Play has concluded in Day 2 of Event #3: $2,500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em at the 2022 World Series of Poker at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas and ten players remain. They will return on Friday, June 3, to hunt for a WSOP gold bracelet and the top prize of $320,059.
Leading the way is three-time WSOP bracelet winner Scott Seiver, who holds the chip lead with 6,150,000, good for just over 61 big blinds. Seiver boasts one of the most impressive poker resumes of all time, with over $24 million dollars in lifetime recorded earnings, Seiver is considered by many to be one of the greatest poker players of all time, and a bracelet tomorrow will further solidify his reputation as one of the game's all-time greats.
Following him in the chip counts is David Goodman who bagged up 3,900,000 and Steve Zolotow on 3,125,000. Goodman knocked out Cord Garcia towards the end of the night to soar up the chip counts when Garcia’s pocket nines could not hold against the pocket fives of Goodman, who made a straight on the river. Zolotow, who at 77, ranks as the oldest player at the final table, possesses two bracelets of his own and a third bracelet will add to this former Mayfair Club member’s stacked resume.
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Others that made the final ten include WSOP series regular Alexander Farahi (2,615,000), second on Spain’s all-time money list Sergio Aido (2,570,000), online high roller Chris Hunichen (2,410,000), third on India’s all time money list Aditya Agarwal (1,870,000), 20th place finisher of the 2021 WSOP Main Event Lewis Spencer (1,465,000), poker commentator and three-time bracelet winner Nick Schulman (1,415,000) and Shawn Hood who will be entering the day as the shortest stack, sitting on 890,000.
Many players fell throughout the course of the day including Shaun Deeb (108th-$4,027), David “Bakes” Baker (93rd-$4,404), David Benyamine (50th-$6,556), Adrian Mateos (44th-$7,448), Tom McCormick (30th-$8,625), Ken Aldridge (20th-$10,176), and Dylan Linde (13th-$14,967). It was Shawn Daniels’ elimination in 11th for $18,645 that brought the final ten players to one table, where they played until the end of the night.
Returning players are guaranteed at least $18,645, and cards will go in the air at 2:00 p.m. on Friday in the Bally’s Event Center. Play will resume in Level 28 with blinds at 50,000/100,000 and a 100,000 big blind ante. PokerGO will provide final table coverage of the Day 3 finale.
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