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

Sunday, June 26, 2022 to Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Event #54: $500 SALUTE to Warriors - No-Limit Hold’em

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  • Buy-in: $500
  • Prizepool: $1,444,050
  • Entries: 3,209
  • Remaining: 0


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Sunday, June 26, 2022 1:49 PM Local Time
Play Resumes

Play has resumed after a 10 - 15 minute delay coming back from first break.

Sunday, June 26, 2022 1:36 PM Local Time
Registration for $1,100 Buy-In, $1 Million GTD PokerNews Up Open Until ~8:45 p.m. Tonight!

PokerNews Cup Golden Nugget

Today is the final flight for the $1,100 buy-in, $1,000,000 Guaranteed PokerNews Cup at Golden Nugget Las Vegas! Late registration will close at approximately 8:45 p.m. local time.

The tournament featured three starting flights and the surviving players from each flight will return at Noon on Monday, June 27 to play down to the final table, which will play out at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28.

PokerNews will be on-site throughout the duration to offer live updates, videos, social media content, and more.

Find out all about this can't-miss event!

Sunday, June 26, 2022 1:16 PM Local Time
Players Are Now On Their First Break

The first break of the day is upon us. We'll come back to Level 4.

Already 2,081 entrants have taken seats in the Paris Ballroom.

One more 15-minute break will be after Level 6, before a 75-minute dinner break after Level 9.

Sunday, June 26, 2022 1:11 PM Local Time
Colquhoun Chip Leading Yet Another Event

Shaun Colquhoun

It seems every event he plays this summer, he is chip leader at some point, Shaun Colquhoun is again at the top of the leaderboard in this ever-growing 2,000 player field.

In the latest pot Colquhoun had called an all in from his opponent on a flop of    

Shaun Colquhoun:   

The turn was a   and river a  , giving another big pot to the ex-military man, as he dodged the spade outs of his opponent.

Shaun Colquhoun208,00090,000
Sunday, June 26, 2022 12:51 PM Local Time
Schneider Doubles After Getting Runner Runner Help

Ryan Schneider had limped in from under the gun when his opponent in the hijack raised to 1,200 chips. The cutoff, small blind and big blind all flat-called the bet, before Schneider moved all in for his last 25,900 chips.

The hijack player called, covering Schneider, and the other players folded.

Ryan Schneider:   

The board ran out       to give Schneider the runner-runner straight for the win.

The perhaps slightly embarrassed Schneider told PokerNews ''Really bad play gets super lucky''. Another player at the table said ''He thought he had Ace-Queen'' as the two laughed. The opponent who lost with the kings, wasn't very happy about the outcome, however.

Ryan Schneider55,60055,600
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Sunday, June 26, 2022 12:38 PM Local Time
Xu Takes Down Five Way Pot

To a flop five ways with 6,000 chips in the pot, ZhaoLei Xu, also known as Leo, checked his small blind on a flop of    . It was checked to the button who lead for 3,000, Xu and the big blind called.

The   slowed everyone down, as it was checked through to the river.

A   completed the board and Xu bet out 6,000 to which both the big blind and button folded.

ZhaoLei Xu65,00065,000
Sunday, June 26, 2022 12:24 PM Local Time
Notables In The Field
Shaun Colquhoun118,0000
Loic Debregeas50,00050,000
Alexandre Mantovani50,00050,000
Barry Greenstein50,00050,000
Sunday, June 26, 2022 11:59 AM Local Time
Colquhoun In The Mix Again, Among Early Chip Leaders

Shaun Colquhoun

Shaun Colquhoun has busted a player already. He got the hand on video and showed PokerNews the footage. He was all in on a board of     .

Shaun Colquhoun:   

The   river didn't help his opponent and the Las Vegas native has started well.

Shaun Colquhoun118,00069,000
Sunday, June 26, 2022 11:49 AM Local Time
Greenstein Busts First Bullet Already

Barry Greenstein was in the field but busted on the first level. Apparently, he got all his chips in preflop with    against the    of his opponent and the board didn't run out well for him.

The event allows for one reentry though, so Greenstein should be back on the felt shortly.

Barry Greenstein00
Sunday, June 26, 2022 11:44 AM Local Time
O'Hare Takes A Little One From Colquhoun

After Dave O'Hare led 500 chips from the cutoff on a board of    , Shaun Colquhoun called.

The turn brought a   and again O'Hare bet, this time 3,500. Colquhoun called again to set up a river.

The   completed the board and after a bet of around 5,000 from O'Hare, Colquhoun quickly let his holding go.

Colquhoun, who had a really deep run in Event #1: $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em, is a veteran himself.

We'll hear more from his story as the day progresses.

Dave O'Hare52,00052,000
Shaun Colquhoun49,00049,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Sunday, June 26, 2022 11:08 AM Local Time
Brief Delay

Color Guard

There has been a slight delay to the start of the event. Action will be underway momentarily after a short speech by Jack Effel and salute by the U.S. service representatives.

Sunday, June 26, 2022 10:20 AM Local Time
Welcome to Event #54: $500 Salute to Warriors No-Limit Hold'em

Eric Zhang

Event #54: $500 Salute to Warriors No-Limit Hold'em kicks off today at 11:00 a.m. The tournament is a fantastic opportunity for players to make a difference to help charity, with a percentage of the buy-in going toward vertaran-related charities.

The 2021 version of the event drew a field of 1,738 players with Eric Zhang the winner after three days of play, netting himself $102,465 for his efforts. This is the third instance of this event, after the inaugural event in 2019.

With a $500 buy-in, $40 of which is a donation to charity, this event is sure to draw players from all kinds of backgrounds who want to do their part to help while also playing for a nice payday.

The tournament will play out over three days once again, with 40 minute levels and a 50,000 starting stack. On Day 1, 17 levels will be played with a 75-minute dinner break after Level 9 (~5:40 p.m). Late registration will close after the dinner break at the start of Level 10 (~6:55 p.m.).

Stay tuned to PokerNews for all the up to date action on the event as well as all other events running today at the 2022 World Series of Poker from Bally's and Paris Las Vegas.