Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas hosted the just concluded 2023 WSOP Event No.58: $3,000 Limit Hold'em tournament. Jason Daly led the 263-entry field to win his first bracelet and the $165,250 top prize.
The tournament's field grew from last year's 213 entrants, and it had a $792,210 prize pool. Yet, only 17 players cashed in on Day 3.
The Event's Biggest Prizes
- Jason Daly from the U.S. -$165,250
- Brent Mutter from the U.S.-$102,132
- Nick Pupillo from the U.S.-$72,681
- Freddy Sageer from the U.S.-$52,056
- Daniel Young from the U.S.-$37,526
- Mavrick Yoo from the U.S.-$27,228
Day 3 Highlights
Only 17 players advanced to Day 3, including David Bach, Tom Koral, Robert Como, Michael Senter, Daniel Maczuga, Alex Torry, Dan Shak, Matt Szymaszek, Daniel Idema, and Joe McKeehen. Jeffrey Lo left the tournament after his ace five lost to Mavrick Yoo's ace-king thus losing his remaining stack. His exit set the official six-handed final table.
Its action continued for half an hour before Yoo's run ended in sixth place. The player lost a large chunk of his stack when he folded a pot to Freddy Sageer and wagered his last chips against Daniel Young. Young used a pair of jacks to face Yoo's flopped pair of eights and eliminate him.
The remaining five finalists battled it out for almost two hours before Daly began getting an early chip lead. He beat Nick Pupillo for a vital pot after his nut flush dominated his opponent's king-high flush.
Daniel Young got short-stacked despite having more chips than Daly earlier in the day. The former lost several hands to Daly and Sageer. Unfortunately, Sageer used a pair of queens to knock out Young in fifth place.
Daly increased his stack margin in the four-handed play as he held over eight percent of the table's chips. He busted Sageer in the fourth position after beating him in a preflop with a pair of tens.
Three-handed action didn't last for long as Daly held slightly less than ten million chips while his rivals held less than one million chips. Pupillo put his stack using a queen against Daly's low unsuited connectors in a preflop. But the latter landed a pair of fives on the turn, getting the chip lead and sending Pupillo packing in third place.
Daly clashed with Brent Mutter in a tough heads-up match. The latter made a set of twos flop against the former's combo draw. But, Daly rivered a straight flush and sent Mutter packing as a runner-up with $102,132.
Daly's Celebration After the Tournament
Daly was elated when he received his first WSOP bracelet. He stated that the victory meant a lot to him since it was his first limit Hold'em event to take part.
The champion began playing online poker while studying but has never been in another competitive final table. Still, this was his third time reaching a WSOP final table.