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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 6, 2022 1:02 PM Local Time
Kahlenberg Gets Bet Through Smith

Steven Kahlenberg opened from early position and was called by the hijack, cutoff, John Smith in the small blind, and the big blind.

The flop came     and it checked over to the hijack who bet 1,600. Smith called and Kahlenberg, after about 30 seconds, made the call as well.

On the   turn, Kahlenberg lead out for 4,100. Both the hijack and Smith swiftly folded and Kahlenberg took down the pot.

Steven Kahlenberg65,000
John Smith63,0000
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 1:01 PM Local Time
De Silva Goes Runner-Runner

There was 3,000 in the middle on the       completed board with the under-the-gun player checking the action to Upeshka De Silva on the button.

De Silva bet 3,500 and was called. He tabled his    to show that he had made a full house and his opponent mucked.

Upeshka De Silva48,000-12,000
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 12:59 PM Local Time
Quick Pots for Badziakouski and Colillas

Mikita Badziakouski opened to 400 from under the gun and was called by Shahid Rameez from early position and Yannick Durand in the big blind.

Badziakouski bet 500 on the     flop and both players quickly folded.

A similar hand then played out on Ramon Colillas' table. The Spaniard opened to 600 from middle position and was called by the big blind.

Colillas continued for 500 on the     flop and took the pot down.

Ramon Colillas63,0003,000
Mikita Badziakouski61,0001,000
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 12:56 PM Local Time
Baze Makes Big Raise

Action was caught on the river as the board read      . From early position, Daniel Chambers had bet 13,500. Stephen Baze raised to 50,400 which was for most of Chamber's stack. He was in the tank before a tablemate called clock.

The floor came over to administer the countdown, which Chambers disagreed with, saying that he had not had enough time to decide. Eventually the countdown reached zero and the hand was declared dead.

Stephen Baze92,00092,000
Daniel Chambers57,00057,000
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 12:54 PM Local Time
Mateo's Takes Down Multiway Pot

Adrian Mateos

Preflop action had Adrian Mateos raising to 500 from the big blind and getting called from the cutoff, hijack and Nancy Birnbaum in the small blind.

The flop came down     and Birnbaum checked to Mateos who bet 700. The hijack and button folded and Birnbaum called.

The   showed up on the turn and Birnbaum check-raised Mateos' 2,200 bet up to 7,000. Mateos called the raise.

On the river was the   to pair the board and Birnbaum checked to Mateos, who bet 22,000. Birnbaum went into the tank and studied the board, contemplating calling before deciding to fold. She showed her tough laydown against the four-time bracelet winner,    for an ace-high flush.

Adrian Mateos78,50018,500
Nancy Birnbaum43,600-16,400
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 12:51 PM Local Time
Ko's Jam Takes it Down

Action was picked up with 10,000 in the pot and a flop of     on the table with four players still in the hand. Ryan Ko, the small blind, led out for 4,000. Frank Kassela, in middle position, raised to 9,000.

After a fold from late position, the hijack smooth-called after a minute or so of thought, putting action back on Ko. After a couple minutes in the tank, he put in the reraise to 20,000. Kassela got out of the way while the hijack made the call.

The pair checked through the   turn leading to the   on the river. Ko moved all in for 25,200 and his opponent snap-folded, giving the pot to Ko. He turned over    for the straight. Kassela told him that had the hijack not smooth-called, he probably would have doubled up Ko, sharing that he had folded   .

Ryan Ko75,00075,000
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 12:50 PM Local Time
Sotiropoulos Lays It Down

Georgios Sotiropoulos

Georgios Sotiropoulos opened to 500 from middle position and faced a three-bet to 1,600 from a player in late position. Action folded back around to Sotiropoulos who made the call to send the two players heads-up to the flop.

Sotiropoulos checked to the three-bettor on a flop of     and then called when his opponent continued for 1,500.

Action checked through the   turn to the board pairing   river where Sotiropoulos took over the betting lead, tossing 3,000 into the middle. His opponent thought for a while before choosing to raise to 8,500.

Sotiropoulos did not immediately release his holding but eventually decided on a fold to put a slight dent in his stack.

Georgios Sotiropoulos51,000-5,500
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 12:47 PM Local Time
Spanne Scores Huge Pot

In a pot of roughly 27,000 on a board showing      , Joseph Spanne bet 13,000 from the cutoff. The button went deep in the tank contemplating what to do. Eventually the button reluctantly flicked in a chip for the call.

Spanne rolled over    for the overpair, which was enough to scoop the large pot.

Joseph Spanne83,00083,000
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 12:40 PM Local Time
Set of Sixes for Swift

Jacek Pustula opened opened to 700 from early position and was called by the player in middle position, Anthony Swift in the cutoff, Jesse Greer on the button and the big blind.

Action checked to Swift on the     flop and he bet 600. Greer made it 2,400 and only Swift called.

Swift check-called a bet of 4,700 on the   turn before action checked through on the   river.

Swift tabled his    for a flopped set and Greer mucked.

Anthony Swift73,00073,000
Jacek Pustula61,5001,500
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 12:37 PM Local Time
Ausmus Continues Hot Start With a Knockout

Jeremy Ausmus

Jeremy Ausmus had already been off to a hot start to his Main Event before scoring this knockout.

After there was a raise to 1,500, Ausmus put in a reraise to 7,500 from early position. The late position player moved all in for his remaining 15,000. Action folded back around to Ausmus, who made the snap-call.

Jeremy Ausmus:   

Ausmus had his opponent dominated, and the       runout was a safe one. Ausmus scooped the pot while his opponent headed for the rail, seemingly in disbelief to have had his tournament run come to an end so soon.

"You ruined him with that flush earlier," a player from across the table said to Ausmus.

"I need to do this on Day 4 or 5, not Day 1," Ausmus commented.

Nevertheless, Ausmus has quickly grown one of the biggest stacks in today's field as he hopes to make a run at Poker's most sought-after bracelet.

Jeremy Ausmus159,00039,000
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 12:35 PM Local Time
Prahl Claws Back to Starting Stack After Flopping Trips

The player under the gun opened to 800 and was called by Keith Prahl in late position, Bill Klein in the cutoff, and the big blind.

The flop came     and Prahl fired for 1,000 after the initial aggressor checked. Klein called and the big blind made it 4,000. Prahl called and Klein folded.

The   hit the turn and Prahl snap-called the big blind's 7,000-chip bet.

Both players quickly tapped the table on the   river and Prahl turned over    for trip jacks with an ace-kicker.

Keith Prahl59,70059,700
Bill Klein59,300-8,200
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 12:32 PM Local Time
Stewart Makes Right Call

Action was picked up on the river with the board showing four clubs,      .

Akeem Stewart was on the button and was facing a 12,000 bet into a pot of 18,500 from his opponent in middle position. In the middle of his tank, Stewart pulled out his phone and began to look at it. Several players at the table reacted and told him that he could not do that, including Johnny Chan.

"I have been playing for 40 yards and I have not seen that before," said Chan with a bit of a laugh.

Stewart put his phone away and kept thinking about the decision. Eventually, he called after about another couple of minutes. His opponent indicated good call and showed no club, the   . Stewart showed the    and gathered the pot.

Akeem Stewart85,00085,000
Johnny Chan62,0004,400
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 12:31 PM Local Time
MacDonald Makes Katz Grimace

With 4,000 in the middle on a flop of     Itay Katz in the big blind bet 3,500 and was called by Andrew MacDonald in middle position.

Both players checked the   turn, but Katz bet 6,000 on the   river. MacDonald took their time before cutting out raising chips and bet 17,000.

Katz did not look happy with the raise and made the fold after some consideration, with the dealer awarding the pot to the proud Prince Edward Island native MacDonald.

Andrew MacDonald80,10080,100
Itay Katz53,000-9,500
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 12:31 PM Local Time
Recent Chip Counts in Paris Black
Alan Sternberg92,00032,000
Conrad Simpson81,20021,200
Haven Werner69,0009,000
Chris Moneymaker65,0005,000
Weston Pring63,8003,800
Marle Spragg60,700700
Athanasios Polychronopoulos58,200-1,800
Johnny Chan57,600-2,400
Hao Sun56,500-3,500
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 12:28 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts From Bally's Blue
Dragana Mackelprang79,00019,000
Jampa Dothar66,0006,000
Chris Moorman63,0003,000
Ashley Frank63,000
Phil Ivey58,000-2,000
Allen Kessler57,500-2,500
Georgios Sotiropoulos56,500-3,500
Greg Merson55,000100
Yuliyan Kolev54,000-6,000
David Benyamine37,000
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 12:28 PM Local Time
Leonard Double Barrels

Patrick Leonard

In a blind versus blind battle, the flop read     and Sundiata Devore checked to Patrick Leonard who fired out a bet of 1,000 into the pot of 2,200. Devore made the call.

The   hit the turn and Devore checked to Leonard who fired once again, this time for 2,400 and Devore surrendered the pot.

Patrick Leonard68,0008,000
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 12:27 PM Local Time
Ausmus Off to Soaring Start

Jeremy Ausmus

It's already been a stupendous summer for four time bracelet winner Jeremy Ausmus. He's enjoyed several deep runs so far this series, including winning his fourth bracelet in Event #23: $3,000 Limit Hold-em Six-handed.

The Colorado Native is off to an equally impressive start in this year's Main Event, with already double his starting stack in front of him in Level 1.

Jeremy Ausmus120,00060,000
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 12:23 PM Local Time
Familiar Faces And Notable Stacks In Paris White
Dylan Lemery67,0000
Camille Brown60,000
Daniel Neilson60,000
Christian Soto60,000
Jessica Teusl60,000
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 12:21 PM Local Time
Schneider Scoops a Pot

Two players just saw a turn hit and the board read     . Joseph Umdenstock checked from out of position, Timo Schneider bet 5,000. Umderstock made the call.

The river landed the   and Umdenstock checked once more. Schneider thought about betting for a moment, but decided to check behind.

Umdenstock flipped a lone  , but Schneider had the    for two pair and the winner.

Timo Schneider66,80066,800
Joseph Umdenstock52,00052,000
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 12:18 PM Local Time
Desmedt With The Nuts

With 3,500 in the middle on a board of       the button bet 6,400 and was raised by Nicholas Desmedt in the hijack to 19,000.

The button was deep in thought before eventually making the call. Desmedt turned over    for the nut flush.

Nicholas Desmedt71,300