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

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 to Thursday, June 30, 2022

Event #60: $10,000 Short Deck No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $1,025,750
  • Entries: 110
  • Remaining: 0


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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 12:24 AM Local Time (about 47 days and 9 hours ago)
Sion Leads, Chidwick and Yu Among the Leaders After Day 1 of Event #60: $10,000 Short Deck No-Limit Hold'em

Elior Sion

It was a wild day on the felt in Event #60: $10,000 Short Deck No-Limit Hold'em at the 2022 WSOP at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas that saw chips flying in all directions throughout the opening eight levels. There were a total of 102 entries recorded and only 37 players bagged up chips to move on to Day 2.

After all the dust settled, it was Elior Sion who bagged up the largest stack of the day with 372,000 chips. Sion was one of the later entries after the last break of the day but quickly spun up his starting stack of 60,000 chips into the largest in the room. Sion is a former WSOP gold bracelet winner, with that coming in 2017 in the Poker Players Championship.

Event #60: $10,000 Short Deck No-Limit Hold'em Top 10 Chip Counts

1Elior SionUnited Kingdom372,000
2Stephen ChidwickUnited Kingdom352,000
3Leroy FanIreland335,200
4Ben YuUnited States314,100
5Michael WatsonCanada298,200
6Philip MarsicoUnited States288,300
7Anson TsangHong Kong281,500
8Seongsu KongSouth Korea280,200
9Jonathan DepaUnited States272,600
10Todd IvensUnited States260,800

Also among the leaders are Stephen Chidwick who bagged up 352,000 chips after some late-night heroics and four-time bracelet winner Ben Yu, who finished the night with 314,100 chips. Chidwick's hot run came on the heels of a bluff from the defending champion Chance Kornuth (196,700 chips) in the last level of the night. Chidwick rivered the second nuts and let Kornuth do all the betting for him.

The day kicked off at 3 p.m. with around 20 players taking their seats at the start of play but that number quickly escalated. With each player getting three bullets of 20,000 chips apiece, there was no shortage of action at any point. Some of those that were unlucky to hit the rail throughout the day include Justin Bonomo, Dario Sammartino, Shaun Deeb, Scott Seiver, and Felipe Ramos.

Chance Kornuth looks to defend his title
Chance Kornuth looks to defend his title

There were many others who managed to make their way unscathed through the day, minus some minor bumps in the road. Daniel Negreanu was forced to use his second bullet but managed to finish the day just shy of 100,000 chips. Others like Sam Soverel were at the mercy of the deck as they learned the game as the day went on. Soverel often used the "all-in or fold" strategy and that seemed to work for him much to the chagrin of Dan Zack who was forced to double him up.

In general, it was a fun day at the table for most with plenty of drinks going around the room. Late registration will remain open until the start of Day 2 which begins at 2 p.m. local time. The action will resume on Level 9 with the ante at 1,200 and the levels will continue to be 60 minutes in length. The schedule indicates that they will play down to the final five players but that remains to be determined depending on how the day pans out.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be back on the tournament floor to bring you all of the live updates throughout the day.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 12:23 AM Local Time (about 47 days and 9 hours ago)
Seat Draw For Day 2

Please note that late registration is still open, so the seat draw is subject to change.

Paris1343DID NOT REPORT 1 96,600
Paris1344David EldridgeUnited States91,000
Paris1346Scott SmileUnited States125,500
Paris1351Mike WatsonCanada298,200
Paris1352Chino RheemUnited States240,300
Paris1355Brian RastUnited States162,900
Paris1362Daniel NegreanuCanada97,500
Paris1363Chance KornuthUnited States196,700
Paris1366Leroy FanUnited States335,200
Paris1371Elior SionUnited Kingdom372,000
Paris1374Hongwei YuUnited States81,500
Paris1376Shota NakanishiJapan130,500
Paris1382Ryan RiessUnited States47,000
Paris1384Cary KatzUnited States145,400
Paris1385Todd IvensUnited States260,800
Paris1391David PetersUnited States166,700
Paris1393Stephen ChidwickUnited Kingdom352,000
Paris1396Moshe AvrahamUnited States111,900
Paris1401Philip MarsicoUnited States288,300
Paris1402Jonathan DepaUnited States272,600
Paris1404Daniel ChioUnited States68,400
Paris1405Carlos LeivaArgentina84,200
Paris1412Seongsu KongSouth Korea280,200
Paris1413Yong WangChina100,000
Paris1415Anson TsangHong Kong281,500
Paris1416Ben LambUnited States58,000
Paris1422Dan ZackUnited States57,000
Paris1423Ben YuUnited States314,100
Paris1425Nobuaki SasakiJapan73,300
Paris1426Shai WinogradUnited States61,500
Paris1433Shohei KamitaniJapan125,200
Paris1434Pieter AertsBelgium97,100
Paris1435Bin WengUnited States112,500
Paris1436Sam SoverelUnited States150,000
Paris1441Jacky WongCanada91,400
Paris1443Anthony ZinnoUnited States135,000
Paris1444Thomas KysarUnited States98,400
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 11:54 PM Local Time (about 47 days and 9 hours ago)
Official End of Day Chip Counts
Elior Sion372,00085,000
Stephen Chidwick352,00012,000
Leroy Fan335,200335,200
Ben Yu314,100294,100
Michael Watson298,200-19,800
Philip Marsico288,300-7,700
Anson Tsang281,500126,500
Seongsu Kong280,20062,200
Jonathan Depa272,600167,600
Todd Ivens260,800-14,200
Chino Rheem240,30068,300
Chance Kornuth196,70071,700
David Peters166,700-50,300
Brian Rast162,900142,900
Sam Soverel150,00088,000
Cary Katz145,40015,400
Anthony Zinno135,00023,000
Shota Nakanishi130,500110,500
Scott Smile125,500-30,500
Shohei Kamitani125,20086,700
Bin Weng112,500
Moshe Avraham111,900
Yong Wang100,000
Thomas Kysar98,40064,400
Daniel Negreanu97,50065,700
Pieter Aerts97,100
Ivan Ermin [DID NOT REPORT 1]96,600
Jacky Wong91,400
David Eldridge91,000
Carlos Leiva84,200
Hongwei Yu81,50081,500
Nobuaki Sasaki73,30042,100
Daniel Chio68,400
Shai Winograd61,500
Ben Lamb58,0006,000
Dan Zack57,000-26,500
Ryan Riess47,000
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 11:51 PM Local Time (about 47 days and 10 hours ago)
Day 1 Has Wrapped Up

Play has ended for the day. A full recap of the day's action will be posted shortly.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 11:39 PM Local Time (about 47 days and 10 hours ago)
Four Hands of Play Left

With ten minutes left on the clock, the tournament director has announced there will be four more hands before bagging up for the night.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 11:38 PM Local Time (about 47 days and 10 hours ago)
Chidwick Takes Lead in Big-Stack Collision

Stephen Chidwick

Action picked up on the turn in a heads-up pot between Todd Ivens and Stephen Chidwick. The board read     .

Ivens led for about 41,000. After some thought, Chidwick made the call on the button to take the swelling pot to a final card.

The river landed the  . Ivens slowed down and checked. Chidwick thought for about 45 seconds and bet 120,000, which sent Ivens deep into the tank.

Ivens thought for two minutes, tossing in a few time banks. Eventually, he let his cards go and Chidwick took down the pot to send him near the chip lead.

Stephen Chidwick340,00055,000
Todd Ivens275,000-60,000
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 11:30 PM Local Time (about 47 days and 10 hours ago)
Set Over Set Sends Rich to the Rail

Mike Watson recently won a big pot against Cody Rich and was now the chip leader at his table. After the two players saw a flop of    , they got all of their chips in the middle with Rich being at risk for around 75,000.

Rich turned over    for a set of eights but Watson flopped a set of kings with   . The   on the turn and the   on the river left Rich shaking his head as he headed to the rail.

Michael Watson318,000298,000
Cody Rich0-246,000
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 11:21 PM Local Time (about 47 days and 10 hours ago)
Peters Takes One Down on the River

David Peters

Action began on the river with a pot of about 100,000 and two players fighting for it. The board read      .

Chino Rheem checked to David Peters on the button. Peters thought for a bit before putting out a bet of 73,000. Rheem thought for a bit himself before tossing his cards away.

Peters was a late registrant who has run up one of the biggest stacks in the room.

David Peters217,00084,300
Chino Rheem172,000-48,000
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 11:18 PM Local Time (about 47 days and 10 hours ago)
Chidwick Gets There on the River

Picking up the action on the turn with the board reading     , Stephen Chidwick and Chance Kornuth were heads-up. Chidwick checked to Kornuth who bet 32,000 and Chidwick called.

The river was the   and Chidwick checked again. Kornuth gave it some thought and then announced all in. Chidwick instantly flicked in a chip to call off his stack of 89,500. Kornuth flipped over    for just a pair of jacks while Chidwick rivered a straight with   .

Stephen Chidwick285,000265,000
Chance Kornuth125,000-127,000
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 11:08 PM Local Time (about 47 days and 10 hours ago)
Some Late Entrants Hop In
Stephen Chidwick20,000
Michael Moncek20,000
Ben Yu20,000
Ryan Reiss20,0000
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 11:06 PM Local Time (about 47 days and 10 hours ago)
Klein Takes All of Reiss' Chips

Bill Klein

Action picked up on the flop of    . Bill Klein bet 2,000 into the pot of about 4,500 and only Ryan Reiss made the call.

The turn brought the   and Klein checked. Reiss moved all in for 15,000. After some thought, Klein made the call.

Bill Klein:   
Ryan Reiss:   

Reiss had the straight, but Klein had straight and flush outs. The river brought the flush when the   hit and Klein scooped the pot. Reiss was left reaching for one of his rebuy chips.

Bill Klein86,40066,400
Ryan Reiss20,00020,000
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 10:53 PM Local Time (about 47 days and 10 hours ago)
Kornuth Fills Up on the Turn

Chance Kornuth and Elior Sion were heads-up on a flop of     and Kornuth led out with a bet of 4,300. Sion raised to 12,000 and Kornuth just called.

The   landed on the turn and both players checked to the   on the river. Two more checks and Kornuth turned over    for a full house which won the pot.

Elior Sion287,000287,000
Chance Kornuth252,000162,000
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 10:49 PM Local Time (about 47 days and 11 hours ago)
Level 8 started
Level: 8
Blinds: 0/0
Ante: 1,000
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 10:40 PM Local Time (about 47 days and 11 hours ago)
Tsang Doubles Through Sammartino

Anson Tsang

Anson Tsang limped in from under the gun which invited two more players to do so as well. Dario Sammartino raised to 10,000 on the button and Tsang ripped all in for 74,800. The action folded back to Sammartino who asked for a count before making the call.

Anson Tsang:   
Dario Sammartino:   

The flop came     to give Sammartino top pair but Tsang was still out front with his pair of kings. The   on the turn and the   on the river changed nothing as Sammartino was forced to pass over a double up.

Anson Tsang155,00066,500
Dario Sammartino22,000-50,000
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 10:36 PM Local Time (about 47 days and 11 hours ago)
D'Ambrosio Finds a Double, Then a Bad Beat

Jimmy D'Ambrosio

Seongsu Kong raised to 6,000 from early position. Jimmy D'Ambrosio liked what he saw from late position and went all in for about 20,000. Kong made the call.

Jimmy D'Ambrosio:   
Seongsu Kong:   

The flop was a good one for D'Ambrosio when the     hit the board. The   turn and   river changed nothing and D'Ambrosio locked up the full double.


Shortly after, D'Ambrosio limped in middle position and Anthony Zinno moved all in for about 56,000. D'Ambrosio called for slightly less.

Jimmy D'Ambrosio:   
Anthony Zinno:   

The board ran out       and Zinno found a straight to send D'Ambrosio to the rail.

Seongsu Kong218,000-22,000
Anthony Zinno112,00084,000
Jimmy D'Ambrosio0-38,000
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 10:23 PM Local Time (about 47 days and 11 hours ago)
"Best Player with the Best Hand Wins"

Sam Soverel

Sam Soverel went all in preflop for 29,600. After some thinking, Ben Lamb made the call on the button.

Sam Soverel:   
Ben Lamb:   

The flop was good for Soverel, the     hit the board and he made a straight. It held when the   turn and   river completed the board.

"Thank god, there's justice. The best player with the best hand won," said Scott Seiver.

"Is that not a good hand?" said Soverel. "Am I the only one looking for nine-ten offsuit? I've got a lot of chips now."

"That's a momentum pot," said Seiver. "Ben had this tournament locked up if he won that one."

Sam Soverel62,00022,000
Ben Lamb52,000-20,500
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 10:21 PM Local Time (about 47 days and 11 hours ago)
The Rich Get Richer

Cody Rich limped in from under the gun and Mike Watson pushed all in for 15,700. Shaun Deeb asked for a count and then called which invited Rich to come along as well.

The dealer fanned the flop of     and Rich shoved all in. Deeb quickly called off his last 20,000 chips and all three hands were tabled.

Mike Watson:   
Shaun Deeb:   
Cody Rich:   

Rich flopped the nut straight and had both of his opponents drawing very slim. The   paired the board on the turn to give them both a chance but the   bricked on the river. Deeb wished his tablemates good luck and Watson flicked in an add-on chip.

Cody Rich246,00085,700
Michael Watson20,000-16,000
Shaun Deeb0-47,000
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 10:11 PM Local Time (about 47 days and 11 hours ago)
Soverel Doubles After Showing His Cards

Sam Soverel is slowly trying to learn the game of short deck while having some drinks and peeling cards. After going all in for 19,200, Soverel flashed his cards but still managed to convince Dan Zack to call with an inferior hand.

Sam Soverel:   
Dan Zack:   

"This is the player of the year?" Soverel said laughing at Zack's call. The flop came     and Zack picked up a pair of queens to give him some hope. The   on the turn gave Zack a flush draw but the   on the river allowed Soverel to double up.

"In this game, a flush beats a full house," the dealer explained on her way out.

"I think she knows this game better than me," Soverel pointed out.

"I was just going to say, I think she might be the third-best player at this table," Scott Seiver chimed in. "I would buy a piece of her!"

Jonathan Depa105,00053,000
Dan Zack83,500
Ben Lamb72,50024,500
Sam Soverel40,000
Scott Seiver18,200-200
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 10:05 PM Local Time (about 47 days and 11 hours ago)
Kong Gets a River Fold, Adds More

Action picked up on the flop in a heads-up pot. The board read    . Seongsu Kong checked the flop and Anthony Zinno checked behind.

The turn was the   and Kong checked again. Zinno bet 12,000 and Kong check-called.

The river fell the  . After thinking for about 30 seconds, Kong led for 21,000. Zinno quickly folded and Kong raked the pot.

Seongsu Kong240,00021,000
Anthony Zinno28,000-9,000
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 9:58 PM Local Time (about 47 days and 11 hours ago)
Tsang Forces an Add-On from Mirzikinian

After a couple of limps, Anson Tsang raised to 8,000 in middle position and Warwick Mirzikinian shoved all in on the button. Tsang quickly called and the cards were on their backs.

Warwick Mirzikinian:   
Anson Tsang:   

Mirzikinian was in a good position to double up but the flop of     gave Tsang a pair of aces and the lead. The  ,   runout was no help to Mirzikinian who was forced to use his last add-on chip.

Anson Tsang88,50045,300
Warwick Mirzikinian20,000-78,000