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

Jon Pill
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Posted on: June 1, 2022 3:00 am EDT

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.

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

RankPlayer NameCountryChipstack
1stShaun ColquhounUnited States885,000
2ndArturo JimenezUnited States848,000
3rdKenny HallaertBelgium695,000
4thJonaghan LiuUnited States660,000
5thBrandon WestUnited States656,000
6thKelli PhillipsUnited States613,000
7thKirby BrewerUnited States588,000
8thJohn DivechaUnited States567,000
9thMichael MurrayUnited States533,000
10thMinkyun KimSouth Korea533,000
Starting stacks 25,000

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

RankPlayer NameCountryChipstack
1stJustin YoungUnited States3,565,000
2ndDavid PetersUnited States3,085,000
3rdKoray AldemirGermany2,930,000
4thAli ImsirovicBosnia and Herzegovina2,545,000
5thBill KleinUnited States2,240,000
6thDario SammartinoItaly2,180,000
7thPhil IveyUnited States1,975,000
8thErik SeidelUnited States1,645,000
9thCary KatzUnited States1,570,000
10thChance KornuthUnited States1,335,000
Starting 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!”

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