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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 8:38 PM Local Time
Diaz Gets a Chunk From Jorstad

David Diaz

David Diaz opened to 1,000,000 from the hijack and was called by both Espen Jorstad on the button and Brian Kim in the big blind.

The flop came     and everyone checked. On the   turn, Kim checked again, but Diaz bet 2,000,000. Jorstad took some time, then called. Kim folded to leave the river heads-up.

That river came with the   and Diaz bet 4,000,000. Jorsted called and saw Diaz table   . Jorsted mucked his cards and has lost over a quarter of his stack since dinner break.

Espen Jorstad23,025,000-9,250,000
David Diaz19,400,0007,200,000
Brian Kim18,000,000-1,175,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 8:37 PM Local Time
Attenborough Chipping Up

Adrian Attenborough

Andres Jeckeln opened to 1,000,000 to middle position, Tom Kunze flatted in the hijack, and Adrian Attenborough raised to 4,700,000 in the big blind. Jeckeln folded and Kunze called.

The dealer put the     flop onto the felt, Attenborough bet 2,000,000, and Kunze called.

The   landed on the turn, Attenborough bet 3,500,000, and Kunze let go of his hand.

Aaron Mermelstein46,700,000-2,275,000
Matija Dobric40,700,000-1,275,000
Michael Duek31,200,000-25,000
Adrian Attenborough28,000,0009,800,000
Tom Kunze26,500,000-4,675,000
Andres Jeckeln17,200,000-350,000
Vadim Rozin15,700,000-3,950,000
Kenny Tran7,600,000-1,275,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 8:35 PM Local Time
Eames Doubles Through Krentzman

John Eames

Evan Krentzman opened to 1,000,000 and picked up a single caller by the table short stack John Eames in the big blind. The     flop was checked by Eames, who then faced a bet worth 800,000 by Krentzman.

Forty-nine seconds later, Eames check-shoved for 4,825,000 and Krentzman asked for an exact count before making the call.

John Eames:   
Evan Krentzman:   

There was no uproar by the British rail for now when the cards were flipped over but that changed with the   and the   river as Eames secured the double up.

John Eames12,400,0006,075,000
Evan Krentzman7,300,000-5,800,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 8:28 PM Local Time
Levy Chips Up Without Showdown

Tzur Levy

Evan Krentzman made it 1,000,000 to go in the cutoff and was called by Tzur Levy, sending both players to the     flop. No betting action led to the   turn on which both checked once more. The   fell on the river and Levy now bet 1,800,000 after contemplating the move for 43 seconds.

It took Krentzman one second fewer to opt for a fold as two shorter stacks traded chips.

Evan Krentzman13,100,000-975,000
Tzur Levy8,900,0001,250,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 8:23 PM Local Time
Rebei Wins First Pot After Dinner

Chip leader Karim Rebei opened to 1,050,000 in the first hand after the dinner break and was called by Mayank Madan in the big blind. On the     flop, Madan checked and called a bet worth 1,250,000 by Rebei as they headed to the   turn.

Madan checked once more and Rebei fired a second bet worth 1,375,000, earning the pot uncontested after Madan folded with 42 seconds of consideration.

Karim Rebei56,900,0003,075,000
Mayank Madan11,100,000-2,750,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 8:19 PM Local Time
Level 34 started
Level: 34
Blinds: 250,000/500,000
Ante: 500,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 8:06 PM Local Time
PN Podcast: Layne Flack's Daughter Talks Poker Hall of Fame, WSOP Main Event Enters End Game
PN Podcast
PN Podcast

In the latest edition of the PokerNews Podcast, Chad Holloway and Jesse Fullen bring you all the latest from the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas. That includes a discussion about Phil Hellmuth's lackluster entrance, Vince Vaughn's appearance, and their picks to win.

They also recap recent bracelet winners, including an interview with Young Sik, and discuss Matt Berkey's criticism regarding players like Ali Imsirovic and Jake Schindler receiving coverage in live updates. Plus, Chris Moneymaker is opening a social poker room in Kentucky, Matt Glantz nabbed the $1M bounty in the WSOP Mystery Bounty event, and how were the bluffs by Mike "The Mouth" Matusow and Alejandro Lococo perceived?

Finally, Halie Flack, the daughter of the late, great Layne Flack, gives an exclusive to PokerNews offering her thoughts on her father's induction into the Poker Hall of Fame.

Click here to listen to the new PN Podcast!

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 7:21 PM Local Time
Dinner Break Counts for the Final 24
Karim Rebei53,825,00025,000
Aaron Mermelstein48,975,000-225,000
Matija Dobric41,975,000-25,000
Espen Jorstad32,275,00050,000
Philippe Souki32,200,000-1,800,000
Michael Duek31,225,0002,625,000
Tom Kunze31,175,000-25,000
Jeffrey Farnes30,775,00025,000
Robert Welch26,275,0005,975,000
Vadim Rozin19,650,0003,950,000
Brian Kim19,175,000-5,025,000
Adrian Attenborough18,200,000-2,400,000
Andres Jeckeln17,550,000-50,000
Efthymia Litsou15,500,0000
Evan Krentzman14,075,000-1,025,000
Mayank Madan13,850,0002,450,000
Aaron Duczak13,750,000-850,000
Matthew Su12,600,0000
David Diaz12,200,000800,000
Asher Conniff9,500,0000
Kenny Tran8,875,000-25,000
Tzur Levy7,650,000-50,000
John Eames6,325,00025,000
Jimmy Setna6,325,000-100,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 7:05 PM Local Time
Second Break on Day Seven as 24 Remain

Damian Salas

In the second level of the day, the redraw of the last three tables was reached and the 2020 WSOP Main Event champion Damian Salas saw his hopes of a second title vanish.

Only 24 players remain in contention and three of them already have a WSOP gold bracelet to their name in Espen Jorstad, David Diaz, and Kenny Tran.

They are now on a scheduled 75-minute dinner break and the action will resume at 8.18 pm local time. Below are some of the most notable hands in the last two-hour session at the tables.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 7:03 PM Local Time
Andy Taylor Eliminated in 25th Place ($323,100)

Andy Taylor

Adrian Attenborough opened to 800,000 in middle position and Andy Taylor jammed for 10,500,000 in the hijack. Action folded to Tom Kunze in the big blind who rejammed, and Attenborough folded.

Andy Taylor:   
Tom Kunze:   

Taylor needed to win a crucial flip to survive, but the     flop left him looking for an eight. However, the   turn and   river changed nothing, eliminating Taylor in 25th place for $323,100.

Aaron Mermelstein49,200,000-2,800,000
Matija Dobric42,000,0003,600,000
Tom Kunze31,200,00016,300,000
Michael Duek28,600,0001,800,000
Adrian Attenborough20,600,000-800,000
Andres Jeckeln17,600,000-1,400,000
Vadim Rozin15,700,000-5,200,000
Andy Taylor0-11,500,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 7:02 PM Local Time
Litsou Faces River Raise

In what began innocently enough as a limped blind versus blind pot, Efthymia Litsou in the small blind and Jimmy Setna in the big blind, checked the flop and turn of a       board.

On the river, Litsou led out for 400,000 and was met with a raise to 1,900,000 from Setna.

Litsou didn't take long before calling to see Setna table    for a turned full house, putting a dent in Litsou's stack just before dinner.

Efthymia Litsou15,500,000-3,100,000
Jimmy Setna7,700,0001,300,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 7:02 PM Local Time
Another Small Pot for Conniff

Asher Conniff raised it up to 800,000 in the cutoff in the final hand before the dinner break and Matthew Su called on the button. The     flop brought a bet worth 600,000 by Conniff and no call followed as Conniff chipped up with his short stack.

Matthew Su12,600,000-1,000,000
Asher Conniff9,500,000300,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 6:54 PM Local Time
One for the Birthday Boy

Matthew Su won a small three-way pot and then defended out of the big blind when Asher Conniff raised to 1,100,000 in the small blind. Both elected to check the     flop and the   followed on the turn. No betting action took place either, which then led to the   on the river.

Conniff then bet 750,000 and Su folded to see the rail of the birthday boy erupt in celebration.

Karim Rebei53,800,0000
Evan Krentzman15,100,0000
Aaron Duczak14,600,0000
Matthew Su13,600,0001,900,000
Mayank Madan11,400,0000
Asher Conniff9,200,000300,000
Kenny Tran8,900,000-2,000,000
Tzur Levy7,700,0000
John Eames6,300,000-200,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 6:53 PM Local Time
Souki and Welch Trade Pots

Philippe Souki raised to 800,000 in early position and was called by Brian Kim on his left and Robert Welch in the big blind. The flop came     and Souki continued with a bet of 2,500,000 which got folds from both of his opponents.

A couple of hands later, Welch opened 950,000 on the button and Souki defended from the big blind. The flop fell     and Souki check-called a bet of 1,200,000 from Welch.

The turn brought the   and Souki checked again. Welch splashed in a bet of 2,250,000 and Souki finally dumped his cards into the muck.

Philippe Souki34,000,0006,000,000
Robert Welch20,300,000900,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 6:52 PM Local Time
Duek Forces A Fold

Michael Duek opened to 1,000,000 from middle position and was called by Adrian Attenborough out of the big blind.

Attenborough checked to the preflop raiser after the     flop and then called when Duek continued for 1,000,000.

Action checked through the   turn to the   river at which point Attenborough checked for a third time. Duek fired off 3,500,000, eliciting a fold from Attenborough.

Michael Duek26,800,000-3,000,000
Adrian Attenborough21,400,000-200,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 6:51 PM Local Time
Kamal Bittar Eliminated in 26th Place ($323,100)

Kamal Bittar

Kamal Bittar moved all in for his 4,100,000 chips under the gun and Aaron Mermelstein called in middle position.

Kamal Bittar:   
Aaron Mermelstein:   

Bittar was racing for his tournament life, and the     flop vaulted him into the lead. The   turn meant he just needed to fade one of the two sevens in the deck, but the   spiked the river as the crowd reacted accordingly at the sight of the rollercoaster runout, and Bittar made his way to the payout desk in 26th place for $323,100.

Aaron Mermelstein52,000,0002,700,000
Kamal Bittar0-4,100,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 6:44 PM Local Time
Krentzman Folds to a Three-Bet; Chips Up With Three-Bet

Evan Krentzman

Evan Krentzman raised it up to 800,000 in the hijack and Mayank Madan then took 79 seconds in the small blind before he three-bet to 2,950,000. Once it folded back to Krentzman, he required four seconds fewer to send his cards into the muck.

John Eames then made it 800,000 to go from the under-the-gun position and Matthew Su called. Krentzman popped it back up to 3,200,000 after 62 seconds and it folded back to Eames. Karim Rebei in the big blind seemed interested but folded after more than a minute, Eames and Su also got out of the way.

Karim Rebei53,800,000-1,000,000
Evan Krentzman15,100,0001,800,000
Aaron Duczak14,600,000-200,000
Matthew Su11,700,000-800,000
Mayank Madan11,400,0001,600,000
Kenny Tran10,900,000-200,000
Asher Conniff8,900,0001,000,000
Tzur Levy7,700,000-1,000,000
John Eames6,500,000-1,600,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 6:42 PM Local Time
Attenborough Doubles With Big Slick

Kamal Bittar opened to 1,000,000 from early position only to see Adrian Attenborough three-bet jam for 10,300,000 from the cutoff. Action folded back around to Bittar who made the call to put Attenborough at risk.

Adrian Attenborough:   
Kamal Bittar:   

Though at risk, Attenborough had his opponent dominated and was in a good spot to get the full double. He did just that after the board ran out       to keep his ace high with the superior kicker ahead.

Adrian Attenborough21,600,00010,100,000
Kamal Bittar4,100,000-8,900,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 6:41 PM Local Time
Litsou Chips Up Through Jorstad

Efthymia Litsou

Espen Jorstad raised to 900,000 in the hijack and was called by Efthymia Litsou in the big blind.

On the     flop, Litsou checked to Jorstad and he bet 725,000. Litsou quickly called to see the   on the turn.

Litsou checked, and this time Jorstad checked back.

On the   river, Litsou checked, and Jorstad cut out a bet of 2,600,000.

Litsou snap-called and showed    for a winning king-high straight.

Espen Jorstad32,225,000-9,775,000
Efthymia Litsou18,600,0005,375,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 6:36 PM Local Time
Jeckeln Doubles Through Duek

Andres Jeckeln

Michael Duek opened to 900,000 in early position, Andres Jeckeln jammed for 8,975,000 in middle position, and action folded back to Duek who quickly called.

Andres Jeckeln:   
Michael Duek:   

The     flop vaulted Jeckeln ahead, as the   turn left him just needing to fade a river nine. The   completed the board and the Argentinian secured the double against his fellow countryman.

Michael Duek29,800,000-10,000,000
Andres Jeckeln19,000,00010,800,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander