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Event #68: $1,000 Million Dollar Bounty
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Event #68: $1,000 Million Dollar Bounty
Day 1c Completed

Cheong and McGowan Among the Leaders of Flight 1c

YorkshirePud • Level 22: Blinds 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
Joseph Cheong
Joseph Cheong

Play has ended in Flight 1c of Event #68: $1,000 Million Dollar Bounty No-Limit Hold’em at Ballys and Paris in Las Vegas. A field of 4,269 was brought down to 232 after 22 levels of play and those players will combine with all the survivors of the other flights on July 5.

Among the leaders of the flight was WSOP bracelet winner Joseph Cheong who bagged 2,415,000 when the dust settled. Cheong is no stranger to the WSOP with deep runs recorded in fields dating back over a decade. With $16,206,161 in recorded earnings, the Las Vegas resident has now secured himself his fifth cash of the 2022 WSOP, putting himself in a prime position to collect many bounties and hunt for a second bracelet.

Event #68: $1,000 Million Dollar Bounty Day 1c Top 10 Chip Counts

PlacePlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Ismail Abou SharkhUnited States2,800,00070
2Gabriel SchroederBrazil2,545,00064
3Joseph CheongUnited States2,415,00060
4David McGowanUnited States2,265,00057
5Cory SmithUnited States2,100,00053
6Gennaro ProsciaItaly2,050,00051
7Spencer ChamplinUnited States1,890,00047
8Jerry FangUnited States1,820,00046
9Benjamin SimUnited States1,685,00042
10Benjmain SteinwachsUnited States1,600,00040

Bagging right behind him was tablemate David McGowan who bagged 2,265,000 after a swingy final few levels. With two levels left, he sat with only six big blinds, but a late night surge saw the Chicago native rise through the ranks and seat near the top. McGowan is also securing his fifth cash of the series, looking for the first piece of WSOP gold as well as plenty of bounties.

Other players that found their way to bags at the end of the day included Christoph Vogelsang (1,075,000), Harry Lodge (685,000), WSOP bracelet winners Barry Greenstein (625,000), Dan Zack (485,000), Joey Weissman (340,000), Elio Fox (320,000) and WSOP Circuit Ring Winner Josh Reichard (300,000).

Many players found themselves falling on the wrong side of the bubble, including Fedor Holz, Justin Bonomo, Ray Henson, Phil Hellmuth, and Adrian Mateos. The bubble was burst by four players including Arash Toofan and Anthony Potis. After all of the players were guaranteed a minimum of $1,061 and players like Noah Schwartz, Martin Jacobson, Mike Gorodinsky, and Sarah Stefan all secured themselves a cash.

The combined field of 825 players will return to Paris at 1 p.m. on July 5 with blinds returning at 20,000-40,000 with a 40,000 big blind ante. The blinds will be upped to 40 minutes each with a 15-minute break after every three levels. Players will play a full 17 levels or down to five players, whichever comes first. Stay tuned to PokerNews for all updates regarding the 2022 World Series Of Poker.

Tags: Adrian MateosAnthony PotisArash ToofanBarry GreensteinChristoph VogelsangDan ZackDavid McGowanElio FoxFedor HolzHarry LodgeJoey WeissmanJoseph CheongJosh ReichardJustin BonomoMartin JacobsonMike GorodinskyNoah SchwartzPhil HellmuthRay HensonSarah Stefan

Official End Of Day 1c Chip Counts (full)

LiamGannon • Level 22: Blinds 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
Ismail Abou Sharkh US
Ismail Abou Sharkh
US 2,800,000
Gabriel Schroeder br
Gabriel Schroeder
br 2,545,000
Joseph Cheong us
Joseph Cheong
us 2,415,000 1,890,000
David McGowan us
David McGowan
us 2,265,000 2,265,000
Cory Smith us
Cory Smith
us 2,100,000 1,140,000
Gennaro Proscia it
Gennaro Proscia
it 2,050,000 1,625,000
Spencer Champlin us
Spencer Champlin
us 1,890,000
Jerry Fang US
Jerry Fang
US 1,820,000
Benjamin Sim US
Benjamin Sim
US 1,685,000
Benjamin Steinwachs US
Benjamin Steinwachs
US 1,600,000
Nissar Quraishi us
Nissar Quraishi
us 1,595,000
Paul Chauderson us
Paul Chauderson
us 1,550,000
Sohale Khalili us
Sohale Khalili
us 1,535,000
Edmond Brooks US
Edmond Brooks
US 1,535,000
Adrian Jelic CA
Adrian Jelic
CA 1,520,000
Nyle Rock US
Nyle Rock
US 1,515,000
Matthew Figlesthaler us
Matthew Figlesthaler
us 1,500,000
Markanthony Alonzi CA
Markanthony Alonzi
CA 1,490,000
Adam Grandmaison US
Adam Grandmaison
US 1,485,000 985,000
Narimaan Ahmadi us
Narimaan Ahmadi
us 1,475,000
Iaron Lightbourne GB
Iaron Lightbourne
GB 1,475,000 475,000
Tzu Yen us
Tzu Yen
us 1,455,000 -15,000
James Burns us
James Burns
us 1,455,000 5,000
Gloria Molina co
Gloria Molina
co 1,455,000 255,000
Raymond Brint us
Raymond Brint
us 1,435,000

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McGowan Finishes Strong

veunstyle72 • Level 22: Blinds 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante

David McGowan was seen busting two players in a row.

First, he opened in early position, and Jonathan Ingalls called from the big blind. Then, on a {6-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{7-Clubs} flop, Ingalls check-raised a 50,000 continuation-bet to 500,000. McGowan called.

Jonathan Ingalls: {8-Spades}{5-Spades}
David McGowan: {a-Clubs}{5-Clubs}

The {q-Diamonds} turn and {10-Clubs} river finally gave a flush for McGowan. Ingalls was eliminated.

On the very next hand, McGowan was first to act, he raised and Sebastian Lobo shoved for 200,000. McGowen called.

Sebastian Lobo: {5-Hearts}{5-Clubs}
David McGowan: {a-Clubs}{7-Clubs}

The board ran {10-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{2-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{8-Clubs} an McGowan made a backdoor flush to eliminate another player.

David McGowan us
David McGowan
us 2,265,000 2,265,000
Sebastian Lobo ar
Sebastian Lobo
ar Busted
Jonathan Ingalls us
Jonathan Ingalls
us Busted

Tags: David McGowanJonathan IngallsSebastian Lobo

Three More Hands

LiamGannon • Level 22: Blinds 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante

The floor has announced that players will play three more hands.

Le Cracks Sfez's Kings

veunstyle72 • Level 22: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante

Truc Le opened to 50,000 in early position, and Clint Mooney moved all in for 160,000. Just after him, Lucas Sfez also moved all in, but for more than a million. When action was back on Le, he decided to called for his last 300,000.

Clint Mooney: {8-Hearts}{8-Clubs}
Truc Le: {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds}
Lucas Sfez: {k-Clubs}{k-Spades}

The dealer unrolled a {10-Hearts}{q-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{9-Spades} board and Le made a set on this flop. Sfez was disgusted to have his ings cracked but he's still got a lot of chips. For Mooney, his tournament is over.

Lucas Sfez fr
Lucas Sfez
fr 1,200,000 -300,000
Truc Le US
Truc Le
US 950,000 950,000
Clint Mooney US
Clint Mooney
US Busted

Tags: Clint MooneyLucas SfezTruc Le

Level:
22
Blinds:
15,000/30,000
Ante:
30,000

Baze K.O. In Round 21

Toogood32 • Level 21: Blinds 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante

In the second last level, Stephen Baze was just involved in a pot where Lucas Sfez opened the cutoff to 50,000 and Baze flatted from the button. The small blind then moved all in for 70,000 and the big blind let his hand go before Sfez and Baze called.

Sfez and Baze then checked down on the {q-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{k-Spades}{k-Hearts} run out.

The all in short stack showed {j-Clubs}{9-Clubs} that didn't get there and Baze's {a-Clubs}{j-Diamonds} was good against Sfez's holding.

Lucas Sfez fr
Lucas Sfez
fr 1,500,000
Stephen Baze us
Stephen Baze
us 750,000 750,000

Tags: Lucas SfezStephen Baze