There will be a new champion crowned today at the 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP), as Event #2: $25,000 High Roller 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em will play down to its winner, with the final day kicking off at 1:30 p.m. local time.
From a field of 207, just nine players remain in contention for the second WSOP bracelet of the series and the $1,215,864 designated for the winner. In pole position to capture the first-place spoils is France's Axel Hallay (7,980,000), who has around 25% of the chips in play. Hallay pulled off quite the comeback in yesterday's session as he spun up his chip-leading stack from just 40,000.
Rounding out the top three chip counts are Chris Moore (4,455,000) and Joey Weissman (4,150,000), while Elior Sion (1,202,500) props up the rest of the pack.
Day 2 Chip Counts
|Rank||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|2||Chris Moore||United States||4,455,000||45|
|3||Joey Weissman||United States||4,150,000||42|
|5||Sean Winter||United States||3,945,000||39|
|6||Chance Kornuth||United States||2,605,000||26|
|8||Jake Schindler||United States||1,205,000||12|
|9||Elior Sion||United Kingdom||1,202,500||12|
First Seven-Figure Payout of 2023 WSOP to be Awarded
The final day survivors have all banked themselves at least a $104,733 payday, with the next pay jump coming when the field reduces to seven players. However, everyone will be gunning for the first seven-figure payout of the 2023 WSOP.
Five players also have the chance to win their first-ever gold bracelet, with Hallay, Moore, Alexandre Vuilleumier, Sean Winter and Ren Lin all looking to secure their first piece of major WSOP hardware and cross their names off the best players without a bracelet list.
Weissman, Sion and Jake Schindler are all vying to become a two-time WSOP bracelet winner while Chance Kornuth is on the hunt for his fourth title.
Plan for Day 3
As mentioned, the tournament will resume at 1:30 p.m. PDT and takes place inside Horseshoe Las Vegas. The $25,000 High Roller is also the first livestream opportunity of the series, with cards up coverage provided by PokerGO. The broadcast is currently scheduled to start at 5 p.m.* and will feature the action from the final five players.
The final day begins at Level 19, where the blinds will be 50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 big blinds ante.
Stay tuned to PokerNews for all the updates from the 6-Max High Roller until a new WSOP champion is crowned.
* subject to change depending on what time the final five players are confirmed