Recent 2023 World Series of Poker Gold Bracelet Winners


More than $91.6 million in total prize money awarded across the first 32 live and five online bracelet events of 2023 World Series of Poker, with over 82,000 entries made in those 37 completed tournaments. The 54th edition WSOP is now entering its third week of action, with tens of millions in prize money and many bracelets still to be awarded. Below is a look at the most recent bracelet winners to be crowned at the Paris and Horseshoe Las Vegas.

2023 WSOP $800 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack

Renji MaoIt took one day longer than expected, but Renji Mao finally emerged victorious in the $800 buy-in deepstack no-limit hold’em event. The Chinese player outlasted a field of 4,747 total entries to secure $402,588 and his first gold bracelet.

This was Mao’s first six-figure live tournament score.

The tournament was supposed to last three days, but Mao and bracelet winner Matthew Elsby (2nd – $248,833) had to return for a fourth day to wrap up their heads-up battle for the title.

The huge turnout for this event meant that 713 finalists made money, with big names like 2013 WSOP main event champion Ryan Riess (15th) and JJ Liu (4th) made deep runs.

Here is a look at the winnings awarded at the final table:

Place Player Earnings POY extension Points
1 Renji Mao $402,588 660
2 Matthew Elsby $248,833 550
3 Antonio Potis $186,250 440
4 Joanna Liu $140,442 330
5 Ta Wei Tou $106,693 275
6 Qiwen Chen $81,666 220
7 Jessie Rosen $62,984 165
8 Vito Branciforte $48,947 110
9 Michael Younan $38,332 55

2023 WSOP $1,500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em

Benjamin HectorBenjamin Ector won the $1,500 no-limit hold’em freezeout event, beating a field of 2,046 entries to earn $406,403 and his first piece of WSOP hardware.

This win saw Ector increase his total tournament earnings to more than $1.5 million. His previous high score was a second-place finish in the 2016 main event The River Poker Series, which saw Georgia resident Marietta earn $344,826.

The final day of this event saw Ector start in second place out of the remaining 17 contenders. Notables who joined him on the last day included 2021 WPT Lucky Hearts Poker open the runner-up Robel Andemichael (17th), Matthew Hunt (7th) and Nick Palma (3rd).

Here is a look at the winnings awarded at the final table:

Place Player Earnings POY extension Points
1 Benjamin Hector $406,403 1080
2 Adam Swan $251,158 900
3 Nicholas Palma $184,730 720
4 Jean Lhullier $137,159 540
5 Divyam Satyarthi $102,814 450
6 Santiago Planté $77,814 360
7 Matteo Caccia $59,468 270
9 Dean Hutchison $35,773 90

2023 WSOP $600 Mixed No-Limit Hold’em/Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack

Scott DulaneyHouston firefighter Scott Dulaney battled his way through a field of 2,759 entries in the $600 no-limit hold’em and pot-limit Omaha ‘Deepstack’ event to win his first bracelet and the $194,155 grand prize . This was the highest tournament mark on Dulaney’s resume and increased his total earnings to $217,580.

Dulaney faced stiff competition down the stretch, including two-time bracelet winner Barny Boatman (8th), bracelet winner Michael Holtz (7th), and recent WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown runner-up Sridhar Sangannagari (2nd).

Sangannagari earned $120,004 for his runner-up finish, bringing his earnings for the year to over $890,000. The 500 Card player The Player of the Year points he secured in this event saw him move up to 74th in 2023 POY extension race standings, which are presented by Global Poker.

Here is a look at the winnings awarded at the final table:

Place Player Earnings POY extension Points
1 Scott Dulaney $194,155 600
2 Sridhar Sangannagari $120,004 500
3 Willy Smith $89,551 400
4 Bjorn Gravlien $67,359 300
5 Zachary Vankeuren $51,072 250
6 Charles Pettini $39,037 200
7 Michael Holz $30,081 150
8 Barny Boatman $23,371 100
9 Keith Krumwiede $18,308 50

2023 WSOP $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Six-Max

Marco IoliThe $3,000 no-limit hold’em six-max event attracted a field of 1,241 entries, building up a $3,313,470 prize pool that paid out to the top 187 finishers. The largest share of that money went to future champion Mark Ioli, who scored the final knockout in this short-handed event to earn $558,266 and his first gold bracelet.

This was the biggest payday for Ioli, who has now made over $1.7 million in 80 recorded in-the-money placements. This was the Bayside, NY resident’s second final table of the year. The 1,440 POy points he earned with this win saw him move closer to the top 100 in the standings POY extension rankings.

At the end of this event there were many established tournament players, including bracelet winner Ben Diebold (19th), the best POY extension contender Ren Lin (18th), Maria Ho (17th), WPT sample and 2023 WSOP 10th main event finisher Asher Conniff (16th), recent online bracelet winner Ian Matakis (15th), three-time bracelet winner Paul Volpe (12th), WPT champion Noah Schwartz (9th) and high-stakes tournament regular Chris Hunichen (8th).

Here is a look at the winnings awarded at the final table:

Place Player Earnings POY extension Points
1 Marco Ioli $558,266 1440
2 John Ibanez $345,034 1200
3 Ala Liu $241,767 960
4 Eshaan Bhalla $171,874 720
5 Julien Sitbon $123,992 600
6 Sammy Boujmala $90,791 480

Visit the Card Player 2023 World Series of Poker page for schedules, news, interviews, and the latest results from the event.

Winner photo credits: WSOP / Matthew Berglund, Danny Maxwell and Spenser Immaginat.

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