Julio Belluscio Wins World Series of Poker $2,500 Mixed Big Bet Event


2023 World Series of Poker The $2,500 mixed big bet event featured a rotation of seven games, all with pot-limit or no-limit betting structures. The games that made up the mix were: no-limit hold’em, no-limit deuce-to-seven single draw lowball, no-limit five-card draw high, pot-limit Omaha, pot-limit Omaha eight-ot-better , pot-limit deuce-to-7 triple draw lowball and Big O (five-card pot-limit Omaha eight-ot-better).

The tournament attracted a record field of 377 entrants, creating a prize pool of $836,600. After three days of big betting, Argentinian Julio Belluscio took down the final pot to win his first bracelet and the $190,240 first prize.

This was Belluscio’s biggest tournament winning day, surpassing the $57,613 he earned in a €1,100 buy-in side event at 2014 European Poker Tour Barcelona Festival. He now has nearly $622,000 in lifetime earnings.

The third and final day of this event started with 24 players left, with two halves Card player poker round main event winner Jon Turner in the lead and Belluscio in the middle of the pack.

Turner eventually exited in 11th place. Other big names who fell before the final table included bracelet winners Bryce Yockey (22nd), Michael Noori (17th), Michael Savakinas (15th) and Card player columnist and two-time bracelet winner Steve Zolotow (9th).

Belluscio was in third place when the final table was set, with five-time bracelet winner Benny Glaser in pole position. Three times Poker World Tour champion and four-time bracelet winner Anthony Zinno (7th – $19,857) was the first to bust. 2021 WSOP Sixth-place main event finisher Hye Park also finished sixth in this tournament, earning $27,130 for his efforts.

Two-time bracelet winner Erick Lindgren lost most of his stack in a big hand of pot-limit Omaha eight or better against Federico Quevedo. He then made the last of his short stack playing five card draw high. His pocket fives didn’t improve and Glaser took down the pot with aces and nines. Lindgren secured $37,901 as the fifth-place finisher.

Glaser eliminated Tomasz Gluszko (4th – $54,118) for a final three finish. He took a big hit in a hand of pot-limit triple draw deuce, folding to a check-raise all-in from Belluscio to be left with a handful of big blinds. Lui managed to double through Quevedo, but soon moved all-in and risked again. He ran into a full house and higher low for Belluscio in the Big O and busted in third place ($78,939).

Belluscio took a sizable lead in heads-up play, and was quickly able to convert that lead into the title. Quevedo moved all-in preflop with AClub dress8Suit in spades6Suit in spades6Diamond dress4Heart dress in Big O. Belluscio held AHeart dresskClub dressQHeart dress6Club dress4Club dress. Card is out of 7Diamond dress2Suit in spades2Club dresskHeart dressjDiamond dress to give Bulluscio a scoop. Quevedo received $117,577 as the runner-up.

Here’s a look at payments and POY extension points awarded at the final table:

Place Player Earnings POY extension Points
1 Julius Belluscio $190,240 900
2 Frederick Quevedo $117,577 750
3 Benny Glaser $78,939 600
4 Tomasz Gluszko $54,118 450
5 Eric Lindgren $37,901 375
6 Hye Park $27,130 300
7 Antonio Zinno $19,857 225

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Winning photo credit: WSOP / Rachel Kay Miller.

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