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

Saturday, July 02, 2022 to Saturday, July 02, 2022

Event #68: $1,000 Million Dollar Bounty No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $1,000
  • Prizepool: $8,326,080
  • Entries: 14,112
  • Remaining: 0


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Sunday, July 3, 2022 2:30 AM Local Time (about 43 days and 6 hours ago)
Leo Margets Among Big Stacks At End of Day 1a in $1,000 Million Dollar Bounty

Leo Margets

Day 1a of Event #68: $1,000 Million Dollar Bounty No-Limit Hold'em at the 2022 World Series of Poker Bally's and Paris Las Vegas has wrapped up after 22 levels of play with 182 players remaining. Sitting among the big stacks is Spain's Leo Margets, who bagged a stack of 1,275,000 as she looks to earn her second bracelet and potentially become an overnight millionaire.

Margets, who won her first bracelet last fall as the WSOP closed out in Event #83: $1,500 The Closer, will be joined on Day 2 by Vincent Meli, who bagged the overwhelming chip lead with a stack of 2,725,000, as well as other big stacks including Artem Sloitsev (1,935,000), Jason Brin (1,810,000), Steven McCartney (1,615,000) and Raminder Singh (1,435,000).

Event #68: $1,000 Million Dollar Bounty No-Limit Hold'em Day 1a Top Ten Chip Counts

1Vincent MeliUnited Kingdom2,705,00068
2Christopher DoanUnited States2,000,01550
3Jason BrinUnited States1,810,00045
4Joshua MoskovitsUnited States1,680,00042
5Hayato KitajimaJapan1,615,00040
6Steven McCartneyUnited States1,615,00040
7Craig FieldsUnited States1,590,00040
8Rodrigo SemeghiniBrazil1,580,00040
9Timothy ChungUnited Kingdom1,555,00039
10Terry ShortlandUnited States1,435,00036

Day 1a of the tournament attracted 3,598 runners with only 536 spots getting paid. Some of the players who didn't survive the day include Tony Sinishtaj, Pete Chen, Perry Friedman, Kathy Liebert, Poker Hall of Famer Barry Greenstein and Main Event champions Ryan Riess and Greg Merson.

Pete Chen
Pete Chen

Dan Matsuzuki was one of two players eliminated on the money bubble when his pocket queens were cracked by the ace-king of Kunal Shah. Since they were eliminated at the same time, Matsuzuki and the other player were able to split a minimum payout.

Day 1b of the Million Dollar Bounty will kick off on Sunday, July 3 at 12 p.m. local time and will follow the same structure as Day 1a with 22 levels lasting 30 minutes and a 75-minute dinner break after Level 12, which is expected to wrap up around 6:40 p.m.

The remaining players from the four starting flights will return for Day 2 on Tuesday, July 5 and be eligible to draw for the top bounty prize of $1,000,000 if they have eliminated an opponent.

Stay tuned as the PokerNews live reporting team will be back tomorrow for continued coverage of Event #68: $1,000 Million Dollar Bounty No-Limit Hold'em leading up to the drawing of the elusive $1,000,000 bounty.

Sunday, July 3, 2022 2:20 AM Local Time (about 43 days and 7 hours ago)
End-of-Day 1a Chip Counts
Vincent Meli2,705,0002,705,000
Christopher Doan2,000,015
Jason Brin1,810,0001,810,000
Joshua Moskovits1,680,000
Hayato Kitajima1,615,0001,615,000
Steven Mccartney1,615,0001,615,000
Craig Fields1,590,0001,590,000
Rodrigo Semeghini1,580,000
Timothy Chung1,555,0001,555,000
Terry Shortland1,435,0001,435,000
Raminder Singh1,435,0001,435,000
Yannick Schumacher1,425,0001,425,000
Harutyun Gevorgyan1,415,000
Rex Clinkscales1,350,000510,000
Andrew Kim1,340,0001,340,000
Jason Aden1,335,000220,000
Tzur Levy1,330,000
Balakrish Patur1,325,000
Zachary Okin1,295,000
Mikiya Kudo1,275,0001,275,000
Leo Margets1,275,000775,000
Peter Braglia1,245,000
Joshua Lynch1,225,0001,225,000
Tomoyuki Yoshimiya1,215,0001,215,000
Kalidou Sow1,200,000-100,000
Adrian Sportelli1,200,000870,000
Mel Wiener1,200,0001,200,000
Orlando Osorio1,195,0001,195,000
Leandro Bianchini1,190,000
Koichi Nozaki1,180,000
Kyle Gross1,130,000-70,000
Quincy Borland1,125,000
Daniel Haselhorst1,105,000
Sandeep Pallampati1,102,000
Shane Nardiello1,100,000
Jamison Desantis1,085,000
Robert James1,085,000
Vuong Do1,063,000-562,000
Justin Levitt1,055,000
Nirav Parekh1,050,000
Royce Baker1,050,0000
Eric Uhl1,035,000
Nathan Gamble1,020,000520,000
Jose Rodriguez1,020,000
Maximiliano Vaccalluzzo1,010,000
Steven Christopher1,000,015
Jayaram Kovoor Chathoth970,000
Brandon Sheils965,000
Arin Youssefian965,000
Dan Wilson960,000
Anthony Newman955,000-145,000
Jose Jaraiz955,000455,000
James Rann930,000
Adam Walton900,000
Raul Celaya900,000725,000
David Urban895,000
Jason Fass890,000
Evan Cutler885,000
Joseph Sebring875,000
David Wells870,000
Maxime Conte860,000630,000
Paul Lee855,000
Christopher Ahrens855,000
Adam Christie850,000
Harrison Ashdown845,000
Nicholas Torretti835,000
Oliver Bithell825,000
Barry Hutter825,000
Edouard Sadoun815,000
Andrea Rocci800,000270,000
Alexandre Heran795,000
Keith Cardwell790,000
Romain Nussmann780,000
Espen Jorstad775,000
Alexandre Reard770,000-80,000
Kevin Hong770,000
Rainer Kempe750,000
Kelly Webb750,000
John Perry740,000
Franco Spitale725,000
Francis Cruz715,000
Emmanuel Marianakis715,000
Vi Do710,000
Yulian Bogdanov710,000
Jordan Schneible705,000
Morgan Machina695,000
Mihai Isar690,000
David Van Reyk680,000-20,000
Alan Bittikofer675,000
Patrick Loughman660,000
Eric Bonin650,000
Vincent Chauve635,000335,000
Branden Bertelli630,000
Manuel Pentzek630,000
Vladimir Vasilyev620,000146,000
Ryan Hall610,000
Stuart Taylor605,000
Daniel Fried605,000-595,000
Ryan Slowik605,000
Noam Muallem600,000
Antoine Labat595,000-10,000
Jonathan Hilton595,000
Joffrey Lhote590,000590,000
Gregory Brewer585,000-75,000
Ryan Riess580,000490,000
Akmal Giyazov575,000
Huilin Chen575,000
Jameson Painter570,000
Frank Trinh570,000
Morris Mergi565,000
Gilbert Cruz555,000
Alejandro Andion550,000
Raj Vohra545,000
Christian Calcano540,000190,000
Forrest Kollar535,000
Ronald Sims535,000
Brandon Navarrete530,000
Nathaniel Zoller525,000
Nicholas Marsico520,000-300,000
Ye Yuan515,000335,000
Matthias Habernig510,000
Franco Cupello505,000
Diego Ventura505,000
Harpreet Padda505,000
Wesley Whybrew505,000-75,000
Matthew Kelly500,000
Selim Oulmekki500,000
Xiaohai Chen495,000
Abou Sy495,000431,000
Homi Syodia485,000
Tongzu Ding475,000
Davide Suriano465,000
Juan Gandara465,000
Georgios Sotiropoulos455,000
Hong Phung455,000
Antonio Salorio450,000
Ruth Graham450,000310,000
Peter Li450,000
Zheng Huang445,000
Francois Pirault445,000-155,000
William Rogers445,000
Pavel Spirins435,000
Daniel Rohde435,000
Ertem Osmanoglu430,000
Marcus Stein430,000
David Williams430,000
Quintin Thierry420,000
Shea Quintin420,000
Kenny Hallaert420,000-440,000
Shijia Liu410,000
Hai Nguyen405,000
Michael Brown400,000387,000
Joshua Schindler395,000
Pierce Mckellar380,000
Stephen Bartlett370,000
Masato Horiuchi360,000270,000
Masataka Iwasa350,000
Sultan Khair350,000
Bob Buckenmayer340,000
Richard Magee340,000
Bryan Kwon325,000
Azim Popatia325,000
Danny Shaw325,000
Anthony Hu315,000
Audrey Verlomme280,000280,000
Michael Hooper275,000
Todd Melander270,000
Tijan Tepeh265,000
Evan Acker255,000
Daniel Spargur255,000
Raymond Leone240,000
Michael Mccauley200,000
Artem Sloitsev193,500-1,116,500
Jay Merchant190,000
Evan Avery185,000
Kelly Slay180,000
George Apazidis160,000
Phuoc Nguyen144,650
Jorn Walthaus139,000
Shang Daz135,000
Christopher Marcadet115,000
Chris Moorman110,000-590,000
Diddy Chen1
Sunday, July 3, 2022 2:14 AM Local Time (about 43 days and 7 hours ago)
Three More Hands

The floor has announced that three more hands will be played before the night ends.

Sunday, July 3, 2022 2:04 AM Local Time (about 43 days and 7 hours ago)
Michelle Eliminated At The End

Tiffany Michelle

After a raise from Vuong Do to 60,000, Tiffany Michelle announced all in for around 180,000. When action was back on Do, he snap-called.

Tiffany Michelle:   
Vuong Do:   

The board was      , nothing to help Michelle, who was eliminated just when the floor announced the last three hands of the night.

Vuong Do1,625,000
Tiffany Michelle0-330,000
Sunday, July 3, 2022 1:59 AM Local Time (about 43 days and 7 hours ago)
Custodio Eliminated

Daniel Custodio was seen with only 150,000 left, and all in before the flop.

Daniel Custodio:   
Wesley Whybrew:   

The board came       and Custodio could not survive. A few minutes ago, he had more than a million chips. But now, Custodio is only good for a $1,672 payday in 210th place today.

Wesley Whybrew580,000580,000
Daniel Custodio0-1,100,000
Sunday, July 3, 2022 1:47 AM Local Time (about 43 days and 7 hours ago)
Sow Puts On Some Pressure

Kalidou Sow

Action was caught on a     flop between Kalidou Sow in the blinds and Kyle Gross in early position.

Both players checked the flop to the   turn. Gross bet one big blind, 25,000, and Sow check-raised to 140,000. Gross did not think too much and called.

The   river brought a full house to the table, and Sow announced all in. Gross quickly folded, and Sow collected the pot. He has now more than a million chips to finish the day.

Kalidou Sow1,300,000720,000
Kyle Gross1,200,0001,200,000
Sunday, July 3, 2022 1:45 AM Local Time (about 43 days and 7 hours ago)
Level 22 started
Level: 22
Blinds: 15,000/30,000
Ante: 30,000
Sunday, July 3, 2022 1:43 AM Local Time (about 43 days and 7 hours ago)
Aden Rides Broadway Over 1,000,000 Mark

Early position opened to 60,000, getting calls from Jason Aden in middle position and the big blind.

On the     flop, the preflop aggressor continued for 130,000. After some deliberation, Aden jammed for about 450,000. The big blind folded. His opponent called him, covering him by just 15,000, less than a single big blind.

Jason Aden:   

Aden had flopped the nut straight, and his opponent was in rough shape. He would need runner-runner to try and make a full house or quads, or a straight on the board for a chop. Those outs were all entirely erased as a brick arrived on the turn in the form of the  . The   hit on the river, improving the opponent to trips, but it was far from enough to beat Aden's straight. Aden scooped the pot to double up and left his opponent's stack decimated.

Jason Aden1,115,0001,115,000
Sunday, July 3, 2022 1:34 AM Local Time (about 43 days and 7 hours ago)
Lichtenberger No More

Andrew Lichtenberger

PokerNews didn't catch the bustout hand, but Andrew "LuckyChewy" Lichtenberger was seen making his way to the payout counter after having his tournament run come to an end.

Andrew Lichtenberger0-300,000
Sunday, July 3, 2022 1:31 AM Local Time (about 43 days and 7 hours ago)
Updated Counts
Josh Lynch1,200,0001,200,000
Daniel Fried1,200,0001,200,000
Daniel Custodio1,100,0001,100,000
Kenny Hallaert860,000220,000
Alexandre Reard850,000850,000
Chris Moorman700,000450,000
Vincent Chauve300,000300,000
Sunday, July 3, 2022 1:21 AM Local Time (about 43 days and 8 hours ago)
Level 21 started
Level: 21
Blinds: 10,000/25,000
Ante: 25,000
Sunday, July 3, 2022 1:20 AM Local Time (about 43 days and 8 hours ago)
Moskovits Building a Big Stack

After a limp from under the gun, Josh Moskovits raised to 100,000 from late position. The button reraised to 250,000. Action folded back around to Moskovits, who moved all in. The button made the call with an effective stack of about 600,000 total.

Josh Moskovits:   

Moskovits was well ahead, and the       runout gave both players a full house, but practically changed nothing. Moskovits' kings were still good, and he scooped the pot and sent his opponent to the rail. Moskovits stack is now among the biggest in the room, if not the outright largest stack.

Josh Moskovits1,700,0001,700,000
Sunday, July 3, 2022 1:15 AM Local Time (about 43 days and 8 hours ago)
Jaraiz Shoves River

Jose Jaraiz was in the big blind in a five-way pot on a board of    .

Jaraiz checked on the flop and his four opponents checked as well. Jaraiz then led out for 100,000 on the   turn and only one opponent called.

The river brought the   and Jaraiz took a moment before moving all in for around 230,000. His opponent laid it down.

Jose Jaraiz500,000500,000
Sunday, July 3, 2022 1:04 AM Local Time (about 43 days and 8 hours ago)
Pham Flops Top Pair for Knockout

Chung Pham opened to 90,000 from under the gun. Two seats to his left, the player jammed for 240,000. Action folded back around to Pham who made the call with his opponent covered.

Chung Pham:   

Pham was behind, but got the help he needed on the     flop. The   turn and   river had no impact, and Pham's pair of jacks was still best. He scooped the pot, knocking his opponent out of the tournament.

Chung Pham600,000260,000
Sunday, July 3, 2022 1:03 AM Local Time (about 43 days and 8 hours ago)
Updated Counts
Alex Outhred625,000424,700
Francois Pirault600,00050,000
Danny Rohde570,000
Leo Margets500,00030,000
Nathan Gamble500,000350,000
Jake Schwartz460,000-30,000
Christian Soto330,00070,000
Tiffany Michelle330,00010,000
Andrew Lichtenberger300,000-20,000
Sunday, July 3, 2022 12:45 AM Local Time (about 43 days and 8 hours ago)
Level 20 started
Level: 20
Blinds: 10,000/20,000
Ante: 20,000
Sunday, July 3, 2022 12:19 AM Local Time (about 43 days and 9 hours ago)
Last Break Of The Day

Players are now enjoying their last 20-minute break. The final three levels of the day will then be played out.

Sunday, July 3, 2022 12:18 AM Local Time (about 43 days and 9 hours ago)
Urban Rivers a Straight for Knockout

After the big blind jammed for 297,000, Dave Urban made the call from the small blind with his opponent covered.

Dave Urban:   

Urban was dominated. Neither player connected with the     flop. The   turn gave Urban a straight draw and the   river completed that draw. Urban scooped the pot and sent his opponent to the rail.

Dave Urban950,000
Sunday, July 3, 2022 12:17 AM Local Time (about 43 days and 9 hours ago)
Sloitsev Got Hot

Artem Sloitsev opened in early position and Clifton Williams called from the big blind.

Sloitsev bet 40,000 on a     flop before he bet another 60,000 on a   turn. On both occasions Williams check-called.
The   river completed the board and Williams bet 100,000. Sloitsev answered him by pushing his stack into the middle, and Williams finally made the call.

Clifton Williams:   
Artem Sloitsev:   

Williams made trips nines on the river, just when Sloitsev made a flush, and Williams was eliminated.

On the next hand, the Russian was still building a stack with those new chips when his neighbor Richard Gum announced all in. Sloitsev did not ask for a count and snap-called with   . He was battling against    and won that hand easily after the board fell.

Artem Sloitsev1,310,0001,310,000
Richard Gum00
Clifton Williams00
Sunday, July 3, 2022 12:07 AM Local Time (about 43 days and 9 hours ago)
Conte Eliminates One

An early-position player moved all in for around 50,000 and Maxime Conte reshoved in late position to get the hand heads up.

Maxime Conte:   

The flop came     to give Conte a big lead with top pair and the runout of    locked up the hand for him to send his opponent to the rail.

Maxime Conte230,000230,000