WPT World Championship 2023 reduced to 16 players

It moves on to the penultimate day of the 2023 WPT World Championship as just 16 players remain in the running for the $5,678,000 first prize. Most players are in at least somewhat good shape heading into Day 6, but the man with the top stack is Ben Jacobs with 46,400 million chips. Two other players, Maxime Chilaud (38,200 million) and Artur Matirosian (36,200 million), have over 30 million chips.

As is often the case in major tournaments, it was an elimination late in the day that helped the chip leader reach new heights. In fact, it was the last elimination of the day (though not the last hand).

With blinds and antes of 250,000/500,000/500,000, Chilaud raised to 1 million chips preflop. Andrei Boghean raised again to 9.475 million, showing everyone that he was all-in since he only had 100,000 left. Jacobs called and Chilaud folded.

On the flop of QQ-6, Boghean, probably just for fun, used all his time reserves before checking. Jacobs, who made the mistake, also used a time bank and then finally put Boghean all in for the last few chips. Boghean called again after much thought.

Jacobs had TT and beat Boghean's AT. Neither the turn nor the river helped Boghean and he was eliminated in 17th place while Jacobs increased his stack to 45,500 million chips.

There is only one player in the last 16 with a WPT title to his name: Chris Moorman.

At this point in the tournament, the salary jumps are significant. The first two players eliminated on Wednesday will each receive $291,700. The next two will make $363,300, and the salary jumps will only get bigger from there.

Day 6 has just begun at Wynn Las Vegas and will continue until the six-handed final table is determined. Anyone who makes it to the final table will receive a six-figure prize, with sixth place winning $1,207,000. Fans can watch Day 6 with a 30-minute delay on the World Poker Tour's YouTube, Twitch and Facebook channels.

WPT World Championship 2023 – Day 5 Chip Counts

  1. Ben Jacobs – 46,400,000
  2. Maxime Chilaud – 38,200,000
  3. Artur Martirosian – 36,200,000
  4. Carl Shaw – 29,000,000
  5. Daniel Sepiol – 27,900,000
  6. John Richards – 26,400,000
  7. Georgios Sotiropoulos – 24,600,000
  8. Ben Heath – 22,300,000
  9. Chris Moorman – 21,200,000
  10. Andrew Lichtenberger – 19,500,000
  11. Jason Min -19,200,000
  12. Henrique Zanetti – 17,300,000
  13. Ade Olonoh – 15,500,000
  14. Raphael Blouet – 15,400,000
  15. Mark Mounsey – 14,000,000
  16. Paulius Vaitiekunas – 10,000,000

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