Event #70: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event World Championship
Event #70: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event World Championship
Day 1d Completed

Several Main Event Champions Find Bags on Day 1d of the Main Event, Ivey Falls Just Short

TerranceReid • Level 5: Blinds 300-600, 600 ante
Chris Moneymaker
Chris Moneymaker

The final starting flight of the 2022 World Series of Poker $10,000 No-Limit Hold 'em World Championship has officially finished play.

Day 1d had the poker world teeming with excitement, and it absolutely did not disappoint. Thousands of players filled seats across the new home for the series at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas. Some 4,481 players sat down today to begin their quest at long-lasting poker glory. Only 3,294 were able to continue that journey by finding a bag for Day 2.

The record number of entrants in the Main Event was set in 2006 when Jamie Gold took all the chips from the other 8,872 players in the field. With late registration open through two levels of each Day 2 on July 7th and 8th, that number could still be bested by Friday.

Vince Vaughn Procession
Vince Vaughn Procession

Vince Vaughn started today’s festivities in a dramatic fashion. With rousing music and fanfare, he entered the Bally's Event Center in an armored Caesar costume; Vaughn unveiled the magnificently decorated 2022 Main Event bracelet before announcing, "Shuffle up and deal!" to get the day started.

Event #70: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event Day 1d Top 10 Chip Counts

PlacePlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Hao ChenChina580,100725
2Randal HeebUnited States339,000424
3Mathieu HisFrance316,000395
4Joseph BoldUnited Kingdom299,400374
5Bjorn StowenoGermany289,000361
6Jared HymanUnited States285,000356
7Daniel HachemAustralia283,700355
8Matthew WiegmanUnited States283,300354
9Sergio CoutinhoPortugal277,000346
10David FinkelUnited States273,500342

*Chen's stack will be verified once he opens his chip bag on Day 2

Multiple Main Event Champions fired in today’s flight and found bags in their quest to accomplish the rare feat of becoming a multiple-title winner. Koray Aldemir (71,800), Chris Moneymaker (108,000), Greg Merson (103,700), Joe Hachem (21,600), and Johnny Chan (218,800) all navigated the populous Day 1 field and came out on the other side with chips. Chan flopped a full house late in the day to bust an opponent and chip up big.

Chan was delighted with how his Day 1 went. Speaking to PokerNews, Chan said, "It was a wonderful day. That's the best first day in the main event for the last at least 15 years, I have more chips than I ever have in the main event. This the first year, I got over 200,000, I'm very happy. The table was very nice. I got to play with nine different players that I never played poker with before."

Moneymaker ended the day in good spirits. "I'm happy, you know, just getting through Day 1 with a decent stack is what you want," he shared. When asked about players reacting when they see him to this day, he said, "It's kind of crazy; I still get those reactions. It's always nice to have fans and have people rooting for you."

Phil Ivey couldn't get anything going late and unfortunately busted when he three-bet shoved against an opponent's open and his king-ten couldn't improve against his opponent's ace-queen.

Koray Aldemir
Koray Aldemir

Many notable names were able to find a bag heading into Day 2. Eli Elezra (127,500), Alan Keating, Mikita Badziakouski, Ben Spragg (78,000), Robert Mizrachi (176,600), Ashley Frank (21,500), Michael Reisman (82,800) and Jeff Sluzinski (42,300) all had their names on bags at the end of play.

Players who met their tournament end on Day 1d include Fedor Holz, Brad Owen, Landon Tice, Allen Kessler, and Brandon Adams.

Players who bagged today will return on Friday, July 8th at 11 a.m, to play their Day 2 separate from the other three starting flights. Stay tuned here at PokerNews as we move from starting flight action into deeper days of the most prestigious poker tournament in the world.

Tags: Alan KeatingAllen KesslerAshley FrankBen SpraggBrad OwenBrandon AdamsChris MoneymakerEli ElezraFedor HolzGreg MersonJamie GoldJeff SluzinskiJoe HachemJohnny ChanKoray AldemirLandon TiceMichael ReismanMikita BadziakouskiParis Las VegasPhil IveyRobert MizrachiVince Vaughn

Official End of Day 1d Chip Counts (full)

blaisebourgeois • Level 5: Blinds 300-600, 600 ante

PokerNews and the WSOP will verify Hao Chen's 580,100 stack when Day 2 resumes, as it is by far the largest stack of all surviving players.

Randal Heeb us
Randal Heeb
us 339,000 339,000
Mathieu His fr
Mathieu His
fr 316,000 316,000
Joseph Bold GB
Joseph Bold
GB 299,400 299,400
Bjorn Stoweno DE
Bjorn Stoweno
DE 289,000 289,000
Jared Hyman us
Jared Hyman
us 285,000 285,000
Daniel Hachem au
Daniel Hachem
au 283,700 283,700
Matthew Wiegman US
Matthew Wiegman
US 283,300 283,300
Sergio Coutinho pt
Sergio Coutinho
pt 277,000 -3,000
David Finkel us
David Finkel
us 273,500 -2,200
Chris Compton US
Chris Compton
US 272,600 272,600
Marco Damico IT
Marco Damico
IT 270,000 270,000
Philip Hayes us
Philip Hayes
us 269,900 269,900
Taylor von Kriegenbergh us
Taylor von Kriegenbergh
us 266,300 266,300
Nick Maimone US
Nick Maimone
US 262,700
Steve Savio fr
Steve Savio
fr 260,500 260,500
Shaun Gillian us
Shaun Gillian
us 259,800 259,800
Max Herulf SE
Max Herulf
SE 258,300 94,000
Nicolas Noguera fr
Nicolas Noguera
fr 252,400 252,400
Daniel Vampan us
Daniel Vampan
us 252,100 252,100
Derek Normand US
Derek Normand
US 252,000 252,000
Aleksandar Trajkovski mk
Aleksandar Trajkovski
mk 249,000 249,000
Ryan Ko us
Ryan Ko
us 247,600 37,600
Leandro Bianchini ar
Leandro Bianchini
ar 246,400 246,400
Jaeyoung Choi KR
Jaeyoung Choi
KR 245,500 245,500
Samuel Johnson
Samuel Johnson
242,200 242,200

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Ivey Knocked Out In Second-to-Last Hand of the Night

AngeniJaipaul • Level 5: Blinds 300-600, 600 ante
Phil Ivey
Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey stood up and walked out of the room after losing an all in push and the table relayed to PokerNews what happened.

Andrew Touchette raised to 1,300 on the button and Ivey, who was in the small blind, pushed all in for 17,000. Touchette called and the cards were on their backs.

Phil Ivey: {k-}{10-}
Andrew Touchette: {a-}{q-}

The board ran out {a-}{j-}{5-}{10-}{8-} and with no help for Ivey, he was sent out of the tournament just before bagging for the end of the night.

Andrew Touchette US
Andrew Touchette
US 68,000 18,400
Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
us Busted

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Guagenti Calls For Tournament Life on Last Hand of the Night

jeffmcmillan • Level 5: Blinds 300-600, 600 ante

As everyone was bagging at other tables, action was caught on the river on a board reading {k-Hearts}{a-Hearts}{10-Spades}{9-Clubs}{4-Spades}. Nick Guagenti was in the cutoff and was facing a decision for his tournament life as Ugur Secilmis was under the gun and jammed all in. Guagenti had about 27,000 behind.

He stewed it over as he contemplated if he wanted to put the 27,000 in the bag or make the call. Eventually, he called. Secilmis turned over the stone bluff with the {5-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} while Guagenti had the {k-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} and bagged up his new chips in excitement.

Ugur Secilmis tr
Ugur Secilmis
tr 130,000 130,000
Nick Guagenti us
Nick Guagenti
us 76,000 -4,000

Tags: Nick GuagentiUgur Secilmis

Four More Hands Called

Calum_Grant • Level 5: Blinds 300-600, 600 ante

Day 1d will come to a close upon the completion of four more hands. Over 4,300 players have entered the final starting flight and those who survive the next few hands will return on Friday, July 8 at 11 a.m. for Day 2d.

Schwarmann Scores The Knockout

AndrewK47 • Level 5: Blinds 300-600, 600 ante

Matt Schwarmann opened from early position to 1,500. It folded around to the small blind who moved all in for 7,900 total. Schwarmann took a moment but eventually made the call.

"I'll gamble with you, I have nothing but did some math and think I have to call", said Schwarmann to his opponent.

Opponent: {a-Hearts}{8-Hearts}
Matt Schwarmann: {k-Hearts}{j-Clubs}

The board of {6-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{2-Clubs}{7-Clubs} looked clean for the ace-eight until the river fell the {j-Diamonds} and Schwarmann's rivered pair scored the knockout and the pot.

Matt Schwarmann
Matt Schwarmann

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Want for Oneman

Tboss • Level 5: Blinds 300-600, 600 ante
Matthew Wantman
Matthew Wantman

There was a raise from a player in middle position to 1,200 and a call before Matthew Wantman made a three-bet to 7,000 in the small blind. Both players called.

The flop came {a-Spades}{9-Clubs}{7-Hearts} and Wantman continued for 6,000. Only the original preflop raiser came along.

The {9-Hearts} on the turn was checked through to see the {8-Hearts} on the river. Wantman tossed out a bet of 13,000 and his opponent snap-folded.

Matthew Wantman us
Matthew Wantman
us 108,000 23,500

Tags: Matthew Wantman