After five levels of play, the third starting flight of the 2022 World Series of Poker $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em World Championship has concluded.
Day 1c was another star-studded affair with the likes of Todd Brunson, Daniel Negreanu, JJ Liu and Shaun Deeb taking their seats hoping to achieve WSOP glory.
The day saw 1,800 entries with 1,376 players making it through to Day 2abc, which gets underway on Thursday, June 7. Those players will be joining the 1,265 survivors from Day 1a and 1b. This means there will be 2,642 in the field for the first Day 2 flight while the Main Event has attracted 3,580 entries overall.
In the upper echelons of the Day 1c chip counts are Patrick Clarke (397,200), David Eldridge (308,800) and Xuan Liu, (268,200). Clarke has an impressive string of tournament results, cashing for $1,658,895 in total live earnings according to The Hendon Mob.
Clarke, who has bagged the biggest stack so far, has won $293,504 under the WSOP umbrella with his best score coming in 2019. He finished in sixth place for $177,888 in Event #64 $888 Crazy Eights. His next biggest cash came in the 2017 Main Event where he bowed out in 413th for $31,170.
Jason Sommerville (111,200) was another player who was able to pilot over a stack to Day 2abc. Following a hand with GGPoker Qualifier Sean Ragozzini and another player, Somerville correctly laid down two pair and was ecstatic with the fold.
"I really ran it up after that fold. I feel like I can win it now. I didn't punt it off! I had a very good excuse to do so, but I didn't," he told PokerNews.
Event #70: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event Day 1c Top 10 Chip Counts
|2||Marcus Stein||United States||336,800||421|
|3||David Eldridge||United States||308,000||385|
|5||Eric Salazar||United States||267,100||334|
|6||Mearl Wisehart||United States||266,800||333|
|7||Jose Lopez||United States||263,600||330|
|9||Chris Fraser||United Kingdom||256,400||321|
|10||Jordyn Miller||United States||248,700||311|
No Phil No Party
The 1989 Main Event Champion and 16-time bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth was expected to play today but announced that he would be entering the crown jewel of the WSOP on Thursday's Day 2. A big entrance is guaranteed to take place but any details still remain a secret.
Plan: play Tues (Day 1), Thurs (Day 2) Sat (3) in @WSOP Main Event. Was hopping in at 9:20 PM, but, my eyes are red… https://t.co/hGYNOnJnbd— phil_hellmuth (@phil_hellmuth)
Negreanu Gets Small Main Event Rebate
Notables who made it over the first hurdle include 2015 Main Event winner Joe McKeehen (95,000), PokerStars Ambassador Rafael Moraes (172,800) and Women in Poker Hall of Famer Maria Ho (116,700). 888poker ambassador and Two-time IBO Super Middleweight World Champion Chris Eubank Jr. also bagged and tagged a 42,800 stack
GGPoker Ambassador Daniel Negreanu was another stellar name who fell on Day 1c, he was felted on of Level 5 after his ace-king was beaten by the ten-four of Dennis Wilke.
However, it wasn't all doom and gloom for the Canadian. Arash Shahi, also from Canada, was railing the poker superstar and reminded Negreanu that he owed him $100 from four years ago. The pair were playing at the same table in the 2018 WSOP $1,500 Limit Hold'em event and Negreanu spotted Shahi's massage costs after the latter realized he was short on cash. Shahi handed his idol a crisp $100 bill and was delighted about the encounter.
Other big names to be downed on Day 1c included former Main Event Champions Hossein Ensan and Greg Raymer. The likes of Vivian Saliba, Magnus Carlsen, Matt Berkey and Martin Kabrhel also hit the rail following today's proceedings.
As mentioned, the players who survived Day 1a, 1b and 1c will return on Thursday, July 7 for Day 2abc. Day 1d, which begins at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, 6 July, is expected to be the biggest starting flight, so be sure to stay tuned to PokerNews to follow all of the action from the Main Event.