Alexandre Vuilleumier won the first open bracelet event in 2023 World Series of Poker. The Swiss player traversed a tough field of 207 entries in the $25,000 Buy Card for Six-Max No-Limit Hold’em event to earn his first match WSOP Title and first prize of $1,215,864.
This was Fumeire’s first seven-digit result. His career earnings increased to over $2.1 million.
Vuilleumier has now reached two final tables in 2023 and has come away with the title both times. His previous win saw him head a field of 87 entries in a $10,150 six-maximum event in PokerStars Caribbean Adventure to earn $237,700. His two wins saw him accumulate 1,740 card player Player of the Year points, enough points to move him into a three-way showdown with Gyorgy Skolukhia and David Yan for 75th place in 2023. POY Arrangement submitted by Global Poker.
This three-day event ran from May 30th through June 1st inside the Paris and Horseshoe properties on the Las Vegas Strip. The top 32 contestants cashed in, splitting a prize pool of $4,864,500. Some of the notables who cut deep but failed to make it to the final table included all-time money leader Justin Bonomo (29), 2021 WSOP Main event winner Koray Demir (26), 2022 WSOP Main event winner Espen Jorstad (25th), six-time bracelet winner Daniel Negrino (22nd), regular Chris Brewer (21st), four-time bracelet winner Adrian Mateus (14th), most recently World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Main event winner Bin Weng (12th), two-time bracelet winner Keith Lehr (11th), and a few bracelet winners in Andrew Lichtenberger (10th), Jake Schindler (9th), Elior Sion (8th).
Bracelet winner Joey Weissman was first down at the official final table, with his final big blinds entering the middle with the power of a starting monster hand: pocket kings. Unfortunately for Weissman, this big pocket pair didn’t stand up to Vuilleumier’s mediocre J-3 suit, who called back from the big blind. Vuilliumier fumbled a triple-trip and made a full home run by the river to send Weissman home $188,219.
Rin Lane was let go shortly after he attempted a three-bar trick that was picked up by Chance Kornuth, who was a king high. Lin was left with less than 13 big blinds after this hand. Not long after that, Sean Winter lost all but 1.5 of his big blinds in a showdown with Vuilliumier, with his two rivers to the Swiss’s two. Winter quickly picks himself up off the rug, despite immediately managing two double runs to give himself some room to work.
Then, Lin got it all going with an A-10 fit to face Kornuth’s Pocket Kings, which improved to a quad on the turn to send Lin into the rail in fifth place ($259,220). It was his 14th final table finish of the year, with two titles won and over $2.7 million to date POY Profits accumulated along the way. As a result, Lin takes third place in the overall standings. He now trails Ben Wing in second place by just 55 POY points.
Winter then doubled his stack again, winning the Preplob with a K-10 right against Axel Hallay’s pocket sevens. Winter pushed king on the flop and continued from there to leave Halay with just over six big blinds. He quickly picked up the rest of his group with Winter’s KQ-dominated Q-3. Winter fumbled King and avoided pulling the backdoor on Hallay to narrow the field to three. Hallay earned $363,326, his largest live tournament score to date.
The Winter Race finished in third place thanks to the following hand. fail 942 In the battle of stuttering blinds, he checked Winter with 96 And Vuilleumier bet the big blind with a score of 109. called winter and 5 hit the role. Winter checked again and Vuilleumier bet again. The winter check has been lifted with its top pair and straight pull. Vuilleumier came alongside his first pair and top kicker. 10 In the end, Winter’s bet saw nearly half of the bet’s size. Vuilleumier brought it all up and Winter thought it over before making the call with what became the second pair. His hand was second, and he was sent home $518,106 for his efforts.
This result increased his lifetime winter tournament earnings to approximately $27.2 million, while also giving him the lead in the high-stakes competition. PokerGO Tour Points race. He got nine exchange boxes PGT qualifying events, with one win and over $1.1 million in cash to date. Lin is the second on PGT leaderboards after the event, while Vuilleumier moved up to sixth thanks to this huge win.
The head-to-head game started with Vuilleumier holding 19,800,000 to Kornuth’s 11,300,000. That lead was soon extended to a large extent when Vuilliumier won a large pot as the queens outsmarted the third pair calling champion from Cornoth on the river. Kornuth was left with 18 big blinds after the hand. It was 14 big blinds when the final hand of the tournament was dealt. Vuilleumier entered from the button holding As. Kornuth moved everything from the big blind with K.3. Vuilliumier called quickly and the board ran out of J1089j To give him a high queen win.
Cornoth failed to secure his fourth career touchdown WSOP gold bracelet but had a career-best payday of $751,463 as the runner-up. He has now collected over $13.3 million on the championship circuit.
Here is a look at payments and POY Points awarded at the final table:
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Image credits: Vuilleumier – WSOP / Danny Maxwell. Lynn and Cornoth – PokerGO.