Tournois Live 1
Event #44: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship
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Yockey en tête à 22 left du H.O.R.S.E. Championship

zedmaster84 • Niveau 17: 15,000-30,000, 0 ante
Bryce Yockey

One of the most-highly regarded mixed game contests of the 2022 World Series of Poker in its new home at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas is one step closer to awarding the elusive WSOP gold bracelet. Out of a field of 209 entries, only 22 players remain in contention to capture the title in Event #44: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship and the money bubble has already burst.

Several participants have already received a portion of the $1,948,925 prize pool but the biggest slice will be up for grabs on the remaining two days. The field size surpassed the attendance of the previous year by an incredible 60 entries and even pulled ahead of the 2019 edition, which drew 172 entrants.

Among the 22 hopefuls are 14 former WSOP gold bracelet winners and Bryce Yockey leads by some margin after dominating the late stages. He advanced with 1,465,000 and Eric Wasserson is the only other contestant with a seven-figure stack (1,025,000). Several other players are closely bunched together thereafter including Jerry Wong, Ben Lamb, Andrew Yeh, Eric Rodawig, and Mike Gorodinsky.

Top 10 Chip Counts After Day Two

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig BlindsBig Bets
1Bryce YockeyUnited States1,465,0007337
2Eric WassersonUnited States1,025,0005126
3Jerry WongUnited States885,0004422
4Ben LambUnited States875,0004422
5Andrew YehUnited States865,0004322
6Eric RodawigUnited States835,0004221
7Mike GorodinskyUnited States825,0004121
8Ismael BojangAustria750,0003819
9John RacenerUnited States710,0003618
10Gary BensonAustralia640,0003216

Eight of the top stacks belong to mixed game specialists from the United States while German poker pro and Vienna resident Ismael Bojang (750,000) and Aussie Poker Hall of Fame member Gary Benson (640,000) can also be found in the overnight top ten as well.

Other non-Americans still in contention include Paul Sokoloff, Andres Korn, Day 1 chip leader Philip Long, Eugene Katchalov, and Yuri Dzivielevski. Shaun Deeb will return as one of the shorter stacks and has 320,000 chips at his disposal.

Five female mixed game enthusiasts took part on Day 2 including Maria Ho as late entry, Esther Taylor, Carol Fuchs, Shirley Rosario, and Christina Hill. Out of the five, Taylor and Fuchs were eliminated not far away from the money bubble while Rosario and Hill came up shy of the three table redraw to bust in 26th and 25th place respectively for a cash prize of $17,669.

Further notable players in the money included Kosei Ichinose, Jeff Madsen, Mike Matusow, Robert Mizrachi, Paul Volpe, and Kristijonas Andrulis. The last player to leave empty-handed was Michael Parizon, who made two pair in a Stud Hi-Lo hand only for Katchalov to hit a seven-high straight and low for the scoop.

Some of those in a field filled with the biggest names in the world of poker that came and left without anything to show for on Day 2 were Phil Ivey, David "Bakes" Baker, Michael Mizrachi, Daniel Weinman, Dylan Linde, the 2019 WSOP Player of the Year Robert Campbell, Alex Livingston, and Anthony Zinno.

The reigning 2021 WSOP Main Event champion Koray Aldemir continued his mixed game exploits during the 2022 WSOP at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas. He experienced a roller coaster ride all day long and ultimately hit the rail on the final five tables only a few spots away from the paid places.

Koray Aldemir
Koray Aldemir

All remaining 22 players will return to their seats on the feature tables of the Bally's Event Center at 2pm local time on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. The penultimate day will aim to whittle down the field to the last five hopefuls throughout up to seven 90-minute levels. Recommending blinds will be 10,000-20,000 in the flop games and limits of 20,000-40,000 in stud variants.

Stay tuned right here on PokerNews to find out who advances to the conclusion of this thrilling mixed game contest.

Tags: Andrew YehAnthony ZinnoBen LambBryce YockeyCarol FuchsChristina HillEric RodawigEric WassersonEsther TaylorEugene KatchalovGary BensonJeff MadsenJerry WongKoray AldemirMaria HoMichael MizrachiMichael ParizonMike GorodinskyMike MatusowPaul SokoloffPhil IveyRobert CampbellRobert MizrachiShaun DeebShirley RosarioYuri Dzivielevski