one up".
Daly, who has several WSOP cashes across different mixed games such as Triple Draw and H.O.R.S.E., credited his success to his ability to adapt to other opponents' strategies and use them to his advantage.
"I think with the mixed games, I learn quickly, and I kind of use people's strategies against them. Coming from Texas, you don't get to play a lot of mix, so when I'm out here, it's the only time I get to play them. I just kind of watch good players, see what they're doing, try to emulate it, and use it against them a little bit. But I've fared pretty well in mixed games".
Final Day Recap
The final day started with 17 players, and that number was quickly reduced to the unofficial final table of seven. Early exits to start the day included Joe McKeehen, Daniel Idema, Matt Szymaszek, Dan Shak, Alex Torry, Daniel Maczuga, Michael Senter, Robert Como, Tom Koral and David Bach.
Jeffrey Lo was next to be eliminated when he got his last chips in preflop with a short-stack holding ace-five and failed to catch up to Mavrick Yoo's ace-king. Lo's elimination marked the start of the official final table.
Six-handed play lasted for about 30 minutes before Yoo became the first official final table casualty. He was left short-stacked after folding a big pot to Freddy Sageer and got the last of his chips in against Daniel Young, who turned a pair of jacks against Yoo's flopped pair eights to knock him out of the tournament.
Five-handed play went on for nearly two hours, and it was during this time that Daly started to separate himself from the rest of the pack, particularly after winning a colossal pot against Nick Pupillo with the nut-flush versus Pupillo's king-high flush.
Eventually Daniel Young, who started the final table with a slight chip lead over Daly, found himself short-stacked during five-handed play after losing a few pivotal hands against Sageer and Daly. He bowed out in fifth after getting the last of his chips in against Sageer, who had flopped a pair of queens to secure the knockout.
Four-handed play saw Daly extend his lead over the rest of the field significantly, holding more than eighty percent of the chips in play for nearly the entire time. Freddy Sageer was the next to fall to Daly from this point, getting the last of his chips in against Daly preflop and failing to catch up when Daly flopped a pair of tens.
Three-handed play was a brief affair, with Daly beginning with just under ten million chips while his two opponents had less than one million each. Nick Pupillo got his final few chips in good against Daly preflop, holding a queen versus Daly's low unsuited connectors. Daly would spike a pair of fives on the turn to pull ahead and eliminate Pupillo in third, setting up heads-up play.
Brent Mutter had done an excellent job throughout the day, picking his spots and laddering up. His time in the tournament finally ran out when he flopped a set of twos against Daly's combo draw. Daly would end up rivering a straight flush to end Mutter's tournament run and take home his first gold bracelet in spectacular fashion.
This concludes the PokerNews coverage for this event, but there is still plenty more action to come at the 2023 World Series of Poker at Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas, so be sure to stay tuned for all the live updates from each and every bracelet event.
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 7:33 PM Local Time
Brent Mutter Eliminated in 2nd Place ($102,132)
Brent Mutter raised it up on the button and Jason Daly defended from the big blind. The flop came and Daly started with a check. Mutter continued with a bet and Daly check-raised. Mutter three-bet and Daly four-bet, which led to Mutter putting his last 280,000 chips in the middle.
Both players had their hands on their heads after looking at the flop. Mutter flopped a set of deuces but Daly was drawing live with a straight flush draw. The on the turn changed nothing but it was the on the river that gave Daly a straight flush. Mutter was eliminated in second place after a dominating performance from Daly.
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 7:28 PM Local Time
Nick Pupillo Eliminated in 3rd Place ($72,681)
Nick Pupillo got the last of his chips in preflop against Jason Daly.
Pupillo was ahead with his queen but Daly had two live cards. He hit one of them when the board ran out to send Pupillo to the rail and start heads-up play.
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 7:23 PM Local Time
Pupillo and Mutter Double, Both Still Short
Jason Daly raised it up on the button and Nick Pupillo splashed in his last 175,000 from the big blind. Daly called and the cards were on their backs.
The flop came and Pupillo picked up a flush draw. The on the turn gave him even more outs and the on the river made his flush to double up.
A couple of hands later, Daly raised again on the button and Brent Mutter three-bet from the small blind. Daly four-bet and Mutter stuck in the last of his 320,000 chips.
The board ran out and Mutter made a pair of aces to double through the chip leader as well.
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 7:18 PM Local Time
Two Pair for Daly Leaves Pupillo on Fumes
Jason Daly bet from the button and was called by Nick Pupillo from the big blind.
The board ran out and Pupillo check-called a bet from Daly on every street.
"Two pair," Daly announced at showdown, tabling . Pupillo's hand hit the muck and he was left with just over one big bet.
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 7:12 PM Local Time
Freddy Sageer Eliminated in 4th Place ($52,056)
Jason Daly raised it up on the button and Freddy Sageer reraised from the big blind. Daly stuck in a four-bet and Sageer called off his stack of 280,000.
Daly was in a dominating position and the flop of put him even further ahead with a pair of tens. The on the turn sealed the deal as Sageer was left drawing dead to the on the river.
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 7:09 PM Local Time
Daly Takes Another One. Pupillo and Mutter Getting Short
Brent Mutter raised from under the gun and Jason Daly raised it to three bets. Mutter made the call.
Daly checked the flop. Mutter bet, Daly raised it to three bets and Mutter quickly folded, extending Daly's commanding chip lead over the rest of the remaining field.
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 6:55 PM Local Time
Daly Getting the Best of Sageer
Jason Daly raised it up on the button and Freddy Sageer three-bet from the big blind. Daly called and the flop of was spread across the felt. Sageer led out with a bet and Daly raised which Sageer called.
The paired the board on the turn and Sageer check-called another bet from Daly. The completed the board and Sageer checked again. Daly fired out another bet and Sageer snap called. Daly tabled for two pair and Sageer flung his into the muck.
"It's better to be lucky than good," Sageer grumbled.
On the next hand, Sageer folded his face up by accident but was still given a one-hand penalty because their was still action pending.
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 6:50 PM Local Time
Daniel Young Eliminated in 5th Place ($37,526)
Freddy Sageer bet from the small blind and Daniel Young defended his big blind.
The flop came . Sageer bet, Young raised all in for slightly more and Sageer made the call.
Young was in bad shape, needing to hit running cards to survive. The turn left him drawing dead to the river and he was sent to the rail as Sageer collected his chips.
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 6:45 PM Local Time
Level 26 started
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 6:44 PM Local Time
Young and Mutter Double Up
Freddy Sageer raised it up in the small blind and Daniel Young shipped all in for his last 180,000 in the big blind. Sageer called and the cards were tabled.
The board ran out and Young made a full house on the turn to double up.
Two hands later, Jason Daly raised in the small blind and Brent Mutter three-bet in the big blind. Daly just called and the flop fell . The two players got the last of the chips in the middle with Mutter at risk for 145,000.
Daly turned over for a middle pair while Mutter held . The landed on the turn and Mutter rose from his seat but the on the river gave him the best pair as he also doubled up.
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 6:39 PM Local Time
Young Finds a Double
Daniel Young bet from under the gun, putting himself all in. Freddy Sageer called from the big blind to put him at risk.
The flop came . giving young a sweat with his aces. He managed to fade his opponent's flush outs on the runout to chip up slightly from the brink of elimination.
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 6:35 PM Local Time
Young Left with Crumbs After Folding to Daly
Daniel Young bet from the cutoff and Jason Daly raised it to three bets from the small blind. Young made the call.
The flop came and Daly fired a bet. Young looked pained as he made the fold, leaving himself with exactly one big bet behind.
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 6:30 PM Local Time
Daly In Charge, Mutter and Young in the Danger Zone
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 6:23 PM Local Time
The Ol' Cappucino
Freddy Sageer raised from the hijack and Nick Pupillo three-bet on the button. Jason Daly flat-called from the small blind and Sageer tagged along as well. The flop came and the action checked around to the on the turn.
Daly led out with a bet which got Sageer to fold but Pupillo stuck around for the on the river. Daly fired out another bet and Pupillo raised this time. Daly fired back with a three-bet and Pupillo stuck in a four-bet. Daly capped it on the river and Pupillo made the call.
Daly turned over for the nut flush and Pupillo smirked as he flashed the for the inferior flush.
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 6:18 PM Local Time
Young Wins Some, then Loses Some
Jason Daly bet from the cutoff and Daniel Young defended his big blind.
The flop came and Young check-called a bet from Daly.
On the turn Young checked, Daly bet and Young raised it to two bets. Daly made the call.
Young bet the river and was called by Daly. Young tabled for a turned flush to take down the pot.
Exactly one orbit later, Nick Pupilllo bet from the hijack and Daniel Young defended his big blind once again.
Action repeated itself on the flop, the turn and the river, with Young check-calling a bet from Pupillo on each street.
Pupillo showed down for top pair, top kicker for the winner, reducing Young's stack to where it had been one orbit ago.
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 6:05 PM Local Time
Daly Starting to Dominate Again
Freddy Sageer raised it up in the cutoff and was called by Daniel Young on the button and Jason Daly in the big blind. The flop came and Sageer continued with a bet. Young raised and Daly stuck in a three-bet. Both Sageer and Young just called.
The paired the board on the turn and Daly led out with a bet. Sageer hesitated before folding and Young did the same, slamming his cards into the muck.
"Nice hand," Young said, visibly frustrated.
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 6:00 PM Local Time
Pupillo Takes Some Back from Mutter
Nick Pupillo raised and was called by Brent Mutter in the big blind.
Mutter checked the flop and Pupillo put in a bet. Mutter raised it to two bets and Pupillo raised it back to three bets. Mutter put in the call.
The turn came the and Mutter check-called another bet from Pupillo.
Action repeated itself on the river. Mutter checked, Pupillo bet, and Mutter called.
"You win" Mutter told his opponent, showing . Pupillo showed for top pair on the flop to take the pot down.
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 5:52 PM Local Time
Up and Down for Young
Daniel Young raised from under the gun and Nick Pupillo three-bet on his left. Young called and they went heads-up to a flop of . Young checked to Pupillo who continued with a bet and Young called. The landed on the turn and Young folded this time after Pupillo fired again.
On the next hand, Jason Daly raised from the cutoff and Young defended his big blind. The flop fell and Young check-called a bet from Daly.
The turn brought the and Young check-called once more. The completed the board and Young still checked. Daly fired one more bullet and Young looked him up. Daly held for top pair but Young turned over for two pair to win the pot.
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 5:46 PM Local Time
Mutter Sticks Around Versus Pupillo
Brent Mutter bet from the cutoff and Nick Pupillo defended his big blind.
The flop came and Pupillo checked. Mutter bet and Pupillo raised it to two bets which Mutter called.
Pupillo fired again on the turn and Mutter stuck around with a call.
On the river Pupillo slowed down with a check and folded when Mutter fired a bet.