The 2022 World Series of Poker at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas continued today with Day 2 of Event #38: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw Championship. The event attracted 121 entries to create a prize pool of $1,128,325, and only 14 players remain.
Scott Seiver bagged the chip lead with 1,014,000 chips and will be looking to snag a second bracelet of the series. Pedro Bromfman (977,000) is second on the leaderboard, while Farzad Bonyadi (917,000) is in contention to defend his title after he won this event last year.
Event #38: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw Championship Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Scott Seiver||United States||1,014,000|
|3||Farzad Bonyadi||United States||917,000|
|4||Jerry Wong||United States||801,000|
|5||Phil Hellmuth||United States||591,000|
|7||Yuri Dzivielevski||United States||510,000|
|8||Cary Katz||United States||480,000|
|9||Andrew Kelsall||United States||395,000|
Phil Hellmuth (591,000), Eli Elezra (557,000), Yuri Dzivielevski (510,000), Cary Katz (480,000), Alex Livingston (346,000), and Dan Shak (198,000) are among those who will return to the felt on the third and final day looking for gold.
The remaining contenders are each guaranteed at least $20,000, but all eyes are on the first-place prize of $294,616 and the coveted gold bracelet.
Action of the Day
There were 41 players returning to the felt who bagged in Day 1, and 11 additional players entered before late registration closed at the beginning of Day 2.
Phil Ivey was looking to make a run, but he busted soon after the day began. Seiver took an early jump on the leaderboard when he eliminated Craig Chait, and he retained a top stack for most of the day on his way to the chip lead.
Daniel Negreanu made his exit as the bubble neared when he ran his pat nine into fellow Canadian Livingston’s pat eight, and Bertrand Grospellier was ousted by Shak on the soft bubble.
From there, the players would play for nearly an hour on the stone bubble before they went on dinner break, and when they returned, it was Jeremy Ausmus to be the last unfortunate one to bust without a cash.
Maxx Coleman (19th - $16,000), Chino Rheem (18th - $16,000), Thomas Newton (17th - $17,500), Ben Diebold (16th - $17,500), and Ian O’Hara (15th - $17,500) all made it into the money, but ran out of chips by bagging time.
Although the original plan was to play down to five players, that was certainly not going to be an option, and 12 hours after the day began, the 14 remaining players bagged and tagged.
The third and final day is slated to commence at 2 p.m. local time on Sunday, June 19, and the final table is planned to be streamed on delay later in the day on the PokerGO platform. Stay tuned as the PokerNews live reporting team returns to bring you updates until a champion is crowned.