The top stories of the first 2023 WSOP week are Nick Schulman winning his 4th Bracelet, Doug Polk finishes Runner-Up in the $25k Heads-Up Championship and two Mystery Bounty Millionaires found.
Tyler Brown Takes Down 2023 WSOP Mystery Millions for $1,000,000
2023 WSOP Event #3 was eagerly-awaited by both recreational and professional poker players as it gave not one, but two chances to become a millionaire for a small buy-in of only $1,000.
So it was no surprise that the tournament became a huge success with an incredible 18,188 players.
There was $4,587,950 in the prize pool and a whopping $1,000,000 up top and Tyler Brown well deserved the million and his first bracelet after making one of the best calls of 2023.
Watch the Hero Call by Tyler Brown that won him the bracelet:
This INSANE call might have just made Tyler Brown a millionaire.
With all the money on the line, Brown finds an INCREDIBLE call against Chen Guang with just ace-high and one card to come. pic.twitter.com/SqlAMhGveN
— PokerGO (@PokerGO) June 6, 2023
$1,000 Mystery Millions Final Table Payouts:
|4||Steven Thompson||Costa Rica||$330,150|
|6||Tauan De Oliveira Naves||Brazil||$198,320|
Shant Marashlian wins $1,000,000 Mystery Bounty
However, Tyler Brown was not the luckiest player of the tournament.
This title definitely belongs to Shant Marashlian, who became a millionaire by pulling the $1,000,000 Mystery Bounty on Day 2:
Mystery Millions Payouts:
|Bounty Prize||Won By||Bounty On|
|$1,000,000||Shant Marashlian||Patrick Liang|
|$500,000||Klint Teveraei||Eric Baldwin|
|$100,000||Noah Hovick||Kenneth Mapoy|
|$100,000||Dan Shak||Nikolaos Angelou|
|$50,000||Cassio Pisapia||Kevin Towler|
|$50,000||Bill Murray||Viktor Kulish|
|$25,000||Christopher Lewis||Narayan Patel|
Watch the Mystery Millions Final Table here:
Doug Polk just missed his 4th Bracelet in the $25k Heads-Up No-Limit Hold’em Championship
YouTube Poker icon and Heads-Up specialist Doug Polk came very close to his 4th WSOP Bracelet in Event #12, the $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold’em Championship.
Doug got lucky in his Semi-Final against Chris Brewer after getting it in with Queens vs. Kings and hitting a miraculous Two-Outer on the river.
Watch Doug Polk losing his mind after miraculous Two-Outer:
Polk then was a huge favourite in the Grand Finale against Chanracy Khun from Canada. Chanracy Khun from Canada.
Doug had an almost 2 to 1 lead at one point, but then Khun caught him bluffing in an All-In confrontation, giving him a decisive chip lead.
He went on to win his first WSOP bracelet for $507,020, while Doug Polk collected $313,362 for his Runner-Up finish.
Final Results and Payouts:
|2nd||Doug Polk||United States||$313,362|
|3rd||Chris Brewer||United States||$192,513|
|4th||Sean Winter||United States||$192,513|