Poker Round Up 2023

Tight Poker’s 2023
Poker Round Up

As the curtains draw on another exhilarating year in the world of poker, Tight Poker proudly stands at the forefront, capturing the most viral moments witnessed at the felt. The burning question on every poker enthusiast’s mind is: What are the absolute top 10 moments that defined poker in 2023? Well, the wait is over, as we invite you to join us on a festive journey through our poker round-up of the best poker action, meticulously curated to bring you the crème de la crème.

From heart-pounding plays that hit the nuts to charismatic ringleaders commanding the tables and untamed lions whose prowess knows no bounds, our review of the last 12 months encapsulates the very essence of poker magic. Among the cast of characters, standouts like the legendary Phil Hellmuth, the enigmatic Jungleman, and the aptly named Kid Poker take center stage.

Stay tuned as we dive into the biggest and best poker highlights of 2023 – It’s all in this year’s Tight Poker 10 Biggest Moments in Poker!

Our EpicPoker Countdown

Alex Botez

March 3rd

Alexandra Botez is a chess extraordinaire and the latest poker star. She has transferred her skills from the checkered board to the poker felt with ease, crushing the PokerStars Mystery Cash Challenge. The new queen of poker? She’s got the moves.

Nik Airball

May 19th

Nik Airball and Matt Berkey clashed at the felt. In a high-stakes showdown filled with spite, Berkey emerged victorious, getting the upper hand over his loudmouth opponent in a clash to remember.

Tom Dwan

May 31st

Tom Dwan's jaw-dropping poker moment. A seasoned player, Dwan thought he'd seen it all until this year. On the Hustler Casino Live stream, he made the sickest call of his career, clinching the biggest pot in televised poker history—$3.1 million with an astonishing two pairs.

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June 16th

Prepare for one of the most impactful moments of the year, where close to the final table in a bracelet event, an unfortunate spectator experienced the gutshot of a lifetime – hit by the nuts in the worst way possible.

Martin Kabrhel

June 20th

Ranked high on our list of controversial moments this year is Czech player Martin Kabrhel. Caught 'allegedly' marking cards and sneakily glancing at them when held by another player, Kabrhel has all the hallmarks of an arch villain.


July 7th

In a July Main Event twist, poker enthusiast Andreas Kniep celebrated prematurely with pocket aces, only to be swiftly taken out by ace-deuce, setting the crowd into a frenzy.


July 7th

Phil Hellmuth returned to his annual tradition of making a grand entrance into the World Series of Poker Main Event, entering the arena as a ringmaster, surrounded by 17 models – one for every bracelet. His pet ‘lion’ was another big name...and the true king of the ‘Jungle’.


July 13th

Lou Garza breaking with tradition in a way that turned heads. Instead of opting for an idyllic location or a romantic getaway, Garza chose the final table of a bracelet event to propose to his then-girlfriend.


August 8th

Enter the world of poker legend Daniel Negreanu, aka 'Kid Poker,' in an unexpected showdown. Negreanu, one of the most successful players of all time, took on a group of gifted academics in an epic home game before they headed off to college.


August 15th

Dive into the harsh reality of poker with Mikki Mase. In a viral clip post a losing session, Mikki's generous presence at the table in 2023 meant he was constantly giving away presents— but not in the way he intended.

Tight Poker Unleashed

‘Tis the festive season, and Tight Poker News welcomes you to a spectacular journey through the pivotal and exhilarating moments that defined the poker landscape in 2023! Get ready to immerse yourself in the world of high-stakes poker as we present an extensive roundup of the most electrifying moments throughout the year.

In this special edition, we invite you to join us on a thrilling ride through the top 10 jaw-dropping and unforgettable moments that have left an indelible mark on the poker community.

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And That's a Wrap
A Year in the Cards

As we close the curtain on the 10 Biggest Poker Moments of the Year, we’re eagerly anticipating the twists and turns the poker gods have in store for us in 2024. Cast your vote on whether 2023’s poker moments were truly the best of the best or if 2024 is poised to blow us out of the water.

Thank you for joining us on this thrilling journey at Tight Poker, and as we step into the New Year, we extend our warmest wishes for the New Year and, of course, unforgettable poker moments.

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