Play has come to a close on Day 2 of Event #46: $5,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em at the 2022 WSOP at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas. Some 324 players took their seats from a total field of 920, though many of those only registered at the start of the day, at the end of the late registration period.
When the dust settled after ten 60-minute levels, 46 players were able to find a bag for Day 3, and are now vying for the biggest payouts from the $4,243,500 prize pool.
Event #46: $5,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Top 10 Chip Counts
|2||Anthony Spinella||United States||2,575,000||103|
|3||Stephen Song||United States||2,485,000||99|
|5||Justin Bond||United States||2,145,000||86|
|7||Anthony Hu||United States||1,745,000||70|
|10||Jonho Hong||South Korea||1,315,000||53|
Of those 46 surviving players, it is Argentine's Ezequiel Waigel who leads the way, sitting on a stack of 3,440,000. He has opened quite a gap at the top of the leaderboard, with his closest competitor, Anthony Spinella, bagging 2,575,000. Rounding out the top three is Stephen Song with 2,485,000. Others who will return for Day 3 include Robert Mizrachi (1,170,00), Joey Weissman (985,000) and Elio Fox (895,000).
Notables who entered but failed to progress to Day 3 included six-time bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu (106th - $8,807), current WSOP POY race leader Daniel Zack (91st - $8,807) and 2015 WSOP Main Event champion Ryan Riess (75th - $10,066).
The remaining 46 players are guaranteed $15,482 but so deep in the tournament, all eyes will surely be on the $771,765 first prize and the WSOP gold bracelet that accompanies it. Play resumes at 2 p.m. PDT Thursday, June 23rd and will continue until just five players remain.
Stay tuned as the PokerNews live reporting team continues to provide updates from this and every other event at the 2022 WSOP at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas.