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

Jon Pill
Posted on: May 31, 2022 18:00 PDT

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

Rank Player Name Country Chipstack
1st Shaun Colquhoun United States 885,000
2nd Arturo Jimenez United States 848,000
3rd Kenny Hallaert Belgium 695,000
4th Jonaghan Liu United States 660,000
5th Brandon West United States 656,000
6th Kelli Phillips United States 613,000
7th Kirby Brewer United States 588,000
8th John Divecha United States 567,000
9th Michael Murray United States 533,000
10th Minkyun Kim South Korea 533,000

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

Rank Player Name Country Chipstack
1st Justin Young United States 3,565,000
2nd David Peters United States 3,085,000
3rd Koray Aldemir Germany 2,930,000
4th Ali Imsirovic Bosnia and Herzegovina 2,545,000
5th Bill Klein United States 2,240,000
6th Dario Sammartino Italy 2,180,000
7th Phil Ivey United States 1,975,000
8th Erik Seidel United States 1,645,000
9th Cary Katz United States 1,570,000
10th Chance Kornuth United States 1,335,000

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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