2023 WSOP Day 4: Chad Eveslage & Michael Moncek Win Second Bracelets 03 Jun

The 2023 World Series of Poker awarded two bracelets on Day 4 at the Horseshoe Las Vegas and the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.
Chad Eveslage found his second taste of WSOP gold in Event #5: $1,500 Dealer’s Choice, while Michael Moncek also won his second WSOP bracelet in Event #6: $5,000 Mixed No-Limit Hold’em / Pot-Limit Omaha.
Read on to learn more about these events and others in progress in our daily WSOP recap.

Chad Eveslage Wins Second Bracelet in Event #5: $1,500 Dealer’s Choice

Event #5: $1,500 Dealer’s Choice was one of the more fun events to follow and kept players on their toes with 20 different flop, stud, and draw games. The event attracted 456 entries to create a $608,760 prize pool.
Andrew Kelsall, otherwise known as AJ in the poker world, kicked off the final day with the chip lead and was able to parlay this all the way to a second-place run for $81,509. This is the second time Kelsall was a bridesmaid and not a bride as he also took second place in this same event in 2021. While the bracelet has still alluded Kelsall, it is only a matter of time before he earns one as he has proven over the years his prowess in mixed games.

Andrew AJ Kelsall

Meanwhile, Chad Eveslage won the event for $131,879. This was his second bracelet in as many years after winning the $25,000 Event #8: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed in 2022 for a much larger payout of $1,415,610.
"Not nearly as excited, but it's fun," Eveslage said to PokerNews and WSOP after the win. “Something else was certainly different. Not only were the stakes much lower, but also an entirely different kind of atmosphere compared to the serious nature of the high-stakes contest back then.”

Event #5: $1,500 Dealer’s Choice Final Table Results

Place Winner Country Prize
1 Chad Eveslage United States $131,879
2 Andrew Kelsall United States $81,509
3 Nick Kost United States $54,247
4 John Racener United States $36,953
5 Clayton Mozdzen Canada $25,779
6 James Johnson United States $18,428

Michael Moncek Ships Event #6: $5,000 Mixed No-Limit Holdem / Pot-Limit Omaha ($534,499)

Event #6: $5,000 Mixed No-Limit Hold’em / Pot Limit Omaha attracted 568 entries to create a $2,612,800 prize pool.
Michael Moncek denied poker content provider Fernando “Jnandez” Habegger his first WSOP title while claiming his second bracelet after defeating his opponent heads-up live at PokerGO for $534,399.
Last year, Moncek found himself in the winner’s circle of WSOP Event #13: $1,500 Limit Hold’em to win his first bracelet along with the $145,856. Moncek also has other WSOP hardware as he has won three WSOP Circuit gold rings as well.

“It means a lot and helps for the Player of the Year chase that I am going for,” Moncek said to PokerGO after the win. “I don’t even play PLO, so I was pretty lucky.”

Interestingly enough, Moncek said something similar last year about limit hold’em after winning his first bracelet last year.

Event #6: $5,000 Mixed No-Limit Hold’em / Pot-Limit Omaha Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1 Michael Moncek United States $534,499
2 Fernando Habegger Switzerland $330,344
3 Alex Livingston Canada $235,062
4 Michael Banducci United States $169,674
5 Christian Harder United States $124,266
6 Tyler Brown United States $92,362
7 Kristen Foxen United States $69,683
8 Ferenc Deak Hungary $53,377

Scott Wilson Leads Event #4: Tournament of Champions

Event #4: Tournament of Champions proved to be much more popular than last year with 741 players battling it out for the $1 million prize pool added by the WSOP for this invite-only event for select WSOP gold ring and bracelet winners. This event was originally scheduled for three days but a fourth day was added with the action concluding on Friday with the field down to just seven players. The final seven have already locked up a tasty $26,000 payday with all players hoping to secure the coveted bracelet along with the $200,000 top prize.
Wilson Gahshan qualified for the Tournament of Champions after winning a WSOP Circuit event at The Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles in December. He now is in the driver’s seat to add a bracelet to his ring as he will start the day with the chip lead with 5,130,000 in chips.
Patrick White, Brent Gregory, Justin Hotte-Mckinnon, Hunter McClelland, Ronnie Day, and Barry Schulz are also still in the hunt for the title.
The action resumes at 4 p.m. on Saturday and will be televised live at PokerGO. Come back to PokerPro tomorrow to find out who won this prestigious event.

Event #4: Tournament of Champions Final Table Seat Draw

Seat Name Country Chip Count Big Blinds
1 Wissam Gahshan United States 5,130,000 51
2 Barry Schultz United States 2,005,000 20
3 Ronnie Day United States 2,300,000 23
4 Justin Hotte-Mckinnon Canada 2,700,000 27
5 Patrick White United States 3,885,000 39
6 Brent Gregory United States 3,400,000 34
7 Hunter Mcclelland United States 2,700,000 27

Jason Duong and David “ODB” Baker Lead Final 17 in Event #7: $1,500 Limit Hold’em

Event #7: $1,500 Limit witnessed its initial field of 527 entries whittled down to just 17 players on its second day in the hunt for the title on Saturday’s final day.
Jason Duong will begin the final day with the chip lead in hopes of parlaying that to his first WSOP bracelet. Meanwhile, David “ODB” Baker isn’t too far behind and is hunting for bracelet number three, while Jason Gola is the only other bracelet winner remaining and has his work cut out for him as one of the short stacks if he hopes to add a second bracelet to his collection.

Event #7: $1,500 Limit Hold’em Final Day Seat Draw

The final day of Event #7 takes place at the Horseshoe Casino. Here is a look at the seat draw for the final day:

Table Seat Player Country Chips Big Blinds
1 1 David "ODB" Baker United States 1,260,000 21
1 2 John Mullaney United States 1,225,000 20
1 3 Jason Gola United States 210,000 4
1 5 Matthew Dames United States 1,175,000 20
1 6 Chairud Vangchailued United States 670,000 11
1 8 Omar Mehmood United States 245,000 4
2 1 Raul Celaya United States 900,000 15
2 4 Jason Duong Canada 1,615,000 27
2 5 Jesse Knight United States 100,000 2
2 6 Scott Eskenazi United States 785,000 13
2 7 John Armbrust United States 735,000 12
2 8 Kerry Welsh United States 1,185,000 20
3 1 Vadim Shlez Ukraine 485,000 8
3 3 Paul Dockal United States 755,000 13
3 5 Donald Auger United States 260,000 4
3 6 Lonnie Price United States 545,000 9
3 8 Rostyslav Sabishchenko Ukraine 1,075,000 18

Polk, Zinno, and Kornuth Advances to Final 16 in Event #8: $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold’em Championship

Event #8: $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold’em Championship was capped at 64 players. There was likely even more demand for this event as the cap was fulfilled with 64 players creating a $1,504,000 prize pool.
Poker personality and three-time WSOP bracelet winner Doug Polk is among the final 16 players and will face off against Reiji Kono during the first match of Day 2 when the action resumes at noon on Saturday.
Meanwhile, three-time bracelet winner Chance Kornuth will face off against one of the young guns in poker in Landon Tice. Four-time bracelet winner Anthony Zinno will also have his work cut out for him as he will be facing off against the formidable Joshua Heinzl. Another match to keep your eyes on will be Sean Winter facing off against Kevin Rabichow.

Those winning the first match will already be in the money with the top eight players guaranteed at least a $74,648 prize pool. The final four will each lock up $192,513, with the runner-up banking $313,362. Meanwhile, all players are vying for the bracelet which comes with a tasty $507,020 top prize.

Dzmitry Urbanovich Leads Event #9: $1,500 Seven Card Stud

Event #9: $1,500 Seven Card Stud proves that stud games aren’t dead as 361 entries to create a $480,600 prize pool for a sizeable increase over the 329 entries attracted during last year’s affair.
The field is trimmed down to just 120 hopefuls in the hunt of the title with Dzmitry Urbanovich parlaying his 25,000 opening stack into 292,000 to end the first of the three days with the chip lead.
Meanwhile, the talent in the top five could potentially give artificial intelligence a battle for its money as it’s a talented group including Chris Hundley, five-time WSOP champ Shaun Deeb, WSOP commentator and two-time WSOP bracelet winner Nick Schulman, and fellow four-time champion John Monette.
The action will resume at 2 p.m. on Saturday and will play well past the money with the top 54 players locking up at least a $2,441 min-cash. Sunday’s winner will not only win the bracelet but also a six-figure haul of $110,800.

Event #9: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Day 1 Top Five Chip Counts

Place Player Country Chips
1 Dzmitry Urbanovich Poland 292,000
2 Chris Hundley United States 261,500
3 Shaun Deeb United States 255,500
4 Nick Schulman United States 241,500
5 John Monnette United States 222,500

June 3, 2023 WSOP Schedule

Just one new event will debut on June 3 but it will be a big one as the prestigious Event #10: $10,000 Dealers Choice 6-Handed Championship will bring out many of the best mixed game players in the world to compete for the coveted title and what will amount to be a massive payday when a winner is scheduled to be crowned on June 5.
Event #3: $1,000 Mystery Millions kicks off its fourth and final opening flight, while four other events will continue along with two bracelets scheduled to be awarded in Event #4: Tournament of Champions and Event #7: $1,500 Limit Hold’em.
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 #3: $1,000 Mystery Millions - No-Limit Hold'em - Flight D Day 1 of 3
12 p.m. Event #8: $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship Day 2 of 3
1 p.m. Event #7: $1,500 Limit Hold'em Day 3 of 3
2 p.m. Event #10: $10,000 Dealers Choice 6-Handed Championship Day 1 of 3
3 p.m. Event #9: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Day 2 of 3
4 p.m. Event #4: Tournament of Champions Day 4 of 4

Images courtesy of WSOP/PokerNews.
Article by Jason Glatzer
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