2022 WSOP Day 26: HOF Nominee Liebert's Still Got It, How Foxen Won First Bracelet
Table Of Contents
- Liebert Making Case for Poker HOF in Event #47: $1,000 Seniors Championship
- Event #47: $1,000 Seniors Championship Top Ten Chip Counts
- Seven Remain in Event ##49: $2,000 No-Limit Hold’em
- Event #49: $2,000 No-Limit Hold’em Final Table Chip Counts
- Event #51: $400 Colossus Cracks 13,000 Entrants
- Event #49 Top 10 Chip Counts Going Into Day 2
- Hellmuth, Negreanu Among Final 24 in Event #52: Nine Game Mix 6-Handed
- Event #52 Top 10 Chip Counts After Day 2
- Joao Simao Leads Event #53: $5,000 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha
- Event #53 Top 10 Chip Counts After Day 1
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
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.
Event #47: $1,000 Seniors Championship Top Ten Chip Counts
|1||Kathy Liebert||United States||21,000,000|
|2||Ben Sarnoff||United States||15,500,000|
|3||Eric Smidinger||United States||15,500,000|
|4||Alexander Hill||United States||12,500,000|
|7||Mark Pett||United States||8,675,000|
|8||Steven Himebaugh||United States||7,025,000|
|9||Patrick Martorella||United States||7,000,000|
Seven Remain in Event ##49: $2,000 No-Limit Hold’em
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
|RANK||NAME||COUNTRY||CHIP COUNTS||DAY 4 BIG BLINDS|
|3||Ioannis Angelou Konstas||Greece||9,375,000||23|
|7||Evan Sandberg||United States||3,825,000||10|
Event #51: $400 Colossus Cracks 13,000 Entrants
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
|Rank||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Kao "Flexx" Saechao||United States||1,514,000||126|
|2||Mary Dvorkin||United Kingdom||1,388,000||116|
|3||Samuel Laskowitz||IUnited States||1,297,000||108|
|4||Sahar Bakhshi||United States||1,212,000||101|
|5||Charles Peppers||United States||1,190,000||99|
|6||Eric Revak||United States||1,183,000||99|
|7||Ryan Himes||United States||1,168,000||97|
|8||Vanessa Mejias||United States||1,159,000||97|
|10||Sung Keem||United States||1,124,000||94|
Hellmuth, Negreanu Among Final 24 in Event #52: Nine Game Mix 6-Handed
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
|1||David Bach||United States||1,591,000|
|2||Nick Guagenti||United States||1,584,000|
|3||Mike Gorodinsky||United States||1,546,000|
|6||Kijoon Park||United States||838,000|
|8||Scott Bohlman||United States||804,000|
|9||Scott Seiver||United States||790,000|
Joao Simao Leads Event #53: $5,000 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha
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
|2||Frank Lagodich||United States||1,530,000|
|5||Cody Rich||United States||925,000|
|6||Craig Mason||United States||875,000|
|7||Bryce Yockey||United States||820,000|
|9||Aden Salazar||United States||800,000|
|10||Michael Rocco||United States||770,000|
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In this Series
- 1 2022 WSOP Day 1: Hellmuth Noticeable Absentee as WSOP Kicks Off
- 2 2022 WSOP Day 2: First Bracelet Awarded; Ivey Records a Cash
- 3 2022 WSOP Day 3: Peters Wins Gold; Seiver Hunting For Bracelet #4
- 4 2022 WSOP Day 4: Scott Seiver & Brad Ruben Win Bracelet #4
- 5 2022 WSOP Day 5: Smith Bags 25k Heads-Up Title; Housewarming Surpasses Guarantee
- 6 2022 WSOP Day 6: Szecsi Reels in His Third Bracelet; O8 Event Needs Extra Time
- 7 2022 WSOP Day 7: Dan Smith Flying High in the $50K High Roller
- 8 2022 WSOP Day 8: Schutten Leads $50K High Roller Final Six
- 9 2022 WSOP Day 9: Diebold, Schindler, and Moncek Strike Gold
- 10 2022 WSOP Day 10: Bronshtein and Foxen On Course For Bracelets
- 11 2022 WSOP Day 11: Three New Bracelet Winners Crowned, "ElkY" and Ivey Lead $10K Stud
- 12 2022 WSOP Day 12: Two More Bracelets Won; Friedman on Fire in the $10K Stud
- 13 2022 WSOP Day 13: Friedman Makes It Five; Two Other Champs Crowned
- 14 2022 WSOP Day 14: Three New Champions; Big Names Turn Out In Force
- 15 2022 WSOP Day 15: Karakitkov On Course for $50K PLO High Roller Title
- 16 2022 WSOP Day 16: The Busiest Day Yet For Bracelets as Four Awarded
- 17 2022 WSOP Day 17: Hastings Secures His Sixth WSOP Bracelet
- 18 2022 WSOP Day 18: MILLIONAIRE MAKER Draws Thousands of Runners
- 19 2022 WSOP Day 19: Hellmuth Flying High in $10K Deuce-to-Seven
- 20 2022 WSOP Day 20: Bromfman, Stovall, and 'PmpknHead' Secure Bracelets
- 21 2022 WSOP Day 21: Ivey Denied His 11th WSOP Bracelet
- 22 2022 WSOP Day 22: $10K Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Championship Finally Concludes!
- 23 2022 WSOP Day 23: Six Events in Play, One Champion Crowned
- 24 2022 WSOP Day 24: Ivey Bags a Big Stack in the $250K Super High Roller
- 25 2022 WSOP Day 25: Foxen Leads $250k Super High Roller, First Bracelet for Cyprus
- 26 2022 WSOP Day 26: HOF Nominee Liebert's Still Got It, How Foxen Won First Bracelet
- 27 2022 WSOP Day 27: Four Bracelets Awarded as $50K PPC Kicks Off
- 28 2022 WSOP Day 28: Kenney Leads the $50,000 PPC Event
- 29 2022 WSOP Day 29: Dzivielevski Leads the $50K PPC; Three Bracelets Awarded
- 30 2022 WSOP Day 30: The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men
- 31 2022 WSOP Day 31: Cates Crowned PPC Champ on a Crazy Day of Action
- 32 2022 WSOP Day 32: Eli Elezra Wins Again, Hellmuth Chasing a Bracelet
- 33 2022 WSOP Day 33: Phil Hellmuth Denied 17th Bracelet; Jackson, Barbero & Teusl Victorious
- 34 2022 WSOP Day 34: The Main Event Shuffles Up and Deals!
- 35 2022 WSOP Day 35: Another Huge Day of Main Event Action
- 36 2022 WSOP Day 36: Clarke Leads Main Event; Glantz Banks a Milly
- 37 2022 WSOP Day 37: Vaughn Kicks Off Huge Main Event Flight
- 38 2022 WSOP Day 38: Gavin Munroe Leads After Day 2abc of the Main Event
- 39 2022 WSOP Day 39: Bryn Kenney Among Top Stacks After Day 2d of Main Event
- 40 2022 WSOP Day 40: Main Event Enters the Money, Six Former Champs Still In
- 41 2022 WSOP Day 41: Taylor von Kriegenbergh Leads the Main Event Into Day 5
- 42 2022 WSOP Day 42: Audacious Bluff Puts Lococo Over 10M in the Main Event
- 43 2022 WSOP Day 43: Main Event Field Reduced to Only 35
- 44 2022 WSOP Day 44: Main Event Reaches Its Final Table
- 45 2022 WSOP Day 45: Colpoys Claims Chip Lead in the $50K High Roller
- 46 2022 WSOP Day 46: Jorstad Leads the Main Event Final Three; Vieira Claims Second Bracelet
- 47 2022 WSOP Day 47: Jorstad Crowned Main Event Champion as 2022 WSOP Nears End
- 48 2022 WSOP Day 48: Series Begins Wrapping Up; Five Champions Crowned
- 49 2022 WSOP Day 49: Cowen Leads the Tournament of Champions
- 50 2022 WSOP Day 50: Woof Leads Final 16 in the Tournament of Champions