2022 WSOP Day 38: Gavin Munroe Leads After Day 2abc of the Main Event
Table Of Contents
- Players Advancing in the 2022 WSOP Main Event
- Action from Day 2abc
- Event #70: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event Top 10 Day 2abc Chip Counts
- Renmei Liu Captures One More for One Drop Day 1a Lead
- Event #71: $1,111 One More for One Drop Top 10 Chip Counts
- Krickl Captures Mixed Omaha Day 1 Chip Lead
- Event #72: $1,500 Mixed Omaha Hi-Low 8 or Better Top 10 Chip Counts
It was another spectacle of a day at the 2022 World Series of Poker at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas as Day 2abc of Event #70: $10,000 Main Event World Championship got underway. There were 2,641 players that returned to their seats with hopes of advancing to Day 3.
When all was said and done after another five levels of play, Gavin Munroe emerged as the chip leader. Munroe accumulated a massive stack of 1,067,500 chips thanks in part to a late-night heater. Munroe has had plenty of recent success, especially on the WSOP circuit. The Alabama native captured his first WSOP Circuit ring in the $1,700 Main Event at the stop in Tunica, Mississippi. It was also his largest recorded cash of over $158,000.
"It's the first Main Event that I've played so it's nice. I had kings a lot, four times I think and I busted three players." While good cards are definitely needed to make a deep run, Munroe has come guns blazing all day long. "I’m always gas, gas, gas. My friends know that. So I guess we’re just going to keep at it."
While Munroe was the only player to put a seven-figure stack in the bag, another player sitting among the leaders is Karim Rebei who finished the day with 932,000 chips. Rebei is also playing the Main Event for the first time and is extremely excited to be atop the leaderboard. "It's like a dream to be on the top counts, I don't realize it yet. I got very lucky today, and I also made a lot of bluffs that went through, including one against Jason Koon. It's a really great surprise to live that."
Players Advancing in the 2022 WSOP Main Event
|July 3rd||Day 1a||896||631|
|July 4th||Day 1b||879||634|
|July 5th||Day 1c||1,860||1,376|
|July 6th||Day 1d||4,370||3,294|
|July 7th||Day 2abc||2,641+148||1,261|
Action from Day 2abc
The day kicked off with a bang as Phil Hellmuth made his grand appearance in a Darth Vader costume just moments after the cards went in the air. While some cheers scattered through the ballroom, there were more boos echoing through the walls. Did that have an impact on the "Poker Brat's" quick-showing on Day 2? Well, only he can answer that.
Hellmuth lasted all but just over an hour in the prestigious Main Event that he won back in 1989. Most of his chips went the way of Shawn Smith who made a runner-runner straight against Hellmuth's pocket kings which left him short-stacked and fuming. Just minutes later, the rest of Hellmuth's chips landed in Jeff Frerichs' lap thanks to a two-outer on the river.
Some other notable casualties on Day 2 included former WSOP Main Event champions Joe Cada, Martin Jacobson, Qui Nguyen. It was also a rough day at the tables for some of the greatest players in the game including Stephen Chidwick, Justin Bonomo, Andrew Lichtenberger, Ben Heath, and Twitch streamer Kevin Martin.
While many pros were eliminated throughout the day, there were also many good storylines heading into Day 3. Ryan Riess is looking to accomplish a modern-day feat that no other has done before and win this extravagant event twice. Riess captured the Main Event title back in 2013 and will be heading to Day 3 with a solid 275,500 chips. Riess along with John Cynn (234,000) Joe McKeehen (118,000) are the only former champions to advance to Day 3 thus far.
Another notable sighting on Day 2abc was Kelly Minkin who wasted no time building up her stack in the early going. Just minutes into the opening level, Minkin spun her stack up to over 300,000 and put it on cruise control for the rest of the day, finishing with 363,500 chips. A relaxing day was just what the doctor ordered for Minkin who is currently playing while seven months pregnant with her second child.
"I'm happy with how the day went. I had a rough last couple of levels but I've got a decent stack," Minkin said after bagging up her chips. As for playing while deep into her pregnancy, Minkin noted that it was a bit of a relief to sit for most of the day. "It's a bit of a relief from carrying my 30lb son around so a lot of people think it's difficult but I'm sure if I go deep it will be kind of rough on my body but so far it's been not bad."
There were a total of 148 new entries recorded before the late registration period ended for the day. That brings the total number of entries to 8,209 thus far, with the record coming in 2006 when 8,773 entries were tallied.
After another five levels were completed on Day 2abc, the tournament staff roughly estimate that around 1,300 players advanced to Day 3 but that number is still to be confirmed in the coming hours. All of those players that made it through will be returning on Saturday, July 9th at 11 a.m. local time, joining those that advance through Day 2d tomorrow. The money bubble will still be a fair distance away, likely expected to burst early on Day 4.
Be sure to keep it tuned into PokerNews as the live reporting team will be back every step of the way as the Main Event journey continues.
Event #70: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event Top 10 Day 2abc Chip Counts
|1||Gavin Munroe||United States||1,061,500||425|
|3||Nick Howard||United States||810,500||324|
|4||Ariya Iwato||United States||755,500||302|
|5||Steven Stolzenfeld||United States||708,500||283|
|6||Ayaz Mahmood||United States||618,000||247|
|7||Franco Gasparini||United Kingdom||584,000||234|
|10||Richard Lee||United States||555,500||222|
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Renmei Liu Captures One More for One Drop Day 1a Lead
Day 1a of Event #71: $1,111 One More for One Drop drew in a crowd of 841 players but only 253 of those who started bagged up chips after the tenth level concluded. Canada's Renmei Liu is the name at the top of the overnight chip counts after Liu finished with 445,500 chips.
Justin Fawcett (438,500) came close to becoming the chip leader as he was the only other player to finished the night having to cram more than 400,000 chips into his overnight bag.
Others who progressed from Day 1a include Carlos Chang (286,000), Mateusz Moolhuizen (257,000), Matt Berkey (101,500), Brett Shaffer (90,500), and Alex Foxen (35,500)
Day 1b commences at midday local time on July 8.
Event #71: $1,111 One More for One Drop Top 10 Chip Counts
|2||Justin Fawcett||United States||438,500||219|
|3||Justin Lee||United States||357,000||179|
|5||Aaron Earthman||United States||347,500||174|
|6||Adam Weinraub||United States||344,000||172|
|7||David Childs||United States||339,000||170|
|8||Garith Rodgers||United States||334,000||167|
|10||Michael Thach||United States||328,500||164|
$1,111 One More For One Drop updates are right here
Krickl Captures Mixed Omaha Day 1 Chip Lead
Day 1 of Event #72: $1,500 Mixed Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better saw 771 players buy in, including Kate Krickl. After 15 levels of intense poker action, only 223 of those starters had chips in front of them, and nobody had more chips than Krickl.
Krickl may be an unknown quantity she has a chance to make a name for herself after bagging and tagging 280,500 chips at the close of play. She finds herself in good company going into Day 2 because the likes of David Prociak (244,000), James Chen (223,500), Rob Hollink (219,000), Andres Korn (208,000), and Chance Kornuth (207,500) each have enough chips to find themselves in the top ten going into Day 2.
Event #72: $1,500 Mixed Omaha Hi-Low 8 or Better Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Kate Krickl||United States||280,500|
|2||Mark Erickson||United States||262,000|
|3||David Prociak||United States||244,000|
|4||Giuseppe Liantonio||United States||243,000|
|6||Lisa Ahumada||United States||220,500|
|7||Michael Hernke||United States||219,500|
|8||Rob Hollink||United States||219,000|
|10||Chance Kornuth||United States||207,500|
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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