Play has come to a close on Day 2 of Event #31: $10,00 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship at the 2022 World Series of Poker at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas. Sixty players took their seat on Day 2 from a total field of 118, though some of those players only registered at the start of the day at the end of the late registration period. When the dust settled after seven 90-minute long levels, only ten players found a bag for Day 3.
Final Ten Chip Counts
|Rank||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Bets|
|1||Brian Hastings||United States||1,365,000||34|
|2||Eric Wasserson||United States||1,550,000||38|
|3||Marco Johnson||United States||1,105,000||28|
|4||Jordan Siegel||United States||725,000||18|
|5||Andrew Kelsall||United States||540,000||14|
|6||Daniel Zack||United States||535,000||13|
|7||Shaun Deeb||United States||435,000||11|
|8||Phil Hellmuth||United States||380,000||10|
|10||Ali Eslami||United States||170,000||4|
Of those ten players, it is B]Eric Wasserson[/B] who emerged as the chip leader, sitting on a stack of 1,550,000. Right on his heels is Brian Hastings with 1,365,000. Hastings came into the day second in chips but quickly plummeted, hitting 74,000 at one point before building back. Rounding out the top three is Marco Johnson, who bagged up 1,105,000. Phil Hellmuth (380,000) will also return tomorrow in search of a record-extending 17th gold bracelet, although he will have his work cut out for him sitting on a short stack.
Some of the notables who took part in Day 2 but were unable to progress include GGPoker ambassador Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, French poker pro David Benyamine and defending WSOP Main Event champion Koray Aldemir. Start of day chipleader Oscar Johannson was also unable to survive the action, losing a good chunk of his stack on a bluff gone wrong against Matt Szymaszek, who himself ended up being the bubble boy.
Plenty of entertainment was provided throughout the day by Mike Thorpe, who developed a close bond with tablemate Daniel Zack late in the day. His run did, however, come to an end in 16th place ($16,561).
The remaining ten players are guaranteed at least $25,009, but all eyes will be on the first-place prize of $292,146 and the coveted gold bracelet that awaits the eventual winner. Play resumes at 2 p.m. PDT Thursday, June 16th, and the tournament will continue until a winner is crowned. Stay tuned as the PokerNews live reporting team continues to provide updates from this and every other event at the 2022 WSOP at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas.