A thrilling day of action at the World Series of Poker saw one bracelet won, the biggest day yet in the WSOP Main Event take place and a million-dollar bounty win in incredible circumstances at Bally’s as the casino that is soon to be the Horseshoe Vegas joined Paris in welcoming thousands to the action on Day 36 of the 2022 World Series.
Day 1c of Main Event Sees 1,800 Entries on Thrilling Day of Action
A total of exactly 1,800 entries on Day 1c saw the WSOP Main Event welcome thousands more players as the race to become the newest world champion and with it a millionaire continues. With just 1,376 players surviving, that number means there are 2,642 players through to Day 2abc which will take place on Thursday. With a total field of 3,580 so far, the record of 8,773 entries, set in 2006 is under threat, as is 2019’s second-highest attendance of 8,569.
Before then, of course, we have the most important Day 1 of them all, taking place tomorrow on Day 1d, where we will find out if a new Main Event attendance record will be set. Day 1c, however, was a thriller and saw big names crash and fall as well as rise to the top. Chip leader after play ended was Patrick Clarke (397,200), whose tournament-leading stack was followed on Day 1c by David Eldridge (308,800) and Xuan Liu (268,200).
Plenty of other big names made the Day 2abc cut, with Eric Salazar (267,100), Rafael Moraes (172,800), Tristan Wade (160,900), Maria Ho (116,700) and Joe McKeehen (95,000) all surviving, although others busted. Players to depart on Day 1c included the six-time WSOP event winner Daniel Negreanu, 888poker pro Vivian Saliba, Solve for Why’s Matt Berkey, Czech high roller Martin Kabrhel and Shaun Deeb, who called off his stack to quads as he was skittled from the reckoning.
The final day of the 2019 WSOP Main Event three years ago yielded 4,877 entries. If we see 5,194 players attend Day 1d tomorrow, then a new WSOP Main Event attendance will be set.
WSOP 2022 Event #70 $10,000 Main Event Top 10 Chipcounts:
- Patrick Clarke – 397,200
- Marcus Stein – 336,800
- David Eldridge – 308,000
- Xuan Liu – 268,200
- Eric Salazar – 267,100
- Mearl Wisehart – 266,800
- Jose Lopez – 263,600
- Quentin Roussey – 256,500
- Chris Fraser – 256,400
- Jordyn Miller – 248,700
Troha Wins PLO Championship at the Last
In Event #69, the bracelet was won at the last by king of the comebacks Sean Troha as Shiva Dudani was conquered after dominating much of the past two days of this prestigious event.
With $1.2 million up for grabs to the winner, Norwegian player Joachim Haraldstad was the first player to bust, losing out to Dudani to cash for $289,630 before Tom Hu suffered the same fate albeit in fourth place for $395,465.
With only three players left, Dudani had treble the chips of both his opponents combined but when Troha doubled up through the leader, Duek’s elimination came when the overnight leader’s lead had been trimmed to marginal from dominant. Troha came back in style heads-up to beat Dudani as he took down the chip leader to end up with the WSOP bracelet, the first of his career and the $1.2 million top prize, one of the biggest winners prizes of the 2022 WSOP so far.
WSOP 2022 Event #69 $10,000 PLO Championship Final Table Results:
- Sean Troha – $1,246,770
- Shiva Dudani – $770,556
- Michael Duek – $548,015
- Tom Hu – $395,465
- Joachim Haraldstad – $289,630
- Thair Kallabat – $215,326
- Nitesh Rawtani – $162,542
- Toby Lewis – $124,611
Million Dollar Bounty Goes to Glantz, Hof Ramos Nears Summit on Penultimate Day
The epic Day 2 action in the $1,000 buy-in Million Dollar Mystery Bounty event saw 825 players reduced to just 33 surivivors by the day’s close, with Michael Smith (50,300,000) the chip leader. While his day, along with those of Natalie Hof Ramos (37,200,000) and Paul Chauderson (31,900,000) deserve huge merit, the million-dollar bounty went today and it was awarded to Matt Glantz in a thrilling reveal that was broadcast around the world.
Bounty hopeful and poker pro Matt Glantz – who is yet to win a WSOP bracelet – drew the magical million-dollar bounty after his pocket tens took out an unfortunate player with pocket jacks. The bounty ticket reveal was recorded by Glantz’s good friend Josh Arieh and shown across the globe.
— Joshua Arieh (@golferjosh) July 5, 2022
After that incredible winning moment, Glantz revealed that he settled some good karma payment to the man whose jacks he eliminated to obtain the bounty ticket.
Put a vicious beat on this kid @JustinMLett to get the bounty that led to the $1m bounty at @WSOP. TT>JJ. Great player and super nice kid. Figured he should be awarded $5k for the memories. pic.twitter.com/DyGPSF32e0
— Matt Glantz (@MattGlantz) July 5, 2022
With an exciting final day on the cards tomorrow, just 33 players will battle for the top prize of $750,120, a little less than Glantz’ victory cheque, but worth having all the same.
WSOP 2022 Event #68 $1,000 Million Dollar Mystery Bounty Top 10 Chipcounts:
- Michael Smith – 50,300,000
- Natalie Hof – 37,200,000
- Paul Chauderson – 31,900,000
- David Timmons – 31,000,000
- Jorge Juri – 29,600,000
- Quincy Borland – 27,000,000
- Florian Duta – 26,700,000
- Charlie Combes – 24,300,000
- Adam Grandmaison – 20,900,000
- Mykhailo Lendel – 20,200,000
Shaun Deeb told fans how Matt Glantz came to win the million-dollar bounty.
How it started and everyone in the wsop knows how it ended pic.twitter.com/DbKQroChmo
— shaun deeb (@shaundeeb) July 5, 2022
Once Glantz had won, players were really happy for him. Well, at least we think they were…
— Alex Rocha (@THE_ALEX_ROCHA) July 5, 2022
Deeb borrowed some of Glantz’s good fortune, but it didn’t have the desired effect.
Borrowed the luck to run it up in main pic.twitter.com/96Wm9CChZo
— shaun deeb (@shaundeeb) July 6, 2022
Isaac Haxton chose today to ask the WSOP to put an ex-player on their decision-making team for future Main Events.
Please just hire one person who has ever been a professional tournament player as a consultant and every time you're about to do something like this, send them a quick email and ask "Hey, is there any reason this is a bad idea and/or would make everyone furious?" https://t.co/wqxF66A8kk
— Isaac Haxton (@ikepoker) July 5, 2022
David Williams had a great idea for what the Mystery Bounty makers might come up with next.
It’s clear the Million Dollar Bounty event is massive success. Next year they need to do the 5 million dollar bounty event. Have turbo flights every night starting day 1 of the series. And day 2 is the last day of the entire series. Imagine!
— David Williams (@dwpoker) July 6, 2022
Patrick Leonard has a theory for how you will bust the Main Event. Yes, you.
You win the main event with 55-99. You lose the main event with TT-AA.
— Patrick Leonard (@padspoker) July 6, 2022
And finally, losing wasn’t the case for Chris Brand, who pitched up opposite Stephen Chidwick and survived to tell the tale.
— Chris Brand (@ChrisBrandPoker) July 6, 2022
Official photographs courtesy of PokerGO, the home of live-streamed action throughout the 2022 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.