2023 WSOP Day 49: John Juanda Could Join an Exclusive Club

The 49th day of the 2023 World Series of Poker at the Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas was dominated, and rightly so, by the record-breaking Main Event. Poker has a new world champion, and Daniel Weinman is that player.

Weinman defeated Steven Jones heads-up to capture the title, the special Main Event bracelet, and a life-changing $12.1 million. The Main Event deserves a dedicated recap, and you can find that right here.

Frenchman Alexandre Reard denied Stephen Chidwick a second piece of poker gold while helping himself to the second bracelet of his career. Reard came out on top in Event #90: $10,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em, a tournament that required an unscheduled fourth day. Reard reeled in a $1,057,663 score, leaving Chidiwck to bank the $653,688 consolation prize.

Event #92: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout also awarded its bracelet after the 124 players who reached Day 2 were reduced to only one. It was Kang Hyun Lee who emerged victoriously from battle, doing so with their first bracelet and $236,741 in tow.

Event #91: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. was expected to wrap up on Day 49 but it ended with Ryan Miller and Leonard August still in contention for the $208,460 top prize and the al-important bracelet. Miller had August on the ropes several times during their one-on-one clash, but August refused to give up.

Miller and August return to the action at 2:00 p.m. local time on July 18 to finish off this mixed game spectacle.

Daniel Weinman wins the 2023 WSOP Main Event

Here’s the recap of the 2023 WSOP Main Event final table.

Read all about Weinman’s victory

Nielsen Leads the Final Five in the $10K Short Deck Championship

Martin Nielsen
Martin Nielsen

Martin Nielsen of the Faroe Islands (2,007,000) is the chip leader of Event #93: $10,000 Short Deck Championship with only five players remaining, but it is the tournament’s short stack that everyone has their eye on.

John Juanda (332,000) already has five WSOP bracelets to his name, but should he come from behind to add a sixth, he would join a very exclusive club. Victory for Juanda would mean he would become only the third player in history to win a WSOP bracelet at Binion’s, the Rio, and the Horseshow, joining Phil Hellmuth and Josh Arieh.

Juanda has much work ahead of him because he is not only the short stack but has to contend with Eric Wasserson, Hong Wei Yu, Day 1 chip leader Ivan Ermin, and the aforementioned Nielsen.

Find out if Juanda does complete an epic comeback by joining PokerNews from 1:00 p.m. on July 18, which is when this event resumes.

Event #93: $10,000 Short Deck Championship Final Day Chip Counts

Seat Player Country Chip Count Antes
1 Eric Wasserson United States 1,705,000 284
2 Ivan Ermin Russia 743,000 124
3 Hong Wei Yu United States 1,596,000 266
4 Martin Nielsen Faroe Islands 2,007,000 335
5 John Juanda Indonesia 332,000 55

Peters Bags the Biggest Stack on Day 1 of the $5K NLHE 8-Max

David Peters
David Peters

David Peters is the overnight chip leader in Event #94: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em (8-Handed) after turning his 50,000 starting stack into 1,490,000. Peters’ stack is the largest of the 60 surviving players, although everyone in the top 10 chip counts has more than one million chips at their disposal.

There are several established pros in the pack cashing Peters down. They include Rafael Reis (1,230,000), Phil Laak (1,050,000), Johan Guilbert (965,000), Mark Seif (805,000), Ryan Tosoc (560,000), Matt Vengrin (505,000), and Brad Owen (260,000).

The cards are back in the air from 12:00 p.m. local time on July 18, with PokerNews‘ live reporting team bringing you all the updates that you can handle.

Event #94: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em (8-Handed) Top 10 Chip Counts

Rank Player Country Chip Count Big Blinds
1 David Peters United States 1,490,000 50
2 Nozomu Shimizu Japan 1,450,000 48
3 Josh Reichard United States 1,340,000 45
4 Yuchung Chang United States 1,275,000 43
5 Matthew Su United States 1,250,000 42
6 Rafael Reis Brazil 1,230,000 41
7 Harrison Ashdown United States 1,200,000 40
8 Alex Keating United States 1,060,000 35
9 Punnat Punsri Thailand 1,055,000 35
10 Terence Reid United States 1,055,000 35

What to Expect on Day 50 of the 2023 WSOP

And now, the end is near, and so I face the final curtain! The 2023 WSOP finally concludes on July 18 almost two months since the first event shuffled up and dealt.

Three events round off this amazing series. Event #91: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E., Event #93: $10,000 Short Deck Championship and Event #94: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em (8-Handed) have to finish, regardless of how long they take, while Event #95: $1,000 Super Turbo No-Limit Hold’em, complete with 20-minute levels, brings the curtain down on the Las Vegas shenanigans for another 12 months.

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