Players Have Started Cashing in the 2023 WSOP Main Event

The 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP) $10,000 Buy-In No-Limit Hold'em Main Event's bubble bust on Day 4. The event attracted 10,043 entrants and has a $93,399,900 prize pool. Its leading 1,507 finalists will get a share of the pool, while the champion will take home $12,100,000.

Day 4's Action

Only 1,517 players advanced to Day 4, but only 1,507 were eligible for a payout. Still, the money bubble burst after almost two hours after three players got busted in one round.

Yueqi Wang used a pair of aces to make a quad sixes flop. Peter Nigh's A-K suited lost a flip to pocket queens, while Jeppe Bisgaard's pocket kings lost a tough preflop cooler to pocket aces. They shared a $30,000 prize that the first two players to bust in the money would have received.

A flip for the 2024 Main Event's seat occurred after the trio's exit.

Bisgaard won it, and the remaining 1,505 participants were guaranteed to take home $15,000 or more. But more than 1,000 players left the tournament before the day's action ended.

Ryan Tosoc, a World Poker Tour (WPT) and bracelet champion got the stack lead heading to Day 5. He busted David Eldridge after a few hours and increased his chips to 5,120,000.

The talented poker player has over $5,300,000 in poker tournament earnings now. Still, he has an opportunity to increase his earnings if he excels in the rest of the tournament. He won both the 2017 WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic Main Event and the 2018 WSOP Online $1,000 Buy-in tournament.

What Were the Chip Standings?

  1. Ryan Tosoc-5,120,000 chips
  2. Mitchell Halverson-5,100,000 chips
  3. Aditya Systla-5,075,000 chips
  4. Scott Berko-4,700,000 chips
  5. Bradley Moskowitz-4,145,000 chips
  6. Juan Maceiras Lapido-3,985,000 chips
  7. Jon Cohen-3,815,000 chips
  8. Gabi Livshitz-3,800,000 chips
  9. John Racener-3,710,000 chips
  10. Quan Zhou-3,705,000 chips

Many renowned players got huge stacks on Day 4, including Mitchel Halverson, Gabi Livshitz, Nicholas Rigby, Joh Racener, Raj Vohra, Chance Kornuth, and Nikita Luther. Statistics state that only previous Main Event champions are still competing; Chris Moneymaker bagged the 2003 Main Event title, and Joe Hachem won the 2005 Main Event.

Even so, the tournament's previous winners who got busted on Day 4 were Joe Cada (2009 champion), Jamie Gold (2006 winner), Scott Blumstein (2017 champion), and Johnny Chan (two-time champion). Other players who left the tournament were Alexandra Botez, Jason Mercier, Justin Saliba, Barny Boatman, Doug Polk, Michael Mizrachi, Patrik Antonius, and Stephen Chidwick.

David Botfeld got busted in the 1,166th position with $17,500. But Amanda Botfeld, his daughter, got in the money bracket on Day 4. She is still in the tournament with 910,000 chips.

The duo reached the 2021 WSOP Tag Team final table. The tournament's Day 5 was scheduled to play on July 11 at noon, and only 441 players were in contention.


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