Play has ended in Flight 1c of Event #68: $1,000 Million Dollar Bounty No-Limit Hold’em at Ballys and Paris in Las Vegas. A field of 4,269 was brought down to 232 after 22 levels of play and those players will combine with all the survivors of the other flights on July 5.
Among the leaders of the flight was WSOP bracelet winner Joseph Cheong who bagged 2,415,000 when the dust settled. Cheong is no stranger to the WSOP with deep runs recorded in fields dating back over a decade. With $16,206,161 in recorded earnings, the Las Vegas resident has now secured himself his fifth cash of the 2022 WSOP, putting himself in a prime position to collect many bounties and hunt for a second bracelet.
Event #68: $1,000 Million Dollar Bounty Day 1c Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Ismail Abou Sharkh||United States||2,800,000||70|
|3||Joseph Cheong||United States||2,415,000||60|
|4||David McGowan||United States||2,265,000||57|
|5||Cory Smith||United States||2,100,000||53|
|7||Spencer Champlin||United States||1,890,000||47|
|8||Jerry Fang||United States||1,820,000||46|
|9||Benjamin Sim||United States||1,685,000||42|
|10||Benjmain Steinwachs||United States||1,600,000||40|
Bagging right behind him was tablemate David McGowan who bagged 2,265,000 after a swingy final few levels. With two levels left, he sat with only six big blinds, but a late night surge saw the Chicago native rise through the ranks and seat near the top. McGowan is also securing his fifth cash of the series, looking for the first piece of WSOP gold as well as plenty of bounties.
Other players that found their way to bags at the end of the day included Christoph Vogelsang (1,075,000), Harry Lodge (685,000), WSOP bracelet winners Barry Greenstein (625,000), Dan Zack (485,000), Joey Weissman (340,000), Elio Fox (320,000) and WSOP Circuit Ring Winner Josh Reichard (300,000).
Many players found themselves falling on the wrong side of the bubble, including Fedor Holz, Justin Bonomo, Ray Henson, Phil Hellmuth, and Adrian Mateos. The bubble was burst by four players including Arash Toofan and Anthony Potis. After all of the players were guaranteed a minimum of $1,061 and players like Noah Schwartz, Martin Jacobson, Mike Gorodinsky, and Sarah Stefan all secured themselves a cash.
The combined field of 825 players will return to Paris at 1 p.m. on July 5 with blinds returning at 20,000-40,000 with a 40,000 big blind ante. The blinds will be upped to 40 minutes each with a 15-minute break after every three levels. Players will play a full 17 levels or down to five players, whichever comes first. Stay tuned to PokerNews for all updates regarding the 2022 World Series Of Poker.