2022 888poker XL Winter Series
Event #6: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed
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Event #6: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed
Day 1 completed

Jake Daniels Bags Chip Lead After Day 1 of Event #6: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em

ajlamers • Level 8: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante
Jake Daniels
Jake Daniels

The first No-Limit Hold'em High Roller event got underway today at the 2021 World Series of Poker with Event #6: $25,000 High Roller NLHE kicking off in the afternoon. A total of 135 entries were recorded on Day 1, and Jake Daniels topped the 54 remaining players, holding the chip lead with 1,182,000 chips.

Daniels had a brilliant end to the day, accumulating the majority of his chips in the final two levels of the night. It started off as an innocent hand, but it quickly turned into the largest pot of the day when Daniels collided with Eric Worre. Worre check-raised the flop, bet the turn, and shoved all-in on the river, picking up a call from Daniels the entire way. Worre turned over a small pair as a bluff, and Daniels held top pair to scoop the pot.

Just moments later, Daniels eliminated Daniel Negreanu in a coin flip when just about everything seemed to be going Daniels' way. It wasn't until recently that Daniels joined the high-roller scene but has since been on a tear with several podium finishes that resulted in six-figure paydays. Over the past two years, Daniels has accumulated nearly almost all of his $2.1 million in career earnings.

Some other big stacks to join Daniels at the top of the leaderboard include Michael Liang (1,028,000), James Chen (835,000), Jake Schindler (667,000), and Clayton Kalisek (610,000). The field was littered with big names and previous WSOP bracelet winners, some of which will return for Day 2 and others that will not. Most notably, Michael Addamo burned through both of his bullets today so will not be in the hunt for another WSOP title and another big payday.

Michael Addamo eliminated on Day 1
Michael Addamo eliminated on Day 1

As per usual in these high-stakes tournaments, there was no shortage of action to begin the day, even though players started with 150 big blinds. In the first hand of the day, Brian Altman found his entire stack in the middle, but his opponent reluctantly laid his hand down. Altman continued that momentum throughout the day but tailed off in the later stages.

There will be at least 54 players returning for Day 2 tomorrow, which gets underway at 2 p.m. local time. Late registration remains open until the start of play, and there will likely be a flurry of late entries making their way into the Amazon Room with hopes of receiving a share of the prize pool.

The blinds resume at 5,000/10,000 and a 10,000 big blind ante, and all new starting stacks will begin with 150,000 chips. The schedule for the day calls for 60-minute levels with a dinner break after six levels. Play will conclude once a final table is reached, and those players will return on Day 3 of the tournament.

Follow along for all of the up-to-date action as the PokerNews live reporting team will be here to bring you all of the live updates throughout the tournament.

Tags: Brian AltmanClayton KalisekDaniel NegreanuEric WorreJake DanielsJake SchindlerJames ChenMichael AddamoMichael Liang

Day 2 Seat Draw - Event #6: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em

KaleGozer • Level 8: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
4352Clayton KalisekUnited States610,00061
4354Cary KatzUnited States285,00029
4355Frank FunaroUnited States477,00048
4356Sergi ReixachSpain378,00038
4357Joe MckeehenUnited States208,00021
4358Carlos ChadhaUnited States550,00055
      
4361Calvin LeeUnited States320,00032
4363Jonathan JaffeUnited States476,00048
4364Scott BallUnited States336,00034
4365Jason KoonUnited States90,0009
4366James RomeroUnited States279,00028
4368Michael LiangUnited States1,028,000103
      
4371Seth DaviesUnited States121,00012
4372Alexandros TheologisGreece594,00059
4373Dimitar DanchevBulgaria112,00011
4374Daniel ZackUnited States178,00018
4376Joao VieiraPortugal281,00028
4378Daniel NegreanuCanada101,00010
      
4381Thomas BoivinBelgium151,00015
4382Brian RastUnited States551,00055
4384Stanley TangUnited States405,00041
4385Darren EliasUnited States481,00048
4386Chad EveslageUnited States22,0002
4387Barry HutterUnited States163,00016
      
4393Johan GuilbertFrance270,00027
4394Mustapha KanitItaly526,00053
4395Paul NeweyUnited Kingdom473,00047
4396Jake DanielsUnited States1,182,000118
4397Elio FoxUnited States169,00017
      
4441Mikita BadziakouskiBelarus142,00014
4443Adrian MateosSpain466,00047
4446Giuseppe IadiserniaUnited States577,00058
4447Jake SchindlerUnited States667,00067
4448Scott EskenaziUnited States298,00030
      
4451Adam HendrixUnited States462,00046
4452Mohammad AraniUnited States321,00032
4453Shannon ShorrUnited States502,00050
4456Anthony ZinnoUnited States142,00014
4458Rok GostisaSlovenia211,00021
      
4461Brock WilsonUnited States187,00019
4462David PetersUnited States111,00011
4463Galen HallUnited States465,00047
4465Dylan LindeUnited States321,00032
4468Sean PerryUnited States486,00049
      
4471Chance KornuthUnited States570,00057
4473Eli BergUnited States324,00032
4474Tyler CornellUnited States414,00041
4476Erik SeidelUnited States512,00051
4477Nick PetrangeloUnited States200,00020
      
4481Dan ShakUnited States126,00013
4482James ChenTaiwan835,00084
4484Jared JaffeeUnited States465,00047
4486Ankush MandaviaUnited States553,00055
4487Ali ImsirovicBosnia & Herzegovina114,00011

Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

connorrichards • Level 8: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante
Jake Daniels us
Jake Daniels
us 1,182,000 1,182,000
Michael Liang us
Michael Liang
us 1,028,000 318,000
James Chen tw
James Chen
tw 835,000 120,000
Jake Schindler us
Jake Schindler
us 667,000 207,000
Clayton Kalisek us
Clayton Kalisek
us 610,000 165,000
Alexandros Theologis gr
Alexandros Theologis
gr 594,000 336,000
Giuseppe Iadisernia ve
Giuseppe Iadisernia
ve 577,000 577,000
Chance Kornuth us
Chance Kornuth
us 570,000 150,000
Ankush Mandavia us
Ankush Mandavia
us 553,000 -97,000
Brian Rast us
Brian Rast
us 551,000 246,000
Carlos Chadha us
Carlos Chadha
us 550,000 400,000
Mustapha Kanit it
Mustapha Kanit
Winamax Team Pro
it 526,000 264,000
Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
us 512,000 252,000
Shannon Shorr us
Shannon Shorr
us 502,000 232,000
Sean Perry us
Sean Perry
us 486,000 404,000
Darren Elias us
Darren Elias
us 481,000 481,000
Frank Funaro us
Frank Funaro
us 477,000 357,000
Jonathan Jaffe us
Jonathan Jaffe
us 476,000 -14,000
Paul Newey gb
Paul Newey
gb 473,000 323,000
Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
Winamax Team Pro
es 466,000 -38,000
Galen Hall us
Galen Hall
us 465,000 85,000
Jared Jaffee us
Jared Jaffee
us 465,000 117,000
Adam Hendrix us
Adam Hendrix
us 462,000 77,000
Tyler Cornell us
Tyler Cornell
us 414,000 414,000
Stanley Tang US
Stanley Tang
US 405,000 405,000

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Last Four Hands of the Night

ajlamers • Level 8: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante

The tournament clock has been paused with 10 minutes remaining in level 8 and each table will complete their final four hands of the night before the players bag up their chips.

Badziakouski Doubles With Big Slick

connorrichards • Level 8: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante
Mikita Badziakouski
Mikita Badziakouski

Mikita Badziakouski had just lost a big hand where he made a crying call on a queen-high board and mucked when his opponent showed pocket jacks. A few hands later, he was all-in for 63,000 in a heads-up pot.

Mikita Badziakouski: {a-Hearts}{k-Clubs}
Opponent: {7-Spades}{7-Hearts}

The board ran out {q-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} and Badziakouski secured a double with top pair.

Mikita Badziakouski by
Mikita Badziakouski
by 130,000 130,000

Tags: Mikita Badziakouski

Negreanu's Stack Added to Daniels'

ajlamers • Level 8: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante
Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu was still sitting on a shorter stack of just over 10 big blinds and he moved all in for just over 100,000 in early position. Chipleader, Jacob Daniels, was waiting in the cutoff and made the call when the action folded around.

Daniel Negreanu: {j-Spades}{j-Hearts}
Jacob Daniels: {k-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}

"Small cards!" Negreanu cheered as the dealer spread the flop of {9-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{4-Clubs}. Negreanu remained in the lead with his pair of jacks but the {q-Diamonds} on the turn gave Daniels a pair of queens. The {a-Hearts} on the river changed nothing and Negreanu sent his chips to the big stack of Daniels.

Jake Daniels us
Jake Daniels
us 1,260,000 190,000
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca Busted

Tags: Daniel NegreanuJacob Daniels

McKeehen Doubles Up Opponent

connorrichards • Level 8: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante
Joe McKeehen
Joe McKeehen

Joe McKeehen re-shoved when an opponent on the button went all-in for around 136,000 and the other player in the hand got out of the way.

Opponent: {j-Spades}{j-Clubs}
Joe McKeehen: {q-Hearts}{q-Clubs}

The flop of {9-Hearts}{5-Spades}{8-Spades} was safe for McKeehen but the {j-Hearts} on the turn gave his opponent a set; the {3-Hearts} on the river didn't change things. McKeehen was visibly shaken after the hand.

Joe McKeehen us
Joe McKeehen
us 220,000 -40,000

Daniels Hero Calls to Crack the Million Chip Mark

ajlamers • Level 8: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante

Picking up the action on the flop with the board reading {k-Clubs}{9-Spades}{4-Diamonds}, the action was on Jacob Daniels on the button who bet 17,000 into a pot of around 30,000. Eric Worre was in the big blind and check-raised to 50,000 which Daniels called.

The {9-Hearts} on the turn paired the board and Worre counted out a bet of 80,000. Daniels still tagged along to see the {2-Diamonds} on the river.

Worre paused for a minute before shoving his stack of 216,000 into the middle. Daniels asked for a count and thought for a moment as well. He eventually made the call and Worre flipped over {5-Spades}{5-Hearts}, knowing his pocket fives were no good at the time. Daniels tabled {k-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} for kings and nines to scoop a huge pot and climb into seven figures.

Jake Daniels us
Jake Daniels
us 1,070,000 640,000
Eric Worre us
Eric Worre
us Busted

Tags: Eric WorreJacob Daniels

A Chop and a Win for Negreanu

ajlamers • Level 8: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante

The action folded to Daniel Negreanu in the small blind who shoved all in for 51,000. Erik Seidel was in the big blind and made a hesitant call with {q-Clubs}{7-Spades} up against the {q-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} of Negreanu.

The board ran out {5-Spades}{5-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{3-Spades} and the players chopped the pot with two pair and a queen kicker.

In the next hand, there was a raise to 13,000 and Negreanu moved all-in for 55,000 this time. His opponent called and was in a dominating position.

Negreanu turned over {a-Spades}{10-Spades} but was in bad shape against the {a-Hearts}{q-Diamonds} of his opponent. However, the board of {9-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{9-Spades}{10-Clubs} favored Negreanu who scored a double up to stay alive.

Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 125,000 45,000

Tags: Daniel NegreanuErik Seidel