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Event #47: $1,000 Seniors Championship
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Event #47: $1,000 Seniors Championship
Day 3 completed

Kathy Liebert Leads the Pack After Day 3 in Event #47: $1,000 Seniors Championship No-Limit Hold'em

mattohalloran • Level 31: 100,000-200,000, 200,000 ante
Kathy Liebert
Kathy Liebert

It was an exciting day of play for the seniors in Event #47: $1,000 Seniors Championship No-Limit Hold'em at the 2022 WSOP at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas. The field had been whittled down from 7,188 combined entries from the two starting flights, to just 198 seniors left to start Day 3. When it was time to bag, just 18 remained in contention for the bracelet.

Kathy Liebert bagged the biggest stack at the end of the night, with 21,000,000. Liebert was running hot all day, getting dealt pocket aces five different times, at one point running her stack up to over double the next biggest in the field. Liebert will hope to ride her big stack and lucky streak to her second WSOP bracelet.

She has just one fellow bracelet holder left in the field, Argentinian Andres Korn. Korn bagged one of the bigger stacks at the end of the night at 10,550,000. Other big stacks included Americans Alexander Hill (12,500,000), Eric Smidinger (13,275,000) and Day 2 chip leader Ben Sarnoff (15,500,000).

The remaining field is predominantly American but does include Australian Jan Pettersson (10,525,000), Canadian Domenico Scalamogna (6,350,000), Italian Biagio Morciano (6,000,000), and Ukranian Valerii Lubenets, who bagged just 175,000 at the end of the night, less than one big blind when play resumes.

Event #47: $1,000 Seniors Championship Top Ten Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip Count
1Kathy LiebertUnited States21,000,000
2Ben SarnoffUnited States15,500,000
3Eric SmidingerUnited States15,500,000
4Alexander HillUnited States12,500,000
5Andres KornArgentina10,550,000
6Jan PetterssonAustrailia10,550,000
7Mark PettUnited States8,675,000
8Steven HimebaughUnited States7,025,000
9Patrick MartorellaUnited States7,000,000
10Domenico ScalamognaCanada6,350,000

Players will return for Day 4 on June 26th at 11 a.m. local time. They will play until just five seniors remain. Those five will then return for the final table on Day 5 on June 27th, restart time to be determined.

Be sure to stay tuned into PokerNews for live coverage of this and all other events at the 2022 World Series of Poker.

Tags: Alexander HillAndres KornBen SarnoffBiagio MorcianoDomenico ScalamognaEric SmidingerJan PetterssonKathy LiebertValerii Lubenets

End of Day Chip Counts

blaisebourgeois • Level 31: 100,000-200,000, 200,000 ante

Day 3 play has concluded. The 18 players remaining will come back at 11 a.m. local time tomorrow (Sunday).

Kathy Liebert leads the way with 21,000,000 while Valerii Lubenets will come back with only 175,000 chips as he suffered a brutal bad beat on the river just minutes before the end of the day. Lubenets lost to a rivered straight after he was in with ace-king against ace-jack pre-flop against Patrick Martorella.

A full recap of the day's events will be posted shortly.

Kathy Liebert us
Kathy Liebert
us 21,000,000 -1,500,000
Ben Sarnoff us
Ben Sarnoff
us 15,500,000 1,300,000
Eric Smidinger us
Eric Smidinger
us 13,275,000 -325,000
Alexander Hill us
Alexander Hill
us 12,500,000 -1,625,000
Andres Korn ar
Andres Korn
ar 10,550,000 -5,950,000
Jan Pettersson au
Jan Pettersson
au 10,525,000 2,425,000
Mark Pett us
Mark Pett
us 8,675,000 175,000
Steven Himebaugh us
Steven Himebaugh
us 7,025,000 175,000
Patrick Martorella us
Patrick Martorella
us 7,000,000 3,675,000
Domenico Scalamogna CA
Domenico Scalamogna
CA 6,350,000 -1,150,000
Biagio Morciano it
Biagio Morciano
it 6,000,000 -250,000
Jamal Sawaqdeh us
Jamal Sawaqdeh
us 5,400,000 -1,100,000
Charles Mitchell us
Charles Mitchell
us 5,225,000 -175,000
Brian Brunner us
Brian Brunner
us 5,200,000 -1,050,000
Joseph Dagostino US
Joseph Dagostino
US 4,800,000 1,700,000
Danny Panagatos us
Danny Panagatos
us 4,150,000 100,000
John Fones US
John Fones
US 2,075,000 -3,175,000
Valerii Lubenets ua
Valerii Lubenets
ua 175,000 -2,225,000

Tags: Kathy LiebertPatrick MartorellaValerii Lubenets

Two-Table Redraw (full)

blaisebourgeois • Level 31: 100,000-200,000, 200,000 ante
TABLE/SEATPLAYERCOUNTRYCHIP COUNTBIG BLINDS
Silver 620/1Andres KornArgentina16,500,00083
Silver 620/2Mark PettUnited States8,500,00043
Silver 620/3Jamal SawaqdehUnited States6,500,00033
Silver 620/4Patrick MartorellaUnited States3,325,00017
Silver 620/5Kathy LiebertUnited States22,500,000113
Silver 620/6Valerii LubenetsUkraine2,400,00012
Silver 620/7Eric SmidingerUnited States13,600,00068
Silver 620/8Alexander HillUnited States14,125,00071
Silver 620/9Jan PetterssonUnited Kingdom8,100,00041
     
Silver 628/1Joseph DagostinoUnited States3,100,00016
Silver 628/2Charles MitchellUnited States5,400,00027
Silver 628/3Ben SarnoffUnited States14,200,00071
Silver 628/4Steven HimebaughUnited States6,850,00034
Silver 628/5Biagio MorcianoItaly6,250,00031
Silver 628/6Brian BrunnerUnited States6,250,00031
Silver 628/7John FonesUnited States5,250,00026
Silver 628/8Danny PanagatosUnited States4,050,00020
Silver 628/9Domenico ScalamognaCanada7,500,00038
Kathy Liebert us
Kathy Liebert
us 22,500,000 -500,000
Andres Korn ar
Andres Korn
ar 16,500,000 7,000,000
Ben Sarnoff us
Ben Sarnoff
us 14,200,000 -4,200,000
Alexander Hill us
Alexander Hill
us 14,125,000
Eric Smidinger us
Eric Smidinger
us 13,600,000 1,100,000
Mark Pett us
Mark Pett
us 8,500,000 2,800,000
Jan Pettersson au
Jan Pettersson
au 8,100,000 -2,100,000
Domenico Scalamogna CA
Domenico Scalamogna
CA 7,500,000 2,950,000
Steven Himebaugh us
Steven Himebaugh
us 6,850,000 3,100,000
Jamal Sawaqdeh us
Jamal Sawaqdeh
us 6,500,000 3,750,000
Biagio Morciano it
Biagio Morciano
it 6,250,000 -850,000
Brian Brunner us
Brian Brunner
us 6,250,000
Charles Mitchell us
Charles Mitchell
us 5,400,000 -600,000
John Fones US
John Fones
US 5,250,000 -7,250,000
Danny Panagatos us
Danny Panagatos
us 4,050,000 450,000
Patrick Martorella us
Patrick Martorella
us 3,325,000 -1,875,000
Joseph Dagostino US
Joseph Dagostino
US 3,100,000 225,000
Valerii Lubenets ua
Valerii Lubenets
ua 2,400,000 200,000

Alex Foxen Scratches Name Off List of "Best Without a Bracelet" w/ Big Win in $250K SHR!

Chad_Holloway • Level 31: 100,000-200,000, 200,000 ante
Alex Foxen
Alex Foxen

The 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Event #50: $250,000 Super High Roller, the biggest buy-in of the summer, began with 56 entrants, and on Saturday the final eight returned to play down to a winner and their piece of a $13,944,000 prize pool. Alex Foxen began as the chip leader, and it took him just five hours to go wire-to-wire on his way to his first gold bracelet, and the $4,563,700 top prize, a new career-high.

“It really means a lot to me. It’s kind of been a monkey on the back. I’ve always wanted a bracelet. I’ve had some close spots and always been disappointed … this feels like a really special one to get my first in,” said Foxen, who was just one of three players at the final table without a bracelet. “To me, what means the most is consistent performance at the highest stakes. This is one of those, so it feels really good.”

Prior to the win, Foxen had just shy of $22 million in lifetime earnings, including a prior career-best $2,160,000 for finishing second in the 2018 Super High Roller Bowl.

Click here to learn more about Foxen's big win!

Jonathan Bailey Eliminated in 19th Place ($27,271)

blaisebourgeois • Level 31: 100,000-200,000, 200,000 ante
Jonathan Bailey
Jonathan Bailey

Alexander Hill opened from the cutoff to 800,000 and Brian Brunner shoved his stack of 4,725,000 into the middle. Jonathan Bailey only had 325,000 remaining behind his 200,000 big blind and tossed it in. Hill folded.

Jonathan Bailey: {6-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}
Brian Brunner: {a-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}

The flop came {a-Spades}{a-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} which gave Brunner trip aces and Baily was still drawing to diamonds.

However, the board ran out {8-Hearts}{6-Clubs} and Bailey had to settle for 19th place.

Alexander Hill us
Alexander Hill
us 14,125,000 2,325,000
Brian Brunner us
Brian Brunner
us 6,250,000 3,725,000
Jonathan Bailey US
Jonathan Bailey
US Busted

Tags: Alexander HillBrian BrunnerJonathan Bailey

Keith Littlewood Eliminated in 20th Place ($27,271)

mattohalloran • Level 31: 100,000-200,000, 200,000 ante
Keith Littlewood
Keith Littlewood

Action was picked up on the turn with a board of {4-Clubs}{j-Hearts}{a-Hearts}{a-Spades} and around 1,500,000 already in the pot.

Alexander Hill moved all in with his opponent covered, and got a call from Keith Littlewood.

Keith Littlewood: {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}
Alexander Hill: {j-Clubs}{j-Spades}

Littlewood had trip aces, but they were no good against Hill's full house, but he could still survive with an ace or a queen on the river. Instead, that river came the {3-Diamonds}, providing no help. Hill scooped the pot while Littlewood exited the tournament in 20th place, good for a cash of $27,271.

Alexander Hill us
Alexander Hill
us 11,800,000 6,900,000
Keith Littlewood gb
Keith Littlewood
gb Busted

Tags: Alexander HillKeith Littlewood

Thomas Burri Eliminated in 21st Place ($27,271)

mattohalloran • Level 31: 100,000-200,000, 200,000 ante
Thomas Burri
Thomas Burri

Eric Smidinger opened from early position for 450,000. Thomas Burri moved all in from the big blind, and Smidinger called.

"I was hoping you would fold," Burri, the small stack, said as they tabled their hands.

Thomas Burri: {a-Hearts}{6-Clubs}
Eric Smidinger: {a-Spades}{10-Clubs}

Smidinger was ahead already and improved by pairing his ten on the {10-Hearts}{2-Spades}{j-Diamonds} flop. The {5-Hearts} turn and {8-Spades} river were of no help to either player, and Burri was eliminated in 21st place for a cash of $27,271.

Eric Smidinger us
Eric Smidinger
us 12,500,000 1,900,000
Thomas Burri US
Thomas Burri
US Busted

Tags: Eric SmidingerThomas Burri

Last Chance to Register for the Golden Nugget Hosting $1,100 Buy-In, $1,000,000 GTD PokerNews Cup!

Chad_Holloway • Level 31: 100,000-200,000, 200,000 ante
PokerNews Cup Golden Nugget
PokerNews Cup Golden Nugget

This weekend, Golden Nugget Las Vegas is playing host to the $1,100 buy-in, $1,000,000 Guaranteed PokerNews Cup that will run from June 24-28.

The tournament featured three starting flights, but now only one remains! The third and final flight will begin at 11 a.m. PT on Sunday, June 26. The surviving players from each flight will return at Noon on Monday, June 27 to play down to the final table, which will play out at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28.

PokerNews will be on-site throughout the duration to offer live updates, videos, social media content, and more.

Find out all about this can't-miss event!

James Kennedy Eliminated in 22nd Place ($27,271)

mattohalloran • Level 31: 100,000-200,000, 200,000 ante
James Kennedy
James Kennedy

Andres Korn opened before James Kennedy moved all in. Korn made the snap-call with Kennedy covered and they were off to the races.

James Kennedy: {a-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}
Andres Korn: {j-Diamonds}{10-Spades}

Kennedy was ahead, but that changed quickly on the {j-Spades}{5-Clubs}{9-Spades} flop, as Korn made a pair. The {j-Hearts} turn improved Korn to trips, before the {j-Clubs} came on the river to give him quads. Kennedy was there with just ace high, and was promptly eliminated in 22nd place for a payout of $27,271.

Andres Korn ar
Andres Korn
ar 9,500,000 750,000
James Kennedy us
James Kennedy
us Busted

Tags: Andres KornJames Kennedy