June 28 was the 29th day of the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) at its new home of Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas, and it was another day packed with intense poker across. Three players saw their poker dreams come true when the got their hands on WSOP bracelets, while six other events filled the vast tournament areas and edged closer to crowning champions of their own.
Event #51: $400 Colossus finally has its champion on June 28 when only Paul Hizer remained from the 13,565 players who started the tournament with high hopes. The victory came with a $414,490 cash prize in addition to a gold WSOP bracelet.
James Todd joined the ranks of WSOP bracelet winners by coming out on top of the Event #54: $500 Salute to Warriors. Only 21 of the 3,209-field made it through to the final day’s action, and it was XXXX who was the last man standing, defeating Brett Coltman heads-up to secure the $161,256 top prize in addition to their first bracelet.
The third bracelet of Day 29 of the 2022 WSOP went to Martin “115FTW” Stoyanov got their hands on the fourth and final bracelet awarded on June 28. They triumphed in the Online $500 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo Deepstack, outlasting a field of 1,746 before collecting bracelet number one and $132,783 in prize money.
Team Paggeot Are in Charge in the $1K Tag Team Event
Only five teams from the 913 that started Event #55: $1,000 Tag Team remain in the hunt for this event’s bracelet and the $148,067 than comes with that sought-after piece of poker hardware.
Team Paggeot, made up of Corey Paggeot and Jamie Kerstetter are in control going into the final day’s action with a stack of more than 50 big blinds. Team Tsugaru, who has Yutaro Tsugaru and Taichi Ichikawa pulling the strings are the leader’s nearest rivals.
They may be short-stacked but do not write off the chances of Team Leonard (Patrick Leonard and Espen Jorstad), Team Spitale (Franco Spitale and Martin Pochat), or Team Kraemer (Mackenzie Kraemer and John Schiller) because they have all reached this stage on merit.
Cards are back in the air from 4:00 p.m. local time on June 29.
Event #55: $1,000 Tag Team
|1||Corey Paggeot – Jamie Kerstetter||7,975,000||53|
|2||Yutaro Tsugaru – Taichi Ichikawa||4,900,000||33|
|3||Patrick Leonard – Espen Jorstad||2,235,000||15|
|4||Franco Spitale – Martin Pochat||1,850,000||12|
|5||Mackenzie Kraemer – John Schiller||1,250,000||8|
$50,000 Poker Players Championship Field Cut Down to 13
They say 13 is unlucky but the 13 players who remain in Event #56: $50,000 Poker Players Championship certainly do not consider themselves that. This is because they reached the penultimate day of what is arguably the WSOP’s most prestigious tournament.
Brazilian Yuri Dzivielevski (5,645,000) is the man to catch going into Day 4. Dzivielevski is hunting for his third WSOP bracelet but he will be made to work hard for it judging by how strong the field still is despite being whittle from 112 entrants to only 15.
Defending champion Dan Cates (4,995,000) is still in the mix, as are the likes of reigning WSOP Main Event champion Koray Aldemir (3,205,000), British mixed game specialists Matthew Ashton (2,250,000) and Benny Glaser (1,210,000), plus five other players who have already struck poker gold at least once in their career.
The players return to the action from 2:00 p.m. local time on June 29 when they play down to a fantastic final five.
Event #56: $50,000 Poker Players Championship Top 10 Chip Counts
|2||Dan Cates||United States||4,995,000||31|
|4||Taylor Paur||United States||3,290,000||21|
|7||Matthew Ashton||United Kingdom||2,250,000||14|
|8||Daniel Weinman||United States||1,805,000||11|
|9||Lou Garza||United States||1,660,000||10|
|10||Benny Glaser||United Kingdom||1,210,000||8|
|11||Matthew Gonzales||United States||985,000||6|
|12||Philip Sternheimer||United Kingdom||940,000||6|
|13||John Racener||United States||370,000||2|
Ypma Is The Man To Catch Going Into Day 3 of the $600 Deepstack
The 60 players who survived Day 2 of Event #57: $600 Deepstack Championship No-Limit Hold’em will feel they have one hand on this event’s bracelet after navigating their way through most of the 4,913-strong field. John Ypma will feel that more than most because he entered Day 3 with the envious title of chip leader.
Ypma bagged up 6,660,000 chips at the close of play, and is closely followed by John Ciccarelli (6,635,000) who has less than a small blind fewer chips than the leader.
Plenty of established pros remain in the field, including Nick Marchington (4,415,000), Jon Van Fleet (4,100,000), Jeremy Ausmus (2,850,000), and Craig McCorkell (2,430,000).
The remaining 60 grinders return to their seat from midday on June 29.
Event #57: $600 Deepstack Championship No-Limit Hold’em Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||John Ypma||United States||6,660,000||66|
|2||John Ciccarelli||United States||6,635,000||66|
|3||Mike Vanier||United States||6,085,000||60|
|4||Jonathan Hyatt||United States||5,200,000||52|
|6||Nick Marchington||United Kingdom||4,415,000||44|
|7||Patrick Truong||United States||4,330,000||43|
|8||Abdullah Alshanti||United States||4,135,000||41|
|9||Jon Van Fleet||United States||4,100,000||41|
|10||Brett Manlove||United States||3,690,000||36|
Crooks On Course For Victory in the $1,500 PLO8 Event
Day 2 of Event #58: $1,500 pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better saw the 203 players who made it through from a starting field of 1,319 reduced to only 14 over the course of ten levels. Richard Crooks emerged from the Day 2 destruction with a tournament-leading stack of 6,440,000 and will fancy his chances of walking away from this event with his first piece of poker gold.
Peter Neff (6,100,000) will have something to say about that because the American is hot on his fellow countryman’s heels. Then there are the likes of Joey Couden (2,675,000), Jerry Odeen (1,935,000), and Jared Jaffee (875,000) lurking around, looking to add to their bracelet collection.
They all rejoin the action from 2:00 p.m. local time on June 29 and play down to a champion.
Event #58: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Richard Crooks||United States||6,440,000||107|
|2||Peter Neff||United States||6,110,000||102|
|3||Stuart Easton||United Kingdom||4,325,000||72|
|4||Lawrence Brandt||United States||2,980,000||50|
|5||Joey Couden||United States||2,675,000||44|
|7||Robert Tanita||United States||1,670,000||28|
|8||Jacob Ferro||United States||1,300,000||22|
|9||Frank Salese||United States||1,145,000||19|
Super Seniors Reaches Day 2 With Grayer in the Lead and Hayes Hot on Her Heels
First we has the Seniors event and today we had Event #59: $1,000 Super Seniors, which was open to players aged 60-years-young and above. Some 2,669 folks bought in before late registration slammed shut, but only 727 of those players punched their Day 2 tickets.
Angelita Grayer (312,500) finished the day with a late surge to top the chip counts. PT Hayes (289,500) also got off to an impressive start, while the likes of James Woods (175,000), Everett Carlton (106,000), Dennis Phillips (79,400), Dan Shak (79,000), and Poker Hall of Famer Jack McClelland (37,000) are all safely through to Day 2.
That Day 2 commences at 10:00 a.m. on June 29.
Event #59: $1,000 Super Seniors No-Limit Hold’em Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Angelita Grayer||United States||312,500||156|
|2||PT Hayes||United States||289,500||145|
|3||Laurette Thurber||United States||258,000||129|
|4||Yanki Koppel||United States||258,000||129|
|5||Yin Guo||United States||252,500||127|
|6||Michael Rice||United States||247,500||124|
|8||Kathleen Gliva||United States||230,000||115|
|10||Massoud Eskandari||United States||221,000||110|
Sion Anything But Short Stacked in the $10K Short Deck Event
Elior Sion shone brightly on Day 1 of Event #60: $10,000 Short Deck No-Limit Hold’em, finishing with 372,000 chips and the title of chip leader. Sion, whose sole bracelet came in the $50,000 Poker Players Championship in 2017, leads the 42 survivors from the 100 entrants. The number of entrants is sure to increase because late registration remains open until the start of Day 2 at 2:00 p.m. local time on June 29.
Others to look out for in our updates on Day 2 include Stephen Chidwick (352,000), Ben Yu (314,100), Anson Tsang (281,500), Chance Kornuth (196,700), David Peters (166,700), Brian Rast (162,900), and Anthony Zinno (135,000) among others.
Event #60: $10,000 Short Deck No-Limit Hold’em Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Elior Sion||United Kingdom||372,000|
|2||Stephen Chidwick||United Kingdom||352,000|
|4||Ben Yu||United States||314,100|
|6||Philip Marsico||United States||288,300|
|7||Anson Tsang||Hong Kong||281,500|
|8||Seongsu Kong||South Korea||280,200|
|9||Jonathan Depa||United States||272,600|
|10||Todd Ivens||United States||260,800|
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