2022 WSOP Days #2-6: First bracelets awarded, color up error delays event

Jon Pill
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Posted on June 5, 2022 4:40 pm EDT

Sunday, June 5. 2022 World Series of Poker Days #2-6

The 2022 World Series of Poker got off to a quick start with two events kicking off on Day 1.

By Day 6 of the series, there were five bracelets awarded and a further four tournaments underway.

The opening days of the 2022 WSOP saw several controversies. The presence of alleged cheaters in the $100,000 High Roller Bounty had some people upset.

Meanwhile, issues with the coloring up of chips cause delays to one of the other events after a rookie dealer misunderstood the color-up process and collected every chip at their table into the well. Management had to go to the security cameras to work out how much each player needed to get back causing an hour’s delay.

On the whole though, the atmosphere at the series has been celebratory with the following players being especially pleased with their results:

Bracelets awarded to date

FT DateEvent NamePlayer NamePayout
Thursday, June 2Event #1: $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’emKatie Kopp$65,168
Friday, June 3Event #2: $100,000 High Roller BountyDavid Peters$1,166,810
Saturday, June 4Event #3: $2,500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’emScott Seiver$320,059
Saturday, June 4Event #4: $1,500 Dealer’s Choice 6-HandedBrad Ruben$126,288
Sunday, June 5Event #6: $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold’em ChampionshipDan Smith$509,717

WSOP coverage on Poker.org

Tweets of the Day

Allen “The Chainsaw” Kessler broke the story of the unfortunate color up mistake.

He wrote, “Apparently at table 495 the dealer thought the “color up” meant to bring in ALL the player’s chips at the table on break and rack em up.”

Phil Hellmuth congratulates himself on his entry-to-cash ratio and for extending his WSOP cash record.

Featured image source: Haley Hintze