2022 WSOP Day 37: Vaughn Kicks Off Huge Main Event Flight
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Bally's and Paris Las Vegas were packed to the rafters on Day 37 of the 2022 World Series of Poker thanks to Day 1d of the $10,000 buy-in Main Event taking place. The WSOP management warned players to expect a ridiculously busy day and those warnings ran true with more than 4,000 players choosing the fourth and final flight to start their quest for 2022 WSOP Main Event glory.
Hollywood actor Vince Vaughn was the master of ceremonies who uttered the immortal words, "Shuffle up and deal!" while sporting a rather fantastic armored Caesar costume that Phil Hellmuth would have been proud to wear.
Five Main Event champions bought in on Day 1d and all five navigated their way through five long levels of action. Johnny Chan (218,800) bagged up the most chips of the Main Event winning quintet. Chris Moneymaker (108,000), Greg Merson (103,700), reigning champion Koray Aldemir (71,800), and Joe Hachem (21,600) were all in the mix when the curtain came down on Day 1d.
Chan, the Main Event champion in 1987 and 1988 (and the runner-up in 1989), thoroughly enjoyed himself at the tables. Chan has skipped all other 2022 WSOP events but the lure of the Main Event proved too strong for him to resist.
"It was a wonderful day. That's the best first day and the main event for the last least. 15 years, I have more chips than I ever have in the main event. This the first year, I got over 200,000, I'm very happy. The table was very nice. I got to play with nine different players that I never played poker with before."
Moneymaker, champion in 2003 after famously winning an online satellite for his $10,000 Main Event seat, was pleased to make it through to Day 2, especially when he had players in his corner throughout proceedings.
"I'm happy, you know, just getting through Day 1 with a decent stack is what you want. It's kind of crazy that I still get those reactions. It's always nice to have fans and have people rooting for you."
Past champions aside, such luminaries as Alexandros Kolonias (278,000), Robert Mizrachi (176,600), Mikita Badziakouski (159,900), Eli Elezra (127,500), Damian Salas (125,000), Davidi Kitai (111,700), David Peters (102,800), Max Pescatori (100,200), Ole Schemion (95,300), and Jeremy Ausmus (94,300) all bagged big stacks on Day 1d.
Event #70: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event Day 1d Top 10 Chip Counts
|2||Randal Heeb||United States||339,000||424|
|4||Joseph Bold||United Kingdom||299,400||374|
|6||Jared Hyman||United States||285,000||356|
|8||Matthew Wiegman||United States||283,300||354|
|10||David Finkel||United States||273,500||342|
*Chen's stack will be verified once he opens his chip bag on Day 2
Hao Chen earned himself the honor of the Day 1d chip leader title after turning his 60,000 starting stack into a colossal 580,100. That stack not only secured the Day 1d chip lead but sees Chen lead the Main Event by a considerable distance. Chen's stack is so large that WSOP will verify it once he opens his chip bag on Day 2d on July 8
Other players bagging up enough chips to place them in the upper echelons of the Day 1d chip counts include Randal Heeb (339,000), Mathieu His (316,000), and Joseph Bold (299,400).
Day 2abc of the 2022 WSOP Main Event shuffles up and deals at 11:00 a.m. on July 7 with Day 2d starting at the same time a day later on July 8. Those players who want to turn up fashionably late have two levels on Day 2 in which to make an entrance. As always, PokerNews will be on the ground from the first pitched cards to the bagging-up process.
Quincy Borland Takes Down the Million Dollar Bounty Event
It proved third time's a charm for Quincy Borland who took down Event #68: $1,000 Million Dollar Bounty for $750,120. Borland had two previous WSOP results to his name, one in the 2019 edition of the $600 Deepstack and another in the 2021 edition of the $888 Crazy Eights. Borland now gets to call himself a WSOP champion.
Borland went into heads-up against Kevin Hong with a two-to-one deficit, but fought back draw level then edge in front. The final hand saw Hong all-in and at risk with ace-jack against Borland's dominating ace-queen. The ace-queen held, busting Hong in second place for $463,610 and crowning Borland as the event's champion, a result worth $750,120 and a coveted gold WSOP bracelet.
Event #68: $1,000 Million Dollar Bounty Final Table Results
|1||Quincy Borland||United States||$750,120|
|2||Kevin Hong||United States||$463,610|
|3||David Timmons||United States||$351,800|
|6||Nellie Park||United States||$159,380|
|7||Arash Asadbadi||United States||$123,910|
|8||Daniel De Almeida||Brazil||$96,940|
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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