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WSOP Day 19 2022: Hellmuth flies high in $10,000 Deuce-to-Seven

Phil Hellmuth

It may be the weekend, but there were no rest of the players hoping to become World Series of Poker 2022 champions at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas as Day 19 of the 2022 WSOP was another packed session. Three more players earned WSOP gold bracelets on Day 19 of the series, while four more events moved closer to being awarded their WSOP gear.

Justin Pechie became a two-time WSOP champion when he won in front of 1,774 spectators in Event #34: $1,500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em. Bracelet number two also came with $364,899 in prize money, giving Pechie plenty of ammunition for the rest of the series.

that of Hong Kong Lok Chan has $144,338 to celebrate after dropping out Event #35: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet. Chan is only 22, making him the youngest 2022 WSOP bracelet winner to date.

The third bracelet of the evening is now on the wrist of Ali Eslamiwho triumphed in Event #36: $1.50 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better. Eslami won $135,260 and immediately jumped into the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship event, where he pocketed a stack for Day 2.

Hellmuth through Day 3 of the $10,000 Deuce-to-Seven

Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth

It was quite a WSOP 2022 for Phil Hellmuth. First of all, he missed the opening events due to some, how to say, stomach issues. Then he caught COVID-19 and was forced to sit on the sidelines. Then he accidentally had his chips stolen, but now he’s on track for a record-breaking 17th WSOP bracelet in Event #38: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw Championship.

Hellmuth returns for the final day with 591,000 chips, enough for fifth place out of the remaining 14 superstars. However, Hellmuth’s stack, healthy as it is, is almost half that of Scott Seiver (1,014,000) who leads the last 14 players in the 121-man field into battle.

reigning champion Farzad BonyadI (917,000), Eli Elezra (557,000) and Yuri Dzivielevsky (51,0000) are just a trio of top players standing between Hellmuth and his 17th bracelet.

Head toward PokerNews‘ live reporting pages from 2:00 p.m. on June 19 for the conclusion of this star-studded event.

Event #38: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw Championship

Square Player Country Fleas
1 Scott Seiver United States 1,014,000
2 Pedro Brommann Brazil 977,000
3 Farzad Bonyad United States 917,000
4 jerry wong United States 801,000
5 Phil Hellmuth United States 591,000
6 Eli Elezra Israel 557,000
seven Yuri Dzivielevsky United States 510,000
8 Cary Katz United States 480,000
9 Andrew Kelsall United States 395,000
ten Alex Livingstone Canada 346,000

Is this the event that gives Hellmuth his 17th WSOP bracelet?

Yea Secured Millionaire Maker Day 1b Chip Lead

Steve Yes
Steve Yes

4,429 other players bought Event #37: $1,500 Millionaire Maker on Day 1b, bringing total attendance to 7,975. The WSOP is still determining the overall prize pool, but there will be a top prize of at least $1 million, as the name of the event indicates it.

Steve Yes finished Day 1b with a stack of 445,000, which was enough to call him the Day 1b chip leader. Several other players, including Christopher Gu (420,500), Alain Bauer (390,500), Nada Siddick (390,400), and Paul Berger (382,000) nearly became the chip leader overnight but the night belonged to Yea.

Also safe up to day 2 are Ryan Long (311,500), Robert Mizrachi (279,500), JJ Liu (276,500), Dmitry Yurasov (252,500), Dan Heimiller (167,500), and Georgios Sotiropoulos (116,000).

Play resumes at 10 a.m. local time on June 19 with 1,701 players back in action. PokerNews, as always, will be with you every step of the way as the massive field is decimated over ten more levels.

Event #37: $1,500 Millionaire Maker Day 1b Top 10 Chip Counts

Square Player Country Fleas big blinds
1 Steve Yes South Korea 445,000 178
2 Christopher Gu United States 420 500 168
3 Alain Bauer UK 390 500 156
4 Nada Siddick United States 390 400 156
5 Paul Berger United States 382,000 153
6 Tyler Gaston United States 379,500 152
seven Joe Eckford United States 347,000 139
8 Ryan’s Law United States 334,000 133
9 Jeffrey Tanouye United States 332,500 133
ten Dong Ji United States 331,500 132

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Oxman excels on Day 1 of $3,000 PLO

Day 1 of the Event #39: $3,000 6-Hand Pot-Limit Omaha saw 719 players register and create a prize pool of $1,919,730, with $3,71,358 waiting for the winner. Ari Oxman made his chances of getting this sum without any harm because he pocketed 753,000 chips at the end of the game and leads this event some distance before Day 2.

With the day 2 big blind starting at 2,500, Oxman has over 300 big blinds in his stack, so plenty of room to maneuver when day two shuffles and deals.

As deeply stacked are the likes of Anik Ajmera (641,500), David Levy (553,500), and Krzysztof Magot (493,500). Others to watch in the PokerNews live updates include the likes of Raphael Lebron (340,000), Robert Cowen (334,500), Shankar Pillai (305,000), Jan-Peter Jachtmann (264,000) Jeff Lisandro (150,000), and Paul Volpe (87,000).

Tune PokerNews starting at 1:00 p.m. on June 19 when this event resumes. Only 108 of the 162 returning players are guaranteed a portion of the prize money, meaning the bubble could and should burst in the early tiers; exciting times indeed!

Event #39: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed Top 10 Chip Counts

Square Player Country Fleas big blinds
1 Ari Oxman United States 753,000 301
2 Anik Ajmera India 641,500 256
3 David Levy United States 553,500 221
4 Krzysztof Magot Poland 493,500 197
5 Julien Galvan United States 492,500 197
6 Joe Rutledge United States 461,500 185
seven Benedikt Eberle Austria 447,500 179
8 Tomasz Kozub Poland 445,000 178
9 Fabien Brandes Austria 409,500 164
ten Shea Quintin United States 393,000 136

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Brunson pockets a big stack in the $10K Stud Hi-Lo Championship

Todd Brunson
Todd Brunson

Todd Brunson finished in the top ten after Day 1 of Event #40: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Championshipthanks to its stack of 209,500 chips. The Poker Hall of Famewhose solitaire bracelet came in a $2,500 Omaha Hi-Lo event in 2005, is long overdue for another poker gem.

Brunson is joined on Day 2 by a whole host of stellar names, including chip leader Pierre Gelencser (371,500), Eric Kurtzman(359,500), and Jason Gola (288,000). Other WSOP champions still in the mix include John Monette (196,000), Perry Friedman (186,500), chris tryba (184,000), Daniel Zac (180,000), and Daniel Negreanu (159,500).

The Day 2 field is teeming with talent, don’t miss any of the action by tuning in to PokerNews starting at 2:00 p.m. local time on June 19.

Event #40: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Championship Top 10 Chip Counts

Square Player Country Fleas
1 Pierre Gelencser Hungary 371,500
2 Eric Kurtzman United States 359,500
3 Jason Gola United States 288,000
4 By joss Sweden 218,500
5 Ziya Rahim United States 213,000
6 Todd Brunson United States 209,500
seven John Monette United States 196,000
8 Perry Friedman United States 186,500
9 chris tryba United States 184,000
ten Daniel Zac United States 180,000

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