Saturday, June 25, 2022 2:44 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 10 hours ago)
Foxen Leads $250,000 Super High Roller Final Table in Hunt for First Bracelet
It's a case of those with a bracelet against those without a bracelet as we head into the final day of Event #50: $250,000 Super High Roller on Saturday.
Three of the last eight players are without bracelets, and what a way it would be to get on the board by winning the biggest buy-in event of the summer. However, it will be a tough task against the remaining five who have a combined 20 WSOP bracelets between them.
$250,000 Super High Roller Final Table Chip Counts
|Final Table||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Dan Zack||United States||4,375,000||15|
|2||Martin Kabrhel||Czech Republic||17,800,000||59|
|3||Phil Ivey||United States||7,300,000||24|
|4||Brandon Steven||United States||7,850,000||26|
|6||Alex Foxen||United States||24,150,000||81|
|7||Chris Hunichen||United States||12,375,000||41|
|8||Sam Soverel||United States||3,200,000||11|
Leading the way is Alex Foxen, who doubled on the direct money bubble and then burst it to soar up the counts, and he held on to that lead until the end of the day. Foxen is still without a bracelet, as is Chris Hunichen and Brandon Steven who also bagged at the end of Day 2.
The final table is rounded out by multiple bracelet winners Phil Ivey, Dan Zack and Adrian Mateos, with former bracelet winner Sam Soverel the short stack.
Day 2 Recap
Four new entrants joined the field at the start of Day 2 — Brandon Steven, Stanley Tang, Cary Katz and Michael Moncek — with Moncek lasting less than 15 minutes before busting.
That was longer than Bryn Kenney lasted, running into the pocket queens of Daniel Negreanu in one of the first hands of the day.
Negreanu himself would go on to bust, getting it in good with pocket tens against the queen-ten suited of David Peters, only for his opponent to make a runner-runner flush. It would be a fiery exit, with Negreanu throwing his vlogging equipment at a wall after the river card was dealt, before leaving the tournament area.
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Spaniard Adrian Mateos had started the day out as the chip leader, but it was none other than Phil Ivey who moved up the counts during the early stages to lead at the first break.
Meanwhile, Martin Kabrhel was his usual self; equal parts entertaining and tilting as he sparred with almost everyone at the table over the course of the day.
As the field dwindled, it was current WSOP Player of the Year leader Dan Zack who took over as chip leader with two tables remaining. Just nine places were paid, and with Tang and Katz both busting at the hands of Zack, strengthening his position at the top of the counts.
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After the eliminations of Seth Davies, $100,000 High Roller champion Aleksejs Ponakovs and Jason Koon, the tournament was on the direct money bubble with plenty of healthy stacks pointing to a lengthy bubble period.
Alex Foxen could have found himself on the receiving end of one of the ugliest bubble eliminations after getting pocket aces in against the ace-king of Zack, but held to take the chip lead before Nick Petrangelo bust in tenth, losing a flip against Foxen.
This saw Foxen take the chip lead into the final table, with Henrik Hecklen becoming the first elimination in the money before the players bagged for the night.
The final table will resume on Saturday, June 25 at 3 p.m. with a PokerGO stream scheduled to start at 4 p.m.
Saturday, June 25, 2022 2:38 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 10 hours ago)
End of Play
Players are bagging up at the end of play on Day 2. There was some discussion over what time they will be returning on Day 3, with Martin Kabrhel under the impression that play would resume at 4 p.m.
However, the other seven players agreed that play would resume at 3 p.m. with the stream starting an hour later. There were several arguments and counter-arguments — including some involving the rail — before Phil Ivey got to his feet.
"I'm leaving," said Ivey. "So 3 p.m.?"
The assembled players, rail, staff and media all burst out laughing as tournament officials confirmed that play would resume at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 25.
|Alex Foxen||24,150,000||50,000 |
|Martin Kabrhel||17,800,000||-200,000 |
|Chris Hunichen||12,375,000||-625,000 |
|Brandon Steven||7,850,000||-1,650,000 |
|Phil Ivey||7,300,000||-250,000 |
|Adrian Mateos||6,950,000||825,000 |
|Dan Zack||4,375,000||-1,650,000 |
|Sam Soverel||3,200,000||125,000 |
Saturday, June 25, 2022 2:25 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 10 hours ago)
Henrik Hecklen Eliminated in 9th Place ($414,815)
Martin Kabrhel opened to 525,000 on the button. Henrik Hecklen three-bet all in for 7,075,000 from the big blind. Kabrhel used a time bank before calling.
"You bluffing me Denmark!" said Kabrhel. "Such a big tournament. You must be very rich."
The flop gave Kabrhel a full house, but Hecklen still had outs to stay alive. The turn and river were bricks, and with Kabrhel covering his opponent Hecklen became the first elimination in the money.
|Martin Kabrhel||18,000,000||7,700,000 |
|Henrik Hecklen||0||-6,950,000 |
Saturday, June 25, 2022 2:23 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 10 hours ago)
Small Pots for Hunichen and Kabrhel
Alex Foxen raised to 500,000 in early position and picked up three callers including Chris Hunichen on his left. The flop came and Foxen continued with a bet of 700,000. Hunichen raised to 2,200,000 which got everyone to fold.
A couple of hands later, Martin Kabrhel raised to 500,000 in the cutoff and Henrik Hecklen called in the big blind. The flop fell and Hecklen check-called a bet of 400,000 from Kabrhel.
The landed on the turn and Hecklen checked again. Kabrhel announced a bet of 1,600,000 and Hecklen instantly folded.
|Alex Foxen||24,100,000||-2,500,000 |
|Chris Hunichen||13,000,000||3,300,000 |
|Martin Kabrhel||10,300,000||700,000 |
|Henrik Hecklen||6,950,000||-1,450,000 |
Saturday, June 25, 2022 2:09 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 10 hours ago)
Kabrhel a Lover, Not a Fighter?
"Have you ever been in a fight?" Chris Hunichen asked Martin Kabrhel.
"What do you mean? Like in a boxing ring or MMA?" replied Kabrhel.
"No like on the street," said Hunichen.
"No," replied Kabrhel. "Have you?"
"A few," said Hunichen.
"Did you win?" asked Kabrhel.
"I won some, I lost some," came the reply from Hunichen.
"Why are you asking me?" asked Kabrhel.
"I'm just curious," replied Hunichen.
|Chris Hunichen||9,700,000||-100,000 |
|Martin Kabrhel||9,600,000||500,000 |
Saturday, June 25, 2022 2:08 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 10 hours ago)
Hunichen vs Soverel
Chris Hunichen raised to 650,000 from the small blind and Sam Soverel called in the big blind.
Hunichen continued for 400,000 on the flop and Soverel mucked.
|Chris Hunichen||9,800,000||1,400,000 |
|Sam Soverel||3,075,000||-1,100,000 |
Saturday, June 25, 2022 2:02 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 10 hours ago)
Mateos Gets Some Back
After getting a couple of shoves through, Adrian Mateos just opened to 500,000 from under the gun this time. Martin Kabrhel called from the cutoff and they went heads-up to a flop of .
Mateos checked to Kabrhel who bet 575,000 on the flop. Mateos check-raised all in for 3,425,000 and Kabrhel asked for a count before ultimately sending his cards to the muck.
|Martin Kabrhel||9,100,000||-400,000 |
|Adrian Mateos||6,125,000||2,825,000 |
Saturday, June 25, 2022 1:47 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 11 hours ago)
Level 20 started
Saturday, June 25, 2022 1:43 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 11 hours ago)
Kabrhel Doubles, Much to Everyone's Displeasure
Martin Kabrhel limped in from early position which invited Phil Ivey and Brandon Steven to come along as well. Adrian Mateos raised to 1,100,000 on the button and only Kabrhel called.
The flop came and Kabrhel checked to Mateos who bet 700,000. Kabrhel raised to 3,175,000, leaving just 25,000 chips behind. Mateos thought for a minute and then just called.
The turn was the and Kabrhel stuck in his last chip. Mateos called and the cards were tabled. "What do you have Adrian?" Kabrhel asked before the cards were shown.
"Hopefully pocket fives," Alex Foxen chimed in.
Kabrhel showed for a pair of tens and a flush draw. Mateos revealed for two over cards and a straight draw. The river was the and Kabrhel held on for a double up much to everyone's shigrin.
"Well I'm glad everyone here was cheering for me," Kabrhel piped up. "Thanks for the support. Even you Phil, cheering for me." Ivey just looked sideways and gave Kabrhel a stare but said nothing.
|Martin Kabrhel||9,500,000||5,225,000 |
|Adrian Mateos||3,300,000||-5,000,000 |
Saturday, June 25, 2022 1:32 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 11 hours ago)
"Maybe Chop?" says Hecklen
Brandon Steven raised to 425,000 from the cutoff and got calls from Henrik Hecklen on the button and Alex Foxen in the big blind.
The flop checked to Hecklen who bet 400,000. Foxen check-raised to 1,200,000 and Steven folded.
Hecklen used a time bank before raising to 2,200,000 and Foxen called.
The pair then duly checked down the runout.
"Maybe chop?" said Hecklen but Foxen tabled for a better two pair and took down the pot.
|Alex Foxen||26,600,000||3,800,000 |
|Brandon Steven||9,500,000||-1,875,000 |
|Henrik Hecklen||8,400,000||-2,400,000 |
Saturday, June 25, 2022 1:25 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 11 hours ago)
Hecklen All But Doubles Through Foxen
Alex Foxen raised it up in early position and Henrik Hecklen called from the big blind. The flop came and Hecklen check-called a bet of 350,000 from Foxen.
The paired the board on the turn and Hecklen led out with a bet of 1,300,000. Foxen called and the landed on the river. Hecklen moved all but 25,000 chips into the middle for a bet of 3,425,000. Foxen went into the tank for over a minute before flicking in the call.
Hecklen turned over for a flopped straight and Foxen pitched his cards into the muck.
|Alex Foxen||22,800,000||-5,500,000 |
|Henrik Hecklen||10,800,000||5,100,000 |
Saturday, June 25, 2022 1:10 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 11 hours ago)
Final Table Draw
|Final Table||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Dan Zack||United States||6,025,000||30|
|2||Martin Kabrhel||Czech Republic||4,275,000||21|
|3||Phil Ivey||United States||7,550,000||38|
|4||Brandon Steven||United States||11,375,000||57|
|7||Alex Foxen||United States||28,300,000||142|
|8||Chris Hunichen||United States||8,400,000||42|
|9||Sam Soverel||United States||4,175,000||21|
|Alex Foxen||28,300,000||800,000 |
|Brandon Steven||11,375,000||-825,000 |
|Chris Hunichen||8,400,000||900,000 |
|Adrian Mateos||8,300,000||-150,000 |
|Phil Ivey||7,550,000||-100,000 |
|Dan Zack||6,025,000||-975,000 |
|Henrik Hecklen||5,700,000||-200,000 |
|Martin Kabrhel||4,275,000||-1,225,000 |
|Sam Soverel||4,175,000||-700,000 |
Saturday, June 25, 2022 1:07 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 11 hours ago)
Petrangelo Bubbles the Super High Roller
Nick Petrangelo raised to 400,000 in the cutoff and Alex Foxen announced all in as the big stack from the small blind. Petrangelo made sure the other table was finished their hand before calling off his stack of just over 6,000,000 chips.
Petrangelo was hoping to be in a dominating position but they were simply just coin-flipping. The flop came and Petrangelo picked up some counterfeit outs. The on the turn was of no help and the on the river meant Petrangelo was eliminated on the money bubble.
|Alex Foxen||27,500,000||7,000,000 |
|Nick Petrangelo||0||-7,950,000 |
Saturday, June 25, 2022 1:03 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 11 hours ago)
One Pair Good for Ivey
Blind on blind Phil Ivey bet 300,000 on the flop and Alex Foxen called.
Ivey bet again this time for 550,000 on the turn and again Foxen called. Both players checked the river and Ivey tentatively turned over for top pair. However, it was good and he took down the pot.
|Alex Foxen||20,500,000||-500,000 |
|Phil Ivey||7,650,000||750,000 |
Saturday, June 25, 2022 12:51 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 11 hours ago)
Hecklen Doubles Through Soverel to Stay Alive
Sam Soverel made it 425,000 to go on the button and Henrik Hecklen ripped all in for 2,800,000 in the big blind. Soverel quickly called and the cards were tabled once the action at the other table was completed.
It was a coin flip and Hecklen took the lead on the flop. The on the turn and the on the river were no help to Soverel who sent over a double up.
|Henrik Hecklen||5,900,000||3,800,000 |
|Sam Soverel||4,875,000||-1,450,000 |
Saturday, June 25, 2022 12:45 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 12 hours ago)
Aces vs. Ace-King on the Money Bubble
Phil Ivey folded under the gun and Alex Foxen raised to 450,000 in the next position. On the button, Dan Zack three-bet to 1,100,000 and the blinds both folded.
Foxen then four-bet to 2,875,000 and Zack asked how much he was playing before five-betting all in. Foxen called for 10,200,000.
The flop gave Zack a flush draw and a shot at bursting the Super High Roller bubble, but the , runout was safe and Foxen looked visibly relieved as he doubled into the chip lead.
|Alex Foxen||21,000,000||11,100,000 |
|Dan Zack||7,000,000||-10,900,000 |
Saturday, June 25, 2022 12:35 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 12 hours ago)
Steven Shows Aggression on Mateos
Adrian Mateos raised to 400,000 on the button and Brandon Steven called out of the big blind. The flop came and Steven checked to Mateos who continued for 350,000. Steven check-raised to 1,400,000 and Mateos called.
The turn was the and Steven splashed in a bet of 1,700,000. Mateos gave it the full 30 seconds and then decided to ditch his cards.
|Brandon Steven||12,200,000||175,000 |
|Adrian Mateos||8,450,000||575,000 |
Saturday, June 25, 2022 12:35 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 12 hours ago)
Chip Counts from Table 143
|Dan Zack||17,900,000||550,000 |
|Alex Foxen||9,900,000||-300,000 |
|Nick Petrangelo||7,950,000||825,000 |
|Phil Ivey||7,700,000||-600,000 |
|Chris Hunichen||7,500,000||1,500,000 |
Saturday, June 25, 2022 12:33 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 12 hours ago)
Saturday, June 25, 2022 12:30 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 12 hours ago)
Negreanu's Bad Run Continues