ArticleJonathan Van Fleet to compete for the WSOP golden bracelet and a $700k+ payday

Will Jon Van Fleet fulfil his dream of winning a WSOP bracelet?

By Doro | 22 Jun 2023
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The 54th World Series of Poker is now in full swing in Las Vegas. Taking center stage for our first report is Poker Academy’s ambassador Jonathan “apestyles” Van Fleet, who will attempt to win his first gold bracelet today. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that he makes it happen!

Jonathan is one of the 1,735 entrants (including re-entries) participating in #44 $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em event. After three days of intense action, 15 players have made it through to the final day. Van Fleet currently holds the 9th largest stack with 3.8 million, while Aram Oganyan is leading with a total of 9.9 million.

#PlayerCountryChip Count#BB
1Aram OganyanUSA9,900,00050
2Shannon ShorrUSA8,750,00044
3Yang ZhangChina6,875,00034
4Aleks DimitrovBulgaria6,500,00033
5Levente SzaboHungary5,150,00033
6John MarinoUSA5,100,00026
7Ankush MandaviaUSA4,800,00024
8Kartik VedIndia4,500,00023
9Jon Van FleetUSA3,800,00019
10Alex LynskeyAustralia3,650,00018
11Aliaksandr ShylkoBelarus2,975,00015
12Aliaksandr HirsBelarus2,975,00015
13Samy BoujmalaFrance2,525,00013
14Frederic NormandCanada2,000,00010
15Justin ChuTaiwan1,175,0006

The prize pool for this event is $4,632,450. A total of 261 players have reached the ITM stage. Every remaining player will receive a minimum payout of $30,873. The champion will earn an astounding $717,879 and a priceless gold bracelet.

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Below, you can see a pivotal hand of this event for the “apestyles”. In the KK vs AQ confrontation on a Q-high board Jonathan scooped a pot worth of 3.6 mln in chips. Later he added 200k to finish the day.

Jonathan Van Fleet hand in the #44 $3,000 NLHE WSOP event. His KK wins over AQ on the Q-high board and he scoops the pot of 3.6 mln.
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Action resumes at 11 a.m. local time with blinds set to 100,000/200,000 and a big blind ante of 200,000. Play will continue throughout the day until one player is declared the winner. Live text coverage is provided by You can find it here.

Let’s keep our fingers crossed for the Poker Academy ambassador. We dream of writing about his historic WSOP win sometime tomorrow. Go, get’em Jon!

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