2023 WSOP Day 25: Yuri Dzivielevski Rides the “H.O.R.S.E” for Third Bracelet

Yuri Dzivielevski is no stranger to success on the online and live poker felts and this is certainly been the case in recent years at the WSOP. The be…

Yuri Dzivielevski is no stranger to success on the online and live poker felts and this is certainly been the case in recent years at the WSOP. The beast was the only player on Friday to find WSOP gold at the 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP) at the Horseshoe Las Vegas and the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino and did so in one of the more dynamic tournaments showcased at this year’s poker summer camp in Event #47: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.

Read more about what went down on Day 25 of the 2023 WSOP:

Yuri Dzivielevski Wins Event #47: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. ($207,678)

2023 WSOP Day 25: Yuri Dzivielevski Rides the “H.O.R.S.E” for Third Bracelet

Brazilian online and live poker crusher Yuri Dzivielevski claimed his third WSOP gold bracelet after he defeated American Randy Ohel heads-up in the three-day Event #47: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. for $207,678. He won his first bracelet in front of a big crowd in the 2019 WSOP Event #51: $2,500 Mixed Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or Better and Stud Hi/Lo 8 or Better for $213,750. During the pandemic, he shipped his second bracelet from the comfort of his own home online at GGPoker in the 2020 WSOP Event #42: $400 PLOSSUS for $221,557.

Dzivielevski, who was formerly ranked the top player in online poker by the now defunct PocketFives and amassed more than $5 million in live tournament earnings, came into the final day with the chip lead and held onto it most of the final day with Ohel briefly claiming the chip lead with three players remaining. He had emotional support and tons of energy provided by his massive rail.

“It helps a lot, believe me,” Dzivielevski said according to WSOP about his rail after the win. “It gives an extra power that I cannot explain. It’s pretty special to have all this rail like, I don’t know, maybe 50 people rooting for you is, of course, it’s pretty special. I’m feeling very loved by all this crowd. Pretty happy.”

Event #47: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. Final Table Results

The $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. attracted 836 mixed game entries to create a whopping $1,116,060 prize pool. The top 126 players collected at least a $2,406 min-cash. Here is a look at the final table results:

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Yuri DzivielevskiBrazil$207,678
2Randy OhelUnited States$128,536
3Nghia LeUnited States$91,221
4Frankie O’DellUnited States$65,782
5Stephen SavoyUnited States$48,146
6Thor William MorstoelNorway$35,772
7Denis NesterenkoRussia$26,987
8Serhii PopovychUnited States$20,677

Leonard Clementi Leads Event #48: $1,000 Seniors Championship

2023 WSOP Day 25: Yuri Dzivielevski Rides the “H.O.R.S.E” for Third Bracelet

The five-day Event #48: $1,000 Seniors Event established new records with 8,180 entries featuring players of at least 50 years of age generating a $7,280,200 prize pool.

The reports powered by PokerNews weren’t completed hours after the second day was in the books but it is believed that there are about 217 players remaining each locking up $5,138 or for more than triple the min-cash of $1,601 guaranteed to the top 1,227 players.

Leonard Clementi leads the way with 4,200,000 in chips with Chun Li (3,165,000), David Palm (2,335,000), James Clarke (2,250,000), and Christopher Stevens (2,195,000) believed the be also in the top five.

The action will resume at 10 a.m. for Day 3 with 10 more blind levels of an hour each. Day 4 is expected to play down to a final table with a winner expected to be crowned on Monday.

Event #48: $1,000 Seniors Championship Top 10 Leaderboard

Check out the top 10 chip counts from the $1,000 Seniors Championship keeping in mind it is possible that another player slipped in with PokerNews not completing its reports for the day.

PlaceNameCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Leonard ClementiUnited States4,200,000168
2Chun LiUnited States3,165,000127
3David PalmUnited States2,335,00093
4James ClarkeUnited Kingdom2,250,00090
5Christopher StevensUnited States2,195,00088
6Bryant MorrisonUnited States2,055,00082
7Amie MartiniUnited States2,000,00080
8Brad AndersonUnited States2,000,00080
9Jeff BanghartUnited States1,980,00079
10Randi SingerUnited States1,975,00079

Stanislav Halatenko Leads Final 5 in Event #50: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship

2023 WSOP Day 25: Yuri Dzivielevski Rides the “H.O.R.S.E” for Third Bracelet

The four-day Event #50: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship boasted a $6,798,300 prize pool thanks to the 731 four-card enthusiasts ponying up the five-figure buy-in.

The action is down to just five hopefuls for the bracelet after three days of play with each player locking up at least a $296,154 payout with Saturday’s bracelet winner becoming a millionaire if they aren’t already one with a $1,309,022 top prize.

This event guarantees a first-time bracelet winner after WSOP champion Sam Soverel hit the rail in sixth place for $218,297 to end the penultimate day.

Ukraine’s Stanislav Halatenko is the odds-on favorite to win this event with a nearly unheard-of 100 big blinds at the final table to lead the way. Travis Person and Peng Shan are in the middle of the pack with Arthur Morris and Ap Garza still in contention with shorter stacks.

PokerGO will be live streaming the final day after the action kicks off at 4 p.m. until a winner is crowned.

Event #50: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship Final Day Seat Draw

SeatPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Arthur MorrisUnited States4,875,00024
2Travis PearsonUnited States8,550,00043
3Peng ShanChina6,800,00034
4Ap GarzaUnited States3,775,00019
5Stanislav HalatenkoUkraine19,750,00099

Fun Rails and Multi-Tabling in Event #51: $1,500 Tag Team No-Limit Hold’em

2023 WSOP Day 25: Yuri Dzivielevski Rides the “H.O.R.S.E” for Third Bracelet

The three-day Event #51: $1,500 Tag Team No-Limit Hold’em attracted 1,282 teams to create a $570,490 prize pool. This is one of the more fun events around as players form teams of two with each player on the team required to play at least one full blind level.

This not only creates fun rails but allows players such as Unibet Ambassador, poker author, and The Chip Race podcast host Dara O’Kearney to multi-table live events as long as their partner in crime is willing to pick up the slack and play most of the $1,500 Tag Team event. O’Kearney was on Day 2 of the $1,000 Seniors Championship while his teammate Julie Marriot was doing the “heavy lifting” in the $1,500 Tag Team Event. Unfortunately, O’Kearney found the rail in both events at the same time but did cash in both including ending the Tag Team event in 65th place for $1,454 and taking home another $3,125 for finishing the Seniors Championship in 434th place.

Meanwhile, just 28 teams remain when the action resumes at 12 p.m. with a winning team expected to be crowned on Saturday. Team Sako featuring the Japanese duo of Yuki Sako and Shunsuke Tokoo will begin the final day with a chip-leading stack of 2,340,000 with Team Williams (2,085,000) consisting of David Williams and Theo Tran and Team Java (2,065,000) featuring Nipun Java and Ronald Phipps not too far behind.

Event #51: $1,500 Tag Team No-Limit Hold’em Final Day Top 10 Teams

Place Team Country Chips Big Blinds
1 Yuki Sako – Shunsuke Tokoo Japan 2,340,000 78
2 David Williams – Theo Tran United States 2,085,000 70
3 Nipun Java – Ronald Phipps India 2,065,000 69
4 John Ventre – Kenneth Gallo United States 1,645,000 55
5 Jorge Machado – Lucian Camargo Brazil 1,645,000 55
6 Jonah LaBranche – Dustin Wills United States 1,475,000 49
7 Lindsey McDougall – Joshua McDougall United States 1,375,000 46
8 Sean Cosgrove – John Lucas United States 1,275,000 43
9 Mitchell Collins – Arash Asadabadi United States 1,265,000 42
10 Vincent Moscati – Tanner Bibat United States 945,000 32

Nicholas Pupillo Leads Final 19 in Event #52: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw

2023 WSOP Day 25: Yuri Dzivielevski Rides the “H.O.R.S.E” for Third Bracelet

The three-day Event #52: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw is a captivating poker event for low-ball draw enthusiasts as the action rotates deuce-to-seven triple draw, ace-to-five triple draw, and badugi.

A total of 353 entries participated in this unique event to create a $785,425 prize pool. Just 19 players survived the first two days of play with the action playing down to a winner when the action resumes on Saturday at 1 p.m. at The Horseshoe with each returning player already cashing for at least $6,948 with their eyes on the coveted bracelet and the $181,978 top prize.

Nicholas Pupillo ended the second day with a chip-leading stack of 1,505,000 in hopes of securing his first bracelet. Tomomitsu Ono (1,235,000), two-time bracelet winner Joao Vieira (1,040,000), and Brant Hale (1,000,000) also advanced with seven-figure stacks.

A few multiple bracelet winners are looking to add further to their collection on Saturday with two-time bracelet winner Anatolii Zyrin (800,000), four-time champion Robert Mizrachi (500,000), and five-time champion John Monnette (410,000) still in contention.

Event #52: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Final Day Top 10 Chip Counts

Place Player Country Chips
1 Nicholas Pupillo United States 1,505,000
2 Tomomitsu Ono Japan 1,235,000
3 Joao Vieira Portugal 1,040,000
4 Brant Hale United States 1,000,000
5 Oscar Johansson Sweden 910,000
6 Robert Wells United Kingdom 850,000
7 Hye Park United States 810,000
8 Anatolii Zyrin Russia 800,000
9 Ryan Moriarty United States 640,000
10 Divakaran Marella United States 530,000

Event #53: $1,500 Millionaire Maker Off to a Rocking Start

The five-day Event #53: $1,500 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold’em has lived up to its hype thus far with 4,585 entries adding $6,120,975 to the prize pool during its first of two opening days on Friday.

Less than one-quarter of the field survived the first day with two players shining above all the others in Yong Yi with 750,000 and Sihao Zhang with 725,500. After this duo, there is a bit of a gap with Nicola Basile (480,000), Peng Li (460,000), and Paul Gunness (430,000) rounding out the top five.

The action will resume in the $1,500 Millionaire Maker with Day 1b at 10 a.m. where it is expected the total field of this event will grow beyond 10,000 entries.

Event #53: $1,500 Millionaire Maker Day 1a Top 10 Leaderboard

Place Player Country Chips Big Blinds
1 Yong Yi United States 750,000 300
2 Sihao Zhang Luxembourg 725,500 290
3 Nicola Basile Canada 480,000 192
4 Peng Li United States 460,000 184
5 Paul Gunness United States 430,000 172
6 Ryan Dodd United States 414,500 166
7 Alex Greenblatt United States 405,500 162
8 Osman Ihlamur Turkey 392,000 157
9 Lawrence Beach United States 361,000 144
10 Jamie Rosen United States 357,000 143

Early Lead for Steven Loube in Event #54: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship

Even though Event #47: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. completed its action on Friday, we are not yet done with H.O.R.S.E. action over the weekend and beyond with the five-day Event #54: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. attracting mixed-game players with bigger wallets.

The event thus far has attracted 165 entries to add $1,534,500 to the prize pool. This will be likely one of the few events that doesn’t set a new record unless something big happens before the start of Day 2 at 1 p.m. when late registration closes. Last year created the gold standard for this event when Andrew Yeh came out on top of a field of 209 entries in the 2022 WSOP Event #44: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship to win the $487,129 top prize.

Steven Loube bagged the overnight chip lead with 353,000 in chips from his opening stack of 60,000 while Scott Bohlman (311,500) was the only other player among the 91 survivors to advance with more than 300,000.

Event #54: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship Day 1 Top 10 Leaderboard

Place Player Country Chips
1 Steven Loube United States 353,000
2 Scott Bohlman United States 311,500
3 Young Ko United States 298,500
4 Scott Seiver United States 297,000
5 David “Bakes” Baker United States 268,000
6 Mori Eskandani United States 238,500
7 Binh Ly United States 238,000
8 Paul Volpe United States 214,500
9 Matt Grapenthien United States 207,000
10 Daniel Tafur Spain 205,000

June 24, 2023 WSOP Schedule

Three new WSOP bracelet winners are scheduled to be crowned on Saturday, June 24, 2023 in Event #50: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship, Event #51: $1,000 Tag Team No-Limit Hold’em, and Event #52: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball with three other ongoing events advancing one step closer to its eventual conclusion.

Just one new event kicks off its action on Saturday with old-school players coming out in full force for Event #55: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better 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 #48: $1,000 SENIORS No-Limit Hold’em Championship Day 3 of 5
10 a.m. Event #53: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER No-Limit Hold’em – Flight B Day 1 of 5
12 p.m. Event #51: $1,000 TAG TEAM No-Limit Hold’em Day 3 of 3
1 p.m. Event #54: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship Day 2 of 5
2 p.m. Event #52: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball Day 3 of 3
2 p.m. Event #55: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Day 1 of 3
4 p.m. Event #50: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship Day 4 of 4

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Article by Jason Glatzer
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