Eleven players remain in the Horseshoe, the most expensive four-card event of the 2023 World Series of Poker, and we will determine the winner this Sunday. Event #71: An impressive 200 players in the $50,000 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller event, with these lucky entrants vying for the lion’s share of the $9,550,000 prize pool. Tyler Smith
The size of this tournament is indeed impressive and it is worth noting that the start of Day 2 with 33 late registrants ensures that the High Roller event gathers more entries than the previous two 2021 and 2022 editions The sum of the games is even more. This is a clear indication of the massive growth that high roller poker and mixed gaming have seen this festive season in Sin City.
After 12 levels of 40 minutes each, not only is the price bubble bursting, but the unofficial final table is just around the corner. The three previous bracelet winners still have a chance to add to their gold medal totals, led by Tyler Smith, who has long led the tournament and amassed 14,000,000 chips. Isaac Haxton (2,500,000) and Ian Matakis (2,150,000) were also bracelet winners at the bottom of the leaderboard.
Matakis already had a memorable WSOP 2023, when he won his first WSOP bracelet in the series’ early Online Event #2: $500 No-Limit Hold’em Bankroll Generator . He also finished a respectable 7th in Event #65: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em (6 Max) just one day before entering the event.
Second in chips behind the dangerous Smith. Jesse Lonis, one of the rising young talents on the international scene. Due to his aggressive style of play, Lonis has been involved in a number of big hands, proving he isn’t intimidated by the tournament’s high prices. Lonis, who previously finished 10th and 9th in frozen tournaments during the 2023 WSOP, is looking to improve his performance.
The final 11 players will return to the Horseshoe Event Center tables starting today at 1:00 pm.