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2022 53rd Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Thursday, June 23, 2022 to Saturday, June 25, 2022

Event #50: $250,000 Super High Roller No-Limit Hold'em

EVENT IN PROGRESS:Level: 21 | Blinds: 150,000/300,000 | Ante: 300,000
  • Buy-in: $250,000
  • Prizepool: $13,944,000
  • Entries: 56
  • Remaining: 8


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Saturday, June 25, 2022 4:43 PM Local Time (about 3 minutes ago)
Mateos Gives It Up on the Turn

Sam Soverel raised to 600,000 from middle position with the    and Adrian Mateos defended his big blind holding the   .

The latter check-called a bet of 300,000 on the     flop and then checked his flush draw for a second time after the   turn.

Soverel kept the pressure on with a bet of 1.25 million and that did the trick as Mateos folded.

Sam Soverel11,350,0001,350,000
Adrian Mateos4,700,000-2,250,000
Saturday, June 25, 2022 4:39 PM Local Time (about 6 minutes ago)
Soverel Makes Two Pair on Ivey

Sam Soverel

Sam Soverel raised to 600,000 from the cutoff with    and Phil Ivey defended the big blind with   .

Both players caught a piece of the     flop, with Ivey hitting top pair with a straight draw and Soverel flopping bottom two. Ivey checked, Soverel bet 700,000, and Ivey called.

The turn brought the   and Soverel stood up to get a better look at Ivey's stack. The ten-time bracelet winner checked to the one-time champ, with the latter firing a second shell worth 1,115,000. Ivey once again came along with a call.

The   on the river brought a fourth club and Soverel quickly checked after Ivey had checked. Soverel tabled the winner to move up to 10 million.

Sam Soverel10,000,0002,900,000
Phil Ivey5,200,000-2,700,000
Saturday, June 25, 2022 4:35 PM Local Time (about 11 minutes ago)
"I Had Calling Hand, But I Don't Want to Bust You"

Holding    Dan Zack open-shoved for 3,630,000 from the small blind and Martin Kabrhel went in the tank with   . He folded after about thirty seconds.

"I had calling hand, but I don't want to bust you," Kabrhel muttered.

Martin Kabrhel8,400,000-600,000
Dan Zack4,200,000-175,000
Saturday, June 25, 2022 4:32 PM Local Time (about 14 minutes ago)
'Big Huni' Shoves the Button, Soverel Calls Off

Chris Hunichen

Action folded to Chris "Big Huni" Hunichen on the button and he moved all in to put the pressure on the shorter stacks in the blinds. Sam Soverel was in the small blind and called off for 3.25 million while Dan Zack got out of the way in the big.

Chris Hunichen:   
Sam Soverel:   

The     flop gave Soverel a set and he locked it up on the   turn. The meaningless   was run out on the river and Soverel shipped the double.

Sam Soverel7,100,0003,800,000
Chris Hunichen5,900,000-3,425,000
Saturday, June 25, 2022 4:28 PM Local Time (about 17 minutes ago)
Soverel Slips

Alex Foxen raised to 600,000 on the button with    and Sam Soverel defended    in the big blind. The flop was     and Soverel check-called a bet of 400,000.

On the   turn, Soverel check-folded to a bet of 750,000 and was left with 11 big blinds.

Alex Foxen27,000,0001,300,000
Sam Soverel3,300,000-1,300,000
Saturday, June 25, 2022 4:24 PM Local Time (about 22 minutes ago)
Three-Way Action on Flop and Turn Results in All-In Shove

Brandon Steven

Martin Kabrhel opened with a raise from middle position holding the    and Brandon Steven called with the    from the cutoff. Chris Hunichen called with the    from the big blind and it was three-way action to a flop of    .

Hunichen checked top pair, Kabrhel continued for 600,000, and Steven just called with his set. Hunichen called and the dealer burned and turned the  .

Two checks saw Steven bet 1.7 million, Hunichen called, and Kabrhel moved all in. Steven quickly called off for 5.9 million and Hunichen got out of the way.

The   river was no help to Kabrhel and Steven shipped the double.

Brandon Steven17,550,0009,700,000
Chris Hunichen9,325,000-2,475,000
Martin Kabrhel9,000,000-7,100,000
Saturday, June 25, 2022 4:18 PM Local Time (about 28 minutes ago)
Foxen Takes From Kabrhel

Martin Kabrhel

Martin Kabrhel raised to 600,000 from middle position with    and Alex Foxen defended    from the big blind. Foxen flopped middle pair on a     board and checked. Kabrhel, taking his fair share of time as always, checked behind.

Kabrhel paired up as well on the   turn and saw Foxen checking to him. Holding bottom pair, Kabrhel bet 800,000 and Foxen called with the better hand.

The river paired the board with the   and Foxen checked a third time. Kabrhel glanced around the room before checking back. He then studied Foxen's tabled cards.

"Pair of nines? Two pair! Hah, he rivered me! He makes his pair on the river. Lucky river!" Kabrhel erroneously said. Foxen thanked Kabrhel and couldn't hide a small grin.

Alex Foxen25,700,0001,550,000
Martin Kabrhel16,100,000-350,000
Saturday, June 25, 2022 4:14 PM Local Time (about 32 minutes ago)
First Pot of the Day for Ivey

Phil Ivey

Martin Kabrhel raised to 600,000 from the button holding the    and Phil Ivey, who was in the small blind, paused for a few beats before three-betting all in for 6.7 million with the   .

Brandon Steven folded from the big and Kabrhel asked for a count, waited about 60 seconds, and then released his hand.

Martin Kabrhel16,450,000-1,350,000
Phil Ivey7,900,000600,000
Saturday, June 25, 2022 4:09 PM Local Time (about 36 minutes ago)
Saturday, June 25, 2022 4:07 PM Local Time (about 39 minutes ago)
Soverel Goes For It Right Off the Bat

Sam Soverel

In the first hand of the day, Chris Hunichen raised to 600,000 in the cutoff with    and Sam Soverel made it 3,000,000 on the button holding   . Soverel had just 200,000 behind after the three-bet.

Hunichen gave it some thought before folding to the shortest stack at the table.

Chris Hunichen11,800,000-575,000
Sam Soverel4,600,0001,400,000
Saturday, June 25, 2022 4:05 PM Local Time (about 41 minutes ago)
Level 21 started
Level: 21
Blinds: 150,000/300,000
Ante: 300,000
Saturday, June 25, 2022 4:05 PM Local Time (about 41 minutes ago)
Action Underway

Cards are in the air for the final table of the $250,000 Super High Roller.

Saturday, June 25, 2022 2:14 PM Local Time (about 2 hours and 31 minutes ago)
Who Will Win the 2022 WSOP's Biggest Buy-In Event and $4.5M Today? $250,000 Super High Roller Coverage Kicks Off Around 4 p.m.

Alex Foxen

Dim the lights.

The biggest buy-in event of this year's World Series of Poker will play down to a winner today. Out of a field of 56 hopefuls, each of them putting up a mouth-watering $250,000 just to compete, only eight are left standing on the third and final day.

Those that remain have guaranteed themselves at least a slice of $488,095 out of the $13,944,000 prize pool, but the first-place prize of $4,563,700 and coveted WSOP gold bracelet will be what's on everyone's minds today.

It'll be a battle of the bracelet winners versus the non-bracelet winners, as three out of the eight are still seeking their first piece of the priceless hardware. Surprisingly, perhaps, Alex Foxen is one of them. Undoubtedly among the most accomplished tournament players on the planet, the bracelet has eluded Foxen thus far in his storied career with nearly $22M in lifetime winnings according to The Hendon Mob.

Foxen (24,150,000 in chips) finds himself in a prime position to break the drought today, rocking a sizable lead over his nearest competitor, the enigmatic loudmouth Martin Kabrhel (17,800,000). The talkative Czech will no doubt be drawing the attention of the PokerGO cameras with his entertaining, or annoying, antics, depending on who you ask. While Kabrhel already has two bracelets to his name, he is yet to find WSOP success outside the boundaries of Rozvadov.

$250,000 Super High Roller Final Table Chip Counts

Final TablePlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Dan ZackUnited States4,375,00015
2Martin KabrhelCzech Republic17,800,00059
3Phil IveyUnited States7,300,00024
4Brandon StevenUnited States7,850,00026
5Adrian MateosSpain6,950,00023
6Alex FoxenUnited States24,150,00081
7Chris HunichenUnited States12,375,00041
8Sam SoverelUnited States3,200,00011
Martin Kabrhel
Will Martin Kabrhel win his first bracelet outside of Rozvadov?

Besides Foxen and Kabrhel, the six other final tablists are as accomplished as they come, with ten-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Ivey (7,300,000), a surefire future Hall of Famer and four-time bracelet winner in Adrian Mateos (6,950,000), who is the defending champion in this event, and the person running away with the 2022 WSOP Player of the Year race, Daniel Zack (4,375,000), among the finalists.

Add Chris "Big Huni" Hunichen (12,375,000), Brandon Steven (7,850,000), and Sam Soverel (3,200,000) to the mix, and we're quite possibly looking at one of the most exciting final tables of the series.

Cards will officially be back in the air at 3 p.m. local time in Bally's Event Center, part of the new home of the WSOP. PokerNews will provide live coverage in conjunction with PokerGO's live stream, which will be on a 60-minute security delay.

1$ 4,563,700
2$ 2,820,581
3$ 1,931,718
4$ 1,367,206
5$ 1,001,142
6$ 759,362
7$ 597,381
8$ 488,095
Phil Ivey
Can Phil Ivey win his 11th WSOP bracelet today?

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