2022 WSOP Day 31: Cates Crowned PPC Champ on a Crazy Day of Action
Table Of Contents
- Five Remain in the Super Seniors; Gianera Leads Them Back Into Battle
- Event #59: $1,000 Super Seniors Final Five Chip Counts
- Ladies Event Whittled to Only 42 Players; Andrews Finds Herself Atop the Chip Counts
- Event #61: Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship Top 10 Chip Counts
- Record-Breaking $10K PLO8 Event Reaches Day 2 With Rheem Remaining
- Event #63: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Top 10 Chip Counts
- Soumier Is The Player to Catch in the $600 PLO Deep Stack Event; Mizrachi Bags 1M
- Event #64: $600 Pot-Limit Omaha Deep Stack Top 10 Chip Counts
- Day 1 Field of the $3,000 NLHE Freezeout Sees 1,100 Eliminations!
- Event #65: $3,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em Top 10 Chip Counts
Nothing could have prepared poker fans for what was in store on Day 31 of the 2022 World Series of Poker at Bally's and Las Vegas; it was nothing short of incredible. Four players captured gold WSOP bracelets, two of them having staging epic comebacks, while Dan Cates wrote himself into poker history by winning back-to-back $50,000 Poker Player Championship titles.
Event #56: $50,000 Poker Players Championship crowned its worthy champion and Dan Cates was that man. Cates won this tournament in 2021 and he now has back-to-back victories in the $50,000 Poker Players Championship after defeating Yuri Dzivielevski heads up.
Cates was not the only player to capture a much sought-after piece of poker jewelry because Tamas Lendvai claimed one of their own after taking down Event #57: $600 Deepstack Championship No-Limit Hold'em. Lendvai came out on top of the final seven grinders who reached the fourth and final day to get their hands on $299,464 and their first gold WSOP bracelet. The victory was made sweeter by the fact Lendvai came back from being the shortest stack with only eight big blinds!
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The only Short Deck event's title went to none other than Japanese star Shota Nakanishi who triumphed in Event #60: $10,000 Short Deck No-Limit Hold'em. Only five of the 110 starters progressed to the third and final day, and it was Nakanishi who was the last man standing. The victory came with $277,212 in prize money plus that all-important 2022 WSOP bracelet.
Event #62: $1,500 Super Turbo No-Limit Hold'em is done and dusted after an unscheduled second day was required. Twenty players returned to the action on June 30 and it was Dash Dudley who emerged from the battle unscathed. Dudley only had three big blinds at the start of play yet here is, winning his third WSOP bracelet! The poker champion secured $301,396 for their efforts.
Five Remain in the Super Seniors; Gianera Leads Them Back Into Battle
Only five players remain in Event #59: $1,000 Super Seniors and it is Massoud Eskandari (19,000,000) who leads them back into battle at 11:00 a.m. local time on July 1. Eskandari has 12 big blinds more than Jennifer Gianera (16,500,000), who has high hopes of becoming only the second female player of the 2022 WSOP to win a bracelet.
Joining Eskandari and Gianera are James Jewell (8,425,000), Peter Mylenki (4,200,000) and Sharri Crawford (4,200,000).
The returning players have now locked in $85,940 for their efforts but one of them will walk away with a $330,,609 top prize.
Event #59: $1,000 Super Seniors Final Five Chip Counts
|1||Massoud Eskandari||United States||19,000,000||95|
|2||Jennifer Gianera||United States||16,500,000||83|
|3||James Jewell||United States||8,425,000||42|
|4||Peter Mylenki||United States||4,200,000||21|
|5||Sharri Crawford||United States||4,200,000||21|
Ladies Event Whittled to Only 42 Players; Andrews Finds Herself Atop the Chip Counts
Cherish Andrews holds a commanding lead going into Day 3 of Event #61: $1,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship. Andrews has 1,800,000 chips at her disposal with Natalie Hof her nearest rival with a stack of 1,100,000 chips; Andrews and Hof are the only players from the 42 returning to the action that has seven figures worth of chips.
Day 1 chip leader Gargee Sharma (625,000) bagged up a top 10 stack, while Ronit Chamani (600,000), Melanie Weisner (560,000), Charlotte Van Brabander (380,000), and GGPoker Squd member Pamela Balzano (165,000) are still in contention.
The cards are back in the air from 12:00 p.m. local time on July 1.
Event #61: Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Cherish Andrews||United States||1,800,000||90|
|3||Chenyi Liu||United States||785,000||39|
|4||Marybeth Anderson||United States||760,000||38|
|5||Christina Gollins||United States||745,000||37|
|6||Ranae Warren||United States||675,000||34|
|8||Gargee Sharma||United States||625,000||31|
|10||Kultida Berman||United States||605,000||30|
Record-Breaking $10K PLO8 Event Reaches Day 2 With Rheem Remaining
Chino Rheem is the man to catch in Event #63: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship where only 20 of the 284 starters – the biggest ever field for this event – remain in the hunt for a gold WSOP bracelet and the $611,362 top prize.
A bracelet still eludes Rheem despite his impressive live poker records, which has seen him earn more than $12.4 million. Rheem will see this as his best chance of getting his hands on some poker gold because he returns to the fray with more than 100 big blinds at his disposal.
The likes of Filippos Stavrakis (1,880,000), Amnon Filippi (1,275,000), Ken Aldridge (1,075,000), and Robert Cowen (840,000) will be hoping to spoil Rheem's party and scupper his plans of victory.
Reigning champion Josh Arieh (370,000) is still in the mix but is one of the event's shortest stacks.
The 20 surviving players return to their seats from 2:00 p.m. on July 1 and will play until only five of them have chips in front of them.
Event #63: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||China Rheem||United States||2,595,000||104|
|2||Filippos Stavrakis||United States||1,880,000||75|
|3||Seungjin Lee||South Korea||1,860,000||74|
|4||Damjan Radanov||United States||1,275,000||51|
|5||Amnon Filippi||United States||1,275,000||51|
|6||Ken Aldridge||United States||1,075,000||43|
|8||Sterling Savill||United States||910,000||36|
|9||Robert Cowen||United Kingdom||840,000||34|
|10||Seam Remz||United States||825,000||33|
Soumier Is The Player to Catch in the $600 PLO Deep Stack Event; Mizrachi Bags 1M
The action in Event #64: $600 Pot-Limit Omaha Deep Stack was fast and furious with the 2,265 starters being reduced to only 102 over the course of 22 fast-paced levels. Frenchman Guillaume Soumier coped the best and finished with 3,055,000 chips and the title of overnight chip leader.
Among the returning 102 players are bracelet winners Tommy Le (1,310,000), Michael Mizrachi (1,015,000), and Alan Sternberg (835,000). 888poker ambassador and PLO specialist Vivian Saliba (830,000) also bagged for Day 2.
Day 2 shuffles up and deals at 12:00 p.m. local time and the intention is to play down to a champion.
Event #64: $600 Pot-Limit Omaha Deep Stack Top 10 Chip Counts
|4||Xiaohui Yu||United States||1,930,000||64|
|5||Stanislav Halatenko||iinted Kingdom||1,780,000||59|
|6||Jihyun Min||South Korea||1,775,000||59|
|8||Michael Newman||United States||1,590,000||53|
|9||Igor Ioffe||United States||1,545,000||52|
|10||Barry Leventhal||United States||1,500,000||50|
Day 1 Field of the $3,000 NLHE Freezeout Sees 1,100 Eliminations!
Event #65: $3,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em drew in 1,359 players but only 226 of those starters bagged and tagged their stack after the completion of 15 levels. bagging the most chips was Turkish grinder Onur Unsal (1,244,000) who was the only player in the field t finish with over one million chips.
Bracelet winners Alex Lindop (680,000) and Timur Margolin (645,000) bagged up top 10 stacks, while other gold bracelet owners Romain Lewis (453,000), 2019 WSOP Main Event champion Hossein Ensan (440,000), the legendary Phil Hellmuth (349,000), Mike Matusow (322,000), and Adrian Mateos (164,000) are just some of he superstars to look out for on Day 2.
Event #65: $3,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em Top 10 Chip Counts
|2||Joel Micka||United States||829,000||104|
|5||Blake Bohn||United States||738,000||92|
|6||Jarrett Hlavaty||United States||699,000||87|
|7||Ali Eslani||United States||683,000||85|
|8||Dan Wagner||United States||681,000||85|
|9||Alex Lindop||United Kingdom||680,000||85|
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