- David Miscikowski Leads Final Nine in Event #16: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em
- Event #16: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Final Table Chip Counts
- Scott Ball Leads Last 28 in Event #18: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
- Event #18: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Top 10 Chip Counts After Day 2
- Von Altizer Leads Final Nine in Event #20: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw
- Event #20: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Final Nine Chip Counts
- The Monster Stack is Underway With Nearly 3,000 Runners
- Event #21: $1,500 Monster Stack Top 10 Chip Counts After Day 1a
- “Elky” and Ivey Lead the Way After Day 1 of Event #22: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship
- Event #22: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship Top 10 Chip Counts After Day 1
June 10, the 11th day of the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas, saw three pieces of hardware being handed out to their new respective owners. Daniel Zack was playing on the Main Stage all day, claiming the coveted prize in Event #15: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship after a six-hour (!) heads-up onslaught with Dustin Dirksen.
Chicagoan Bryan Schultz topped the incredible popular Event #18: $1,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em that drew a bumper field of 2,663 hopefuls. Long Beach, NY’s Dominick Sarle rounded out the winner’s circle by showcasing his poker prowess in the Mixed Triple Draw Lowball.
Keep reading to get a snapshot of all things that transpired on Friday in the sweltering heat of Sin City, where no fewer than eight concurrent events took place including the start of the ever-popular Monster Stack.
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David Miscikowski Leads Final Nine in Event #16: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em
Just nine players remain in Event #16: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em, with three former bracelet winners still in contention.
Leading the way is David Miscikowski, who won his first WSOP bracelet in 2014 and will be in pole position to add another when play resumes at 12 p.m. on Saturday, June 11.
Other bracelet winners still alive are Davide Suriano and Joey Weissman. Suriano won his bracelet the same year as Miscikowski, but for Weissman, it will be just under 10 years since he grabbed a bracelet back in 2012.
Miscicowski’s chip lead will surely get some people in the poker world talking after being named as an alleged cheater in the Bryn Kenney cheating scandal.
Event #16: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Final Table Chip Counts
|Seat||PLAYER||COUNTRY||CHIP COUNT||Big Blinds|
|1||Nicholas Dolen||United States||6,125,000||31|
|2||Nathan Russler||United States||7,000,000||35|
|3||David Miscikowski||United States||9,800,000||49|
|4||Alex Foxen||United States||4,020,000||20|
|5||Joey Weissman||United States||4,980,000||25|
|7||Toby Boas||United States||2,075,000||10|
|8||Kevin Stevens||United States||5,690,000||28|
Scott Ball Leads Last 28 in Event #18: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
One of the biggest events of the series is down to its final 28 hopefuls, and its two-time WSOP bracelet winner Scott Ball leading the way into the money stage. Ball emerged as the chipleader with a stack of 3,990,000 after going through the day like a wrecking ball in the mid and final stages. Jonathan Depa follows in second place with 3,625,000 after he won a large pot off GGPoker ambassador Daniel Negreanu, who also advanced with a stack of 1,550,000.
Another familiar name in the overnight top ten is certainly David Williams, who will aim to double his WSOP gold bracelet tally after claiming a stack worth 2,970,000. Pittsburgh’s James Chen (2,585,000), Sam Stein (1,635,000) and Frank Crivello (1,550,000) can likewise be named among the bigger stacks as well.
Event #18: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Top 10 Chip Counts After Day 2
|Position||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Scott Ball||United States||3,990,000||133|
|2||Jonathan Depa||United States||3,625,000||121|
|3||David Williams||United States||2,970,000||99|
|4||James Chen (US)||United States||2,585,000||86|
|5||Emmanuel Sebag||United States||2,315,000||77|
|6||Aaron Mermelstein||United States||1,955,000||65|
|7||Philip Wiszowaty||United States||1,640,000||55|
|8||Sam Stein||United States||1,635,000||55|
|9||Frank Crivello||United States||1,550,000||52|
Von Altizer Leads Final Nine in Event #20: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw
The ladies have been doing great thus far at the 2022 WSOP, with a bracelet for Katie Kopp in the opening event and big scores all around, including a third-place finish for Angela Jordison in last night’s Event #18: $1,000 Freezeout NLHE ($151,544). Von Altizer could become the next female bracelet winner as she enters the final day of the $1,500 2-7 Triple Draw with the chip lead.
Altizer will start the day wielding a stack of 2,625,000, just ahead of her nearest competitor Yufei Zhong with 2,290,000. They are well out ahead of the rest of the field, with four-time bracelet winner and mixed game specialist Benny Glaser (1,185,000) the only other player above 1,000,000. Glaser is one of two former bracelet winners still in the field, with Kenny Hsiung (485,000) being the other.
Event #20: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Final Nine Chip Counts
|1||Von Altizer||United States||2,625,000|
|3||Benny Glaser||United Kingdom||1,185,000|
|5||James Maguire||United States||700,000|
|6||Kenny Hsiung||United States||485,000|
|7||Evan Sayer||United States||275,000|
|8||Hieu Luu||United States||175,000|
|9||Peter Lynn||United States||75,000|
The Monster Stack is Underway With Nearly 3,000 Runners
Needless to say, Event #21: $1,500 Monster Stack NLHE was expected to be one of the most popular events of the summer, and with 2,947 players entering on Day 1a it fully lived up to its lofty expectations. The massive field contributed nearly $4,000,000 to the prize pool and is expected to be even bigger for the second flight on Saturday.
898 players of them found a for Sunday’s Day 2, with Frank Lagodich bagging the overnight lead with a stack of 635,000. Other players in the running are Italian pro Mustapha Kanit with 550,500, Paul Siegel (491,500) Andrew Dean (485,000), Tim Reilly (481,000), and Vanessa Kade (470,500)
Day 1b kicks off at 10:00 a.m. local time on Saturday, where they will once again play 11 60-minute levels with breaks every two hours. The surviving players will come back for Day 2 on Sunday, also at 10:00 a.m. and a winner is set to be decided on Day 4 on Tuesday.
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Event #21: $1,500 Monster Stack Top 10 Chip Counts After Day 1a
|1||Frank Lagodich||United States||635,000|
|3||Paul Siegel||United States||491,500|
|4||Scott Roderick||United States||489,000|
|5||Andrew Dean||United States||485,000|
|6||Tim Reilly||United States||481,000|
|9||Dominique Dunn||United States||468,000|
|10||Kelly Minkin||United States||443,000|
“Elky” and Ivey Lead the Way After Day 1 of Event #22: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship
Day 1 of the third championship event of the 2022 WSOP, Event #22: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship has ended after ten 60-minute levels of play. The day attracted 85 entries, which far surpassed last year’s amount of 62. At the end of the day, just under half remained as 41 players found a bag.
A field that attracted a lot of big-name players ended with Bertrand “Elky” Grospellier on top of the heap with 262,000. He registered late in the day with only a couple of levels left and was able to spin his stack up very quickly to be in pole position.
Right on his heels in second place to end the night was none other than Phil Ivey, who bagged up 256,500. The ever-popular figure at the WSOP, Ivey, had a stellar Day 1 as he just continued to build momentum as well as his stack before he took his customary exit from the tournament area before the chips were bagged.
Event #22: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship Top 10 Chip Counts After Day 1
|2||Phil Ivey||United States||256,500|
|4||Randy Ohel||United States||228,000|
|5||James Paluszek||United States||220,500|
|6||Brian Liberman||United States||206,500|
|7||Kevin Gerhart||United States||205,000|
|8||Leonard August||United States||196,000|
|9||John Lytle||United States||191,000|
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