BPO World Championship



BPO World Championship
Day 1a Completed

PokerNews Podcast: Hellmuth Positive for COVID; Winner Interviews w/ Seiver, Smith & More

Chad_Holloway • Level 17: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
PokerNews Podcast
PokerNews Podcast

In the latest edition of the PokerNews Podcast, Chad Holloway and Jesse Fullen come to you from the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) and talk about the big stories from Bally's and Paris Las Vegas. That includes Phil Hellmuth and other pros testing positive for COVID, Cory Zeidman issuing a statement regarding the federal sports betting charges he's facing, and recapping bracelet winners such as Henry Acain, who won the massive Housewarming Event.

Guests on this episode include recent bracelet winners Scott Seiver, Dan Smith, Brad Ruben, and Amnon Filippi, as well as Matt Berkey, who opens up about his successful Only Friends show.

Click here to listen to the new PN Podcast!

26 Remain at End of Day 1a (full)

Tboss • Level 17: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
Josh Mordenti
Josh Mordenti

After just shy of 10 hours of play, only 26 players of the 531 remain in Day 1a. The 531 players created a prize pool of $98,235 to be added with the following flights.

All 26 have made the money and are allowed to try for another bag tomorrow. If they bag again they will surrender the shortest stack and receive $1,500.

Josh Mordenti found himself at the top of the board, with a total of 1,665,000. Followed by Carlous Collins with 1,180,000 and Ruben Vancelette with 1,055,000 to round the top three.

Flight 1b is underway with 216 entries thus far.

Josh Mordenti US
Josh Mordenti
US 1,665,000 548,000
Carlous Collins US
Carlous Collins
US 1,180,000 710,000
Ruben Vancelette US
Ruben Vancelette
US 1,055,000 195,000
Ronny Perrin US
Ronny Perrin
US 895,000 485,000
Shannon Bryant US
Shannon Bryant
US 855,000 855,000
Wendy Murphy US
Wendy Murphy
US 810,000 810,000
Patrick Terek US
Patrick Terek
US 790,000
Adam Iaccarino US
Adam Iaccarino
US 575,000 10,000
Matt Bubelnik US
Matt Bubelnik
US 540,000 370,000
Nancy Peterman US
Nancy Peterman
US 510,000 -60,000
William Miranda US
William Miranda
US 490,000 490,000
Phil Hovey US
Phil Hovey
US 480,000 444,500
Stafano Bario US
Stafano Bario
US 445,000 445,000
John Kelly GB
John Kelly
GB 425,000 425,000
Gary Rosenthal US
Gary Rosenthal
US 385,000 -45,000
Charles Moses US
Charles Moses
US 325,000 325,000
Gerry Gulick US
Gerry Gulick
US 300,000 300,000
Stephen Rose us
Stephen Rose
us 275,000 275,000
Ronnie Smith us
Ronnie Smith
us 270,000 270,000
Ed Lockwood US
Ed Lockwood
US 265,000 -127,000
Yette Lynn Silverman US
Yette Lynn Silverman
US 170,000 170,000
Ellen Schimer US
Ellen Schimer
US 155,000 155,000
Zach Preta US
Zach Preta
US 150,000 68,000
Steve Morey US
Steve Morey
US 145,000 60,000
Johnny Driggans US
Johnny Driggans
US 100,000 100,000

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Tags: Josh MordentiRuben Vancelette

Cates Busts to Bring Everyone into Day 2

Tboss • Level 17: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
Lester Cates
Lester Cates

On a flop of {7-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{4-Clubs}, all the chips went into the middle and Lester Cates was at risk against Adam Iaccarino.

Cates had flopped a pair of fives and an open-ended straight draw but ran into the flopped straight of Iaccarino, showing {8-Clubs}{6-Hearts}.

Cates was unable to catch up as the board completed with the {k-Clubs} on the turn and the {6-Diamonds} on the river. With his elimination, only 27 players remain and are currently bagging for Day 2.

Adam Iaccarino US
Adam Iaccarino
US 565,000 565,000
Lester Cates
Lester Cates

Tags: Adam IaccarinoLester Cates

Peterman Triples

Tboss • Level 17: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
Nancy Peterman
Nancy Peterman

Carlous Collins raised under the gun to 75,000, Glen Brink called from a couple of spots to his left before Nancy Peterman jammed for her whole stack of 195,000. Collins tossed in one chip to signal a call and after a few moments Brink announced he was all-in for 505,000. Collins asked for a count and eventually tossed his hand into the muck.

Nancy Peterman: {10-Clubs}{10-Spades}
Glen Brink: {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts}

It was a coinflip situation and the board ran out {j-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{2-Spades}{8-Hearts} for Peterman's tens to hold and triple up.

Nancy Peterman US
Nancy Peterman
US 570,000 570,000
Carlous Collins US
Carlous Collins
US 470,000 -320,000
Glen Brink US
Glen Brink
US 300,000 211,000

Tags: Glen BrinkNancy Peterman


Break Time

Tboss • Level 16: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

With 37 players remaining, they are on a 15-minute break.

Golden Nugget to Host $1,100 Buy-In, $1,000,000 GTD PokerNews Cup June 24-28

Chad_Holloway • Level 16: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
PokerNews Cup Golden Nugget
PokerNews Cup Golden Nugget

This summer, Golden Nugget Las Vegas will play host to the 14th Annual Grand Poker Series, which features 81 events and offers over $3 million in guaranteed prize money from May 31-July 3. One of those events is the $1,100 buy-in, $1,000,000 Guaranteed PokerNews Cup that will run from June 24-28.

The tournament will feature three starting flights beginning with Day 1a at 11 a.m. PT on Friday, June 24. Days 1b and 1c will take place at the same time on Saturday, June 25, and Sunday, June 26 respectively. The surviving players from each flight will return at Noon on Monday, June 27 to play down to the final table, which will play out at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28.

PokerNews will be on-site throughout the duration to offer live updates, videos, social media content, and more.

Find out all about this can't-miss event!

Rosenthal Spikes a King to Stay Alive

Tboss • Level 16: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Gary Rosenthal
Gary Rosenthal

Three players had got their chips in the middle before the flop and John Hinney was the shortest stack with a little over 100,000. Gary Rosenthal had the second-highest stack with 165,000.

John Hiney: {a-Spades}{j-Spades}
Gary Rosenthal: {k-Hearts}{j-Hearts}
Button: {q-Clubs}{q-Hearts}

The dealer fanned a flop of {k-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{5-Spades}, giving Rosenthal the lead with a pair of kings. The {7-Diamonds} fell on the turn and the {8-Diamonds} completed the board, sending Hiney to the payout desk and Rosenthal doubled through the third player.

"Yes!" Rosenthal celebrated as he collected the chips.

Gary Rosenthal US
Gary Rosenthal
US 430,000
John Hiney US
John Hiney
US Busted

Tags: John HinneyGary Rosenthal