2023 WSOP Day 29: Negreanu Finishes Another Day 1 With a Big Stack

Daniel Negreanu

June 27 was the 29th day of the 2023 World Series of Poker at the Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas. The day saw several events break attendance records, which seems to be a common theme this year, with a trio of players becoming WSOP bracelet winners.

The first of three bracelets won on Day 29 went to Steven Genovese, who triumphed in Event #56: $500 Salute to Warriors. Genovese, a retired firefighter helped himself to the $217,921 top prize and his first gold WSOP bracelet. The event raised almost $200,000 for charity, and what better champion that a warrior who spent his career aiding others.

Jason Daly became a WSOP champion for the first time by taking down Event #58: $3,000 Limit Hold'em (6-handed). Daly put on a dominant display as he bulldozed his way to the victory, which came with a score that tipped the scales at $165,250. Daly may see this win as redemption for his third-place finish in the $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. event in 2022.

The third and final bracelet of Day 29 went to "Suki_The_Sav" in Online Event #11: $888 No-Limit Hold'em Crazy 8's. "Suki_The_Sav" left a field of 1,050 entrants in their wake, including fifth-place finisher Andrew "GudLife" Moreno and third-placed Ryan "BitC0in" Riess in their wake. After defeating Lithuanias "Jautiena" heads-up, the champion raked in $227,000 and a covered WSOP bracelet.

Negreanu Bags Big on Day 1 of the $10K Stud Hi-Lo Championship

Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu

It has been a frustrating series thus far for Daniel Negreanu. The six-time bracelet winner has nine cashes to his name, but a final table continues eluding him. While the final table of Event #63: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship is still some way off, Negreanu has done his chance of reaching it no harm at all by bagging up a top five stack on Day 1.

Negreanu crammed 264,000 chips into his overnight bag; only Bruno Fitoussi (355,000), Maximilian Schindler (310,500), and Dan Colpoys (285,000) accumulated more betting tokens through the first 10 levels of this tournament.

Such luminaries as Connor Drinan (246,000), Eric Rodawig (230,000), Scott Seiver (218,500), and Dzmitry Urbanovich (216,500) return to the tables with top ten stacks in tow.

As you would expect from such a specialist event, the remaining 57 players from a starting field of 124, read like a who's who of the poker world.

Brian Hastings (148,500), Jeff Madsen (124,000), Calvin Anderson (119,500), Joao Vieira (112,000), Mike Matusow (54,000), David "ODB" Baker (52,500), and Todd Brunson (46,500) are just a handful of names to look out for in the PokerNews live updates on Day 2.

Event #63: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship Top 10 Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip CountBig Bets
1Bruno FitoussiFrance355,00044
2Maximilian SchindlerUnited States310,50039
3Dan ColpoysUnited States285,00036
4Daniel NegreanuCanada264,00033
5Connor DrinanUnited States246,00031
6Ryan MillerUnited States245,50031
7Qibang CheungUnited Kingdom237,00030
8Eric RodawigUnited States230,00029
9Scott SeiverUnited States218,50027
10Dzmitry UrbanovichPoland216,50027

Day 2 shuffles up and deals at 1:00 p.m. local time on June 28.

Plesuv Leads the Final Seven in the Millionaire Maker

Pavel Plesuv
Pavel Plesuv

Only seven of the 10,430 starters remain in contention to become the champion of Event #53: $1,500 Millionaire Maker. Moldova's Pavel Plesuv (70,300,000) has the most chips going into a fifth day of action; he has a considerable lead over the chasing pack.

Plesuv has more than $6 million in live poker tournament earnings, and looks set to add another seven-figure score to that impressive sum. Looking to stop Plesuv's quest for poker gold are the likes of Florian Ribouchon (46,000,000), Myles Mullaly (43,600,000), Andreas Kniep (34,800,000), Paul Gunness (24,100,000), Vitor De Souza Coutinho (20,800,000), and short-stack Anton Smirnov (19,800,000).

PokerNews' coverage of the Millionaire Maker continues from 1:00 p.m. on June 28, although it is on a 30-minute delay as PokerGO is streaming the final table, and we do not want to give any spoilers!

Event #53: $1,500 Millionaire Maker Final Table Seat Draw

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
2Pavel PlesuvMoldova70,300,00044
3Anton SmirnovRussia19,800,00012
4Paul GunnessUnited States24,100,00015
6Florian RibouchonFrance46,000,00029
7Myles MullalyUnited States43,600,00027
8Andreas KniepGermany34,800,00022
9Vitor De Souza CoutinhoBrazil20,800,00013

Lau Leads the Final Five in the $25K PLO High Roller

Ka Kwan Lau
Ka Kwan Lau

Ka Kwan Lau goes into the final day of Event #57: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller with one hand on the tournament's bracelet and $2,294,756 top prize, thanks to bagging up 28,2800,000 chips at the end of Day 3. Lau's stack is so colossal that he could double-up any player apart from second-placed Sergio Martinez Gonzalez (17,475,000) and still have chips remaining.

Lau is considered one of the best PLO players on the planet, and his performance in this event seems to add weight to those claims. Gonzalez aside, Lau must contend with Norway's Mads Amot (12,850,000), Roger Teska (6,400,000), and Andjelko Andrejevic (3,425,000) when the cards are back in the air from 5:00 p.m. local time on June 28.

PokerNews' updates will be delayed according to the PokerGO live stream.

Event #57: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller Final Day Seat Draw

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Mads AmotNorway12,850,00064
2Sergio Martinez GonzalezSpain17,475,00087
3Ka Kwan LauHong Kong28,200,000141
4Andjelko AndrejevicUnited States3,425,00017
5Roger TeskaUnited States6,400,00032

Wisbrod On Course for Bracelet No. 2

Barak Wisbrod
Barak Wisbrod

Israel's Barak Wisbrod finds himself in the envious position of being the chip leader of Event #59: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout with only 18 players remaining. Wisbrod, who is coming off the back of a third-place finish in the $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Secret Bounty event, is only 17 eliminations from becoming a two-time WSOP champion. He sits down with 6,400,000 chips in his arsenal.

Although Wisbrod has an advantage right now, there are only 11 big blinds separating him from fifth place. Macedonia's Ilija Savevski (5,435,000) is Wisbrod's nearest rival, while Kenny Smith (5,170,000), Robert Burlacu (5,140,000), and Frederic Normand (5,060,000) are hanging from the leader's coattails.

Lower down the chip counts is where you find the likes of Julien Sitbon (3,215,000), Brock Wilson (2,850,000), Dario Sammartino (2,575,000), and Gianluca Speranza (2,470,000). Each will have a role to play in where this event's bracelet ends up.

June 28 at 12:00 p.m. local time is when the cards are back in the air in this event, and PokerNews will be on hand to bring you all of the action until the champion is decided.

Event #59: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout Top 10 Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Barak WisbrodIsrael6,400,00053
2Ilija SavevskiMacedonia5,435,00045
3Kenny SmithUnited States5,170,00043
4Robert BurlacuUnited Kingdom5,140,00043
5Frederic NormandCanada5,060,00042
6Jesse LonisUnited States4,450,00037
7Robert SchulzAustria4,080,00034
8Shon AroetiIsrael3,465,00029
9Xuming QiChina3,245,00027
10Julien SitbonFrance3,215,00027

Can Seidel Bag His Tenth WSOP Bracelet?

Erik Seidel
Erik Seidel

Only Phil Hellmuth, the late Doyle Brunson, Phil Ivey, and Johnny Chan are in double-figures regarding WSOP bracelet wins, but Erik Seidel has every chance of joining that exclusive club.

Seidel is one of only 24 players remaining in Event #60: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw, with his 680,000 stack enough for a top ten place right now. The Poker Hall of Famer has a knack for getting the job done whenever he finds himself deep in prestigious events and can definitely handle high-pressure situations.

Several elite-level grinders stand between Seidel and his 10th piece of WSOP hardware. Ryan Moriarty (1,035,000) is the only player with a seven-figure stack. He is being chased down by the likes of Nick Guagenti (990,000), Robert Campbell (805,000), Richard Ashby (800,000), and Adam Friedman (720,0000, all of whom are among the top ten chip counts.

Maria Ho (515,000), Chris Brewer (465,000), Jason Mercier (390,000), Brad Ruben (375,000), and Mike Watson (335,000) are also still in the mix.

Return to PokerNews from 1:00 p.m. local time on June 28 got all the 2-7 Single Draw action you can handle.

Another Attendance Record Broken in the $1,000 Super Seniors

Farzad Bonyadi
Farzad Bonyadi

Event #61: $1,000 Super Seniors No-Limit Hold'em is the biggest such tournament in WSOP history, with 3,122 over 60-year-olds turning out in force. That is an increase of 453 players from the 2022 edition.

Kevin Durgin (392,000) leads the 808 Day 1 survivors back into battle on Day 2, closely followed by Greg White (384,000), Christian Guittier (366,500), and Geoffrey Gault (308,000).

Four-time WSOP bracelet winner Farzad Bonyadi (261,000) finds himself in the top ten, and will fancy his chances of progressing much deeper in this popular tournament.

A host of stars are among the veterans that punched their Day 2 tickets. Lee Markholt (185,500), Alan Goehring (162,500), David Jackson (152,000), Yucel Eminoglu (124,000), the legendary Billy Baxter (84,000), and Humberto Brenes (73,000) and just a small selection of well-known super seniors through to Day 2.

Day 2 commences at 10:00 a.m. on June 28 with the plan to complete another ten levels. Return PokerNews then for all the updates from the Super Seniors event.

Event #61: $1,000 Super Seniors Top 10 Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Kevin DurginUnited States392,000196
2Greg WhiteUnited States384,000192
3Christian GuittierFrance366,500183
4Geoffrey GaultUnited States308,000154
5Michael ThorpeUnited States294,500147
6Dieter DechantUnited States288,000144
7Rassoul MalboubiUnited States280,000140
8Farzad BonyadiUnited States261,000131
9John HaddadUnited States252,500126
10James GuziakUnited States248,500124

David Prociak Bags a Top 10 Stack in the NLHE/PLO Mixed Event

David Prociak
David Prociak

In 2022, this event drew in a 1,234 crowd, which was seen as huge at the time. However, Event #62: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha in 2023 has seen 2,076 players buy in.

The action was plentiful throughout Day 1, and that resulted in only 259 players progressing to Day 2. Weathering the storm the best was Justin Jones (756,000), with Philip Wiszowaty (708,000) also bagging up more than 700,000 chips at the close of play.

Bracelet winner David Prociak (518,000) returns in the top 10. The Florida native won a $1,500 Stud Hi-Lo event in 2016 and finished fourth in a $5,000 buy-in edition of this event in 2021.

Others that navigated their way through the shark-infested waters include this event's 2021 champion Motoyoshi Okamura (459,000), Robert Cowen (416,000), Dan Heimiller (375,000), Brandon Shack-Harris (357,000), Shaun Deeb (344,000), Martin Kabrhel (331,000), Chris Moorman (80,000), and Robert Mizrachi (67,000).

Day 2 starts at 1:00 p.m. prompt on June 28. PokerNews is where you will find all of this event's updates.

Event #62: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha Top 10 Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Justin JonesUnited States756,000126
2Philip WiszowatyUnited States708,000118
3Eric PfenningUnited States585,00098
4Michael KuneyUnited States540,00090
5Guofeng WangChina526,00088
6David ProciakUnited States518,00086
7Robert WellsUnited Kingdom512,00085
8Tomas SoderstromSweden502,00084
9Pushpinder SinghCanada498,00083
10Bart LybaertBelgium481,00080

What to Expect on Day 30 of the 2023 WSOP

Day 30 of the 2023 WSOP should be another incredible day for poker lovers. Event #53: $1,500 Millionaire Maker will crown its worthy champion, as will Event #57: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller. We will also discover the winners of Event #59: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout, and Event #60: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw.

Event #61: $1,000 Super Seniors will whittle its field down to a more manageable number, while Event #62: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha field should be cut down to near its final table, as will Event #63: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship.

If that was not enough poker action for you, three fresh events shuffle up and deal! PokerNews will bring you coverage of Event #64: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack Championship, Event #65: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em (6-Handed), and Event #66: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better!

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