Event #60: $10,000 Short Deck No-Limit Hold'em
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Event #60: $10,000 Short Deck No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1 Completed

Sion Leads, Chidwick and Yu Among the Leaders After Day 1 of Event #60: $10,000 Short Deck No-Limit Hold'em

ajlamers • Level 8: 0-0, 1,000 ante
Elior Sion
Elior Sion

It was a wild day on the felt in Event #60: $10,000 Short Deck No-Limit Hold'em at the 2022 WSOP at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas that saw chips flying in all directions throughout the opening eight levels. There were a total of 102 entries recorded and only 37 players bagged up chips to move on to Day 2.

After all the dust settled, it was Elior Sion who bagged up the largest stack of the day with 372,000 chips. Sion was one of the later entries after the last break of the day but quickly spun up his starting stack of 60,000 chips into the largest in the room. Sion is a former WSOP gold bracelet winner, with that coming in 2017 in the Poker Players Championship.

Event #60: $10,000 Short Deck No-Limit Hold'em Top 10 Chip Counts

PlacePlayerCountryChips
1Elior SionUnited Kingdom372,000
2Stephen ChidwickUnited Kingdom352,000
3Leroy FanIreland335,200
4Ben YuUnited States314,100
5Michael WatsonCanada298,200
6Philip MarsicoUnited States288,300
7Anson TsangHong Kong281,500
8Seongsu KongSouth Korea280,200
9Jonathan DepaUnited States272,600
10Todd IvensUnited States260,800

Also among the leaders are Stephen Chidwick who bagged up 352,000 chips after some late-night heroics and four-time bracelet winner Ben Yu, who finished the night with 314,100 chips. Chidwick's hot run came on the heels of a bluff from the defending champion Chance Kornuth (196,700 chips) in the last level of the night. Chidwick rivered the second nuts and let Kornuth do all the betting for him.

The day kicked off at 3 p.m. with around 20 players taking their seats at the start of play but that number quickly escalated. With each player getting three bullets of 20,000 chips apiece, there was no shortage of action at any point. Some of those that were unlucky to hit the rail throughout the day include Justin Bonomo, Dario Sammartino, Shaun Deeb, Scott Seiver, and Felipe Ramos.

Chance Kornuth looks to defend his title
Chance Kornuth looks to defend his title

There were many others who managed to make their way unscathed through the day, minus some minor bumps in the road. Daniel Negreanu was forced to use his second bullet but managed to finish the day just shy of 100,000 chips. Others like Sam Soverel were at the mercy of the deck as they learned the game as the day went on. Soverel often used the "all-in or fold" strategy and that seemed to work for him much to the chagrin of Dan Zack who was forced to double him up.

In general, it was a fun day at the table for most with plenty of drinks going around the room. Late registration will remain open until the start of Day 2 which begins at 2 p.m. local time. The action will resume on Level 9 with the ante at 1,200 and the levels will continue to be 60 minutes in length. The schedule indicates that they will play down to the final five players but that remains to be determined depending on how the day pans out.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be back on the tournament floor to bring you all of the live updates throughout the day.

Tags: Ben YuChance KornuthDan ZackDaniel NegreanuDario SammartinoElior SionFelipe RamosJustin BonomoSam SoverelScott SeiverShaun DeebStephen Chidwick

Seat Draw For Day 2

YorkshirePud • Level 8: 0-0, 1,000 ante

Please note that late registration is still open, so the seat draw is subject to change.

CasinoTableSeatPlayerCountryChips
Paris1343DID NOT REPORT 1 96,600
Paris1344David EldridgeUnited States91,000
Paris1346Scott SmileUnited States125,500
      
Paris1351Mike WatsonCanada298,200
Paris1352Chino RheemUnited States240,300
Paris1355Brian RastUnited States162,900
      
Paris1362Daniel NegreanuCanada97,500
Paris1363Chance KornuthUnited States196,700
Paris1366Leroy FanUnited States335,200
      
Paris1371Elior SionUnited Kingdom372,000
Paris1374Hongwei YuUnited States81,500
Paris1376Shota NakanishiJapan130,500
      
Paris1382Ryan RiessUnited States47,000
Paris1384Cary KatzUnited States145,400
Paris1385Todd IvensUnited States260,800
      
Paris1391David PetersUnited States166,700
Paris1393Stephen ChidwickUnited Kingdom352,000
Paris1396Moshe AvrahamUnited States111,900
      
Paris1401Philip MarsicoUnited States288,300
Paris1402Jonathan DepaUnited States272,600
Paris1404Daniel ChioUnited States68,400
Paris1405Carlos LeivaArgentina84,200
      
Paris1412Seongsu KongSouth Korea280,200
Paris1413Yong WangChina100,000
Paris1415Anson TsangHong Kong281,500
Paris1416Ben LambUnited States58,000
      
Paris1422Dan ZackUnited States57,000
Paris1423Ben YuUnited States314,100
Paris1425Nobuaki SasakiJapan73,300
Paris1426Shai WinogradUnited States61,500
      
Paris1433Shohei KamitaniJapan125,200
Paris1434Pieter AertsBelgium97,100
Paris1435Bin WengUnited States112,500
Paris1436Sam SoverelUnited States150,000
      
Paris1441Jacky WongCanada91,400
Paris1443Anthony ZinnoUnited States135,000
Paris1444Thomas KysarUnited States98,400

Official End of Day Chip Counts (full)

ajlamers • Level 8: 0-0, 1,000 ante
Elior Sion gb
Elior Sion
gb 372,000 85,000
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb 352,000 12,000
Leroy Fan ie
Leroy Fan
ie 335,200 335,200
Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
us 314,100 294,100
Michael Watson ca
Michael Watson
ca 298,200 -19,800
Philip Marsico us
Philip Marsico
us 288,300 -7,700
Anson Tsang hk
Anson Tsang
hk 281,500 126,500
Seongsu Kong kr
Seongsu Kong
kr 280,200 62,200
Jonathan Depa us
Jonathan Depa
us 272,600 167,600
Todd Ivens us
Todd Ivens
us 260,800 -14,200
Chino Rheem us
Chino Rheem
us 240,300 68,300
Chance Kornuth us
Chance Kornuth
us 196,700 71,700
David Peters us
David Peters
us 166,700 -50,300
Brian Rast us
Brian Rast
us 162,900 142,900
Sam Soverel us
Sam Soverel
us 150,000 88,000
Cary Katz us
Cary Katz
us 145,400 15,400
Anthony Zinno us
Anthony Zinno
us 135,000 23,000
Shota Nakanishi jp
Shota Nakanishi
jp 130,500 110,500
Scott Smile us
Scott Smile
us 125,500 -30,500
Shohei Kamitani JP
Shohei Kamitani
JP 125,200 86,700
Bin Weng us
Bin Weng
us 112,500
Moshe Avraham US
Moshe Avraham
US 111,900
Yong Wang cn
Yong Wang
cn 100,000
Thomas Kysar us
Thomas Kysar
us 98,400 64,400
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 97,500 65,700

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Day 1 Has Wrapped Up

TerranceReid • Level 8: 0-0, 1,000 ante

Play has ended for the day. A full recap of the day's action will be posted shortly.

Four Hands of Play Left

TerranceReid • Level 8: 0-0, 1,000 ante

With ten minutes left on the clock, the tournament director has announced there will be four more hands before bagging up for the night.

Chidwick Takes Lead in Big-Stack Collision

TerranceReid • Level 8: 0-0, 1,000 ante
Stephen Chidwick
Stephen Chidwick

Action picked up on the turn in a heads-up pot between Todd Ivens and Stephen Chidwick. The board read {j-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{q-Spades}.

Ivens led for about 41,000. After some thought, Chidwick made the call on the button to take the swelling pot to a final card.

The river landed the {q-Clubs}. Ivens slowed down and checked. Chidwick thought for about 45 seconds and bet 120,000, which sent Ivens deep into the tank.

Ivens thought for two minutes, tossing in a few time banks. Eventually, he let his cards go and Chidwick took down the pot to send him near the chip lead.

Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb 340,000 55,000
Todd Ivens us
Todd Ivens
us 275,000 -60,000

Tags: Stephen ChidwickTodd Ivens

Set Over Set Sends Rich to the Rail

ajlamers • Level 8: 0-0, 1,000 ante

Mike Watson recently won a big pot against Cody Rich and was now the chip leader at his table. After the two players saw a flop of {k-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{7-Clubs}, they got all of their chips in the middle with Rich being at risk for around 75,000.

Rich turned over {8-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} for a set of eights but Watson flopped a set of kings with {k-Hearts}{k-Clubs}. The {j-} on the turn and the {10-} on the river left Rich shaking his head as he headed to the rail.

Michael Watson ca
Michael Watson
ca 318,000 298,000
Cody Rich us
Cody Rich
us Busted

Tags: Mike WatsonCody Rich

Peters Takes One Down on the River

TerranceReid • Level 8: 0-0, 1,000 ante
David Peters
David Peters

Action began on the river with a pot of about 100,000 and two players fighting for it. The board read {7-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{6-Hearts}{7-Hearts}.

Chino Rheem checked to David Peters on the button. Peters thought for a bit before putting out a bet of 73,000. Rheem thought for a bit himself before tossing his cards away.

Peters was a late registrant who has run up one of the biggest stacks in the room.

David Peters us
David Peters
us 217,000 84,300
Chino Rheem us
Chino Rheem
us 172,000 -48,000

Tags: Chino RheemDavid Peters

Chidwick Gets There on the River

ajlamers • Level 8: 0-0, 1,000 ante

Picking up the action on the turn with the board reading {q-Spades}{8-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{k-Hearts}, Stephen Chidwick and Chance Kornuth were heads-up. Chidwick checked to Kornuth who bet 32,000 and Chidwick called.

The river was the {j-Clubs} and Chidwick checked again. Kornuth gave it some thought and then announced all in. Chidwick instantly flicked in a chip to call off his stack of 89,500. Kornuth flipped over {j-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} for just a pair of jacks while Chidwick rivered a straight with {10-Spades}{9-Clubs}.

Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb 285,000 265,000
Chance Kornuth us
Chance Kornuth
us 125,000 -127,000

Tags: Chance KornuthStephen Chidwick