Day 2 of the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas gave us a taste of things to come with first bracelet being awarded in the early hours of June 2. Katie Kopp emerged victoriously from Event #1: $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’em and walked away with $65,168 and the first-ever WSOP bracelet awarded at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas.
Kopp finished third in the same event in 2018 and was determined to go two places deeper this year. Kopp’s first bullet did not go to plan, but she made the most of the re-entry format, reloaded, and supported by a raucous rail, got the job done. You can read all about Kopp’s incredible victory right here.
The second day of the 2022 WSOP saw a living legend lock in his first cash of the series, a certain Phil Ivey. The ten-time bracelet winner sat out the entire 2021 WSOP last fall but jumped straight into Event #2: $100,000 High Roller Bounty, eventually falling in seventh place for $133,127.
Here’s what went down on Day 2 of the 2022 WSOP.
Kornuth Claims $100K High Roller Bounty Chip Lead
Chance Kornuth continued his hot run of form – he won WPT Choctaw last week – by claiming the chip lead in Event #2: $100,000 High Roller Bounty. Sixteen players returned to their seats but only five had chips in front of them when the curtain came down on the day’s proceedings.
The bubble burst when Phil Ivey’s pocket eights came from behind to crack Nick Petrangelo‘s kings, not with a set but with an unlikely straight. Ivey did not put Petrangelo’s stack to much use because he was the next player out of the door, collecting $133,127 for his seventh-place finish.
Day 2 ended when Matthew Steinberg fell by the wayside in sixth, ultimately busting to the now chip leader Kornuth.
Kornuth is in command going into Day 3 on June 2 but with the likes of David Peters, Ali Imsirovic, Dario Sammartino, and reigning WSOP Main Event champion Koray Aldemir still in the mix, a Kornuth victory is far from guaranteed.
Event #2: $100,000 High Roller Bounty Chip Counts
|Rank||Player||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
Shorr Bags Big in the $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout
The third event on the 2022 WSOP schedule is the $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout tournament. It drew in a crowd of 752 players but only 113 of those starters progressed to Day 2.
Jesse Kertland is the man who finished the night with the biggest stack, one containing 941,000 chips. Kertland came close to winning a bracelet in 2018 and again in 2019 both his deep runs in the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout and the $500 Casino Employees events ended in fifth and fourth place finishes respectively.
Shannon Shorr finished Day 1 with 670,000 chips, enough for fifth place in the overnight chip counts. Shorr has 147 WSOP cashes without a bracelet victory. Could this be the event that changes al that? Players such as David Benyamine (520,000), Dylan Linde (495,000), Adrian Mateos (423,000), and Scott Seiver (340,000) are just a handful of star standing between Shannon and that elusive gold bracelet.
Event #3: $2,500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Jesse Kertland||United States||941,000|
|2||Michael Moncek||United States||873,000|
|3||Casey Hatmaker||United States||849,000|
|4||Jan Bednar||Czech Republic||829,000|
|5||Shannon Shorr||United States||670,000|
|6||Andrew Kelsall||United States||604,000|
|8||Chris Hunichen||United States||543,000|
|10||Dylan Linde||United States||495,000|
Eichhorn Tops $1,500 Dealer’s Choice Day 1 Chip Counts
The Dealer’s Choice events at the WSOP always attract stellar names to the tables and this year’s Event #4: $1,500 Dealer’s Choice is no different. Dozens of household names were among the 430 players who bought in on Day 1, and there were plenty left when the 15th level concluded and only 123 players bagged up chips.
Dennis Eichhorn is the chip leader going into Day 2 courtesy of his 276,000 stack. However, the chasing pack is crammed full of elite mixed games specialists. These include John Monnette (213,500), Ben Yu (192,000), Marco Johnson (183,500), Brian Rast (169,500), defending champion Jaswinder Lally, and dealer’s choice guru Adam Friedman (142,000).
It is highly likely one of the those players mentioned above will claim the $126,288 top prize, although the other surviving players are certainly not only their to make up the numbers. Make sure you do not miss out on our exclusive coverage of Day 2 on June 2.
Event #4: $1,500 Dealer’s Choice Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Dennis Eichhorn||United States||276,000|
|2||Mitul Sheera||United States||245,500|
|3||Brett Richey||United States||220,500|
|4||John Monnette||United States||213,500|
|5||Ben Yu||United States||192,000|
|6||Qinghai Pan||United States||185,500|
|7||Marco Johnson||United States||183,500|
|8||Scott Bohlman||United States||179,000|
|9||Brian Rast||United States||169,500|
|10||Travis Pearson||United States||165,500|