Event #25: $800 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack Day 1 of has wrapped up here at the 2022 World Series of Poker. Only 240 of the starting field of 4,062 entrants remain in contention for a slice of the $2,859,648 prize pool. First place pays $358,346, a healthy return on an $800 investment.
The overnight chip lead was bagged by Ahmed Nimer, who was the only player to amass over two million in chips (2,385,000). The top three is rounded out by Alexander Tafesh (1,915,000) and Zachary Andrews (1,830,000). Bracelet winners Will Givens (1,060,000) and Anatolii Zyrin (1,000,000) bagged a seven-figure stack as well.
Top 10 Chip Counts After Day 1
|Rank||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Ahmed Nimer||United States||2,385,000||79|
|2||Alexander Tafesh||United States||1,915,000||64|
|3||Zachary Andrews||United States||1,830,000||61|
|4||Jeremy Joseph||United States||1,740,000||58|
|6||Ryan Awwad||United States||1,665,000||56|
|7||Ranganath Kanchi||United States||1,600,000||53|
|8||Juan Elizondo||United States||1,480,000||49|
|9||Eyyal Altar||United States||1,460,000||48|
|10||Gregory Wallerus||United States||1,420,000||47|
Players still in the event have locked up almost three times their investment, $2,222. Among the chip leaders are Canadians Maxime Duhamel, Jeffrey Kennedy and Australia's Adam Kharman. Some other notable names still in the hunts include, Melanie Weisner, Bryan Piccioli and British player Jamie O'Connor.
Shaun Colquhoun was the unfortunate bubble boy. Colquhoun has come close to winning a bracelet this summer already, but he won't be winning one in this event. He was among chip leaders at one stage before everything went south on him.
Colquhoun is kept company on the list of busted players by the likes of Phil Ivey, Michael Mizrachi, Dietrich Fast, Men Nguyen, Chris Moorman, Barney Boatman and Main Event champions Joe Cada and Greg Raymer.
Play will conclude on June 13, with play kicking off at 1:00 p.m. local time and blinds at 15,000/30,000. Players will play at Bally's Ballroom, stay tuned for all the action from the event and all 2022 World Series of Poker events throughout the month.