Day 25 of the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) took place on June 24 and saw action across both Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas with two players winning a bracelet, a massive field showing up for Day 1a of Event #51: $400 Colossus, and Phil Ivey making yet another WSOP Final Table.
Jonathan Pastore won the first bracelet of the day when he was victorious in Event #46: $5,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em. Pastore had a steady climb to the top and took home his first WSOP bracelet and the first-place prize of $771,765. Stephen Song fell just short of the bracelet after finishing second for $476,990 to Pastore while Elio Fox had to settle for fourth place and a payout of $234,036.
Menikos Panagiotou was the other bracelet winner on Day 25 of the WSOP. The Cypriot battled Chile’s Nick Yunis heads-up for the WSOP bracelet in Event #48: $1,500 Eight Game Mix. It would be the first bracelet for either of them and their respective countries. Yunis ultimately fell short and had to settle for $111,724 while Panagiotou won the bracelet and $180,783.
Keep reading to find out all that transpired on Friday at the WSOP‘s new home at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas.
198 remain for Day 3 of Event #47: $1,000 Seniors Championship; Will Allyn Shulman Repeat?
Day 2 of Event #47: $1,000 Seniors Championship started with 1,439 hopefuls still in contention but the field dwindled down to 198 by the end of the day. Leading the way is Ben Sarnoff who bagged an impressive 3,155,000 after a late-day surge. Nipping at the heels of the Day 2 chip leader is Valerii Lubenets with 2,810,000. All players are guaranteed to take home at least $4,703 with $694,909 and the gold WSOP bracelet reserved for the winner.
The remaining field is littered with highly skilled grinders and Jeff Lisandro highlights them all with his impressive resume that could eclipse the $6 million mark if he manages to spin his sub-average 580,000 stack into a top-three finish. Some other notables returning tomorrow include 2012 Seniors Championship winner Allyn Shulman (1,130,000), Ken Aldridge (965,000), Neil Blumenfield (650,000), Carol Fuchs (640,000), and Kathy Liebert (635,000).
Day 3 will continue on June 25 at 10 a.m. local time with 60-minute levels on the clock.
Event #47: $1,000 Seniors Championship Top 10 Chip Count
|Place||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Ben Sarnoff||United States||3,155,000||126|
|4||Mike Landers||United States||1,995,000||80|
|5||Patricia Devine||United States||1,935,000||77|
|6||James Clarke||United Kingdom||1,920,000||77|
|7||Keith Littlewood||United Kingdom||1,802,500||72|
|8||Jeffrey Sims||United States||1,725,000||69|
Lucas Tabarin Leads Final 39 In Event #49: $2,000 No-Limit Hold’em
Only 39 players remain after a long day of play in Event #49: $2,000 No-Limit Hold’em. Brazil’s Lucas Tabarin holds the lead with well over 100 big blinds (4,240,000) but he’s closely followed by Jack Corrigan (3,910,000) and veteran tournament grinder Ioannis Angelou Konstas (3,751,000). All three of them are hoping to win their first WSOP gold bracelet and the first-place prize of $527,944.
Day 1 chip leader Faraz Jaka is also still in contention. He comes back with a stack of 770,000 which is approximately 19 big blinds when play resumes on Day 3. Jaka’s best WSOP result was a third-place finish back in 2009 when he collected $400,525 in a $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Six-Handed event.
Other notables making it through to Day 3 include bracelet winners Heidi May (2,500,000) and Tyler Cornell (1,830,000). Eddy Sabat (1,605,000), Michael Watson (1,505,000), and Christopher Frank (950,000) also found a bag at the end of the day.
The action will resume at 1 p.m. local time, June 26th.
Event #49: $2,000 No-Limit Hold’em Top 10 Chip Counts
|Place||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|2||Jack Corrigan||United States||3,910,000||98|
|3||Ioannis Angelou Konstas||Greece||3,751,000||94|
|5||Adam Geyer||United States||2,745,000||69|
|8||Kyle Montgomery||United States||2,175,000||54|
|9||Tyler Cornell||United States||1,830,000||46|
|10||Evan Sandberg||United States||1,755,000||44|
Alex Foxen Leads $250,000 Super High Roller Final Table In Hunt For First Bracelet
It’s a case of those with a bracelet against those without a bracelet as we head into the final day of Event #50: $250,000 Super High Roller on Saturday.
Three of the last eight players are without bracelets, and what a way it would be to get on the board by winning the biggest buy-in event of the summer. However, it will be a tough task against the remaining five who have a combined 20 WSOP bracelets between them.
Leading the way is Alex Foxen, who doubled on the direct money bubble and then burst it to soar up the counts, and he held on to that lead until the end of the day. Foxen is still without a bracelet, as is Chris Hunichen and Brandon Steven who also bagged at the end of Day 2.
The final table is rounded out by multiple bracelet winners Phil Ivey, Dan Zack and Adrian Mateos, with former bracelet winner Sam Soverel the short stack.
Daniel Negreanu missed out on the final table and busted out in ugly fashion when he got his chips in the middle with pocket tens against the queen-ten suited of David Peters. Peters managed to hit a runner-runner flush which saw Negreanu exit the tournament in a fiery fashion throwing his vlogging equipment at a wall after the river card was dealt.
The final table will resume on Saturday, June 25 at 3 p.m. with a PokerGO stream scheduled to start at 4 p.m. local time.
Event #50: $250,000 Super High Roller Final Table Chip Counts
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Dan Zack||United States||4,375,000||15|
|2||Martin Kabrhel||Czech Republic||17,800,000||59|
|3||Phil Ivey||United States||7,300,000||24|
|4||Brandon Steven||United States||7,850,000||26|
|6||Alex Foxen||United States||24,150,000||81|
|7||Chris Hunichen||United States||12,375,000||41|
|8||Sam Soverel||United States||3,200,000||11|
Massive Day 1a of The Colossus Attracts 5,881 Hopefuls
A sea of people flooded the Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas for Day 1a of Event #51: $400 Colossus. By night’s end, there were 5,869 entries and only 684 survived and advanced to Day 2.
Kao “Flexx” Saechao finished 10th in Event #1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha the day before but managed to keep his run going. He finished the day with a massive stack of 1,514,000 bagging the chip lead on Day 1a of The Colossus. Other notables that made it through to Day 2 include Brian Weaver (864,000), Marle Spragg (236,000), and Olympic boxer Audley Harrison (150,000).
The field generated an already massive prize pool of $1,936,770 with 881 players making the money. Those who did not bag tonight will have a second chance tomorrow for Day 1b. The second flight is expected to be even bigger than the first.
All players who advanced to Day 2 will return on Sunday, June 26 at 10 a.m. local time.
Event #51: $400 Colossus Day 1a Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Kao “Flexx” Caechao||United States||1,514,000|
|2||Mary Dvorkin||United Kingdom||1,388,000|
|3||Samuel Laskowitz||United States||1,297,000|
|4||Charles Peppers||United States||1,190,000|
|5||Eric Revak||United States||1,183,000|
|6||Ryan Himes||United States||1,168,000|
|7||Vanessa Mejias||United States||1,159,000|
|9||Sung Keem||United States||1,124,000|
Half the Field Remains in $2,500 Nine Game Mix
Schuyler Thornton bagged the chip lead in Event #52: $2,500 Nine Game Mix after the first day. The collection of mixed game variants drew 456 runners and generated a prize pool of $1,014,600, from which the winner will receive the top prize of $219,799.
Only 191 players remain in the hunt for the WSOP gold bracelet and the first-place prize of $219,799. Among those trailing Thornton, who bagged 220,400 chips, at the top of the leaderboard are Nick Guagenti with 209,200 in close second, Scott Bohlman with 208,200 in third, and David Williams in fourth with 206,500.
Despite his ugly elimination in Event #50: $250,000 Super High Roller, Daniel Negreanu managed to find a bag as well taking 125,600 to Day 2 in this event.
Players will return at 2 p.m. local time on June 25 to pick up the action in level 11 and play ten more 60-minute levels.
Event #52: $2,500 Nine Game Mix Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Schuyler Thornton||United States||220,400|
|2||Nick Guagenti||United States||209,200|
|3||Scott Bohlman||United States||208,200|
|4||David Williams||United States||206,500|
|7||Peter Ippolito||United States||183,900|
|8||Joey Couden||United States||182,600|
|9||Walter Chambers||United States||179,200|
|10||Chance Kornuth||United States||176,400|
Milko van Winden has been a part of the poker media corps since 2017. An occasional [I]PokerNews[/I] contributor and live reporter, Milko is the Head of Digital Media at poker training site Pokercode.