2023 World Series of Poker

Event #42: $800 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack (8-Handed)
Dias: 2
Event Info

2023 World Series of Poker

Resultados Finais
Campeão
Mão Vencedora
66
Premiação
$339,033
Event Info
Buy-in
$800
Premiação
$2,659,712
Entries
3,778
Informações do Nível
Nível
43
Blinds
1,500,000 / 3,000,000
Ante
3,000,000
Informações do Jogador - Dia 2
Entries
249
Jogadores Restantes
1

Event #42: $800 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack (8-Handed)

Dia 2 Terminado

Qiang Xu Takes Down Event #42: $800 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack ($339,033)

Nível 43 : Blinds 1,500,000/3,000,000, 3,000,000 ante
Qiang Xu
Qiang Xu

It took only two days to crown Chinese player Qiang Xu in Event #42: $800 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack, despite 3,773 entrants being a new record for this tournament. Xu took home his first WSOP bracelet and a cash prize of $339,033.

"It's a dream coming true," said Xu a few minutes after his victory. "My goal coming from China was to win a bracelet, and now, I've got it!"

The event gathered 3,773 entrants, breaking last year's record of 2,812 runners. Some 566 players cashed in this year's event for a $1,282 min-cash.

Xu was in action early on Day 2 and stayed near the top of the chip counts for a long time. "I ran very good from start to finish," recognized Xu, who had a massive chip lead at three tables left and two tables left.

"I tried to use my stack to pressure at this point," he explained. "Then I changed my strategy a bit to be more stable. That's what I did at the final table when my stack decreased. Afterward, I tried not to hurry up and to find the right moment to catch up."

He managed to win a crucial flip in the four-handed play to stay alive. In the heads-up, Xu defeated American player Jason Johnson after a few hands to be crowned as a WSOP champion.

Qiang Xu
Qiang Xu

Event #42: $800 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack Final Table Results

RankPlayerCountryPrize (USD)
1Qiang XuChina$339,033
2Jason JohnsonUnited States$209,547
3John CiccarelliUnited States$157,776
4Christian ChengTaiwan$119,629
5Richard SmithUnited States$91,347
6Charles JohnsonUnited States$70,247
7Dorian MelchersFrance$54,408
8Oren RosenIsrael$42,445

Among the 566 players who took home some money, 238 came back on June 19 for the final day. The action was fast, as were the eliminations, which didn't slow down until the final table early in the evening.

The 2021 WSOP Main Event champion Koray Aldemir fell in 12th place for $21,052, narrowly missing out on another WSOP final table. Donna Stutts joined the rail before the dinner break, busting in ninth place and leaving only eight players in contention for the title.

Final Table Action

Short stacks Oren Rosen and Dorian Melchers were the first to fall. Charles Johnson lost his chips to his namesake Jason Johnson with ace-five suited against pocket sevens. Jason Johnson took the lead and five-handed play lasted for a while.

Eventually, Richard Smith was the next to exit the tournament with queen-nine off against pocket kings held by Jason Johnson.

Xu and Christian Cheng played a huge pot before Cheng lost a flip and finished fourth some hands later. John Ciccarelli was next to end his deep run, with an impressive third place worth $157,776.

The heads-up battle between Xu and Johnson was quite fast as Xu doubled immediately to take the lead. Xu and Johnson played a huge flip with pocket sixes against ace-king suited. Xu made a straight with his pocket pair to eliminate Johnson and secure the victory.

Qiang Xu
Qiang Xu

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Tags: Charles JohnsonChristian ChengDonna StuttsDorian MelchersJason JohnsonJohn CiccarelliKoray AldemirOren RosenQiang XuRichard Smith

Jason Johnson Eliminated in 2nd Place ($209,547)

Nível 43 : Blinds 1,500,000/3,000,000, 3,000,000 ante
Jason Johnson
Jason Johnson

From the button, Jason Johnson moved all in for 30,600,000 chips and received a call from Qiang Xu.

Jason Johnson: AK
Qiang Xu: 66

A coin flip would decide the outcome of the tournament. The dealer revealed J84 on the flop, the 5 on the turn, and finally the 7 on the river, giving Xu a straight.

The Chinese player is the winner of this $800 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack and wins his first WSOP bracelet. For his second-place finish, Jason Johnson takes home a prize of $209,547.

Stay tuned for the recap of Event 42 of the 2023 World Series of Poker!

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Qiang Xu cn
Qiang Xu
151,120,000 34,220,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Jason Johnson us
Jason Johnson
Eliminado

Tags: Jason JohnsonQiang Xu

Nível: 43

Blinds: 1,500,000/3,000,000

Ante: 3,000,000

Xu Doubles On Second Hand

Nível 42 : Blinds 1,300,000/2,500,000, 2,500,000 ante

With half the number of chips compared to his opponent, Qiang Xu limped from the button, but Jason Johnson raised him to 5,500,000 from the big blind.

Xu called the raise, and he called again when Johnson continued to 8,000,000 on the flop 73K.

On the turn Q, Johnson checked. Xu took this opportunity to bet 13,500,000. In response, Johnson went all in and Xu snap called.

Qiang Xu: K6
Jason Johnson: Q9

With a top pair and a flush draw, Xu was ahead and remained ahead after the river 4. Thanks to his double up, Xu is now in the lead with more than 100,000,000 chips.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Qiang Xu cn
Qiang Xu
116,900,000 54,700,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Jason Johnson us
Jason Johnson
34,100,000 -54,700,000

Tags: Jason JohnsonQiang Xu

John Ciccarelli Eliminated in 3rd Place ($157,776)

Nível 42 : Blinds 1,300,000/2,500,000, 2,500,000 ante
John Ciccarelli
John Ciccarelli

John Ciccarelli moved all in on the button and Jason Johnson made the call on the big blind.

John Ciccarelli: 107
Jason Johnson: 87

The board revealed 8K522 and Ciccarelli was eliminated in third place for $157,776.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Jason Johnson us
Jason Johnson
88,800,000 10,500,000
Qiang Xu cn
Qiang Xu
62,200,000 3,800,000
WSOP 1X Winner
John Ciccarelli us
John Ciccarelli
Eliminado

Tags: Jason JohnsonJohn Ciccarelli

Christian Cheng Eliminated in 4th Place ($119,629)

Nível 42 : Blinds 1,300,000/2,500,000, 2,500,000 ante
Christian Cheng
Christian Cheng

Qiang Xu opened to 5,500,000 on the button and Christian Cheng went all in from the small blind with a short stack of 12,600,000. Xu quickly called.

Christian Cheng: 33
Qiang Xu: Q9

The board ran K9QJA and Xu won the flip, leaving Cheng join the rail in fourth place for $119,629.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Jason Johnson us
Jason Johnson
78,300,000 6,300,000
Qiang Xu cn
Qiang Xu
58,400,000 18,900,000
WSOP 1X Winner
John Ciccarelli us
John Ciccarelli
14,300,000 -11,300,000
Christian Cheng tw
Christian Cheng
Eliminado

Tags: Christian ChengQiang Xu

Xu Doubles Up Through Cheng

Nível 42 : Blinds 1,300,000/2,500,000, 2,500,000 ante

Qiang Xu shoved for 18,500,000 in the small blind and Christian Cheng called from the big blind.

Qiang Xu: 109
Christian Cheng: 66

The board came 39J9Q and Xu doubled up.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Jason Johnson us
Jason Johnson
72,000,000 -1,300,000
Qiang Xu cn
Qiang Xu
39,500,000 22,225,000
WSOP 1X Winner
John Ciccarelli us
John Ciccarelli
25,600,000 -8,750,000
Christian Cheng tw
Christian Cheng
13,900,000 -12,200,000

Tags: Christian ChengQiang Xu

Nível: 42

Blinds: 1,300,000/2,500,000

Ante: 2,500,000