Day 1a Completed
Day 1a Completed
A sea of people flooded the 2022 World Series of Poker at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas for Day 1a of Event #51: $400 The Colossus. By night’s end, there were 5,869 entries and only 684 survived and advanced to Day 2.
Kao "Flexx" Saechao (1,514,000), fresh off a 10th place finish in the $1,500 PLO bagged up a massive stack.
Not far behind was Mary Dvorkin (1,388,000) from Isreal, who led throughout much of the day.
The field generated an already massive prize pool of $1,936,770 with 881 players making the money. Those who did not bag tonight will have a second chance tomorrow for Day 1b. The second flight is expected to be even bigger than the first.
Day 1a Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Kao "Flexx" Caechao||United States||1,514,000|
|2||Mary Dvorkin||United Kingdom||1,388,000|
|3||Samuel Laskowitz||United States||1,297,000|
|4||Charles Peppers||United States||1,190,000|
|5||Eric Revak||United States||1,183,000|
|6||Ryan Himes||United States||1,168,000|
|7||Vanessa Mejias||United States||1,159,000|
|9||Sung Keem||United States||1,124,000|
Other players to find a bag include Brian Weaver (864,000), Marle Spragg (236,000), Francisco Valencia (133,000), Olympic Boxer Audley Harrison (150,000), and former PokerNews live reporter Dannah Kamp.
Some of the players to fall throughout the day included Main Event winners Joe Cada and Greg Raymer. Also pros such as Pat Lyons, Alex Outhred, Ryan Depaulo, and Jeff Boski.
All players who advanced will return on Sunday, June 26 at 10 a.m. for Day 2.
Follow all the updates through the end of this event right here on PokerNews.
A full recap of today's events, plus a full chip count listing will be posted later tonight.
There will be six more hands until play concludes for the day.
A chorus of cheers was heard in the room as the field made the money.
Each player is now guaranteed a min-cash of $641.
Play will end at the end of this level.
Joining the action on the turn with the board in a blind vs blind battle.
The small blind bet 25,000 and Mary Payeur called in the big blind.
The river was the and the small blind checked. Payeur bet 75,000 moving her opponent all in. The small blind went into the tank before making the call. Payeur showed and the small blind mucked as she was eliminated. Payeur said to the table "I didn't want to knock her about" but the table agreed that there's no friends in poker.
The field is one away from the money. Dealers have been instructed to stand up after each hand has been dealt.
The board shows 887 players and 881 will be paid.
The bubble is bound to burst soon.