2022 WSOP Day 7: Dan Smith Flying High in the $50K High Roller
Table Of Contents
- Smith Riding The Crest of a Wave in the $50,000 High Roller
- Event #12: $50,000 High Roller Top 10 Chip Counts
- Bracelet Winner Hufty in the Mix in The Housewarming Event
- Event #5: $500 The Housewarming Top 10 Chip Counts
- Ohel Leads $10K Dealers Choice Going Into Day 3
- Event #10: $10,000 Dealer's Choice 6-handed Championship Top 10 Chip Counts
- Big Field Specialist Fashakin Stacks 'em high in the $600 Deepstack
- Event #11: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack Top 10 Chip Counts
- Fixed Limit Guru Hsiung Tops $1,500 Limit Hold'em Day 1 Counts
- Event #12: $1,500 Limit Hold'em Top 10 Chip Counts
Day 7 of the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) is done and dusted, and what an incredible day of poker it turned out to be. No fewer than three players became world champions, while five other events whittled down their fields as they prepare to dish out poker's most coveted piece of poker jewelry.
Amnon Filippi won his first bracelet in Event #7: $1,500 Omaha hi-Lo 8 or Better, a tournament that required an unscheduled fourth day. Chad Eveslage won his maiden bracelet and a cool $1,415,610 when he came out on top in Event #8: $25,000 High Roller.
There was also a first WSOP bracelet for Alex Livingston, who bulldozed his way to victory in Event #9: $1,500 Seven Card Stud.
Away from winning bracelets, Dan Smith is riding high in Event #12: $50,000 High Roller only a couple of days after winning the $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship, while several other players are now within touching distance of realizing their poker dreams of becoming a WSOP champion.
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Smith Riding The Crest of a Wave in the $50,000 High Roller
Dan Smith finally shook off the unwanted tag of being the best poker player without a bracelet when he triumphed in the $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship a couple of days ago. Like a shark gets a taste for blood, Smith has a taste for poker gold as is evident by him leading the way in the $50,000 High Roller.
Eighty-three players bought in on Day 1 but only 23 of them made it through unscathed. Smith bagged up 2,035,000 chips and was the only player to break through the two million barrier. However, Michael Rocco (1,990,000) came close, as did David Peters (1,910,000) who is hunting for his fifth WSOP bracelet after securing number four last week.
Eight other players in this stacked field have already tasted victory in a WSOP event. They are Mikita Badziakouski (1,780,000), Chance Kornuth (1,545,000), Andrew Lichtenberger (1,200,000), Erik Seidel (1,200,000), Elio Fox (920,000), Justin Bonomo (685,000), Dylan Linde (565,000), and Eelis Parssinen (545,000).
Play resumes at 1:00 p.m. local time with late registration open until play begins.
Event #12: $50,000 High Roller Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Dan Smith||United States||2,035,000|
|2||Michael Rocco||United States||1,990,000|
|3||David Peters||United States||1,910,000|
|6||Chance Kornuth||United States||1,545,000|
|7||Chris Hunichen||United States||1,400,000|
|8||Andrew Lichtenberger||United States||1,200,000|
|9||Erik Seidel||United States||1,200,000|
Bracelet Winner Hufty in the Mix in The Housewarming Event
Only 12 of the 20,080 players who started The Housewarming event still have chips in front of them, including a certain Jordan Hufty (42,925,000). Hufty won the 2018 Employees Event and is now only 11 eliminations from receiving his second bracelet and what is an incredible $701,215 top prize.
Hufty's stack places him ninth when play resumes at 1:00 p.m. on June 7, and he has plenty of work to do if he wants to reel in the current chip leaders. Christian Taylor is the player to catch courtesy of amassing 221,300,000 chips. Only thre others have more than 100 million. They are Isidro Martinez (155,000,000), Orez Mokedi (125,450,000), and Henry Acain (108,425,000).
Event #5: $500 The Housewarming Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Christian Taylor||United States||221,300,000|
|2||Isidro Martinez||United States||155,000,000|
|3||Orez Mokedi||United States||125,450,000|
|4||Henry Acain||United States||108,425,000|
|5||Darnell White||United States||76,975,000|
|6||Jen-Yue Chiang||United States||74,775,000|
|7||Yavine Brewer||United States||70,325,000|
|8||Sridhar Sangannagari||United States||67,875,000|
|9||Jordan Hufty||United States||42,925,000|
|10||Jared Kingery||United States||30,825,000|
Ohel Leads $10K Dealers Choice Going Into Day 3
Only 15 players of the original 123 who started the $10,000 Dealer's Choice remain in contention for the title, the $299,488 top prize and, of course, the tournament's bracelet. It is Randy Ohel (1,101,000) who will be the most confident going into Day 2 because he is in the envious position of chip leader.
That said, any of the 14 players in the chasing pack would also make a worthy champion and they certainly are not only there to make up the numbers. Ten other bracelet winners are still in the hunt, including three-time champions Nick Schulman (904,000) and Greg Mueller (377,000), four-time champion Jeff Madsen (573,000), and five-time bracelet winner Brian Rast (574,000).
Everything points this this even having a thrilling finale, and PokerNews will be with you every step of the way from 2:00 p.m. local time on June 7.
Event #10: $10,000 Dealer's Choice 6-handed Championship Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Randy Ohel||United States||1,101,000|
|3||Nick Schulman||United States||904,000|
|4||Tuan Le||United States||635,000|
|5||Brian Rast||United States||574,000|
|6||Jeff Madsen||United States||573,000|
|7||Christopher Claassen||United States||521,000|
|10||Ben Diebold||United States||325,000|
Big Field Specialist Fashakin Stacks 'em high in the $600 Deepstack
Femi Fashakin knows his way around big field tournament. In 2019, Fashakin won The Big 50, topping a filed of 28,371 to win a WSOP bracelet and $1,147,449 in prize money. He now finds himself at the top of the chip counts of the $600 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack, a tournament that drew in 5,720 entrants.
Fashakin finished Day 1 with 3,215,000 chips, a stack so large that WSOP staff had to color him up so he could fit his chips into a single overnight bag. His stack contains almost one million more than second-placed Roberto Bendeck (2,235,000). While there are still 289 players remaining in this event, the ball is firmly in Fashakin's court.
Further down the chip count you find Georgios Sotiropoulos, a three-time WSOP bracelet winner. The Greek star returns to the action armed with 1,125,000 chips. Ankush Mandavia (605,000) is another owner of some poker hardware who is through to Day 2, as are Yuri Dzivielevski (540,000), Kevin MacPhee (510,000), and Men "The Master" Nguyen (409,000).
Play resumes at noon local time on June 7.
Event #11: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Femi Fashakin||United States||3,215,000|
|2||Roberto Bendeck||United States||2,235,000|
|3||Ryan Dodd||United States||1,890,000|
|4||Junxiu Zhang||United States||1,775,000|
|5||Stanislav Snitsar||United States||1,725,000|
|6||Jiwoo Hyul||United States||1,695,000|
|9||Raul Bravo||United States||1,475,000|
|10||Felipe Valdez||United States||1,470,000|
Fixed Limit Guru Hsiung Tops $1,500 Limit Hold'em Day 1 Counts
Kenny Hsiung (248,500) topped the chip counts after Day 1 of the $2,500 Limit Hold'em event, where the 522 strong field was reduced to a more manageable 160 after 15 levels of action. Hsiung won his bracelet in the $3,000 version of this event back in 2012 and is now in pole position to secure a second.
Venkata Tayi (238,000) returns to the action in second place. Tayi came close to winning this event in 2017 but ultimately fell in second place. No doubt he'll be going all out to finish one place deeper this time around.
There are some very talented fixed limit players among the 160 returning players, including Jon Kyte (168,500), Tom Schneider (157,500), Rami Boukai (129,000), former Main Event champion Joe McKeehen (114,000), Brandon Shack-Harris (48,500), and defending champion Yuval Bronshtein (42,500).
Play resumes at 2:00 p.m. local time with the plan to play ten one-hour levels.
Event #12: $1,500 Limit Hold'em Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Kenny Hsiung||United States||248,500|
|2||Venkata Tayi||United States||238,000|
|3||Did Not Report||United States||208,000|
|4||David Gee||United States||188,000|
|5||Frank Yakubson||United States||173,000|
|7||Wendy Freedman||United States||164,000|
|8||Brian Nichols||United States||163,000|
|9||Thanh Cao||United States||158,000|
|10||Tom Schneider||United States||157,500|
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