Monday, July 4, 2022 3:27 AM Local Time (about 34 days and 15 hours ago)
Aldemir Bags More Than One Million Chips In $1,000 Million Dollar Bounty
Only 207 players have survived from a field of 3,936 on Day 1b of Event #68: $1,000 Million Dollar Bounty at the 2022 World Series of Poker at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas. After 22 levels of play, Armando Figueroa finished as the chip leader with 3,150,000 while WSOP Main Event defending champion Koray Aldemir has also qualified for Day 2 with 1,180,000, which means Aldemir will to wait to make his entrance in this year's Main Event.
Other big stacks including Freddy Granados (2,405,000), Fabian Foster (2,130,000) and Wojtek Barzantny (1,950,000) will return on Day 2, which commences at 1 p.m. local time on July 5th.
Event #68: $1,000 Million Dollar Bounty Day 1b Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Armando Figueroa||United States||3,150,000||79|
|3||Freddy Granados||Costa Rica||2,405,000||60|
|4||Fabian Foster||United States||2,130,000||53|
|5||Kyung Lee||United States||2,090,000||52|
|6||Brian Ray||United States||2,053,000||51|
|7||Kristopher Templeman||United States||2,050,000||51|
|8||Ben Farrell||United Kingdom||1,950,000||49|
|10||Yu Tang||United States||1,925,000||48|
Day 1b generated 3,936 registrations, each hoping to progress to Day 2 and have the chance to draw one of the mystery bounties, one of which is guaranteed to be a staggering $1 million. Today was a disappointing day for players who busted like Pierre Calamusa, Chino Rheem and Alejandro Lococo. The latter had a lot of chips at one stage but ultimately busted before the day's end.
All the players eliminated today could try their luck again on Day 1c or 1d which kicks off on Monday, July 4.
Another Day 1 money bubble burst in this event and 535 players won at least $1,062. Some of the players who cashed but failed to make it into Day 2 included Rafael Lebron, Barry and Allyn Shulman, Dan Heimiller, Noah Schwartz, Roland Israelashvili, Scott Bohlman and Ismael Bojang. .
Day 1c of the Million Dollar Bounty will kick off on Monday, July 4 at 12 p.m. local time and will follow the same structure as Day 1a and 1b with 22 levels lasting 30 minutes and a 75-minute dinner break after Level 12. Day 1d will start at 7:00 p.m, and it will be a turbo flight with only 15-minute levels.
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.
Monday, July 4, 2022 2:43 AM Local Time (about 34 days and 15 hours ago)
Official End of Day 1b Chip Counts
|Armando Figueroa||3,150,000||3,150,000 |
|Gabriel Moura||2,530,000||-270,000 |
|Freddy Granados||2,405,000||2,405,000 |
|Fabian Foster||2,130,000||680,000 |
|Ben Farrell||1,950,000||1,170,000 |
|Yu Tang||1,925,000||1,925,000 |
|Robert Barr||1,850,000||1,850,000 |
|Jimmy Guerrero||1,650,000||1,470,000 |
|Elton Muzha||1,635,000||1,635,000 |
|Rudolph Sawa||1,605,000||0 |
|Arash Asadabadi||1,445,000||1,445,000 |
|Ramon Kropmanns||1,355,000||555,000 |
|Amar Chudasama||1,295,000||-340,000 |
|Koray Aldemir||1,180,000||920,000 |
|Caio De Almeida||1,065,000|
|Matt Glantz||1,015,000||855,000 |
|Eran Cohen||1,000,000||-100,000 |
|Adam Swan||955,000||955,000 |
|David "Bakes" Baker||940,000|
|Kyle Collins||880,000||730,000 |
|Ryan Laplante||850,000||850,000 |
|David Miscikowski||815,000||240,000 |
|Danny Bigelow||810,000||0 |
|Danny Panagatos||720,000||40,000 |
|Marc Levy||720,000||720,000 |
|Fabian Scherle||675,000||-45,000 |
|Adam Curchack||670,000||360,000 |
|Ray Kluever||660,000||-210,000 |
|Nikola Gunchev||650,000||75,000 |
|Roberto Leos Maldonado||625,000|
|Damon Musgrave||625,000||-45,000 |
|Manig Loeser||615,000||-685,000 |
|Kyna England||605,000||315,000 |
|Stephane Elgrably||585,000||585,000 |
|Abdullah Alshanti||570,000||95,000 |
|Daryl Hoelscher||540,000||-760,000 |
|John Simonian||520,000||350,000 |
|Ric G De||515,000|
|Yuliyan Kolev||480,000||-200,000 |
|Besnainou Ange||465,000||-20,000 |
|Brian Brunner||455,000||25,000 |
|Scott Allacher||375,000||210,000 |
|Idan Theone||295,000||25,000 |
Monday, July 4, 2022 2:26 AM Local Time (about 34 days and 16 hours ago)
Play Has Concluded
Play has concluded for the day. Stay tuned for a full end of day recap.
Monday, July 4, 2022 2:01 AM Local Time (about 34 days and 16 hours ago)
Li Wins A Four Way All-In
Four players were all-in before the flop. Jerry Li opened, Shinryo Nonin announced all-in for almost 300,000, David Miscikowski, with a big stack reshoved, before Kelley Slay put his last chips into the middle, and Jerry Li also called.
Many players gathered around the table to see the incoming board. The dealer put a flop on the table, giving a huge advantage for Li. The turn and the river completed that board, but it did not change anything: Slay and Nonin were eliminated, and Li collected that huge pot with trips queens.
|Jerry Li||1,600,000||1,350,000 |
|David Miscikowski||575,000||575,000 |
|Shinryo Nonin||0||0 |
|Kelley Slay||0||0 |
Monday, July 4, 2022 1:55 AM Local Time (about 34 days and 16 hours ago)
Everybody Loves a Chop Pot
The action folded around to two-time WSOP bracelet winner Yuliyan Kolev who limped the small blind. The big blind checked behind.
The flop came and action went check-check.
The was the turn and action checked through again.
The river was the and Kolev bet 50,000. His opponent made the call. Kolev showed while the big blind showed to chop the pot.
|Yuliyan Kolev||680,000||380,000 |
Monday, July 4, 2022 1:50 AM Local Time (about 34 days and 16 hours ago)
Level 22 started
Monday, July 4, 2022 1:44 AM Local Time (about 34 days and 16 hours ago)
With 30 minutes to play today, Gabriel Moura took the chip lead.
He already has more than the chip leader of Day 1a, (Vincent Meli - 2,705,000) , with 2,800,000 in his stack.
|Gabriel Moura||2,800,000||2,800,000 |
Monday, July 4, 2022 1:42 AM Local Time (about 34 days and 16 hours ago)
Templeman Wins at Showdown
Joining the action on the turn with the board , Andre Templeman was in the big blind.
He check-called the early position player's 60,000 bet.
The was the river and action went check-check. Templeman showed which beat his opponents .
|Andre Templeman||1,400,000||1,400,000 |
Monday, July 4, 2022 1:26 AM Local Time (about 34 days and 17 hours ago)
Schuman Called For It
Two players went all in before the flop, Dale Schuman was at risk for his last 200,000 against Idan Theone.
The flop came , the turn was a giving the advantage to Theone, but the river was the , called by Shulman just before the dealer dealt the river. Schuman secured a double-up.
|Dale Schuman||440,000||440,000 |
|Idan Theone||270,000||270,000 |
Monday, July 4, 2022 1:25 AM Local Time (about 34 days and 17 hours ago)
"I'll Run Ace-King Any Day"
Fabian Foster was using his big stack to put pressure on his opponents as he moved all in from the cutoff when action folded to him for approximately 1,400,000. The small blind agonised and went into the tank before folding and the big blind quickly folded.
Foster showed and said to the table that he wanted a call and said "I'll run Ace-King anyday".
|Fabian Foster||1,450,000||-50,000 |
Monday, July 4, 2022 1:16 AM Local Time (about 34 days and 17 hours ago)
Level 21 started
Monday, July 4, 2022 1:13 AM Local Time (about 34 days and 17 hours ago)
Panagatos Doubles Up From Behind
Danny Panagatos moved all in from under the gun for 315,000. His opponent direct to his left called in early position and everyone else folded.
Panagatos was behind and at risk. However the board came jack high putting Panagatos in the lead. The turn was the and the river the to keep Panagatos alive and moving him above the average stack.
|Danny Panagatos||680,000||680,000 |
Monday, July 4, 2022 1:02 AM Local Time (about 34 days and 17 hours ago)
Freddie Granados raised from middle position to 50,000 and was three-bet by the big blind to 170,000. Granados called.
The flop came and the big blind continued for 175,000. Granados moved all in for 420,000 and his opponent called.
Granados was behind and at risk. However, the on the turn put him in the lead and his double up was confirmed with the river.
|Freddie Granados||1,200,000||1,200,000 |
Monday, July 4, 2022 12:47 AM Local Time (about 34 days and 17 hours ago)
Level 20 started
Monday, July 4, 2022 12:27 AM Local Time (about 34 days and 18 hours ago)
Players will be going on their final 20 minute break.
Monday, July 4, 2022 12:26 AM Local Time (about 34 days and 18 hours ago)
Gupta Eliminates Opponent in Flip
Joining the action with cards on their back Ash Gupta covered his opponent.
The board ran out as Gupta eliminated his opponent.
Monday, July 4, 2022 12:14 AM Local Time (about 34 days and 18 hours ago)
Some Counts Post Bubble
|Fabian Foster||1,500,000||1,500,000 |
|Daryl Hoelscher||1,300,000||1,300,000 |
|Manig Loeser||1,300,000||900,000 |
|Eran Cohen||1,100,000||1,100,000 |
|Wojtek Barzantny||1,000,000||1,000,000 |
|Todd Sekli||850,000||850,000 |
|Ramon Kropmanns||800,000||800,000 |
|Fabian Scherle||720,000||720,000 |
|Aditya Gurunath||700,000||700,000 |
|Damon Musgrave||670,000||670,000 |
|Besnainou Ange||485,000||443,000 |
|Yuliyan Kolev||300,000||300,000 |
|Koray Aldemir||260,000||260,000 |
Monday, July 4, 2022 12:04 AM Local Time (about 34 days and 18 hours ago)
Karia Raises All In on River
Joining the action with the board complete Siddharth Karia was under the gun.
The big blind bet 40,000 and Karia went into the tank for 2 minutes before moving all in for 188,000. His opponent went into the tank and said "Not a good time for a bluff".
The big blind thought for a while before eventually throwing his hands into the muck.
"Good bluff," the big blind said to Karia. "Show the bluff for the media!"
Karia sent his cards back to the dealer as he stacked his chips.
|Siddharth Karia||335,000||335,000 |
Monday, July 4, 2022 12:01 AM Local Time (about 34 days and 18 hours ago)
Level 19 started
Sunday, July 3, 2022 11:50 PM Local Time (about 34 days and 18 hours ago)
Tan Raises River
Joining the action on the river the board was .
Yu Tan checked from the small blind. The hijack bet 45,000. Yu Tan went into the tank before raising 155,000. His opponent was frustrated as he threw his hand into the muck.
|Yu Tan||470,000||0 |