Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
Day 1 of Event #8: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em has come to an end and Sergi Reixach is the chip leader after eight levels of play. The eighth event in the 2022 World Series of Poker at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas drew 229 entrants on the first day to generate a prize pool of $5,410,125, with more expected before the close of registration on Day 2.
Reixach leads a surviving field of 87 after bagging a total of 1,418,000. His best finish at the WSOP was a fourth place run in the 2021 $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em event and he is looking for his second cash of the series after a 39th place finish in this year’s $2,500 Freezeout.
The leader is followed by 2014 bracelet winner David Miscikowski and Justin Young, the only two other players to finish with over 1,000,000 chips. Young is looking for his first cash of the series after he failed to find the payout window despite having the chip lead at the beginning of the final day of the $100,000 High Roller.
Top 10 Chip Counts
|RANK||PLAYER||COUNTRY||CHIP COUNT||BIG BLINDS|
|2||David Miscikowski||United States||1,062,000||106|
|3||Justin Young||United States||1,018,000||102|
|4||Sam Grafton||United Kingdom||884,000||88|
|6||Michael Moncek||United States||831,000||83|
|7||Brek Schutten||United States||818,000||82|
|8||Bertrand "Elky" Grospellier||France||750,000||75|
|9||Reagan Silber||United States||728,000||73|
|10||Cary Katz||United States||727,000||73|
Among the players near the top of the leaderboard are Sam Grafton, Martin Stausholm, and Cary Katz. Other players finding a bag for Day 2 include bracelet winners Michael Wang, Josh Arieh, David Peters, Adrian Mateos, Brian Rast, Jason Koon, Stephen Chidwick, JC Tran, Bertrand Grospellier, Julien Martini, and 2021 Main Event champion Koray Aldemir.
Players that failed to find a bag include Daniel Negreanu, Maria Ho, and defending champion Tyler Cornell. Negreanu was out after Byron Kaverman beat his king-high river shove with a pair of pocket eights, while Ho jammed with pocket eights and ran into Kaverman’s pocket tens. Cornell took his shot at defending his title, but he was out when his ace-six ran into Ben Lamb’s ace-king.
Players will return on Sunday at 1 p.m. for Day 2 in Paris Purple and blinds will resume in Level 9 at 5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante. Day 2 will play ten 60-minute levels with a 15-minute break after every two and a dinner break is scheduled after Level 14. The Day 3 finale is schedule for Monday at a time that has yet to be determined.
Be sure to keep it with the PokerNews team throughout the rest of the weekend for coverage of the conclusion of the $25,000 High Roller and live updates from your favorite tournaments at the 2022 World Series of Poker.
|Paris / 125 / 2||Galen Hall||202,000|
|Paris / 125 / 3||Joe McKeehen||469,000|
|Paris / 125 / 5||Isaac Kempton||77,000|
|Paris / 125 / 6||Joseph Cheong||195,000|
|Paris / 125 / 7||Christopher Brewer||338,000|
|Paris / 126 / 1||Michael Wang||540,000|
|Paris / 126 / 2||Gary Friedlander||179,000|
|Paris / 126 / 3||Sam Soverel||130,000|
|Paris / 126 / 4||JC Tran||229,000|
|Paris / 126 / 5||Stanley Tang||203,000|
|Paris / 131 / 2||Mikita Badziakouski||131,000|
|Paris / 131 / 3||Andriy Lyubovetskiy||380,000|
|Paris / 131 / 4||Reagan Silber||728,000|
|Paris / 131 / 5||Fikret Kovac||247,000|
|Paris / 131 / 6||Sean Winter||200,000|
|Paris / 132 / 1||Chad Eveslage||297,000|
|Paris / 132 / 2||Ryan Krajewski||676,000|
|Paris / 132 / 3||Darren Elias||265,000|
|Paris / 132 / 4||Daan Mulders||452,000|
|Paris / 132 / 5||Sam Grafton||884,000|
|Paris / 133 / 1||Ryan Riess||122,000|
|Paris / 133 / 2||Ben Lamb||311,000|
|Paris / 133 / 3||Koray Aldemir||150,000|
|Paris / 133 / 4||Sergi Reixach||1,418,000|
|Paris / 133 / 5||Dan Colpoys||600,000|
|Paris / 134 / 4||Michael Moncek||831,000|
|Paris / 134 / 5||Dan Shak||327,000|
|Paris / 134 / 6||Lewis Spencer||199,000|
|Paris / 134 / 7||Josh Arieh||510,000|
|Paris / 134 / 8||Anthony Zinno||271,000|
|Paris / 135 / 1||Byron Kaverman||443,000|
|Paris / 135 / 2||Marius Gierse||556,000|
|Paris / 135 / 3||Michael Monicatti||294,000|
|Paris / 135 / 4||Brian Rast||324,000|
|Paris / 135 / 5||Ho Kit Ng||383,000|
|Paris / 135 / 8||Bertrand Grospellier||750,000|
|Paris / 136 / 1||Markus Gonsalves||391,000|
|Paris / 136 / 2||Brock Wilson||321,000|
|Paris / 136 / 4||Toby Lewis||516,000|
|Paris / 136 / 5||Cary Katz||727,000|
|Paris / 136 / 6||Francois Pirault||525,000|
|Paris / 137 / 1||Vikenty Shegal||118,000|
|Paris / 137 / 3||Alexandros Theologis||642,000|
|Paris / 137 / 5||Antonio Lievano||267,000|
|Paris / 137 / 6||Marton Czuczor||591,000|
|Paris / 137 / 7||Jeremy Ausmus||91,000|
|Paris / 137 / 8||Shaun Deeb||1|
|Paris / 138 / 1||Alex Foxen||443,000|
|Paris / 138 / 2||Isaac Baron||490,000|
|Paris / 138 / 3||David Miscikowski||1,062,000|
|Paris / 138 / 4||Jesse Lonis||188,000|
|Paris / 138 / 5||Benjamin Miner||302,000|
|Paris / 138 / 7||Hanna Khalaf||116,000|
|Paris / 139 / 1||Ivan Deyra||352,000|
|Paris / 139 / 2||David Peters||448,000|
|Paris / 139 / 3||Daniel Rezaei||482,000|
|Paris / 139 / 4||Blake Bohn||527,000|
|Paris / 139 / 5||Bernd Gleissner||206,000|
|Paris / 139 / 8||Sung Joo Hyun||357,000|
|Paris / 140 / 1||Joao Vieira||360,000|
|Paris / 140 / 2||Johan Guilbert||267,000|
|Paris / 140 / 3||Brekstyn Schutten||818,000|
|Paris / 140 / 6||Martin Stausholm||854,000|
|Paris / 140 / 7||Lawrence Greenberg||649,000|
|Paris / 140 / 8||Patrick Leonard||127,000|
|Paris / 141 / 3||Ognyan Dimov||550,000|
|Paris / 141 / 4||Calvin Lee||464,000|
|Paris / 141 / 5||Max Kruse||572,000|
|Paris / 141 / 6||Freddy Deeb||354,000|
|Paris / 141 / 7||Pieter Aerts||619,000|
|Paris / 141 / 8||Stephen Chidwick||278,000|
|Paris / 142 / 4||Julien Martini||117,000|
|Paris / 142 / 5||Ali Imsirovic||516,000|
|Paris / 142 / 6||Corey Lieblein||74,000|
|Paris / 142 / 7||Adrian Mateos||337,000|
|Paris / 142 / 8||Jason Koon||294,000|
|Paris / 143 / 2||David Farber||205,000|
|Paris / 143 / 3||Justin Young||1,018,000|
|Paris / 143 / 4||Kyle Julius||568,000|
|Paris / 143 / 5||Dimitar Danchev||161,000|
|Paris / 143 / 6||Arnaud Mattern||62,000|
|Paris / 143 / 8||Punnat Punsri||160,000|
|Paris / 144 / 4||David Coleman||318,000|
|Paris / 144 / 5||Matthew Gonzales||317,000|
|Paris / 144 / 6||Ivan Zufic||300,000|
|Paris / 144 / 7||Ariel Mantel||616,000|
|Paris / 144 / 8||Michael Rocco||127,000|
Day 1 is now over and players are bagging up their chips for Sunday's Day 2.
Stay tuned for a recap from the PokerNews team.
The tournament director has paused the clock with 10:00 remaining in Level 8 to play the final two hands of the evening before players bag up.
Chris Brewer raised to 16,000 from late position and Antonio Lievano called from the big blind. The flop was .
Lievano checked the flop and Brewer bet 15,000. Lievano called and the turn was .
Lievano checked once more on the turn and called when Brewer continued for 60,000. The river was .
Both players checked the river and Lievano turned over for a pair of aces to take the pot while Brewer tossed the losing hand in the muck.
Action picked up on the flop in a three-way pot with about 38,000 in the middle. The board read .
The big blind player checked to Brian Rast in middle position, and Rast bet 22,000 into his two opponents. Only Justin Young made the call from late position.
The turn came the . Rast bet again, this time 78,000. Young thought for about 20 seconds and made the call.
The river didn't change a lot, now Rast slowed down and checked. Young went for a bet of 175,000. Rast thought for a bit and let his cards go.
Young took the pot, but not before flipping up the .
"You earned that one with the pots you won before when you had it," said another player at the table.
"Eh, I had the . I floated the flop, picked up a flush draw, and didn't know if my hand was good on the river. I'd always show both cards, but I thought it'd be more dramatic to show the .
Either way, the bet was what took down the pot, regardless of what that other card was.