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

Friday, June 30, 2023 to Sunday, July 02, 2023

Event #71: $50,000 HIGH ROLLER Pot-Limit Omaha

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  • Buy-in: $50,000
  • Prizepool: $9,550,000
  • Entries: 200
  • Remaining: 0


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Sunday, July 2, 2023 1:05 PM Local Time
Matakis Doubles on the First Hand

On the first hand of Day 3, Elias Harala raised to 875,000 before Ian Matakis, in the small blind, reraised to 2,100,000, leaving 50,000 behind. Harala then moved all in and Matakis tossed in his last chips.

Ian Matakis:     
Elias Harala:     

The board ran out       and Matakis made the nut flush to double up.

"That's how I drew it up," he said following the hand.

Elias Harala4,500,000-2,075,000
Ian Matakis4,300,0002,150,000
Sunday, July 2, 2023 1:03 PM Local Time
Cards In the Air for Final Day

Danny Hannawa limped the small blind and Tyler Smith checked to the     flop. Hannawa checked and folded to a bet worth 300,000.

One hand later, Kabeelan Rajamurthy opened to 700,000 from under the gun and scooped the blinds and big blind ante of Jonas Kronwitter.

Tyler Smith14,250,000250,000
Kabeelan Rajamurthy6,125,000725,000
Danny Hannawa5,875,000-250,000
Jonas Kronwitter3,725,000500,000
Sunday, July 2, 2023 1:00 PM Local Time
Level 25 started
Level: 25
Blinds: 125,000/250,000
Ante: 250,000
Sunday, July 2, 2023 10:52 AM Local Time
Winner to Be Crowned in Event #71: $50,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller

Jesse Lonis

The Main Event is almost here as the 2023 World Series of Poker is gearing up for the flagship tournament of the summer at the Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas. However, several other events will award the coveted gold bracelet in the coming days and weeks, one of which will find a new owner today in Event #71: $50,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller.

An incredible field of 200 entries - more than the two inaugural editions of the high-stakes contest combined - has been whittled down to the last 11 contenders within 24 levels of 40 minutes each. All of the finalists are aiming to claim as big a portion as possible of the huge $9,550,000 prize pool when the action resumes at 1 p.m. local time on the feature tables of the Horseshoe Event Center.

Four WSOP champions are in contention to increase their tally and Tyler Smith leads the way with 14,000,000. Fellow bracelet winners Isaac Haxton (2,500,000) and Ian Matakis (2,150,000) can be found at the bottom of the leaderboard but they are just one double-up away from reaching the middle of the pack.

Jesse Lonis is second on the leaderboard with a stack of 8,650,000 and already has a tenth and ninth place finish in Freezeout Events on his resume for the 2023 WSOP. Lonis has an online bracelet from the US domestic series in 2022 to his name and will aim to increase that tally today. Elias Harala follows in third place with 6,575,000 with Danny Hannawa (6,125,000) and Kabeelan Rajamurthy (5,400,000) hot on his heels.

The 11 Finalists in Event #71: $50,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller

RankPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Tyler SmithUnited States14,000,00056
2Jesse LonisUnited States8,650,00035
3Elias HaralaFinland6,575,00026
4Danny HannawaUnited States6,125,00025
5Kabeelan RajamurthyMalaysia5,400,00022
6James ParkUnited Kingdom4,325,00017
7Anthony MarsicoUnited States3,525,00014
8Adam HendrixUnited States3,500,00014
9Jonas KronwitterGermany3,225,00013
10Isaac HaxtonUnited States2,500,00010
11Ian MatakisUnited States2,150,0009

The PLO specialists James Park, Adam Hendrix and Jonas Kronwitter also have chips at their disposal when the action resumes in level 25, which features blinds of 125,000-250,000 and a big blind ante of 250,000.

The high stakes event continues with a level duration of 40 minutes throughout and a 30-second shot clock format. Once the field combines to a single table, all contestants will receive an additional eight time bank extensions for the grand finale.

So far, everyone has locked up at least $157,963 for the efforts but the top three finishers will walk away with a seven-figure score for their poker resume. The winner can look forward to the gargantuan $2,303,017 top prize and the WSOP gold bracelet.

Stay tuned for the conclusion right here on PokerNews, as the most expensive four-card event of the summer will be crowning a winner today.

Remaining Payouts

PlaceWinnerPrize (in USD
1 $2,303,017
2 $1,423,372
3 $1,037,441
4 $764,950
5 $570,671
6 $430,806
7 $329,142
8 $254,538
9 $199,275
10 - 11 $157,963
Sunday, July 2, 2023 10:48 AM Local Time
Day 3 Seat Draw
CasinoTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Horseshoe12Danny HannawaUnited States6,125,00025
Horseshoe13Tyler SmithUnited States14,000,00056
Horseshoe14Jonas KronwitterGermany3,225,00013
Horseshoe15Kabeelan RajamurthyMalaysia5,400,00022
Horseshoe16Anthony MarsicoUnited States3,525,00014
Horseshoe18James ParkUnited Kingdom4,325,00017
Horseshoe21Jesse LonisUnited States8,650,00035
Horseshoe23Ian MatakisUnited States2,150,0009
Horseshoe24Isaac HaxtonUnited States2,500,00010
Horseshoe27Elias HaralaFinland6,575,00026
Horseshoe28Adam HendrixUnited States3,500,00014
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