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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 #55: $1,000 TAG TEAM No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $1,000
  • Prizepool: $406,285
  • Entries: 913
  • Remaining: 0


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Sunday, June 26, 2022 6:31 PM Local Time
Team McEwen Leave Opponent on Fumes

Preston McEwen

The cutoff raised to 1,100 and Preston McEwen of Team McEwen defended his big blind.

The dealer fanned a flop of     and McEwen check-raised the continuation bet of 1,100 to 3,000 and his opponent called.

The   hit the turn and McEwen continued, firing a bet of 5,000 and was quickly called.

The   landed on the river and McEwen dropped two chips across the line for a bet of 10,000. His opponent who had 3,800 left pushed his cards into the muck and the dealer pushed the pot to McEwen.

Preston McEwen - Johnny Masters34,500
Sunday, June 26, 2022 6:19 PM Local Time
Team Wang Cracks Aces and Gets Paid

With about 30,000 chips in the middle, the completed board read       and Yingee Yan of Team Wang jammed her stack of about 34,000 in the middle.

The button was the only opponent in the hand and went into the tank for about two minutes. Eventually, the button put some chips across the line to call off his stack of about 27,000 and saw the bad news as Yan tabled    for a full house and his    was tabled before he left the tournament.

Ying Wang - Yingee Yan91,00091,000
Juliet Hegedus - Lily Kiletto10,00010,000
Sunday, June 26, 2022 5:56 PM Local Time
Team Spragg Wins One with King-High

Marle Spragg

Marle Spragg of Team Spragg raised to 1,100 in middle position and the hijack made the call.

Both players checked down on the board of       and Spragg tabled    and her opponent pushed his cards into the muck.

Marle Spragg - Gary Cordeiro15,500
Sunday, June 26, 2022 5:48 PM Local Time
Some Current Counts and Busts
Brad Knipping - Dave Knipping73,00025,000
Brad Owen - Andrew Neeme52,000-5,000
Mike Ruter - Samy Dighlawi50,00019,700
Jason Koon - James Brady42,00030,000
Erik Seidel - Maria Konnikova36,0008,900
Michael Marder - Catherine Dever25,400
Justin Garcia - Grace Lim15,9003,500
Melanie Weisner - Dylan Wilkerson13,700-23,300
Jim Hyman - Steve Hettleman7,000-14,800
Ethan 'Rampage' Yau - Kiran 'Close2Broke' Raina0
Sunday, June 26, 2022 5:38 PM Local Time
Team Curtis Clashes with Team Brandt

On a multi-way flop of    , Connor Curtis of Team Curtis bet 1,200 and found one caller in Catherine Brandt of Team Brandt.

The turn was the   and the action went check-check.

Then on the   river, Curtis bet 3,500 and Brandt went into the tank for a moment before making the call and tabled    for trip aces. But then Curtis flipped over    to out-kick her and won the pot.

Connor Curtis - Johnathan x35,000
Catherine Brandt- Ryan Laplante12,00012,000
Sunday, June 26, 2022 5:30 PM Local Time
Team Ho on the Right Side of a Cooler

A player in middle position raised to 1,000 before the hijack three-bet. Nemo Zhou was in the big blind and thought about it for a few moments before jamming for about 15,000. The original raiser snap-mucked and the three-bettor made the call for about 13,000.

Team Ho:   

It was a preflop cooler and Zhou's opponent couldn't catch up as the board ran out      .

Maria Ho - Nemo Zhou27,60013,800
Sunday, June 26, 2022 4:58 PM Local Time
Aces Hold for Team Owen

A player raised to 2,000 in middle position and the action folded to Andrew Neeme of Team Owen who put in a three-bet to 4,500. The original raiser thought it over for about 15 seconds and ripped his stack of about 20,000 in the middle. Neeme snap called and both hands were tabled.

Middle Position:   
Andrew Neeme:   

Neeme had his opponent dominated with his pocket aces and the board ran out      .

Brad Owen - Andrew Neeme57,000
Sunday, June 26, 2022 4:47 PM Local Time
Team Knipping's River Bet Takes it

On the turn of     , there were five players in the pot and the action checked to a player in middle position as he put out a bet of 1,700. Only Brad Knipping of Team Knipping made the call in the small blind.

The   completed the board and Knipping took the lead, putting a bet of 3,200 in front of him. His opponent instantly mucked as the dealer pushed the pot to Knipping.

Brad Knipping - Dave Knipping48,00027,400
Sunday, June 26, 2022 4:41 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
K.L Cleeton - Veronica Brill33,50014,600
Maria Ho - Nemo Zhou13,80013,800
Justin Garcia - Grace Lim12,4006,300
David Peters - Haylee Hanah7,700-5,500
Haven Werner - Thomas Taylor7,600-11,400
Lisa Pickell - Dano Arluison0-4,400
Sunday, June 26, 2022 4:37 PM Local Time
Team Polychronopoulos Tanks Three Minutes; Makes Right Decision

Athanasios Polychronopoulos

A player limped in early position before Athanasios Polychronopoulos of Team Polychronopoulos raised to 1,500 in the hijack. The button, big blind and limper all made the call.

The flop came     and the big blind jammed quickly. The original limper asked for a count and after hearing it was 11,200 he tossed his cards into the muck. Polychronopoulos went deep into the tank for about three minutes before making the call for 11,100. The button snap-folded and both hands were tabled.

Team Polychronopoulos:   
Big blind:   

The big blind had flopped a pair of nines but was behind Polychronopoulos' pair of queens. The   hit the turn and the   landed on the river for Polychronopoulos to double and leave his opponent just with 100 in chips.

Athanasios Polychronopoulos - Jake Schwartz30,300
Sunday, June 26, 2022 4:30 PM Local Time
Team Updates
Johnnie Moreno-Edgar Martinez47,00047,000
Alex Outhred- Katie Perello22,50022,500
Ian Steinman- Justin Steinman21,00021,000
Salah Levy- Eric Mizrachi20,00020,000
Sunday, June 26, 2022 3:57 PM Local Time
Team Maxie Make Tough Call

On a completed board of      , Aubrey Maxie was faced with a pot-sized bet of 10,000 and went deep into the tank before tossing in a call.

His opponent announced queen-high before Maxie tabled    for two pair and took down the pot.

Aubrey Maxie - Erica Maxie53,000
Sunday, June 26, 2022 3:56 PM Local Time
Team Hendee Takes it Down

After a raise preflop, Paul Hendee of team Hendee was heads up against his opponent on the button on a     flop. Hendee checked, then called a bet of 1,000.

On the turn  , Hendee checked to his opponent, who bet again, this time for 2,100. Hendee then check-raised to 7,000, which produced an eventual fold from his adversary.

"Show the bluff!" Someone yelled, and Hendee then slapped over    for a whopping 9- high.

"Don't try to raise me with garbage, buddy boy!" Hendee announced as he scooped in the pot- a nice present for the birthday boy.

Paul Hendee- Paul Mattioda34,40034,400
Sunday, June 26, 2022 3:46 PM Local Time
Team Seidel Take One Down

Maria Konnikova

Maria Konnikova of Team Seidel was seen with all of her chips across the line on the completed board of      . There were roughly 17,000 chips in the pot and Konnikova's shove was for about 10,500. Her opponent gave it some thought and mucked his hand, sending a pot to Team Seidel.

Erik Seidel - Maria Konnikova27,10027,100
Sunday, June 26, 2022 3:29 PM Local Time
Current Chip Counts
Melanie Weisner - Dylan Wilkerson37,00037,000
Linda McCabe - Christian Soto35,0006,500
Mike Ruter - Samy Dighlawi30,3007,100
Chris Fitzjarrald - Brian Hamel25,0001,900
Brad Knipping - Dave Knipping20,600600
Jerod Smith - Melissa Bryne20,000
Haven Werner - Thomas Taylor19,00019,000
K.L Cleeton - Veronica Brill18,900-1,100
Chad Holloway - Yori Epskamp14,300-1,500
David Peters - Haylee Hanah13,20013,200
Jason Koon - James Brady12,00012,000
Maurice Hawkins - Jeffrey Silverstein9,000-3,800
Justin Garcia - Grace Lim6,100-13,900
Sunday, June 26, 2022 3:14 PM Local Time
Team Bogdan Binks River

PokerNews came up on the action when Trina Newberry of Team Newberry three-bet to 9,700 after a previous raise. Monteano Bogdan in late position then four-bet all in for 13,800, which put the button player in a tough spot. He had 2,800 already committed but he eventually let it go and Newberry called the all-in, which put Bogdan at risk.

Monteano Bogdan:   
Trina Newberry:   

Although Newberry was a huge favorite, the runout of       gave Bogdan a straight, awarding him the pot for a big double.

Monteanu Bogdan-Marculescu Virgil29,00029,000
Trina Newberry-Jesse Ayalla19,00019,000
Sunday, June 26, 2022 3:01 PM Local Time
Team Baryames Leaves Team Pickell Short

Lisa Pickell of Team Pickell raised to 500 in early position and Chuck Baryames of Team Baryames called in the cutoff.

The dealer fanned a flop of     and Pickell check-called a bet of 400 from Baryames.

The   hit the turn and Pickell check-called another bet, this time the bet was 1,100.

When the   hit the river Pickell checked for the third time and Baryames fired a bet of 3,400.

"You hit the ace didn't you!" Pickell said before making the call.

Baraymes tabled    for two pair and Pickell mucked her hand as she said with a smile on her face, "I knew my pocket tens were good until the river."

Chuck Baryames - Jonathan Tieszen34,000
Lisa Pickell - Dano Arluison4,400
Sunday, June 26, 2022 2:45 PM Local Time
Team McCabe Looking for First Bracelet

Linda McCabe

Linda McCabe from Seattle, WA of Team McCabe has started to spin up her stack. McCabe has partnered up with Solve for Y's Christian Soto and they are looking to capture their first World Series of Poker gold bracelets together.

Linda McCabe - Christian Soto28,5008,500
Sunday, June 26, 2022 2:33 PM Local Time
Team Hyman Flops a Set

Three players saw a flop of    , creating a pot of 1,400. The big blind and the player in middle position checked to Jim Hyman of Team Hyman and he put out a bet of 600. The big blind check raised to 1,600 and only Hyman called.

The   hit the turn and the big blind continued for 2,100 and was met with a quick call from Hyman.

The   hit the river and both players checked. Hyman instantly opened    for a set of twos on the flop and his opponent mucked her hand.

Linda McCabe - Christian Soto30,0001,200
Mike Ruter - Samy Dighlawi23,2003,200
Jim Hyman - Steve Hettleman21,800
Chad Holloway - Yori Epskamp15,800
Sunday, June 26, 2022 2:31 PM Local Time
Team Garcia Gets There on River

On a flop of    , Richard Hallum of team Garcia led out for 1,500 and got one caller from Doug Friedman of Team Friedman, under the gun.

The turn came the  , and this time Hallum checked and Friedman bet 3,000, which Hallum called.

But on the river  , Hallum moved all in for 12,000, much to the disgust of Friedman.

"Wow what a s**t river, what a s***ty s***ty river," he groaned as he folded    for a flopped two pair. Hallum then showed him he made the right laydown when he tabled   .

Friedman, who usually relies greatly on his good looks to intimidate opponents, vowed to make the "sickest comeback ever" and made a good start to that by doubling up the following hand.