WPT World Championship: Day 1D in the bag, $5,678,000 for the winner

Dave Woods
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Posted on: December 16, 2023 3:16 am EST

As predicted, it was a monster day at Wynn Las Vegas, with Day 1D boasting 1,523 players. That wasn’t enough to avoid the overlay on what was a hugely ambitious $40 million guarantee.

There was late drama, though, with delays on flights from the Bahamas robbing a few players of the chance to play for the massive $5,678,000 first prize. Shaun Deeb wasn’t going to let a delayed flight and a delayed connection stop him from playing. He registered and blinded out until he landed in Vegas, starting with a 14k handicap, but ready to spin it up. Instead, he was spun out, but we absolutely love the commitment to the cause.

Shaun Deeb at the 2023 WPT World Championship
Shaun Deeb: Planes, trains and automobiles

Phil Hellmuth and Phil Ivey made the decision to max late reg, although this was Hellmuth’s second bullet. Hellmuth couldn’t get anything going and was eliminated quickly. Ivey lasted a bit longer, but not by much.

Other big names eliminated include Jason Koon, Fedor Holz, Xuan Liu, Toby Lewis and Liv Boeree. Both Mizrachi brothers bagged, along with Huck Seed, Chris Brewer and Martin Kabrhel. Mateus Carrion ended with the biggest stack of 982,000, which leaves him trailing three players from Day 1C and one from Day 1A at the top of the overall leaderboard.

  1. Kyle Ho: 1,211,000
  2. Chance Kornuth: 1,130,00
  3. Hossein Ensan: 1,10,000
  4. Jeff Hakim: 998,000
  5. Mateus Carrion: 982,000
Mateus Carrion WPT
Mateus Carrion packed the biggest bag at the end of Day 1D


The $40 million prize pool has created a first prize of $5,678,000, with all six players who make the final table guaranteed seven figures. The min cash of $18,700 will kick in when there are 480 players left.

That’s unlikely to be tomorrow, when play starts at midday for a civilized day of five 90-minute levels.

1st:  $5,678,000*
2nd:  $3,772,200
3rd:  $2,798,700
4th:  $2,095,300
5th:  $1,583,100
6th:  $1,207,000
7th:  $928,900
8th:  $721,600
9th-10th:  $566,900
11th-12th:  $456,500
13th-14th:  $363,300
15th-16th:  $291,700
17th-20th:  $236,300

We’ll be back tomorrow for the start of Day 2 when we’re expecting the action to ramp up, along with the start of the live stream. You can catch that in PokerOrg Instant tomorrow from 1pm.