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Event #5: $500 The Housewarming No-Limit Hold'em
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Event #5: $500 The Housewarming No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1a completed

Justin Liberto Leads 147 Surviving Players on Day 1a of Event #5: $500 Housewarming

AndrewK47 • Level 22: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
Justin Liberto
Justin Liberto

A total of 3,373 poker players turned out on Day 1a in the first of four flights of the Event #5: $500 The Housewarming No-Limit Hold'em at the 2022 World Series of Poker in its new home at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas.

The massive field contributed $1,416,660 to the prize pool, so the event is on pace to surpass its $5,000,000 guarantee by a considerable amount.

Event #5: $500 The Housewarming Day 1A Top 10 Chip Counts

PlacePlayerCountryChips
1Justin LibertoUnited States4,225,000
2Jordan HuftyUnited States3,765,000
3Maury BarrettUnited States2,920,000
4Larry SerebryanyUnited States2,750,000
5Alexandre VuilleumierSwitzerland2,700,000
6Frederick BrownUnited States2,615,000
7Gregory SnyderUnited States2,400,000
8Clifford ConnersUnited States2,375,000
9Jonathan WilliamsUnited States2,375,000
10Jen-Yue ChiangUnited States2,320,000

After 22 levels of play, WSOP bracelet winner Justin Liberto is the commanding chip leader with 4,255,000. Other players near the top of the leaderboard include Jordan Hufty (3,750,000), Clifford Conners (2,375,000), and Jonathan Williams (2,370,000).

Liberto won a bracelet in 2015 in the $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Six-Handed event, and he will return on Day 2 to continue his quest for a second WSOP title.

Elsewhere on Day 1a, Allen Kessler hit the rail after the bubble when he got his stack in with ace-jack, but his opponent made a flush with once dominated queen-jack. Katie Kopp also took her shot a day after winning the first bracelet in Event #1: $500 Casino Employees Event. However, Kopp didn’t find a bag for Day 2, but she will have three more opportunities in the remaining flights.

Other runners that cashed but fell short of Day 2 included James Romero, Maria Konnikova and WSOP bracelet winner Stephen Song. Notables who fell throughout the day included bracelet winners Howard Mash, Ryan Laplante and Women in Poker Hall of Fame member Kathy Liebert.

Cards go in the air for Day 1b at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, and the second of four flights will once again play 22 30-minute levels. Surviving players from all flights will return for Day 2 on Monday, June 6 at 10:00 a.m.

Be sure to keep it with the PokerNews live reporting team for coverage of your favorite events from the floor at the 2022 WSOP at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas.

Tags: Allen KesslerClifford ConnersHoward MashJames RomeroJonathan WilliamsJordan HuftyJustin LibertoKathy LiebertKatie KoppMaria KonnikovaRyan LaplanteStephen Song

End-of-Day 1a Chip Counts (full)

YorkshirePud • Level 22: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
Justin Liberto us
Justin Liberto
us 4,255,000
Jordan Hufty us
Jordan Hufty
us 3,765,000 15,000
Maury Barrett us
Maury Barrett
us 2,920,000 2,920,000
Larry Serebryany us
Larry Serebryany
us 2,750,000 150,000
Alexandre Vuilleumier ch
Alexandre Vuilleumier
ch 2,700,000
Frederick Brown us
Frederick Brown
us 2,615,000 2,615,000
Gregory Snyder US
Gregory Snyder
US 2,400,000 2,400,000
Clifford Conners us
Clifford Conners
us 2,375,000
Jonathan Williams us
Jonathan Williams
us 2,375,000 5,000
Jen-Yue Chiang us
Jen-Yue Chiang
us 2,320,000 2,320,000
Frederick Knecht US
Frederick Knecht
US 2,285,000 2,285,000
Sean Pitzer US
Sean Pitzer
US 2,265,000 2,265,000
Alain Derrives FR
Alain Derrives
FR 2,195,000
Xavier Feris US
Xavier Feris
US 2,185,000 2,185,000
Yorick Cohen FR
Yorick Cohen
FR 2,165,000 2,165,000
Nicholas Biddle US
Nicholas Biddle
US 2,105,000 2,105,000
Paul Dewald us
Paul Dewald
us 1,975,000
Mihaly Lukacs US
Mihaly Lukacs
US 1,960,000 1,960,000
Huy Pham vn
Huy Pham
vn 1,920,000 1,920,000
Keith Hudson us
Keith Hudson
us 1,920,000 1,920,000
Pavel Ivan us
Pavel Ivan
us 1,875,000 125,000
Scott Baumstein us
Scott Baumstein
us 1,820,000 1,820,000
Anthony Marquez us
Anthony Marquez
us 1,810,000 9,990
Anton Perkovic us
Anton Perkovic
us 1,785,000 1,785,000
David Zarrin us
David Zarrin
us 1,760,000 1,760,000

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Selected End of Day Chip Counts

veunstyle72 • Level 22: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
Justin Liberto us
Justin Liberto
us 4,255,000 4,255,000
Jordan Hufty us
Jordan Hufty
us 3,750,000 3,750,000
Alexandre Vuilleumier ch
Alexandre Vuilleumier
ch 2,700,000 2,700,000
Larry Serebryany us
Larry Serebryany
us 2,600,000 -500,000
Clifford Conners us
Clifford Conners
us 2,375,000 1,708,000
Jonathan Williams us
Jonathan Williams
us 2,370,000 1,305,000
Jen Yui Chiang US
Jen Yui Chiang
US 2,320,000 2,320,000
Alain Derrives FR
Alain Derrives
FR 2,195,000 460,000
Anthony Marquez us
Anthony Marquez
us 1,800,010 600,010
Tim Reilly us
Tim Reilly
us 1,500,000 100,000
William Zaiss US
William Zaiss
US 1,455,000 1,455,000
Steven Touitou fr
Steven Touitou
fr 770,000 510,000
Tyler Patterson us
Tyler Patterson
us 305,000 -630,000

Play Comes To An End

NicholasBaltz • Level 22: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante

After a grueling day that saw more than 3,300 players enter, just 147 have found a bag to advance to Day 2. Players who did not bag today will have three more flights to do so.

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

Nhat Pham Had Kings Cracked

veunstyle72 • Level 22: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante

Another three-way all-in hand just took place. This time, Nhat Pham held {k-Clubs}{k-Hearts} and almost 500,000 chips and was pretty confident when he saw {a-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} for Wordofa Endale Tolosa, who had 650,000, and {a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} for Stephen Moss, who had 360,000.

But the board of {a-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{q-Hearts}{4-Hearts} gave two pair for Moss.

Nhat Pham was eliminated but didn't forget to say that he had a lot of fun today, while Moss is now armed with more than a million chips.

Stephen Moss us
Stephen Moss
us 1,080,000 830,000
Wordofa Endale Tolosa US
Wordofa Endale Tolosa
US 300,000 300,000
Nhat Pham us
Nhat Pham
us Busted

Tags: Nhat PhamStephen Moss

Four More Hands

NicholasBaltz • Level 22: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante

The clock has been paused and four more hands have been announced.

Triple Up For Eric Tea With The Worst Hand

veunstyle72 • Level 22: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante

After a raise from Stephen Moss in the cutoff, Eric Tea took his chance for his last 100,000.

Right after him, in the big blind, Jorge Kiriakidis announced all-in for 390,000. Stephen Moss thought for a while before calling, meaning three players were all-in.

Eric Tea: {a-Clubs}{7-Clubs}
Stephen Moss: {a-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}
Jorge Kiriakidis: {a-Hearts}{10-Spades}

The dealer spread a board reading {6-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}, which gave Tea a pair of sevens. The French player tripled up, while the side pot went to the player from Venezuela, who seemed also very happy with this.

Jorge Kiriakidis VE
Jorge Kiriakidis
VE 625,000 625,000
Eric Tea FR
Eric Tea
FR 340,000 -200,000
Stephen Moss us
Stephen Moss
us 250,000 -570,000

Konnikova Can't Catch A Ten

NicholasBaltz • Level 22: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
Maria Konnikova
Maria Konnikova

Maria Konnikova was all in and at risk preflop for the last of her 680,000.

Maria Konnikova: {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs}
Opponnent: {j-Spades}{j-Hearts}

Konnikova was looking for help but the {8-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{6-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} was not what she needed as she exits late in the day.

Maria Konnikova us
Maria Konnikova
us Busted

Tags: Maria Konnikova

One More Level

NicholasBaltz • Level 22: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante

This will be the last level of play tonight. The board currently shows 180 remaining players.

All those who end up bagging tonight will return on Monday, June 6, for Day 2.