Shant Marashlilan and Patrick Liang each received $1m bounty prizes within the 2023 WSOP Thriller Thousands and thousands occasion over the weekend. [Image: PokerGO.com]
Final yr’s inaugural Thriller Thousands and thousands occasion on the World Sequence of Poker was extraordinarily standard, 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 event, which remains to be in progress, is so massive that there have been two million-dollar bounties as an alternative of a single one final yr. 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 centered on the event at hand, including: “I don’t know if I’m being cynical, however I’m fascinated by 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 robust for some time.”
Marashlian finally completed 138th within the event for $7,380 and Liang got here in 62nd for $17,700, plus a further $25,000 bounty prize.