Opening Day of WSOP Main Event 2022 Sees Stars Rise and Fall

Day 1a of the WSOP Main Event at Bally’s and Paris felt like Christmas for poker players on Day 34 of the 2022 World Series of Poker. This year’s World Series of Poker had more than 800 entrants and was packed with high-profile players, as well as lots of drama at every flop, turn, and river. It was a busy day of poker in Las Vegas, with four more bracelet events taking place and two more bracelets being won.

Day 1a of WSOP Main Event Tops 900 Entries

900 players sat down to ‘play the Main’ on Day 1a, including three prior WSOP Main Event champions at the same table. Cedric Trevino (317,800) lead the field after the chips were bagged and 631 players remained on Day 1a. Martin Jacobson, Justin Bonomo, Ryan Riess, and Qui Nguyen also survived.

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Wesley Fei (300,000), Suhaag Gandikota (269,700), Chanracy Khun (267,800), Thomas Eychenne (255,800), and Andrew Moreno (238,200) all had good days. Jimmy D’Ambrosio (213k), Ryan DePaulo (188k), Kelly Minkin (204k), Kevin Gerhart (149k), Riess (139k), Nguyen (74k), and Jacobson (64k) also survived Day 1a.

Josh Arieh lost a cooler with a rivered nut flush before busting. Andrew Moreno’s brother, Johnnie ‘Vibes’ Moreno, busted and said, “First-year busting on Day 1, I’ll be in my bedroom eating Jalapeno chips with the lights off.” Ana Marquez, Aleks Ponakovs, and Robert Heidorn also lost.

WSOP: Opening Day of WSOP Main Event 2022 Sees Stars Rise and Fall
WSOP: Opening Day of WSOP Main Event 2022 Sees Stars Rise and Fall

Another 1,245 Players Buy Into the 2022 WSOP Main Event

There were 1,245 players in Day 1B of the 2022 WSOP Main Event, but only 634 made it through the first five stages of play at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas. With two remaining flights, the total number of attendees remains at 2,145. In order to accommodate the expected record number of participants in the Main Event, WSOP authorities have made a scheduling adjustment.

Queens, New York resident Patrick Hagenlocher (top picture) ended Day 1b with 332,800 chips to take the lead in the Main Event. It’s hard to believe that Hagenlocher only plays one live event every year, given how quickly he rose to the top of the leaderboard.

Despite being in the “Big Dance” three times, Hagenlocher has never made it beyond Day 3. Is it possible that things will change? WSOP bracelet winner Paul Michaelis of Germany and veteran grinder Ognjen Sekularec both built up top ten stacks of 223,200 and 213,700, respectively.

Dozens of well-known contestants made it to Day 2abc, as you would expect. For the top four finishers, the average stack was over 111,000, including Michael Gagliano (167,000), Luuk Gieles (153,800), and Roland Israelashvili (149,000), and Andre Akkari (126,600).

On the other hand, Eugene Katchalov (106,300) made it through, as did 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event finalist Sylvain Loosli (99,600), Ben Heath (89,500), David Williams (65,900), Gianluca Speranza (55,100), Erik Seidel (53,500), and Vitaly Lunkin (24,900).

On Day 1c, the cards will be shuffled at 11:00 a.m. local time and more players will join the battle.

Event 70: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event Day 1B Top 10 Chip Counts

PLACE PLAYER COUNTRY CHIPS BIG BLINDS
1 Patrick Hagenlocher United States 332,800 416
2 Matthias Kribben Germany 268,100 335
3 Julien Loire France 254,100 318
4 Daniel Zogman United States 253,100 316
5 Linglin Zeng China 239,900 300
6 Ognjen Sekularec Croatia 223,200 279
7 Guilherme Garcia Brazil 217,500 272
8 Paul Michaelis Germany 213,700 267
9 Caleb Henson United States 213,000 266
10 Phuoc Nguyen United States 205,000 256

$1,000 Million Dollar Bounty Wraps Up Its Day 1s

“$1,000 Million Dollars”: Event No. 68 After the completion of Days 1c and 1d on July 4, Bounty is now on Day 2. 4,269 people came out to play on Day 1c, with 232 making it to the second day. XXXX bought in for $1,000 on Day 1d, a turbo-structured flight, but only XXX got it all the way to the money.

Second-place finisher Joseph Cheong had a stack of 2,415,000 on Day 1c. In his WSOP career, Cheong has earned hundreds of cash and a single bracelet. What would Cheong do for one more bracelet to add to his collection?

A six-big-blind deficit didn’t stop David McGowan from finishing with 2,265,000 chips. McGowan, who was born and raised in Chicago, embarked on a poker-playing odyssey that converted a little stack of chips into an enormous one. The chip leader at the end of the flight was Ismail Abou Sharkh (2,800,000), with Gabriel Schroeder (2,545,000) right behind him.

Dudani Holds a Massive Chip Lead in the $10K PLO Championship

There is no doubt that Shiva Dudani (15,650,000) is the man to beat as we go into the last day of Event #69: No-Limit Texas Hold’em The Omaha 8-Handed Championship, where just four other players stand in his way of winning poker’s most prestigious prize. At the start of Day 3, Dudani had 130 large blinds, almost twice as many as second-place Michael Duek (9,405,000).

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Another trio of Tom Hu (7,330,000), Sean Troha (5,045,000), and Joachim Haraldstad (3,580,000) completes the last four. Even though each of them will be guaranteed $289,630 in prize money for their efforts, none of them will be interested in that number since the final victor will walk away with $1,246,770 in prize money and a coveted bracelet at the 2022 WSOP.

After 2:00 p.m. local time on July 5, play will resume until one person owns all 40,980,000 chips.

Event #69: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship 8-Handed Chip Counts

PLACE PLAYER COUNTRY CHIPS BIG BLINDS
1 Shiva Dudani United States 15,650,000 130
2 Michael Duek Argentina 9,405,000 78
3 Tom Hu United States 7,330,000 61
4 Sean Troha United States 5,045,000 42
5 Joachim Haraldstad Norway 3,580,000 30

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