Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas hosted the 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Event No.21: $,000 Pot-Limit Omaha for three days. The tournament attracted 2,071 players, and each of them strived to reach its final table. Its field exceeded the 1,891 entrants who took part in last year's edition.
Even so, Stephen Nahm emerged as the winner after taking sixty beers and receiving $267,991. He sent Kevin Rand packing in second place and Amir Mirrasouli in the third position. The champion didn't believe he had won the event after rivering the last hand earning him a huge chunk of its $1,795,130 prize pool.
What Were the Tournament's Top Prizes?
- Stephen Nahm from Canada – $267,991
- Kevin Rand from the U.S. – $165,616
- Amri Mirrasouli from the U.S. – $123,060
- Zachary Peay from the U.S. – $92,231
- Dan Matsuzuki from the U.S. – $69,729
- Ronald Keijzer from the Netherlands – $53,182
- Gheorghe Butuc from Moldova – $40,923
- Jonathan England from the U.S. – $31,772
- Thomas Taylor from Canada – $24,891
The Last Day's Highlights
Many players got busted on Day 2, as only 13 advanced to Day 3. Thomas Zanot and Nicolas Gola were among the short stacks. Still, they soon lost all their chips after Dan Matsuzuki's aces dominated them.
Paul Clotar left the event in the 11th position, and Mike Gorodinsky followed him in the 10th place. Thomas Taylor's run ended in ninth place despite attempting severally to extend his run.
Jonathan England was a short stack most of the time on Day 2 and was lucky to proceed to the final day. Unfortunately, Matsuzuki's aces beat him after putting in his remaining four big blinds, sending him packing in eighth place.
Gheorghe Butuc exited the tournament in the seventh position after losing a flip. But he previously won $4,763 after finishing in the 41st position in the $600 Pot-Limit Omaha.
Ronald Keijzer 's dream to win the event died after Kevin Rand eliminated him in the sixth position. Matsuzuki was the stack leader when the players set the final table. He beat Peay and Mirrasouli winning a pot.
Even so, the player lost a few medium and small pots after Nahm's rivered two-pair eliminated him in the fifth position. Zachary Peay got busted in fourth place and got his largest score.
Amir Mirrasouli gradually increased his stack and doubled up Nahm in one instance. Yet, his run ended in third place after losing a crucial hand.
The Top Two Players' Battle
Kevin Rand recently won $21,221 after finishing in ninth place in the $600 PLO Deep Stack. He utilized each opportunity he got on Day 2 but needed luck to beat Nahm. The latter used a unique strategy in their heads-up battle.
Another player claimed that Nahm drank a lot of beer on Day 2. Still, he almost took the same amount of alcohol on Day 1. The play opened one eye before getting a rivered straight that earned him the first-place prize.