2022 WSOP Day #1: the $100k high roller and staff events kick series off

2022 WSOP Day #1: the $100k high roller and staff events kick series off

Monday, May 30, 2022. 2022 WSOP Day #1.

And we’re off!

The very first day of action at the 2022 WSOP kicked off today with the Day 1 shuffle-up and deal for the 2022 WSOP Event #1: $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’em and the 2022 WSOP Event #2: $100,000 High Roller Bounty No-Limit Hold’em.

These two events represent the full range of buy-ins at this series with one of the most expensive events kicking off alongside the cheapest.

The $100k event attracted 45 entries. The employees event got 832, almost double its 2021 incarnation. It looks like the series is off to a great stard.

With this tweet, the 2022 World Series of Poker is now open for business!

— WSOP (@WSOP) May 31, 2022

2022 WSOP Event #1: $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’em top ten chip stacks

RankPlayer NameCountryChipstack1stShaun ColquhounUnited States885,0002ndArturo JimenezUnited States848,0003rdKenny HallaertBelgium695,0004thJonaghan LiuUnited States660,0005thBrandon WestUnited States656,0006thKelli PhillipsUnited States613,0007thKirby BrewerUnited States588,0008thJohn DivechaUnited States567,0009thMichael MurrayUnited States533,00010thMinkyun KimSouth Korea533,000Starting stacks 25,000

2022 WSOP Event #2: $100,000 High Roller Bounty Hold’em top ten chip stacks

RankPlayer NameCountryChipstack1stJustin YoungUnited States3,565,0002ndDavid PetersUnited States3,085,0003rdKoray AldemirGermany2,930,0004thAli ImsirovicBosnia and Herzegovina2,545,0005thBill KleinUnited States2,240,0006thDario SammartinoItaly2,180,0007thPhil IveyUnited States1,975,0008thErik SeidelUnited States1,645,0009thCary KatzUnited States1,570,00010thChance KornuthUnited States1,335,000Starting stacks 600,000

Tweets of the Day

Kevin Mathers tweeted a picture of the vast hall filled with poker felts with the caption, “Needs more tables.”

Twitter also gave us our first look at one of the new chip sets in play at the WSOP. The new designs have an old-school simplicity to them, with chocolate-colored 100s and puce 500s.

Garry Gates tweeted a photo of a starting stack with the caption: “Credit where it’s due, the @WSOP Day 1 space is light years nicer than the old set up. It looks like they also have a brand new chip set in play!”

Featured image source: PokerGO

Author: Brandy Lawrence