Event #85: $1,500 Shootout
Giorno 2 completo
Event #85: $1,500 Shootout
Giorno 2 completo
Day 2 of Event #85: $1,500 Shootout at the 2023 World Series of Poker at Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas played down to the final ten players from 100 at the start of the day. Each remaining player once again beat the nine other players at their table to advance to the final round.
Those returning are guaranteed a cash prize of at least $19,003, but only one of them will prevail to win the coveted World Series of Poker gold bracelet and the $237,367 first-place prize.
The line-up for the final table looks promising, with plenty of familiar faces. Five-time WSOP bracelet winner Adam Friedman (2,500,000) was the first player to punch his ticket to the final table. He'll be joined by fellow multi-time bracelet winner Yuri Dzivielevski (2,415,000), who is looking to add a fourth bracelet to his collection. Popular coach Faraz Jaka (2,450,000) also navigated his way to Day 3, where he will be seeking his first taste of WSOP glory.
Ukrainian player Olga Iermolcheva (2,450,000) also advanced to the final table and will be a fierce competitor, as well as Edward Mroczkowski, who cashed in four events this series, including a 738th place in the Main Event. Ao Chen (2,453,000), French player Matteo Cavelier (2,420,000), Brazilian Allan Mello (2,420,000) and Mo Zhou (2,500,000) will also be back tomorrow to battle for the first WSOP bracelet of their career.
The last player to secure his seat at the final table was Michael Finstein (2,415,000) who defeated Aleksandr Gofman after more than seven hours of play. It will be Einstein's second WSOP final table as he finished in 7th place of the $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em event in 2018.
|Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Feature||2||Ao Chen||United States||2,465,000||82|
|Feature||3||Adam Friedman||United States||2,415,000||81|
|Feature||4||Faraz Jaka||United States||2,450,000||82|
|Feature||6||Olga Iermolcheva||United States||2,450,000||82|
|Feature||8||Michael Finstein||United States||2,415,000||81|
|Feature||9||Edward Mroczkowski||United States||2,440,000||81|
|Feature||10||Allan Mello||United States||2,420,000||81|
Day 3 will resume tomorrow Saturday, July 15, at 11 a.m. local time at the Horseshoe Event Center . Play will pick up at 15,000/30,000 blinds with a 30,000 big blind ante. The levels will last 40-minutes with a 15-minute break every three levels and they will play down until a new champion is crowned.
The many casualties of Day 2 included bracelet owners Vadim Shlez, Simeon Spasov, Julien Perouse, Valentino Konakchiev and Yang Zhang, but also the controversial figure Ali Imsirovic, the brazilian sensation Fabiano Kovalski and Chino Rheem, who all added a cash worth $5,759 to their list of prizes.
Stay tuned for more coverage of this event and the entire 2023 World Series of Poker from the PokerNews live reporting team.
The final heads up battle is over and a final table is set. Full recap coming soon.
Michael Finstein shoved and Aleksandr Gofman called all in for a remaining stack around 600,000 to create the following showdown:
Aleksandr Gofman: K♥9♦
Michael Finstein: A♦J♠
Gofman had the worse hand and couldn't hit on a board 7♦6♠J♦5♦3♥ to be eliminated from the tournament while Gofman secured the last seat of the final table.
Action began with Aleksandr Gofman going all in from the button. Michael Finstein thought over his options for a few moments and eventually put in the call.
The cards hit their backs.
Michael Finstein: Q♥8♥
Aleksandr Gofman: J♠9♦
The full board ran out 7♦Q♦Q♣A♣4♦ and Finstein would get a pure double and take a massive chip lead.
Michael Finstein shoved on the button and it was snap called by Aleksandr Gofman for his last 465,000:
Aleksandr Gofman: A♠A♣
Michael Finstein: 8♣7♥
Gofman was in great shape for the double up, which he received after the board brought 10♥3♦Q♠7♦2♠.
Vadim Shlez was whittled down to a short stack when he sent it into the middle for his tournament life. Allan Mello took one look at his cards and called.
Vadim Shlez: K♦10♣
Allan Mello: A♥J♠
The full board ran out Q♦7♦4♥9♠5♦ and Mello would send Shlez to the rail and move on to Day 3 and the final table.
The two start by debating the pros and cons of the 2023 WSOP Main Event payouts before welcoming this week’s guest – poker vlogger Ryan Depaulo.
Among the topics they discuss with the Whole Foods parking lot bracelet winner are his biggest score to date (third place in the Colossus), what his father told him (“Don’t punt”), and Joey the Mush. Plus, they ask if he was banned from Borgata for vlogging, his main poker influence, and whether or not he’s a withered pro.
Norman Chad and Jesse then do a new "Calling the Clock" segment in which they offer quick two-minute dialogues for topics on “The Board.”
On the first pot, Aleksandr Gofman completed and Michael Finstein checked his option. The flop gave 2♥5♠K♦ and Finstein check-called for 40,000.
The duo checked on the 10♣ turn and 2♠ river and Finstein tabled Q♦9♠, which was enough to make Gofman muck his cards.
Two hands later, the flop showed A♥6♣4♥ when Finstein check-called Gofman for 40,000.
Both checked on the 7♠ turn and a 3♦ came on the river. After another check from Finstein, Gofman bet 160,000 and Finstein tanked for two minutes before folding.