Day 2 completed
Day 2 completed
Day 2 of the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Event #54: $500 Salute to Warriors began with 498 players returning from the 3,209-entry field. By the end of the night, just 21 players remained with James Todd and his stack of 20 million leading the way.
Todd got a good deal of his chips in the last level of the night when he scored a double elimination. It happened when Dennis Booze raised with tens, Michael Vaverka jammed with pocket queens, and Todd woke up with two black aces in the small blind. He reraised, Booze shoved, and Todd both called and held to vault up the counts.
Others to survive the night were Rigoberto Rodriguez (14,950,000), Todd Saffron (11,900,000), Elias Neto (9,200,000), poker vlogger Matt Vaughan (7,750,000), Richard Alati (5,225,000), Marco Petrusch (4,925,000), and Scott Shafman (2,625,000).
Event #54: $500 Salute to Warriors Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||James Todd||United States||20,000,000||50|
|2||Rigoberto Rodriguez||United States||14,950,000||37|
|3||Todd Saffron||United States||11,900,000||30|
|4||Nicholas Sena-Hopkins||United States||10,305,000||26|
|5||Zyad Qasem||United States||10,000,000||25|
|6||Patrick Pilko||United States||9,900,000||25|
|7||Brett Coltman||United States||9,300,000||23|
|9||Matthew Vaughan||United States||7,750,000||19|
|10||Richard Strainis||United States||6,650,000||17|
With the top 482 spots getting paid, 16 players left empty-handed on Day 2, but from there the in-the-money bust outs came at a fast and furious pace. Among those to earn a cash were Christina Gollins (170th - $1,277), Jessica Weldon (152nd - $1,460), Kenny Nguyen (113th - $1,460), Paul Sokoloff (75th - $2,283), Jacqueline Ray (42nd - $4,607), Chad Layne (37th - $4,607), and Gerome Touchard (28th - $5,593).
The Day 3 finale is slated to kick off at noon local time on June 28, and once again PokerNews will be on-site to provide live updates straight from the tournament floor. Be sure to join us then!
|Bally's||1||1||Brett Coltman||United States||9,300,000||23|
|Bally's||1||3||Allan Dancer||United States||4,525,000||11|
|Bally's||1||5||Nicholas Sena-Hopkins||United States||10,300,050||26|
|Bally's||1||6||Christopher Bowen||United States||4,700,000||12|
|Bally's||1||7||Todd Saffron||United States||11,900,000||30|
|Bally's||1||8||Randy Levin||United States||4,325,000||11|
|Bally's||2||2||Gerardo Amezola||United States||6,400,025||16|
|Bally's||2||3||Scott Shafman||United States||2,625,000||7|
|Bally's||2||4||Caleb Mcginn||United States||3,075,000||8|
|Bally's||2||5||Maximo Martinez||United States||502,000||1|
|Bally's||2||6||Patrick Pilko||United States||9,900,000||25|
|Bally's||2||8||James Todd||United States||20,000,000||50|
|Bally's||3||1||Richard Alati||United States||5,225,000||13|
|Bally's||3||3||Andrew Grombacher||United States||4,700,000||12|
|Bally's||3||4||Rigoberto Rodriguez||United States||14,950,000||37|
|Bally's||3||5||Matthew Vaughan||United States||7,750,000||19|
|Bally's||3||6||Richard Strainis||United States||6,650,000||17|
|Bally's||3||8||Qasem Zyad||United States||10,000,000||25|
|Bally's||3||9||Manuel Bravo Martins||Portugal||4,700,000||12|
Play has halted as Level 32 has come to an end. The 21 remaining players will return at 12 p.m. tomorrow. A full recap will be posted shortly.
David Mark shoved for his final 3,000,000 from under the gun and Zyad Qasem called from the small blind.
Qasem took a huge lead on the flop but chop outs became available on the turn.
The river, however, eliminated Mark and gave Qasem another big addition to his stack.
Zyad Qasem shoved from under the gun and Edward Clark called for less, just 2,000,000, from the big blind.
Qasem quite enjoyed the flop to go way ahead.
The rolled off on the turn and the completed the board to give Qasem a huge boost while eliminating Clark.
Elias Neto opened for 700,000 from under the gun and Jonathan Skipworth shoved for 850,000 from early position. Nicholas Sena-Hopkins called from middle position and Neto tossed in an extra 150,000.
The flop came and both Neto and Sena-Hopkins tapped the table.
On the turn, Neto put out a bet of 800,000 and Sena-Hopkins called.
The river was also checked down.
Sena-Hopkins turned over , rivering a straight after turning a double gutter. Neto turned over for a pair of tens.
Unfortunately for Skipworth, he completely missed with his and he was eliminated.
Dennis Booze raised to 700,000 from early position only to have Michael Vaverka three-bet jam for 1.75 billion from late position. James Todd then made it 3.5 million to go from the small blind and called when Booze jammed for around 5.1 million.
Todd had the best hand and it held to score the double elimination after the board ran out .
James Armstrong shoved his final 2,450,000 from early position and Marco Petrusch called from the cutoff.
The board ran out and Armstrong had to settle for an impressive 27th-place finish.