- Bronshtein Hunting For His Third WSOP Bracelet
- Event #15: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship Chip Counts
- Foxen Secures the Chip Lead on Day 2 of the $3K No-Limit Hold’em Event
- Event #16: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Top 10 Chip Counts
- Betil Leads Host of Stars in the $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Event
- Event #17: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball Top 10 Chip Counts
- Little Bags a Big Stack in the $1,000 Freezeout
- Event #18: $1,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em Top 10 Chip Counts
- Bleznick is the Man to Catch in the $25,000 PLO High Roller
- Event #19: $25,000 PLO High Roller Top 10 Chip Counts
- Geary Grabs Early Advantage in the $1,500 Deuce-to-Seven Triple Draw
- Event #20: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Top 10 Chip Counts
June 9 was the tenth day of the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas, and what an incredible day of poker the players treated us to. Frenchman Leo Soma became a WSOP bracelet winner for the first time, while six other event drew in thousands of grinders from all corners of the world.
Soma got his hands on the Event #14: 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em title, its bracelet and an impressive $456,889 payday. The Frenchman topped a field of 2,393 entrants to win the first WSOP bracelet of his career.
Elsewhere, while Soma was marching towards an emphatic victory, household names Yuval Bronshtein and Alex Foxen did their chances of winning some poker jewelry no harm at all. Bronshtein leads the final five players in Event #15: Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship, with Foxen the clear chip leader in Event #16: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em where 75 players remain.
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Bronshtein Hunting For His Third WSOP Bracelet
Israel’s Yuval Bronshtein is looking to win his third WSOP bracelet in as many years, and that looks set to happen because he is the chip leader with five players remaining in the $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better event.
Bronshtein won a $1,500 No Limit 2-7 Lowball event in 2019 and followed that victory up with another in a $1,500 Limit Hold’em event in 2021. Now he returns to the $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship in pole position.
Ray Henson, Kane Kalas, Alex Livingston, and Bart O’Connell reached this tournament’s final table but failed to navigate their way to the final day’s action. Play fo the night concluded following O’Connell’s demise.
Play resumes at 4:00 p.m. on June 10 under the watchful eyes of the PokerGo cameras. Of course, PokerNews will also be on the ground providing written coverage until a champion is crowned.
Event #15: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship Chip Counts
|2||Dustin Dirksen||United States||3,165,000||20|
|3||Daniel Zack||United States||2,440,000||15|
|4||Ray Dehkarghani||United States||1,695,000||11|
|5||Jake Liebeskind||United States||295,000||2|
Foxen Secures the Chip Lead on Day 2 of the $3K No-Limit Hold’em Event
Alex Foxen sat out the 2021 WSOP due to the COVID-19 vaccination rules, but he is making up for lost time at the 2022 edition. Foxen is the chip leader going into Day 3 of Event #16: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em where only 74 opponents stand between him and his first WSOP bracelet.
Foxen crammed 2,070,000 chips int his overnight chip bag, over 400,000 more than Triple Crown winner Niall Farrell‘s 1,610,000 in second place. Others in the current top ten include Stefan Lehner (1,395,000), Arnaud Enselme (1,350,000), David Miscikowski (1,315,000), and Adrian Mateos (1,165,000).
Each of the returning players is guaranteed $7,660 for their efforts but that sum swells to $133,300 by the time only five remain, which is when Day 3 concludes. Those five players who bag and tag on June 10 then return on June 11 to fight it out for a WSOP bracelet and $558,616 in prize money.
Event #16: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Alex Foxen||United States||2,070,000||103|
|2||Niall Farrell||United Kingdom||1,610,000||80|
|3||Michael Marder||United States||1,595,000||80|
|6||David Miscikowski||United States||1,315,000||66|
|9||Tyler Hirschfeld||United States||1,130,000||56|
|10||Toby Boas||United States||1,105,000||55|
Betil Leads Host of Stars in the $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Event
Event #17: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball is down to only 17 players from a starting field of 309, and it is Bariscan Betil who holds the chip lead going into Day 3, the final day’s action.
Betil finished Day 2 armed with 1,190,000 and he leads no fewer than nine players who already own a WSOP bracelet. Andrew Brown (1,010,000), Frank Kassela (750,000), Matthew Schreiber (740,000), John Monnette (600,000), and Alex Epstein (475,000) and the bracelet owners returning with top ten stacks.
Daniel Strelitz (425,000), Galen Hall (310,000), Steve Zolotow (135,000), and Ralph Perry (80,000) are the quartet of bracelet winners who have a little more work to do if they are to reel in another piece of WSOP hardware.
Play resumes at Bally’s at 2:00 p.m. local time on June 10. Be there or be square!
Event #17: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Bariscan Betil||United States||1,190,000|
|2||Jerry Wong||United States||1,140,000|
|3||Andrew Brown||United States||1,010,000|
|4||Yehuda Buchalter||United States||980,000|
|6||Domnick Sarle||United States||815,000|
|7||Frank Kassela||United States||750,000|
|8||Matthew Schreiber||United States||740,000|
|9||John Monnette||United States||600,000|
|10||Alex Epstein||United States||475,000|
Little Bags a Big Stack in the $1,000 Freezeout
James Little is the big stack in Event #18: $1,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em where 203 of the 2,663 starters remain in the hunt for a gold bracelet and a $330,057 top prize.
Little finished Day 1 with 765,000 chips, one big blind more than Lily Lofty (755,000) in second place. Thomas Stocker (720,000) was the only other player to finish with more than 700,000 chips.
Several WSOP champions are still in with a shout of taking down this event and adding to their bracelet tallies. Marco Johnson (470,000), Seth Fischer (445,000), five-time winner Shaun Deeb (395,000), Ismael Bojang (375,000), Jeremy Wien (290,000), and Ben Yu (270,000) are among them.
Return to PokerNews from 12:00 p.m. local time on June 10 for Day 2 of this event; a champion will be crowned today!
Event #18: $1,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||James Little||United States||765,000||76|
|2||Lily Lofty||United States||755,000||75|
|3||Thomas Stocker||United States||720,000||72|
|4||Paul Lee||United States||695,000||69|
|5||Jordan Griff||United States||690,000||69|
|6||Dustin Cullimore||United States||675,000||67|
|8||Jason Reels||United States||635,000||63|
|9||Austin Farmer||United States||630,000||63|
Bleznick is the Man to Catch in the $25,000 PLO High Roller
The $25,000 PLO High Roller saw 196 players buy-in on Day 1 and saw 72 players hit the rail before the curtain came down on proceedings. It should not come as a surprise that this field is stacked with stellar names and top-tier professional players.
Jared Bleznick outperformed them all and bagged up the chip lead courtesy of his 601,500 stack. He is narrowly in front of Chris DeMaci (586,000), and Sean Winter (578,000). Honestly, check out the end of day chip counts here and feast your eyes on what is an incredible field.
Further down the chip counts you find such luminaries as Ben Lamb (540,500), Eelis Parssinen (415,500), Brian Rast (395,500), and Connor Drinan (394,000).
Also in the hunt in a certain Phil Ivey who is looking to close the gap on Phil Hellmuth in the bracelet stakes. Ivey has ten WSOP bracelets to his name and has a good chance of winning his 11th seeing how he finished Day 1 with 360,500 chips, enough for 22nd place at the restart.
It is a 2:00 p.m. start on June 10 for this field of poker heroes. Join PokerNews then for all of the four-card action.
Event #19: $25,000 PLO High Roller Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Jared Bleznick||United States||601,500||201|
|2||Chris DeMaci||United States||586,000||195|
|3||Sean Winter||United States||578,000||193|
|4||Frank Crivello||United States||575,000||192|
|5||James Chen||United States||553,000||184|
|6||Ben Lamb||United States||540,500||180|
|7||Dmitrii Perfilev||United States||536,500||179|
|9||Kristopher Tong||United States||444,500||148|
|10||Conrad De Armas||United States||437,500||146|
Geary Grabs Early Advantage in the $1,500 Deuce-to-Seven Triple Draw
More than two-thirds of the 350 players who bought into the $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw event busted before time was called on the day. Justin Geary not only did not join that list of busted player, but he finished top of the pile of 108 names who made it through to Day 2.
Geary is in pole position in this event thanks to finishing Day 1 with 259,500 chips; Karl Tretter (222,000) is the only other player with more than 200,000 betting tokens at his disposal.
Four-time bracelet winners Kevin Gerhart (178,500) and Robert Mizrachi (149,500) find themselves behind top ten stacks, while mixed game specialists Calvin Anderson (134,000) and Adam Friedman (130,500) are lurking just outside the top ten chip counts.
Then plan for Day 2 is to complete ten hour-long levels, which will definitely see the money bubble burst. Follow the PokerNews updates from 2:00 p.m. on June 10 as a host of stars return to battle.
Event #20: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Justin Geary||United States||259,500|
|2||Karl Tretter||United States||222,000|
|3||Hasan Kural||United States||192,500|
|5||Kevin Gerhart||United States||178,500|
|6||John Prather||United States||172,500|
|7||Pawel Andrzejewski||United States||160,000|
|8||Michael Balan||United States||157,500|
|9||Robert Mizrachi||United States||149,500|
|10||Von Altizer||United States||148,000|