The penultimate day of Event #57: $600 Deep Stack Championship No-Limit Hold'em is set for a 12 p.m. local time restart at the 2022 World Series of Poker at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas. After Day 1 whittled the starting field down from 4,913 competitors down to just 560 who made it through to Day 2, that second day of action thinned the field out to just 60 competitors left vying for the elusive WSOP gold bracelet and first place pay day of $299,464. The remaining 60 players will all take home a minimum of $5,273.
American John Ypma leads the field headed into the Day 3 action with 6,660,000 chips. He is followed closely by fellow Americans John Ciccarelli (6,635,000) and Mike Vanier (6,085,000), the only three players to bag over six million chips. Four time bracelet winner Jeremy Ausmus (2,850,000) finds himself in the top third of the pack as he continues his pursuit of his second bracelet of the summer. Craig McCorkell (2,430,000), the only other bracelet winner left in the field, is closely behind Ausmus. Online player Jon Van Fleet, who has amassed over $20,000,000 in online winnings, bagged a top ten stack of 4,100,000 at the end of the night as he is in pursuit of the biggest live cash of his career and first bracelet. Richard Dixon (2,040,000) made the final table of this event last year, ultimately busting in 5th place. He hopes to match and succeed that success this year, as he shared with PokerNews, as well as his opponents after moving all in against them, he has a big side bet to make back to back final tables.
Day 2 also saw plenty of familiar faces return but fail to bag. 2021 Main Event Finalist Jack Oliver was sent to the rail before the first break of the day. Multiple bracelet winners Mark Seif, Ryan Eriquezzo, Eric Baldwin, Brett Shaffer, Tuan Le, and Chris Moorman, as well as 2015 WSOP.com player of the year Paul Dewald were all eliminated throughout the course of play on Day 2.
Play today will continue until just five players are left standing. They will begin at Level 28, with 50,000-100,000 blinds and a big blind ante of 100,000. Levels will last for one hour, with a 15-minute break scheduled for after every other level and a 60 minute dinner break after level 33, expected to be around 6:30 p.m. local time. The five remaining players at the end of the day will bag their chips and return tomorrow, June 30th, for the final table, where a champion will be crowned.
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