WSOP Day 24 Recap: Phil Hui Wins Third Bracelet, Andrew Yeh Wins Debut Gold

 A packed day of action in the 2022 World Series of Poker saw Phil Hui lead the winners’ parade as he bagged his third bracelet in Pot Limit Omaha. He was the joined in the ranks of WSOP bracelet winners by Andrew Yeh who won an epic heads-up battle against Craig Chait to take gold for the first time. On a day where the $250,000 Super High Roller event also began, it was drama all the way at Bally’s and Paris casinos in Las Vegas.

Phil Hui Wins Third Gold Bracelet in PLO Classic

Phil Hui staged a brilliant comeback to win Event #45, the $1,500-entry PLO event. At an eight-handed final table that contained 2022 WSOP bracelet winner Dylan Weisman and WSOP Main Event runner-up and gold holder David Williams, Hui used all his survival instincts to hang in there until a late rally gave him the title.

Play began at the eight-handed final table with Hui well below the average, but in a shock exit, the previously strong Weisman was the first to bust. Hui chipped up a little early on and would use those chips to bust Weisman. A period where Hui stayed steayd followed, as Shane Nardiello did a lot of the damage to players dreams, but Hui was on hand again to bust the other most experienced player at the table in David Williams, sending the poker legend home in sixth place for $58,606.

Once overnight chip leader David Prociak followed Nardiello from the felt, Hui fans were hopeful, but he still had a huge deficit to make up against Daniel Tordjman, who looked like he had timed his run into becoming chip leader to perfection. Sadly for his rail, that wasn’t the case as Hui doubled back into contention on multiple occasions before getting himself into a 5:1 chip lead. Hui, who denied Tordjman his first-ever bracelet in the process, was clinical as he finished off his opponent quickly and ended the event with a full house of sevens and eights, banking $311,782 and his third WSOP bracelet in the process.

WSOP 2022 Event #45 $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Final Table Results:
Place Player Country Prize
1st Phil Hui U.S.A. $311,782
2nd Daniel Tordjman France $192,674
3rd David Prociak U.S.A. $140,783
4th Charles Coultas U.S.A. $103,979
5th Shane Nardiello U.S.A. $77,635
6th David Williams U.S.A. $58,606
7th Paul Fehlig U.S.A. $44,735
8th Dylan Weisman U.S.A. $34,532

Andrew Yeh Claims First Gold Bracelet After Epic Heads-Up Win

Event #44 saw Andrew Yeh claim gold on the PokerGO stream as he beat Craig Chait to the WSOP bracelet as the two potential first-timers played out a thrilling heads-up clash in the Thunderdome.

At a final table that also contained John Racener, Bryce Yockey and Philip Long, Yeh and Chait were perhaps the less-fancied pair to make heads-up when the five-handed final table began. But under the lights in the studio, PokerGO Fans were able to watch a thrilling denouement to the event where Yeh put his name in lights and claimed a memorable first-ever bracelet event victory.

WSOP 2022 Event #44 $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship Final Table Results:
Place Player Country Chips
1st Andrew Yeh U.S.A. $487,129
2nd Craig Chait U.S.A. $301,068
3rd Philip Long United Kingdom $209,424
4th Bryce Yockey U.S.A. $148,896
5th John Racener U.S.A. $108,253
6th Paul Sokoloff United Kingdom $80,523
7th Mike Gorodinsky U.S.A. $61,314
8th Eric Wasserson U.S.A. $47,819

Mateos Leads Super High Roller in Attempt for Back-to-Back Win

Spanish player Adrian Mateos won the corresponding $250,000 Super High Roller event at last year’s World Series of Poker for $3.2 million. With Day 1 of this year’s event in the bag, Event #50, the four-time WSOP bracelet winner has the lead again.

On a busy day at the felt in the biggest buy-in event of the 2022 World Series of Poker, Mateos built an incredible chip lead, with his 9,745,000 chips way ahead of second-placed Phil Ivey, who bagged up 6,830,000 after another impressive day at the felt.

Other big names also grabbed big stacks and made the top 10, but in fairness, no-one came close to Mateos and Ivey, who between them have as many chips as their nearest four rivals combined. Dario Sammartino continued his strong series by bagging up 4,835,000, while Nick Petrangelo (4,500,000) and Dan Zack, the current POY leader, piled up 4,445,000 to round out the top five.

With 52 entries overall, just 30 players survived Day 1 at the felt, but with registration extended to the start of Day 2, players will have the option of buying back in or entering for the first time. Among those to bust on Day 1 and ponder a re-entry are Dan Smith, Chance Kornuth, Scott Seiver, Michael Addamo and Brandon Steven.

WSOP 2022 Event #50 $250,000 Super High Roller Top 10 Chipcounts:
Position Player Country Chips
1st Adrian Mateos Spain 9,745,000
2nd Phil Ivey U.S.A. 6,830,000
3rd Dario Sammartino Italy 4,835,000
4th Nick Petrangelo U.S.A. 4,500,000
5th Dan Zack U.S.A. 4,445,000
6th Alex Foxen U.S.A. 4,250,000
7th Martin Kabrhel Czech Republic 3,935,000
8th Koray Aldemir Germany 3,805,000
9th Chris Hunichen U.S.A. 3,750,000
10th Aleksejs Ponakovs Latvia 3,370,000

Stephen Song Dominates Penultimate Day of $5k NLHE Event

Event #46 saw Stephen Song build one of the biggest leads going into a five-handed WSOP final table in history as he piled up 23,320,000 chips, more than his four final table opponents combined. With a huge chip lead over nearest rival Tamer Alkamli (8,710,000), Song is looking like a strong favorite to win what would be his second WSOP bracelet, with the only other previous winner at the felt, Elio Fox, holding 5,635,000 chips.

On a day where 46 players began and only five remained at the close of play, stars such as Joao Simao (43rd for $15,482), Anthony Zinno (32nd for $21,597), Joey Weissman (21st for 32,459), Robert Mizrachi (14th for $40,885), Anthony Spinella (13th for $40,885), Jonas Lauck (9th for $68,370) and overnight chip leader Ezequiel Waigel (7th for $90,714) all fell by the wayside along the path of Song’s brutal march to the chip lead.

WSOP 2022 Event #46 $5,000 NLHE Top 10 Chipcounts:
Position Player Country Chips
1st Stephen Song U.S.A. 23,320,000
2nd Tamer Alkamli Canada 8,710,000
3rd Jonathan Pastore France 5,950,000
4th Elio Fox United Kingdom 5,635,000
5th Paraskevas Tsokaridis Greece 2,590,000

Seniors Championship Sees Record Field on Day 1b

In Event #47, the $1,000-entry Seniors Championship saw its biggest ever field reached as a total of 7,188 entries across both yesterday’s Day 1a and today’s Day 1b saw a prizepool of $6.3 million reached. That means a top prize of $694,909 is up for grabs to the winner and with big names making the cut on Day 1b, an entertaining finale to this event is guaranteed.

Players such as Ken O’Malley (363,500), Alexandre Hill (310,000), Mike Fisher (300,000), Victor Amereno (291,500), Stephen Driggers (277,500), and Dara O’Kearney (110,000) all made the cut to reach Day 2, while others such as JJ Liu, Greg Raymer and Perry Friedman were unable to bag up chips when the final hand ended.

WSOP 2022 Event #47 $1,000 Seniors Championship Top 10 Chipcounts:
Position Player Country Chips
1st Ken O’Malley U.S.A. 363,500
2nd Daniel Hake U.S.A. 325,500
3rd Mark Schlig U.S.A. 324,000
4th Alexander Hill U.S.A. 310,000
5th Brian Topp U.S.A. 307,000
6th April Facey Canada 306,000
7th Andrew Finlay U.S.A. 304,000
8th Richard Anthony U.S.A. 301,500
9th Michael Fisher United Kingdom 300,000
10th Peter Muhlbek U.S.A. 298,000

Former POY Campbell in Top 10 of Eight Game Mix

A busy Day 2 in Event #48, the $1,500-entry 8-Game Mix event saw Jason Stockfish (2,540,000) build a monster lead on a day where Jake Liebeskind (1,692,000) was his closest challenger.

Big names to bag big stacks included the 2019 WSOP Player of the Year, Australian Robert Campbell (1,229,000), who ended the day seventh in chips, with Adam Friedman (12th on 1,027,000) still in the hunt. Just 16 players survived from the 200 who began the day, with others such as Daniel Weinman, Matthew Schreiber and Mel Judah all crashing out before the close of play.

WSOP 2022 Event #48 $1,500 Eight Game Mix Top 10 Chipcounts:
Position Player Country Chips
1st Jason Stockfish U.S.A. 2,540,000
2nd Jake Liebeskind U.S.A. 1,692,000
3rd Eric Buchman U.S.A. 1,461,000
4th Ryan Roeder U.S.A. 1,376,000
5th Robert Wells United Kingdom 1,309,000
6th Nick Yunis Chile 1,283,000
7th Robert Campbell Australia 1,229,000
8th Menikos Panagiotou U.S.A. 1,116,000
9th Hye Park U.S.A. 1,063,000
10th Adam Demersseman U.S.A. 1,053,000

Event #49 Sees Huge Field in $2k NLHE Tournament

Finally, Event #49, the $2,000-entry NLHE event, closed play for the night with just 311 players still in seats from the 1,977 entries who packed out Paris and Bally’s on Day 1 of the latest 2022 WSOP event. With a prize pool of $3.5 million meaning a top prize of $527,944 will go to the winner, chip leader on the day was Faraz Jaka, who bagged up 735,000 chips.

Behind Jaka in the counts are some of the biggest names in poker, with Romain Lewis (520,000), Natalie Hof (431,000), Alex Keating (309,000), Kristen Foxen (306,000), Joao Vieira (295,000), Bart Lybaert (256,000), Maria Ho (166,000), Chris Moorman (160,000), Harrison Gimbel (129,000), Johan Guilbert (184,000), Justin Liberto (117,000), Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier (95,000) and Matas Cimbolas (85,000) all counting chips as the final hand played out.

On a day of over 1,600 eliminations, 2009 world champion Joe Cada, Kenny Hallaert, Calvin Anderson, Anatoly Filatov, and Matt Stout all bit the dust.

WSOP 2022 Event #49 $2,000 NLHE Top 10 Chipcounts:
Position Player Country Chips
1st Faraz Jaka U.S.A. 735,000
2nd Dan Colpoys U.S.A. 730,000
3rd John Perry Australia 729,000
4th Tommy Kivela U.S.A. 669,000
5th Daniel Custodio Portugal 540,000
6th Romain Lewis France 520,000
7th Jack Corrigan U.S.A. 501,000
8th Unknown U.S.A. 478,000
9th Damien Le Goff France 465,000
10th Gerson Caldeira Brazil 462,000

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Author: Bradley Watson