Day 1 of Event #2 $100,000 High Roller Bounty at The 2022 WSOP at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas came to a close after 12 levels of play. As expected, the event drew some of poker’s biggest names with a total of 45 entries, which was whittled down to 15 by the day’s close.
Justin Young had a good stretch of play during the middle of the day, winning two key flips against Chris Hunichen and Laszlo Bujtas. He then enjoyed a late surge and will enter tomorrow as the chipleader with 3,500,000, thanks in large part to winning a huge pot against Alex Foxen during the last level of the night with his set of kings besting Foxen’s set of jacks.
Event #2: $100,000 High Roller Bounty Top Ten Chip Counts
|RANK||PLAYER||COUNTRY||CHIP COUNT||BIG BLINDS|
|1||Justin Young||United States||3,565,000||89|
|2||David Peters||United States||3,085,000||77|
|4||Ali Imsirovic||Bosnia and Herzegovina||2,545,000||64|
|5||Bill Klein||United States||2,240,000||56|
|7||Phil Ivey||United States||1,975,000||49|
|8||Erik Seidel||United States||1,645,000||41|
|9||Cary Katz||United States||1,570,000||39|
|10||Chance Kornuth||United States||1,335,000||33|
Phil Ivey made a return to the WSOP after missing last year's edition and had a successful day, bagging 1,975,000. A good portion of that came from a hand against Sergi Reixach in which Reixach's two pair fell to Ivey's flush.
Other notables who bagged and tagged include Daniel Negreanu (1,235,000), David Peters (3,085,000) and the 2021 WSOP Main Event Champion Koray Aldemir (2,930,000).
Play will continue on Wednesday at 12 p.m. with the remaining 15 players returning in Level 13 with blinds at 20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante. The field is expected to grow before cards go in the air with late registration open until the start of play. The plan is to play down to the final five players and return for the Day 3 finale on Thursday.
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