Yesterday's Day 1 of Event #11 $600 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack at the 2023 World Series of Poker at Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas played down from a tremendous 6,085 entries to just 318 competitors vying for the $351,098 first place prize that goes along with the hardware.
This event has managed to create a star-studded field that included Main Event Champions like Phil Hellmuth and Greg Raymer, as well as, new up-and-coming hopefuls like the Day 1 chip leader Kevin Daily, or new vlogger and poker personality Benjamin "Pyzza" Teston. According to the latter, "I came down here in an old, shitty limo and convinced my friends to pay $50 a night so we could stay all summer in a mansion, problem is I'm totally broke". Hellmuth, on the other side of the spectrum financially, bagged a healthy 665,000 and will be trying his best to extend his bracelet lead, while his fellow Main Event Champion, Raymer, failed to bag.
Indeed, the introduction of these lower buy-in bracelets has allowed people to transition from poker fans into bracelet winners, which can be seen by the reaction of last year's winner, Tamas Lendvai.
Play will be picking up again today at 11 a.m. at the Horseshoe and Paris. Of a total prize pool of $3,098,760, all players returning are guaranteed $1,702.
Event #11: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack
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