The Semi-finals of Event #6: $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship Begins at 4 p.m.
The first week of the 2022 World Series of Poker at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas has already brought us plenty of thrills and the action is only going to get hotter on Saturday night here in Las Vegas.
Only four players remain in the Event #6: $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship, each looking to secure the $509,717 top prize and their first-ever gold bracelet.
Kevin Rabichow, Christoph Vogelsang, Dan Smith, and Dario Sammartino have already locked up $193,537 and are only two matches away from etching their name in poker history.
Rabichow, who is looking to better his second-place finish in the 2021 WSOP Event #87: $100,000 No-Limit Hold'em - High Roller, has beaten some of poker's greatest players to reach the semi-final. His path to the final four included wins against Daniel Negreanu, Masato Yokosawa, Phil Ivey, and Dylan Destefano.
To get to the final and put an additional $121,492 in his pocket, he will have to get past Vogelsang, who is number 21 on the all-time money list. The German has already taken down Benjamin Reason, João Vieira, Koray Aldemir, and Sean Winter.
Sammartino will hope to finally get his hands on a bracelet after eight previous top-four WSOP finishes, having already finished third in this year's Event #2: $100,000 High Roller Bounty No-Limit Hold’em. The Italian has beaten Matthew Steinberg, Cary Katz, William Stanford, and Chance Kornuth.
Sammartino's opponent will be the formidable Smith, who has over $10,000,000 in WSOP cashes and has finished in the top-three of eight WSOP events himself but has yet to taste the ultimate glory. Smith has already blown by Jake Daniels, Laszlo Bujtas, Alex Foxen, and Jonathan Jaffe.
The winners will then play one another in the final, which will be for an additional $194,688 ladder and the gold bracelet.
The semi-final matches today will get underway at 4 p.m. local time and PokerGO will have the coverage on a 60-minute delay. The PokerNews live reporting coverage will also be on the same delay to remain in sync with the live stream. The final will take place 30 minutes after the conclusion of both matches.
The PokerNews live reporting team will be on the tournament floor to bring you all of the live updates throughout the day so keep it locked here.