The 2023 World Series of Poker has produced a new millionaire…or rather, two. However, there was an extra bracelet: Pavel Plesuv won his first WSOP gold medal in the Event #53 $1,500 Millionaire Maker. With the win, the Moldovan scored his biggest live tournament win to date, pocketing a check for $1,201,564.
Plesuv swept a field of 8,810 entrants and it took five days for hundreds of players to claim the lion’s share of the $13,905,360 prize money in the mega event.
Plesuv had the support of his friends and family at the final table, who cheered him on for his biggest win yet. “It feels great, I’ve had some good performances at the WSOP but I don’t have any bracelets. So to be able to win my first bracelet on such a big field and the best I’ve ever won for this much money is great. It feels great,” commented Plesuv.
In the final heads-up, the Moldovan defeated Frenchman Florian Ribouchon, who also won a seven-figure sum of $1,003,554, while Pa ul Gunness took the podium with $650,058. Latinos, meanwhile, gathered huge crowds, but best of all was Brazil’s vitor de Souza , who made the final table and dropped to seventh place for $222,749, after he threw in