Shant Marashlilan and Patrick Liang each gained $1m bounty prizes within the 2023 WSOP Thriller Thousands and thousands occasion over the weekend. [Image: PokerGO.com]
Final 12 months’s inaugural Thriller Thousands and thousands occasion on the World Sequence of Poker was extraordinarily fashionable, however it was put to disgrace by the 2023 model, which drew 18,188 entries, probably the most ever for a $1,000 WSOP occasion. The match, which continues to be in progress, is so large that there have been two million-dollar bounties as a substitute of a single one final 12 months. Each have been pulled on Sunday.
Shant Marashlian nabbed the primary one, drawing out the suspense by revealing one digit at a time. When he noticed the “1,” he simply went for it, revealing the six trailing zeroes. Talking with PokerNews after his bounty pull, Marashlian stated he was nonetheless targeted on the match at hand, including: “I don’t know if I’m being cynical, however I’m eager about taxes already.”
To unfold the enjoyment, he gave $1,000 to every participant at his desk.
Patrick Liang did his reveal like Marashlian, although he unveiled the zeroes extra slowly, lastly leaping up and down in celebration when he noticed all of the commas. To unfold the enjoyment, he gave $1,000 to every participant at his desk. Liang was due for some good luck, as he defined in an interview after his pull that he had a mind tumor two years in the past, rendering him blind for a pair months.
“So, I imply, life was very powerful for some time.”
Marashlian finally completed 138th within the match for $7,380 and Liang got here in 62nd for $17,700, plus an extra $25,000 bounty prize.