Day 1 Completed
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
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
|1||Elior Sion||United Kingdom||372,000|
|2||Stephen Chidwick||United Kingdom||352,000|
|4||Ben Yu||United States||314,100|
|6||Philip Marsico||United States||288,300|
|7||Anson Tsang||Hong Kong||281,500|
|8||Seongsu Kong||South Korea||280,200|
|9||Jonathan Depa||United States||272,600|
|10||Todd Ivens||United States||260,800|
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.
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.
Please note that late registration is still open, so the seat draw is subject to change.
|Paris||134||3||DID NOT REPORT 1||96,600|
|Paris||134||4||David Eldridge||United States||91,000|
|Paris||134||6||Scott Smile||United States||125,500|
|Paris||135||2||Chino Rheem||United States||240,300|
|Paris||135||5||Brian Rast||United States||162,900|
|Paris||136||3||Chance Kornuth||United States||196,700|
|Paris||136||6||Leroy Fan||United States||335,200|
|Paris||137||1||Elior Sion||United Kingdom||372,000|
|Paris||137||4||Hongwei Yu||United States||81,500|
|Paris||138||2||Ryan Riess||United States||47,000|
|Paris||138||4||Cary Katz||United States||145,400|
|Paris||138||5||Todd Ivens||United States||260,800|
|Paris||139||1||David Peters||United States||166,700|
|Paris||139||3||Stephen Chidwick||United Kingdom||352,000|
|Paris||139||6||Moshe Avraham||United States||111,900|
|Paris||140||1||Philip Marsico||United States||288,300|
|Paris||140||2||Jonathan Depa||United States||272,600|
|Paris||140||4||Daniel Chio||United States||68,400|
|Paris||141||2||Seongsu Kong||South Korea||280,200|
|Paris||141||5||Anson Tsang||Hong Kong||281,500|
|Paris||141||6||Ben Lamb||United States||58,000|
|Paris||142||2||Dan Zack||United States||57,000|
|Paris||142||3||Ben Yu||United States||314,100|
|Paris||142||6||Shai Winograd||United States||61,500|
|Paris||143||5||Bin Weng||United States||112,500|
|Paris||143||6||Sam Soverel||United States||150,000|
|Paris||144||3||Anthony Zinno||United States||135,000|
|Paris||144||4||Thomas Kysar||United States||98,400|
Play has ended for the day. A full recap of the day's action will be posted shortly.
With ten minutes left on the clock, the tournament director has announced there will be four more hands before bagging up for the night.
Action picked up on the turn in a heads-up pot between Todd Ivens and Stephen Chidwick. The board read .
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 . 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.
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 , they got all of their chips in the middle with Rich being at risk for around 75,000.
Rich turned over for a set of eights but Watson flopped a set of kings with . The on the turn and the on the river left Rich shaking his head as he headed to the rail.
Action began on the river with a pot of about 100,000 and two players fighting for it. The board read .
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.
Picking up the action on the turn with the board reading , Stephen Chidwick and Chance Kornuth were heads-up. Chidwick checked to Kornuth who bet 32,000 and Chidwick called.
The river was the 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 for just a pair of jacks while Chidwick rivered a straight with .