It is difficult to imagine that the 2022 World Series of Poker at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas has been running for two weeks; they say time flies when you are having fun. Three poker heroes had more than their fair share of fun on Day 14 of the 2022 WSOP because they got their hands, or should that be wrists, on a gold WSOP bracelet.
Jeremy Ausmus helped himself to the title in Event #23: $3,000 Limit Hold’em 6-Handed and the $142,147 prize that came with it. The victory meant Ausmus is now a four-time WSOP champion, with this bracelet being his second in a Hold’em format.
Christopher Chatman triumphed in Event #24: $1,000 FLIP & GO No-Limit Hold’em, overcoming 1,328 opponents to walk away with $187,770 and his first piece of poker jewelry. A delighted Chatman informed PokerNews that winning a bracelet “doesn’t even seem like it’s real.”
The third bracelet awarded on Day 14 of the 2022 WSOP went to Rajee “Rob” Wazwaz courtesy of then being the last man standing from a field of 4,062 in Event #25: $800 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack. The victory came with the champion’s first WSOP bracelet in addition to a bankroll-boosting score weighing in at $358,346.
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Monster Stack Reaches Final Day; Spinella in Top Three
This year’s $1,500 Monster Stack drew in a crowd of 6,501 but only 271 of those were present and correct on Day 3, the penultimate day of action. By the time the tournament director called time on proceedings, those 271 were reduced to only 39. Those surviving players return to Bally’s on June 14 to conclude the tournament and fight it out for the $966,577 top prize.
Anthony Spinella (15,580,000) has been in this position many times before; deep in a WSOP event with the bracelet within touching distance. Spinella already has a WSOP bracelet to his name and has a realistic chance of securing his second in this event.
Japan’s Yoshiya Agata (19,475,000) and Frank Lagodich (16,450,000) are the only players with more chips than Spinella at the restart.
Others to look for on Day 4, which starts at 10:00 a.m. on June 14, include Jeremy Saderne (14,400,000), Max Steinberg (12,875,000), Jessica Teusl (12,025,000), and Calvin Anderson (9,925,000).
Event #21: $1,500 Monster Stack Day 3 Top Ten Chip Counts
|*Rank||Player||Country||Chip Count||Day 4 Big Blinds|
|2||Frank Lagodich||United States||16,450,000||55|
|3||Anthony Spinella||United States||15,850,000||53|
|5||Francis Anderson||United States15,300,000||51|
|8||Max Steinberg||United States||12,875,000||43|
|10||Ricardo Eyzaguirre||United States||12,100,000||40|
Eveslage Leads Final Nine in the $10K Limit Hold’em Championship
Chad Eveslage won his first WSOP bracelet in the $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller earlier at the 2022 WSOP and he is now on course to capture another piece of poker hardware in Event #26: $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship.
Eveslage is the only player of the nine that remain in contention for this event’s title that has a seven-figure stack at his disposal, namely 1,080,000. This puts him in pole position going into the final day’s action.
The recent bracelet winner may lead right now, but he will not have matters his own way because there are some incredibly talented players joining him on Day 3. Matthew Schreiber (970,000) and Joey Couden (830,000) are both owners of WSOP bracelets, while the other finalists have reached this stage on merit.
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Event #26: $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship Final Table Chips Counts
|1||Chad Eveslage||United States||1,080,000||36|
|2||Matthew Schreiber||United States||970,000||32|
|3||Joey Couden||United States||830,000||28|
|4||Kyle Dilschenider||United States||705,000||24|
|5||Jonathan Cohen||United States||605,000||20|
|6||Matt Woodward||United States||530,000||18|
|7||Matthew Gonzales||United States||435,000||15|
|8||David Litt||United States||190,000||6|
|9||Amir Shayesteh||United States||175,000||6|
Host of Stars Turn out For the $1,500 Shootout
Event #27: $1,500 Shootout No-Limit Hold’em sold out with 1,000 players buying in and creating a $1,335,000 prize pool. The Shootout saw those 1,000 players fight it out on 100 ten-handed tables, with the last player standing on each table progressing to Day 2.
Elite players from all corners of the planet turned out in force for this event. Among those who made it through to Day 2, where only 100 players remain in the hunt for the title, include Eugene Katchalov, JJ Liu, Patrick Leonard, Qui Nguyen, Brian Yoon, Tom Schneider, Chris Moorman, and Aaron Massey.
Some of those who fell by the wayside at various points on Day 1 included Kenny Hallaert, Nick Schulman, George Danzer, Ryan Riess, and Scott “43 bullets” Seiver.
Day 2 shuffles up and deals at 12:00 p.m. local time on June 14, where a ten-handed final table will be reached.
Jouhkimainen Tops $50,000 PLO High Roller Day 1 Counts
Finnish PLO specialist Joni Jouhkimainen is the player to catch after Day 1 of Event #28: $50,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller, a star-studded tournament that saw 106 players buy-in, surpassing the 2021 attendance by more than 30 entries.
Jouhkimainen bagged up a tournament-leading stack of 2,935,000 as the curtain came down on Day 1. The Finn came close to winning a PLO bracelet twice in 2021, finishing fifth in the $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em/Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed, then second in the €5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha at the WSOP Europe festival.
Aaron Mermelstein (2,375,000) was the only other player to finish the evening with more than two millions betting tokens.
As you would expect from such a prestigious event, the overnight chip counts read like a who’s who of the poker world. Scott Seiver (1,835,000) and Josh Arieh (1,825,000) find themselves in the top five chip counts, while the retired Jason Mercier finished with a 1,070,000 stack, enough for 11th place.
Others among the 36 players who punched their Day 2 tickets include Robert Cowen (955,000), Chance Kornuth (895,000), Ben Lamb (845,000) nine-time WSOP champion Erik Seidel (425,000), and short stack Brian Rast (110,000).
Event #28: $50,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller Top 10 Chip Counts
|2||Aaron Mermelstein||United States||2,375,000||158|
|3||Scott Seiver||United States||1,835,000||122|
|4||Josh Arieh||United States||1,825,000||122|
|5||Michael Heritsch||United States||1,795,000||120|
|6||AP Garza||United States||1,390,000||93|
|7||Aaron Katz||United States||1,250,000||83|
O’Hara Tops $1,500 2-7 Day 1 Chip Counts
Ian O’Hara bagged up the most chips (294,500) in Event #29: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw as 122 of the record-breaking 437 field navigated their wat through to Day 2 on June 14. O’Hara is a regular at the WSOP, having cashed almost 40 times and reached three final tables. Perhaps this is the tournament that O’Hara finally gets the monkey off his back?
Brandon Shack-Harris did his chances of winning a third WSOP bracelet no harm at all by bagging up 235,500 chips, enough for second place in the overnight counts. Tom Schneider (207,500) finished with a top five stack.
Look out for Yanni Raz (166,000) on Day 2. Yaz though he was buying into a No-Limit Hold’em event and tried to get a refund when he realised his mistake because he’d never played this variant. Raz ended up having to play and he busted his first bullet, enjoyed himself that much that he re-entered, and finished Day 1 with a top 10 stack! Amazingly, he finds himself on Table 666 tomorrow; perhaps a deal was done with the devil!
Day 2 commences at 2:00 p.m. on June 14. Join PokerNews then for all the action.
Event #29: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Ian O’Hara||United States||294,500|
|2||Brandon Shack-Harris||United States||235,500|
|4||Tom Schneider||United States||207,500|
|5||Gabe Paul||United States||189,500|
|6||Michael Lang||United States||185,000|
|8||Jonathan McGowan||United States||172,000|
|9||Yosif Nawabi||United States||170,500|
|10||Yanni Raz||United States||166,000|