2022 WSOP Day 42: Intrepid Bluff Puts Lococo Over 10M within the Valuable Tournament

Alejandro 'PapoMC' Lococo

July 11 became as soon as the 42nd day of the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas, and it became as soon as but one other day stuffed with high drama, intense poker action, and a some quite ridiculous buffs.

Handiest one player got their hands, or should always that be wrists, on a gold WSOP bracelet and Pei Li became as soon as that player. Li got right here out on high in Tournament #74: $1,500 Bounty Pot-Restrict Omaha to change into a WSOP champion for the basic time moreover reeling in a $190,219 high prize.

Extinct Closing Tablist Lococo Luggage Effective After Six-Bet Bluff on WSOP Valuable Tournament Day 5

An eventful Day 5 of the 2022 World Series of Poker Valuable Tournament saw a field of 380 avid gamers whittled down to lawful 124. The closing avid gamers are all assured $62,500, with the pay jumps on Day 6 coming with 98 ($73,100) after which 89 ($86,000) avid gamers closing.

One title that stands out in opposition to the tip of the counts is Alejandro ‘PapoMC’ Lococo who looks to maintain picked up the attach he left off last year, when he carried out seventh for $1,225,000, and is safely through to Day 6 with a stack of over 10 million.

Tournament #70: $10,000 No-Restrict Lend a hand’em Valuable Tournament Top 10 Chip Counts

Space Player Nation Chips Effective Blinds
1 James Hobbs United States 12,505,000 156
2 Efthymia Litsou United States 11,675,000 146
3 Aaron Mermelstein United States 10,680,000 134
4 Alejandro Lococo Argentina 10,020,000 125
5 Gerald Morrell United States 9,775,000 122
6 Jorge Jou Panama 9,500,000 119
7 Dingxiang Ong Singapore 9,500,000 119
8 Philippe Souki United Kingdom 9,425,000 118
9 Robert Minor United States 9,160,000 115

Since his deep run last November, Lococo has cashed for over $600,000 including two titles within the Czech Republic earlier this year. Right here on the 2022 WSOP, the Argentinian has cashed in three events thus far nonetheless nothing compared with his deep run on this year’s Valuable Tournament.

Essentially the most peep-catching hand of the day got right here after the dinner ruin, after Lococo tangled with Karim Rebei who had led the closing avid gamers going into dinner.

Alejandro
Alejandro “Papo MC” Lococo

You’ll seemingly be ready to be taught the paunchy hand history right here, nonetheless Lococo’s six-bet shove got through in opposition to Rebei and he vaulted up the counts.

Lococo says the significance of this hand can’t be understated, calling it per chance the most essential hand he’s performed in his existence thus far.

“It be no longer my opinion pre-flop to accelerate all-in for 100 giant blinds!” he told PokerNews. “Nonetheless I became as soon as taking part in for loads of hours with this player and there maintain been many factors that went into the decision. I could maybe presumably employ many hours discussing it!”


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Some might maybe presumably moreover judge Lococo might be experiencing déjà vu heading into Day 6 for the second year in a row, nonetheless with a diversified stack measurement compared with last year, the Argentinian says this might maybe presumably be all commerce.

“Final year I started Day 6 with a beneath-practical stack, and this year I maintain powerful extra, so clearly there might be diversified choices and approach, with diversified ranges and open raises.”

Any other critical making one other deep run is, after all, defending champion Koray Aldemir. He spent most of Day 5 beneath the lights of the TV table, nonetheless took it in his mosey eliminating additional than one opponents over the course of the day to procure a wholesome stack.

Aldemir and Lococo are joined in Day 6 by 2020 WSOP Valuable Tournament champion Damian Salas (2,435,000), along with 2018 WSOP closing tablist Antoine Labat.

Dan Smith
Dan Smith

A number of avid gamers who won their first bracelets right here on the 2022 WSOP are still in competition for a memorable second, including Espen Jorstad, Andrew Yeh and Dan Smith. Smith nursed his short stack throughout the day, nonetheless with the lend a hand of some neatly timed doubles he remained alive to procure 2,030,000.

“You additional or less lawful maintain to play each hand the come it wants to be performed,” Smith told PokerNews. “The construction of the match does point on the market within reason about a play, and that does lend a hand. Having a short stack right here is extra helpful than in other tournaments.

“I am fully mindful that the in all chance end result is that I’m no longer going to assemble the closing table. Nonetheless, I am having a substantial time and I am attempting to score pleasure from the experience and attain my ultimate, and whatever occurs, occurs.”

Other avid gamers through to Day 6 consist of the last closing women folks within the match Shelby Wells (1,900,000) and Efthymia Litsou (11,675,000). They’ll be joined by bracelet winners Timur Margolin (1,095,000), Andrew Yeh (5,830,000) and Marco Johnson (2,820,000).

Avid gamers falling on Day 5 incorporated Jake Schindler, Ali Imsirovic, five-time bracelet-winners Brian Rast and John Juanda, moreover gentle tenth-articulate WSOP Valuable Tournament finisher Gaelle Baumann.

Having performed five-and-a-half stages on Day 5, play will resume midway through Level 26 (40,000/80,000) at 1 p.m. local time. The match will take articulate within the Bally’s Tournament Center unbiased within the coronary heart of Las Vegas.

Stop tuned to PokerNews for your total updates as they happen as we score that one step closer to crowning a brand modern poker world champion.

The total 2022 WSOP Valuable Tournament updates are right here

The One Extra for One Drop Dream is Quiet On For 41 Avid gamers; Barry Hutter Leads

Barry Hutter
Barry Hutter

Tournament #71: $1,111 One Extra for One Drop has reached Day 4 and ultimate 41 avid gamers are still seeking this match’s bracelet and the $535,610 in prize money that accompanies the piece of poker jewelry.

Barry Hutter (14,075,000) goes into Day 4 with the chip lead and can adore his chances of securing his second bracelet. Nonetheless, Hutter must navigate his come previous 40 opponents, all of whom maintain reached Day 4 on advantage.

Christina Gollins (14,000,000) carried out Day 3 ultimate one puny blind gradual Hutter within the standings, so will adore her likelihood of glory on this match, as will 2013 WSOP Valuable Tournament champion Ryan Riess (10,425,000) who finds himself within the tip five chip counts when play resumes at 12: 00 p.m. local time on July 12.

Joon Kim (7,575,000), who’s tenth in chips, is the actual other bracelet proprietor within the sphere.

Tournament #71: $1,111 One Extra for One Drop Top 10 Chip Counts

Space Player Nation Chips Effective Blinds
1 Barry Hutter United States 14,075,000 94
2 Christina Gollins United States 14,000,000 93
3 Boris Akopov United States 12,600,000 84
4 Ryan Riess United States 10,425,000 70
5 Niklas Warlich Germany 10,075,000 67
6 Andrew Dubuque United States 9,575,000 64
7 Mathias Duarte Uruguay 8,650,000 58
8 Salah Nimer United States 8,475,000 58
9 Ronnie Ballantyne United Kingdom 7,800,000 52
10 Joon Kim United States 7,575,000 51

Will Hutter score the job done within the One Extra for One Drop?

Oulmekki Luggage Up The $777 Lucky 7’s Day 1b Chip Lead

Selim Oulmekki
Selim Oulmekki

Day 1b of Tournament #75: $777 Lucky 7’s saw one other 1,818 avid gamers snatch-in nonetheless ultimate 145 of those starters survived a frantic 22 stages of play. Frane’s Selim Oulmekki (2,565,000) no longer ultimate survived nonetheless thrived on Day 1b, bagging up the ultimate stack within the room and of your total match thus far.

Three other avid gamers ended Day 1b with as a minimum two million chips. Kevin Oakes (2,125,000), Armando Figueroa (2,085,000), and Matthew Land (2,010,000) being that trio of large stacked avid gamers.

Bracelet winners Tom Franklin (1,150,000), Carlos Chang (675,000), Daniel Zack (655,000), and John Racener (640,000) are lawful a handful of illustrious grinders to review out for on Day 2.

The third and closing flight commences at 12: 00 p.m. on July 12.

Tournament #75: $777 Lucky 7’s Day 1b Top 10 Chip Counts

Space Player Nation Chips Effective Blinds
1 Selim Oulmekki France 2,565,000 64
2 Kevin Oakes United States 2,125,000 53
3 Armando Figueroa United States 2,085,000 52
4 Matthew Land United States 2,010,000 50
5 Maxwell Young United States 1,980,000 50
6 Brett Murray United States 1,925,000 48
7 Tommy Kivela United States 1,920,000 48
8 Carlos Villamarin United States 1,830,000 46
9 Gary Armstrong United States 1,805,000 45
10 Adam Adler United States 1,800,000 45

Stop tuned to PokerNews for the $777 Lucky 7’s match

Hong Takes a Stable Lead Into the Closing Day of the Hall of Popularity Bounty Tournament

Jinho Hong
Jinho Hong

Tournament #76: $1,979 Poker Hall of Popularity Bounty became as soon as meant to crown its champion on Day 42 of the 2022 WSOP nonetheless it indubitably modified into apparent that became as soon as never going to happen, so the decision became as soon as made to discontinue the match after the tip of Level 30.

Handiest seven avid gamers reside within the hunt going into the unscheduled Day 3 and it’s miles South Korean Jinho Hong who leads them support into war, doing so with 7,785,000 chips.

The stacks are very shallow going into the closing day’s action, so this match’s champion might maybe presumably be topped within a couple of hours. Hong’s stack is the identical of 39 giant blinds, and second-placed Punnat Punsri (6,280,000) has 31 giant blinds, nonetheless the other five finalists maintain between seven and 15 blinds in their stacks.

Rejoin the action from 2: 00 p.m. local time on July 12.

Tournament #76: $1,979 Hall of Popularity Bounty Chip Counts

Space Player Nation Chips Effective Blinds
1 Jinho Hong South Korea 7,785,000 39
2 Punnat Punsri Thailand 6,280,000 31
3 Daniel Weinman United States 2,975,000 15
4 Jakob Miegel Germany 2,825,000 14
5 Yuri Dzivielevski Brazil 2,700,000 14
6 George Rotariu Romania 1,905,000 10
7 Pavel Spirins Latvia 1,430,000 7

Lend a hand onto your hats: right here’s going to be explosive!

Drinan Shines Brightest on Day 1 of the $1,500 NLHE/PLO Blended

Connor Drinan
Connor Drinan

Two-time WSOP bracelet winner Connor Drinan (1,200,000) is the actual person to take care of halt going into Day 2 of Tournament #77: $1,500 Blended No-Restrict Lend a hand’em/Pot-Restrict Omaha. Drinan became as soon as thought to be one of ultimate two avid gamers to fabricate with a seven-figure stack, Vincent Lam (1,070,000) became as soon as the other.

Lam became as soon as eager in a monster-sized pot as the rest of the sphere maintain been bagging up their chips. Lam known as a 3-come all-in with heart pair and a flush scheme in opposition to an underpair and a neatly-behaved flush scheme. The river bricked and Lam soared in opposition to the chip counts’ summit.

Some 151 avid gamers return for Day 2 at 1: 00 p.m. local time on July 12, including Daniel Negreanu (325,000), Anson Tsang (209,000), Scott Davies (207,000), and British grinder Barny Boatman (86,000)

Tournament #77: $1,500 Blended No-Restrict Lend a hand’em/Pot-Restrict Omaha Top 10 Chip Counts

Space Player Nation Chips Effective Blinds
1 Connor Drinan United States 1,200,000 200
2 Vincent Lam Canada 1,070,000 178
3 Zachary Grech United States 906,000 151
4 Carter Newhof United States 782,000 130
5 Leonard Sande United States 624,000 104
6 Vangelis Kaimakamis Greece 620,000 103
7 Millard Hale United States 614,000 102
8 Aden Salazar United States 606,000 101
9 Miltiadis Kyriakides Austria 569,000 95
10 Mohammad Affaneh United States 555,000 93

Discover if Drinan can make on his spectacular launch

Jones Takes an Early Lead within the $2,500 No-Restrict Lend a hand’em Tournament

Ben Jones
Ben Jones

The last match of Day 42 became as soon as a brand modern addition to the time table: Tournament #78: $2,500 No-Restrict Lend a hand’em. A field of 1,364 sold in and created a $3,034,900 prize pool nonetheless ultimate 257 of the avid gamers who sat down with high hopes will return for Day 2 on July 12.

British giant title Ben Jones (738,000) is in pole position going into Day 2 at 2: 00 p.m. local time on July 12. Jones has loads of spectacular are living ratings on his CV moreover a aesthetic history within the win poker world. Jones maintaining a giant stack spells contaminated news for someone seated with him.

The controversial Bryn Kenney (484,000) bagged up a high five stack, while the likes of Christian Rudolph (381,000), David Miscikowski (296,000), Anatoly Filatov (288,000), David Peters (260,000), and Scott Seiver (223,000) all made it through Day 1 reasonably unscathed.

Tournament #78: $2,500 No-Restrict Lend a hand’em Top 10 Chip Counts

Space Player Nation Chips Effective Blinds
1 Ben Jones United Kingdom 738,000 123
2 Ari Oxman United States 685,000 114
3 Leandro Vlastaris United States 586,000 98
4 Weiming Aaron Lim Singapore 518,000 86
5 Bryn Kenney United States 484,000 81
6 Georgios Kapalas Greece 464,000 78
7 Axel Hallay France 464,000 77
8 Sergey Sergeev Russia 457,000 76
9 Virgile Turchi France 452,000 75
10 Emmett Rutkowski United States 450,000 75

Salvage your maintain of $2,500 NLHE updates right here

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