WSOP-Style 2023


The WSOP-Style 2023 Series was initially to have been a tournament a day from Tuesday, May 30th through Tuesday, July 18th, 2023. Each tournament started at:

  • Monday through Friday: 5pm Pacific time (8pm Eastern)
  • Saturday and Sunday: 3pm Pacific time (6pm Eastern)

All but six of the tournaments finished in under two and a half hours. The Razz Championship lasted three hours, eleven minutes.

Four of the fifty tournaments had trouble and were rescheduled as documented in the footnotes of the table below.

Prize for first place

Craft Poker Co. either sent a physical prize to the winner of each tournament in the series or paid $50 in cash via Venmo or Zelle. It was the winner's choice. When taken, the prize was an Engraved Rectangular Glass Paperweight.

Overall prizes

There were also larger cash awards for the top three players on the leaderboard by profit and also by win rate at the end of the series. Those awards were $250, $125 and $85 for first, second and third.

To qualify for an overall win rate prize, the player must had to have completed at least seven tournaments.

Net Profit


Win Rate


All were welcome

All events in this series were open to the public, although they weren't well publicized.

No Late Registration

During the series, late registration was not yet available (it is now). Because there was no late registration, the tournaments didn't actually start until five minutes after the hour, but they started exactly at five minutes after the hour.

Rebuys instead of re-entries

Another major difference is that instead of re-entries, the tournaments used rebuys. When rebuys were available to you, there was a checkbox that you could have checked to request a rebuy when you bust. If that checkbox was checked, a rebuy happened immediately after you bust and you retained the seat that you were busted in. If that check box wasn't checked before you bust, you were not able to rebuy or re-enter.

So, when the structure sheet said the tournament supports two re-entries through level 15, you were allowed (but not required) to rebuy up to twice, but only through level 15.


Mb2 knows which tournaments belong to this series and there is a "WSOPS 2023 LEADERBOARD" menu entry reachable from the top-line in the lobby. It's in the middle of the reports drop-down, which is the first small icon to the right of the circled-i. The reports drop-down icon itself consists of three horizontal lines, each with a dot before it.

The leaderboard tracks Fun Money. Each of the tournaments had an FM 200 buy-in and Fun Money is awarded using the BARGE Unified Payout Schedule. All rebuys are for FM 200 each and all of the Fun Money from rebuys goes directly into the prize pool,

Round Duration

The initial rounds of each daily tournament was five minutes long.

If the structure sheet for a tournament had longer rounds on successive days, the levels that correspond to those days were longer in the same proportion.

For example, Event #22, the Limit Hold'em Championship's structure sheet listed Levels 1-6 as 40 minutes, 7-10 as 60 minutes and 11-end as 90 minutes. When played here, the first six levels were five minutes long, since those are the initial levels. Levels seven through ten were seven and a half minutes long (60 / 40 * 5). The remaining levels were eleven and a quarter minutes long (90 / 40 * 5).

If you click on a nickname in the winner column, you can see how long that tournament took.

The Tournaments

The individual tournaments were available for registration in the lobby for several days (typically at least a week) before the start of each tournament.

Tournament winners were typically be updated within a day of the completion of each tournament, although there were delays around June 24th.

DateEvent (and link to Event Structure Sheet)Winner
May 30th#1 Employee Appreciation1 No-Limit Hold'emCOC
May 31st#4 TOC No-Limit Hold'emsmalltalkdan
June 1st#6 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em and Pot-Limit OmahaGrizz
June 2nd#9 Seven Card StudODB Phat Mack 🎈🎈
June 3rdParadise Road Pick'em (levels from #10 Dealer's Choice)jrx
June 4th#11 No-Limit Hold'em Deep StackODB Phat Mack 🎈🎈
June 5th#13 Pot-Limit Omaha Deep StackChuck
June 6th#17 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or BetterChuck
June 7th#20 Badugimrstcao
June 8th#22 Limit Hold'em Championshipsmalltalkdan
June 9th#24 Razzjpmassar
June 10th#25 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championshipjrx
June 11th#27 Eight Game Mix 6-HandedODB Phat Mack 🎈🎈
June 12th#30 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Drawsmalltalkdan
June 13th#33 Razz ChampionshipJADC🚴
June 14th#36 Nine Game MixSuperKM
June 15th#38 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw ChampionshipSuperKM
June 16th#40 Super High Roller No-Limit Hold'emGamboMouse
June 17th#41 Big Ojrx
June 18th#43 Poker Players ChampionshipGrizz
June 19th#45 Mixed Omaha Hi-Lomaverick600
June 20th#47 H.O.R.S.E.maverick600
June 21st#50 Pot-Limit Omaha Championshipmrstcao
June 22nd#52 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball jrx
June 23th#54 H.O.R.S.E. ChampionshipPokerchimp
June 24th#55 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or BetterGrizz
June 25th#56 Salute to Warriors - No-Limit Hold’em2Grizz
June 26th#60 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball DrawADB DaVoice
June 27th#63 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championshipgerdog
June 28th#66 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Betterjrx
June 29th#69 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw ChampionshipBridgeman
June 30th#71 High Roller Pot-Limit Omahapokerchimp
July 1st#73 Mixed Big Bet Eventsmalltalkdan
July 2nd#75 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championshipgerdog
July 3rdSAM 🚴6 Championship3gerdog
July 4th#76 Main Event No-Limit Hold'em World ChampionshipGrizz
July 5th#5 Dealer's Choice 6-Handed4samarai
July 6th#10 Dealer's Choice 6-Handed Championship
accidental 21-game mix
July 7th#78 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha
mislabeled #77 Lucky 7's No-Limit Hold'em
July 8thNOT COUNTING HOSDARSS Championship7gerdog
July 9th#77 Lucky 7's No-Limit Hold'emsmalltalkdan
July 10th#80 High Roller H.O.R.S.E.JADC🚴
July 11th#82 6-Handed Pot-Limit Omahapokerchimp
July 12th#83 Short Deck No-Limit Hold'empokerchimp
July 13th#87 MixedFeltShark
July 14th#90 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Championshipjpmassar
July 15th#91 H.O.R.S.E.
did not finish
July 16th#93 Short Deck No-Limit Hold'emFeltShark
July 17th#94 8-Handed No-Limit Hold'emJADC🚴
July 18th#95 Super Turbo No-Limit Hold'emjrx
July 26th#10 Dealer's Choice 6-Handed Championship4samarai
July 27th#78 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha9jzk
July 28thHOSDARSS Championship7smalltalkdan
July 29th10#91 H.O.R.S.E.8Maverick600

At the World Series of Poker, this event was limited to Casino Employees. In this series—in 2023 at least—no events had any such restrictions. However, participants were encouraged to harbor warm thoughts toward casino employees while playing.


This was not a charity event in 2023.


SAM 🚴6 and HOSDARSS are not (yet!) part of the World Series of Poker. Both of those structures were made—with great respect and sadness—in memory of David Lawful ( player id 22).


At the World Series of Poker, the Dealer's Choice tournaments were scheduled for May 31st and June 3rd, but mb2 didn't deal Dealer's Choice then, so they were scheduled for these two slots which had been taken by the multi-day Main Event at the World Series.


This was supposed to be the Dealer's Choice Championship, but a bug made it a 21-game Mix. All the Dealer's Choice games were played in succession with nobody making a choice.


This was supposed to the PLO Bounty tournament, but it was actually the Lucky 7's structure (which included unlimited rebuys up through Level 22).


The way I tried to clean up the mislabeled tournaments error caused mb2 to start some players with too few tournament chips, so that tournament does not count toward WSOPS standings, but the (post-BARGE) replacement did.


The tournament was aborted in the middle. I had started a deploy and taken a short nap and something caused the deploy to take way too long and I didn't notice it.


An FM 65 bounty from the prize pool was awarded each time a player was completely busted (i.e. was busted and didn't rebuy) from the tournament. The bounty was awarded to the player who was considered the "buster".


Although July 29th, 2023 was a Saturday, this tournament ran at 5pm Pacific, like each of the other three make-up (post-WSOP / post-BARGE) WSOP-Style tournaments that immediately preceded it.