2022 World Series of Poker

Event #10: $10,000 Dealer's Choice 6-Handed Championship
Day: 1
Event Info

2022 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winner
Winning Hand
77
Prize
$299,488
Event Info
Buy-in
$10,000
Prize Pool
$1,146,975
Entries
123
Level Info
Level
25
Blinds
0 / 0
Ante
0
Players Info - Day 1
Entries
113
Players Left
49

Event #10: $10,000 Dealer's Choice 6-Handed Championship

Day 1 Completed

Vieira and Gorodinsky Lead the Way After Day 1; No Repeat Victory for Friedman in $10,000 Dealer’s Choice Championship

Level 10
Joao Vieira leads the 51 survivors after Day 1
Joao Vieira leads the 51 survivors after Day 1

One of the most versatile competitions of the 2022 WSOP in its new home at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas has kicked off today and gathered some of the most well-known poker pros entered Event #10: $10,000 Dealer's Choice 6-Handed Championship.

For the first time since 2018, the winner of the highly regarded mixed game contest will not be Adam Friedman after he was eliminated on Day 1 and won't be able to claim the title for the fourth edition in a row. The field has gathered 113 unique entries thus far, which makes it the third-biggest in the history but the registration remains open until the start of Day 2 on Monday, June 6, 2022 at 2pm local time.

By then, at least 51 players will return to their seats and a duo sits atop the leaderboard by a significant margin thus far. Joao Vieira ended the night with 425,000 in chips while Mike Gorodinsky follows with 401,500. Another trio of players is closely bunched together in Nacho Barbero (269,500), Richard Ashby (250,500) and Jean-Robert Bellande (249,000).

Top 10 Chip Counts After Day 1

PositionPlayerCountryChip Count
1Joao VieiraPortugal425,000
2Mike GorodinskyUnited States401,500
3Nacho BarberoArgentina269,500
4Richard AshbyUnited Kingdom250,500
5Jean-Robert BellandeUnited States249,000
6Matthew SchreiberUnited States245,500
7Naoya KiharaJapan223,500
8Ian O'HaraUnited States188,000
9Maxx ColemanUnited States187,500
10Jordan SiegelUnited States182,000

Inside the overnight top ten are also Naoya Kihara and Ian O'Hara, while former finalist Jeff Madsen and David Benyamine are waiting just outside. In a field filled with dozens of WSOP bracelet winners, the former runner-ups Shaun Deeb and Phil Hellmuth will also aim to add the title to their resume with Friedman now out of the way. Unlike his late entry prior to the start of Day 2, 16-time WSOP bracelet winner Hellmuth this time entered in the final levels on Day 1 and made a small profit to advance with 87,000 in chips.

No Fourth Consecutive Victory for Friedman

The tournament takes place for the seventh time and three out of the six previous editions were won by Friedman, who also finished in fifth place in the inaugural appearance of the mixed game contest in 2015. Back then, Quinn Do defeated Rep Porter in heads-up to become the first Dealer's Choice Championship winner. Jean Gaspard and John Racener were the only two other players to life the bracelet for the victory shots but that list will likely see another name enter the fray.

Whether or not Gaspard or Racener will join the action prior to the start of Day 2 remains to be seen and the same also applies for notables such as Ben Yu, Phil Ivey and Brad Ruben. The latter just won his fourth career WSOP bracelet in Event #4: $1,500 Dealer's Choice 6-Handed a few days ago and didn't enter in the first ten levels.

History of the WSOP $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship

YearEntriesPrize PoolWinnerRunner-UpTop Prize
2015108$1,015,200Quinn DoRep Porter$319,792
2016118$1,109,200Jean GaspardWilliam O'Neil$306,621
2017102$930,600John RacenerViacheslav Zhukov$273,962
2018111$1,043,400Adam FriedmanStuart Rutter$293,275
2019122$1,146,800Adam FriedmanShaun Deeb$312,417
202193$867,225Adam FriedmanPhil Hellmuth$248,350
2022113    

Friedman was not among the first batch of entries but eventually took his seat to try and make it four in a row. However, he never really got much going and was confined to a short stack in the final stages of the night. Ultimately, Friedman first lost a flip with sixes against the ace-ten of Mike Matusow and was then scooped by Richard Bai in an Omaha Hi-Lo confrontation to bow out prematurely.

Adam Friedman
Adam Friedman

Other notable casualties throughout ten 60-minute levels included David Williams, David "Bakes" Baker, Daniel Negreanu, Frank Kassela, Bryce Yockey, Ray Henson, Todd Brunson, Phil Hui, Matthew Ashton, Carol Fuchs, Benny Glaser, and Jerry Wong to name all but a few of the mixed game specialists.

Baker got it in with flopped top two pair against the open-ended straight draw in a Pot-Limit Omaha hand. Fuchs bricked the turn but rivered the wheel to score the knockout. She was sitting in the middle of the pack for an extended period but bowed out in the late stages to miss out on an opportunity to add a second bracelet to her collection after her victory in the 2015 $1,500 WSOP Dealer's Choice.

Negreanu fell victim to the hot run of Joshua Ladines, who first made a straight flush in a small pot against Fuchs and then hit quads kings when Negreanu's hopes lasted on an open-ended straight draw and dominated flush draw. Many big names of the international poker circuit followed as the field was cut into more than half on the first of three tournament days.

Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu

Whether or not the event will set a new attendance record remains to be seen. Day 2 will include another seven levels of 90 en route to potentially reach the final table. Stay tuned right here on PokerNews to find out who follows into the footsteps of Friedman to claim the WSOP gold bracelet in the $10,000 Dealer’s Choice Championship.

Tags: Adam FriedmanBenny GlaserBrad RubenCarol FuchsDaniel NegreanuDavid BenyamineDavid WilliamsJean GaspardJean-Robert BellandeJeff MadsenJoao VieiraJohn RacenerMatthew AshtonMike GorodinskyMike MatusowNacho BarberoPhil HellmuthRichard AshbyRichard BaiShaun DeebTodd Brunson

Event #10: $10,000 Dealer's Choice 6-Handed Championship Day 2 Seat Draw

Level 10
CasinoTableSeatPlayerCountryChips
Paris1271Ben DieboldUnited States175,000
Paris1273Eli ElezraIsrael17,500
Paris1274Mark GregorichUnited States180,000
Paris1276Anthony ZinnoUnited States94,000
      
Paris1282Nacho BarberoArgentina269,500
Paris1284Naoya KiharaJapan223,500
Paris1285Noah BronsteinUnited States59,000
Paris1286Tuan LeUnited States136,000
      
Paris1292Felipe RamosBrazil85,000
Paris1294David BenyamineFrance175,000
Paris1295Yueqi ZhuUnited States45,500
Paris1296Anatolii ZyrinRussia120,000
      
Paris1301Erik SagstromSweden38,000
Paris1302Craig ChaitUnited States82,500
Paris1303Phil HellmuthUnited States87,000
Paris1304Joshua LadinesUnited States163,500
Paris1306Ismael BojangAustria142,500
      
Paris1331Jeremy AusmusUnited States29,000
Paris1332Randy OhelUnited States164,500
Paris1333Mike MatusowUnited States87,000
Paris1335Michael ChowUnited States59,000
      
Paris1341Yuri DzivielevskiBrazil136,500
Paris1342Jesse McGintyUnited States72,000
Paris1344Christopher ClaassenUnited States102,000
Paris1345Nathan GambleUnited States51,000
      
Paris1352Jason SuUnited States68,000
Paris1353Greg MuellerCanada109,500
Paris1355Jean-Robert BellandeUnited States249,000
Paris1356Nick GuagentiUnited States50,000
      
Paris1361Kristijonas AndrulisLithuania80,500
Paris1362Mike GorodinskyUnited States401,500
Paris1363Joao VieiraPortugal425,000
Paris1365Maxx ColemanUnited States187,500
      
Paris1391Tamon NakamuraJapan87,000
Paris1392Kane KalasUnited States130,500
Paris1394Dan ShakUnited States79,500
Paris1395Schuyler ThorntonUnited States91,000
Paris1396Richard AshbyUnited Kingdom250,500
      
Paris1401Brian RastUnited States109,000
Paris1402Andrew KelsallUnited States153,000
Paris1404Keith LehrUnited States102,500
Paris1406Matthew SchreiberUnited States245,500
      
Paris1411Brian BrunnerUnited States73,000
Paris1413Jordan SiegelUnited States182,000
Paris1414Jeff MadsenUnited States181,500
Paris1415Ian O'HaraUnited States188,000
      
Paris1421Jesse KleinUnited States31,000
Paris1422Jake SchwartzUnited States83,500
Paris1424Todd BarlowUnited States84,500
Paris1425Marco JohnsonUnited States124,000
Paris1426Shaun DeebUnited States162,500

Official End of Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 10
Player Chips Progress
Joao Vieira pt
Joao Vieira
425,000
30,000
30,000
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 3X Winner
Winamax
Mike Gorodinsky us
Mike Gorodinsky
401,500
-8,500
-8,500
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 3X Winner
Nacho Barbero ar
Nacho Barbero
269,500
34,500
34,500
Richard Ashby gb
Richard Ashby
250,500
157,500
157,500
WSOP 2X Winner
Jean-Robert Bellande us
Jean-Robert Bellande
249,000
19,000
19,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Matthew Schreiber us
Matthew Schreiber
245,500
120,500
120,500
WSOP 1X Winner
Naoya Kihara jp
Naoya Kihara
223,500
23,500
23,500
WSOP 1X Winner
Ian O'Hara us
Ian O'Hara
188,000
128,000
128,000
Maxx Coleman us
Maxx Coleman
187,500
127,000
127,000
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 1X Winner
Jordan Siegel us
Jordan Siegel
182,000
14,000
14,000
Jeff Madsen us
Jeff Madsen
181,500
24,500
24,500
Mark Gregorich us
Mark Gregorich
180,000
-30,000
-30,000
David Benyamine fr
David Benyamine
175,000
-10,000
-10,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Ben Diebold us
Ben Diebold
175,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Randy Ohel us
Randy Ohel
164,500
19,500
19,500
Day 2 Chip Leader
WSOP 1X Winner
Joshua Ladines us
Joshua Ladines
163,500
3,500
3,500
Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
162,500
27,500
27,500
$25K Fantasy
Team Lucky
WSOP 6X Winner
Andrew Kelsall us
Andrew Kelsall
153,000
63,000
63,000
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 1X Winner
Ismael Bojang de
Ismael Bojang
142,500
11,500
11,500
WSOP 1X Winner
Yuri Dzivielevski br
Yuri Dzivielevski
136,500
3,500
3,500
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 5X Winner
Tuan Le us
Tuan Le
136,000
51,000
51,000
Kane Kalas us
Kane Kalas
130,500
75,500
75,500
$25K Fantasy
Marco Johnson us
Marco Johnson
124,000
-66,000
-66,000
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 2X Winner
Anatolii Zyrin ru
Anatolii Zyrin
120,000
20,000
20,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Greg Mueller ca
Greg Mueller
109,500
59,500
59,500
WSOP 3X Winner

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Late Double for Ladines Against Klein

Level 10

Big O

The cards were already flipped over as Jesse Klein had to pay off a full double for Joshua Ladines for 75,000 on a board of {q-Spades}{j-Spades}{4-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{4-Spades}. It remained unclear when the chips went in but Klein's {q-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{2-Spades} for the top two pair on the flop and a flush on the river was no good. Ladines had been in there with the {a-Spades}{k-Spades}{j-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{7-Hearts} for a wrap and the nut flush draw, which got there for the full double.

Player Chips Progress
Joshua Ladines us
Joshua Ladines
160,000
86,000
86,000
Jesse Klein us
Jesse Klein
35,000
-95,000
-95,000
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Jesse KleinJoshua Ladines

Zyrin Steams up Hellmuth to End the Night

Level 10
Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth

Badacey

Phil Hellmuth raised the button and was called by Anatolii Zyrin in the big blind.

After Zyrin drew two and Hellmuth drew three, Zyrin bet and was called by Hellmuth.

On the next draw, the players each drew two. This time Zyrin checked, then called a bet by Hellmuth.

Zyrin then drew two while Hellmuth patted.

Zyrin checked to Hellmuth who bet, but Zyrin came back with a check-raise which Hellmuth called.

Zyrin showed {6-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{a-Spades} for a six low and a five-dugi, which lifted Hellmuth out of his seat to bemoan Zyrin's fortunate final draw.

Meanwhile at adjacent tables, Christopher Chung and Scott Clements are late night eliminations.

Player Chips Progress
Anatolii Zyrin ru
Anatolii Zyrin
97,500
-2,500
-2,500
WSOP 2X Winner
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
85,000
-21,000
-21,000
WSOP Main Event Champion
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 17X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
StakeKings
Christopher Chung us
Christopher Chung
Busted
Scott Clements us
Scott Clements
Busted
WSOP 3X Winner

Tags: Anatoliy ZyrinChristopher ChungPhil HellmuthScott Clements

Wilkinson Eliminated in Three-Way Action

Level 10

Big O

"I tried to give it away and didn't succeed," David Benyamine sighed in table chat after he had just chopped a three-way pot with Yuri Dzivielevski in which Alexander Wilkinson vanished.

On a board of {a-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{8-Clubs}, the {a-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{7-}{x-} of Wilkinson were good enough for a set of eights but that became the worst hand after all. Benyamine's {9-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{3-Spades}{2-Diamonds} made the nut low while Dzivielevski's {a-Spades}{10-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{2-Spades} hit a jack-high straight to win the high-portion.

Player Chips Progress
David Benyamine fr
David Benyamine
185,000
-33,000
-33,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Yuri Dzivielevski br
Yuri Dzivielevski
133,000
28,000
28,000
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 5X Winner
Alexander Wilkinson us
Alexander Wilkinson
Busted

Tags: Alexander WilkinsonDavid BenyamineYuri Dzivielevski

Vieira a Contender for the Lead; Ausmus Hangs In There

Level 10

No-Limit Hold'em

Dylan Linde was no longer in his seat and it seemed apparent that the hot streak of Joao Vieira continued, as his pile of chips had become even bigger with all other players on the table on very short stacks.

Vieira then raised from the button and Jeremy Ausmus defended the big blind. Ausmus check-raised the {q-Spades}{9-Hearts}{3-Clubs} flop from 2,500 to 7,500 and Vieira tossed his cards into the muck.

Player Chips Progress
Joao Vieira pt
Joao Vieira
395,000
-5,000
-5,000
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 3X Winner
Winamax
Jeremy Ausmus us
Jeremy Ausmus
32,000
4,000
4,000
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 6X Winner
Run It Once
Dylan Linde us
Dylan Linde
Busted
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 1X Winner
Run It Once

Tags: Dylan LindeJeremy AusmusJoao Vieira