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2022 WSOP Day 23: Six Events in Play, One Champion Crowned

Only one new bracelet was awarded on Day 23 of the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas, but that does not mean there was not plenty of action going on across the two huge tournament areas. There were six events in play at one stage and approximately 6,000 players riffling chips, running audacious bluffs, and making royal flushes.

Bulgaria’s Yuliyan Kolev became a two-time WSOP champion after he came out on top in Event #37: $1,500 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold’em. Kolev defeated Oren Rosen heads-up when his pocket aces prevailed against queen-jack. Kolev walked away with a whopping $1,125,141 and perhaps a sponsorship from chicken-based fast food outlet KFC seeing how he and his rail sported KFC buckets on their heads throughout the final table!

Racener Among Final Five in the $10K H.O.R.S.E

John Racener
John Racener

Day 3 of Event #44: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship cut the field down to only five players, and talented group they are. Andrew Yeh bagged up the chip lead with a 3,860,000 stack, but there is little separating Yeh and second-placed Philip Long (3,630,000).

John Racener has a great chance to second the second bracelet of his career because he returns in the middle of the pack with 2,520,000 chips. Bryce Yockey (1,290,000) and Craig Chait (1,245,000) are the two shortest stack but there most certainly are not out of the running just yet.

Play resumes at 4:00 p.m. local time on June 23 under the watchful eyes of both the PokerNews live reporting team and the PokerGO stream.

Event #44: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship Final Day Seat Assignments

Seat Player Country Chip Count Big Blinds Big Bets
1 John Racener United States 2,520,000 32 16
2 Andrew Yeh United States 3,860,000 48 24
3 Philip Long United Kingdom 3,630,000 45 23
4 Bryce Yockey United States 1,290,000 16 8
5 Craig Chait United States 1,245,000 16 8

the button will be on Craig Chait and there are five hands left in Omaha Hi-Lo

Follow all the action from the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship event

Prociak Leads $1,500 PLO Event With Ten Remaining; Hui Lurking

David Prociak
David Prociak

Florida’s David Prociak (6,400,000) is the man to catch going into Day 3 of Event #45: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed where only nine opponents stand between him and a second piece of poker jewelry. Prociak won a $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo event in 2016 and is now on course to add a PLO one to his collection.

Three other players that already have bracelets are among the final ten in this event. Dylan Weisman (5,660,000) has the biggest stack of that trio. David Williams (2,980,000) and Phil Hui (2,675,000), the latter having two WSOP titles on his resume, are gunning for glory in another bracelet-awarding event.

The final ten players sit down again at 12:00 p.m. local time on June 23 and battle it out until a champion is crowned.

Event #45: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Final 10 Chip Counts

Place Player Country Chips Big Blinds
1 David Prociak United States 6,400,000 64
2 Dylan Weisman United States 5,660,000 56
3 Shane Nardiello United States 4,725,000 47
4 Charles Coultas United States 4,325,000 43
5 Daniel Tordjman France 3,745,000 37
6 David Williams United States 2,980,000 30
7 Phil Hui United States 2,675,000 26
8 Paul Fehlig United States 1,930,000 19
9 Kao Saechao United States 1,820,000 18
10 Dylan Smith United States 1,640,000 16

Who will win the $1,500 PLO 8-Handed title?

Waigel is The Man To Catch Going Into Day 3 of the $5K 6-Max

Ezequiel Waigel
Ezequiel Waigel

Argentinian grinder Ezequiel Waigel has now cashed in four events at the 2022 WSOP, including in this Event #46: $5,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em. Waigel (3,440,000) is hoping this four in-the-money finish ends with some poker gold at the end of the rainbow.

Waigel returns with 136 big blinds in his stack. Anthony Spinella is the only other player with three figures worth of blinds (103) courtesy of his 2,575,000 stack.

The list of 47 remaining players is littered with such stars as Stephen Song (2,485,000), Felipe Ketzer (1,540,000), Robert Mizrachi (1,170,000), Joey Weissman (985,000), and Elio Fox (895,000).

Follow all the updates from Day 3 of this event from 2:00 p.m. local time on June 23 as they play down to the final five.

Event #46: $5,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Top 10 Chip Counts

Place Player Country Chips Big Blinds
1 Ezequiel Waigel Argentina 3,440,000 136
2 Anthony Spinella United States 2,575,000 103
3 Stephen Song United States 2,485,000 99
4 Johan Marinet France 2,150,000 86
5 Justin Bond United States 2,145,000 86
6 Paraskevas Tsokaridis Greece 1,970,000 79
7 Anthony Hu United States 1,745,000 70
8 Felipe Ketzer Brazil 1,540,000 62
9 Jonathan Pastore France 1,340,000 54
10 Jonho Hong South Korea 1,315,000 53

Can Waigel carry his early form into Day 3 of the $5K NLHE 6-Max?

Kennedy Comes Out on Top After Day 1a of the Seniors Championship

James Kennedy
James Kennedy

Day 1a of Event #47: $1,000 Seniors Championship saw 5,121 players buy in but only 607 make it through to Day 2. Definitely through is James Kennedy who bagged up 452,000 chips, which are enough for the overnight chip lead. Kennedy has several WSOP cashes to his name, including a brace in senior and super senior events.

Allyn Shulman (361,500) is hot on Kennedy’s heels; her stack is enough for third place right now. Others safely through include Kevin Song (350,000), Barry Shulman (305,000), Kathy Liebert (225,000), David Pham (224,500), Robert Varkonyi (129,500), and Barry Greenstein (107,000).

Day 1b commences at 10:00 a.m., nice and early on June 23. As always, PokerNews will be on the ground throughout the day’s proceedings.

Event #47: $1,000 Seniors Championship Day 1a Top 10 Chip Counts

Place Player Country Chips Big Blinds
1 James Kennedy United States 452,000 181
2 Seongsu Kong South Korea 365,000 146
3 Allyn Shulman United States 361,500 145
4 Orlando Barrera United States 358,500 143
5 Michel Bouskila Australia 353,500 141
6 Kevin Song United States 350,000 140
7 Terence Anton Canada 343,500 137
8 Louis Russo United States 339,000 136
9 Dennis Spretz United States 333,000 133
10 Daniel Gerard United States 310,000 124

Tune into Day 1b of the massive $1,000 Seniors Championship

Dobbs Shines On Day 1 of the $1,500 Eight Game Mix

Day 1 of Event #48: $1,500 Eight Game Mix 6-Handed saw 15 40-minute lvels played, which were enough to bust almost two-thirds of the 695-strong field. Only 200 players had chips to bag up at the close of play, and nobody had more chips than Michael Dobbs (293,100).

Dobbs leads the likes of Randy Ohel (237,000), Scott Bohlman (208,900), Nick Guagenti (206,000), Fabrice Soulier (185,400), and Robert Campbell (181,800) going into Day 2. Each is now focussed on securing the $181,783 top prize from the $927,825 prize pool in addition to the all-important WSOP bracelet.

PokerNews rejoins the action from 2:00 p.m. local time on June 23 with the plan to play ten levels of 60-minutes each.

Event #48: $1,500 Eight Game Mix 6-Handed Top 10 Chip Counts

Place Player Country Chips
1 Michael Dobbs United States 293,100
2 Jay Kerbel United States 269,000
3 Hieu Luu United States 251,500
4 Randy Ohel United States 237,000
5 Jason Stockfish United States 235,500
6 Dustin Dirksen United States 227,000
7 Robert McLaughlin United States 222,200
8 Alex Outhred United States 221,600
9 Tyler Willse United States 216,800
10 Scott Bohlman United States 208,900

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