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2022 WSOP Day 22: $10K Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Championship Finally Concludes!

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The 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) is rapidly approaching the halfway stage and has settled into its new home at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas perfectly. Both vast tournament areas were crammed to the rafters with poker players of all ages and from all corners of the world, each chasing a sought-after gold WSOP bracelet.

Most of those who bought into events, or were part of tournaments already in play, fell by the wayside, such is the nature of tournament poker. However, three players turned their dreams of becoming a WSOP champion into reality when they won all the chips in play in their respective events.

Fabian Brandes took down Event #39: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed on Day 22 of the 2022 WSOP. Only six players of the 719 starters returned for the final day's action, and Brandes outlasted them all. He walked away with a piece of sought-after poker jewelry and $371,358 in prize money.

Event #40: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship finally crowned its champion after an unscheduled Day 4 proved enough to conclude the tournament. Daniel Zack defeated David Funkhouser some eight hours after the one-on-one battle commenced. They scooped $324,174 and their third bracelet.

The third bracelet won on Day 22 of the 2022 WSOP went to David Perry, who will forever be known as the champion of Event #43: $500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em. Day 1 saw the 4,786 crowd whittled to only 202. Those 202 players busted at a terrific rate through Day 2, and it was Perry who emerged victoriously once the dust had settled. The victory came with $241,729 and, of course, that all-important gold bracelet. Perry defeated British legend Chris Moorman, who came agonizingly close to becoming a three-time WSOP champion.

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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (Maker Champion)

Tyler Gaston
Tyler Gaston

Only five players remain from a starting field of 7,961 in Event #37: $1,500 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em and it is Tyler Gaston who is the chip leader. Gaston finished Day 4 with a tournament-leading stack of 64,000,000 chips and will fancy his chances of securing his first WSOP bracelet and that massive $1,125,141 top prize.

Each of the final five players is now guaranteed $301,346 for their efforts but know they are only four eliminations away from becoming a poker champion. Yuliyan Kolev (58,300,000), Oren Rosen (43,000,000), Yita Choong (22,900,000), and Dominic Brazier (10,200,000) join Gaston on Day 5 from 4:00 p.m. local time on June 22 to play for this monster-sized top prize.

Event #37: $1,500 Millionaire Maker Final Day Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Tyler GastonUnited States64,000,000
2Yuliyan KolevBulgaria58,300,000
3Oren RosenIsrael43,000,000
4Yita ChoongAustrailia22,900,000
5Dominic BrazierUnited States10,200,000

Who will become a millionaire? Click here to find out.

Yockey Put The Chip Lead in His Saddlebags in the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship

Bryce Yockey
Bryce Yockey

The 97 Day 1 survivors plus 17 late entrants battled it out on Day 2 of Event #44: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E Championship but only 22 of those players had chips that required bagging and tagging when the curtain came down on the night's proceedings. Bryce Yockey (1,465,000) is the man with the envious title of overnight chip leader, and is only one of two players to finish Day 2 with a seven-figure stack.

Eric Wasserson (1,025,000) is the tournament's other millionaire, in chips at least.

Day 3 will be a real treat for mixed games fans because the field is stack with top-tier pros. The likes of Ben Lamb (875,000), Eric Rodawig (835,000), Mike Gorodinsky (825,000), Eugene Katchalov (355,000), Shaun Deeb (320,000), and Brad Ruben (130,000) are just a handful of stellar names to look out for in the PokerNews updates on the penultimate day's action.

Event #44: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship Top 10 Chip Counts

PlacePlayerCountryChips
1Bryce YockeyUnited States1,465,000
2Eric WassersonUnited States1,025,000
3Jerry WongUnited States885,000
4Ben LambUnited States875,000
5Andrew YehUnited States865,000
6Eric RodawigUnited States835,000
7Mike GorodinskyUnited States825,000
8Ismael BojangGermany750,000
9John RacenerUnited States710,000
10Gary BensonAustralia640,000

Giddy Up! All the $10K H.O.R.S.E. updates are right here!

Stefansky Leads As $1,500 PLO Event Reaches Day 2

Joshua Stefansky
Joshua Stefansky

Joshua Stefansky got off to a flying start in Event #45: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed, finishing with a colossal stack of 1,660,000 chips, almost twice the amount of his nearest rival, John Riordan (972,000). Stefansky leads the 97 surviving players from a starting field of 1,438 into Day 2 on June 22.

Plenty of well-known grinders join Stefansky and Riordan on Day 2, including Dylan Weisman (803,000), David Williams (769,000), Dash Dudley (742,000), and British PLO specialist Robert Cowen (93,000).

Will it be one of the players mentioned that claims the $311,782 top prize? Stay tuned to PokerNews to find out.

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

PlacePlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Joshua StefanskyUnited States1,660,000166
2John RiordanUnited States972,00097
3Vincent MoscatiUnited States959,00096
4Mark LiedtkeUnited States943,00094
5Daniel TordjmanFrance853,00085
6Hossein GhodosiUnited States826,00083
7Dylan WeismanUnited States803,00080
8David LevyUnited States784,00078
9Sander Van WesemaelNetherlands772,00077
10David WilliamsUnited States769,00077

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Stars Turn Out in Force For The $5,000 NLHE 6-Max; Brewer Leads

Chris Brewer
Chris Brewer

Day 1 of Event #46: $5,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em attracted 850 players and only 277 of those punched their Day 2 tickets. However, late registration remains open until the start of Day 2, which is at 2:00 p.m. on June 22, so expect more players to flood in.

Chris Brewer is the man with his name at the top of the overnight chips counts after bagging up 485,000 chips. Brewer pipped Oliver Bosch (480,000) to the post by a solitary T-5,000 chip.

Traditionally, this event lures in some of the best poker tournament players on the planet; this year's event continued that trend.

Aaron Van Blarcum (428,500), Taylor Paur (395,000), Chance Kornuth (339,500), Ryan Riess (317,500), David Peters (213,500), Daniel Negreanu (211,000), and Michael Gathy (175,000) are just a handful of players who are vying for this event's gold bracelet.

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

PlacePlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Chris BrewerUnited States485,000194
2Oliver BoschAustria480,000194
3Christian PhamUnited States455,000182
4Fikret KovacBoznia & Hervegovina432,000173
5Aaron Van BlarcumUnited States428,500171
6Ian O'HaraUnited States419,000167
7Taylor PaurUnited States395,000158
8Hui KuoUnited States392,000157
9Tobias DuthweilerGermany387,000155
10Rui BouqetPortugal370,500150

Can Brewer build on his solid start? Find out here.

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