2023 World Series of Poker

Event #6: $5,000 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha
Jours 2
Event Info

2023 World Series of Poker

Résultats
Gagnant
Main Gagnante
kj104
Prix
$534,499
Event Info
Buy-in
$5,000
Prize Pool
$2,612,800
Entrants
568
Info Niveau
Niveau
33
Blinds
200,000 / 400,000
Ante
400,000
Info Joueurs - Jour 2
Entrants
48
Joueurs Survivants
1

Event #6: $5,000 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha

Jour 2 terminé

Michael Moncek Wins Event #6: $5,000 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha for $534,499

Niveau 33 : Blinds 200,000/400,000, 400,000 ante
Michael Moncek
Michael Moncek

Out of 568 players that entered Event #6: $5,000 Mixed No-Limit Hold’em/Pot-Limit Omaha yesterday, only one remained when the dust settled after 26 hours of play over two action-packed days.

Obviously, a tremendous start at the 2023 World Series of Poker for Michael Moncek, as he took the lion's share of a prize pool that totaled a whopping $2,612,800. Runner up, Fernando Habegger came into the day with the chip lead and managed to navigate all the way to the final heads up. Habegger received $330,344 for his valiant efforts.

PokerGO interviewed Moncek moments after he rang the victory bell. "It means a lot and now I have a decent shot at going for Player of the Year," Moncek said. "Winning a bracelet in the first week, I'm excited about that."

Michael Moncek is no stranger to winning. He has three WSOP circuit rings and this isn't his first bracelet either, he also won Event #13: $1,500 Limit Hold'em last year at the 2022 World Series of Poker.

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPayout (USD)
1Michael MoncekUnited States$534,499
2Fernando HabeggerSwitzerland$330,344
3Alex LivingstonCanada$235,062
4Michael BanducciUnited States$169,674
5Christian HarderUnited States$124,266
6Tyler BrownUnited States$92,362
7Kristen FoxenUnited States$69,683
8Ferenc DeakHungary$53,377

Final Day Action

Plenty of skilled hopefuls made it deep into day one but came up short. Brian Rast bust just three from the money in the 17th level. Daniel Negreanu bust Jeremy Ausmus (86th - $8,000) in level 18. Dylan Weisman (74th - $8,000) cashed after making a big fold deep in the tournament. Negreanu later went on to bust without finding a bag (63rd - $8,750). On day two Martin Zamani exited in 21st place in a pair-over-pair altercation (21st - $17,826). Yuval Bronshtein (9th - $41,521), a two-time bracelet winner, finished in 9th place at the unofficial final table.

Final Table Action

Ferenc Deak is a Hungarian player who has cashes in Las Vegas that go as far back as 2011. On the bubble of the final table, he worked a short stack, stealing blinds in both the PLO and NLH rounds every opportunity he could. Unfortunately, when the cards were on their back, he ended up getting his aces cracked in PLO to finish in 8th place.

Shortly after this, the players went on break and when they returned, they were moved to the PokerGO feature table.

No stranger to the lights and cameras, Kristen Foxen could be counted amongst the chip leaders since early on day 1. Losing a big hand to Livingston, where he limped jacks blind vs blind left her with only 390,000 in chips. She went on to be eliminated in 7th place shortly after.

Tyler Brown got some respect from Shaun Deeb on Day 1 but ultimately was eliminated in 6th place when Moncek rivered a set against him on the river.

Long-time crusher Christian Harder fell in 5th place, when he got his last 2,000,000 in chips in against Livingston preflop. Harder went on to say he's still in search of the hardware and will be back on the grind tomorrow.

Michael Banducci, who won a NLH bracelet in 2008 was searching for a repeat 15 years later but Habegger's big slick bested him in a pot over 6,000,000. Banducci will have to settle for 5th place this time.

Alex Livingston,also vying for a new piece of jewelry, ran into Habeggar's trips to lose a big chunk of his stack . It was Moncek who delivered the last blow, leaving Livingston to settle for the bronze.

Heads up play

Early in the heads up match, Moncek had 20,900,000 to Habegger's 7,480,000. Moncek kept the aggression up and whittled Habegger down to 4,450,000 but when Habegger limped jacks in the small blind he was able to find a double. Habegger was whittled down and doubled again in an Omaha hand when he flopped top pair but he was never able to regain the chip lead.

Finally down to his last 2,100,000 in chips, Habegger got it all-in with a suited ace and a pair in an Omaha hand.

Congratulations again to Moncek who started the World Series of Poker off with a bang, defeating Habegger with kings full of jacks.

Tags: Alex LivingstonBrian RastChristian HarderDaniel NeagreanuDylan WeismanFerenc DeakFernando HabeggerJeremy AusmusKristen FoxenMartin ZamaniMichael BanducciMichael MoncekShaun DeebTyler BrownYuval Bronshtein

Fernando Habegger Eliminated In 2nd Place ($330,344)

Niveau 33 : Blinds 200,000/400,000, 400,000 ante
Fernando Habegger
Fernando Habegger

Pot-Limit Omaha

Michael Moncek opened on the button for 1,200,000 and Fernando Habegger moved all in for his last 2,100,000, which Moncek called.

Fernando Habegger: A933
Michael Moncek: KJ104

The equities ran close preflop, but when the board ran out KJ510K, it was the full house for Moncek that forced Habegger to settle for a runner-up finish.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Michael Moncek us
Michael Moncek
28,400,000 7,650,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Fernando Habegger ch
Fernando Habegger
Eliminé
Day 1 Chip Leader

Tags: Fernando HabeggerMichael Moncek

Habergger Doubles Again

Niveau 33 : Blinds 200,000/400,000, 400,000 ante

Pot-Limit Omaha

In a series of raises preflop, Fernando Habegger got his remaining stack in the middle and was called by the bigger stack of Michael Moncek.

Fernando Habegger: AK87
Michael Moncek: AJJ7

Moncek was slightly in the lead, but when the board ran out A54Q5, it was the ace-king for Habegger that scored the pot and full double up to stay alive once again.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Michael Moncek us
Michael Moncek
20,750,000 2,400,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Fernando Habegger ch
Fernando Habegger
7,350,000 -3,150,000
Day 1 Chip Leader

Tags: Fernando HabeggerMichael Moncek

Niveau: 33

Blinds: 200,000/400,000

Ante: 400,000

Habegger Scores Double With Jacks

Niveau 32 : Blinds 150,000/300,000, 300,000 ante

No-Limit Hold'em

Fernando Habegger limped in on the button and Michael Moncek moved all in from the big blind, covering the remaining 4,450,000 for Habegger, who quickly called.

Fernando Habegger: JJ
Michael Moncek: A10

The board ran out clean for the jacks on a Q53710 and Habegger scored the double up.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Michael Moncek us
Michael Moncek
18,350,000 -2,550,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Fernando Habegger ch
Fernando Habegger
10,500,000 3,020,000
Day 1 Chip Leader

Tags: Fernando HabeggerMichael Moncek

Alex Livingston Eliminated in 3rd Place ($235,062)

Niveau 32 : Blinds 150,000/300,000, 300,000 ante
Alex Livingston
Alex Livingston

Pot Limit Omaha

Michael Moncek shoved from the small blind and Alex Livingston called in the big blind his final 4,200,000.

Alex Livingston: A4
Michael Moncek: Q7

The flop spread a 3Q9, pairing Moncek. The turn was a sweat as the 10 peeled, giving Livingston a flush draw to go along with his over card. The 6 on the river was a brick and Livingston was met at the sideline for an interview, finishing in 3rd place.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Michael Moncek us
Michael Moncek
19,250,000 10,390,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Alex Livingston ca
Alex Livingston
Eliminé
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Alex LivingstonMichael Moncek

Niveau: 32

Blinds: 150,000/300,000

Ante: 300,000