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Event #54: $500 Salute to Warriors
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Event #54: $500 Salute to Warriors
Day 2 completed

James Todd Leads as 21 Players Survive Day 2 of Event #54: $500 Salute to Warriors

Chad_Holloway • Level 32: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
James Todd
James Todd

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

PlacePlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1James ToddUnited States20,000,00050
2Rigoberto RodriguezUnited States14,950,00037
3Todd SaffronUnited States11,900,00030
4Nicholas Sena-HopkinsUnited States10,305,00026
5Zyad QasemUnited States10,000,00025
6Patrick PilkoUnited States9,900,00025
7Brett ColtmanUnited States9,300,00023
8Elias NetoBrazil9,200,00023
9Matthew VaughanUnited States7,750,00019
10Richard StrainisUnited States6,650,00017

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!

Tags: James Todd

Seat Draw For Day 3

YorkshirePud • Level 32: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
CasinoTableSeatPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
Bally's11Brett ColtmanUnited States9,300,00023
Bally's13Allan DancerUnited States4,525,00011
Bally's15Nicholas Sena-HopkinsUnited States10,300,05026
Bally's16Christopher BowenUnited States4,700,00012
Bally's17Todd SaffronUnited States11,900,00030
Bally's18Randy LevinUnited States4,325,00011
Bally's19Elias NetoBrazil9,200,00023
       
Bally's21Marco PetruschGermany4,925,00012
Bally's22Gerardo AmezolaUnited States6,400,02516
Bally's23Scott ShafmanUnited States2,625,0007
Bally's24Caleb McginnUnited States3,075,0008
Bally's25Maximo MartinezUnited States502,0001
Bally's26Patrick PilkoUnited States9,900,00025
Bally's28James ToddUnited States20,000,00050
       
Bally's31Richard AlatiUnited States5,225,00013
Bally's33Andrew GrombacherUnited States4,700,00012
Bally's34Rigoberto RodriguezUnited States14,950,00037
Bally's35Matthew VaughanUnited States7,750,00019
Bally's36Richard StrainisUnited States6,650,00017
Bally's38Qasem ZyadUnited States10,000,00025
Bally's39Manuel Bravo MartinsPortugal4,700,00012

End-of-Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

Toogood32 • Level 32: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
James Todd us
James Todd
us 20,000,000 1,000,000
Rigoberto Rodriguez US
Rigoberto Rodriguez
US 14,950,000 14,481,000
Todd Saffron us
Todd Saffron
us 11,900,000 6,400,000
Nicholas Sena-Hopkins us
Nicholas Sena-Hopkins
us 10,305,000 -1,695,000
Zyad Qasem us
Zyad Qasem
us 10,000,000 800,000
Patrick Pilko at
Patrick Pilko
at 9,900,000 9,180,000
Brett Coltman us
Brett Coltman
us 9,300,000 1,800,000
Elias Neto br
Elias Neto
br 9,200,000 300,000
Matthew Vaughan US
Matthew Vaughan
US 7,750,000 -2,350,000
Richard Strainis US
Richard Strainis
US 6,650,000 5,856,000
Gerardo Amezola us
Gerardo Amezola
us 6,425,000 5,973,000
Richard Alati us
Richard Alati
us 5,225,000 -1,175,000
Maximo Martinez sv
Maximo Martinez
sv 5,200,000 3,400,000
Marco Petrusch DE
Marco Petrusch
DE 4,925,000 -4,300,000
Christopher Bowen us
Christopher Bowen
us 4,700,000 3,400,000
Andrew Grombacher US
Andrew Grombacher
US 4,700,000 3,000,000
Manuel Bravo Martins pt
Manuel Bravo Martins
pt 4,700,000 -1,800,000
Allan Dancer US
Allan Dancer
US 4,525,000 2,825,000
Randy Levin us
Randy Levin
us 4,325,000 4,059,000
Caleb Mcginn US
Caleb Mcginn
US 3,075,000 2,760,000
Scott Shafman us
Scott Shafman
us 2,625,000 -875,000

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End of Day

blaisebourgeois • Level 32: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante

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 Eliminated in 22nd Place ($6,839)

blaisebourgeois • Level 32: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
Dave Mark
Dave Mark

David Mark shoved for his final 3,000,000 from under the gun and Zyad Qasem called from the small blind.

David Mark: {a-Clubs}{3-Spades}
Zyad Qasem: {a-Hearts}{k-Spades}

Qasem took a huge lead on the {k-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} flop but chop outs became available on the {q-Spades} turn.

The {q-Hearts} river, however, eliminated Mark and gave Qasem another big addition to his stack.

Zyad Qasem us
Zyad Qasem
us 9,200,000 3,900,000
David Mark us
David Mark
us Busted

Tags: David MarkZyad Qasem

Edward Clark Eliminated in 23rd Place ($6,839)

blaisebourgeois • Level 32: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
Ed Clark
Ed Clark

Zyad Qasem shoved from under the gun and Edward Clark called for less, just 2,000,000, from the big blind.

Edward Clark: {8-Spades}{8-Diamonds}
Zyad Qasem: {a-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}

Qasem quite enjoyed the {a-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{6-Hearts} flop to go way ahead.

The {3-Hearts} rolled off on the turn and the {5-Clubs} completed the board to give Qasem a huge boost while eliminating Clark.

Zyad Qasem us
Zyad Qasem
us 5,300,000 5,300,000
Edward Clark US
Edward Clark
US Busted

Tags: Edward ClarkZyad Qasem

Jonathan Skipworth Eliminated in 24th Place ($6,839)

blaisebourgeois • Level 32: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
Jonathan Skipworth
Jonathan Skipworth

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 {j-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} and both Neto and Sena-Hopkins tapped the table.

On the {10-Diamonds} turn, Neto put out a bet of 800,000 and Sena-Hopkins called.

The {q-Diamonds} river was also checked down.

Sena-Hopkins turned over {k-Clubs}{9-Clubs}, rivering a straight after turning a double gutter. Neto turned over {a-Hearts}{10-Hearts} for a pair of tens.

Unfortunately for Skipworth, he completely missed with his {a-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} and he was eliminated.

Nicholas Sena-Hopkins us
Nicholas Sena-Hopkins
us 12,000,000 11,694,000
Elias Neto br
Elias Neto
br 8,900,000 7,700,000
Jonathan Skipworth US
Jonathan Skipworth
US Busted

Tags: Elias NetoJonathan SkipworthNicholas Sena-Hopkins

Michael Vaverka Eliminated in 26th Place; Dennis Booze in 25th Place ($6,839 Each)

Chad_Holloway • Level 32: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
Dennis Booze
Dennis Booze

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.

James Todd: {a-Spades}{a-Clubs}
Dennis Booze: {10-Diamonds}{10-Spades}
Michael Vaverka: {q-Spades}{q-Diamonds}

Todd had the best hand and it held to score the double elimination after the board ran out {6-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{2-Spades}{3-Spades}.

James Todd us
James Todd
us 19,000,000 14,800,000
Dennis Booze us
Dennis Booze
us Busted
Michael Vaverka US
Michael Vaverka
US Busted

Tags: Dennis BoozeJames ToddMichael Vaverka