Event #8: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed
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Event #8: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed
Day 1 Completed

Sergi Reixach Leads 87 Surviving Players After Day 1 of Event #8: $25,000 High Roller NLH

MattHansen • Level 8: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante
Sergi Reixach
Sergi Reixach

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

RANKPLAYERCOUNTRYCHIP COUNTBIG BLINDS
1Sergi ReixachSpain1,418,000142
2David MiscikowskiUnited States1,062,000106
3Justin YoungUnited States1,018,000102
4Sam GraftonUnited Kingdom884,00088
5Martin StausholmDenmark854,00085
6Michael MoncekUnited States831,00083
7Brek SchuttenUnited States818,00082
8Bertrand "Elky" GrospellierFrance750,00075
9Reagan SilberUnited States728,00073
10Cary KatzUnited States727,00073

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.

Tags: Adrian MateosBen LambBertrand GrospellierBrian RastByron KavermanCary KatzDaniel NegreanuDavid PetersJason KoonJC TranJosh AriehJulien MartiniJustin YoungKoray AldemirMaria HoMartin StausholmMichael WangParis Las VegasSam GraftonSergi ReixachStephen ChidwickTyler Cornell

Day 2 Seat Draw

Chad_Holloway • Level 8: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante
Room/Table/SeatPlayerCount
Paris / 125 / 2Galen Hall202,000
Paris / 125 / 3Joe McKeehen469,000
Paris / 125 / 5Isaac Kempton77,000
Paris / 125 / 6Joseph Cheong195,000
Paris / 125 / 7Christopher Brewer338,000
   
Paris / 126 / 1Michael Wang540,000
Paris / 126 / 2Gary Friedlander179,000
Paris / 126 / 3Sam Soverel130,000
Paris / 126 / 4JC Tran229,000
Paris / 126 / 5Stanley Tang203,000
   
Paris / 131 / 2Mikita Badziakouski131,000
Paris / 131 / 3Andriy Lyubovetskiy380,000
Paris / 131 / 4Reagan Silber728,000
Paris / 131 / 5Fikret Kovac247,000
Paris / 131 / 6Sean Winter200,000
   
Paris / 132 / 1Chad Eveslage297,000
Paris / 132 / 2Ryan Krajewski676,000
Paris / 132 / 3Darren Elias265,000
Paris / 132 / 4Daan Mulders452,000
Paris / 132 / 5Sam Grafton884,000
   
Paris / 133 / 1Ryan Riess122,000
Paris / 133 / 2Ben Lamb311,000
Paris / 133 / 3Koray Aldemir150,000
Paris / 133 / 4Sergi Reixach1,418,000
Paris / 133 / 5Dan Colpoys600,000
   
Paris / 134 / 4Michael Moncek831,000
Paris / 134 / 5Dan Shak327,000
Paris / 134 / 6Lewis Spencer199,000
Paris / 134 / 7Josh Arieh510,000
Paris / 134 / 8Anthony Zinno271,000
   
Paris / 135 / 1Byron Kaverman443,000
Paris / 135 / 2Marius Gierse556,000
Paris / 135 / 3Michael Monicatti294,000
Paris / 135 / 4Brian Rast324,000
Paris / 135 / 5Ho Kit Ng383,000
Paris / 135 / 8Bertrand Grospellier750,000
   
Paris / 136 / 1Markus Gonsalves391,000
Paris / 136 / 2Brock Wilson321,000
Paris / 136 / 4Toby Lewis516,000
Paris / 136 / 5Cary Katz727,000
Paris / 136 / 6Francois Pirault525,000
   
Paris / 137 / 1Vikenty Shegal118,000
Paris / 137 / 3Alexandros Theologis642,000
Paris / 137 / 5Antonio Lievano267,000
Paris / 137 / 6Marton Czuczor591,000
Paris / 137 / 7Jeremy Ausmus91,000
Paris / 137 / 8Shaun Deeb1
   
Paris / 138 / 1Alex Foxen443,000
Paris / 138 / 2Isaac Baron490,000
Paris / 138 / 3David Miscikowski1,062,000
Paris / 138 / 4Jesse Lonis188,000
Paris / 138 / 5Benjamin Miner302,000
Paris / 138 / 7Hanna Khalaf116,000
   
Paris / 139 / 1Ivan Deyra352,000
Paris / 139 / 2David Peters448,000
Paris / 139 / 3Daniel Rezaei482,000
Paris / 139 / 4Blake Bohn527,000
Paris / 139 / 5Bernd Gleissner206,000
Paris / 139 / 8Sung Joo Hyun357,000
   
Paris / 140 / 1Joao Vieira360,000
Paris / 140 / 2Johan Guilbert267,000
Paris / 140 / 3Brekstyn Schutten818,000
Paris / 140 / 6Martin Stausholm854,000
Paris / 140 / 7Lawrence Greenberg649,000
Paris / 140 / 8Patrick Leonard127,000
   
Paris / 141 / 3Ognyan Dimov550,000
Paris / 141 / 4Calvin Lee464,000
Paris / 141 / 5Max Kruse572,000
Paris / 141 / 6Freddy Deeb354,000
Paris / 141 / 7Pieter Aerts619,000
Paris / 141 / 8Stephen Chidwick278,000
   
Paris / 142 / 4Julien Martini117,000
Paris / 142 / 5Ali Imsirovic516,000
Paris / 142 / 6Corey Lieblein74,000
Paris / 142 / 7Adrian Mateos337,000
Paris / 142 / 8Jason Koon294,000
   
Paris / 143 / 2David Farber205,000
Paris / 143 / 3Justin Young1,018,000
Paris / 143 / 4Kyle Julius568,000
Paris / 143 / 5Dimitar Danchev161,000
Paris / 143 / 6Arnaud Mattern62,000
Paris / 143 / 8Punnat Punsri160,000
   
Paris / 144 / 4David Coleman318,000
Paris / 144 / 5Matthew Gonzales317,000
Paris / 144 / 6Ivan Zufic300,000
Paris / 144 / 7Ariel Mantel616,000
Paris / 144 / 8Michael Rocco127,000

End-of-Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

MattHansen • Level 8: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante
Sergi Reixach es
Sergi Reixach
es 1,418,000 218,000
David Miscikowski us
David Miscikowski
us 1,062,000 1,062,000
Justin Young us
Justin Young
us 1,018,000 -102,000
Sam Grafton gb
Sam Grafton
gb 884,000 429,000
Martin Stausholm dk
Martin Stausholm
dk 854,000 854,000
Michael Moncek us
Michael Moncek
us 831,000
Brek Schutten us
Brek Schutten
us 818,000 818,000
Bertrand "Elky" Grospellier fr
Bertrand "Elky" Grospellier
fr 750,000 526,000
Reagan Silber us
Reagan Silber
us 728,000 728,000
Cary Katz us
Cary Katz
us 727,000 -63,000
Ryan Krajewski US
Ryan Krajewski
US 676,000 676,000
Lawrence Greenberg us
Lawrence Greenberg
us 649,000 649,000
Alexandros Theologis gr
Alexandros Theologis
gr 642,000 642,000
Pieter Aerts be
Pieter Aerts
be 619,000 619,000
Ariel Mantel ar
Ariel Mantel
ar 616,000 616,000
Dan Colpoys
Dan Colpoys
600,000 600,000
Marton Czuczor hu
Marton Czuczor
hu 591,000 591,000
Max Kruse de
Max Kruse
de 572,000 2,000
Kyle Julius us
Kyle Julius
us 568,000 568,000
Marius Gierse at
Marius Gierse
at 556,000 227,000
Ognyan Dimov bg
Ognyan Dimov
bg 550,000 -45,000
Michael Wang us
Michael Wang
us 540,000 -170,000
Blake Bohn us
Blake Bohn
us 527,000 137,000
Francois Pirault fr
Francois Pirault
Winamax Team Pro
fr 525,000 525,000
Ali Imsirovic ba
Ali Imsirovic
ba 516,000 326,000

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Day 1 Has Ended

MattHansen • Level 8: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante

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.

Final Hands of the Evening

MattHansen • Level 8: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante

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.

Lievano Takes From Brewer

MattHansen • Level 8: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante

Chris Brewer raised to 16,000 from late position and Antonio Lievano called from the big blind. The flop was {3-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{9-Clubs}.

Lievano checked the flop and Brewer bet 15,000. Lievano called and the turn was {a-Diamonds}.

Lievano checked once more on the turn and called when Brewer continued for 60,000. The river was {10-Diamonds}.

Both players checked the river and Lievano turned over {a-Hearts}{j-Clubs} for a pair of aces to take the pot while Brewer tossed the losing hand in the muck.

Chris Brewer US
Chris Brewer
US 373,000 -62,000
Antonio Lievano us
Antonio Lievano
us 345,000

Tags: Antonio LievanoChris Brewer

Young Floats to Victory

TerranceReid • Level 8: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante
Justin Young
Justin Young

Action picked up on the flop in a three-way pot with about 38,000 in the middle. The board read {a-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}.

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 {2-Spades}. Rast bet again, this time 78,000. Young thought for about 20 seconds and made the call.

The river {10-Diamonds} 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 {9-Spades}.

"You earned that one with the pots you won before when you had it," said another player at the table.

"Eh, I had the {9-Spades}{10-Spades}. 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 {9-Spades}.

Either way, the bet was what took down the pot, regardless of what that other card was.

Justin Young us
Justin Young
us 1,120,000 405,000
Brian Rast us
Brian Rast
us 385,000 -115,000

Tags: Brian RastJustin Young

A Round of Late Night Counts

MattHansen • Level 8: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante
Michael Wang us
Michael Wang
us 710,000 49,000
Ognyan Dimov bg
Ognyan Dimov
bg 595,000 162,000
Michael Moncek us
Michael Moncek
us 588,000 38,000
Max Kruse de
Max Kruse
de 570,000 242,000
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb 570,000 -10,000
Daniel Rezaei at
Daniel Rezaei
at 540,000 143,000
Josh Arieh us
Josh Arieh
us 532,000 -150,000
Brian Rast us
Brian Rast
us 500,000 500,000
Joao Vieira pt
Joao Vieira
Winamax Team Pro
pt 460,000
Sam Grafton gb
Sam Grafton
gb 455,000 70,000
Chris Brewer US
Chris Brewer
US 435,000 154,000
Dan Shak us
Dan Shak
us 420,000 10,000
Johan Guilbert fr
Johan Guilbert
fr 395,000 97,000
Jason Koon us
Jason Koon
us 391,000 124,000
Blake Bohn us
Blake Bohn
us 390,000 267,000
Joseph Cheong us
Joseph Cheong
us 390,000 235,000
Joe McKeehen
Joe McKeehen
365,000 140,000
Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
Winamax Team Pro
es 330,000 10,000
Marius Gierse at
Marius Gierse
at 329,000 329,000
Ben Lamb us
Ben Lamb
us 320,000 -115,000
David Peters us
David Peters
us 315,000 141,000
Freddy Deeb lb
Freddy Deeb
lb 315,000 112,000
Joe Cada us
Joe Cada
us 310,000 64,000
Alex Foxen us
Alex Foxen
us 305,000 178,000
Carlos Chadha us
Carlos Chadha
us 295,000 2,000

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Level:
8
Blinds:
4,000/8,000
Ante:
8,000