WSOP 2022 Day 36: Troha Wins PLO Championship
The WSOP Main Event could be a record-setting event. Hopes are high due to the numbers attending the entirety of the World Series of Poker thus far this year. And some predicted an all-time high for the Main.
The three initial starting days indicate that this might not be the case. However, the majority of players want Day 1D. It is also difficult to compare these starting flights to those in years past. Most recent years offered only three starting days, and the 2022 WSOP offers four. And only in the past several years has registration remained open until the start of Day 2; that wasn’t always the case.
As everyone now awaits Day 1D, those with bets on the line and others wanting to see a historic turnout will need to wait a few more days to see the final numbers.
Patience is supposed to be a poker player’s strong suit.
Event 68: $1K NLHE Million Dollar Bounty
Day 2 of this event started with more than 800 players and played down to just 33. Along the way, players earned bounties for eliminating competitors. The top bounty was worth $1M, and Matt Glantz was the player who opened that mystery bounty envelope. Arin Youssefian opened the envelope containing the $500K bounty, and Azim Popatia won $250K.
The tournament will play to a winner on Wednesday.
|Event 68: Day 3 of 4||$1K buy-in||NLHE Million Dollar Bounty (1 RE/flight)|
|Total prize pool:||$12,559,680|
|Top chip counts:||#1||Michael Smith (Canada) 50.3M|
|#2||Natalie Hof (Germany) 37.2M|
|#3||Paul Chauderson (USA) 31.9M|
|#4||David Timmons (USA) 31M|
|#5||Jorge Juri (Cuba) 29.6M|
Event 69: $10K PLO 8-Handed Championship
Only five players made it to the fourth and final day of this championship. Shiva Dudani led the table, but fourth-in-chips Sean Troha played aggressively to chip up to second. Dudani sent short-stacked Joachim Haraldstad out in fifth place and Tom Hu out in fourth. Troha was again the short stack but doubled through Dudani and then Duek.
Three-handed play went on for hours, with Troha doubling several times through Dudani. It was Dudani that finally busted Duek in third place, but Troha had the chip lead going into heads-up. Dudani simply couldn’t chip up enough to take the lead, and Troha finally busted Dudani in second place.
This was Troha’s first career gold bracelet.
|Event 69: Day 4 of 4||$10K buy-in||PLO 8-Handed Championship|
|Total entries:||683||(518 in 2019, 344 in 2021)|
|Total prize pool:||$6,368,975|
|Final table results:||1st place:||Sean Troha (USA) $1,246,770|
|2nd place:||Shiva Dudani (USA) $770,556|
|3rd place:||Michael Duek (Argentina) $548,015|
|4th place:||Tom Hu (USA) $395,465|
|5th place:||Joachim Haraldstad (Norway) $289,630|
|6th place:||Thair Kallabat (USA) $215,326|
|7th place:||Nitesh Rawtani (USA) $162,542|
|8th place:||Toby Lewis (UK) $124,611|
Two-time Circuit gold ring winner Sean Troha adds WSOP gold bracelet to his accolades with massive win in Event #69: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship. Troha also raked in the $1,246,770 grand price.
— WSOP – World Series of Poker (@WSOP) July 6, 2022
Event 70: $10K NLHE Main Event
The third of four starting flights – Day 1C – played out at Paris and Bally’s on Tuesday, adding another 1,800 players to the mix. That put the grand total up to 3,945 to that point. Most anticipate that Day 1D will bring the most players into the mix. Even so, registration will remain open until both second days start. That means there won’t be final numbers for the 2022 Main Event until Friday.
Meanwhile, there are 2,641 players qualified for Day 2 so far.
|Event 70: Day 1C||$10K buy-in||NLHE World Championship Main Event|
|Total (not final):||3945 so far||(8569 in 2019, 6650 in 2021)|
|Total 1A entries:||900|
|Total 1B entries:||1,245|
|Total 1C entries:||1,800|
|Players remaining in 1A:||631|
|Players remaining in 1B:||634|
|Players remaining in 1C:||1,376|
|Total prize pool:||TBD|
|Overall chip counts:||#1||Patrick Clarke (Ireland) 397,200|
|#2||Patrick Hagenlocher (USA) 332,800|
|#3||Cedrric Trevino (USA) 317,800|
|#4||David Eldridge (USA) 308,000|
|#5||Wesley Fei (China) 300,000|
Today’s Poker Menu
Event 68 plays to and through its final table..
Event 70 plays the third of four starting flights of the Main Event.