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

Monday, June 06, 2022 to Tuesday, June 07, 2022

Event #11: $600 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack

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  • Buy-in: $600
  • Prizepool: $2,914,650
  • Entries: 5,715
  • Remaining: 0


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Wednesday, June 8, 2022 2:56 AM Local Time
Raj Vohra Finally Wins First WSOP Bracelet of Storied Career ($335,886)

Raj Vohra

The World Series of Poker Event #11: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack was full of excitement and at the end of the day, there could only be one winner: Raj Vohra.

Vohra, a former pro tennis player turned seasoned poker pro from Lake Worth, Florida, navigated a huge field of 5,715 players to claim his first WSOP gold bracelet at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas and the top prize of $335,886.

Vohra's now earned over $1.7m in live earnings to go along with millions earned online.

His previous best finish at the World Series of Poker came back in 2008 when he finished fifth in the $5,000 No Limit Hold'em event.

Vohra did not have it easy as he came to the final table in eighth place but nobody could put out his fire. His rail, which included his wife Sherry, cheered him on with every winning hand, with Vohra clearly feeling the love.

Event #11: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack Final Table Results

1Raj VohraUnited States$335,286
2Qing LiuUnited States$207,192
3Hung TranUnited States$154,831
4Nicole Limo GreeneUnited States$116,568
5Michael LinUnited States$88,417
6Junxiu ZhangUnited States$67,572
7Ralph MarquezCanada$52,035
8Stanislav SnitsarUnited States$40,378
9Renaud CelliniFrance$31,574
10Bohdan SlyvinskyiUnited States$24,883

Winner's Reaction

Raj Vohra
Raj Vohra and his wife, Sherry

"It's a dream come true. It's the best moment of my life. I've waited for so many years, at least 15 years, for this moment, and it's finally arrived. This is just a blessing, having all my friends and family here, my wife, it doesn't get any better than this. This is it. But this is not the end, this is just the beginning. We got the first one, let's see how many more we're gonna get."

Path to Bracelet

Interestingly, despite being a pro for nearly two decades, Vohra has largely stayed away from poker for the last three years, only occasionally playing a few tournaments both live and online while the coronavirus pandemic has raged on.

For Vohra, the $600 Deepstack is far below his usual buy-in and was supposed to only serve him as a warmup event to get used to being back in front of live opponents again. In fact, Vohra and his wife nearly canceled their trip to Las Vegas but decided amid all the existing health scares that were finally going to get out of the house and arrive on July 5th.

He opted to fire in the $600 Deepstack and after bagging for Day 2, he admitted that his mindset was going fully on the bracelet.

Following his victory, he discussed his thought process heading into the final table with a below-average chip stack.

"I just wanted to pick out my spots. That's all. I just had to wait for the right moment and that happened with the nine-deuce. That was the big spot there."

Vohra also discussed the magical moment when the ace hit on the turn to make him a 95% chance to win the tournament after getting all-in with ace-king against pocket eights.

"Oh my god, when he had eights and the board came nine-high, I thought there's no way it's happening this way. No way. It has to freakin come. I knew the ace was coming or the king was coming. I was 100% sure. It didn't matter if it would've been the river, they've sucked out on me for the last 15 years of my life."

When asked if would ever play any more $600 tournaments moving forward, everyone laughed and he answered: "Definitely. Text me the next one."

Final Table Action

The first player out was short-stacked Bohdan Slyvinskyi ($24,883), who got his ace-two in good against Qing Liu, who called without looking with queen-jack. Unfortunately for Slyvinskyi, his adventure came to an end, and had to settle for tenth place when Liu spiked a queen on the river.

Renaud Cellini
Renaud Cellini Busted in ninth place

Not long after, Renaud Cellini ($31,574) ran his ace-seven offsuit into the pocket nines of Stanislav Snitsar. Though he picked up a straight draw on the turn, Cellini couldn't catch up and he was eliminated in ninth place.

Out in eighth was the aforementioned Snitsar ($40,378), who ran into a huge cooler against Liu when he ran his black jacks into Liu's black aces. Snitsar couldn't improve and exited the stage with a cool 40 grand.

In seventh place was Ralph Marquez, ($52,035) who shoved from the small blind with ace-deuce and ran into Vohra's pocket aces, giving the Canadian only a 6.5% chance to win. He wasn't able to find a miracle and exited in seventh.

A few hands later, Junxiu Zhang exited in sixth ($67,572), having spun it up and successfully laddering a place after being down to one big blind. Zhang was eliminated by Liu as her queen-ten of diamonds was no match for Liu's ace-jack suited.

Michael Lin would be eliminated by Hung Tran to earn fifth place ($88,417) as he shoved his flush draw with ace-seven suited into Tran's top-bottom two pair. He couldn't find a third spade and he would take home a juicy cash.

Nicole Limo Greene
Nicole Limo Greene walked away with a six-figure pay day

Nicole Limo Greene finished in fourth place ($116,568), when her ace-six cutoff shove was eventually called off by Vohra's ace-eight in the big blind after a 90-second tank. The board bricked for Greene and she walked away with an incredible six-figure cash.

After doubling up through Liu and having the chip lead for most of the final table, it was Tran who finished in third place ($154,831) when he got all-in on the river with a straight while Liu had runner-runnered a flush of his own.

While he was the chip leader for most of the second half of Day 2, it would be fellow poker crusher Qing Liu to fall just short at the end. Having a nearly identical stack as Vohra, his pocket eights got all-in pre-flop against Vohra's ace-king. Liu was two cards away from a nearly-insurmountable chip lead but Vohra spiked the ace on the turn to deny Liu his first-ever WSOP bracelet.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 1:13 AM Local Time
Qing Liu Eliminated in 2nd Place ($207,192)

Qing Liu

Raj Vohra opened his button to 7,000,000, and Qing Liu immediately raised to 25,000,000. Vohra snap re-raised all-in and Liu slammed his chips in the middle, the race was on.

Qing Liu:   
Raj Vohra:   

The flop of     was safe for Liu's pocket pair but the chanting from Vohra and his rail grew louder...

"Ace from space! Ace from space!"

And just like that the   smacked down right there on the turn as team Vohra went ballistic.

The   bricked for Liu and he was eliminated in second after an extensive chip count as they were closely matched. He took home the runner-up prize of $207,192 for his stellar performance.

Vohra defeated an intense heads up opponent in Liu and won his first career WSOP bracelet and the grand prize of $335,286.

Raj Vohra171,600,00077,200,000
Qing Liu0-76,600,000
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 12:59 AM Local Time
Vohra Raises the Flop, Into the Lead

Raj Vohra

Qing Liu raised to 6,000,000 and Raj Vohra called.

The flop was     and Liu led for 5,000,000. Vohra then stacked up a raise to 15,000,000.

Liu sat back in his chair in thought for a minute and then laid it down.

Raj Vohra94,400,00021,400,000
Qing Liu76,600,000-21,400,000
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 12:49 AM Local Time
Level 43 started
Level: 43
Blinds: 1,500,000/3,000,000
Ante: 3,000,000
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 12:41 AM Local Time
Small Pots Going Back and Forth

Qing Liu

Qing Liu raised to 5,000,000 and Raj Vohra called. The flop came down     and Vohra check-folded to a bet of 4,000,000 from Liu.

On the next hand, Liu limped in, Vohra made it 6,000,000 more and Liu folded.

After that, Vohra raised to 6,000,000 and Liu came along to the     flop. Vohra led for 5,000,000 and took it down.

Qing Liu98,000,000500,000
Raj Vohra73,000,000-950,000
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 12:34 AM Local Time
Heads Up Chip Counts
Qing Liu97,500,000-5,500,000
Raj Vohra73,950,0005,650,000
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 12:20 AM Local Time
WSOP Bracelet On the Line

WSOP Bracelet

After a short break, both players are now seated and the WSOP gold bracelet is on the table.

Liu will take nearly a 2-1 chip lead into heads-up play.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 12:17 AM Local Time
Hung Tran Eliminated in 3rd Place ($154,831)

Hung Tran

Hung Tran raised to 7,500,000 and Qing Liu came along to the     flop. Both players checked and the turn brought the  .

Tran cut out a bet of 19,500,000 and Liu quickly called.

The river brought the   and Tran announced a bet of 28,000,000 as he stood up and started cutting out piles of chips. Liu only thought for a few moments before shoving all in and Tran quickly called.

Liu tabled    for the flush, while a shell-shocked Tran revealed his    for a straight. The stacks were counted and Tran was covered as he headed off into the night.

Qing Liu103,000,00045,000,000
Raj Vohra68,300,000-1,200,000
Hung Tran0-44,000,000
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 12:10 AM Local Time
Liu Fighting Back, Takes Big Pot from Chip Leader Vohra

Qing Liu

Qing Liu raised to 5,000,000 from the small blind and Raj Vohra called.

The flop came     and Liu bet 4,000,000. Vohra returned with a raise of 11,000,000, which Liu snap-raised all-in.

Vohra instantly folded, and Liu took down a huge pot.

Raj Vohra69,500,000-2,900,000
Qing Liu58,000,00022,000,000
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 12:09 AM Local Time
Liu Swings Back

Qing Liu shoved all in on the button, and Hung Tran quickly called, putting Liu at risk.

Qing Liu:   
Hung Tran:   

The board ran out       with Liu hitting two pair for a huge double up and to surge back into the running .

Hung Tran44,000,000-8,000,000
Qing Liu36,000,00017,500,000
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 11:58 PM Local Time
Level 42 started
Level: 42
Blinds: 1,250,000/2,500,000
Ante: 2,500,000
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 11:54 PM Local Time
Tran Doubles Through Liu

Hung Tran

Qing Liu opened first to act to 4,000,000 and Hung Tran three-bet to 16,000,000 from the big blind. Liu went into the tank for a moment before moving all-in with the bigger stack and Tran snap-called.

Hung Tran:   
Qing Liu:   

The       runout was no help to Liu and Tran scored a massive pot.

Hung Tran52,000,000-10,000,000
Qing Liu18,500,000-43,500,000
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 11:53 PM Local Time
Nicole Limo Greene Eliminated in 4th Place ($116,568)

Nicole Limo Greene

Nicole Limo Greene shoved her final 15,400,000 chips from the cutoff and after about 90 seconds, Raj Vohra called from the big blind.

Nicole Limo Greene:   
Raj Vohra:   

The flop came     to lessen the potential for a chop. The turn came the   to eliminate the possibility and a   on the river sealed Greene's fate.

Greene, playing just her second-ever WSOP event, cashes for fourth place and $116,568 in her first-career cash.

Raj Vohra72,400,000400,000
Nicole Limo Greene0-20,000,000
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 11:49 PM Local Time
Vohra Becomes Chip Leader After Besting Tran

Raj Vohra

Hung Tran opened from the button for 4,000,000 and Raj Vohra called from the big blind.

The flop came     and Tran continued for 2,000,000. Vohra called.

A   paired the board on the turn and Tran upped his bet to 6,500,000. Vohra considered and called once again.

The   on the river put two pair on the board in addition to completing the flush draw. Vohra checked and Tran considered his options for over two minutes before tapping the table.

Vohra turned over    and became the new chip leader.

Raj Vohra72,000,0009,000,000
Hung Tran62,000,00020,000,000
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 11:47 PM Local Time
Vohra Makes Huge Call in Battle of the Blinds

On a flop of    , Raj Vohra found himself heads up in the big blind against Qing Liu in the small blind, who was the chip leader.

Liu checked his action, and Vohra bet 2,500,000, which Liu called.

On the   turn, Lui checked to Vohra, who bet again for 4,000,000. But then Liu check-raised to 10,000,000. After a few moments, Vohra called.

Then on the   river, Liu shipped it all in, covering Vohra by a large margin. This sent Vohra into the tank.

After a while debating with himself, Vohra stood up, breathing heavily.

"I call," he announced, as he threw in some chips.

Liu tapped the table as he tabled his    for bottom pair.

"Yes!" shouted Vohra as he flipped over    for a larger pair, winning him the massive pot and putting a huge dent in Liu's stack.

Raj Vohra63,000,00029,300,000
Qing Liu62,000,000-1,000,000
Hung Tran42,000,000-6,000,000
Nicole Limo Greene20,000,000-2,800,000
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 11:29 PM Local Time
Level 41 started
Level: 41
Blinds: 1,000,000/2,000,000
Ante: 2,000,000
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 11:25 PM Local Time
Greene Doubles Through Tran

Nicole Limo Greene

Nicole Limo Greene shoved on the button for her remaining 9,400,000 and Hung Tran called to put her at risk.

Nicole Limo Greene:   
Hung Tran:   

Tran was pumped up as he beckoned on his pair to hold but the     had other plans and Greene paired up. The turn   and river   sealed the double for Greene.

Hung Tran48,000,000-9,750,000
Nicole Limo Greene22,800,000-2,700,000
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 11:25 PM Local Time
Liu and Tran Trade Big Pots in Back-to-Back Hands

Hung Tran

Qing Liu and Hung Tran are sitting side-by-side as the number one and number two stacks, respectively.

However, that hasn't stopped the pair from waging warfare against one another.

In the first hand, Liu opened to 3,200,000 from the cutoff and Tran called from the big blind.

The flop came     and Liu continued for 3,000,000. Tran called.

The turn brought the   to put a fourth spade on the board and both players checked.

The river brought the   and Liu snap-called Tran's bet of 7,000,000.

Qing Liu showed    to take down the pot with a set as he caught Tran bluffing off with   .

In the very next hand, Tran limped from the small blind and Liu checked.

The flop came    . Tran put out 1,500,000 and Liu called.

Both players would check the   before the   came on the river. Tran fired out 6,000,000 and Liu snap-called his river bet a second time.

This time, Tran had the goods with the    for the flush.

Qing Liu63,000,000-8,300,000
Hung Tran57,750,000-15,250,000
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 11:12 PM Local Time
Michael Lin Eliminated in 5th Place ($88,417)

Michael Lin

In a raised pot preflop, Michael Lin and Hung Tran found themselves heads up on a flop of    .

Lin checked his action, then Tran bet 4,000,000, sending Lin into the tank.

After a couple of moments, Lin announced he was all in, and Tran snap-called.

Lin tabled    for the nut flush draw and Tran showed    for two pair and a huge favorite.

The   turn gave Lin some chop outs to go with his flush draw but the   river left him high and dry.

Lin was eliminated in fifth place for a nice payout of $88,417.

Hung Tran73,000,00048,000,000
Michael Lin0-25,500,000
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 11:02 PM Local Time
Level 40 started
Level: 40
Blinds: 1,000,000/1,500,000
Ante: 1,500,000