Saturday, June 4, 2022 9:56 PM Local Time
Vogelsang Bets Bottom Pair on River and Gets Paid
Dan Smith opened to 90,000 and Christoph Vogelsang paid the extra 50,000 to see a flop.
Both players quickly checked the flop and checked the as well.
The river brought the and Vogelsang bet 60,000 and Smith called.
Vogelsang took the pot down after tabling .
Saturday, June 4, 2022 9:48 PM Local Time
Smith Tries to Fight Back
Dan Smith raised to 70,000 on the button and Christoph Vogelsang defended from the big blind. The flop came and Vogelsang check-called a bet of 45,000 from Smith.
The turn was the and Vogelsang checked again. Smith fired out another bet of 210,000 and Vogelsang laid his hand down.
A couple of hands later, Vogelsang opened to 70,000 and Smith countered with a three-bet to 270,000 which got Vogelsang to step aside.
Saturday, June 4, 2022 9:33 PM Local Time
Vogelsang puts Smith into the Tank on the River, Extends Lead
Christoph Vogelsang opened to 60,000 and Dan Smith elected to fire a three-bet worth 250,000. Vogelsang elected to call and see a flop.
The flop came and Smith chose to check. After a minute, Vogelsang put 125,000 chips in front of him. Smith called.
An appeared on the turn and following Smith's initial check, the German tapped the table as well.
The completed the board and with 750,000 chips already in the middle, Smith checked once more and Vogelsang decided to bet 475,000 after a roughly 90-second tank.
Smith deliberated for two minutes and, with a grimace on his face, decided to put the cards into the muck.
Saturday, June 4, 2022 9:24 PM Local Time
Small Pot Battles
Dan Smith opened to 60,000 on the button and Christoph Vogelsang three-bet to 260,000 in the big blind. Smith looked back at his cards before sending them to the muck.
On the next hand, Vogelsang made it 60,000 to go and Smith just called. The flop fell and Smith checked to Vogelsang who continued for 35,000. Smith called and the rolled off on the turn.
Smith checked again and Vogelsang checked it back this time. The river was the and Smith splashed in a bet of 100,000. Vogelsang made a quick fold and Smith raked in the pot.
Saturday, June 4, 2022 9:10 PM Local Time
Smith and Vogelsang Trade Pots
Dan Smith raised to 50,000 on the button and Christoph Vogelsang defended from the big blind. The flop fell and Vogelsang check-called a bet of 75,000 from Smith.
The landed on the turn and Vogelsang checked again. Smith fired out a larger bet of 280,000 this time and Vogelsang quickly folded.
A couple of hands later, Vogelsang raised to 50,000 and Smith called. They saw a flop of and Smith check-called a bet of 55,000 from Vogelsang.
The paired the board on the turn and Smith checked again. Vogelsang counted out a bet of 160,000 which finally got Smith to fold.
Saturday, June 4, 2022 8:57 PM Local Time
Vogelsang off to Early Lead over Smith
Christoph Vogelsang opened to 50,000 and was met with a 200,000 chip three-bet from Dan Smith. Vogelsang called as they went to the flop.
Smith opted to check and Vogelsang went for a bet of 125,000. Smith called.
The hit the board and, after a minute, Vogelsang continued for 250,000 more. Smith called once again as the pot ballooned to 1.15 million.
The arrived on the river and both players quickly tapped the table, with Vogelsang's good enough to take down the pot and the early advantage.
Saturday, June 4, 2022 8:50 PM Local Time
Dan Smith vs Christoph Vogelsang; Action is Underway
The final matchup in Event #6: $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship is now underway between Dan Smith and Christoph Vogelsang.
Saturday, June 4, 2022 8:34 PM Local Time
Break Before the Final
Dan Smith and Christoph Vogelsang were given roughly a 20-minute break before their heads-up final match begins. Play will start at approximately 8:55 p.m.
Saturday, June 4, 2022 8:33 PM Local Time
Dario Sammartino Eliminated in 3rd Place ($193,537)
Dan Smith open-shipped all in on the button and Dario Sammartino called off his stack of 1,410,000 to put himself at risk.
It looked quite possible that a chop would take place again, but the flop of gave Smith the lead with a pair of fours. The on the turn gave Sammartino some more outs but the on the river sealed the deal.
Sammartino fell just short of winning his first WSOP bracelet while Dan Smith will be looking for his first when he takes on Christoph Vogelsang in the final.
Saturday, June 4, 2022 8:29 PM Local Time
Sammartino Shoves and Doesn't Get Called
Dario Sammartino found the in his hand and limped in on the button. Dan Smith raised it up to 220,000 with the . Sammartino shoved for 1,430,000 for Smith to snap fold.
Saturday, June 4, 2022 8:26 PM Local Time
Sammartino Doubles Up Once Again
Dan Smith limped and Dario Sammartino went all-in for his last 715,000 chips and was instantly called.
The flop came , putting Sammartino in the lead.
The turn put chop possibilities out there but the gave Sammartino the double-up.
Saturday, June 4, 2022 8:23 PM Local Time
Sammartino Gets Shorter
Dario Sammartino limped in on the button with the and Dan Smith raised it up to 220,000 with the . Sammartino called.
The flop came , Smith quickly checked and Sammartino did the same to see the on the turn. They both checked again for the to complete the board. No further action came for Smith to show the best hand to claim the pot.
Saturday, June 4, 2022 8:19 PM Local Time
Small Pot for Sammartino
Dan Smith limped in on the button with the for Dario Sammartino to check with the .
They both checked through the on the flop to the on the turn.
Sammartino's bet of 100,000 was enough for Smith to fold.
Saturday, June 4, 2022 8:15 PM Local Time
Broadway for Smith
Dario Sammartino limped in on the button with the and Dan Smith opted to check with the .
The flop came , Smith check-called the 60,000 bet of Sammartino.
The turn was the for Smith to hit Broadway and they both checked to the on the river. They both checked quickly for Smith to claim the pot.
Saturday, June 4, 2022 8:06 PM Local Time
Dan Smith and Dario Sammartino were sent for a short break while they were moved to the main feature table. Play will resume in a few minutes.
Saturday, June 4, 2022 8:05 PM Local Time
Kevin Rabichow Eliminated in 4th Place ($193,537)
Kevin Rabichow made it 130,000 on the button and Christoph Vogelsang re-raised to 420,000 in the big blind. Rabichow called and the flop fell . Vogelsang continued with a bet of 250,000 and Rabichow called to see the on the turn.
It took Vogelsang nearly three minutes to push out a bet of 525,000 on the turn but Rabichow still called. The river was the and Vogelsang thought for another three minutes before jamming all in. Rabichow had just over 800,000 chips remaining and quickly called it off.
Vogelsang flipped over for top pair while Rabichow clearly had his mind made up as he tabled . Rabichow was eliminated and will be forced to settle for a fourth-place finish while Vogelsang will be moving on to the final later this evening.
Saturday, June 4, 2022 7:53 PM Local Time
Sammartino Doubles Up
Dario Sammartino shoved his remaining 490,000 chips in the middle on the button and was called by Dan Smith.
The was no help to Smith, though he would pick up a gutshot straight draw on the turn.
The river was clean for Sammartino, who is back near a million chips.
Saturday, June 4, 2022 7:51 PM Local Time
Vogelsang Spends Some Time in the Tank
Kevin Rabichow opened to 115,000 on the button with the and Christoph Vogelsang stuck in a re-raise to 400,000 while holding the . Rabichow called.
The dealer fanned the flop of . Vogelsang went into the tank for over three minutes before dropping in a bet of 275,000. Rabichow quickly called and they were off to the on the turn.
Vogelsang thought for another three minutes before sliding out a bet of 700,000 and Rabichow instantly folded his cards this time.
Saturday, June 4, 2022 7:43 PM Local Time
Smith has Sammartino Against the Ropes
Dan Smith limped from the button and Dario Sammartino checked.
The flop came . Sammartino checked and Smith put out a bet of 60,000. Sammartino called.
The turn brought the and Smith continued for 175,000. Sammartino took his time and called once more.
On the river, Smith waited about two minutes before putting Sammartino nearly all-in, firing out 575,000 chips.
After roughly a minute, the Italian tossed his cards into the muck.
Smith now has a 6:1 chip lead over Sammartino.
Saturday, June 4, 2022 7:41 PM Local Time
Bigger Two Pair for Rabichow, Pulls Even with Vogelsang
Kevin Rabichow limped in on the button and Christoph Vogelsang checked his option. The flop came and Vogelsang check-called a bet of 50,000 from Rabichow.
The turn was the and Vogelsang checked again. Rabichow slung in a bet of 150,000 and Vogelsang stuck around to see the on the river. Vogelsang checked for the third time and Rabichow counted out a bet of 250,000.
Vogelsang called and Rabichow showed for two pair. Vogelsang flashed for a smaller two pair and Rabichow collected the pot.