2023 WSOP Day 22: Ivey, Cada, and Simao Hunting for Bracelets

Despite no live bracelets awarded on Tuesday at the 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP), the action was jammed packed with ongoing events at the Horsesh…

Despite no live bracelets awarded on Tuesday at the 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP), the action was jammed packed with ongoing events at the Horseshoe Las Vegas and the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.
 
The legendary Phil Ivey, 2009 WSOP Main Event champion Joe Cada, and Brazilian poker crusher Joao Simao are all hunting for bracelets deep in events.

An online marathon of an event at WSOP.com for players in Nevada and New Jersey in Online Event #8: $3,200 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller, witnesses five-time bracelet winner Jeremy “Chipchecka” Ausmus battling it out heads-up against Christopher “Ccast93” Castiglia in hopes for the title and the $360,036 top prize after already more than 12 hours of play. We will update about the winner of this event in Wednesday’s coverage at PokerPro.
 
Read more about what went down on Day 22 of the 2023 WSOP.

Joe Cada Hoping for Cinderella Story in Event #39: $1,500 Monster Stack

2023 WSOP Day 22: Ivey, Cada, and Simao Hunting for Bracelets

It doesn’t come as a huge surprise that a fifth day was added to what was originally scheduled to be four days in Event #39: $1,500 Monster Stack with 8,317 entries getting into the action during the two opening flights to generate a mind-numbing prize pool of $11,103,195.
 
The top 1,248 players locked up at least a $2,401 min-cash. However, the final seven players each locked up much more with $186,149 locked up with their eyes on the bracelet and the gargantuan $1,162,681 top prize.
 
2009 WSOP Main Event champion Joe Cada is the biggest name still remaining but he will have his work cut out for him to add a fifth WSOP gold bracelet to his collection with 16.6 million in chips for just eight big blinds. This is a far cry from the 112,300,000 (56 big blinds) the final day chip leader Nicholas Garrity will kick off the action when it resumes on live stream at PokerGO Wednesday at 5 p.m.

Event #39: $1,500 Monster Stack Final Day Seat Draw

Seat Player Country Chips Big Blinds
2 Jesse Rockowitz United States 94,500,000 47
3 Nicholas Gerrity United States 112,300,000 56
4 Loic Dobrigna France 47,100,000 24
5 Colin Robinson United States 47,400,000 24
6 Joshua Adcock United States 43,200,000 22
7 Braxton Dunaway United States 54,900,000 27
8 Joe Cada United States 16,600,000 8

Matthew Ashton Leads in Event #43: $50,000 Poker Players Championship

2023 WSOP Day 22: Ivey, Cada, and Simao Hunting for Bracelets

The five-day Event #43: $50,000 Poker Players Championship is one of the most prestigious tournaments of the year. Some say it is only second to the WSOP Main Event and for good reason as we have witnessed 99 entries from some of the biggest names in poker competing in a mixed-game format for a share of a $4,727,250 prize pool in hopes of winning the bracelet and the massive $1,324,747 top prize.
 
The action dwindled down to just 12 hopefuls with the night ending after WSOP bracelet winners Maxx Coleman (13th – $97,209), Phil Hellmuth (14th – $97,209), and John Monette (15th – $84,255) all hit the rail.
 
A decade ago, Matthew Ashton won this event for $1,774,809 and is in pole position to add another title with 4,450,000 in chips. In perhaps bigger news, Phil Ivey is among the chip leaders in the hunt for his 11th WSOP bracelet with 3,115,000 with only Ashton, Hal Rotholz (3,900,000), Talal Shakerchi (3,430,000), and five-time bracelet winner Brian Rast (3,365,000) with bigger stacks.

The action will resume for its penultimate day on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Horseshoe Event Center and will be broadcasted on delay at PokerGO. The day will end the sooner of six blind levels of 100 minutes each or when the field is down to just five contenders.

Event #43: $50,000 Poker Players Championship Day 4 Seat Draw

Table Seat Player Country Chip Count
1 1 Josh Arieh United States 2,360,000
1 2 Daniel Alaei United States 1,885,000
1 4 Talal Shakerchi United Kingdom 3,430,000
1 5 Hal Rotholz United States 3,900,000
1 6 Matthew Ashton United Kingdom 4,450,000
1 7 James Obst Australia 1,805,000
         
2 1 Brian Rast United States 3,365,000
2 2 Johannes Becker Germany 1,520,000
2 4 Phil Ivey United States 3,135,000
2 5 Ray Dehkharghani United States 2,285,000
2 6 Marco Johnson United States 375,000
2 7 Kristopher Tong United States 1,190,000

Joao Simao Flying High in Event #44: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em

2023 WSOP Day 22: Ivey, Cada, and Simao Hunting for Bracelets

Brazil’s Joao Simao was first known as one of the biggest beasts playing online poker tournaments before showing he can also dominate on the live felts with two WSOP bracelets and millions in live tournament earnings.
 
The poker beast is in a prime spot to add a third piece of WSOP hardware to his collection as he is just inches behind Day 2 chip leader Yang Zhang (1,880,000) in Event #44: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em with 1,830,000 in chips with just 109 players remaining.
 
The event continues the trend at the 2023 WSOP in drawing big numbers with 1,735 entries creating a $4,632,350 top prize. The top 261 players earned at least a $4,803 min-cash with the returning field locking up at least a $6,939 payout.
 
Of course, all players are hunting for much more with a $717,879 top prize on the line when the action resumes on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Time will tell whether a champion is crowned on Wednesday as scheduled or if another day will need to be added.

Event #44: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Day 2 Top 10 Leaderboard

Place Player Country Chip Count Big Blinds
1 Yang Zhang China 1,880,000 94
2 Joao Simao Brazil 1,830,000 92
3 Aleks Dimitrov Bulgaria 1,655,000 83
4 Eliot Hudon Canada 1,340,000 67
5 Kartik Ved India 1,335,000 67
6 Dimitrios Anastasakis Greece 1,270,000 64
7 John Marino United States 1,255,000 63
8 Frederic Normand Canada 1,225,000 61
9 Andrei Stoenescu Romania 1,225,000 61
10 Christian Roberts Venezuela 1,205,000 60

Joey Couden Busts Actor James Woods & Leads Event #45: $1,500 Mixed Omaha Hi-Low

The three-day Event #45: $1,500 Mixed Omaha Hi-Low attracted 1,091 split-pot enthusiasts to generate a $1,456,485 prize pool. The action after two days of play is down to 33 players, each locking up at least a $7,279 payout for nearly triple the $2,409 guaranteed as a min-cash for the top 164 players.
 
There is much more on the line with a $253,651 top prize and the honor of winning a bracelet for those still in contention when the action resumes on Wednesday at 1 p.m.
 
WSOP bracelet winner Joey Couden is in the driver’s seat for his second bracelet in what is scheduled to be the final day of this event with 2,885,000 in chips. Regardless of how things turn out for Couden, he will at least have a story to tell as he busted famous Hollywood actor and poker enthusiast James Woods en route to his chip lead. Fellow bracelet winner Nick Kost (2,010,000) was the only player above 2 million at the end of the second day with notable players in six-time WSOP champion Shaun Deeb (1,490,000), Alex Livingston (1,340,000), and Allan Le (1,290,000) also with top 10 chip stacks.

Event #45: $1,500 Mixed Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Day 2 Top 10 Leaderboard

Place Player Country Chip Count
1 Joseph Couden United States 2,885,000
2 Nick Kost United States 2,010,000
3 Carlos Guerrero United States 1,606,000
4 Shaun Deeb United States 1,490,000
5 Chris DeMaci United States 1,455,000
6 Alex Livingston Canada 1,340,000
7 Allan Le United States 1,290,000
8 William Kerkaert United States 1,030,000
9 Zhen Cai United States 1,025,000
10 Raj Vohra United States 1,020,000

Other Events in Action

Two other events kicked off their opening days on Tuesday. The poker action was busy in no small thanks due to the 5,342 entries creating a $2,243,640 prize pool in the two-day Event #46: $500 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout. The top 802 players each banked at least a $800 min-cash with the returning 238 players locking up $1,611 for more than double a min-cash. Preston McEwen leads the way with 2,040,000 in chips for 68 big blinds when the action resumes 10 a.m. on Wednesday. Similar to other events, we will have to wait to see if it will finish on Wednesday as scheduled or if a third day will need to be added thanks to the massive turnout.
 
Meanwhile, Event #47: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E attracted 836 mixed-game entries on its first of three days to create a $1,116,060 prize pool with 260 players finding a bag into Day 2 when the action resumes on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Players will be in the money on Day 2 with the top 126 players awarded at least a $2,406 min-cash with Thursday’s scheduled bracelet winner banking $207,678. Michael Thorpe leads the way with 252,000 with bracelet winner Yueqi Zhu as his nearest competitor with 243,000.

June 21, 2023 WSOP Schedule

Five winners are scheduled to be crowned on Wednesday, June 21. However, it is possible that some of these events may add another day if they are running late.
 
In addition, three new events kick off on Wednesday starting with the five-day Event #48: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold’em Championship at 10 a.m. which is reserved for players at least 50 years of age. Shortly after, the fast and furious Event #49: $1,500 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold’em is scheduled to start at 12 p.m. and end the same day, while the best PLO players in the world will kick off the first of four days of action in Event #50: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship 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 #46: $500 Freezeout No-Limit Holdem Day 2 of 2
10 a.m. Event #48: $1,000 SENIORS No-Limit Hold’em Championship – Flight A Day 1 of 5
11 a.m. Event #44: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Day 3 of 3
12 p.m. Event #49: $1,500 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold’em Day 1 of 1
1 p.m. Event #43: $50,000 Poker Players Championship Day 4 of 5
1 p.m. Event #45: $1,500 Mixed Omaha Hi-Low Day 3 of 3
1 p.m. Event #47: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E Day 2 of 3
2 p.m. Event #50: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship Day 1 of 4
5 p.m. Event #39: $1,500 MONSTER STACK No-Limit Hold’em Day 5 of 5

Images courtesy of WSOP/PokerNews.
Article by Jason Glatzer
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