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

Thursday, June 16, 2022 to Saturday, June 18, 2022

Event #35: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet Event

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  • Buy-in: $2,500
  • Prizepool: $625,225
  • Entries: 281
  • Remaining: 0


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Sunday, June 19, 2022 12:01 AM Local Time
Lok Chan Wins Event #35: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet on First Trip to WSOP ($144,338)

Lok Chan

After three days of mixed game action, Lok Chan defeated Drew Scott in heads-up play to win Event #35: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet at the 2022 World Series of Poker in its new home at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas. The popular mix of big bet variants attracted 281 runners to generate a prize pool of $625,225.

Chan took home the top prize of $144,338, along with his first bracelet, on his maiden trip from Hong Kong to Las Vegas for the WSOP.

Event #35: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet Final Table Results

1Lok ChanHong Kong$144,338
2Drew ScottCanada$89,206
3Rami BoukaiUnited States$61,675
4Michael TrivettUnited States$43,378
5Christopher SmithUnited States$31,045
6Galen HallUnited States$22,617
7Aaron KupinUnited States$16,777

Winner's Reaction

The champ is only 22 years old, but he has played poker for quite some time.

"I have played for seven years after I learned from my brother when I was 15," Chan said in his post-win interview with PokerNews.

Chan's first trip to Las Vegas for the WSOP is also his first opportunity to play mixed games in a live tournament format. His interest in variants has increased over the last couple of years after playing online.

"I'm not winning that much in hold'em these days, so I play mixed games online a lot. It's my first time I've ever played live.

"When I turned 17 or 18, I would go to Taiwan and play live tournaments and I would play cash online. This is my first time coming to Las Vegas for the WSOP. I was lucky enough to stay alive and have a chance to get a bracelet."

The newly-crowned champion plans to spend much more time at the 2022 WSOP and perhaps get a shot at a second bracelet.

"I am definitely playing the Main Event because that's what I came here for. I may take a one-day break and have a rest with my friends and my wife. We are going out and I will rest up for the rest of the series."

Day 3 Action

Day 3 got off to a fast start when Andrew Robl was eliminated on the very first hand of play. Robl attempted to draw to a straight flush in No-Limit Five Card Draw High, but Richard Ashby's two pair held to score the knockout.

Several players were lost in the opening levels of the day, including Schuyler Thornton, Michael Savakinas, and Craig Chait. Keith Lehr bowed out in 13th place to bring the tournament down to two tables.

Soon to hit the rail before final table action were Ashby, Scott Bohlman, Renan Bruschi, Patrick Leonard and Ryan Moriarty, who fell to Scott's nine-eight in lowball to send the final seven players to an unofficial final table.

Out in seventh place was Aaron Kupin, who got it in while drawing one with eight-seven in No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw, but he drew a queen and was knocked out by Rami Boukai. Following in sixth place was Galen Hall, who was knocked out when Scott made a wheel in Pot-Limit Omaha 8 or Better.

Christopher Smith was out in fifth after he drew to an eight-five in lowball, but he peeled an ace and lost to Chan's nine-six. Following closely in fourth was Michael Trivett after he got scooped by Scott in Omaha 8 or Better.

Michael Trivett
Michael Trivett

Three-handed play ended quickly when Boukai attempted to make a straight in No-Limit Five Card Draw High, but he missed his draw and Scott's two pair sent him off in third place.

The final two battled for less than an hour, and the big moment came when Chan caught runner-runner tens to beat Scott's pocket kings in No-Limit Hold'em.

This concludes coverage of Event #35: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet. Congratulations to Lok Chan on his first WSOP bracelet! Be sure to keep it with the PokerNews team throughout the rest of the 2022 WSOP for live updates on all of your favorite tournaments.

Lok Chan
Lok Chan
Saturday, June 18, 2022 11:14 PM Local Time
Drew Scott Eliminated in 2nd Place ($89,206)

Drew Scott

No-Limit Hold'em

Lok Chan raised on the button to 155,000 and was three-bet by Drew Scott to 425,000. Chan the announced all in and Scott quickly called.

Drew Scott:   
Lok Chan:   

Scott was ahead, and remained in front after the     flop. Chan got picked up outs with the   turn, and Scott could only look away as the   hit the river. Scott shook Chan's hand as his run came to an end in second place.

Lok Chan9,835,0003,280,000
Drew Scott0-3,280,000
Saturday, June 18, 2022 11:03 PM Local Time
Scott Gets Value

Pot-Limit 2-7 Triple Draw

Drew Scott's raise to 155,000 was called by Lok Chan and both players asked the dealer for one card.

Both players checked before Scott and Chan took one again. Chan check-called a bet of 180,000 and took one, while Scott patted. Chan checked to Scott, he slid in a bet of 325,000. Chan took a moment before making the call, only to hear Scott say "eight perfect".

Scott revealed       to close the gap on Chan.

Lok Chan6,555,000-930,000
Drew Scott3,280,000930,000
Saturday, June 18, 2022 10:49 PM Local Time
Chan Extends Chip Lead

Pot-Limit Omaha

After splitting the first few hands of heads up play, Lok Chan raised to 180,000 and Drew Scott defended to the     flop.

Chan led for 90,000, which Scott called before the   turn. Chan bet again, this time for 275,000, and Scott promptly raised to 875,000. Both players then checked the   river, and Scott showed some frustration when Chan revealed      to widen his chip lead.

Lok Chan7,485,0001,050,000
Drew Scott2,350,000-1,050,000
Saturday, June 18, 2022 10:39 PM Local Time
Level 29 started
Level: 29
Blinds: 0/0
Ante: 0
Saturday, June 18, 2022 10:32 PM Local Time
Rami Boukai Eliminated in 3rd Place ($61,675)

Rami Boukai

No-Limit Five Card Draw High

Rami Boukai open-shoved his last 650,000 and Drew Scott called quickly. Both players drew one.

Rami Boukai:      /  
Drew Scott:      /  

Boukai peeled a   and could not improve against Scott's two pair to stay in the tournament.

Lok Chan6,435,000635,000
Drew Scott3,400,000850,000
Rami Boukai0-525,000
Saturday, June 18, 2022 10:16 PM Local Time
Michael Trivett Eliminated in 4th Place ($43,378)

Michael Trivett

Pot-Limit Omaha 8 or Better

One hand after folding to Lok Chan with his stack at risk, Michael Trivett three-bet Drew Scott for his remaining 480,000 chips and was quickly called.

Michael Trivett:     
Drew Scott:     

Trivett trailed from the start, and the       runout was no help. Scott scooped the pot, eliminating Trivett in 4th place.

Lok Chan5,800,0001,350,000
Drew Scott2,550,0001,180,000
Rami Boukai525,000-1,425,000
Michael Trivett0-1,780,000
Saturday, June 18, 2022 9:52 PM Local Time
Chan and Trivett Take Hands in NLH

No-Limit Hold'em

Lok Chan raised to 130,000 from the small blind and Drew Scott called from teh big blind. The flop was     and Chan checked. Scott bet 160,000 and Chan called. The turn was   and both players checked to see   on the river. Chan fired a bet of 625,00 and Scott got away from it to give up the pot.

A few hands later, action was three ways with 450,000 in the pot and       on the board. Trivett bet 325,000 and Chan folded before Boukai went into the tank. Boukai called after several minutes and Trivett showed    for a flush. Chan tossed the losing hand in the muck.

Lok Chan4,450,000-400,000
Rami Boukai1,950,000-205,000
Michael Trivett1,780,000605,000
Drew Scott1,370,000-290,000
Saturday, June 18, 2022 9:37 PM Local Time
Christopher Smith Eliminated in 5th Place ($31,045)

Christopher Smith

Pot-Limit 2-7 Triple Draw

Christopher Smith moved all in under the gun for 170,000 and found a caller in Lok Chan. Smith drew two and gasped as Chan announced pat.

Chan remained pat through the remaining two draws, with Smith taking one each time.

Christopher Smith:      /  
Lok Chan:      

Smith was drawing live, but flipped over the   to end his run in 5th place.

Lok Chan4,850,000270,000
Rami Boukai2,155,000-20,000
Drew Scott1,660,0000
Michael Trivett1,175,000-80,000
Christopher Smith0-165,000
Saturday, June 18, 2022 9:30 PM Local Time
Level 28 started
Level: 28
Blinds: 0/0
Ante: 0
Saturday, June 18, 2022 9:30 PM Local Time
Chan Pressures Scott

Pot-Limit 2-7 Triple Draw

Lok Chan raised to 120,00 and Drew Scott called from the big blind. Both players drew one.

Chan bet the pot after the first draw and Scott called 280,000. Both players took one on the second draw.

After the second draw, Chan bet the pot again and placed eight T-100,000 chips into the middle. It was too much for Scott and he got away from it before the third draw.

Lok Chan4,580,000775,000
Rami Boukai2,175,000425,000
Drew Scott1,660,000-450,000
Michael Trivett1,255,00020,000
Christopher Smith165,000-630,000
Saturday, June 18, 2022 9:17 PM Local Time
Smith Draws a Double

No-Limit Five Card Draw High

Lok Chan raised to 130,000 and quickly called when Christopher Smith moved all in for his last 315,000. Smith drew three and Chan took one, before both players turned over their hands.

Christopher Smith:    /    
Lok Chan:      /  

Smith turned his cards over one at a time, needing to find a king or a pair after revealing the   and  . In a swift motion, Smith flipped over the   to make a better two pair, and Chan was unable to improve with the   giving Smith the double.

Smith then three-bet all in on the very next hand adding even more chips to his stack.

Lok Chan3,805,000-315,000
Drew Scott2,110,0000
Rami Boukai1,750,0000
Michael Trivett1,235,0000
Christopher Smith795,000450,000
Saturday, June 18, 2022 9:05 PM Local Time
Galen Hall Eliminated in 6th Place ($22,617)

Galen Hall

Pot-Limit Omaha 8 or Better

Christopher Smith raised to 120,000 from the cutoff and Drew Scott called from the small blind. Galen Hall shoved his last 150,000 from the big blind and both Smith and Scott called.

The flop was     and both remaining players checked to see   on the turn. Scott fired a pot bet of 490,000 and Smith ducked out of the way.

Hall turned over     , but Scott had      for the wheel. The river was   and Hall was eliminated from the tournament in sixth place for $22,617.

Lok Chan4,120,000-205,000
Drew Scott2,110,000575,000
Rami Boukai1,750,000225,000
Michael Trivett1,235,000-200,000
Christopher Smith345,000-460,000
Galen Hall0-290,000
Saturday, June 18, 2022 8:53 PM Local Time
Aaron Kupin Eliminated in 7th Place ($16,777)

Aaron Kupin

No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw

Rami Boukai opened under the gun to 125,000 and was called by Drew Scott on the button and Galen Hall in the small blind. Aaron Kupin then committed the rest of his short stack in a four-way pot.

Hall, Boukai and Scott all drew one, while Kupin slid three cards into the middle. The action checked around and Boukai announced "queen" before Scott mucked.

Aaron Kupin:      /  
Rami Boukai:      
Galen Hall:      

Hall's pair of deuces was no good, while Kupin peeled his final draw card needing any non-paired card lower than a queen. Kupin flipped over a queen, ending his run to the final table in seventh place.

Lok Chan4,325,0000
Drew Scott1,535,000-125,000
Rami Boukai1,525,000515,000
Michael Trivett1,435,0000
Christopher Smith805,0000
Galen Hall290,000-125,000
Aaron Kupin0-175,000
Saturday, June 18, 2022 8:40 PM Local Time
Hellmuth Controversy: Poker Brat's Chips Swiped on Break
Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth

Controversy struck the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Event #38: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw Championship when Phil Hellmuth went on break only to discover his chips had been swiped by defending champion Farzad Bonyadi, who wasn't at-fault in the incident.

On break, as the tournament dwindled down to 21 players, the staff broke the fourth table, leaving just three remaining tables. When the "Poker Brat" returned, he noticed his chips were gone and that they had somehow ended up in Bonyadi's possession.

Immediately after the situation arose, the WSOP staff approached the table to investigate. There was no doubt that Hellmuth had a stack in play before leaving the table, but it wasn't clear the exact size of his stack. The surveillance camera was reviewed to determine the size of Hellmuth's stack, which the 16-time bracelet winner estimated was more than 130,000.

While the investigation occurred, PokerNews spoke with Hellmuth to hear his side of the story.

Click here to read the entire story!

Saturday, June 18, 2022 8:31 PM Local Time
Level 27 started
Level: 27
Blinds: 0/0
Ante: 0
Saturday, June 18, 2022 7:48 PM Local Time
PokerNews Podcast: Negreanu Blackmailed, Bilzerian Out at GGPoker & Recent WSOP Winners
Daniel Negreanu PN Podcast
Daniel Negreanu PN Podcast

In the latest edition of the PokerNews Podcast, Sarah Herring, Chad Holloway, and Jesse Fullen bring you all the latest from the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas. That includes highlighting all the recent bracelet winners and even interviews with the likes of Adam Friedman, Mike Jukich, Christopher Chatman, and Dominick Sarle. They also chat with MSPT Venetian $1,600 Main Event champ Shea Quintin, who won $325K on his first visit to Vegas!

They also offer a preview of the PokerNews Cup at Golden Nugget June 24-28, talk about how Daniel Negreanu is getting blackmailed for supposedly abandoning a family in Lake Havasu, why Dan Bilzerian is no longer with GGPoker, who actually signed two new ambassadors, and bring you the latest on a rematch between Phil Hellmuth and Scott Seiver on High Stakes Duel III.

Finally, they preview the upcoming BetMGM Poker Championship from June 23-26 at ARIA Resort & Casino.

Listen to those stories and more on the latest PokerNews Podcast!

Click here to listen to the new PN Podcast!

Saturday, June 18, 2022 7:47 PM Local Time
Break Time Chip Counts

The final seven players are now on a 45-minute dinner break. Play will continue at approximately 8:30 p.m. local time.

Lok Chan4,325,000875,000
Drew Scott1,660,000235,000
Michael Trivett1,435,000-205,000
Rami Boukai1,010,000210,000
Christopher Smith805,0005,000
Galen Hall415,000-985,000
Aaron Kupin175,000-225,000
Saturday, June 18, 2022 7:37 PM Local Time
Boukai Raises the River

Big O

Rami Boukai limped from the small blind and Michael Trivett checked his option to the     flop. Boukai led for 40,000 and was called by Trivett to see the   turn.

Boukai checked to Trivett, who fired 150,000. Boukai did not take long before moving all in for his remaining 520,000 chips. Trivett mucked, and Boukai took it down.

Michael Trivett1,640,000-285,000
Rami Boukai800,000290,000
Saturday, June 18, 2022 7:23 PM Local Time
Trivett Gaining Ground

Michael Trivett

Pot-Limit 2-7 Triple Draw

Michael Trivett opened to 75,000 under the gun, only to be called by Galen Hall on the button and Rami Boukai in the big blind. Hall and Boukai each drew one, while Trivett took two.

The action checked to Hall, who bet 175,000 and was called by Trivett with Boukai bowing out. Each player drew one, and Trivett checked again.

Hall bet 300,000 and was called by Trivett, who tabled      . Hall slid his cards into the much, and Trivett added a nice pot to his stack.

Michael Trivett1,925,000750,000
Galen Hall1,400,000-650,000
Rami Boukai510,000-115,000