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

Monday, July 03, 2023 to Tuesday, July 04, 2023

Online Event #13: $5,300 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Championship

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  • Buy-in: $5,300
  • Prizepool: $2,040,000
  • Entries: 408
  • Remaining: 0


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Wednesday, July 5, 2023 1:44 PM Local Time
Soverel Raises the Turn and Takes It

Sam Soverel opened to 120,000 from under the gun holding    and Yuval Bronshtein defended his big blind with   .

Bronshtein hit top pair on the     flop and checked over to Soverel, who checked behind. The turn came the   and Bronshtein led out for 75,000.

Soverel, with straight and flush draws, raised to 300,000 and Bronshtein laid down his pair.

Sam "ApesSonIMHO" Soverel4,100,000290,000
Yuval "Larrybird84" Bronshtein2,310,000-260,000
Wednesday, July 5, 2023 1:41 PM Local Time
Soverel Takes Another One

Sam Soverel opened to 120,000 from the hijack with    and it folded to Aleksejs Ponakovs in the small blind with   , who put in a three-bet to 420,000. Soverel made the call and the flop fanned out    .

Ponakovs missed the flop and checked over to Soverel, who bet out 270,000. Ponakovs took a few seconds, but in the end tossed his cards in the muck and another pot was sent to the chip leader Soverel.

Sam "ApesSonIMHO" Soverel3,810,000540,000
Aleksejs "Aponakov" Ponakovs1,300,000-295,000
Wednesday, July 5, 2023 1:34 PM Local Time
Bronshtein Has the Better Ace

Yuval Bronshtein raised to 125,000 from the cutoff with    and Sam Soverel called on the button holding   .

The flop came     and Bronshtein bet another 85,000. Soverel called with ace-high as the   fell on the turn.

Bronshtein checked and Soverel bet 215,000. Bronshtein, with the nut-flush draw, peeked back at his cards before calling to the   river, where he checked again.

Soverel checked behind and Bronshtein took the pot with his queen-kicker.

Sam "ApesSonIMHO" Soverel3,270,000-430,000
Yuval "Larrybird84" Bronshtein2,570,000430,000
Wednesday, July 5, 2023 1:25 PM Local Time
Soverel Extends Lead With Three-Bet Pot

Yuval Bronshtein opened the action to 125,000 from the hijack with    and Sam Soverel three-bet to 350,000 on the button holding   . The rest of the table got out of the way and Bronshtein made the call.

On the flop of     both players checked their options to the   turn. Bronshtein checked again and Soverel came with a size of 475,000, which folded out Bronshtein and took down the pot.

Sam "ApesSonIMHO" Soverel3,700,000500,000
Yuval "Larrybird84" Bronshtein2,140,000-350,000
Wednesday, July 5, 2023 1:19 PM Local Time
The Chip Leaders Play a Small One

Action folded to Yuval Bronshtein on the button who raised to 125,000 with   . Sam Soverel called in the small blind holding    and they went heads-up to the     flop.

Bronshtein continued for 75,000 and Soverel called to the   turn. Both players checked and the   fell on the river.

Soverel checked again and Bronshtein tapped his chip stack before surrendering the pot to Soverel's higher pocket pair.

Sam "ApesSonIMHO" Soverel3,200,000325,000
Yuval "Larrybird84" Bronshtein2,490,000-250,000
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Wednesday, July 5, 2023 1:15 PM Local Time
Level 32 started
Level: 32
Blinds: 30,000/60,000
Ante: 6,000
Wednesday, July 5, 2023 1:10 PM Local Time
Kulcsar Takes Early Pot From Yau

Gergely Kulcsar

Gergely Kulcsar opened to 100,000 from under the gun with    and it folded to Ethan Yau who made the call in the big blind with   .

The flop came     and Yau checked to Kulcsar who continued for 75,000, which Yau called. On the   turn Yau checked again and Kulcsar checked back.

The   hit the river and Yau checked a third time. Kulcsar pondered for a moment, but eventually tapped the table for a showdown. Kulcsar's jacks held up to score the early pot off Yau.

Ethan "Rampunts" Yau1,090,000-220,000
Gergely "wildace_hun" Kulcsar775,000250,000
Wednesday, July 5, 2023 1:01 PM Local Time
Level 31 started
Level: 31
Blinds: 25,000/50,000
Ante: 5,000
Wednesday, July 5, 2023 12:11 PM Local Time
Shuffle Up and Deal

The six finalists have taken their seats on the feature table inside the Horseshoe Events Center and play is underway.

Updates will be provided on a 60-minute delay to avoid spoilers with the PokerGO stream. Stay tuned for all the action.

Wednesday, July 5, 2023 10:45 AM Local Time
Soverel Leads Final Six In Online/Live Hybrid High Roller Championship

Sam Soverel

Welcome to the final day of Online Event #13: $5,300 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Championship here at the 2023 World Series of Poker.

Although this event was originally on the virtual felts on, the final six players come back to battle on the live felt of the Main Stage at Horseshoe today at noon local time. This is the first-ever online/live hybrid bracelet event held at the WSOP.

A total of 304 players plus 104 reentries joined the action on Day 1 to create a prize pool of $2,040,000. The top 60 players found a minimum cash but all eyes will be on the top prize of $393,516 and the coveted gold bracelet.

After the dust settled it was Sam "ApesSonIMHO" Soverel who bagged the chip lead with a stack of 2,873,636. Close on his heels was Israel's Yuval "Larrybird84" Bronshtein (2,741,876) and high-roller regular Aleksejs "APonakov" Ponakovs (1,593,689), who round out the top three.

Also in the mix is popular poker YouTuber Ethan "Rampunts" Yau, who comes into the final table fourth in chips and will look to capture his second career gold bracelet with a win here.

Final Table Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Sam "ApesSonIMHO" SoverelUnited States2,875,00058
2Yuval "Larrybird84" BronshteinIsrael2,740,00055
3Aleksejs "APonakov" PonakovsLatvia1,595,00032
4Ethan "Rampunts" YauUnited States1,310,00026
5Lingkun "CN_23" LuUnited States1,155.00023
6Gergely "wildace_hun" KulcsarHungary525,00011

The action will start with blinds at 25,000/50,000 and a 50,000 big blind ante. The final table will be streamed on PokerGO and YouTube on a 60-minute delay and will play until a winner is crowned.

Be sure to stick with PokerNews for all your up-to-date coverage of this final table and the rest of the 2023 WSOP here at Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas.

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