Day 1b Completed
Day 1b Completed
Play was slow and steady on Day 1b of the Main Event at the 2022 World Series of Poker.
The marquee $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em World Championship event saw another slew of top players from around the globe. There were a total of 880 entries on Day 1b, with 634 advancing to Day 2. This brings the total number of entries so far to 1,780.
Atop the leaderboard is Patrick Hagenlocher (332,800) from Queens, New York. He has $87,082 in recorded earnings but he could be looking at a much bigger payday if his pace continues. He said he was in shock and gave a shout-out to his wife and daughter back home. He also wanted to dedicate this tournament to his other daughter Izzy, who passed away a few years ago.
"I feel like it could be (destiny)," he said. "This is my third time playing the main event. The furthest I went was deep in Day 3."
Event #70: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event Day 1B Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Patrick Hagenlocher||United States||332,800||416|
|4||Daniel Zogman||United States||253,100||316|
|9||Caleb Henson||United States||213,000||266|
|10||Phuoc Nguyen||United States||205,000||256|
Some of those who took their seat and bagged included international players Asi Moshe (119,200) from Isreal, Andre Akkari (126,600) from Brazil, and Frenchmen Francois Pirault (115,000) and Sylvain Loosli (99,600).
Wendeen Eolis, who was the first woman ever to cash in the Main Event back in 1986 for 25th place, took her seat today. She bagged a healthy stack of 90,200.
Neil Blumenfield (39,000) also found a bag. He's no stranger to the Main Event as he finished third back in 2015 for more than $3,000,000.
There was also a change to the Main Event schedule. Due to a large turnout expected on 1d, the surviving players of flights A, B, and C will now join to play on 2ABC.
Some of those who busted included Kristen and Alex Foxen, Leo Margets of Spain, Chance Kornuth, Julien Martini, Joe Serock, and Robert Cowen.
The players who survived the day will return on July 7 for Day 2abc Stay tuned to PokerNews as another group of Main Event hopefuls will fire on July 5 for Day 1c at 11 a.m. local time.
The clock has been paused and the last hands of the night will be dealt before bagging and tagging.
A player opened to 1,800 from early position and was called by Seth Davies on the button.
Both players checked through the flop to see the turn where the early position player led out for 2,500. Davies called to send the two players to the river.
On the river the early position player bet 6,000 and Davies instantly mucked to put a small dent in his still large stack.
Former NFL star and three-time Pro Bowl cornerback Antoine Winfield had gotten his remaining 6,700 chips in from the cutoff and was at risk of elimination against a player in early position.
Winfield was looking to win the flip, and the board ran out to secure his double-up and keep him in contention for the gold bracelet.
The flop read . Linglin Zeng bet 2,600. She was raised all in by Leo Whitt to about 32,000. Zeng thought for a bit before saying "Alright I'll gamble with you" and called.
Whitt was already standing up as the turn stayed safe for him when the came off. But the river did not stay safe as the binked off to send him out the door and give Zeng another haul to her growing stack.
Action was picked up with on the table and around 25,000 in the pot. Ryan Scully, the small blind had fired for 12,000, putting the action on his opponent in the hijack.
"These dealers are killing me today!" his opponent had exclaimed when the hit the felt on the river, loud enough to be heard several tables away. He shared his disgust at a club.
"So you put me on a club draw?" Scully asked.
"Either ace three or clubs — one or the other." After much deliberation, the opponent put in the call, already frustrated at the prospect of losing the pot. He turned over for two pair, and Scully showed him , just as he had predicted, giving Scully the flush. His opponent got up and walked away to cool off a bit, as Scully stacked up his new chips.