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2023 54th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Friday, July 07, 2023 to Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Event #77: $777 Lucky 7's No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $777
  • Prizepool: $4,991,448
  • Entries: 7,300
  • Remaining: 0


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Tuesday, July 11, 2023 1:49 PM Local Time
Shawn Daniels Wins Event #77: $777 Lucky 7's for $777,777

Shawn Daniels Wins First WSOP Gold Bracelet

Tears and emotion. That was the feeling of Shawn Daniels when he called on the river to win Event #77: $777 Lucky 7's No-Limit Hold'em of the World Series of Poker in Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas.

With his first WSOP bracelet, he claimed the first-place prize of $777,777. This win today surpasses his lifetime WSOP cashes which totaled $734,611 until now, which includes two WSOP Circuit ring wins on

Finishing in second place, Julien Montois also exceeds his previous largest prize and even his total live earnings as he returns home with $400,777.

Event #77: $777 Lucky 7's Final Table Results

1Shawn DanielsUnited States$777,777
2Julien MontoisFrance$400,777
3Istvan BriskiHungary$226,777
4Anthony ScarboroughUnited States$168,777
5Charles La BoissonniereCanada$125,777
6Alexander Cole-GardnerUnited States$95,777
7Yizhou HuangUnited States$72,777

Sadly for Daniels, in the seconds after he secured his win, his mind was far from the poker table. "I recently lost my fiancé so it's been a tough summer," he confessed. "I just wish she was here to celebrate it also. But it is what it is, it's nice to get it done."

Even with this feeling, Daniels "enjoyed it and played well" saying that the moment felt "pretty unreal."

Shawn Daniels Wins First WSOP Gold Bracelet
Shawn Daniels Wins First WSOP Gold Bracelet

"I ran really well," Daniels admitted. "On Day 1, I bagged almost the chip lead [second with 2,945,000 chips] so I was pretty comfortable. I got short on Day 2, and back to the chip lead, so it was swinging. I had a couple of three-outers on the river, so no complaints," he said.

He arrived at the final table with 47,000,000 chips, the third-largest stack among the five remaining players. "But there weren't many chips in play at the final table, around 100 big blinds in total," Daniels explained. "So all the hands had a significant impact."

In the end, he was the one who collected all the chips and won the tournament.

Shawn Daniels Wins First WSOP Gold Bracelet
Shawn Daniels Wins First WSOP Gold Bracelet

Final Table Action

There were only 5 players remaining on Day 3 of the Lucky 7's. At the start of the final table, Anthony Scarborough was in the lead with twice the stack of Julien Montois, who was second in chips. However, in the first few hands, Scarborough experienced a descent into hell as he lost almost all of his hands.

Istvan Briski doubled through him, as did Charles La Boissonniere. But it wasn't enough for La Boissonniere, who was the first player to be eliminated (finishing in fifth place for $125,777).

After La Boissonniere's elimination, it was Shawn Daniels' turn to double up against Scarborough, leaving him short-stacked. Then, from being the chip leader at the start of the day, Scarborough finished in fourth place ($168,777), eliminated by Briski.

Conversely, Briski had an amazing start as he took the lead and further increased it in the first level. With three players remaining, he held 50% of the chips in play. However, like Scarborough before him, Briski couldn't maintain his chip lead, as Daniels closed the gap. Eventually, it was Daniels who eliminated Briski with two pair against Briski's single pair and the ace-kicker. Briski finished in third place, winning $226,777.

In heads-up play, Daniels had twice the stack of Montois. Just before the break, the French player made a comeback and took the lead. After the restart, Daniels won a few big pots to regain the top spot, but this time, he kept the lead until the end, calling Montois' all-in bet on the river.

Shawn Daniels Wins First WSOP Gold Bracelet
Shawn Daniels Wins First WSOP Gold Bracelet
Shawn Daniels Wins First WSOP Gold Bracelet
Shawn Daniels Wins First WSOP Gold Bracelet
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 1:05 PM Local Time
Julien Montois Eliminated in 2nd Place ($400,777)

Julien Montois

Shawn Daniels limped on the button, and Julien Montois raised it up to 14,000,000 for Daniels to come along.

The flop came    , Montois bet 12,000,000 for Daniels to call.

The turn was the  , and Montois fired a bet of 25,000,000 out. Daniels confirmed the amount before making the call.

The   completed the board, and Montois shoved for around 83,000,000. Daniels contemplated it for a bit before putting in a stack of chips for the call. Montois revealed the    for the missed straight draw for Daniels to jump up and show the    for two pair, queens and fours.

Montois was eliminated as the runner-up for $400,777 while Daniels got $777,777 and his first WSOP bracelet, to go with his two WSOP Circuit rings.

Shawn Daniels Wins First WSOP Gold Bracelet
Shawn Daniels Wins First WSOP Gold Bracelet

His rail erupted, some cried, and his dad threw out some expletives in amazement before they hugged.

Shawn Daniels Wins First WSOP Gold Bracelet
Shawn Daniels Wins First WSOP Gold Bracelet
Shawn Daniels292,000,000138,000,000
Julien Montois0-138,000,000
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 12:59 PM Local Time
Big Pot For Daniels

Right after the break, Shawn Daniels on the button and Julien Montois in the big blind discovered a     flop.

After a check by Montois, Daniels bet 5,000,000 and was called a first time. Then he was called a second time when he fired out a second barrel of 8,000,000 on the turn  .

On the river  , Daniels sized it up to 29,000,000. Montois took a few seconds, and called. But he could only muck his cards when Daniels flipped    for two pair.

Shawn Daniels154,000,00042,275,000
Julien Montois138,000,000-42,275,000
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 12:49 PM Local Time
Level 43 started
Level: 43
Blinds: 2,000,000/4,000,000
Ante: 4,000,000
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 12:33 PM Local Time
Montois Puts Daniels Under Pressure Before Break to Take Chip Lead

River Shove

Shawn Daniels raised to 6,000,000 from the button and Julien Montois defended.

The flop came    , Montois check-called the 8,000,000 continuation-bet of Daniels.

The turn was the   and Montois checked again. This time, Daniels fired out a bet of 17,500,000. Montois called.

The   completed the board on the river and Montois checked for the final time. Daniels barreled a bet of 43,000,000 over the line and Montois responded with a shove. Daniels asked for a count and the dealer confirmed Montois had 71,275,000 in front of him. Daniels looked pained and dove into the tank.

"I wasn't planning on bet-folding," Daniels commented. He then cut out calling chips before adding: "You looked so sad, and then you jammed!"

He took some more time before reluctantly pushing his cards over the line for the fold. Montois' rail cheered loudly before the two players decided to take a 15-minute break.

Julien Montois180,275,000105,275,000
Shawn Daniels111,725,000-105,275,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 12:29 PM Local Time
Daniels Extends His Lead

Julien Montois limped from the button and Shawn Daniels in the big blind only had to check to see the flop    .

Both players checked so they moved directly to the turn  , where Daniels bet 10,000,000. Montois called and the   landed on the river.

Daniels fired out a bet of 34,000,000 chips. This move put Montois in the tank. And after a minute, he folded.

Shawn Daniels217,000,00025,000,000
Julien Montois75,000,000-25,000,000
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 12:24 PM Local Time
100 Millions For Montois

Shawn Daniels opened from the button to 6,000,000 and Julien Montois called in the big blind.

On    , Daniels bet 8,000,000 and Montois check-called.

Montois checked again on the turn   and Daniels checked back. There was no more action on the river  , as both players checked once more.

When he had to show his cards, Montois revealed    for a pair of sevens and won the pot, as Daniels mucked.

Shawn Daniels192,000,000-20,000,000
Julien Montois100,000,00020,000,000
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 12:16 PM Local Time
Istvan Briski Eliminated in 3rd Place ($226,777)

Istvan Briski

Istvan Briski raised to 6,000,000 from the button and Shawn Daniels defended his big blind.

They both checked through the     on the flop to the   on the turn. Daniels fired out a bet of 16,500,000 for Briski to quickly call.

The river completed the board with the   and Daniels shoved with the bigger stack. Briski jumped into the tank.

"Against anyone else, I would call," Briski muttered. "I have a shit blocker!" he added.

After a while, he called. Daniels revealed the    for two pair, nines and fours. Briski got up from his chair, all defeated and shook Daniels's hand. Daniels prompted the dealer to reveal Briski's hand which was the    for the pair of fours on the board and the ace-kicker in his hand.

Heads-up play continued immediately.

Shawn Daniels212,000,000105,000,000
Julien Montois80,000,0008,000,000
Istvan Briski0-91,000,000
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 12:07 PM Local Time
Daniels Takes The Lead

After a limp by Shawn Daniels in the small blind, Istvan Briski three-bet to 10,500,000 from the big blind.

Daniels called and a     flop landed on the table. Briski made a continuation bet of 8,000,000 and Daniels check-called.

No more action occurred on the turn  , as both players checked.

Then, on the river  , Daniels took the lead and bet 6,700,000. After some time, Briski decided to fold, giving the chip lead to Daniels.

Shawn Daniels107,000,00017,000,000
Istvan Briski91,000,000-21,000,000
Julien Montois72,000,00017,000,000
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 12:03 PM Local Time
Daniels Closes The Gap With Briski

Istvan Briski opened to 6,000,000 from the button, and was called by Shawn Daniels in the big blind.

The dealer fanned a flop of    , where Briski bet another 4,125,000. Daniels check-called.

On the turn  , Briski fired out a second barrel of 14,250,000. Daniels didn't let down and check-called once again.

The   came on the river and both players checked. First to show his cards, Daniels flipped   , the winning hand as Briski mucked.

Istvan Briski112,000,000-28,000,000
Shawn Daniels90,000,00015,200,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 11:53 AM Local Time
Level 42 started
Level: 42
Blinds: 1,500,000/3,000,000
Ante: 3,000,000
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 11:53 AM Local Time
Montois Shoves on Briski

Julien Montois raised to 5,000,000 from the button, and Istvan Briski three-bet to 13,500,000. Montois responded with a shove for around 38,000,000 for Briski to snap-fold.

Istvan Briski140,000,000-18,000,000
Julien Montois55,000,00015,000,000
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 11:49 AM Local Time
Anthony Scarborough Eliminated in 4th Place ($168,777)

Anthony Scarborough

Anthony Scarborough shoved from under the gun for his last 7,900,000 and Istvan Briski called from the small blind while the rest folded.

Anthony Scarborough:   
Istvan Briski:   

"The fives have been running hot," Shawn Daniels commented.

The board ran out       for Briski to flop the pair of tens and hold through the rest of the runout to eliminate the Day 2 chip leader in fourth place for $168,777.

Istvan Briski158,000,00012,000,000
Anthony Scarborough0-7,900,000
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 11:45 AM Local Time
Scarborough Left Short After Doubling Daniels Up

Anthony Scarborough raised to 5,000,000 from the small blind and Shawn Daniels shoved from the big blind. Scarborough asked for a count and the dealer confirmed Daniels had 36,150,000 in front of him. Scarborough called.

Shawn Daniels:   
Anthony Scarborough:   

They both got up from their seats and walked over to their rails.

The board ran out       for Daniels to hold with the ace-kicker and two pair on the board to double up and leave Scarborough short.

Shawn Daniels74,800,00027,400,000
Anthony Scarborough7,900,000-38,100,000
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 11:39 AM Local Time
Charles La Boissonniere Eliminated in 5th Place ($125,777)

Charles La Boissonniere

After he took the lead, Istvan Briski opened every hand and won the blinds each time except in two hands: when Shawn Daniels moved all in, and when Julien Montois three-bet in the big blind in a blind versus blind situation.

At some point, it was Charles La Boissonniere who open-shoved from the cutoff for a total of 13,000,000 chips. Briski called on the button, and the blinds folded.

Charles La Boissonniere:   .
Istvan Briski:   .

Charles La Boissonniere stayed behind on the flop     and on the turn  . He was definitively eliminated after Briski hit the   on the river, giving him a pair.

Finishing fifth, La Boissonniere earned $125,777.

Istvan Briski146,000,00026,000,000
Charles La Boissonniere0-19,300,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 11:30 AM Local Time
Briski Shows the Bluff

Istvan Briski

Istvan Briski raised to 5,000,000 from the button, and Anthony Scarborough defended his big blind.

The flop came    , Scarborough check-called the 4,175,000 continuation-bet of Briski.

The turn was the   and Scarborough checked again. Briski mumbled through the options and then barreled a bet of 14,500,000 into the pot. Scarborough glanced at his cards and then called.

The river completed the board with the  . Scarborough took over the initiative and led out with a bet of 22,000,000. Briski looked over to him and then shoved. Scarborough snap-folded. Briski proudly jumped up from his chair and flipped over the    to show the bluff and celebrated with his rail.

Istvan Briski120,000,00048,050,000
Anthony Scarborough46,000,000-48,000,000
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 11:25 AM Local Time
La Boissonnierre Also Doubles Through Scarborough

Anthony Scarborough raised to 5,000,000 from the cutoff and Charles La Boissonniere was sitting in the small blind. He counted out his stack and then decided to three-bet jam for 7,150,000 in total. Istvan Briski folded his big blind and Scarborough quickly made the call.

Charles La Boissonniere:   
Anthony Scarborough:   

The flop came     for both players to hit top pair but for Scarborough to stay ahead with the ten kicker.

The turn was the   which brought chop outs, but the   came on the river instead for La Boissonniere to hit two pair and double up.

Anthony Scarborough94,000,000-8,000,000
Charles La Boissonniere19,300,0005,900,000
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 11:15 AM Local Time
Briski Doubles Through Scarborough

On the first hand, Anthony Scarborough moved all in with the biggest stack to put pressure on his opponents and everybody folded.

Istvan Briski went all in on the very next hand and he took the blinds, too.

On the third hand of the day, Briski said "all in" again from the button for 34,100,000 chips. Julien Montois in the small blind folded, but Scarborough in the big blind seemed interested. He asked for the count and eventually called.

Istvan Briski:   
Anthony Scarborough:   

"Why are you slowrolling?" asked Briski to Scarborough. If there was a slowroll, it has been punished as Briski hit a five on     , then a second one on the river   to double up. He moved up to the second largest stack at the final table.

Anthony Scarborough102,000,000-38,000,000
Istvan Briski71,950,00039,550,000
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 11:01 AM Local Time
Shuffle Up and Deal

The five remaining players have taken their seats, and the dealer has been instructed to shuffle up and deal.

Tuesday, July 11, 2023 11:01 AM Local Time
Level 41 started
Level: 41
Blinds: 1,250,000/2,500,000
Ante: 2,500,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander