2022 WSOP Day 10: Bronshtein and Foxen On Course For Bracelets

Yuval Bronshtein and Alex Foxen

June 9 was the tenth day of the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas, and what an incredible day of poker the players treated us to. Frenchman Leo Soma became a WSOP bracelet winner for the first time, while six other event drew in thousands of grinders from all corners of the world.

Soma got his hands on the Event #14: 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em title, its bracelet and an impressive $456,889 payday. The Frenchman topped a field of 2,393 entrants to win the first WSOP bracelet of his career.

Elsewhere, while Soma was marching towards an emphatic victory, household names Yuval Bronshtein and Alex Foxen did their chances of winning some poker jewelry no harm at all. Bronshtein leads the final five players in Event #15: Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship, with Foxen the clear chip leader in Event #16: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em where 75 players remain.

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Bronshtein Hunting For His Third WSOP Bracelet

Yuval Bronshtein
Yuval Bronshtein

Israel's Yuval Bronshtein is looking to win his third WSOP bracelet in as many years, and that looks set to happen because he is the chip leader with five players remaining in the $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better event.

Bronshtein won a $1,500 No Limit 2-7 Lowball event in 2019 and followed that victory up with another in a $1,500 Limit Hold'em event in 2021. Now he returns to the $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship in pole position.

Ray Henson, Kane Kalas, Alex Livingston, and Bart O'Connell reached this tournament's final table but failed to navigate their way to the final day's action. Play fo the night concluded following O'Connell's demise.

Play resumes at 4:00 p.m. on June 10 under the watchful eyes of the PokerGo cameras. Of course, PokerNews will also be on the ground providing written coverage until a champion is crowned.

Event #15: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship Chip Counts

PlacePlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Yuval BronshteinIsrael4,175,00026
2Dustin DirksenUnited States3,165,00020
3Daniel ZackUnited States2,440,00015
4Ray DehkarghaniUnited States1,695,00011
5Jake LiebeskindUnited States295,0002

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Foxen Secures the Chip Lead on Day 2 of the $3K No-Limit Hold'em Event

Alex Foxen
Alex Foxen

Alex Foxen sat out the 2021 WSOP due to the COVID-19 vaccination rules, but he is making up for lost time at the 2022 edition. Foxen is the chip leader going into Day 3 of Event #16: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em where only 74 opponents stand between him and his first WSOP bracelet.

Foxen crammed 2,070,000 chips int his overnight chip bag, over 400,000 more than Triple Crown winner Niall Farrell's 1,610,000 in second place. Others in the current top ten include Stefan Lehner (1,395,000), Arnaud Enselme (1,350,000), David Miscikowski (1,315,000), and Adrian Mateos (1,165,000).

Each of the returning players is guaranteed $7,660 for their efforts but that sum swells to $133,300 by the time only five remain, which is when Day 3 concludes. Those five players who bag and tag on June 10 then return on June 11 to fight it out for a WSOP bracelet and $558,616 in prize money.

Event #16: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Top 10 Chip Counts

PlacePlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Alex FoxenUnited States2,070,000103
2Niall FarrellUnited Kingdom1,610,00080
3Michael MarderUnited States1,595,00080
4Stefan LehnerAustria1,395,00070
5Arnaud EnselmeFrance1,350,00067
6David MiscikowskiUnited States1,315,00066
7Lander LijoSpain1,175,00059
8Adrian MateosSpain1,165,00058
9Tyler HirschfeldUnited States1,130,00056
10Toby BoasUnited States1,105,00055

Find out if Foxen manages to get the job done

Betil Leads Host of Stars in the $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Event

Bariscan Betil
Barsican Betil

Event #17: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball is down to only 17 players from a starting field of 309, and it is Bariscan Betil who holds the chip lead going into Day 3, the final day's action.

Betil finished Day 2 armed with 1,190,000 and he leads no fewer than nine players who already own a WSOP bracelet. Andrew Brown (1,010,000), Frank Kassela (750,000), Matthew Schreiber (740,000), John Monnette (600,000), and Alex Epstein (475,000) and the bracelet owners returning with top ten stacks.

Daniel Strelitz (425,000), Galen Hall (310,000), Steve Zolotow (135,000), and Ralph Perry (80,000) are the quartet of bracelet winners who have a little more work to do if they are to reel in another piece of WSOP hardware.

Play resumes at Bally's at 2:00 p.m. local time on June 10. Be there or be square!

Event #17: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball Top 10 Chip Counts

1Bariscan BetilUnited States1,190,000
2Jerry WongUnited States1,140,000
3Andrew BrownUnited States1,010,000
4Yehuda BuchalterUnited States980,000
5Alejandro TorresMexico885,000
6Domnick SarleUnited States815,000
7Frank KasselaUnited States750,000
8Matthew SchreiberUnited States740,000
9John MonnetteUnited States600,000
10Alex EpsteinUnited States475,000

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Little Bags a Big Stack in the $1,000 Freezeout

James Little
James Little

James Little is the big stack in Event #18: $1,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em where 203 of the 2,663 starters remain in the hunt for a gold bracelet and a $330,057 top prize.

Little finished Day 1 with 765,000 chips, one big blind more than Lily Lofty (755,000) in second place. Thomas Stocker (720,000) was the only other player to finish with more than 700,000 chips.

Several WSOP champions are still in with a shout of taking down this event and adding to their bracelet tallies. Marco Johnson (470,000), Seth Fischer (445,000), five-time winner Shaun Deeb (395,000), Ismael Bojang (375,000), Jeremy Wien (290,000), and Ben Yu (270,000) are among them.

Return to PokerNews from 12:00 p.m. local time on June 10 for Day 2 of this event; a champion will be crowned today!

Event #18: $1,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em Top 10 Chip Counts

PlacePlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1James LittleUnited States765,00076
2Lily LoftyUnited States755,00075
3Thomas StockerUnited States720,00072
4Paul LeeUnited States695,00069
5Jordan GriffUnited States690,00069
6Dustin CullimoreUnited States675,00067
7Ryan YuCanada635,00063
8Jason ReelsUnited States635,00063
9Austin FarmerUnited States630,00063
10Amirpasha EmamiCanada625,00062

Find out who becomes the $1,000 Freezeout champion right here

Bleznick is the Man to Catch in the $25,000 PLO High Roller

Jared Bleznick
Jared Bleznick

The $25,000 PLO High Roller saw 196 players buy-in on Day 1 and saw 72 players hit the rail before the curtain came down on proceedings. It should not come as a surprise that this field is stacked with stellar names and top-tier professional players.

Jared Bleznick outperformed them all and bagged up the chip lead courtesy of his 601,500 stack. He is narrowly in front of Chris DeMaci (586,000), and Sean Winter (578,000). Honestly, check out the end of day chip counts here and feast your eyes on what is an incredible field.

Further down the chip counts you find such luminaries as Ben Lamb (540,500), Eelis Parssinen (415,500), Brian Rast (395,500), and Connor Drinan (394,000).

Also in the hunt in a certain Phil Ivey who is looking to close the gap on Phil Hellmuth in the bracelet stakes. Ivey has ten WSOP bracelets to his name and has a good chance of winning his 11th seeing how he finished Day 1 with 360,500 chips, enough for 22nd place at the restart.

It is a 2:00 p.m. start on June 10 for this field of poker heroes. Join PokerNews then for all of the four-card action.

Event #19: $25,000 PLO High Roller Top 10 Chip Counts

PlacePlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Jared BleznickUnited States601,500201
2Chris DeMaciUnited States586,000195
3Sean WinterUnited States578,000193
4Frank CrivelloUnited States575,000192
5James ChenUnited States553,000184
6Ben LambUnited States540,500180
7Dmitrii PerfilevUnited States536,500179
8Duarte BaptistaPortugal484,500162
9Kristopher TongUnited States444,500148
10Conrad De ArmasUnited States437,500146

Can Bleznick hold onto the lead in the $25K PLO High Roller?

Geary Grabs Early Advantage in the $1,500 Deuce-to-Seven Triple Draw

Justin Geary
Justin Geary

More than two-thirds of the 350 players who bought into the $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw event busted before time was called on the day. Justin Geary not only did not join that list of busted player, but he finished top of the pile of 108 names who made it through to Day 2.

Geary is in pole position in this event thanks to finishing Day 1 with 259,500 chips; Karl Tretter (222,000) is the only other player with more than 200,000 betting tokens at his disposal.

Four-time bracelet winners Kevin Gerhart (178,500) and Robert Mizrachi (149,500) find themselves behind top ten stacks, while mixed game specialists Calvin Anderson (134,000) and Adam Friedman (130,500) are lurking just outside the top ten chip counts.

Then plan for Day 2 is to complete ten hour-long levels, which will definitely see the money bubble burst. Follow the PokerNews updates from 2:00 p.m. on June 10 as a host of stars return to battle.

Event #20: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Top 10 Chip Counts

1Justin GearyUnited States259,500
2Karl TretterUnited States222,000
3Hasan KuralUnited States192,500
4Yufei ZhongChina180,500
5Kevin GerhartUnited States178,500
6John PratherUnited States172,500
7Pawel AndrzejewskiUnited States160,000
8Michael BalanUnited States157,500
9Robert MizrachiUnited States149,500
10Von AltizerUnited States148,000

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