Day 1 of Event #55: $1,000 Tag Team No-Limit Hold'em in the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) at Paris and Bally's Las Vegas attracted 913 teams, with just 183 advancing to Day 2.
Way ahead of the pack are Peter Phan and Jeffrey Trina of Team Phan with a stack of 435,500. The next biggest stack is Nick Yunis and Reynel Hernandez of Team Yunis with a total of 268,000, and right behind them are Dennis Toms and Jose Giordani of Team Toms with a chip stack of 246,500.
Other notable teams still in the running include Team Nguyen with Brandon Nguyen and Ben Spragg with 152,000 and Team Baker with bracelet winners David ‘ODB’ Baker and Lance ‘Cord’ Garcia bagging 143,000. Team McCabe also made it to Day 2 with its members Linda McCabe and Solve for Y coach Christian Soto with a stack of 66,500.
The mood starting the day was electric, especially with Veronica Brill and K.L. Cleaton of Team Brill throwing stacks of fake $100s everywhere and jamming music all while wearing matching money shirts, chains and hats. Security even gave them a warning for being too disruptive with the music, but it was good vibes all around.
Phil Hellmuth and partner Brandon Cantu got into the action late in the day but were unable to spin it up. Other duos that weren’t fortunate enough to make it through Day 1 included Erik Seidel and Maria Konnikova, Maria Ho and Nemo Zhou, Maurice Hawkins and Jeffrey Silverstein, and PokerNews’ own Yori Epskamp and Chad Holloway.
Day 2 of the three-day tournament will commence on Monday, June 27 at noon local time. Action will begin on Level 12 with blinds at 1,000/2,500/2,500 and the day will break after 11 one-hour levels of play. There are no breaks, (excepts for color-ups) since one member of each team is always on a "break."
Don’t go far as the PokerNews live reporting team will be back tomorrow bringing you updates on the action in Event #59: $1,000 Tag Team.