2022 WSOP Day 26: HOF Nominee Liebert's Still Got It, How Foxen Won First Bracelet

kathy liebert 2022 wsop

On Day 26 at the 2022 World Series of Poker, high-stakes crusher Alex Foxen earned a career-defining victory, while Poker Hall of Fame nominee Kathy Liebert may have taken a step towards induction.

Foxen, the 2018 and 2019 GPI Player of the Year, took down Event #50: $250,000 Super High Roller No-Limit Hold'em for a personal-best $4,563,700, beating out 56 of the best players in the world. In doing so, he won his first WSOP bracelet and scored the biggest and most prestigious win of his already brilliant poker career.

Foxen dominated the final table with consistent, effective aggressive play. On numerous occasions, he used his big stack to bully his short-stacked opponents to perfection. His friend and Chip Leader Coaching partner Chance Kornuth tweeted out his amazement at Foxen's play at the final table.

Continue reading to find out what else transpired on Saturday inside Bally's and Paris Las Vegas.

Liebert Making Case for Poker HOF in Event #47: $1,000 Seniors Championship

Kathy Liebert
Kathy Liebert

Out of the 7,188 entries in Event #47: $1,000 Seniors Championship, only 198 made it through Day 3 and returned to action for Day 4 on Sunday. One of those players is none other than Kathy Liebert, one of the most accomplished female poker pros in history.

The deep run for Liebert couldn't come at a better time. She was nominated along with nine others as a finalist for the 2022 Poker Hall of Fame class. Only one member will be inducted this summer, but a win in the Seniors event would certainly go a long way for the 2004 WSOP bracelet winner.

Play is scheduled to conclude on Monday (Day 5), with one winner taking home $694,909.

Live Reporting Updates for Seniors Championship

Event #47: $1,000 Seniors Championship Top Ten Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip Count
1Kathy LiebertUnited States21,000,000
2Ben SarnoffUnited States15,500,000
3Eric SmidingerUnited States15,500,000
4Alexander HillUnited States12,500,000
5Andres KornArgentina10,550,000
6Jan PetterssonAustrailia10,550,000
7Mark PettUnited States8,675,000
8Steven HimebaughUnited States7,025,000
9Patrick MartorellaUnited States7,000,000
10Domenico ScalamognaCanada6,350,000

Seven Remain in Event ##49: $2,000 No-Limit Hold’em

Mike Watson
Mike Watson

An extra day was needed to wrap things up in Event #49: $2,000 No-Limit Hold'em, a bracelet event with 1,977 entrants. On Sunday's Day 4, there will be seven players returning to action all chasing the $527,944 first place prize.

Mike Watson, a talented Canadian poker pro, has a slight chip lead over Daniel Custodio from Portugal. With just 37 big blinds for Watson — 36 for Custodio — play should run fast on Day 4.

Event #49: $2,000 No-Limit Hold’em Final Table Chip Counts

1Mike WatsonCanada14,775,00037
2Daniel CustodioPortugal14,425,00036
3Ioannis Angelou KonstasGreece9,375,00023
4Christopher FrankGermany6,640,00017
5Walter RipperBrazil5,300,00013
6Simeon SpasovBulgaria5,200,00013
7Evan SandbergUnited States3,825,00010

Follow the $2k NLH Live Updates

Event #51: $400 Colossus Cracks 13,000 Entrants

Bruno Politano
Bruno Politano

Day 1b — the second of two starting flights — wrapped on Sunday with 7,704 entrants, bringing the tournament total to 13,565 when registration closed. All of the 1,684 remaining players returned to Bally's for Day 2. Official payouts and numbers will be announced at some point during the session.

Bruno Politano, Ryan Laplante, and Donnie Peters were among those who bagged monster stacks on Day 1b.

Event #49 Top 10 Chip Counts Going Into Day 2

RankPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Kao "Flexx" SaechaoUnited States1,514,000126
2Mary DvorkinUnited Kingdom1,388,000116
3Samuel LaskowitzIUnited States1,297,000108
4Sahar BakhshiUnited States1,212,000101
5Charles PeppersUnited States1,190,00099
6Eric RevakUnited States1,183,00099
7Ryan HimesUnited States1,168,00097
8Vanessa MejiasUnited States1,159,00097
9Martin PineiroArgentina1,149,00096
10Sung KeemUnited States1,124,00094

Follow the Colossus on PokerNews

Hellmuth, Negreanu Among Final 24 in Event #52: Nine Game Mix 6-Handed

Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth

Day 2 of Event #52: Nine Game Mix 6-Handed wrapped with two poker legends still standing among the final 24 out of 456. Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu are both chasing a bracelet win for different reasons.

Hellmuth is looking to extend his bracelet record to 17, while Negreanu is attempting to end a nine-year drought without winning a WSOP title. Negreanu is seventh in chips heading into Day 3 (817,000), while the "Poker Brat" is further back at 381,000. David Bach leads the way with 1,591,000. The winner will take home $219,709.

Event #52 Top 10 Chip Counts After Day 2

RankPlayerCountryChip Count
1David BachUnited States1,591,000
2Nick GuagentiUnited States1,584,000
3Mike GorodinskyUnited States1,546,000
4Sampo RyynanenFinland1,008,000
5Warwick MirzikinianAustralia1,000,000
6Kijoon ParkUnited States838,000
7Daniel NegreanuCanada817,000
8Scott BohlmanUnited States804,000
9Scott SeiverUnited States790,000
10Andre AkkariBrazil768,000

Follow Nine Game Mix Updates Here

Joao Simao Leads Event #53: $5,000 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha

Joao Simao
Joao Simao

Day 1 of Event #53: $5,000 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha took place on Saturday, and 788 players entered. Only 72 of those individuals made it through to Day 2. When everyone bagged and tagged, Joao Simao left the casino with the chip lead at 1,705,000.

Frank Lagodich finished with the second largest stack (1,530,000), Daniel Hachem was in third place (1,090,000), Joni Jouhkimainen in fourth (1,015,000), and Craig Mason in fifth place (875,000). Bryce Yockey (820,000), David Williams (695,000), Brian Rast (455,000), and Brandon Cantu (315,000) were among the notables advancing to Day 2.

Event #53 Top 10 Chip Counts After Day 1

PlacePlayerCountryChip Count
1Joao SimaoBrazil1,705,000
2Frank LagodichUnited States1,530,000
3Daniel HachemAustralia1,090,000
4Joni JouhkimainenFinland1,015,000
5Cody RichUnited States925,000
6Craig MasonUnited States875,000
7Bryce YockeyUnited States820,000
8Christopher PuetzGermany810,000
9Aden SalazarUnited States800,000
10Michael RoccoUnited States770,000

Follow the NLH/PLO Mix Here

2022 World Series of Poker Hub

Bookmark this page! All you need to know about the 2022 WSOP is here.

  • Find out who dominated at the 2022 WSOP on Day 26.

Name Surname
Senior Editor U.S.

In this Series

More Stories

Other Stories

Recommended for you

Josh Arieh, Kathy Liebert & Brian Rast Among 2022 Poker Hall of Fame Finalists Josh Arieh, Kathy Liebert & Brian Rast Among 2022 Poker Hall of Fame Finalists