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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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Monday, July 4, 2022 3:27 AM Local Time
Aldemir Bags More Than One Million Chips In $1,000 Million Dollar Bounty

Koray Aldemir

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

PlacePlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Armando FigueroaUnited States3,150,00079
2Gabriel MouraBrazil2,530,00063
3Freddy GranadosCosta Rica2,405,00060
4Fabian FosterUnited States2,130,00053
5Kyung LeeUnited States2,090,00052
6Brian RayUnited States2,053,00051
7Kristopher TemplemanUnited States2,050,00051
8Ben FarrellUnited Kingdom1,950,00049
9Wojtek BarzantnyAustria1,945,00049
10Yu TangUnited States1,925,00048

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
Official End of Day 1b Chip Counts
Armando Figueroa3,150,0003,150,000
Gabriel Moura2,530,000-270,000
Freddy Granados2,405,0002,405,000
Fabian Foster2,130,000680,000
Kyung Lee2,090,000
Brian Ray2,053,000
Kristopher Templeman2,050,000
Ben Farrell1,950,0001,170,000
Wojciech Barzantny1,945,000
Yu Tang1,925,0001,925,000
Robert Barr1,850,0001,850,000
Justin Kushi1,815,000
Pablo Asuncion1,800,000
John Fields1,670,000
Jimmy Guerrero1,650,0001,470,000
Elton Muzha1,635,0001,635,000
Rudolph Sawa1,605,0000
Clayton Saliba1,510,000
Pei Li1,485,000
Arash Asadabadi1,445,0001,445,000
Bohdan Slyvinskyi1,430,000
Edward Simon1,420,000
Ramon Kropmanns1,355,000555,000
Dalibor Dula1,350,000
Nicholas Agnew1,300,000
Kyle Montgomery1,300,000
Amar Chudasama1,295,000-340,000
Quentin Lecomte1,250,000
Wen Chang1,240,000
Mike Plesa1,240,000
Thuy Nguyen1,200,015
Koray Aldemir1,180,000920,000
Jeremiah Devries1,175,000
Ashish Gupta1,165,000
Stefan Fabian1,140,000
Eli Loewenthal1,130,000
Shant Marashlian1,125,000
Timur Cekli1,100,000
Dan Stancer1,090,000
Michael Lin1,075,000
Caio De Almeida1,065,000
Artem Cyjak1,065,000
Steven Firestone1,055,000
Saad Ghanem1,025,000
Matthew Boddorf1,015,000
Matt Glantz1,015,000855,000
Eran Cohen1,000,000-100,000
Ruslan Dykshteyn1,000,000
Quan Tran975,000
Danielle Micallef965,000
Xiang Lin965,000
Jinbao Li960,000
Adam Swan955,000955,000
David "Bakes" Baker940,000
Onur Unsal935,000
Shawn Barnett925,000
Bradley Oubre905,000
Ravid Garbi900,000
Bryden Baxter885,000
Kyle Collins880,000730,000
Nicholas Browning875,000
Aramis Bonzini870,000
Ricardo Velasco870,000
Daniel Pigago865,000
Ryan Laplante850,000850,000
Frank Marasco835,000
David Enda835,000
Carolyn Wilson825,000
Gary Gelman820,000
Bryan Reyes815,000
David Miscikowski815,000240,000
Ky Nguyen810,000
Danny Bigelow810,0000
Romans Voitovs805,000
Ivan Zhechev800,000
David Hoag795,000
Jarod Minghini775,000
Michael Souza770,000
Danny Panagatos720,00040,000
Stephanie Nguyen720,000
Marc Levy720,000720,000
Michael Ung720,000
Jonathan Berger710,000
Jon Gisler695,000
Daniel Choi680,000
Aidan Canty680,000
Fabian Scherle675,000-45,000
Adam Curchack670,000360,000
John Thornton665,000
Stefan Vollmer665,000
Paul Hizer660,000
Ray Kluever660,000-210,000
Michal Nahum655,000
Nikola Gunchev650,00075,000
Wook Kim650,000
Joshua Rothberg640,000
Naor Slobodskoy630,000
Roberto Leos Maldonado625,000
Damon Musgrave625,000-45,000
Behzad Javadzadeh620,000
Manig Loeser615,000-685,000
Dominique Brechet610,000
Young Phan605,000
Kyna England605,000315,000
Kelly Dalke600,000
James Sutherland600,000
Mike Takayama600,000
Ulises Roman590,000
Juan Linares590,000
Stephane Elgrably585,000585,000
Jesse Peace585,000
Baptiste Carteau585,000
Phillip Hui575,000
Josh Bergman575,000
Abdullah Alshanti570,00095,000
Sanjay Mayekar565,000
Praveen Ponnaganti560,000
Shereef Elias560,000
Kamil Karaoglu555,000
Edward Holstein550,000
Jampa Dothar550,000
Ronald Nixon545,000
Daryl Hoelscher540,000-760,000
Michael Riddle535,000
Yoann Gimenez535,000
Evan Shorter530,000
Jeffrey Meyers530,000
Nishant Sharma520,000
John Simonian520,000350,000
Jeffry Tang515,000
Aditya Systla515,000
Ric G De515,000
Benton Blakeman510,000
Jonah Labranche510,000
Lionel Saban500,000
John Scrimenti490,000
Huy Nguyen490,000
Vincent Masino490,000
Sandro Gridelli480,000
Yuliyan Kolev480,000-200,000
Eli Frenkel480,000
Thomas Valles475,000
Mark Halfon475,000
Charles Combes475,000
Brian Hunkins465,000
Besnainou Ange465,000-20,000
Weiyi Mo460,000
Min Sung455,000
Brian Brunner455,00025,000
Danny Illingworth450,000
Karolis Sereika450,000
Alex Findlay445,000
Jonathan Balanco445,000
Binjiang Kan445,000
David Cambas430,000
Terence Reid425,000
Jackson Young410,000
Sean Dechancie400,000
Renhao Zhang400,000
Gregory Katayama400,000
Yann Perron395,000
Jeremy Pappano390,000
Manuel Pochat380,000
Stefan Ivanov380,000
Jason Saylor375,000
Scott Allacher375,000210,000
Ali Novin375,000
Chebli Chebli365,000
Adam Twito365,000
William Johnson360,000
John Misirian350,000
John Conroy340,000
Muqtadir Khan335,000
Nikola Kovacevic330,000
Piero Hernandez325,000
Jonathan Griffith325,000
Raphael Ishida320,000
Alexander Kozak320,000
Brian Adams305,000
Hans Kersebom300,000
Jorge Rios300,000
Renan Aziz300,000
Cindy Manning300,000
Idan Theone295,00025,000
John Sherrod280,000
George Petten275,000
Alfie Adam275,000
Emil Eriksson270,000
Shmuel Madar270,000
Michael Reisman265,000
James Borland265,000
Thilo Feyen260,000
Alex Rocha255,000
Sebastien Clot250,000
Kenny Lay250,000
Michael Callan245,000
Todd Murphy240,000
Adi Alkalay240,000
Daniel Dealmeida230,000
Hussein Harb215,000
Arthur Farmer215,000
Bradley Harris195,000
Todd Selki190,000
Marc Foggin175,000
Jonathan McGowan165,000
Ryan Dougherty160,000
Kevin Allen120,000
Vaibhav Patel1
Monday, July 4, 2022 2:26 AM Local Time
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
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.

Jerry Li:   
Shinryo Nonin:   
Kelley Slay:   
David Miscikowski:   

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 Li1,600,0001,350,000
David Miscikowski575,000575,000
Shinryo Nonin00
Kelley Slay00
Monday, July 4, 2022 1:55 AM Local Time
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 Kolev680,000380,000
Monday, July 4, 2022 1:50 AM Local Time
Level 22 started
Level: 22
Blinds: 15,000/30,000
Ante: 30,000
Monday, July 4, 2022 1:44 AM Local Time
Moura Ahead

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 Moura2,800,0002,800,000
Monday, July 4, 2022 1:42 AM Local Time
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 Templeman1,400,0001,400,000
Monday, July 4, 2022 1:26 AM Local Time
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.

Dale Schuman:   
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 Schuman440,000440,000
Idan Theone270,000270,000
Monday, July 4, 2022 1:25 AM Local Time
"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 Foster1,450,000-50,000
Monday, July 4, 2022 1:16 AM Local Time
Level 21 started
Level: 21
Blinds: 10,000/25,000
Ante: 25,000
Monday, July 4, 2022 1:13 AM Local Time
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.

Danny Panagatos:   
Early position:   

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 Panagatos680,000680,000
Monday, July 4, 2022 1:02 AM Local Time
Granados Doubles

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.

Freddie Granados:   
Big Blind:   

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 Granados1,200,0001,200,000
Monday, July 4, 2022 12:47 AM Local Time
Level 20 started
Level: 20
Blinds: 10,000/20,000
Ante: 20,000
Monday, July 4, 2022 12:27 AM Local Time

Players will be going on their final 20 minute break.

Monday, July 4, 2022 12:26 AM Local Time
Gupta Eliminates Opponent in Flip

Joining the action with cards on their back Ash Gupta covered his opponent.

Ash Gupta:   

The board ran out       as Gupta eliminated his opponent.

Ash Gupta530,000
Monday, July 4, 2022 12:14 AM Local Time
Some Counts Post Bubble
Fabian Foster1,500,0001,500,000
Daryl Hoelscher1,300,0001,300,000
Manig Loeser1,300,000900,000
Eran Cohen1,100,0001,100,000
Wojtek Barzantny1,000,0001,000,000
Todd Sekli850,000850,000
Ramon Kropmanns800,000800,000
Ben Farrell780,000
Fabian Scherle720,000720,000
Aditya Gurunath700,000700,000
Damon Musgrave670,000670,000
Besnainou Ange485,000443,000
Yuliyan Kolev300,000300,000
Koray Aldemir260,000260,000
Monday, July 4, 2022 12:04 AM Local Time
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 Karia335,000335,000
Monday, July 4, 2022 12:01 AM Local Time
Level 19 started
Level: 19
Blinds: 10,000/15,000
Ante: 15,000
Sunday, July 3, 2022 11:50 PM Local Time
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 Tan470,0000