2022 World Series of Poker

Event #85: $1,500 The Closer
Day: 2
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 2
Players Left

Nguyen Leads Final 17 as Extra Day is Needed to Decide The Closer

Level 34 : Blinds 200,000/400,000, 400,000 ante
Minh Nguyen
Minh Nguyen

Day 2 of Event #85: $1,500 The Closer was a combination day that included the last few levels of Day 1b that started at noon and went through to Day 2, which began at 5 p.m. The field generated a total of 2,039 entries, who generated a prize pool of $3,962,280. At the end of the day, 17 players out of an original 235 that started Day 2 remained, meaning that an extra day is necessary to play down to a winner.

Leading the final 17 players at the end of a hectic day of play was Minh Nguyen, who bagged up 20,275,000, which just barely edged out in front of Michael Liang who finished the night with 19,200,000.

Event #85: $1,500 The Closer Top 10 Chip Counts

PlacePlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Minh NguyenUnited States20,275,00041
2Michael LiangUnited States19,200,00038
3Rudy CervantesUnited States16,475,00033
4Daniel TabelloUnited States14,450,00029
5Zachary JohnsonUnited States12,050,00024
6Madelyn CarrUnited States9,075,00018
7Tjan TepehUnited States8,975,00018
8Ahmed KarrimSouth Africa7,700,00015
9Sean RagozziniUnited Kingdom6,875,00014
10Vincent LamCanada6,000,00012

Rudy Cervantes ended up third in chips with 16,475,000, while Daniel Tabello (14,350,000) and Zach Johnson (12,050,000) rounded out the top five stacks at the end of the evening.

Chris Moorman was one of the most well-known players to finish the night with some chips, as he was able to bag the Day 1b chip lead after a strong early day chip up. He continued his success throughout Day 2 to make it through to the final two tables.

There were many players who made Day 2 but who did not finish the day with chips, including; David Pham, David “ODB” Baker, JJ Liu and Shaun Deeb; the latter was one of the final eliminations of the night as his quest for a last minute series bracelet snatch was denied.

The final 17 will converge for Day 3 at 12 p.m. at Level 35 with blinds at 250,000/500,000. PokerNews will again be on the scene, as the extra day of coverage will be brought to you live.

Tags: Chris MoormanDaniel TabelloDavid PhamMichael LiangMinh NguyenRudy CervantesShaun DeebZach Johnson