2023 WSOP Day 7: Eveslage Does It Again! Four Other Bracelets Awarded 06 Jun

It was a busy day at the 2023 World Series of Poker at the Horseshoe Las Vegas and the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino and online at WSOP.com, as five bracelets were awarded on Day 7 of the series.

The main story is, of course, Chad Eveslage’s triumph in the $10,000 Dealer’s Choice event for the second 2023 WSOP bracelet, Tyler Brown came on top of a massive 18,188 entry-field in the Mystery Million, and Kenneth O’Donnell also maneuvered expertly through a giant field in the $600 Deepstack event.

Two more bracelets have been awarded online as Ian "IanMa" Matakis took down the Online Event #2: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Bankroll Builder for $120,686 and Ryan "dna2rna" Hughes beat Shaun "fortnite" Deeb heads-up to be crowned a champion in Online Event #3: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack for $145,059.

Read on to learn more about these events and others in progress in our daily WSOP recap.

Chad Eveslage Goes Back-to-Back in Event #10: $10,000 Dealers Choice 6-Handed Championship

Chad Eveslage came into the final day of Event #10: $10,000 Dealers Choice 6-Handed Championship as a chip leader among 13 remaining players, and he managed to hold on to it at the end, beating Dutch Boyd in heads-up for his third career WSOP bracelet and his second in just four days.

The first one also came in Dealer’s Choice event, proving that Eveslage is one of the best mixed games players in the world right now, as players need to maneuver through 20 different flop, stud, and draw games. If the $1,500 event awarded him a $131,879 money prize, this time, he pocketed $311,428.

Event #10: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship Final Table Results

Place Winner Country Prize
1 Chad Eveslage United States $311,428
2 Dutch Boyd United States $192,479
3 Zack Freeman United States $139,048
4 Dustin Dirksen United States $101,709
5 Ari Engel United States $75,341
6 Marco Johnson United States $56,528

Tyler Brown Binks Event #3: $1,000 Mystery Millions

Event #3: $1,000 Mystery Millions was one of the most anticipated tournaments of the 2023 WSOP series, as evidenced by the massive 18,188 field of participating players. As the name suggests, this event awarded a cool million dollars not only to the final winner but also to two lucky players, who drew the biggest envelope with $1,000,000 Mystery Bounty in it.

The lucky recipients were Shant Marashlian and Patrick Liang, who pulled the prize early on Day 2 when bounties became available.

You need quite some luck to beat a field of these many players as well, but no one can deny that Tyler Brown is a very skillful player. The key hand of his heads-up success against Guang Chen was a hero call with A-high for his tournament life and life-changing money.

"I've played tournaments here, and there, I've got, ya know, some idea of what I'm doing, but obviously, I'm a lot stronger PLO player,” Tyler Brown told PokerNews. "There were a lot better Hold'em players than me in this field, I obviously got insanely lucky with 18,000 people".

Event #3: $1,000 Mystery Millions Final Table Results

Place Name Country Prize
1 Tyler Brown USA $1,000,000
2 Guang Chen USA $561,320
3 Ryan McKnight USA $429,360
4 Steven Thompson Costa Rica $330,150
5 Rhian Fineis USA $255,210
6 Tauan De Oliveira Naves Brazil $198,320
7 Dan Shak USA $154,940
8 Tam Ho Canada $121,683

Keneth O’Donnell Emerged Victorious in Event #11: $600 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack

Event #11: $600 No-Limit Hold'em, one of the most affordable tournaments of the 2023 World Series of Poker and one of the cheapest ways to secure a bracelet, proved to be quite a hit once again as this year’s number of participants went to 6,085 from 5,720 in 2022.

Players started on Sunday with a massive 300 big blinds chip stacks, and Kenneth O'Donnell needed 15 hours on Day 1 and an additional 12 hours on Monday to finish the tournament with all the chips in front of him.

"It's absurdly lucky," O'Donnell told PokerNews after the win. "These giant field events are an exercise of just repeatedly getting lucky, and I did. I'm very, very happy to have been the 'Chosen One' for the poker gods today. This feels really special. I just feel really blessed."

Maybe lucky, but definitely $351,098 richer!

Deep in the Deepstack event was also 16-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth, who started the final day with 22 big blinds. His dream to extend the lead in the bracelet leaderboard ended in Level 432 when he was eliminated in 47th place.

Event #11: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1 Kenneth O'Donnell United States $351,098
2 Jefferson Guerrero Colombia $216,941
3 Ka Chen Kan China $162,371
4 Aaron Georgelos United States $122,407
5 Robert Gittelman United States $92,953
6 Eric Pfenning United States $71,104
7 Manuel DeAlmeida United States $54,794
8 Andres Morales United States $42,539
9 Fabio Coppola Italy $33,274

Photos courtesy of WSOP/PokerNews.