2022 World Series of Poker

Event #75: $777 Lucky 7's
Day: 1b
Event Info

2022 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
1,500,000 / 3,000,000
Players Info - Day 1b
Players Left

Event #75: $777 Lucky 7's

Day 1b Completed

Selim Oulmekki Leads Field at End of Day 1b in the Lucky 7's

Level 22 : Blinds 15,000/30,000, 30,000 ante
Selim Oulmekki
Selim Oulmekki

Selim Oulmekki was the presumable chip leader at the end of Day 1b 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. The field attracted 1,818 with 273 making the money. A total of 75 players survived after 22 levels of play and will be joined on Day 2 by the 44 players from Day 1a as well as those who bag at the end of Day 1c which kicks off on Wednesday 12th July at 12 p.m. in Bally's.

Those who also bagged big included Adam Adler (1,800,000), Mathew Land (2,010,000), Tommy Kivela (1,920,000) as well as British player Gary Armstrong (1,805,000) and Kevin Oakes (2,125,000). Two-time WSOP bracelet winner Kevin MacPhee (460,000) also found a bag.

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

PlacePlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Selim OulmekkiFrance2,565,00064
2Kevin OakesUnited States2,125,00053
3Armando FigueroaUnited States2,085,00052
4Matthew LandUnited States2,010,00050
5Maxwell YoungUnited States1,980,00050
6Brett MurrayUnited States1,925,00048
7Tommy KivelaUnited States1,920,00048
8Carlos VillamarinUnited States1,830,00046
9Gary ArmstrongUnited States1,805,00045
10Adam AdlerUnited States1,800,00045

Those who made the money but failed to make it to Day 2 included PokerStars Team Pro Benjamin "Spraggy" Spragg as well as Robert Ostler who lost a big flip towards the end of the day with his ace-king versus Oakes's queens.

Lexy Gavin and Bill Klein were also in the field but failed to cash.

Day 2 kicks off at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13th where surviving players from all flights will be combined. Levels will be extended to 40-minutes where 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.

Stay tuned as the PokerNews team will be onsite for live coverage until a champion has been crowned.

Tags: Adam AdlerBill KleinConrad SimpsonGary ArmstrongGreg UrbanskiHyo Jung UrmKevin MacPheeKevin OakesLexy GavinLucky SevensMathew LandParis Las VegasRobert OstlerSelim OulmekkiTommy Kivela

Official End of Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 22 : Blinds 15,000/30,000, 30,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Selim Oulmekki fr
Selim Oulmekki
2,565,000 1,065,000
Day 1B Chip Leader
Kevin Oakes us
Kevin Oakes
2,125,000 -75,000
Armando Figueroa us
Armando Figueroa
2,085,000 985,000
Matthew Land us
Matthew Land
2,010,000 2,010,000
Maxwell Young us
Maxwell Young
1,980,000 1,980,000
Brett Murray us
Brett Murray
Tommy Kivela us
Tommy Kivela
1,920,000 1,270,000
Carlos Villamarin us
Carlos Villamarin
Gary Armstrong gb
Gary Armstrong
1,805,000 305,000
Adam Adler us
Adam Adler
Mathias Kuerschner de
Mathias Kuerschner
Matthew Carroll us
Matthew Carroll
[Removed:371] fr
1,565,000 -110,000
Hyojung Urm kr
Hyojung Urm
Chiraag Patel in
Chiraag Patel
1,515,000 65,000
Peter Kamaras hu
Peter Kamaras
1,500,000 650,000
Braxton Moore us
Braxton Moore
1,500,000 1,395,000
Greg Urbanski us
Greg Urbanski
1,485,000 -15,000
Conrad Simpson us
Conrad Simpson
1,450,000 -50,000
John Sova us
John Sova
1,435,000 35,000
Leo Zamarripa us
Leo Zamarripa
1,435,000 835,000
Joel Weisberger us
Joel Weisberger
1,320,000 1,320,000
Jorge Rivera us
Jorge Rivera
1,280,000 1,280,000
Peter Zarriello us
Peter Zarriello
1,250,000 550,000
Nils Tolpingrud us
Nils Tolpingrud

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Casano Busts Before The End

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

Fabrice Casano opened in late position and Greg Urbanski called from the blinds. Then, on a {4-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} flop, Urbanski checked, Casano bet and Urbanski raised him all-in. Casano called; he had 600,000 to start the hand.

Fabrice Casano: {10-Clubs}{9-Hearts}
Greg Urbanski: {a-Clubs}{10-Spades}

The turn {a-Diamonds} gave two pair for Urbanski and the {6-Diamonds} river did not change anything, the Frenchman was eliminated just before the end of the day.

Player Chips Progress
Greg Urbanski us
Greg Urbanski
1,500,000 1,500,000
Fabrice Casano fr
Fabrice Casano

Tags: Fabrice CasanoGreg Urbanski

Eisen Makes the Win

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

It was the blind against the blind. Brandon Eisen calls the big blind from his small blind position and the big blind opts to check his bet.

The flop was {q-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{3-Spades}. Action was check, check.

Turn brought an {a-Hearts}. Double checks again.

An {a-Diamonds} completed the board and Eisen bet 45,000. The big blind called. Eisen showed his {q-Spades}{8-Spades} and his opponent mucked.

Player Chips Progress
Brandon Eisen us
Brandon Eisen
510,000 510,000

Tags: Brandon Eisen

[Removed:372] Keeps Firing

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

Gregory [Removed:372] opened with the big stack, and Luis Valenzuela took his chance for his last 550,000. [Removed:372] made the call to try to eliminate a new player.

Luis Valenzuela: {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}
Gregory [Removed:372]: {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts}

The board came {j-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{7-Spades}{4-Diamonds} and [Removed:372] made another elimination with that pair of jacks.

Player Chips Progress
[Removed:371] fr
1,675,000 765,000
Luis Valenzuela us
Luis Valenzuela

Tags: Gregory TeboulLuis Valenzuela

Oakes Takes The Lead

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

It was a classic situation at the end of a tournament, a confrontation between two big stacks. Robert Ostler and Kevin Oakes went all-in before the flop, and there is nothing that could prevent this.

Robert Ostler: {a-Hearts}{k-Spades}
Kevin Oakes: {q-Clubs}{q-Spades}

The board ran {q-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} and Oakes made a full house.

"Where was this jack ?" asked Ostler to the dealer. He was eliminated and Oakes became the chip leader just like that.

Player Chips Progress
Kevin Oakes us
Kevin Oakes
2,200,000 950,000
Robert Ostler us
Robert Ostler

Tags: Kevin OakesRobert Ostler

Did Alejandro Lococo Pull Off Best WSOP Main Event Bluff Since Moneymaker?

Level 22 : Blinds 15,000/30,000, 30,000 ante
Alejandro Lococo
Alejandro Lococo

PokerStars ambassador Alejandro Lococo, aka "Papo MC," made one of the greatest bluffs you'll ever see in the World Series of Poker Main Event Monday night.

Lococo, an Argentinian freestyle rapper with 2.8 million Instagram followers, is attempting to return to the Main Event final table after finishing in seventh place for $1,225,000 last year.

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Level: 22

Blinds: 15,000/30,000

Ante: 30,000