2022 WSOP Day 12: Two More Bracelets Won; Friedman on Fire in the $10K Stud
Table Of Contents
- Arieh Looking For His Fifth Bracelet in the PLO High Rollers
- Seat Assignments For the Final Day
- Lichter Tames The Monster Stack
- Event #21: $1,500 Monster Stack No-Limit Hold'em Day 1b Top 10 Chip Counts
- Friedman Is Running Away With the $10K Stud Championship Title
- Event #22: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship Final Table
- Vampan Gunning For His First Bracelet
- Event #23: $3,000 Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Top 10 Chip Counts
June 11 was the 12th day of the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) and although it was on a Saturday, there was no weekend break for the players. Two more players became WSOP champions and, therefore, bracelet winners, while four other events made progress to awarding their much sought-after jewelry.
Austria's Stefan Lehner got his hands on his first WSOP bracelet when he came out on top in Event #16: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em. Lehner overcame a tough final table to win a bracelet plus $558,616 in prize money.
Russia's Denis Nesterenko was the second bracelet winner on Day 12, after taking down Event #20: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw. This was only the second time Nesterenko had played in a WSOP event and he already has some poker gold.
Elsewhere, poker Goliaths Adam Friedman and Josh Arieh find themselves in great positions in their respective events; Friedman the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship, and Arieh in the $25,000 Pot Limit High Roller. Let's start with that second event.
Arieh Looking For His Fifth Bracelet in the PLO High Rollers
Only five of the 64 players who bought into Event #19: $25,00 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller three days ago remain in the hunt for this tournament's bracelet and the $1,467,739 top prize. Twenty-eight players returned for Day 3 but were reduced to five over the course of just over ten hours of play.
Austrian Fabian Brandes was the chip leader when the dust had settled; Brandes bagged up 13,175,000 chips and hold a lead of at least 11 big blinds going into the final day's action.
Josh Arieh returns with 8,900,000 chips, the second-largest stack, and in a great spot to win his fifth WSOP bracelet. Arieh sits down in sea four, surrounded by the chasing pack. There is little in the way of difference when it comes to the stacks of Tong Li (6,350,000), Sam Stein (5,875,000) or Scott Ball (5,300,000) when play resumes.
June 12 at 4:00 p.m. local time is when the cards are back in the air in this event. You can follow all the action at PokerNews, in addition to watching a stream on PokerGO, which is on a 45-60 minute delay due to showing hole card information.
Seat Assignments For the Final Day
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|2||Scott Ball||United States||5,300,000||27|
|4||Josh Arieh||United States||8,900,000||45|
|5||Sam Stein||United States||5,875,000||29|
Discover is Arieh wins his fifth bracelet
Lichter Tames The Monster Stack
Some 2,947 players turned out for Day 1a of Event #21: $1,500 Monster Stack on June 10 and another 3,561 bought in on today's Day 1b, the final flight of this monster-sized event. Linus Lichter tamed the monster and bagged up a tournament-leading stack pf 788,000, almost 150,000 more chips than second-placed Justin Lee.
More than 1,100 players found a bag at the close of play, including WSOP bracelet winner Boris Kolev (504,000) who finished in the top ten in the Day 1b overnight chips counts.
Other bracelet winners safely through to the second day of action include, Arash Ghaneian (437,500), Ben Dobson (356,000), Anthony Spinella (304,000), Scott Davies (281,500), Adrian Mateos (206,000), Joao Simao (183,000), and Yuri Dzivielevski (152,000).
More than 2,000 players return to their seat in Bally's on Day 2, which shuffles up and deals at 10:00 a.m. on June 12. Ten 60-minute levels are planned, as is the bursting of the money bubble.
Event #21: $1,500 Monster Stack No-Limit Hold'em Day 1b Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Linus Richter||United States||788,000||263|
|2||Justin Lee||United States||631,000||210|
|3||Andrew Rosen||United States||592,000||197|
|4||Ricardo Eyzaguirre||United States||549,500||183|
|6||Sergio Ramirez||United States||541,500||180|
|8||Matthew Kuba||United States||498,500||166|
|9||Nghia Le||United States||498,000||166|
|10||Phuoc Nguyen||United States||494,500||165|
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Friedman Is Running Away With the $10K Stud Championship Title
Mixed game specialist Adam Friedman is on course to win his fifth WSOP bracelet because he is by far the chip leader at the final table in Event #22: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship. Friedman, who missed out on winning his fourth straight $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship event, has almost twice the chips as any other player at the final table.
While Friedman is an odds-on favorite to win this event, his final table opponents are a talented bunch. All but one of them, James Paluszek, has at least one bracelet to their name, although the legendary Phil Ivey has ten bracelets! Ivey finds himself in unfamiliar territory due to being the shortest stack when play resumes courtesy of his 174,000 stack, which is worth the equivalent of four big bets.
The returning players have already secured $28,258 but there is $248,254 and a bracelet up top. Can anyone stop Friedman on his march towards a fifth gold bracelet?
Event #22: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship Final Table
Can anyone stop Friedman in the $10K Stud Championship?
Vampan Gunning For His First Bracelet
Daniel Vampan has seven WSOP cashes on his record but he has never gone deeper than a 66th place finish. That looks set to change with Vampan holding the chip lead in Event #23: $3,000 Limit Hold'em 6-handed where only 93 of the 213 starters made it through Day 1.
Vampan bagged up 217,500 chips when the curtain came down on Day 1. Only Phuong Nguyen (210,000), and Ruiko Mamiya (207,000) finished with more than 200,000 chips.
Plenty of stellar names progressed to Day 2 alongside the trio of big stacks mentioned above. Joao Vieira (176,000), Motoyoshi Okamura (161,000), Shaun Deeb (107,000), Ian Johns (96,500), Eric Froehlich (87,000), Greg Mueller (66,000), and Brian Hastings (63,000) among them.
Also through is Ryan Hansen who won this event in 2021. Hansen returns to battle with 64,500 chips in his arsenal.
Play resumes at 2:00 p.m. local time on June 12 with the plan to complete another ten levels.
Event #23: $3,000 Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Daniel Vampan||United States||217,500||87|
|2||Phuong Nguyen||United States||210,000||84|
|4||Bin Duan||United States||193,000||77|
|6||Motoyoshi Okamura||United States||161,000||64|
|7||Jameson Painter||United States||160,000||64|
|8||Lyly Vo||United States||160,000||64|
|9||William Smith||United States||151,000||60|
|10||Timothy Ebenhoeh||United States||151,000||60|
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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