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Event #75: $777 Lucky 7's
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James Mackey Bags Healthy Stack as He Battles for Second Bracelet

Tboss • Level 22: Blinds 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
James Mackey

Bracelet winner James Mackey bagged a solid stack of 1,700,000 at the end of Day 1c of Event #75: Lucky 7's No-Limit Hold'em at the 2022 World Series of Poker in its new home at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas. Mackey is looking to add to his already impressive World Series of Poker total earnings of $2,114,758 and take home his second gold bracelet.

The final flight attracted 4,017 runners with 603 making the money. At the end of 22 levels, only 166 players survived and they will be joined on Day 2 by the 44 players from Day 1a and the 75 players from Day 1b. Day 2 kicks off on Wednesday, July 13th at 12 p.m. local time in Bally's.

Event #75: $777 Lucky 7's Day 1c Top 10 Chip Counts

PlacePlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Alon MessicaCanada3,050,00076
2Joseph ElpayaaUnited States2,875,00072
3Xinli YeUnited States2,800,00070
4Artem MetalidiUkraine2,680,00067
5Rodney TurvinUnited States2,600,00065
6Mike TakayamaPhilippines2,455,00061
7Michael LeanosUnited States2,070,00052
8Yita ChoongAustralia2,060,00052
9Cherish AndrewsUnited States2,000,00050
10Romans VoitovsLatvia1,985,00050

Others who also bagged big include Xiuli Ye (2,800,000), Artem Metalidi (2,680,000), and Jon Pardy (1,790,000). Bracelet winner Santiago Soriano (1,570,000) and three-time bracelet winner Barry Greenstein also found a bag at the end of the day with 545,000.

Those who made the money but failed to make it to Day 2 include Women in Poker Hall of Famer Kathy Liebert and renowned poker coach and vlogger Lexy Gavin.

Many notables entered the field but failed to find a cash including, Kristen Foxen, Main Event champion Greg Raymer, Ari Engel and Erik Cajelais.

There were a total of 6,891 entries between the three flights and just 285 survivors will be returning for Day 2 at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13th. The levels will increase to 40 minutes and they will play 17 levels or down to five players, whichever comes first. The blinds will start at 20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 big blind ante.

A combined prize pool will be announced on Day 2.

Stay tuned as the PokerNews team will be on site bringing you live coverage until a champion has been crowned.

Tags: Ari EngelArtem MetalidiBarry GreensteinErik CajelaisGreg RaymerJames MackeyJon PardyKathy LiebertKristen FoxenLexy GavinParis Las VegasSantiago Soriano