As the 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP) draws to a close, the respective champions continue to excel in their clash of the various tournaments the grid offers. Check out the winners of campaign #61, #62 and #63 below:
Event #61 $1,000 Super Seniors
The WSOP Super Seniors were a real success and showed that poker is for all ages. The competition, open to players over the age of 60, attracted a total of 3,121 entrants. The winner was awarded to Klaus Ilk of Austria.
He was short-stacked for most of the final table, but he got some help from the poker gods to get off to a good start in the 5-max event and take the win. However, his opponent, Ronald Lane, amassed a large stack, causing Klaus to go too far.
Since the deck did help him win an early all-in preflop from A7 to AQ, it all got easier. With the advantage in hand, the Austrian sailed the 76423 to a 99 to overcome a tie for eighth. Its price is $371,603.
“Lucky! The poker gods are definitely on my side and I think I played the best poker ever,” the champion said after the knockout.
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Event #62 $1,500 Mixed NL Hold’em/PLO
46 Cash and $90,676! That’s what player David Simon had until last Friday in his WSOP career. His relentless quest for ultimate World Series glory culminated in Game 62, a mixed NLH and PLO format.
Simon beat out 2,076 entrants and took home the coveted bracelet for a prize pool of $410,659, the largest of his career. “I’ve talked to a lot of people who’ve been very positive about me and said, ‘This is going to happen to you eventually,'” Simon said. “I don’t know if I really believe that, but during this particular event, I felt very calm and focused.”
Event #63 $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Tournament
Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Tournament The Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Tournament is a valuable mixed game tournament that is known to take four marathon days to complete the championship. Best regards to Ryan Miller, who won his first bracelet and $344,677.
As the WSOP ring champion, the player defeated a field of 141 entrants, including some big names. In fact, his last opponent was the controversial Bryn Kenny. Ryan originally lost the event with a 7-1 chip lead, but he ended up taking the title with a solid performance.
Winner Miller said of the success: “I’ve been waiting for a long time, not sure if it’s going to come,” said Miller, whose first WSOP win finally came in 2007 , “But I’m super excited to win. I feel like I made it.” “I put in a lot of time in poker and I deserve it, and now that it’s finally here, it’s awesome to get it in a championship event, ’ he concluded.