Jans Arends has another chance at winning the 2023 World Series of Poker just days after eliminating Event 23: The $50,000 NL Hodl’em High Roller. In the wee hours of the morning, the Dutch pro completed Day 2 of the NL Hodl’em High Roller Event 29: The $100,000 NL Hold’em High Roller dominated the leaderboard. Overall, he has 67 BBS in 51 games against his closest opponent, businessman Cary Katz.
Arends, known for his online presence, had only one WSOP win before the season began. On Sunday, he exited the 23rd event with a bronze medal and $694,019 in prize money.
In the final hand of the second day, Katz sent off Justin Bonomo to give Ahrendts the lead. In the A♣J♦ vs. 9♦9♣ flip, the live profit record holder couldn’t find his out on the 4♥2♦6♠3♣K♥ board and left the game. Bonomo finished seventh for $362,279.
In addition to Bonomo, 43 other players were eliminated the next day, with Jonathan Jaffe being the last player to leave the Horseshoe Casino with an empty pocket.
According to PokerNews, Jaffe had just six BBS when he defended his big hand and 3-bet all-in with Arends, who had more chips and AK. The American won more outs on the 10 5 6♣ flop with his ACheck dominance, but the A♥ turn and J♣ river couldn’t stop his defeat.
The FT 100K will be broadcast on PokerGO at 17:00 (Brasilia). The blinds are 125,000/250,000 and the ante is BB. Check the chip count:
First place: Cary Katz (USA) 12,775,000 chips
Second place: Jans Arends (Netherlands) 16,625,000 chips
Third place : Ding Biao (China) 8,800,000 chips
Fourth place: Adrian Mateos (Spain) 7,175,000 chips
Fifth place: Chance Kornuth (USA) 4,600.000 chips
6th place: Jeremy Ausmus (USA) 5,750,000 in chips
Prizes to win: