Justin Bonomo Leads After Day 1A of the World Poker Tour World Championship

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The 2022 World Texas Hold’em Trip Globe Champion $10,400 buy-in no-limit hold ’em main event kicked off with the first of 3 starting flights on Monday, Dec. 12 at Wynn Las Vegas. A total amount of 615 entrances were made by the time that enrollment ended, placing the occasion on rate to surpass its record-setting $15,000,000 assurance. Day 1A’s strong yield led to greater than $6 million being added to the reward pool.

WPT Executive Tour Director Matt Savage is optimistic that the guarantee will be surpassed. In a video interview with Card Player, Savage said, “After seeing the numbers that we got early on and the way these satellites have been performing, I just don’t see any chance we miss [the guarantee]. I really feel like we’re going to be over $20 million.”

Savage likewise kept in mind that this event will see thousands of qualifiers from live and also online satellite occasions.

“The great partnerships we have with WPT Global, ClubWPT, and all of the partner casinos that have sent players here is something that we can expand on. I’m really excited about that,” said Savage.

A total of 10 degrees were played on day 1A, with just 270 players going on to do 2. The chip leader is none aside from event poker earnings leader Justin Bonomo, who finished with 1,011,000. Bonomo is a three-time Globe Series of Poker arm band victor with more than $60.8 million in taped scores to his name. While he has actually made 3 WPT final tables, he has not yet included his name to the Mike Sexton WPT Champions Mug.

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Warm on Bonomo’s heels are bracelet victor Joey Couden (935,000), Steven McKuin (895,000), and also European Texas hold’em Tour champion as well as bracelet winner Roberto Romanello (725,000).

Various other notables carrying on to day 2 include Adam Hendrix (658,000), two-time bracelet winner Michael Gagliano (550,000), Paulina ‘PokerBunny’ Leoliger (488,000), high-0stakes normal Chris Brewe (442,000), WPT champion James Romero (440,000), arm band winner and also WPT champion Alex Foxen (371,000), WPT support Lynn Gilmartin (277,000), two-time WPT champ as well as six-time bracelet champion Daniel Negreanu (252,000), and also WPT champion and three-time arm band victor Chance Kornuth (237,000).

Lots of big names ended up for the first beginning trip but were unable to make it to day 2, consisting of money player superstar Mikita Badziakouski, political expert Nate Silver, three-time bracelet victor Kristen Foxen, five-time bracelet winner and also two-time WPT champion Michael Mizrachi, six-time bracelet victor Brian Hastings, three-time WPT champion Brian Altman, and also five-time arm band winner Brian Rast.

Days 1B and also 1C will both begin at 11:00 AM on Dec. 13 and 14, specifically. Players will certainly begin with starting 100,000 in chips, with preliminary blinds of 300-500 blinds with a 500 huge blind ante. As with Day 1A, players are set to battle it out for ten hour-long levels with 15-minute breaks every two levels. There will be a 90-minute supper break after degree 6. Gamers will certainly be restricted to one entrance per trip, with enrollment closing at the beginning of degree 7.

Day 2 is set to begin at noontime on Dec. 15 with 3,000-5,000 with a 5,000 huge blind ante for degree 11.

Complete chip matters from completion of day 1A will certainly be uploaded later on today.

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