June 2 was another action-packed day for the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) with another champion crowned and four more events in the mix. It was David Peters who won gold on Day 3 of the 2022 WSOP at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas, the man from Ohio triumphed in Event #2: $100,000 High Roller Bounty to get his hands on the $1,166,810 top prize in addition to his fourth piece of poker jewelry.
It only took 26 hands and a little over an hour for Peters to come out on top from the five-handed final table, defeating Chance Kornuth heads-up in less than ten minutes. While Peters was busy bulldozing his way to victory, these other events edged closer to awarding their own WSOP bracelet.
Seiver On Course To Join The Four-Time Bracelet Club
Scott Seiver looks set to join Peters in the exclusive club of players who have secured four WSOP bracelets. Seiver is the chip leader in Event #3: $2,500 Freezeout where only ten players remain in the hunt for the $320,059 top prize and that all-important piece of poker gold.
He may hold the chip lead when play resumes at 2:00 p.m. on June 3 but Seiver will have to fight tooth and nail if he wants to finish this event in first place. This is because the likes of Steve Zolotow, Sergio Aido, Chris Hunichen, Aditya Agarwal, and Nick Schulman are still in the mix, the latter also vying for bracelet number four.
Event #3: $2,500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em Top 10 Chip Counts
|Table||Seat||Player||Chip Counts||Big Blinds|
Ruben Leads Final 14 of the $1,500 Dealer’s Choice
Brad Ruben is another player searching for his fourth WSOP bracelet and the ball is firmly in his court in Event #4: $1,500 Dealer’s Choice. Ruben returns to the action on June 3 with 2,102,000 chips, with his nearest rival, Jorge Walker, on 1,420,000 chips.
Only 13 opponents stand between Ruben, the bracelet, and $126,288. His task was made slightly easier when mixed game specialist Adam Friedman busted in 15th place as the day was drawing to a close. However, such luminaries as Ben Yu (848,000), Naoya Kihara (808,000), and defending champion Jaswinder Lally (565,000) are still in the mix. As commentary legend Norman Chad (526,000) in addition to Marco Johnson (521,000) and Brian Rast (466,000).
It is going to be a thrilling finale when play resumes at 2:00 p.m. on June 3.
Event #4: $1,500 Dealer’s Choice Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Brad Ruben||United States||2,102,000|
|2||Jorge Walker||United States||1,420,000|
|3||Alfred Atamian||United States||1,004,000|
|4||Ben Yu||United States||848,000|
|6||Charles Bransford||United States||650,000|
|8||Christoper Roman||United States||552,000|
|9||Dean Joe||United States||539,000|
|10||Norman Chad||United States||526,000|
Bumper Crowd Turns Out For Day 1A of the $500 Housewarming
Arguably the best value tournament on the busy 2022 WSOP schedule, the $500 Housewarming event, kicked off on Day 3 of the series. There is a $5 million guarantee on this tournament’s prize pool, and the 3,373 entrants contributed $1,416,660 to the prize pool, indicating that $5 million guarantee will be blown out of the water.
Only 147 of those starters punched their Day 2 tickets at the first attempt, and nobody bagged up more chips than Justin Liberto‘s colossal 4,225,000 stack. There is a hell of a long way to go before The Housewarming event crowns its champion but WSOP bracelet winner Liberto has done his chances of becoming that winner no harm at all thanks to his blistering start.
Liberto’s fellow bracelet winner Jordan Hufty (3,765,000) also kicked off Day 1A in style. Other bracelet owners through to Day 2 were Anthony Marquez (1,810,000), Kevin Gerhart (855,000), Michael Wang (730,000), Santiago Soriano (705,000), Steven Kelly (645,000), and Tyler Patterson (305,000).
Three more flights remain and PokerNews will be with you every step of the way.
Event #5: $500 The Housewarming Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Justin Liberto||United States||4,225,000|
|2||Jordan Hufty||United States||3,765,000|
|3||Maury Barrett||United States||2,920,000|
|4||Larry Serebryany||United States||2,750,000|
|6||Frederick Brown||United States||2,615,000|
|7||Gregory Snyder||United States||2,400,000|
|8||Clifford Conners||United States||2,375,000|
|9||Jonathan Williams||United States||2,375,000|
|10||Jen-Yue Chiang||United States||2,320,000|
Final 16 Set in the $25,000 Heads-Up Championship; Ivey Progresses
As you would expect from a $25,000 buy-in tournament, Event #6: $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold’em Championship had a stacked field when it kicked off with 64 players and that field is even tougher now only 16 players remain in contention for the $509,717 top prize.
A certain Phil Ivey, who cashed in the $100,000 High Roller Bounty event, progressed to the final 16 after defeating Henri Puustinen in Round 1 then Jeremy Ausmus in Round 2. Ivey now faces Kevin Rabichow. Should he defeat Rabichow, Ivey takes on the winner of the clash between Dylan Destefano and John Smith.
Another interesting clash to look forward to is the all-German affair between Christoph Vogelsang and reigning WSOP Main Event champion Koray Aldemir. As is the all-American battle that pits Dan Smith against Alex Foxen. Smith is still looking for his first WSOP bracelet while Foxen wants to make up for lost time having sat out the 2021 WSOP due to the vaccination rules.
Round 3 begins at 2:00 p.m. on June 3 with the returning players only three matches away from WSOP glory. You can check out the bracket right here.