2023 WSOP Day 29: Genovese and Daly Win Maiden Bracelets 28 Jun

A trio of bracelet winners were crowned on Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at the 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP) at the Horseshoe Las Vegas and the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.
Steven Genovese won his first bracelet in Event #56: $500 Salute to Warriors with Jason Daly following suit with his first bracelet victory in Event #58: $3,000 Limit Hold’em. Meanwhile, a player with the online screenname “Suki_The_Sav” won a bracelet at WSOP.com in the wee hours of the morning on Wednesday in Online Event #11: $888 Crazy 8’s for $227,000.
Several other events progressed to their final days with tons of excitement on Wednesday with four players guaranteed at least a $1 million pay day across two different events.
Read more about what went down on Day 29 of the 2023 WSOP and what’s to come on Wednesday:

Steven Genovese Puts Out Fire in Event #56: $500 Salute to Warriors ($217,921)

Retired fireman Steven Genovese put out one more fire on Tuesday by extinguishing a short-stacked Kelly Gall when his nine-deuce got there against queen-eight to win the gold bracelet and the $217,921 top prize in the three-day Event #56: $500 Salute to Warriors.
"It feels amazing!” Genovese said according to the WSOP. “I was pinching myself the whole time!"
Ryan Stephens led the way to start the day and was still in the lead at the final table with Genovese holding one of the shorter stacks in play. The momentum continued for Stephens after he eliminated bracelet winner Dejuante Alexander in ninth place but soon after things began to go the other way. First, Stephens doubled up Raffaelo Locatelli before Gall eliminated Youseff Hachem in eighth place for the first lead change of the final day.
The lead went back and forth with Stephens regaining the table advantage while carrying out some earlier revenge after ousting Locatelli in seventh place. Gall snagged the lead back after winning flip to oust David Elisofon in sixth place.
Genovese ran into a brick wall shortly after a break. Meanwhile, ace-jack propelled Genovese to take his first chip lead. First, Genovese doubled his stack when his ace-jack was good against the king-queen held by Ali Alawadhi. He then delivered a bad beat in a massive game-changing pot to eliminate Stephens in fourth place with his ace-jack getting there against ace-king.
Another massive pot took place after Gall ousted Alawadhi in fourth place. Genovese got it in with queens and doubled through Gall with ace-ten while also sending William Butcher with ace-king to a rail after the board delivered a full house. Gall was very short after this. He managed to double up twice before coming one player shy of winning his first WSOP gold bracelet.

Event #56: $500 Salute to Warriors Final Table Results

Event #56: $500 Salute to Warriors No-Limit Hold’em attracted a record-breaking field of 4,305 entries to create a $1,936,350 prize pool. The top 646 players secured at least a $800 min-cash. Check out the final table results below:

Place Player Country Prize
1 Steven Genovese United States $217,921
2 Kelly Gall Canada $134,643
3 William Butcher United States $99,961
4 Ali Alawadhi United States $74,819
5 Ryan Stephens United States $56,464
6 David Elisofon United States $42,966
7 Raffaello Locatelli Italy $32,969
8 Youssef Hicham Morocco $25,512
9 Dejuante Alexander United States $19,910

Jason Daly Wins Event #58: $3,000 Limit Hold’em With a Straight Flush ($165,250)

The third time was the charm for Jason Daly who at his third career WSOP final table won his first bracelet and the $165,250 top prize after he defeated Brent Mutter in Event #58: $3,000 Limit Hold’em 6-Handed.
"This is my third World Series final table,” Daly said after his victory according to the WSOP. “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."
To make this victory even more remarkable, Daly shared after the win that this was his first limit hold’em event.
"It means a lot," Daly said about winning the bracelet. "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 led the way on the third and final day and was still in the lead at the final table when the American flag was guaranteed to be waved with six American hopefuls in contention.
While it wasn’t all smooth sailing from there, Daly remaining near the top of the pack the entire way before securing his first victory. Brent Mutter had just crumbs in his stack to start the heads-up battle but he seemed to get his chips in at a good spot with his pocket ducks improving to a set on the seven-four-deuce flop. However, Daly had tons of equity with the five-trey of clubs giving him tons of outs. The six of clubs river spiked the board and Daly won the event in style with a straight flush.

Event #58: $3,000 Limit Hold’em Final Table Results

Event #58: $3,000 Limit Hold’em 6-Handed boasted a $702,210 prize pool with 263 entries getting into the mix. The top 40 players locked up at least a $4,837 min-cash. Check out the final table results below:

Place Player Country Prize
1 Jason Daly United States $165,250
2 Brent Mutter United States $102,132
3 Nick Pupillo United States $72,681
4 Freddy Sageer United States $52,056
5 Daniel Young United States $37,526
6 Mavrick Yoo United States $27,228

Pavel Plesuv Leads the Final 7 in Event #53: $1,500 Millionaire Maker

At least two players will win seven-figure prizes with second place paying $1,003,554 and the bracelet winner taking home $1,201,564 with just seven players remaining out of the massive field of 10,430 entries in Event #53: $1,500 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold’em.
The final seven will resume on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Horseshow with at least $222,749 locked up and will battle it out under the lights and cameras of the PokerGO stream until a winner is crowned.
The poker community in the small country of Moldova have something to cheer about as Moldova’s The Hendon Mob All-Time Money List leader with more than $6 million in live poker earnings Pavel Plesuv will commence the action with a clear chip-leading stack of 70,300,000 for 44 big blinds.
Plesuv came into this event with three dozen WSOP cashes and will need to go through the likes of Florian Ribouchon (46,000,000), Myles Mullaly (43,600,000), Day 3 chip leader Andreas Knaap (34,800,000), Paul Gunness (24,100,000), Vitor De Souza Coutinho (20,800,000), and Anton Smirnov (19,800,000).

Event #53: $1,500 Millionaire Maker Final Day Seat Draw

Seat Player Country Chips Big Blinds
2 Pavel Plesuv Moldova 70,300,000 44
3 Anton Smirnov Russia 19,800,000 12
4 Paul Gunness United States 24,100,000 15
6 Florian Ribouchon France 46,000,000 29
7 Myles Mullaly United States 43,600,000 27
8 Andreas Kniep Germany 34,800,000 22
9 Vitor De Souza Coutinho Brazil 20,800,000 13

Ka Kwan Lau Leads the Final 5 in Event #57: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller

The four-day Event #57: $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller lived up to its billing and then some. Not only did the 449 entries and the whopping $10,551,500 prize pool establish new WSOP records but this also now is the gold standard of Omaha tournaments it grew into the largest Omaha tournament in poker history. Like Event #53: $1,500 Millionaire Maker, two players will earn at least seven-figure payouts in this event with the bracelet winner winning a massive $2,294,756 payout and the runner-up earning $1,418,270.
Many big names and former bracelet winners were in the mix but it will be a relatively new name that bursts into the spotlight with five players that might not be household names to many poker enthusiasts headlined by Ka Kwan Lau who will lead the way with a decent chip lead with 28,200,000 or 141 big blinds.
Sergio Martinez Gonzalez (17,475,000), Mads Amot (12,850,000), Roger Teska (6,400,000), and Andjelko Andrejevic (3,425,000) also have locked up at least the fifth-place payout of $505,588 and will battle for tons more from the kitty and the coveted WSOP bracelet when the action resumes at the Horseshoe on Wednesday at 1 p.m.

Event #57: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller Final Day Seat Draw

Seat Player Country Chips Big Blinds
1 Mads Amot Norway 12,850,000 64
2 Sergio Martinez Gonzalez Spain 17,475,000 87
3 Ka Kwan Lau Hong Kong 28,200,000 141
4 Andjelko Andrejevic United States 3,425,000 17
5 Roger Teska United States 6,400,000 32

Barak Wisbrod Leads Final 19 in Event #59: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout

Event #59: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout kicks off its third and final day at the Horseshoe on Wednesday at 12 p.m. with Barak Wisbrod in the driver’s seat to add a second WSOP bracelet leading the way over the 19 contenders with a 53 big blind stack of 6,400,000.
Day 3 players already locked up $23,423 with their hopes and dreams alive of securing a coveted WSOP gold bracelet and the juicy $672,275 top prize.
Wisbrod, who has nearly $1.3 million in live tournament earnings according to The Hendon Mob, is no stranger to WSOP success. He brought pride to the Israeli poker community after winning the 2019 WSOP Event #57: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Tag Team for $56,131 alongside countrymates Daniel Dayan and Ohad Geiger. He came earlier this summer in his quest to add a bracelet that he earned on his own but settled for a podium finish in Event #35: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Secret Bounty for $323,181.
The only other previous bracelet winner in Ilija Saveski (5,435,000) is just behind Wisbrod with Kenny Smith (5,170,000), Robert Burlacu (5,140,000), and Frederic Normand (5,060,000) also starting the final day with over 5 million in chips. Meanwhile, Natural8 Ambassador Phachara Wongwichit is also still in the mix with 1,920,000.

Event #59: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout Day 2 Top 10 Leaderboard

Place Player Country Chips Big Blinds
1 Barak Wisbrod Israel 6,400,000 53
2 Ilija Savevski Macedonia 5,435,000 45
3 Kenny Smith United States 5,170,000 43
4 Robert Burlacu United Kingdom 5,140,000 43
5 Frederic Normand Canada 5,060,000 42
6 Jesse Lonis United States 4,450,000 37
7 Robert Schulz Austria 4,080,000 34
8 Shon Aroeti Israel 3,465,000 29
9 Xuming Qi China 3,245,000 27
10 Julien Sitbon France 3,215,000 27

Erik Seidel Hunting for 10th Bracelet in Event #60: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw

Erik Seidel is looking to join the ranks of fellow Poker Hall of Famers Johnny Chan, Phil Ivey, and the recently deceased Doyle Brunson as a ten-time WSOP gold bracelet winners as the nine-time champ holds a top 10 chip stack of 680,000 with just 24 players remaining in the three-day Event #60: $1,500 No-Limit Lowball Draw when the action resumes at the Horseshoe on Wednesday at 1 p.m.
The final day players secured at least a $5,043 payout with Wednesday’s bracelet winner banking a much bigger prize of $151,276. Ryan Moriarty leads the way with a 52 big blind stack of 1,035,000 with WSOP bracelet winner Nick Guagenti (990,000), Jonathan Glendinning (835,000), WSOP champion Chad Himmelspach (815,000), and two-time WSOP champ Robert Campbell (805,000) all in the top five.
Five-time WSOP champions Adam Friedman (720,000) and Jason Mercier (390,000) are looking to add a sixth bracelet while Brad Rubin (375,000) is looking to run up one of the shorter stacks in play to earn his fifth bracelet.

Event #60: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Day 2 Top 10 Leaderboard

Place Player Country Chips Big Blinds
1 Ryan Moriarty United States 1,035,000 52
2 Nick Guagenti United States 990,000 50
3 Jonathan Glendinning United States 835,000 42
4 Chad Himmelspach United States 815,000 41
5 Robert Campbell Australia 805,000 40
6 Richard Ashby United Kingdom 800,000 40
7 Adam Friedman United States 720,000 36
8 Robert Massman United States 715,000 36
9 Erik Seidel United States 680,000 34
10 John Holley United States 650,000 33

Other Events in Action

The four-day Event #61: $1,000 Super Seniors No-Limit Hold’em set another WSOP record as 3,122 entries from players at least 60 years old for a $2,777,690 prize pool. Two Americans lead the way with stacks of nearly 200 big blind each of the 808 survivors when the action resumes at the Horseshoe early at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in Kevin Durgan and Greg White. Players will be in the money on Day 2 with the top 469 players guaranteed at least a $1,600 min-cash with their eyes on the $371,063 top prize awarded to Friday’s champion.
The three-day Event #62: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold’em / Pot-Limit Omaha was another barnburner to light on fire to previous WSOP records with 2,076 entries creating a $2,771,460 prize pool. The action is past the $2,402 min-cash awarded to the top 312 players with the 259 opening-day survivors locking up at least $2,628 while hunting for the $410,659 top prize starting with the Day 2 action commencing at 1 p.m. at the Horseshoe on Wednesday.
GGPoker Ambassador and six-time WSOP champion Daniel Negreanu bagged a top five chip stack on the opening of three days in Event #63: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship. The event attracted 124 entries with more to come with late registration open until the start of Day 2 on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Horseshoe. Bruno Fitoussi, Maximillian Schindler, and Dan Colpoys are the only players ahead of Negreanu from the 57 Day 1 survivors.

June 28, 2023 WSOP Schedule

Wednesday, June 28, 2023 will be another busy day at poker’s summer camp in Las Vegas with three bracelet winners with four prizes of at least $1 million on tap with two players each winning seven-figure hauls in Event #53: $1,500 Millionaire Maker and Event #57: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller. Event #60: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw will also crown a champion on Wednesday while four other events get one step closer to their eventual conclusions.
Two new events kick off on Wednesday including one that will bring thousands of players into the WSOP venue in Event #64: $600 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack Championship at 10 a.m. Meanwhile, Event #66: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better is expected to break event records on Wednesday with cards in the air at 2 p.m.
Below is a look at today’s schedule while head to the PokerPro opening WSOP article to check out the full schedule of the 2023 World Series of Poker.

Time Event Info
10 a.m. Event #61: $1,000 SUPER SENIORS No-Limit Hold'em Day 2 of 4
10 a.m. Event #64: $600 Deepstack Championship No-Limit Hold'em Day 1 of 4
12 p.m. Event #59: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout Day 2 of 3
12 p.m. Event #65: $5,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Day 1 of 4
1 p.m. Event #53: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER No-Limit Hold'em Day 5 of 5
1 p.m. Event #57: $25,000 High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha Day 4 of 4
1 p.m. Event #60: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Day 3 of 3
1 p.m. Event #62: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em, Pot-Limit Omaha Day 2 of 3
1 p.m. Event #63: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship Day 2 of 3
2 p.m. Event #66: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Day 1 of 3

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Article by Jason Glatzer
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