Day 1a of Event #75: $777 Lucky 7's No-Limit Hold'em at the 2022 World Series of Poker Bally's and Paris Las Vegas has wrapped up after 22 levels of play with just 44 players remaining. Sitting with the top stack is Calvin Anderson, bagging 2,280,000, looking to claim his third WSOP Gold Bracelet.
Anderson claimed his second bracelet back in 2018 when he took down the $10,000 Razz championship for $309,220 and is fresh off his third-place finish in Event #73: $1,500 Razz earning $49,557.
Event #75: $777 Lucky 7's Day 1a Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Calvin Anderson||United States||2,280,000||57|
|2||Phong Than Nguyen||United States||2,000,000||50|
|3||Kevin O’Harra||United States||1,845,000||46|
|4||Mohammadreza Soltany||United States||1,580,000||40|
|6||Kenny Lau||United States||1,535,000||38|
|7||Vladimir Vasilyev||United States||1,525,000||38|
|9||Ariel Albilia||United States||1,420,000||36|
|10||Joseph Crowley||United States||1,380,000||35|
Joining Anderson on Day 2 as a top-stack from Day 1a is Phong Than Nguyen, bagging an impressive 2,000,000 in chips. Nguyen has also had quite the success recently, finishing in sixth place in Event #43: $500 Freezeout No-Limit Holdem at the 2022 World Series of Poker, earning $48,299.
Day 1a had a total of 1,056 runners with only 159 places being paid. Some players to enter the day but not quite make it into the money include WSOP Main Event Champion Greg Raymer, Kevin Song, Lexy Gavin, Conrad Simpson and David Moses.
Many notables did find a bag at the end of the night though including, four-time WSOP bracelet winner Ben Yu (1,330,000), bracelet winners Jason Wheeler (640,000), Andrew Barber (580,000), and five-time bracelet winner Allen Cunningham (160,000).
There are two more flights for this event and players who have already cashed but didn't find a bag are permitted to try again. Day 1b will be on July 11th at 12:00 p.m. Followed by Day 1c on July 12th at 12:00 p.m. and all three flights will combine for Day 2 on Wednesday, July 13th at 12:00 p.m.
Stay tuned as the PokerNews team will be onsite for live coverage until a champion has been crowned.