Day 1 of Event #20: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw at the 2022 World Series of Poker at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas drew to a close after 15 levels and 11 hours of play. Leading the 116 survivors from an initial field of 350 is Justin Geary, sitting on a stack of 159,500. The turnout for this event smashed last year’s field of 285 and generated a prizepool of $467,250 with $108,250 and a WSOP gold bracelet slated to head the eventual winner’s way.
Geary is joined by just two other players on stacks of more than 200,000, namely Adam Kerbel (244,000) and Karl Tretter (222,000)
Several notables entered the fray, with big names such as Adam Friedman (130,500), Robert Mizrachi (149,500), Benny Glaser (108,500), Joe McKeehen (69,500) and Nick Schulman (51,000) all finding bags for Day 2. Schulman was at one point down to just 5,000 but span that short stack up late to end the night with a slightly below average number of chips.
Not joining them is last year’s winner, David “Bakes” Baker, who began the day well but lost steam in the later levels, ultimately losing his last few chips in Level 12 to Nathan Gamble. Other notables not to make Day 2 include reigning WSOP Main Event champion Koray Aldemir, who was felted fairly late in the day, as well as Tamon Nakamura, who fell to Abdel Hamid during the last level of the night.
Event #20: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Justin Geary||United States||259,500|
|2||Karl Tretter||United States||222,000|
|3||Hasan Kural||United States||192,500|
|5||Kevin Gerhart||United States||178,500|
|6||John Prather||United States||172,500|
|7||Pawel Andrzejewski||United States||160,000|
|8||Michael Balan||United States||157,500|
|9||Robert Mizrachi||United States||149,500|
|10||Von Altizer||United States||148,000|
The surviving players will return to Bally's at 2:00 p.m. on June 10th to play ten levels of 60-minutes. The money bubble has not yet burst so there is everything to play for and the PokerNews team will be on hand to provide coverage of all the action in this three-day event.