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Event #17: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball
Day 1 completed

James Opie Leads The Way In Event #17 $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball

ChrisBean • Level 10
James Opie
James Opie

Day 1 of Event #17: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball at the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) in its new home at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas is in the books with James Opie leading the way with 196,500 chips. Opie will hope to convert his lead to win the prestigious WSOP gold bracelet and $164,243 first-place prize money.

Opie has two previous WSOP cashes finishing 72nd in $1,500 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo ($2,399) and 20th in $1,500 H.O.R.S.E ($5,845). The player from Pinehurst, Texas, stealthily crept up the leaderboard to take the overnight chip lead.

Event #17: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball Top 10 Chip Counts

PlacePlayerCountryChips
1James OpieUnited States196,500
2Robert CampbellAustralia177,000
3Kenny HsiungUnited States173,000
4Kimberly StoneUnited States167,500
5Jonas MackoffCanada166,500
6Alex EpsteinUnited States165,000
7Sumir MathurUnited States160,000
8Paul MartinoUnited States150,500
9David FunkhouserUnited States146,500
10Hasan KuralUnited States145,000

The 2019 GPI Breakout Player of the Year Robert Campbell is in second place. The Australian, who has two WSOP gold bracelets to his name, bagged 177,000 and will be eyeing a third bracelet. Another bracelet winner makes up the top three with Cincinnati's Kenny Hsiung on 173,000 chips.

Of the 309 entries that generated a prize pool of $687,525, more than half were eliminated with only 147 making it to Day 2. They will return to the felt at Bally's Event Center at 2 p.m. local time on Thursday, June 9th.

The ladies were in charge of this tournament from start to finish with Christina Hill and Lynda Tran vying for the chip lead in the early stages, but Kimberly Stone was ever-present at the top of the leaderboard and is in fourth place with 167,500 chips. The former poker room manager and owner of the Lone Star Poker Series dominated her table and was the first player to surpass 100,000 chips.

Last year's winner Vladimir Peck did not return to defend his title, but last year's runner-up Venkata Tayi made it to Day 2. He will have a lot of work to do to make it to the final table for a second year after bagging only 17,500 chips at the end of Day 1.

There were plenty of notable names entering the fray to earn some valuable POY points.Daniel Negreanu, Shaun Deeb, and Galen Hall will have comfortable stacks on Day 2, however, Allen Kessler, Barry Greenstein, and David "Bakes" Baker all had early exits.

Join the PokerNews live reporting team at 2:00 p.m. on June 9th as we bring you all the action from Bally's and Paris Las Vegas from this star-studded event.

Tags: Allen KesslerBarry GreensteinChristina HillDaniel NegreanuGalen HallJames OpieKenny HsiungKimberly StoneLynda TranRobert CampbellShaun DeebVenkata TayiVladimir Peck

Seat Draw For Day 2

YorkshirePud • Level 10
CasinoTableSeatPlayerCountryChips
Bally's4831Yosif NawabiUnited States75,500
Bally's4832Daniel WeinmanUnited States52,000
Bally's4833Kristijonas AndrulisLithuania20,222
Bally's4834Joshua ThatcherUnited States135,000
Bally's4835Nathan DewittUnited States83,000
Bally's4836Corey EmeryUnited States39,500
      
Bally's4841David FunkhouserUnited States146,500
Bally's4842Andy JehUnited States30,000
Bally's4843Brandon CantuUnited States66,500
Bally's4844Anatolii ZyrinRussia47,000
Bally's4845Vasu AmarapuUnited States91,000
Bally's4846Ralph PerryUnited States73,000
      
Bally's4851Richard AshbyUnited Kingdom70,500
Bally's4852Nam Le (Tustin)United States105,000
Bally's4853Tom SchneiderUnited States57,500
Bally's4854Hernan SalazarUnited States56,000
Bally's4855Joao VieiraPortugal79,500
Bally's4856Andrew BrownUnited States34,000
      
Bally's4911Jorge WalkerUnited States95,000
Bally's4912Mo FathipourUnited States105,000
Bally's4913Bariscan BetilUnited States85,500
Bally's4914Alex EpsteinUnited States165,000
Bally's4915Ilkka HeikkilaFinland43,300
Bally's4916Patrick LeonardUnited Kingdom128,500
      
Bally's4921Benny GlaserUnited Kingdom32,500
Bally's4922Brian YoonUnited States75,000
Bally's4923Jared BleznickUnited States73,000
Bally's4924John EspositoUnited States60,000
Bally's4925Daniel NegreanuCanada95,000
Bally's4926Yuebin GuoUnited States144,000
      
Bally's4931Thao ThiemUnited States70,500
Bally's4932Danny WongUnited States141,500
Bally's4933Schuyler ThorntonUnited States98,000
Bally's4934DID NOT REPORT 2 1
Bally's4935Valentin LitaUnited States102,000
Bally's4936Jon TurnerUnited States120,500
      
Bally's4991Shawn BuchananCanada107,000
Bally's4992David BellUnited States70,500
Bally's4993Donny RubinsteinUnited States97,000
Bally's4994Brant HaleUnited States131,000
Bally's4995Christina HillUnited States35,000
Bally's4996Matthew SchultzUnited States49,000
      
Bally's5001Travis PearsonUnited States114,000
Bally's5002Yosh NakanoUnited States65,000
Bally's5003Maury BarrettUnited States124,500
Bally's5004Marco JohnsonUnited States107,000
Bally's5005Bruno FitoussiFrance36,000
Bally's5006Kenny HsiungUnited States173,000
      
Bally's5011Galen HallUnited States73,500
Bally's5012Noah BronsteinUnited States67,000
Bally's5013Luis VeladorUnited States137,000
Bally's5014John PratherUnited States17,500
Bally's5015Max KruseGermany122,000
Bally's5016Daniel StarkeyUnited States67,000
      
Bally's5021Andrew KelsallUnited States79,500
Bally's5023Alejandro TorresUnited States96,000
Bally's5024Jason YeungUnited States83,000
Bally's5025Mark GregorichUnited States49,000
Bally's5026George ShahrezayUnited States32,500
      
Bally's5092Paul MartinoUnited States150,500
Bally's5093Kimberly StoneUnited States167,500
Bally's5094Jason SuUnited States96,000
Bally's5095Kendall FukumotoUnited States81,000
Bally's5096Jonathan LynnUnited States83,500
      
Bally's5101Michael MoedUnited States29,000
Bally's5102Domnick SarleUnited States136,000
Bally's5103Philip EismanUnited States81,500
Bally's5104Cody EspesethUnited States57,000
Bally's5105Kyle MiholichUnited States79,000
Bally's5106John BunchUnited States21,000
      
Bally's5111Nicholas PupilloUnited States104,500
Bally's5112Robert Campbell (AU)Australia177,000
Bally's5113Edward SuhUnited States118,500
Bally's5114Steve ZolotowUnited States60,500
Bally's5115Christopher RomanUnited States35,000
Bally's5116Venkata TayiUnited States17,000
      
Bally's5121Ayman QutamiUnited States60,000
Bally's5123Dilip RavindranIndia102,500
Bally's5124Michael Taylor (AZ)United States87,000
Bally's5125John MonnetteUnited States100,000
Bally's5126Matthew SchreiberUnited States145,000
      
Bally's5191Brandon Shack-HarrisUnited States111,500
Bally's5192Joshua RhodesUnited States36,000
Bally's5193Josh DammUnited States28,000
Bally's5194William O'NeilUnited States111,000
Bally's5195Ari EngelUnited States120,000
Bally's5196Sumir MathurUnited States160,000
      
Bally's5201Jerry WongUnited States128,500
Bally's5202Jeff LennonUnited States82,500
Bally's5203Lylan DoUnited States132,500
Bally's5204Jeffrey WeinerUnited States50,000
Bally's5205John TorrezUnited States91,000
Bally's5206Hye ParkUnited States67,500
      
Bally's5211Tamon NakamuraJapan51,000
Bally's5212Steven DaoudUnited States24,000
Bally's5213Scotty NguyenUnited States45,500
Bally's5214Jason RiesenbergUnited States62,000
Bally's5215Ralph RuddUnited States21,000
Bally's5216Ren LinUnited States74,000
      
Bally's5221Tobias SchwechtAustria64,000
Bally's5222Nicholas MarsicoUnited States82,500
Bally's5223Nick GuagentiUnited States53,000
Bally's5224Hasan KuralUnited States146,000
Bally's5225Yehuda BuchalterUnited States131,000
Bally's5226Sean AkhaviUnited States20,000
      
Bally's5282Daniel StrelitzUnited States51,500
Bally's5283Joseph CoudenUnited States102,500
Bally's5284Jonas MackoffCanada166,500
Bally's5285Kevin GerhartUnited States53,000
Bally's5286Craig ChaitUnited States80,000
      
Bally's5291Dan ShakUnited States1
Bally's5292DID NOT REPORT 1 32,000
Bally's5293Yueqi ZhuUnited States52,500
Bally's5294Nissen OsterneckUnited States118,500
Bally's5295Brian BrunnerUnited States61,500
Bally's5296Ian ChanCanada73,000
      
Bally's5301Peter DirksenUnited States44,000
Bally's5302Cary KatzUnited States64,000
Bally's5303James OpieUnited States196,500
Bally's5304Roberto MarinUnited States122,000
Bally's5305Phuong TranUnited States44,000
Bally's5306Larry TullUnited States5,000
      
Bally's5311Dylan SmithCanada53,000
Bally's5312Joshua FarisUnited States81,500
Bally's5313Randy OhelUnited States68,000
Bally's5314Pawel AndrzejewskiUnited States26,000
Bally's5315Meikle PartinUnited States67,500
Bally's5316Jesse HamptonUnited States131,500
      
Bally's5321Frank KasselaUnited States78,500
Bally's5322Steven WolanskyUnited States40,000
Bally's5323Yuichi KanaiJapan82,000
Bally's5324Evan MooreUnited States46,000
Bally's5325Shaun DeebUnited States71,500
Bally's5326Michael SchmitzGermany10,000

Official End of Day Chip Counts (full)

YorkshirePud • Level 10
James Opie us
James Opie
us 196,500 196,500
Robert Campbell au
Robert Campbell
au 177,000 14,500
Kenny Hsiung us
Kenny Hsiung
us 173,000 173,000
Kimberly Stone us
Kimberly Stone
us 167,500 -500
Jonas Mackoff ca
Jonas Mackoff
ca 166,500 15,500
Alex Epstein us
Alex Epstein
us 165,000 165,000
Sumir Mathur US
Sumir Mathur
US 160,000 160,000
Paul Martino US
Paul Martino
US 150,500 150,500
David Funkhouser us
David Funkhouser
us 146,500 146,500
Hasan Kural us
Hasan Kural
us 146,000 146,000
Matthew Schreiber us
Matthew Schreiber
us 145,000 145,000
Yuebin Guo us
Yuebin Guo
us 144,000 144,000
Danny Wong us
Danny Wong
us 141,500 9,500
Luis Velador mx
Luis Velador
mx 137,000 137,000
Domnick Sarle us
Domnick Sarle
us 136,000 136,000
Joshua Thatcher us
Joshua Thatcher
us 135,000 103,000
Lylan Do US
Lylan Do
US 132,500 132,500
Jesse Hampton us
Jesse Hampton
us 131,500 88,100
Brant Hale us
Brant Hale
us 131,000 131,000
Yehuda Buchalter us
Yehuda Buchalter
us 131,000 50,500
Jerry Wong us
Jerry Wong
us 128,500 128,500
Patrick Leonard gb
Patrick Leonard
gb 128,500 20,500
Maury Barrett us
Maury Barrett
us 124,500 124,500
Roberto Marin us
Roberto Marin
us 122,000 122,000
Max Kruse de
Max Kruse
de 122,000 122,000

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Four More Hands

• Level 10

With 10 minutes left on the clock, the tournament director has announced that players will play four more hands before bagging up for tomorrow.

Bleznick Goes for Glory

• Level 10
Jared Bleznick
Jared Bleznick

A-5

Joshua Faris raised from the button before action folded around to Jared Bleznick in the big blind.

"Come on, you owe me one," pushed Faris.

"Alright, should I do it? I'm going to do it," laughed Bleznick.

"What, draw five?" asked Faris as Bleznick lifted up all five of his cards.

"What, you said I owe you one!" said Bleznick. "Yeah, PokerNews, can you yell this? I'm drawing five. Just tell me you're not pat, I'll fold if you're pat."

Bleznick, true to his word, took five cards. Faris took one. Bleznick checked before looking at his new hand. Faris continued with a bet.

"I'm going to raise you once," and Bleznick put in the second bet.

Faris was a bit surprised, but after assessing the situation, went for the third bet. Bleznick called.

"I swear to god if you win this hand," exclaimed Faris.

Bleznick took two and Faris stood pat. Bleznick checked and Faris bet again. While Bleznick was thinking, Faris started to contemplate life.

"I swear to god, if you win this hand, I'm going to give you $1,000. I'll give you $1,000 out of my pocket."

"Whoa, big stakes. That makes me want to fold. Alright, I fold. Show me a six? Just show me."

Faris wasn't playing along, though, and mucked his cards without letting the world know what they were.

"I'm playing like s#@t and I've still got 90,000," Bleznick said before the hand started.

Jared Bleznick us
Jared Bleznick
us 88,000 63,000
Joshua Faris us
Joshua Faris
us 72,000 72,000

Tags: Jared BleznickJoshua Faris

Level: 10

Blinds 1,000-2,000
Limits 2,000-4,000

Esposito Gets Lots of Bets In

• Level 9
John Esposito
John Esposito

Badugi

The player in the cutoff raised before finding a three-bet from John Esposito on the button. The out-of-position player made the call. The opener stood pat, and Esposito drew one.

"Again?" said Esposito.

After the first draw, the cutoff player led into Espositio. Esposito eyed his opponent's short stack.

"I've got about 11,000," he told Esposito.

"Alright, raise," said Esposito. Four bets were put in before going to the second draw.

Now, both players drew one card. The player in the cutoff check-called a bet from Esposito.

On the final draw, the cutoff player drew one and Esposito stood pat. Esposito got one final bet in before showing the {k-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{3-Clubs}{2-Hearts} for the badugi and the winner.

John Esposito us
John Esposito
us 85,500 17,500

Tags: John Esposito