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

Sunday, July 03, 2022 to Sunday, July 03, 2022

Event #70: $10,000 MAIN EVENT No-Limit Hold'em World Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $80,782,475
  • Entries: 8,663
  • Remaining: 0


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Wednesday, July 13, 2022 4:08 AM Local Time
Jeffrey Farnes Leads the Final 35 Players into Day 7 of the 2022 WSOP Main Event

Jeffrey Farnes

Day 6 of the 2022 World Series of Poker Main Event has come to an end and Jeffrey Farnes leads 35 players into Wednesday's Day 7. The 2022 Main Event drew 8,663 runners and generated a prize pool of $80,782,475, from which the winner will take home $10,000,000. Day 6 welcomed 123 players, and 35 will return on Wednesday at 2 p.m. local time to play down to a final table.

Farnes is trailed at the top of the chip counts by Brian Kim, who ran hot all day and came up just short of the chip lead in the last moments of the evening. Philippe Souki, Karim Rebei, and Espen Jorstad round out the top five chip counts.

2022 World Series of Poker Main Event Day 6 Top Ten Chip Counts

RankNameCountryChip CountDay 6 Big Blinds
1Jeffrey FarnesUnited States37,825,000126
2Brian KimUnited States33,875,000113
3Philippe SoukiUnited Kingdom32,475,000108
4Karim RebeiFrance31,475,000105
5Espen JorstadNorway31,175,000104
6Matija DobricCroatia29,550,00099
7Adrian AttenboroughAustralia28,625,00095
8Andy TaylorUnited Kingdom23,900,00080
9Michael DuekArgentina22,575,00075
10John EamesUnited Kingdom22,450,00075

Day 6 Chip Leader

Farnes is the chip leader thanks to a day full of heroics and big hands.

"I guess it's every poker player's dream. It's surreal. I think I'll pinch myself when this whole thing's over," Farnes said about being the Day 6 chip leader.

The highlight of Farnes day came in the late stages of the evening when he made his charge up the leaderboard, first with the elimination of 2021 Main Event seventh place finisher Alejandro Lococo. Lococo got it in with ace-queen, but Farnes called with pocket tens.

"I just kind of felt like it was time to get one of the toughest players in the field out, so I tried it," Farnes said about his flip with Lococo.

"It was only, I think, 20 percent of my stack to do it so I went ahead and made the gamble. And it was right. So that was cool."

A short time later, Farnes vaulted into the chip lead when he picked up quads to take a chunk of Tzur Levy's chip stack and chip up to nearly 40 million.

"To get quad nines at the Main Event on Day 6. I don't know if it gets any better than that."

Jeffrey Farnes
Day 6 chip leader Jeffrey Farnes

New Stars Emerge on Day 6

The most memorable hand of the day came when Haim Or Krief picked up pocket queens and cracked the aces of Gilbert Cruz in a three-way pot that also included Stanley Lee and his pocket jacks. The aces were in command, but runner-runner hearts brought a flush for Or Krief to send Cruz and Lee to the rail in early Day 6 action.

Among the others in the top ten is Matija Dobric, who made Day 7 last year and finished in 32nd place.

"There is no mindset, I just play hand by hand and whatever happens happens, that's poker like every other poker tournament," Dobric said after bagging up his chips at the end of Day 6. "I mean, it's not like every other event but I play my best every hand and there is nothing special about it.

"Last year it was really hard. I couldn't sleep because I was full of adrenaline and when I woke up after four or five hours of sleep, I was trying to stay awake at the table. This year is different, I am calm, I can sleep, I can get good rest, everything goes smooth."

Matija Dobric
Matija Dobric

Dobric will return for Day 7 with more experience and the rare opportunity to get another shot at making the Main Event final table.

Among the other breakout stars on Day 6 was Rebei, who got involved in hands early and often throughout the tournament.

"I hope [my playing style] is disturbing for the other players," Rebei said, offering some insight into his playing style - a style that involves playing a lot of hands. "What a lot of players have forgotten, there are 52 cards in the deck. If we want to play short deck, we play for short deck. I play 52 cards."

Also returning is Brooklyn-native Efthymia Litsou, who has locked up her first career WSOP cash in this year's Main Event.

"I'm feeling very good. My aim was to make it through Day 1 so Day 7 sounds great," Litsou said at the end of Day 6.

Efthymia Litsou
Efthymia Litsou

Litsou returns as the only woman remaining in this year's Main Event after Shelby Wells bowed out just after the tournament reached its final 100 players.

"I wish there were more women playing the game, so maybe next year," Litsou said.

Her preparation plans for Day 7?

"Get some alcohol in me first, and then some good night's sleep."

Other runners that made it to Day 6 but couldn't find their way to Day 7 include Dan Smith, Zilong Zhang, Day 2 chip leader Muhammad Abdel Rahim, Day 1A chip leader Cedrric Trevino and Day 5 chip leader James Hobbs.

Remaining Payouts

1st$10,000,000  8th$1,075,000
2nd$6,000,000  9th$850,000
3rd$4,000,000  10-11th$675,000
4th$3,000,000  12-13th$525,000
5th$2,250,000  14-17th$410,000
6th$1,750,000  18-26th$323,100
7th$1,350,000  27-35th$262,300

Players will return at 2 p.m. Wednesday to the Bally's Event Center and play will resume at Level 32 with blinds at 150,000/300,000 with a 300,000 big blind ante. Action will continue on Day 7 until the Main Event reaches its final table and PokerNews will be there to carry all of the action.

Be sure to keep it with the PokerNews live reporting team all week long for coverage from the floor of the 2022 World Series of Poker in its new home at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 3:36 AM Local Time
Seat Draw For Day 7
CasinoTableSeatPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
Bally's6212Imran BhojaniSouth Africa6,025,00020
Bally's6213Philippe SoukiUnited Kingdom32,495,000108
Bally's6214Evan KrentzmanUnited States4,550,00015
Bally's6215Matija DobricCroatia29,550,00099
Bally's6216Aaron DuczakCanada8,125,00027
Bally's6217Tom KunzeGermany12,300,00041
Bally's6218Joseph AltmanUnited States12,950,00043
Bally's6219Kamal BittarParaguay12,600,00042
Bally's6301Adrian AttenboroughAustralia28,625,00095
Bally's6302Tzur LevyIsrael7,075,00024
Bally's6303Andy TaylorUnited Kingdom23,900,00080
Bally's6304Espen JorstadNorway31,175,000104
Bally's6305Mayank MadanUnited States6,725,00022
Bally's6306Jonathan RosaUnited States4,350,00015
Bally's6307Robert WelchUnited States4,075,00014
Bally's6308Michael DuekUnited States22,575,00075
Bally's6309Vadim RozinCanada20,975,00070
Bally's6321Mack KhanUnited States7,450,00025
Bally's6322Cameron BlazevichUnited States11,575,00039
Bally's6323John EamesUnited Kingdom22,450,00075
Bally's6324Aaron MermelsteinUnited States16,250,00054
Bally's6325Marco JohnsonUnited States3,725,00012
Bally's6326David DiazUnited States8,300,00028
Bally's6327Karim RebeiAlgeria31,475,000105
Bally's6328Brian KimUnited States33,875,000113
Bally's6329Andres JeckelnArgentina13,200,00044
Bally's6341Matthew ShepskyUnited States5,600,00019
Bally's6342Asher ConniffUnited States8,675,00029
Bally's6343Efthymia LitsouUnited States15,600,00052
Bally's6344Adam DemerssemanUnited States9,575,00032
Bally's6345Kenny TranUnited States8,800,00029
Bally's6346Jeffrey FarnesUnited States37,825,000126
Bally's6347Damian SalasArgentina5,800,00019
Bally's6348Matthew SuUnited States7,075,00024
Bally's6349Jimmy SetnaCanada5,725,00019
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 3:10 AM Local Time
Official End of Day Chip Counts
Jeffrey Farnes37,825,0000
Brian Kim33,875,000875,000
Philippe Souki32,475,0000
Karim Rebei31,475,0002,075,000
Espen Jorstad31,175,0005,975,000
Matija Dobric29,550,000-1,150,000
Adrian Attenborough28,625,000-2,375,000
Andy Taylor23,900,000-1,675,000
Michael Duek22,575,0007,675,000
John Eames22,450,0000
Vadim Rozin20,975,0004,875,000
Aaron Mermelstein16,250,000-350,000
Efthymia Litsou15,600,000-3,000,000
Andres Jeckeln13,200,000400,000
Joseph Altman12,950,000-1,850,000
Kamal Bittar12,600,000-5,025,000
Tom Kunze12,300,0004,400,000
Cameron Blazevich11,575,0000
Adam Demersseman9,575,0000
Kenny Tran8,800,000-800,000
Asher Conniff8,675,000-225,000
David Diaz8,300,000-1,400,000
Aaron Duczak8,125,0000
Mack Khan7,450,0000
Matthew Su7,075,0000
Tzur Levy7,075,000-425,000
Mayank Madan6,725,0000
Imran Bhojani6,025,000825,000
Damian Salas5,800,000-1,700,000
Jimmy Setna5,725,000-975,000
Matthew Shepsky5,600,000-3,100,000
Evan Krentzman4,550,000-2,250,000
Jonathan Rosa4,350,0000
Robert Welch4,075,000-25,000
Marco Johnson3,725,000-1,500,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 2:58 AM Local Time
Day Six Completed

The final 35 players have completed the last hands of the night and bagged up their chips for the night. All chip counts and a recap of today's action are to follow.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 2:52 AM Local Time
Sweet End for Souki

In the penultimate hand of the night, the action was picked up on the      turn on which Jonathan Rosa checked. Philippe Souki bet 1,250,000 on his second barrel and Rosa then check-raised to 3,100,000 for Souki to call.

Rosa led the   on the river for 3,900,000 and Souki only took a few seconds before tossing in a single chip for the call. After being reluctant to show his cards, Rosa pointed towards Souki to show the superior hand and then mucked when the Brit tabled the    for a set of deuces.

Philippe Souki32,475,00010,975,000
John Eames22,450,0001,450,000
Cameron Blazevich11,575,000-525,000
Adam Demersseman9,575,000-775,000
Aaron Duczak8,125,000-375,000
Mack Khan7,450,0001,150,000
Matthew Su7,075,000-525,000
Mayank Madan6,725,000-275,000
Jonathan Rosa4,350,000-8,400,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 2:43 AM Local Time
Three More Hands

It has been announced that the players will play three more hands tonight before bagging and tagging, and will return at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 2:40 AM Local Time
Litsou Cracks Kim's Aces for a Double

Efthymia Litsou

Efthymia Litsou raised to 525,000 from the cutoff and Robert Welch called from the button before Brian Kim came along from the small blind. Litsou called and the flop was    

Litsou shoved 6,200,000 on the flop and Kim called quickly.

Efthymia Litsou:   
Brian Kim:   

The board ran out with   and   to seal the deal on Litsou's big double with a set of jacks at the end of Day 6.

Brian Kim33,000,000-3,300,000
Efthymia Litsou18,600,0007,200,000
Robert Welch4,100,000-2,200,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 2:39 AM Local Time
More for Eames; Madan Somewhat Struggling

John Eames defended the big blind against a raise by Mayank Madan and check-called a bet on the     flop. They checked down the   turn and   river and Eames tabled the    for the flopped nuts to win the pot.

Shortly thereafter, Eames raised out of the small blind for Aaron Duczak to call in the big blind. On a     flop, the bigger stack bet and Duczak got out of the way.

Philippe Souki21,500,000300,000
John Eames21,000,0003,500,000
Jonathan Rosa12,750,000-1,000,000
Cameron Blazevich12,100,000-1,900,000
Adam Demersseman10,350,000450,000
Aaron Duczak8,500,000-2,100,000
Matthew Su7,600,0001,475,000
Mayank Madan7,000,000-150,000
Mack Khan6,300,000-1,500,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 2:33 AM Local Time
Levy Halts His Fall

It's been a difficult level for Tzur Levy, who had fallen to around 5,000,000 after being up to more than 20,000,000. But he just got some of those chips back after tangling with Espen Jorstad.

Levy raised to 500,000 from early position as action folded around to Jorstad in the big blind, who called.

The flop came     and Levy continued for 400,000. Jorstad raised to 1,300,000 and Levy called to see the   on the turn.

Jorstad sat motionlessly, his arms resting on his lap, for a few moments before checking and Levy quickly checked behind. The river came the   and Jorstad again checked. Levy also tapped the felt as Jorstad showed   .

Levy, though, turned over    to take the pot.

Espen Jorstad25,200,000-3,300,000
Tzur Levy7,500,0002,500,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 2:25 AM Local Time
Bhojani Doubles Up

Imran Bhojani

Imran Bhojani moved all in for 2,400,000 from middle position and action folded to David Diaz in the big blind who called to put Bhojani at risk.

Imran Bhojani:   
David Diaz:   

Bhojani was in good shape to secure the double and leap further in front on the     flop. The   turn secured the pot for Bhojani prior to the meaningless   river.

David Diaz9,700,000-700,000
Imran Bhojani5,200,000-1,400,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 2:23 AM Local Time
Bittar Fills Up on Rebei

Karim Rebei raised it up from the hijack and Kamal Bittar defended from the big blind. The flop came     and Bittar check-called a bet of 750,000 from Rebei.

The turn brought the   and both players checked to the   on the river. Bittar led out with a small bet of 600,000 and Rebei quickly called. Bittar showed    for a full house and raked in the pot.

Karim Rebei29,400,0002,500,000
Kamal Bittar17,625,0003,625,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 2:19 AM Local Time
Kim Busts Kogel With Better Ace

Nathanael Kogel

Brian Kim raised to 525,000 from middle position and Nathanael Kogel shoved 4,230,000 from the button. Kim called and Kogel was at risk.

Nathanael Kogel:   
Brian Kim:   

The board ran out       and Kim had the better kicker with aces and eights to send Kogel to the rail as the end of Day 6 nears.

Brian Kim36,300,0005,900,000
Nathanael Kogel0-4,900,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 2:19 AM Local Time
Turner Felted By Rozin

George Turner

George Turner moved all in for 2,930,000 from the cutoff and was called by Vadim Rozin out of the small blind.

George Turner:   
Vadim Rozin:   

Turner was pipped by Rozin's superior kicker and would need to come from behind to survive. The     flop changed little but the   turn did give Turner a gutshot. It did not come in on the   river, ending the British player's deep run late on Day 6.

Vadim Rozin16,100,0004,900,000
George Turner0-3,100,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 2:17 AM Local Time
Labat Eliminated with Cracked Aces

Antoine Labat

Karim Rebei opened to 675,000 from under the gun and Antoine Labat three-bet to roughly 1,800,000 in the small blind. Action came back to Rebei who moved all in, and after confirming the action, Labat quickly called all in for his stack of approximately 7,000,000.

Antoine Labat:   
Karim Rebei:   

Labat was in great shape with the best starting hand in poker, although the     flop provided a sweat. Labat walked around near the table as he anxiously awaited the next card, and the dealer put the   onto the felt as the table reacted in disbelief at the sight of the devastating turn card, while Labat showed little reaction.

The   river failed to bring an ace, and the Frenchman's deep run had come to an end in brutal fashion. The 2018 Main Event ninth-place finisher made his way to the payout desk following the disappointing result, as he fell just a bit short of another prestigious Main Event final table.

Karim Rebei30,600,0003,700,000
Antoine Labat0-7,000,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 2:15 AM Local Time
Kogel Doubles Through Welch

Nathanael Kogel open-shoved his last 2,180,000 and Robert Welch went for the knockout from the small blind.

Nathanael Kogel:   
Robert Welch:   

The board ran out       and Kogel held on with pocket tens to secure the double.

Robert Welch6,300,000-1,100,000
Nathanael Kogel4,900,0002,700,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 2:12 AM Local Time
Salas Stays Alive

Damian Salas got his last 3,700,000 in the middle blind versus blind against Tzur Levy.

Damian Salas:   
Tzur Levy:   

The     flop gave both players a pair, but Salas was in front with his king. The   on the turn also gave Levy a flush draw, but the   on the river was safe for Salas as the last remaining Main Event champion in the field doubled up.

Damian Salas7,500,0003,400,000
Tzur Levy5,000,000-4,200,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 2:10 AM Local Time
Farnes Rides Quads to the Chip Lead

Jeffrey Farnes

Tzur Levy and Jeffrey Farnes went heads-up to the turn on a board of      when Levy bet 1,350,000 from early position. Farnes, to his immediate left, called.

The river came the   and Levy continued for 2,850,000. Farnes sat motionless for a moment before announcing a raise to 8,200,000.

Levy considered the decision for about a minute before sticking in a call. "Quads," Farnes said as he turned over   , taking the pot and increasing his stack to nearly 40,000,000.

Jeffrey Farnes38,000,0009,500,000
Tzur Levy9,200,000-7,925,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 2:08 AM Local Time
Demersseman Doubles Through Madan

Adam Demersseman

After Philippe Souki had won a pot off Cameron Blazevich to take over the lead on their table, the next hand featured a preflop all-in contest. The action folded to Adam Demersseman in the small blind and he pushed all-in for 4,825,000.

Mayank Madan was sent into the tank and contemplated his option carefully, which led Demersseman to whisper a "it's a good one, eh?" to his neighbour.

Only a few seconds later, the call followed and the cards were turned over.

Adam Demersseman:   
Mayank Madan:   

The       board missed both players and Demersseman doubled to pull ahead of Madan.

Philippe Souki21,200,0005,800,000
John Eames17,500,000-2,000,000
Cameron Blazevich14,000,000-1,850,000
Jonathan Rosa13,750,000-5,675,000
Adam Demersseman9,900,0004,550,000
Mack Khan7,800,0002,775,000
Mayank Madan7,150,000-5,575,000
Matthew Su6,125,000-1,000,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 2:02 AM Local Time
Shepsky Doubles, Leaves Kogel Short

Nathanael Kogel raised to 750,000 from middle position and Matthew Shepsky shoved his last 4,080,000 from the small blind. The big blind got out of the way and Kogel called to put Shepsky at risk.

Matthew Shepsky:   
Nathanael Kogel:   

The board ran out       and Shepsky held on with ace-king to secure the important double in the last level of Day 6.

Matthew Shepsky8,700,0002,900,000
Nathanael Kogel2,200,000-4,400,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 2:02 AM Local Time
Khan Doubles Through Rosa

Mack Khan

Action folded to Mack Khan in the small blind and he moved all in for around 4,000,000. Jonathan Rosa in the big blind asked for a count before making the call to put Khan at risk.

Mack Khan:   
Jonathan Rosa:   

Khan was flipping for his tournament life and would need to dodge his opponent's two overcards. He was able to do so on the       runout to secure the full double late in the day.

Mack Khan8,250,0003,225,000