Benny Glaser is the latest multiple bracelet winner to add to his 2023 collection World Series of Poker. The 34-year-old poker pro from Southampton, UK emerged victorious in the $10,000 triple draw deuce-to-7 lowball championship, earning $311,428 and his fifth career WSOP bracelet.
Glaser’s victory in this event saw him become just the 36th player in poker history to win five or more titles in the series. Earlier this summer Josh Arieh, Brian Yoon and John Monnette also won their fifth bracelet.
“It’s kind of hard to do, obviously,” Glaser said Card player when asked if he has a goal in mind for the total amount of bracelets he could win. “I really don’t have life goals like that. Obviously, [I’m] kind of trying to take a year at a time and try to play your best all summer, and hopefully that success just keeps getting better and playing nice.
This was Glaser’s third bracelet win in a $10,000 championship event of the series, after also winning the 2016 $10,000 Omaha eight or better championship and the 2021 $10,000 razz championship. He now has two bracelets in both Omaha eight-or-better and triple-draw deuce-to-seven, having also won a $1,500 buy-in version of both tournaments in addition to the championships.
“This felt like a bigger deal,” he said Glaser Win applied to win this particular championship after winning a smaller buy-in of the same variant earlier in his career. Regarding entering the later stages of both events with a big stack, noted Glaser, “It felt more meaningful to potentially win this, rather than that. So, I feel happier to have won this one.
Glaser now has more than $7 million in recorded tournament earnings since this latest title run, of which more than $3.2 million has come from tournament cashes. WSOP.
This event took an extra day to complete. It was scheduled to run for three days, June 15-17, but play was halted with two contenders still late on day 3. Glaser and Oscar Johansson were the only two players still in contention from the field of 130 entries. Many big names were among the 20 money-making players in this event, including Allen Kessler (18th), bracelet winner Ralph Perry (16th), six-time bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu (13th) and four-time bracelet winner Mike Matusow (12th).
Two-time bracelet winner Joao Vieira (7th), three-time bracelet winner David ‘Bakes’ Baker (6th), four-time bracelet winner Julien Martini (5th) and recent badugi bracelet winner Michael Rodrigues (3rd) joined Glaser and Johansson at the final table, but were eliminated during day 3 action.
Day 4 began with Glaser in the lead, holding an approximately 5:3 chip lead over Johansson when the cards returned to the air. It took Glaser about an hour to wrap up the win. An early flurry of pots saw Glaser extend his lead out of the gate before there was any back and forth. Glaser then took down a sizable pot with ‘number two’, or 7-6-4-3-2 to put even more distance between himself and his Swedish opponent.
In the final hand, Johansson moved all-in after the second draw with J-10-8-4 against Glaser’s 9-7-6-5. Johansson showed his last card first. It was another ten, giving him higher pair than all of Glaser’s cards. This meant only an eight for Glaser would keep Johansson in contention. Glaser hit an ace, however, to take down the pot and the title. Johansson earned $192,690 as runner-up.
Here’s a look at the prizes and ranking points awarded at the final table:
|Place||Player||Earnings||POY extension Points||PGT extension Points|
|6||David’s Baker “Bakes”.||$56,528||220||57|
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