2022 World Series of Poker

Event #53: $5,000 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot Limit Omaha
Day: 1
Event Info

2022 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Level Info
150,000 / 300,000
Players Info - Day 1
Players Left

Event #53: $5,000 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot Limit Omaha

Day 1 Completed

Joao Simao Bags Day 2 Chip Lead, Frank Lagodich Follows

Level 20 : 10,000/20,000, 20,000 ante
Joao Simao
Joao Simao

After 788 entries made it the biggest $5,000 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha event in World Series of Poker history, just 72 players are left, all in with a shot of winning a bracelet tomorrow.

Headlining Day 2 will be online WSOP champion Joao Simao. This is Simao's third cash of the summer, including a 4th place at Event #21: $1,500 Monster Stack. The Brazilian player and the rest of the field have guaranteed themselves $10,013, but all will be eyeing the $686,242 first prize that awaits the winner tomorrow.

Simao bagged a hefty 1,705,000 chips and behind him stands Frank Lagodich (1,530,000), while Daniel Hachem completes the podium with 1,090,000.

Other big stacks include Joni Jouhkimainen (1, 015,000), who finished fifth in this very event last year, Bryce Yockey (820,000), David Pham (695,000), and David Williams (695,000).

The pace of eliminations was quick throughout Day 1, with the fast structure incentivising players to jump in early. Players seated for the 'shuffle up and deal' included many bracelet winners such as Jan-Peter Jachtmann, Nino Ullmann, Dylan Weisman, Gaby Livshitz and Rob Wazwaz.

Many notables took a shot in this event but couldn't find a bag for tomorrow, including Rainer Kempe, Sylvain Loosli, four-time bracelet winner Anthony Zinno, Nacho Barbero, Jeff Hakim, Thomas Muehloecker and Chris Moorman.

Top 10 Chip Counts After Day 1

PlacePlayerCountryChip Count
1Joao SimaoBrazil1,705,000
2Frank LagodichUnited States1,530,000
3Daniel HachemAustralia1,090,000
4Joni JouhkimainenFinland1,015,000
5Cody RichUnited States925,000
6Craig MasonUnited States875,000
7Bryce YockeyUnited States820,000
8Christopher PuetzGermany810,000
9Aden SalazarUnited States800,000
10Michael RoccoUnited States770,000
Joni Jouhkimainen
Joni Jouhkimainen

End of the Day Action

Coming back from the last break of the night, the money bubble was on the horizon and wouldn't take long to burst. There were a few all-ins during the hand-for-hand process, and it was David Eldridge who ended up in the bubble boy seat after he found himself all in for his last two big blinds against four players, and Pieter Aerts hit a full house to send Eldridge to the rail. Antonio Lievano, on the other hand, managed to survive the tense process with only one big blind left and min-cashed for $8,010.

Once the bubble burst, the short stacks couldn't get their chips in the middle fast enough. The field went from 119 players down to just the 72 who will return tomorrow. Among those who made the money was 2009 Main Event Champion Joe Cada, who moved all in for less than 10 big blinds with king-nine and but was up against ace-four for Matthew Gonzales.

The action will recommence at 2 p.m. local time tomorrow, with the blinds resuming on level 21. The blinds will be 10,000/25,000 with a 25,000 big blind ante. The levels will be increased to 40 minutes on Day 2 with a 15-minute break after every three levels, and the goal is that play will continue until a winner is crowned!

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Tags: Anthony ZinnoAntonio LievanoBryce YockeyChris MoormanDavid EldridgeDavid PhamDavid WilliamsDylan WeismanFrank LagodichFrank Lagodich FollowsGaby LivshitzJan-Peter JachtmannJeff HakimJoao SimaoJoe CadaJoni JouhkimainenMatthew GonzalesNacho BarberoNino UllmannPieter AertsRainer KempeRob WazwazSylvain LoosliThomas Muehloecker

Assorted End-Of-Day Counts

Level 20 : 10,000/20,000, 20,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Joao Simao br
Joao Simao
1,705,000 1,575,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Frank Lagodich us
Frank Lagodich
1,530,000 6,000
Daniel Hachem au
Daniel Hachem
1,090,000 1,090,000
Joni Jouhkimainen fi
Joni Jouhkimainen
1,015,000 75,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Craig Mason us
Craig Mason
875,000 875,000
Bryce Yockey us
Bryce Yockey
820,000 820,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Christopher Puetz de
Christopher Puetz
810,000 100,000
Michael Rocco us
Michael Rocco
770,000 560,000
David Pham us
David Pham
695,000 56,000
WSOP 3X Winner
David Williams us
David Williams
695,000 461,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Andriy Lyubovetskiy ua
Andriy Lyubovetskiy
655,000 199,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Thi Nguyen ca
Thi Nguyen
635,000 -115,000
Ryan Riess us
Ryan Riess
515,000 85,000
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 1X Winner
Fernando Habegger ch
Fernando Habegger
470,000 399,000
Brian Rast us
Brian Rast
455,000 224,000
WSOP 6X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
Mustapha Kanit it
Mustapha Kanit
450,000 208,000
Winamax Team Pro
Stefan Schillhabel de
Stefan Schillhabel
345,000 345,000
Leif Force us
Leif Force
330,000 20,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Dylan Weisman us
Dylan Weisman
330,000 -85,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Brandon Cantu us
Brandon Cantu
315,000 -170,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Ben Diebold us
Ben Diebold
220,000 220,000
WSOP 1X Winner

Double Up for Blain

Level 20 : 10,000/20,000, 20,000 ante

Pot-Limit Omaha

Dermot Blain raised to 70,000 in the hijack and the cutoff announced pot. It came back to Blain who went all in for a total stack worth 233,000 and his opponent called.

Dermot Blain: {a-Hearts}{k-Spades}{10-Spades}{8-Hearts}
Opponent: {a-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}

"I'm going to win that hand!" said Blain right before the board revealed {4-Spades}{q-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{q-Spades}{2-Spades}, giving him the flush to double up his stack.

Player Chips Progress
Dermot Blain ie
Dermot Blain
450,000 384,000

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Mermelstein More Than Doubles Up

Level 20 : 10,000/20,000, 20,000 ante

No-Limit Holdem

The action was picked up with Aaron Mermelstein all in for his last 66,000 chips, holding {a-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}, and facing {q-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} in his opponent's hand.

The {10-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{a-Clubs}{10-Spades} board improved Mermelstein's hand into two pair for the much-needed double up.

The hand after, Mermelstein jammed again after a raise from Dante Fernandez, who decided to fold his cards.

Player Chips Progress
Dante Fernandez es
Dante Fernandez
630,000 -26,000
Aaron Mermelstein us
Aaron Mermelstein
160,000 160,000

Tags: Aaron MermelsteinDante Fernandez

Cantu Hits His Set

Level 20 : 10,000/20,000, 20,000 ante

Pot-Limit Omaha

Action was picked up with stacks all in and cards on their backs with Brandon Cantu being at risk for his remaining 145,000.

Brandon Cantu: {8-Spades}{8-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}
Opponent 1: {q-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{7-Hearts}
Opponent 2: {a-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}

The board ran out {7-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{3-Spades}{6-Hearts} and Cantu made fives full of threes to triple up against his opponents.

Player Chips Progress
Brandon Cantu us
Brandon Cantu
WSOP 2X Winner

Tags: Brandon Cantu

Level: 20

Blinds: 10,000/20,000

Ante: 20,000

Gonzales Looks At One; Cada Eliminated

Level 19 : 10,000/15,000, 15,000 ante

Joe Cada moved all in for his last 81,000 from early position and in the big blind, Matthew Gonzales flipped over one card, the {a-Hearts} and put in his chips for the call.

Joe Cada: {k-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}
Matthew Gonzales: {a-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}

The board ran out {q-Spades}{6-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} and ace high was good for Gonzales to eliminate Cada.

Player Chips Progress
Matthew Gonzales us
Matthew Gonzales
235,000 235,000
Joe Cada us
Joe Cada
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 4X Winner

Tags: Joe CadaMatthew Gonzales