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Jerry Wong Wins 2023 World Series of Poker $10,000 Razz Championship

Florida Resident Tops Field of 102 Entries To Earn His First WSOP Bracelet

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It may have taken an extra day, but eventually, a champion was decided in the 2023 World Series of Poker $10,000 razz championship event. Jerry Wong emerged victorious from the field of 102 entries with the $298,682 top prize and his first WSOP gold bracelet.

The 2016 WSOP main event eighth-place finisher now has nearly $5.9 million in lifetime tournament earnings, with about $2.7 million of that coming from his 74 cashes at the series.

This was the Florida resident’s second final-table finish of the year, having placed ninth in the World Poker Tour Lucky Hearts Poker Open $3,500 main event for $85,410 back in January. He earned 600 Card Player Player of the Year points for his breakthrough win at the series.

This event was slated to run from June 13-15, but play was halted late on the scheduled final day before a champion had been decided. Plenty of big names had made deep runs, including three-time bracelet winner Dan Zack (19th), bracelet winner James Obst (17th), three-time bracelet winner David ‘Bakes’ Baker (15th), two-time bracelet winner and Card Player columnist Steve Zolotow (14th), four-time bracelet winner Nick Schulman (11th), four-time bracelet winner Bradley Ruben (9th), two-time bracelet winner Yuval Bronshtein (8th), bracelet winner Bryce Yockey (7th), six-time bracelet winner John Hennigan (6th), 2023 Triton Super High Roller Series Vietnam main event winner Talal Shakerchi (5th), and 2017 WSOP $50,000 Poker Players Championship winner Elior Sion (4th).

Wong came into the unscheduled fourth day of action with the chip lead. Two-time bracelet winner Michael Moncek had the next-largest stack, while Carlos Chadha sat at the bottom of the chip counts. The final three had battled it out for nearly four hours after the elimination of Sion before play was halted on day 3. They went on another three hours on day 4 before the stalemate was finally broken.

Moncek was down to less than a full big bet after losing a big pot to Chadha. He got all-in against Wong and ended up with a Q-9-7-5-A. Wong made a Q-8-6-4-2 to win the pot and eliminate Moncek in third place ($133,177). This was his second six-figure score of the series, having won his second bracelet earlier this summer in the
$5,000 no-limit hold’em and pot-limit Omaha mixed event for a career-best $534,499 payday.

Carlos ChadhaHeads-up play began with Chadha holding nearly a 5:1 chip lead over Wong. It was all Wong in the early going, though, and he quickly closed the gap. He overtook the lead after roughly half an hour of play. Chadha was able to battle back ahead briefly, but Wong soon regained the chip advantage in what turned out to be the final lead change of the event.

The final hand of the event saw Chadha get all-in on sixth street with (8-2)A-6-9-4 for an eight low. Wong had (10-4)2-7-6-9 for a draw to a seven low. Chadha picked up a king on the end to keep the same five-card hand. Wong would need a five, three or ace on the end to win the pot and the title. The dealer pitched his final card and he rolled over a three, giving him a winning 7-6-4-3-2.

Chadha was sent home with $184,599 for his runner-up showing. This was the third-largest score of his career. It brought his lifetime earnings to almost $2 million.

Here is a look at the payouts and rankings points awarded at the final table:

Place Player Earnings POY Points PGT Points
1 Jerry Wong $298,682 600 299
2 Carlos Chadha $184,599 500 185
3 Michael Moncek $133,177 400 133
4 Elior Sion $97,960 300 98
5 Talal Shakerchi $73,495 250 73
6 John Hennigan $56,265 200 56
7 Bryce Yockey $43,970 150 44
8 Yuval Bronshtein $35,092 100 35

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Winner photo credit: WSOP / Omar Sader.