Day 1 of Event #43: $500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em at the 2022 WSOP at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas has come to a close after 22 levels of play spanning 14 hours. From a starting field of 4,786 that generated a prize pool of $2,010,120, only 202 players were able to find a bag for Day 2. Those who return on June 21 are guaranteed at least $1,552 after the money bubble burst during Level 17, but all eyes will surely be on the $241,729 first prize and coveted WSOP gold bracelet that awaits the eventual winner.
Leading the survivors is Lorenzo Negri sitting on a stack of 1,860,000. Negri has $25,261 in career lifetime earnings, a total that he could blow out of the water if he carries his current momentum into Day 2. There are several players hot on his heels, however, including Robert Pettitt (1,590,000), Peter Schneider (1,570,000) and Alan Gendelman (1,550,000).
Event #43: $500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts
|2||Robert Pettit||United States||1,590,000||53|
|3||Peter Schneider||United States||1,570,000||52|
|4||Alan Gendelman||United States||1,550,000||52|
|5||Carol Filipski||United States||1,505,000||50|
|6||Jared Ward||United States||1,465,000||49|
|7||Michael Suggs||United States||1,420,000||47|
|8||Mason Hinkle||United States||1,325,000||44|
|9||Matthew Biafore||United States||1,290,000||43|
Others to make it through the day include Women in Poker Hall of Fame member Maria Ho (565,000) and British poker pro Chris Moorman (880,000).
Notables to enter the fray but not emerge on the other side included David "Chino" Rheem, author Maria Konnikova, three time bracelet winner Chance Kornuth and all-time leading bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth.
Day 2 will resume at 12 p.m. PDT on Tuesday, June 21 with blinds of 15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 big blind ante. The structure will be the same as Day 1 with 30-minute levels, and play will continue until a winner is crowned.
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