2023 World Series of Poker Week 2 in review

9 June 2023

(PRESS RELEASE) -- The excitement continues as the 54th annual World Series of Poker wraps its second week of play at Horseshoe Las Vegas and Paris Las Vegas. As the dust settles, week two played witness to remarkable displays of skill and prowess, high-stakes drama, and highly-calculated bluffs featuring new champions, star-studded heads up play, and a dream realized by Isaac Haxton, who was widely considered one of the best active players without a bracelet.

Week 2 Highlights

- Isaac Haxton Outlasts Field of 301 to Take Home His First WSOP Bracelet
After being forced to settle for second and third-place finishes in the past, Isaac Haxton won his first WSOP gold bracelet and $1,698,215 in Event #16: $25,000 High Roller. With six victories in other tournaments and amassing more than $7,000,000 in winnings this year alone, Haxton is on pace to have one of the best years ever recorded in poker history. Haxton currently sits in the 14th position on the all-time money list with $37 million in prize winnings.

- Jeremy Eyer Defeats Felipe Ramos in Heads Up Play to Take Home His First WSOP Bracelet in Event #12: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout
After a five-year chase for a WSOP gold bracelet, Mississippi’s Jeremy Eyer claimed his first victory after a grueling heads-up duel with Felipe Ramos. Eyer’s victory was his 12th cash at WSOP, boosting him to $1,483,523 in live tournament earnings and second place in the Mississippi All-Time Money List.

- Brian Yoon Claims His Fifth WSOP gold bracelet in Event #14: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship
Brian Yoon came out on top after defeating a field of 131 to take home $311,433 and his fifth WSOP Gold Bracelet. Yoon is the 33rd player in WSOP history to win five WSOP bracelets, joining the likes of Hall of Famers like Eli Elezra and John Juanda.

- Chad Eveslage Emerges Victorious in Back-to-Back Dealer’s Choice Events
After winning his first WSOP gold bracelet just one year ago, Chad Eveslage returned to the WSOP in dominating fashion taking home two WSOP gold bracelets in just four days. His victories in Event #5: $1,500 Dealer’s Choice and Event #10: $10,000 Dealer’s Choice have firmly cemented him a first-place position in the race for Player of the Year.

What To Look Forward To

- “Go For Gold” June Promotion
WSOP.com kicked off a June promotion with 2006 Main Event winner Jamie Gold, who won the biggest Main Event field in history. Jamie will be livestreaming WSOP Online bracelet events each Sunday and players outlasting him, or meeting play criteria at live-action tables are eligible to win a seat in a $50,000 freeroll to play against him. Full promotion details are available on WSOP.com:

Upcoming Marquee Events

- Event #18: Gladiators of Poker No-Limit Hold’em – Flight C
- Event #18: Gladiators of Poker No-Limit Hold’em – Flight D
- Event #29: $100,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em
- Event #33: $10,000 Razz Championship

The full 2023 WSOP schedule, including a booking link for discounted participant hotel rates, can be found on WSOP.com. Players should follow @WSOP on Twitter or IG or check WSOP.com for event news and updates.

Upcoming WSOP bracelet livestreams on PokerGO

- Tonight at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT – Event #19: $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout
- Saturday, 10 June – Event #22: $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship
- Sunday, 11 June – Event #23: $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller
- Monday, 12 June – Event #18: $300 Gladiators of Poker
- Tuesday, 13 June – Event #25: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo Championship
- Wednesday, 14 June – Event #29: $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller
- Thursday, 15 June – Event #33: $10,000 Razz Championship

Related Links
Ranked Online Poker Rooms
Horseshoe Las Vegas Details
World Series of Poker Gaming Vendor Information
Paris Las Vegas Details

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