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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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Wednesday, July 6, 2022 1:03 PM Local Time
Level 36 started
Level: 36
Blinds: 400,000/800,000
Ante: 800,000
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 2:17 AM Local Time
Natalie Hof Crushes Day 2 of the $1,000 Million Dollar Mystery Bounty

Natalie Hof

The air was electric at the 2022 World Series of Poker for the highly anticipated Day 2 of the $1,000 Million Dollar Mystery Bounty at the Bally's and Paris Las Vegas. There were 826 survivors who came back for Day 2, where the mystery bounties would be handed out. Everyone was vying for that astronomical one million dollar bounty that awaited one lucky player.

When a player received a knockout ticket, they then entered their information into an iPad provided by the staff. The names were then be put in a queue on the big screen, and chests were constantly being opened that awarded a minimum of $1,000 per knockout. On occasion, a player would randomly hit a golden chest, which would include a much bigger prize. The smallest amount in a gold chest was $25,000, with the biggest $1,000,000.

Matt Glantz, a well-known pro with more than $7,000,000 in earnings, pulled the $1,000,000 bounty to score a massive payday. He bowed out late in the night, but his score is worth more than the $750,120 awaiting the eventual winner.

Matt Glantz
Matt Glantz

​​Arin Youssefian was the lucky winner of the $500,000 gold chest bounty and Azim Popatia pulled the $250,000 bounty. They both busted shortly after but the huge scores will help to ease the bow.

Event #68: $1,000 Million Dollar Bounty Day 2 Top 10 Chip Counts

PlacePlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Michael SmithCanada50,300,00063
2Natalie HofGermany37,200,00047
3Paul ChaudersonUnited States31,900,00040
4David TimmonsUnited States31,000,00039
5Jorge JuriCuba29,600,00037
6Quincy BorlandUnited States27,000,00034
7Florian DutaRomania26,700,00033
8Charlie CombesUnited Kingdom24,300,00030
9Adam GrandmaisonUnited States20,900,00026
10Mykhailo LendelUnited States20,200,00025

The chip leader is Michael Smith (50,300,000) from Canada, but it was Natalie Hof who dominated much of the day. Hof just finished eighth in the $10,000 Ladies Championship last week. She leads the three remaining women left in the field. The other two ladies are Libby Wilson (11,900,000) and Nellie Park (10,600,000).

Another fortunate bounty winner was Daniel De Almeida (17,300,000. He pulled off back-to-back gold chests and picked up $125,000 in a span of five minutes. Amazingly, his brother Caio De Almeida (6,300,000) is also still alive in the tournament.

Other players who bagged included ​​Adam Grandmaison (20,900,000), Quincy Borland (27,000,000), Florian Duta (27,000,000), Jorge Juri (29,600,000) and Charlie Combes (24,300,000).

The remaining 33 players will return at 1 p.m. on July 6 in the purple section of Paris Las Vegas to play down to a winner. Follow all the action right here on PokerNews to see who becomes the next WSOP champion.

Wednesday, July 6, 2022 2:00 AM Local Time
Seat Draw For Day 3
CasinoTableSeatPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
Paris1132David TimmonsUnited States31,000,00039
Paris1133Raed AbualfilatUnited States7,200,0009
Paris1134Michael Smith (SK)Canada50,300,00063
Paris1135Kevin HongUnited States18,300,00023
Paris1136Naoya KatagiriJapan9,700,00012
Paris1137Daniel HaselhorstUnited States13,800,00017
Paris1138Charlie CombesUnited Kingdom24,300,00030
Paris1139Harutyun GevorgyanUnited States15,100,00019
Paris1141Kenta MakinoJapan15,000,00019
Paris1142James AlexanderUnited States9,800,00012
Paris1143Wojciech BarzantnyGermany9,700,00012
Paris1145Caio De AlmeidaBrazil6,300,0008
Paris1146Matthew KellyUnited States5,200,0007
Paris1147Arash AsadabadiUnited States16,100,00020
Paris1148Adam GrandmaisonUnited States20,900,00026
Paris1149John NowakUnited States7,200,0009
Paris1151Neville EndocostaBrazil14,000,00018
Paris1152Natalie HofGermany37,200,00047
Paris1153Ramon KropmannsBrazil6,200,0008
Paris1154Mykhailo LendelUnited States20,200,00025
Paris1155Joshua RothbergUnited States2,400,0003
Paris1156Nellie ParkUnited States10,600,00013
Paris1158Nissar QuraishiUnited States8,400,00011
Paris1159Quincy BorlandUnited States27,000,00034
Paris1161Stephen BartlettUnited States13,900,00017
Paris1162Jorge JuriCuba29,600,00037
Paris1163Libby WilsonUnited States11,900,00015
Paris1164Paul ChaudersonUnited States31,900,00040
Paris1165Jose AnnaloroVenezuela20,100,00025
Paris1166Florian DutaUnited Kingdom26,700,00033
Paris1167John MacDonaldUnited States9,000,00011
Paris1168Christopher DoanUnited States19,000,00024
Paris1169Daniel De AlmeidaBrazil17,300,00022
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 1:59 AM Local Time
Official End of Day Chip Counts
Michael Smith (SK)50,300,00044,800,000
Natalie Hof37,200,0004,200,000
Paul Chauderson31,900,00030,350,000
David Timmons31,000,00019,000,000
Jorge Juri29,600,0002,600,000
Quincy Borland27,000,0005,000,000
Florian Duta26,700,00015,700,000
Charlie Combes24,300,0001,300,000
Adam Grandmaison20,900,00017,700,000
Mykhailo Lendel20,200,00019,005,000
Jose Annaloro20,100,000-900,000
Christopher Doan19,000,0004,000,000
Kevin Hong18,300,00017,530,000
Daniel De Almeida17,300,000-1,200,000
Arash Asadabadi16,100,000-3,300,000
Harutyun Gevorgyan15,100,00013,685,000
Kenta Makino15,000,00014,999,999
Neville Endo Costa14,000,00012,670,000
Stephen Bartlett13,900,00013,530,000
Daniel Haselhorst13,800,000-700,000
Libby Wilson11,900,0003,500,000
Nellie Park10,600,00010,600,000
James Alexander9,800,000-450,000
Naoya Katagiri9,700,0009,700,000
Wojciech Barzantny9,700,000-6,600,000
John Macdonald9,000,0008,745,000
Nissar Quraishi8,400,000-2,400,000
John Nowak7,200,0006,760,000
Raed Abualfilat7,200,0002,000,000
Caio De Almeida6,300,000-1,400,000
Ramon Kropmanns6,200,0004,845,000
Matthew Kelly5,200,0004,700,000
Joshua Rothberg2,400,0001,760,000
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 1:45 AM Local Time
Final Hands of the Night

The clock is paused and the last few hands of the night are being dealt.

Wednesday, July 6, 2022 1:37 AM Local Time
A Few More Counts Before Bagging
Quincy Borland22,000,000-2,300,000
Daniel Haselhorst14,500,000400,000
Nissar Quraishi10,800,0009,205,000
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 1:33 AM Local Time
De Almeida Keeps It Going; Brother Remains As Well

Daniel De Almedia

Daniel De Almeida had a player all in and at-risk preflop.

Shorter Stack:   
Daniel De Almeida:   

The       runout sent De Almeida another bounty ticket, which scored an extra $1,000 for him.

A few tables over, his brother Caio is still in the running as well.

Daniel De Almeida18,500,0007,950,000
Caio De Almeida7,700,000-2,300,000
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 1:30 AM Local Time
Templeman's Invincible Stuffies Strike Again

Kristopher Templeman

Action was picked up with Templeman having moved all in against an opponent for his opponent's remaining 6,000,000. After some time his opponent called and the hands were turned over.

Kristopher Templeman:   

The board ran out       and Templeman took down another bounty as his stack ascended.

Kristopher Templeman22,300,00012,300,000
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 1:13 AM Local Time
Level 35 started
Level: 35
Blinds: 300,000/600,000
Ante: 600,000
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 1:11 AM Local Time
Timmons The Beneficiary As Sheils Busts

Brandon Sheils

After Brandon Sheils was short after falling from the top of the leaderboard, he got in his last 1,900,000 from middle position after a 1,000,000 open and call from two early position players.

It folded back to the original raiser who folded, before David Timmons called.

Brandon Sheils:   
David Timmons:   

The       flop secured Sheil's fate, still a great run from the Brit.

David Timmons12,000,0003,600,000
Brandon Sheils0-21,200,000
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 1:10 AM Local Time
Park Doubles, Wilson and Hof Round Out Three Remaining Women

Nellie Park

Nellie Park had a player all in and at-risk preflop.

Shorter Stack:   
Nellie Park:   

Park was in the lead with pocket nines and the       runout was good for her to score the knockout.

Park is one of three remaining ladies in the field. Libby Wilson and Natalie Hof are the other two.

Natalie Hof33,000,0006,500,000
Nellie Park22,300,00022,300,000
Libby Wilson8,400,000-1,700,000
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 12:57 AM Local Time
Barzantny In Classic Race

With cards on their back, Wojciech Barzantny was all in from middle position against the big blind preflop. Barzantny was the at risk player.

Wojciech Barzantny:   

The board ran out       to give Barzantny two pair and the full double.

Wojciech Barzantny16,300,00014,355,000
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 12:56 AM Local Time
Asadabadi Rivers Gamble

Action was picked with Nathan Gamble all in and at risk for his remaining 8,000,000 having been called by Arash Asadabadi who had him covered slightly.

Nathan Gamble:   
Arash Asadabadi:   

The board ran out       and Asadabadi hit one of his two outs to eliminate Gamble and collect a bounty.

Arash Asadabadi19,400,00017,955,000
Nathan Gamble0-7,900,000
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 12:42 AM Local Time
Juri Sends Another One Out

Jorge Juri had a player all in and at-risk preflop.

Shorter Stack:   
Jorge Juri:   

Juri was in good shape with the better kicker, and the       runout gave him the knockout.

His rail of fellow Columbians celebrated and came over to give him a hug. Juri also put his bounty slip right into the system and binked an extra $2,500 as the Columbian rail cheered some more.

Jorge Juri27,000,0004,000,000
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 12:33 AM Local Time
Level 34 started
Level: 34
Blinds: 250,000/500,000
Ante: 500,000
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 12:22 AM Local Time
Players On The Last Break Of The Day

Players will return at 00:32 a.m. local time, in around 10 minutes time. Two more 40-minutes will be played to end the day's play.

Wednesday, July 6, 2022 12:16 AM Local Time
Borland Building a Big Stack, Templeman Up to Ten Milly

Quincy Borland

As we head into break, one of the biggest stacks in the room is Quincy Borland.

Borland has more than 20 million in chips in the later stages of the night.

Quincy Borland24,300,00023,175,000
Kristopher Templeman10,000,0002,500,000
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 12:15 AM Local Time
Glantz Wins A Big One

Action was picked up on the turn between Matt Glantz and Jorge Juri with Juri in the big blind and Glantz in early position.

The board read      and Juri checked to Glantz who bet 1,800,000 which Juri called.

The river came out a   and Glantz bet 5,000,000 leaving himself 800,000 behind and after thinking about it for some time, Juri called and Glantz turned over    for three aces king kicker and Juri mucked while Glantz' stack inflated once more.

At another table, Melanie Weisner was eliminated.

Jorge Juri23,000,0000
Matt Glantz16,500,00012,200,000
Melanie Weisner0-4,800,000
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 12:10 AM Local Time
No Hassle For Hof

Natalie Hof

Natalie Hof is stacking even more chips as she continues her ascendency.

On a board of       facing a 800,000 bet from the small blind with 3,000,000 in the pot, she decided a raise was in order, to 4,000,000 chips from mid position.

Her opponent checked his cards, thought for around 30 seconds, then mucked his holding.

The German poker player, mother and vegan nutritionist is looking to go better than her 8th place in Event #61: $10,000 No Limit Hold'em - Ladies Championship.

There is still a $100,000 bounty to be had with all players keeping one eye on the bounty screen.

Natalie Hof26,500,0002,000,000
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 11:59 PM Local Time
Molina Out, Four Ladies Remain with 52 Left
Natalie Hof24,500,0003,400,000
Libby Wilson10,100,0005,200,000
Nellie Park5,000,0005,000,000
Melanie Weisner4,800,0001,550,000
Gloria Molina0-1,455,000