2022 WSOP Day 43: Main Event Field Reduced to Only 35
Table Of Contents
- Jeffrey Farnes Leads the Final 35 Players into Day 7 of the 2022 WSOP Main Event
- 2022 World Series of Poker Main Event Day 6 Top Ten Chip Counts
- Day 6 Chip Leader
- New Stars Emerge on Day 6
- Remaining Payouts
- One More For One Drop Ends With Three Players
- Event #71: $1,111 One More for One Drop Chip Counts
- Lucky 7's Day 1c is in the Bag; Metalidi Bags Big
- Event #75: $777 Lucky 7's Day 1c Top 10 Chip Counts
- Day 2 of the $1,500 NLHE/PLO Mixed Ends With 11 Players
- Event #76: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha Chip Counts
- Miscikowski Is The Man To Catch in the $2,500 NLHE
- Event #78: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em Day 2 Top 10 Chip Counts
- Kakon Is Your $10K Razz Championship Chip Leader
- Event #79: $10,000 Razz Championship Top 10 Chip Counts
The 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas progressed to its 43rd day on July 12, meaning the end of this incredible series is in sight. No less than seven tournaments filled the vast ballrooms of the iconic Las Vegas casinos, while a high-stakes online bracelet-awarding event rounded off the day’s action.
Jinho Hong became a WSOP champion early into the day thanks to taking down Event #76: $1,969 Poker Hall of Fame Bounty. Seven players returned to their seats for an unscheduled Day 3 and it was Hong who shone the brightest. The former professional StarCraft player defeated Punnat Punsri heads-up to capture his first WSOP bracelet in addition to $276,067 in prize money.
The second bracelet awarded on Day 43 went to Julien "StepUpPoker" Perouse in the Online $3,200 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller 8-Max event. Some 340 players bought in and created a $1,343,680 prize pool. Perouse got their hands on $324,767 and bracelet number one, denying Calvin "projector52" Anderson his third piece of poker gold.
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Jeffrey Farnes Leads the Final 35 Players into Day 7 of the 2022 WSOP Main Event
Day 6 of the 2022 World Series of Poker Main Event has come to an end and Jeffrey Farnes leads 35 players into Wednesday’s Day 7. The 2022 Main Event drew 8,663 runners and generated a prize pool of $80,782,475, from which the winner will take home $10,000,000. Day 6 welcomed 123 players, and 35 will return on Wednesday at 2 p.m. local time to play down to a final table.
Farnes is trailed at the top of the chip counts by Brian Kim, who ran hot all day and came up just short of the chip lead in the last moments of the evening. Philippe Souki, Karim Rebei, and Espen Jorstad round out the top five chip counts.
2022 World Series of Poker Main Event Day 6 Top Ten Chip Counts
|Rank||Name||Country||Chip Count||Day 6 Big Blinds|
|1||Jeffrey Farnes||United States||37,825,000||126|
|2||Brian Kim||United States||33,875,000||113|
|3||Philippe Souki||United Kingdom||32,475,000||108|
|8||Andy Taylor||United Kingdom||23,900,000||80|
|10||John Eames||United Kingdom||22,450,000||75|
Day 6 Chip Leader
Farnes is the chip leader thanks to a day full of heroics and big hands.
“I guess it’s every poker player’s dream. It’s surreal. I think I’ll pinch myself when this whole thing’s over,” Farnes said about being the Day 6 chip leader.
The highlight of Farnes day came in the late stages of the evening when he made his charge up the leaderboard, first with the elimination of 2021 final table qualifier Alejandro Lococo. Lococo got it in with ace-queen, but Farnes called with pocket tens.
“I just kind of felt like it was time to get one of the toughest players in the field out, so I tried it,” Farnes said about his flip with Lococo.
“It was only, I think, 20 percent of my stack to do it so I went ahead and made the gamble. And it was right. So that was cool.”
A short time later, Farnes vaulted into the chip lead when he picked up quads to take a chunk of Tzur Levy’s chip stack and chip up to nearly 40 million.
“To get quad nines at the Main Event on Day 6. I don’t know if it gets any better than that.”
New Stars Emerge on Day 6
The most memorable hand of the day came when Haim Or Krief cracked the aces of Gilbert Cruz in a three-way pot that also included Stanley Lee and his pocket jacks. The aces were in command, but runner-runner hearts brought a flush for Or Krief to send Cruz and Lee to the rail in early Day 6 action.
Among the others in the top ten is Matija Dobric, who made Day 7 last year and finished in 32nd place.
"There is no mindset, I just play hand by hand and whatever happens happens, that's poker like every other poker tournament,” Dobric said after bagging up his chips at the end of Day 6. “I mean, it's not like every other event but I play my best every hand and there is nothing special about it.
"Last year it was really hard. I couldn't sleep because I was full of adrenaline and when I woke up after four or five hours of sleep, I was trying to stay awake at the table. This year is different, I am calm, I can sleep, I can get good rest, everything goes smooth."
Dobric will return for Day 7 with more experience and the rare opportunity to get another shot at making the Main Event final table.
Among the other breakout stars on Day 6 was Rebei, who got involved in hands early and often throughout the tournament.
"I hope [my playing style] is disturbing for the other players," Rebei said, offering some insight into his playing style - a style that involves playing a lot of hands. "What a lot of players have forgotten, there are 52 cards in the deck. If we want to play short deck, we play for short deck. I play 52 cards."
Also returning is Brooklyn-native Efthymia Litsou, who has locked up her first career WSOP cash in this year’s Main Event.
"I'm feeling very good. My aim was to make it through Day 1 so Day 7 sounds great," Litsou said at the end of Day 6.
Litsou returns as the only woman remaining in this year’s Main Event after Shelby Wells bowed out just after the tournament reached its final 100 players.
"I wish there were more women playing the game, so maybe next year," Litsou said.
Her preparation plans for Day 7?
"Get some alcohol in me first, and then some good night's sleep."
Other runners that made it to Day 6 but couldn’t find their way to Day 7 include Dan Smith, Zilong Zhang, Day 2 chip leader Muhammad Abdel Rahim, Day 1A chip leader Cedrric Trevino and Day 5 chip leader James Hobbs.
Players will return at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the Bally’s Event Center in Level 32 with blinds at 150,000/300,000 with a 300,000 ante. Action will continue on Wednesday’s Day 7 until the Main Event reaches its final table, and PokerNews will be there to carry all of the action.
One More For One Drop Ends With Three Players
Only three players remain in Event #71: $1,111 One More for One Drop where $535,610 awaits the eventual winner. Day 4 started with 41 players returning to their seats, but a steady flow of eliminations during the day's ten levels lefts only a trio of stars in the hunt for the event's bracelet.
Mike Allis goes into the final day holding a commanding lead courtesy of bagging up 142,700,000 chips. Allis is joined by 2013 WSOP Main Event champion Ryan Riess (46,700,000) who is looking for his second bracelet. Basel Chaura (38,600,000) sits down with a similar stack to Riess.
Day 5 kicks off at 12:00 p.m. local time on July 13.
Event #71: $1,111 One More for One Drop Chip Counts
|1||Mike Allis||United States||142,700,000||71|
|2||Ryan Riess||United States||46,700,000||23|
|3||Basel Chaura||United States||38,600,000||19|
Lucky 7's Day 1c is in the Bag; Metalidi Bags Big
Ukraine's Artem Metalidi found himself in the top five of the Day 1c chip counts in Event #75: $777 Lucky 7's No-Limit Hold'em. The Ukrainian bagged and tagged 2,680,000 betting tokens at the close of play, with only Alon Messica (3,050,000), Joseph Elpayaa (2,875,000), and Xinli Ye (2,800,000) finishing Day 1c with more chips.
Also safely through to Day 2 include such stars as Cherish Andrews (2,000,000), James Mackey (1,700,000), Lithuanian grinder Gediminas Uselis (1,440,000), and Barry Greenstein (545,000).
A total of 285 players return to their seats on Day 2 of this event. Play commences at 12:00 p.m. local time on July 13.
Event #75: $777 Lucky 7's Day 1c Top 10 Chip Counts
|2||Koseph Elpayaa||United States||2,875,000||72|
|3||Xinli Ye||United States||2,800,000||70|
|5||Rodney Turvin||United States||2,600,000||65|
|7||Michael Leanos||United States||2,070,000||52|
|9||Cherish Andrews||United States||2,000,000||50|
Day 2 of the $1,500 NLHE/PLO Mixed Ends With 11 Players
Aden Salazar has one hand on the bracelet and the $277,949 top prize in Event #76: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha. Salazar eliminated Daniel Negreanu on his way to bagging up a tournament-leading 9,140,000 chips, which are more than twice as many as Noah Bronstein (4,200,000) in second place.
Start of the day chip leader Vincent Lam (3,810,000) returns to the action third in chips, while British PLO specialist Richard Kellett (1,580,000) is still in the mix, as is bracelet-winner Sandeep Pulusani (1,210,000).
The final 11 players return to their seats at 1:00 p.m. local time on July 13 and play down to a champion.
Event #76: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha Chip Counts
|1||Aden Salazar||United States||9,140,000||152|
|2||Noah Bronstein||United States||4,200,000||70|
|5||Daniel Chuprun||United States||2,040,000||34|
|6||Robert Topham||United States||1,805,000||30|
|7||Richard Kellett||United Kingdom||1,580,000||26|
|8||Esther Taylor||United States||1,385,000||23|
|9||Sandeep Pulusani||United States||1,210,000||20|
|10||William Leffingwell||United States||1,130,000||19|
|11||Jordan Kaplan||United States||1,000,000||17|
Miscikowski Is The Man To Catch in the $2,500 NLHE
David Miscikowski finished Day 2 of Event #78: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em in the envious position of chip lead after bagging up 6,085,000 chips. The bracelet winner may have the upper hand going into Day 3 but Miscikowski will not have matters all his own way because there are some extremely talented players among the final 22 players who reached Day 2.
Matt Berkey (5,430,000) is one such player; he returns to the action second in chips. Then there are the likes of Thomas McDonald (3,935,000), Australia's Luke Martinelli (2,955,000), Ran Koller (2,270,000), Kenny Hallaert (1,425,000), and James Gilbert (1,330,000) all in contention for the title, the bracelet, and a cool $499,636 top prize.
Those through to Day 3 resume their battle at 2:00 p.m. local time on July 13.
Event #78: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em Day 2 Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||David Miscikowski||United States||6,085,000||101|
|2||Matt Berkey||United States||5,430,000||91|
|3||Thomas MacDonald||United Kingdom||3,935,000||66|
|10||Alexander Farahi||United States||1,905,000||32|
Kakon Is Your $10K Razz Championship Chip Leader
Day 1 of Event #79: $10,000 Razz Championship drew in 125 players but only 59 of those starters have chips in their stacks right now. Nobody has more chips than Morocco's William Kakon, who finished with 308,500 chips. Kakon won a bracelet in a $1,500 Limit Hold'em event in 2015 and now has a realistic chance of securing his second piece of WSOP hardware.
Victory is far from assured because there is a long way to go in this event, and the field is littered elite players such as Brian Hastings (263,000), Daniel Negreanu (240,00), Adam Friedman (214,000), David Bach (210,500), Chris Moneymaker (169,000), Brandon Shack-Harris (165,500), and Julien Martini (164,500).
Day 2 kicks off 2:00 p.m. on July 13, join the PokerNews team from then. Late registration remains open until Day 2 commences.
Event #79: $10,000 Razz Championship Top 10 Chip Counts
|2||Hal Rotholz||United States||299,000|
|3||Brian Hastings||United States||263,000|
|4||Kyle Dilschneider||United States||247,000|
|6||Amir Nematinia||United States||228,500|
|7||Perry Friedman||United States||228,000|
|8||Adam Friedman||United States||214,000|
|9||David Bach||United States||210,500|
|10||Yueqi Zhu||United States||198,500|
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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