Alexandre Reard got his first seven-figure score Monday to 2023 World Series of Pokercashing in $1,057,663 for winning the $10,000 six-max no-limit hold’em championship event.
It was his second gold bracelet ever, having won the $5,000 no-limit hold’em event in 2021 for $428,694. The Frenchman now has more than $5.2 million in career tournament earnings.
The tournament attracted a field of 550 entries, creating a total prize pool of $5,115,000. The final 83 players cashed, earning a minimum payout of $16,088.
Notables who made a deep run included Andrey Pateychuk (26th), Barak Wisbrod (24th), Yueqi Zhu (22nd), Ben Diebold (21st), Taylor Paur (19th), Frank Lagodich (16th) , Turbo Nguyen (15th), Felipe Ramos (13th), Farid Jattin (11th), Fabrice Bigot (8th) and Michael Rossitto (7th).
Phil Hellmuth had a chance to win bracelet no. 18, but eventually dropped just before the final table and exited in ninth place. This was Hellmuth’s 13th win of the summer, which included a win in the $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty event.
Eric Baldwin was looking for his third career bracelet, but ultimately busted in sixth place. He was followed by Justin Liberto bracelet winner Eli Berg, and WSOP Global casino champion AJ Kelsall.
That left a head-to-head showdown between Reard and high-stakes pro Stephen Chidwick. Reard had entered the final day with a large chip lead and went heads-up with a 5:2 lead.
The two fought for about half an hour before all chips went all-in on a board reading 8d 5h 2h 6d. Chidwick held 8s 3c for top pair and a gutshot straight draw, but Reard turned a straight with 4d 3d.
Chidwick missed his three outers to cut and was out in second place. The bracelet winner earned $653,688 for his second-place finish, which brings his career earnings to $49.7 million, just behind Daniel Negreanu for third all-time.
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