There was a lot of gold dished out on Day 16 of the 2022 World Series of Poker at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas with no fewer than four players taking down their respective events and capturing a coveted gold bracelet, in addition to a bankroll-boosting some of cash.
Jonathan Cohen was the first of the bracelet-winning quartet to secure his bracelet. Cowen defeated Kyle Dilschneider in Event #26: $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship after a long, drawn-out heads-up battle. This event was scheduled to crown its champion on Day 15, but the heads-up duo opted to pause the tournament and have some much-needed rest. The rest did Cowen the world of good, and he emerged victoriously after another 4.5 hours of one-on-one action.
The second bracelet of the day went to Michael Simhai, who gets to call himself the Event #27: $1,500 Shootout No-Limit Hold’em champion. Simahi received his first piece of poker gold, $240,480 in prize money, and bragging rights among his peers. The Californian came out on top of a tough final table that housed the likes of Ravi Raghavan and Kevin Song.
Robert Cowen reeled in his second WSOP bracelet in as many years when he triumphed in Event #28: $50,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller. The lover of four hole cards won his first bracelet in 2021 in a $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha event, but this latest victory was extra special, not least because the popular grinder walked away with $1,393,816 in addition to bracelet number two.
Last but not least in the bracelet-winning stakes is Maxx Coleman. The Kansas native outlasted 436 opponents in Event #29: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 2-7 Lowball Draw for his long-awaited bracelet victory. Coleman had finished in the money in 57 WSOP events before this victory, and had helped himself to a pair of WSOP Circuit rings. He now has a gold bracelet to keep those rings company.
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Weinman Leads the Final 10 in the $1,000 PLO Event
Only ten players remain in Event #30: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed from the 108 players who returned for Day 2 of this tournament. Those ten returning players have locked up $18,396 but one of them will walk away with $255,359 and a WSOP bracelet.
Daniel Weinman (6,420,000) is the man to catch going into Day 3 but the likes of Chino Rheem (4,855,000), WSOP bracelet winner Stephen Song (2,655,000), and German star Oliver Weis (1,610,000) are hunting him down.
Play resumes at noon on June 16 and continues until only one player has all the chip in play.
Event #30: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Final Day’s Chip Counts
|1||Daniel Weinman||United States||6,420,000||64|
|2||Eduardo Bernal Sanchez||Colombia||4,940,000||49|
|3||Chino Rheem||United States||4,855,000||48|
|4||Germandio Andoni||United States||4,555,000||45|
|5||Jamey Hendrickson||United States||4,495,000||45|
|6||Ruslan Dykshteyn||United States||3,200,000||32|
|8||Stephen Song||United States||2,665,000||26|
Hasting Leads the $10K Deuce-to-Seven Triple Draw Championship
Five-time WSOP bracelet winner Brian Hastings has a legitimate shot at taking home his sixth bracelet because he is the chip lead with ten players remaining in Event #31: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship.
Hastings is one of three players who bagged up a seven-figure stack when Day 2 concluded. Eric Wasserson (1,350,000) and Marco Johnson (1,105,000) being those deep-stacked opponents.
Five others among the final ten have experienced the joy of becoming a WSOP champion at least once. Shaun Deeb (435,000) has triumphed on five occasions, while the legendary Phil Hellmuth is searching for his 17th piece of WSOP hardware.
You don’t want to miss the finale of this stacked event, so return to PokerNews from 2:00 p.m. local time on June 16 and follow all of our exclusive updates as they happen at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas.
Event #31: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship Chip Counts
|1||Brian Hastings||United States||1,365,000||34|
|2||Eric Wasserson||United States||1,350,000||34|
|3||Marco Johnson||United States||1,105,000||28|
|4||Jordan Siegel||United States||725,000||18|
|5||Andrew Kelsall||United States||540,000||14|
|6||Daniel Zack||United States||535,000||13|
|7||Shaun Deeb||United States||435,000||11|
|8||Phil Hellmuth||United States||380,000||10|
|10||Ali Eslami||United States||170,000||4|
Nakamura Rides Off With the $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. Chip Lead
Japan’s Tamon Nakamura leads Event #32: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E after Day 1, a day that saw the 773 entrants reduced to 264 over the course of 15 levels of action. Nakamura, who has cashed three times already at the 2022 WSOP, has done his chances of a fourth cash and his first bracelet no harm at all.
Dozens of top-tier grinders are among the players returning for what should be an action-packed Day 2. German soccer star Max Kruse (224,000) is second in chips, while Dzmitry Urbanovich (189,000), and Eric Rodawig (180,500) bagged up top ten chip stacks.
Others to look out for on Day 2 include defending champion Anthony Zinno (122,000), Phil Ivey (105,000), Frenchman Fabrice Soulier (85,000), Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi (76,000), and Mike “The Mouth” Matusow (45,000).
Cards are back in the air from noon local time on June 16, and PokerNews will bring you all of the updates from this star-studded affair.
Event #32: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. Top Ten Chip Counts
|3||Nathaniel Parenti||United States||206,500|
|4||John Fahmy||United States||203,350|
Ullmann Leads a Host of Stars in the $3,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Event
Dat 1 of Event #33: $3,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em drew in a substantial crowd of 1,348 players but only 55 of those starters progressed to Day 2. Nino Ullmann of Germany bagged up the chip lead, his 2,565,000 stack putting him narrowly ahead of Rayan Chamas (2,500,000) and Vanessa Kade (2,290,000) at the chip counts’ summit.
Short-handed No-Limit Hold’em tournaments seem to attract poker’s elite talent, and this event was no different. Dylan Linde (1,910,000), and Taylor Paur (1,660,000) bagged up top ten stacks. Keith Lehr (1,510,000), Davidi Kitai (1,470,000), and Dmitry Yurasov (1,420,000) find themselves lurking outside the top ten, while David Pham (695,000) and Barry Hutter (660,000) are still in contention.
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Event #33: $3,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Top 10 Chip Counts
|4||Matthew Wantman||United States||2,170,000||72|
|5||Abbas Heidari||United States||2,145,000||71|
|7||Dylan Linde||United States||1,910,000||64|
|8||Taylor Paur||United States||1,660,000||55|