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

Monday, June 06, 2022 to Wednesday, June 08, 2022

Event #12: $50,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed

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  • Buy-in: $50,000
  • Prizepool: $4,835,375
  • Entries: 101
  • Remaining: 0


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Wednesday, June 8, 2022 2:41 AM Local Time
Six Players to Return for Finale of Event #12: $50,000 High Roller

Brek Schutten

The 2022 World Series of Poker at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas continued today with more exciting high roller action in Day 2 of Event #12: $50,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed. The event attracted 101 entries to create a prize pool of $4,835,375.

Brek Schutten bagged the chip lead with 10,125,000 chips partially propelled by a hot run in the last couple hours of the day. Thailand's Punnat Punsri will be returning with the second-highest stack, and Jake Schindler will be coming into the finale third in chips with another shot at a maiden bracelet following his close runner-up finish in Event #8: $25,000 High Roller.

Shannon Shorr, David Peters, and Andrew Lichtenberger will start the final day on the bottom half of the leaderboard, although they will still have room to make a run at the title.

There were 39 players in their seats to start the day and the field was whittled down to only six players who will return on Day 3 looking for gold. The remaining contenders are each guaranteed at least $326,464, but all eyes are on the first-place prize of $1,328,068 and the coveted bracelet.

Final Table Seat Draw

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Shannon ShorrUnited States3,650,00015
2Andrew LichtenbergerUnited States1,325,0005
3Jake SchindlerUnited States4,650,00019
4Brek SchuttenUnited States10,125,00041
5Punnat PunsriThailand7,150,00029
6David PetersUnited States3,425,00014

Action of the Day

There were 23 players returning to the felt who bagged on Day 1, and 16 additional players entered before late registration closed at the beginning of Day 2.

Phil Ivey was one of the late entrants looking to make a run. He picked up aces and kings within the first few hands of the day to chip up early, but couldn't continue his early fortune and busted before the money. Chance Kornuth continued his recent hot streak by being the first to move over 4 million chips, but he later lost a big chunk of it to Schutten in a classic cooler.

The top 16 players grabbed a piece of the prize pool. Hand-for-hand play began with two eliminations away from the money, and it took nearly two hours before the bubble finally burst. Vitaliy Rizhkov was first eliminated on the soft bubble, and then several double-ups occurred.

Marius Gierse Bubbled
Marius Gierse Bubbled

Eventually, it was Marius Gierse to burst the bubble when he got his short stack in and couldn't improve. From there, a trio of eliminations occurred rather quickly, as Mikita Badziakouski, Shaun Deeb, and Kornuth all made their way to the payout desk to collect $80,000 each.

It would take another hour for the next elimination to transpire when Finland's Eelis Parssinen lost the rest of his stack. Dan Shak was next to go, and 2021 WSOP Main Event champion Koray Aldemir followed soon after. Dan Smith has been riding a heater lately, but in this tournament, his run came to an end after running into Punsri's kings. The nine remaining players then converged on the final table.

Chips were exchanged around the final table before Sean Winter became the first elimination there in ninth place when he couldn't hold on a nines versus ace-jack flip. Italian pro Dario Sammartino was the next to make his exit when he ran his short stack into a better ace.

The seven remaining players would play for almost two hours, where Schutten would pull ahead to become the clear chip leader. Schutten faced a speed bump when Punsri picked up aces at the perfect time to double through him, but he still held the lead.

Michael Rocco was the final player to be eliminated just before the end of the night. He was left with under one big blind after running ace-jack into Schindler's ace-king and started to make a comeback, but was knocked out by Punsri. The plan was to play down to five players, but a full day of play meant a hard stop after ten levels, and the six remaining players bagged and tagged.

The final table is slated to commence at 3 p.m. local time on Wednesday, June 8, and is scheduled to be streamed on delay on the PokerGO platform starting at 4 p.m. Stay tuned as the PokerNews live reporting team returns to bring you updates until a champion is crowned.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 1:59 AM Local Time
Play Has Concluded for the Night

With six players still remaining, the tournament staff have called a hard-stop on the day after 10 levels were completed. The players will return at 3 p.m. local time tomorrow and play until one player is eliminated before starting the feature table on PokerGO at 4 p.m. A full recap of the day's action along with chip counts will be posted shortly.

Brek Schutten10,125,000225,000
Punnat Punsri7,150,00050,000
Jake Schindler4,650,0000
Shannon Shorr3,650,000-1,450,000
David Peters3,425,000175,000
Andrew Lichtenberger1,325,000-1,875,000
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 1:58 AM Local Time
Michael Rocco Eliminated in 7th Place ($192,570)

Michael Rocco

Michael Rocco was down to less than one big blind but managed to double up twice, running it back to 950,000. He pushed his chips all in for the third hand in a row on the button and Punnat Punsri called in the big blind.

Michael Rocco:   
Punnat Punsri:   

The flop came     and Rocco was still in the lead with his pair of deuces. However, the   on the turn gave Punsri a straight and Rocco was left drawing dead to the   on the river.

Punnat Punsri7,100,000550,000
Michael Rocco0-125,000
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 1:46 AM Local Time
Schindler Doubles, Rocco on Crumbs

Jake Schindler raised to 1,200,000 in the cutoff and Michael Rocco shoved all in on the button. The blinds folded and Schindler instantly called off his stack of 2,075,000.

Jake Schindler:   
Michael Rocco:   

Schindler was in a dominating position heading to the flop of    . The   on the turn changed nothing and the   on the river meant a full double up for Schindler, leaving Rocco with just 125,000 chips.

Jake Schindler4,650,0002,450,000
Michael Rocco125,000-2,275,000
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 1:42 AM Local Time
Punsri Doubles Through Schutten

Brek Schutten moved all in from the cutoff as the big stack and Punnat Punsri called on the button.

Punnat Punsri:   
Brek Schutten:   

Punsri found a fortunate time to pick up aces, and although the     flop provided a sweat, the   and   completed the board to secure Punsri's double.

Brek Schutten9,900,000-1,150,000
Punnat Punsri6,550,0002,750,000
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 1:32 AM Local Time
Schutten Distancing Himself from the Field

Brek Schutten and Jake Schindler were two of the chip leaders at the table with seven players still remaining. They found themselves heads-up in a pot with the board reading     . Schindler checked from the big blind and Schutten bet 1,200,000 into a pot of around 1,600,000 which Schindler called.

The   landed on the river and Schindler quickly checked again. Schutten announced all in, putting Schindler to the test for his remaining 2,200,000. Schindler counted his chips but decided to quickly lay his hand down.

Brek Schutten11,050,0002,800,000
Jake Schindler2,200,000-2,100,000
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 1:22 AM Local Time
Chip Count Update
Brek Schutten8,250,000450,000
Shannon Shorr5,100,0002,200,000
Jake Schindler4,300,000-1,400,000
Punnat Punsri3,800,000-2,325,000
David Peters3,250,000500,000
Andrew Lichtenberger3,200,000725,000
Michael Rocco2,400,000-200,000
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 1:06 AM Local Time
Rocco's Kicker Plays

Michael Rocco was the shortest stack at the table and raised to 700,000 in the hijack. David Peters just called from the small blind and the dealer spread the flop of    . Peters bet 400,000 and Rocco called off his last 400,000 chips.

Michael Rocco:   
David Peters:   

Rocco held a dominating advantage over Peters but the   on the turn brought some chop possibilities. It was the   on the river and Rocco's jack-kicker played as he scored a double up.

David Peters2,750,000-600,000
Michael Rocco2,600,0001,450,000
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 12:56 AM Local Time
Level 20 started
Level: 20
Blinds: 100,000/200,000
Ante: 200,000
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 12:50 AM Local Time
Schutten Increases Lead

Michael Rocco limped in the cutoff, Brek Schutten raised to 475,000 on the button, David Peters called in the big blind, and Rocco called.

The trio checked to the river on the       board, where Peters checked, Rocco bet 975,000, Schutten called, and Peters folded.

Rocco revealed    and Schutten claimed the pot with    to add to his chip lead.

Brek Schutten7,800,0002,100,000
David Peters3,350,000-1,250,000
Michael Rocco1,150,000-2,400,000
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 12:40 AM Local Time
Punsri Chips Up in Back-to-Back Pots

Brek Schutten opened to 300,000 from under the gun and Punnat Punsri three-bet to 850,000 on his left. The action folded back to Schutten who laid his hand down.

On the next hand, Punsri raised to 300,000 from under the gun and Schutted defended in the big blind. On the flop of    , Schutten check-folded to a bet of 225,000 from Punsri.

Punnat Punsri6,125,0001,225,000
Brek Schutten5,700,000-450,000
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 12:22 AM Local Time
Dario Sammartino Eliminated in 8th Place ($151,942)

Dario Sammartino

Dario Sammartino raised to 700,000 under the gun, leaving himself only 50,000 behind, and David Peters called in the hijack.

The flop came     and Sammartino's remaining 50,000 went into the middle.

Dario Sammartino:   
David Peters:   

The   turn gave the Italian gutshot outs, but the   river bricked out to send him to the payout desk in eighth place.

David Peters4,600,000500,000
Dario Sammartino0-750,000
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 12:14 AM Local Time
Shorr Cracks Kings to Stay Alive

The action folded around to Shannon Shorr in the small blind who moved all in for 1,375,000. Andrew Lichtenberger looked down at his cards in the big blind and instantly called with a laugh.

Shannon Shorr:   
Andrew Lichtenberger:   

The flop came     to give Shorr a straight draw but Lichtenberger held a couple of his outs. That didn't matter as the   rolled off on the turn which left Lichtenberger drawing dead to the   on the river.

Shannon Shorr2,900,0001,500,000
Andrew Lichtenberger2,475,000-1,625,000
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 12:10 AM Local Time
Updated Counts
Brek Schutten6,150,0001,250,000
Jake Schindler5,700,000250,000
Punnat Punsri4,900,000-1,930,000
Andrew Lichtenberger4,100,000430,000
David Peters4,100,000950,000
Michael Rocco3,550,000-350,000
Shannon Shorr1,400,000-280,000
Dario Sammartino750,000-350,000
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 12:05 AM Local Time
Sean Winter Eliminated in 9th Place ($122,114)

Sean Winter

Sean Winter raised it up to 675,000 from middle position. Brek Schutten was in the big blind and announced all in, which was met by a snap-called from Winter for his stack of around 1,000,000.

Sean Winter:   
Brek Schutten:   

The two players were off to the races and the flop of     favored Schutten. The   on the turn and the   on the river was not the bink Winter was looking for, as he headed to the payout desk.

Brek Schutten4,900,000-200,000
Sean Winter0-640,000
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 11:55 PM Local Time
Level 19 started
Level: 19
Blinds: 75,000/150,000
Ante: 150,000
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 11:41 PM Local Time
Break Time

The nine remaining players are now on a 15-minute break.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 11:39 PM Local Time
Shorr Doubles Through Winter Again

Shannon Shorr got his 780,000 chips in from the small blind against Sean Winter in the big blind.

Shannon Shorr:   
Sean Winter:   

The board ran out       to secure the double for Shorr.

Shannon Shorr1,680,000300,000
Sean Winter640,000-935,000
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 11:34 PM Local Time
Rocco Goes Runner-Runner Flush

Sean Winter raised to 265,000 in middle position and was called by Michael Rocco on the button. The two players saw a flop of     and they both checked to the   on the turn.

Winter checked again and Rocco checked it back. The   landed on the river and Winter finally tossed in a bet of 415,000. Rocco quickly called and Winter showed    for two pair. Rocco tabled    for a flush and scooped the pot.

Michael Rocco3,900,0001,000,000
Sean Winter1,575,000-675,000
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 11:19 PM Local Time
Shorr Doubles Through Winter

Shannon Shorr

Shannon Shorr raised to 500,000 on the button, leaving about 70,000 behind, and Sean Winter called in the small blind.

The dealer spread the     flop and Shorr's remaining chips went into the middle.

Shannon Shorr:   
Sean Winter:   

Winter flopped top pair but Shorr was ahead with two pair, and the   and   completed the board to secure Shorr's double.

Sean Winter2,250,000-600,000
Shannon Shorr1,380,000560,000