Day 3 completed
Day 3 completed
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
|1||Kathy Liebert||United States||21,000,000|
|2||Ben Sarnoff||United States||15,500,000|
|3||Eric Smidinger||United States||15,500,000|
|4||Alexander Hill||United States||12,500,000|
|7||Mark Pett||United States||8,675,000|
|8||Steven Himebaugh||United States||7,025,000|
|9||Patrick Martorella||United States||7,000,000|
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.
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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.
|TABLE/SEAT||PLAYER||COUNTRY||CHIP COUNT||BIG BLINDS|
|Silver 620/1||Andres Korn||Argentina||16,500,000||83|
|Silver 620/2||Mark Pett||United States||8,500,000||43|
|Silver 620/3||Jamal Sawaqdeh||United States||6,500,000||33|
|Silver 620/4||Patrick Martorella||United States||3,325,000||17|
|Silver 620/5||Kathy Liebert||United States||22,500,000||113|
|Silver 620/6||Valerii Lubenets||Ukraine||2,400,000||12|
|Silver 620/7||Eric Smidinger||United States||13,600,000||68|
|Silver 620/8||Alexander Hill||United States||14,125,000||71|
|Silver 620/9||Jan Pettersson||United Kingdom||8,100,000||41|
|Silver 628/1||Joseph Dagostino||United States||3,100,000||16|
|Silver 628/2||Charles Mitchell||United States||5,400,000||27|
|Silver 628/3||Ben Sarnoff||United States||14,200,000||71|
|Silver 628/4||Steven Himebaugh||United States||6,850,000||34|
|Silver 628/5||Biagio Morciano||Italy||6,250,000||31|
|Silver 628/6||Brian Brunner||United States||6,250,000||31|
|Silver 628/7||John Fones||United States||5,250,000||26|
|Silver 628/8||Danny Panagatos||United States||4,050,000||20|
|Silver 628/9||Domenico Scalamogna||Canada||7,500,000||38|
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.
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.
The flop came which gave Brunner trip aces and Baily was still drawing to diamonds.
However, the board ran out and Bailey had to settle for 19th place.
Action was picked up on the turn with a board of 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.
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 , providing no help. Hill scooped the pot while Littlewood exited the tournament in 20th place, good for a cash of $27,271.
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.
Smidinger was ahead already and improved by pairing his ten on the flop. The turn and river were of no help to either player, and Burri was eliminated in 21st place for a cash of $27,271.
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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.
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Andres Korn opened before James Kennedy moved all in. Korn made the snap-call with Kennedy covered and they were off to the races.
Kennedy was ahead, but that changed quickly on the flop, as Korn made a pair. The turn improved Korn to trips, before the 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.