Seven bracelets have already been awarded in 2023 world championship of poker, With over $10.8 million in total prize money paid out across the online event and six live events concluded to date.
2023 WSOP Online $333 No Limit Hold’em Triple Treys Summer Tip
The first online event was held at WSOP.com for players within the Nevada and New Jersey borders. The No Limit Hold’em tournament took place on Thursday, June 1, and saw a buy-in of $333. A total of 1,330 entries were made for the “Triple Treys Summer Tip Off,” creating a prize pool of $634,800.
In the end, the bracelet and the bulk of that money was awarded to Cody Bell, who took home $87,665 as his first online WSOP winner in 2023. This was the first bracelet earned by Bell, who played under the screen name “1eggadaymike”. He came into the event with over $400,000 in previous tournament winnings.
Other big names that participated in that tournament included World Poker Tour Champion Ben ‘Pr0spector88’ Palmer (7th – $14,409), Bracelet winner Steve ‘gborooo’ Gross (13th – $4,951), Jonathan ‘norcalho’ Tomayo (5th – $4,591), and Vanessa ‘Contains Nut Cady’ (35th – 1904 dollars).
The full real name results have not yet been published. Here’s a look at the results from the final table:
|1||Cody “1eggadaymike” Bell||$87,665|
|2||Douglas ‘OpenOpen’ May||$63,987|
|6||Nicholas ‘MrFinalT’ Kelly||$19,234|
|7||Benjamin ‘Pr0spector88’ Palmer||$14,409|
2023 WSOP Champions Tournament
2023 WSOP Champions Tournament Featured $1,000,000 prize pool, posted by WSOPAnd with WSOP bracelet or WSOP Circuit The winning ring from last year is a prerequisite for participation.
Four days after the tournament, it was Ohio resident Ronnie Day who won the title, bracelet, and prize money of $200,000. Today qualified for this tournament a few weeks before it started, losing the $400 “Monster Stack” event in WSOP Circuit Stop by Caesars Southern Indiana for $46,374 and his first gold ring.
With those two big wins under his belt, he now has nearly $500,000 in tournament winnings on record.
Other notables cashing in at the invitational event include two-time in-ring winner Patrick White (3rd-$87,000), three-time winner Zachary Grunberg ($9-$16,000), two-time in-ring winner Frank Lagodic ($15-$7,800), and winner Jason Somerville’s bracelet (23rd – $6,400).
Here’s a look at the payouts awarded to the top nine finalists:
|2||Kenneth Gregory||120 thousand dollars|
|6||Justin Hutt McKinnon||$35,000|
2023 WSOP $1,500 Limit Hold’em
On Saturday, June 3, 2023 WSOP The $1,500 Limit Hold’em event finished, with Ukraine’s Vadym Shlez coming out on top. Schleiz defeated a field of 527 entries to secure his first gold bracelet and first prize of $146,835.
This was Shlez’ second highest tournament score after the $533,210 he earned in 2011. Opening of the Winter Borgata tournament event. He now has over $1.3 million in lifetime earnings.
The strong turnout for the event resulted in a prize pool of $703,545, with the top 80 winners sharing that spoils. Among those who made money include bracelet winner Yueqi Zhu ($26 – $4,163), Bill Klein ($22 – $4,843), five-time bracelet winner Adam Friedman ($18 – $4,843), and recent WPT Rolling thunder Main Event winner Scott Eskenazi (10th – $8,609).
Twice and bracelet winner WPT Main Event Champion DavidODBBaker ranked eighth with $13,917 after the final day of the roller coaster. Schlez defeated fellow Ukrainian Rostislav Sabichenko to claim the title, sending his compatriot to the rails with $90,753 for a second-place appearance.
Here is a look at payments and POY Points awarded at the final table:
|5||John Armbrost||$32,840||three hundred fifty|
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Winner photo credit for Day and Shlez: WSOP / Spencer Simpratt, Rachel Kay Miller.