Monday June 19, 2023 at 4:10 am

Jans Arends from the Netherlands shipped 2023 WSOP Event #29 $100,000 NL High Roller after outlasting 93 runners to win $2,576,729. American pro John Monette joined the Five Timer Club when he was the last player standing in Event #30 $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw. Monette won $145,863 and secured his fifth WSOP bracelet since 2011. British pro Benny Glasser also joined the Five Timer Club when he picked up a fifth bracelet with a victory in Event #38 $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship for a score worth $311,420.

John Monnette wins his 5th bracelet. (Pic by @WSOP)

The 2023 WSOP continued to make history with two more pros etching their names in the history books and joining the so-called Five Timers Club after bagging their fifth bracelet victory. The $100,000 High Roller also came to an end after a heavyweight heads-up bout between Cary Katz and Jans Arends.

2023 WSOP Event #29 $100,000 NL High Roller attracted 93 runners and a prize pool worth almost $9 million. Only the top 14 places paid out with over $2.5 million set aside to the champion. AMong the notables who went deep and cashed in the $100K High Roller included Punnant Punsri, Kristen Foxem David Peters, John Kincaid, Yang Wang, and Koray Aldemir.

The final table of the $100K High Roller included Cary Katz, Jans Arends, Adrian Mateos, Chance Kornuth, Jeremy Ausmus, Biao Ding, Justin Bonomo, and Ren Lin. Two players from China secured spots at the final table, along with four Americans, and two Europeans. Katz got himself heads up against Jans Arends, but the Dutcie prevailed. Katz banked $1,592,539 for a runner-up finish. Not too shabby, eh? Arends walked away with $2,576,729 and the bling.

Event #30 $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw attracted 522 players and a prize pool worth $696,870. The top 79 players earned a cut of the pie. Chainsaw Kessler narrowly missed the final table when he bowed out in ninth place. Benny Glasser had a great week but missed another final table when he was picked off in eighth place, and Michael Rodrigues bubbled the final table in seventh place. Among the noteworthy players who cashed in Triple Draw included Cal Anderson, Chris Vitch, Fu Wong, DonkeyBomber, Carol Fuchs, Chris Hundley, Dzmitry Urbanovich, David Bach, Noah Bronstein, Scott Bohlman, Ari Engel, Rob Campbell, Brian Hastings, Randy Ohel, Dan Zack and Freddy Bonyadi.

The final table of Even #30 included John Monette, Chris Chung, Patrick Leonard, Josh Damm, James Williams, and Ryan Hughes. British pro Leonard hit the bricks in third place, and Chung was knocked out in second place. Monette was the last player standing in Triple Draw, and he locked up his fifth WSOP bracelet and $145,863.

Monette won his first bling back in 2011 during $2,500 8-Game Mix, and won a second bracelet the next summer in $5,000 Seven-Card Stud. It took five years before he bagged a third bracelet in $10,000 NL Deuce-Seven Lowball Championship in 2017. He added a fourth bracelet in 2021 with a win in $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship for his second $10K bling.

Event #31 $600 Mixed NL/PLO had a big draw with 2,578 runners and a prize pool worth $1.4 million, which was impressive for a $600 buy-in affair. Scott Dulaney, a firefighter from Houston, won his first bracelet when he was the last player standing in Mixed NL/PLO. The fireman won $194,155 for his epic victory and he denied Hendon Mob's Barny Boatman a bracelet when Boatman hit the road in eighth place.

Event #32 $3,000 6-Handed NL attracted 1,241 entries and a prize pool worth $3.3 million. Mark Ioli won his first bracelet and $558K in cash. Ioli held off a final table that included American Eshaan Bhalla, Wing Lu from the UK, Johann Ibanez from Colombia, and two French players -- Julien Sitbon and Samy Boujmala. Maria Ho's deep run ended in 17th place and Ana Marquez was knocked out in 36th place.

Event #33 $10,000 Razz Championship attracted 102 runners and a prize pool just shy of $950K. Jerry Wong won his first bracelet and $289,682 in cash. The Razz championship final table also included Carlos Chadha, Michael Moncek, Elior Sion, Talal Shakerchi, Johnny World, Bryce Yockey, and Yuval Bronshtein. Among those who missed the final table and cashed included Brad Ruen, Roy Thung, Mike Nori, Nick Schulman, Adam Owe, Steve Z, Bakes Baker, James Obst, Tommy Hang, Noah Bronstein, and Dan Zack.

Event #34 $1,500 PLO... the Running of the Omaha Donks... attracted 1,335 runners who generated a prize pool of $1.8 million. Sean Troha won $298K an and his first bracelet when he outlasted a final table that included Ryan Coon and Robert Mizrachi.

Event #35 $10,000 Secret Bounty NL was a fun event that drew in 568 entries and a prize pool worth $5.28 million. Chris Klodnicki won his second bracelet for $733,317 in cash when he outgunned a final table that included Aram Oganyan, Barak Wisbrod, Jeremy Ausmus, Tracy Nguyen, Angel Guillen, Dan Rezaei, and Eric Yanovsky. The Poker Brat missed the final table when he busted in 11th place and didn't get a shot at bracelet #17.

Event #36 $3,000 Nine Game Mix attracted 361 runners and a prize pool just shy of $964K. Two players from Japan were among the final four players.:Tamon Nakamura busted in fourth place, and Ryu Suzuki was the last player standing. Suzuki snagged his first bracelet and $221,124. Among those who went deep and cashed included Per Hildebrand, Justin Liberto, Scott Clements, Fu Wong, Shawn Buchanan, Philip Long, Allan Le, Yu Zhu, Chris Vitch, Jean Gaspard, Viktor Blom, Todd Brunson, Ken Po, Andy Bloch, Mark Gregorich, Matt Vengrin, and Jared Jaffee.

Event #37 $2,000 NL attracted a sizable field of 1,962 runners and a prize pool worth $3.49M. China's Yuan Li won his first bracelet and $524,777 for the victory. Mark Seif missed a chance at winning another bracelet when he busted in sixth place.

Event #38 $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship is one of the pro's pro events that hold a significant amount of prestige among the top players in the world. The $10K Triple Draw Championship attracted 130 runners and a prize pool worth $1.2 million. Daniel Negreanu whiffed on a chance to win a bracelet when he was knocked out in 13th place. The top 20 places paid out, and among those who snagged a cut included Tommy Hang, Mike Matusow, John Monette, Ralph Perry, Chainsaw Kessler, Terrence Chan.

Joao Vieira bubbled the final table in seventh place. The final six included Bakes Baker, Benny Glasser, Oscar Johansson, Michael Rodrigues, Sampo Ryynanen, and Julien Martini. British pro Benny Glasser banked $311,420 for the victory and he secured his fifth bracelet to join the elite club of five-time bling winners.

Glasser won his first bracelet in 2015 in Limit 2-7 Triple Draw, and then he snagged two more in 2016 with a victory in $1,500 Omaha 8 and $10,000 Omaha 8 Championship. It took five years before Glasser added a fourth piece of hardware to his collection in the $10,000 Razz Championship.

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