Event #83: $50,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em

Dan Colpoys Leads 32 Survivors in Event #83: $50K High Roller NLH

Cottrellmkw • Level 12: Blinds 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante
Dan Colpoys

Day 1 of Event #83 $50,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em at the 2022 WSOP at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas came to a close after eight hours and a dozen levels of play. As expected, the event drew some of poker’s biggest names with a total of 97 entries being whittled down to 32 by the day’s close.

Dan Colpoys led the 32 survivors sitting on a stack of 2,835,000, good for 95 big blinds when play resumes. He chipped up consistently throughout the day and received a late boost to his stack after eliminating Erik Seidel. Hot on his heels is German pro Fedor Holz who felted several players en route to bagging 2,530,000. Gold bracelet winner and high-stakes regular Stephen Chidwick rounds out the top three with 2,100,000

Event #83: $50K High Roller Top Ten Chip Counts

1Dan ColpoysUnited States2,835,00095
2Fedor HolzGermany2,530,00084
3Stephen ChidwickUnited Kingdom2,100,00070
4Gregory JensenUnited States1,895,00063
5Brian RastUnited States1,635,00055
6Chris HunichenUnited States1,380,00046
7Alexandros TheologisGreece1,290,00043
8Yong WangChina1,255,00042
9Joao VieiraPortugal1,150,00038
10Henrik HecklenDenmark1,050,00035

Notables to bag and tag outside of the top ten include three-time bracelet winner Justin Bonomo (810,000), Hustler Casino Live regular Wesley Fei (655,00) and popular poker coach Jonathan Little (450,000).

Several big names entered the fray but were not fortunate enough to emerge out the other side. They include 2009 WSOP Main Event champion Joe Cada and GGPoker Ambassador Daniel Negreanu, whose rough summer continued with little hope of redemption as the end of the series nears.

Play resumes on Friday, July 15th at 1 p.m. PDT with the remaining 32 players returning in Level 13 with blinds at 15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 big blind ante. Late registration remains open until the start of Day 2 so the field could still grow, though at this point any late entrants would start with only 10 big blinds. The plan for Day 2 is to play down to five players who will then return for the finale on Saturday, July 16th.

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Tags: Alexandros TheologisBrian RastChris HunichenDan ColpoysDaniel NegreanuErik SeidelFedor HolzGregory JensenHenrik HecklenJoao VieiraJonathan LittleJustin BonomoStephen ChidwickWesley Fei