WSOP Day 31 2022: Cates crowned PPC champion in crazy day of action
Nothing could have prepared poker fans for what awaited them on Day 31 of the World Series of Poker 2022 at Bally’s and Las Vegas; it was just amazing. Four players have won WSOP gold bracelets, two of whom achieved epic comebacks, while Dan Cates made poker history by winning back-to-back $50,000 Poker Players Championship titles.
Event #56: $50,000 Poker Players Championship crowned his worthy champion and Dan Cates was that man. Cates won that tournament in 2021 and he now has back-to-back wins in the $50,000 Poker Players Championship after defeating Yuri Dzivielevsky heads up.
Cates wasn’t the only player to capture a highly sought after poker gem because Tamas Lendvai claimed one of their own after shooting down Event #57: $600 Deepstack Championship No-Limit Hold’em. Lendvai came out on top of the last seven grinders who reached the fourth and final day to get their hands on $299,464 and their first gold WSOP bracelet. The win was made sweeter by the fact that Lendvai came back from the shortest stack with just eight big blinds!
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The sole title of the Short Deck event went to none other than a Japanese star Shota Nakanishi who triumphed in Event #60: $10,000 Short Deck No-Limit Hold’em. Only five of the 110 starters qualified for the third and final day, and it was Nakanishi who was the last man standing. The win came with $277,212 in prize money plus that all-important 2022 WSOP bracelet.
Event #62: $1,500 Super Turbo No-Limit Hold’em is done and dusted off after an unscheduled second day was needed. Twenty players returned to action on June 30 and it was Dash Dudley who emerged unscathed from the battle. Dudley only had three big blinds at the start of the game, but here he is, winning his third WSOP bracelet! The poker champ got $301,396 for his efforts.
Five Remain in Super Seniors; Gianera brings them back to battle
Only five players left Event #59: $1,000 Super Seniors and it’s Massoud Eskandari (19,000,000) which brings them back to battle at 11:00 a.m. local time on July 1. Eskandari has 12 big blinds more than Jennifer Gianera (16,500,000), who has high hopes of becoming just the second 2022 WSOP player to win a bracelet.
Joining Eskandari and Gianera are James Jewell (8,425,000), Pierre Mylenki (4,200,000) and Sharri Crawford (4,200,000).
Returning players have now locked in $85,940 for their efforts, but one will walk away with a top prize of $330,609.
Event #59: $1,000 for the last five Super Seniors chips
|1||Massoud Eskandari||United States||19,000,000||95|
|2||Jennifer Gianera||United States||16,500,000||83|
|3||James Jewell||United States||8,425,000||42|
|4||Pierre Mylenki||United States||4,200,000||21|
|5||Sharri Crawford||United States||4,200,000||21|
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Ladies Event reduced to just 42 players; Andrews finds himself at the top of the chip count
Cherish Andrews holds a sizable lead going into Day 3 of Event #61: $1,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold’em Championship. Andrews has 1,800,000 chips at his disposal with Nathalie Hoff its nearest rival with a stack of 1,100,000 chips; Andrews and Hof are the only players of the 42 to return to action with seven figures in chips.
Chipleader of day 1 Gargee Sharma (625,000) bagged a top 10, while Ronit Chamani (600,000), Melanie Weisner (560,000), Charlotte Van Brabander (380,000) and member of GGPoker Squd Pamela Balzano (165,000) are still in the running.
The cards are back in the air starting at 12:00 p.m. local time on July 1.
Event #61: Top 10 Ladies No-Limit Hold’em Championship Chips
|1||Cherish Andrews||United States||1,800,000||90|
|3||Chenyi Liu||United States||785,000||39|
|4||Marybeth Anderson||United States||760,000||38|
|5||Christine Gollins||United States||745,000||37|
|6||Ranae Warren||United States||675,000||34|
|8||Gargee Sharma||United States||625,000||31|
|ten||Berman Culture||United States||605,000||30|
Who will become the 2022 WSOP Queen?
Record $10,000 PLO8 Event Hits Day 2 With Rheem Remaining
Chino Rheem is the man to seize Event #63: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship where only 20 of 284 starters – the largest field ever for this event – remain in contention for a gold WSOP bracelet and the top prize of $611,362.
A bracelet still eludes Rheem despite his impressive live poker records, which have earned him over $12.4 million. Rheem will see this as his best shot at getting his hands on poker gold as he returns to the fray with over 100 big blinds at his disposal.
The tastes of Philippe Stavrakis (1,880,000), Amnon Filippi (1,275,000), Ken Aldridge (1,075,000), and Robert Cowen (840,000) hope to ruin Rheem’s party and sabotage his plans for victory.
Defending Champion josh arieh (370,000) is still in the running but it’s one of the shortest stacks in the event.
The 20 surviving players will return to their seats from 2:00 p.m. on July 1 and play until only five of them have chips in front of them.
Event #63: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||China Rheem||United States||2,595,000||104|
|2||Philippe Stavrakis||United States||1,880,000||75|
|3||Seungjin Lee||South Korea||1,860,000||74|
|4||Damjan Radanov||United States||1,275,000||51|
|5||Amnon Filippi||United States||1,275,000||51|
|6||Ken Aldridge||United States||1,075,000||43|
|8||Sterling Savill||United States||910,000||36|
|ten||Couture Remz||United States||825,000||33|
Will Rheem finally win a WSOP bracelet?
Soumier is the player to catch in the $600 PLO Deep Stack event; Mizrachi Bags 1M
The action in Event #64: $600 Pot-Limit Omaha Deep Stack was fast and furious with the 2,265 entries whittled down to just 102 over the course of 22 fast-paced levels. French Guillaume Soumier faced the best and finished with 3,055,000 chips and the title of chip leader overnight.
Among the 102 returning players are bracelet winners Tommy The (1,310,000), Michael Mizrachi (1,015,000), and Alan Sternberg (835,000). 888poker Ambassador and PLO Specialist Viviane Saliba (830,000) also pocketed for Day 2.
Day 2 mixes and deals at 12:00 p.m. local time and the intention is to minify a champion.
Event #64: $600 Pot-Limit Omaha Deep Stack Top 10 Chip Counts
|4||Xiaohui Yu||United States||1,930,000||64|
|6||Jihyun Min||South Korea||1,775,000||59|
|8||Michael Newman||United States||1,590,000||53|
|9||Igor Ioffe||United States||1,545,000||52|
|ten||Barry Leventhal||United States||1.5 million||50|
See you at the $600 Pot-Limit Omaha Deep Stack Event
The Day 1 field of the $3,000 NLHE Freezeout sees 1,100 eliminations!
Event #65: $3,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em attracted 1,359 players, but only 226 of those newbies pocketed and scored their stack after completing 15 levels. bagging the most chips was a turkish grinder Onur Unsal (1,244,000) who was the only player in the field to finish with over a million chips.
Wristband winners Alex Lindop (680,000) and Timour Margolin (645,000) won the top 10 stacks, while other gold bracelet owners Roman Lewis (453,000), 2019 WSOP Main Event Champion Hossein-Ensan (440,000), the legendary Phil Hellmuth (349,000), Mike Matusow (322,000) and Adrian Mateos (164,000) are just a few of the superstars to watch on day two.
Event #65: $3,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em Top 10 Chip Counts
|2||Joel Micka||United States||829,000||104|
|5||Blake Bohn||United States||738,000||92|
|6||Jarrett Hlavaty||United States||699,000||87|
|seven||Ali Eslani||United States||683,000||85|
|8||Dan Wagner||United States||681,000||85|
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