WPT EveryOne for One Drop: Weng, Chidwick dominating with 22 left

Blaise Bourgeois
Posted on: July 13, 2023 11:49 PDT

The $10,500 WPT EveryOne for One Drop has seen the 1,676-entry field whittle itself down to the final 22 competitors and there are some very familiar names at the top.

WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown champion Bin Weng continues to grow his stack, which has ballooned to 8,700,000, good enough to give him nearly 150 big blinds here in Level 25.

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Directly to his right is Stephen Chidwick, who has accumulated a chip stack of roughly 4,500,000, which puts him in the top five. Should Chidwick emerge as champion and win the $2,561,480 top prize, he’ll pass Daniel Negreanu and move into 3rd on poker’s all-time money list. A top-two finish will see him become the 4th player to ever earn $50,000,000 in career tournament earnings.

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Scott Baumstein (7,090,000), Niko Koop (6,875,000), and Mikhail Zavoloka (4,500,000) continue to flex their muscle as top-five stacks in the room.

Notables Kenny Hallaert (3,640,000), Calvin Anderson (1,860,000), and WPT Champions Club members Dominik Nitsche (1,730,000) and Darren Elias (Darren Elias) also remain in the hunt.

Thi Xoa Nguyen was the last woman standing, busting in 25th place for a $74,300 win, finishing one place short of a new career-high score.

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The final 22 players have all secured a cash of $89,080, with the top 20 earning a six-figure cash ($107,900). 

Before the start of the day, the plan was to play down to six players. According to the tournament directors, they remain on course to do so.