2022 WSOP Day 34: The Main Event Shuffles Up and Deals!

Day 34 of the 2022 World Series of Poker at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas saw four events take place including the eagerly anticipated $10,000 Main Event. Two bracelets were awarded, one in a live event and the other in the latest round of online tournaments. Want to know what happened on Day 34? Yes? Then keep on reading.

Young Sik took down Event #66: $1,000 Mini Main Event No-Limit Hold’em, a result that came with an impressive $593,985 in addition to the event’s gold bracelet. Sik came from behind having started with only ten big blinds when the final five returned to the fray. Sik’s comeback was completed when he defeated Cosmin Joldis heads-up to become a WSOP champion.

The Online $500 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack crowned its champion “Ooohwee213” is that player. Ooohwee213 outlasted 1,508 opponents to turn their $500 investment into a coveted gold WSOP bracelet and a bankroll-boosting $149,729.

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The 2022 WSOP Main Event Kicks Off With 900 players; Trevino Leads

Cedrric Trevino
Cedrric Trevino in another event

The tournament everyone has been waiting for, Event #70: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event World Championship finally shuffled up and dealt on Day 34 of the 2022 WSOP. Players piled into the tournament area in droves, with Day 1a attracting 900 players through the doors. After five levels of action, only 631 of those players had chips requiring bagging and tagging.

Popular vlogger Cedrric Trevino finds himself at the top of the Day 1a chip counts with 317,800 betting tokens. Trevino soared to the chip counts’ summit after improving to a set of kings on the river to crack his unfortunate opponent’s pocket aces. Trevino will be hoping he has not used up all his luck as this potentially record-breaking tournament progresses.

It was a case of beginner’s luck for Wesley Fei, a cryptocurrency investor and regular on the Hustler Live cash game stream. Fei only started playing poker six months ago and chose the 2022 WSOP Main Event as his first-ever tournament. What a story it would be if Fei went all the way and took this event down.

The list of Day 1 survivors is littered with stellar names and familiar faces. Chanracy Khun (267,800), and Andrew Moreno (238,200) bagged up top ten stacks. While others including Dylan Linde (166,600), Kevin Gerhart (149,900), Erick Lindgren (125,400), Freddy Deeb (122,200), Daniel Alaei (118,600), and Brian Rast (114,900) all ended Day 1a with a six-figure stack.

Past WSOP Main Event champions Ryan Riess (139,900), Qui Nguyen (74,400), John Cynn (65,000), and Martin Jacobson (64,300) each punched their Day 2ab tickets.

We have to give a special mention to Eric Goldstein who bagged up 91,700 chips. For those of you who are not aware, Goldstein won his 2022 WSOP Main Event seat while he was asleep. Goldstein entered a $80 buy-in all-in satellite on WSOP.com but fell asleep. He awoke to discover he’d secured the satellite’s only seat!

Event #70: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event World Championship Top 10 Chip Counts

Place Player Country Chips Big Blinds
1 Cedrric Trevino United States 317,800 397
2 Wesley Fei United States 300,000 375
3 Suhaag Gandikota United States 269,700 337
4 Chanracy Khun Canada 267,800 335
5 Thomas Eychenne France 255,800 320
6 Andrew Moreno United States 238,200 298
7 Yusef Yusufov United States 230,000 288
8 Wendy Bowers United States 219,400 274
9 Kenneth O’Donnell United States 217,600 272
10 Jimmy D’Ambrosio United States 213,500 267

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Figueroa Claims the Day 1b Chip Lead in the Million Dollar Bounty

Armando Figueroa
Armando Figueroa

Armando Figueroa bagged up 3,150,000 chips after the conclusion of the 22nd level on Day 1b of Event #68: $1,000 Million Dollar Bounty, which are enough for the Day 1b and overall chip lead with two flights remaining.

Some 3,936 players piled into this tournament not least because those who reach Day 2 have the chance to draw a mystery bounty worth up to $1 million! Of those 3,936 starters, only 207 progressed to the second day.

Players such as Dalibor Dula (1,350,000), reigning WSOP Main Event champion Koray Aldemir (1,180,000), David “Bakes” Baker (940,000), Ravid Garbi (900,000), and Ryan Laplante (850,000) also progressed into Day 2.

Day 1c shuffles up and deals at 12:00 p.m. local time on July 4, with the turbo-structured Day 1d kicking off at 7:00 p.m. local time also on July 4.

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

Place Player Country Chips Big Blinds
1 Armando Figueroa United States 3,150,000 79
2 Gabriel Moura Brazil 2,530,000 63
3 Freddy Granados Costa Rica 2,405,000 60
4 Fabian Foster United States 2,130,000 53
5 Kyung Lee United States 2,090,000 52
6 Brian Ray United States 2,053,000 51
7 Kristopher Templeman United States 2,050,000 51
8 Ben Farrell United Kingdom 1,950,000 49
9 Wojciech Barzantny Austria 1,945,000 49
10 Yu Tang United States 1,925,000 48

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Duek Leads the Way ad the $10K PLO Championship Reaches Day 3

Michael Duek
Michael Duek

Event #69: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship is down to only 39 players from starting field of 683, with 264 of those returning for Day 2. The second day is in the bag and it is Michael Duek who leads the way with a healthy stack of 4,460,000, or 178 big blinds when play resumes on July 4.

Nine of the surviving players have a chance to add to their bracelet collection. Both Robert Nehorayan (2,105,000) and Jeff Madsen (1,795,000) find themselves in the top ten, while Brandon Adams (1,035,000), John Beauprez (980,000), and Elior Sion (865,000) are in the middle of the pack. Nicholas Baris (770,000), Allan Le (600,000), Ronald Keijzer (590,000), and Patrick Leonard (340,000) have a little more work ahead of them on Day 3.

Event #69: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship Top 10 Chip Counts

Place Player Country Chips Big Blinds
1 Michael Duek United States 4,460,000 178
2 Shiva Dudani United States 3,280,000 131
3 Tom Hu United States 2,315,000 93
4 Robert Nehorayan United States 2,105,000 84
5 Iakov Onuchin Russia 1,950,000 78
6 Jeff Madsen United States 1,795,000 72
7 Michael Russell United States 1,265,000 51
8 Nitesh Rawtani United States 1,155,000 46
9 Lev Zerkal Canada 1,115,000 45
10 Tesfaldet Tekle United States 1,105,000 44

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