The World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2023 kick-started its 54th edition at the Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas on 31st May 2023. The biggest poker show on the planet has grabbed the eyeballs of many poker enthusiasts from all across the globe. The ongoing series is all set to continue till 18th July 2023, with over 95 live bracelet events and 34 online bracelet events on the schedule.
The WSOP 2023 has already provided a number of exciting moments, with attendance at the tournament sitting at an all-time high. Over the course of the ongoing series, we have already witnessed some intense poker actions alongside unmatched rivalry for the WSOP gold bracelets.
Quite a few poker pros have been on the hunt, looking to add more bracelets to their existing collection. Let’s have a look at a few players who have managed to reclaim glory at WSOP 2023.
Born in Manhattan, NY, this American pro shined bright at poker from his early teens. Since then, he has been grinding it out at various events, with his first win coming at a $10,000 World Championship No Limit Deuce to Seven Draw during WSOP 2009. The next couple of years later, the 34-year-old won the $10,000 No Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball (Event #60) at WSOP 2012 in Las Vegas.
During the 50th edition of the World Series of Poker in 2019, Schulman claimed his third bracelet when he won the $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha – Hi-Lo 8 or Better 8-Handed Championship (Event #65). After winning three bracelets, Nick has gone on to add one more to his tally, emerging victorious at Event #9: $1,500 Seven Card Stud winning $110,800 in WSOP 2023.
The Fort Lauderdale-based United States poker pro defeated Jake Schindler heads-up to win Event #8: $25,000 High Roller for $1,415,610; at the WSOP 2022, it remains to be the largest cash of his career.
Later on, Eveslage shone brightly at WSOP 2023, winning two bracelets in the first week of the series. His first bracelet win came in Event #5: $1,500 Dealer’s Choice for $131,879, which was followed by Event #10: $10,000 Dealer’s Choice Championship for $311,428.
Yoon captured his first bracelet at WSOP 2013 in Event #58: $1,111 No Limit Hold ’em – Little One for One Drop earning $663,727. Later on, Yoon registered another victory in Event #35: $5,000 Eight-Handed No-Limit Hold ’em during WSOP 2014, pocketing $633,341. The largest result of his career came at WSOP 2017 when he picked up his third bracelet by winning Event #47: $1,500 MONSTER STACK earning $1,094,349.
He won his fourth WSOP bracelet during the 2021 edition of the series when he emerged victorious at Event #57: $10,000 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship, winning $839,350. In the ongoing WSOP 2023, Yoon won his fifth bracelet after claiming Event #14: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship.
The American professional poker player is the owner of five WSOP bracelets before the 2023 edition of the tournament. Deeb won his first WSOP title back in 2015 when he won the $10,000 Pot Limit Hold’em Championship. He followed it up by winning the $1,500 Seven Card Stud and pocketing his second bracelet in the following year. In 2018, Deeb finally managed to $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha – High Roller (Event #42) during the 49th edition of WSOP, which earned him over $1.4 Million, the largest cash to date.
He also won the WSOP $10,000 No Limit Hold’em – 6 Handed Big Blind Ante (Event #74), which earned him $814,179 that year alongside his fourth WSOP bracelet in 2018. His fifth win came in $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller – 8 Handed (Event #53) at WSOP 2021, earning him $1,251,860.
Deeb’s latest victory came at $1,500 Mixed Games: Eight-Game Mix – 6-Handed (Bracelet Event 27) in WSOP 2023. He earned $198,854 alongside his sixth WSOP bracelet. It remains to be seen if he can pocket a few more this year.
With the $10,000 Main Event set to kick off on 3rd July, it remains interesting to see if this WSOP Main Event will break all the previous records, especially with many expecting this edition to go down in history in terms of participation.
Michael Moncek also known as Texas Mike’ has won three bracelets as well as four rings alongside 33 cashes in the tournament. His first win came during the 53rd edition when he managed to ship the $1,500 Limit Hold’em (Event #13) at WSOP 2022. It pocketed him $145,856. Later on, He won his second and latest bracelet by winning the Event #6 $5,000 Mixed No-Limit Hold’em/Pot-Limit Omaha at WSOP 2023 and pocketing $534,499.
Smit is a sports writer at Gutshot Magazine. After completing his Bachelor’s in Mass Media, and a Master’s degree in Sports Management, this sports fanatic uses articles as a tool to express his opinions. Bring up cricket or football and you will find this usually quiet guy speak for hours! He also co-heads the official supporters club of Chelsea FC in Mumbai, wherein he hosts screenings, football meets and other such events.
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