|Blinds||250,000 / 500,000|
Michael "cue33" Shindorf opened from the hijack to 120. K.L. "highhands89" Cleeton, in the cutoff, reraised to 345. Shindorf made the call, giving heads-up action to the flop.
On the flop, Shindorf led out for 562, and Cleeton called. The pair then checked through the turn, leading to the river. Cleeton led out for 500. Shindorf put in a raise to 1,937, and Cleeton called. Shindorf showed , good for two pair, and the pot.
Michael "SammyTwizz" Azzaro opened from early position for 115. Two seats to his left, "PlsDontcall" put in a reraise to 350. Action folded back around to Azzaro, who made the call.
The flop came . Azzaro check-called a bet of 440. The was checked through leading to the on the river. Azzaro put in a pot sized bet of 1,640. His opponent thought for a bit before putting in the call. Azzaro flipped over for a flush, good enough to scoop the pot.
Play has officially begun and cards are in the air!
The field has just cleared 200 entrants as play begins.
The 2022 World Series of Poker online bracelet calendar continues today with the $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship.
Play will begin at 4:30 p.m. local time and will continue until just one player remains, earning themselves the elusive WSOP gold bracelet by doing so. Players will receive starting stacks of 20,000 chips and 90 seconds in their time bank, which will be reset every four levels.
Late registration will stay open for four hours after the start of the tournament, with eliminated players having the opportunity for up to two rentries during this period. Online satellites are available for this event right up to the start. Blinds will begin at 20/40 and increase every 15 minutes. There will be a five minute break every hour, at 55 minutes past the hour.
Last year's iteration of this event saw 854 entries into the field (from 555 unique players), generating a prize pool of $768,000. It was Japan's Kazuki "hyahhoo3" Ikeuchi who took home the hardware and a top prize of $152,797. In order to capture that bracelet, he had to top some of the game's greatest, including Daniel "DNegs" Negreanu (96th, $1,614) and David "dwpoker" Williams (70th, $1,998). With many events, both live and online, seeing increased registration numbers, last year's totals are likely to be exceeded.
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