The first two weeks of the 2023 WSOP have not been good at all for star Yuri Martins. So far, he has participated in 21 live games. In all competitions, the two-time series champion did not make it past Day 2.
In Event #37: $2,000 No-Limit Hold’em, Yuri’s exit was even more painful. On the ITM bubble, he busted Q ♦Q♥ and raised to 12,000 minutes. Frenchman Flavien Guenan then announced a 3-bet to 75,000. With a short stack, Yuri called and saw his opponent show A♦A♣. The 6♣5♦10♠6♥5♠ board hit no one and Guenan won the pot.
“This happens to absolutely every player. If you think the world and the map are against you, don’t be self-centered. I have a piece of advice for those who don’t want to play bubble tournaments: Is it legal? Of course not. Am I happy? Obviously not. But that’s the nature of the game. Someone has to lose, someone has to win, someone has to take a hit, that’s all.
A total of $524,777 will be paid to the winner in Event 37. Rafael Reis is the winner of the Brazilians who are still in contention for the bracelet. Last week, the American won Event 15: $1,500 NL Hold’em 6-Handed for $465,501.