Event #44: $10,000 HORSE Championship | 2022 World Series of Poker

It was a strong opening day of Event #44: $10,000 HORSE Championshipas many of the world’s top mixed game players clashed at The 2022 WSOP at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas. The field is led by several WSOP bracelet winners, headed by 2019 $1,500 Eight Game Mix champion Philip Long.

Joining Long among the chip leaders are fellow bracelet winners Yuri Dzivielevsky, Andres Korn and Brad Rubenlooking to pick up his second bracelet of the series after capturing Event #4: $1,500 Dealer’s Choice just over two weeks ago.

Event #44: $10,000 HORSE Top 10 Chip Counts

Square Player Country Chips
1 Philip Long United Kingdom 320,000
2 Brad Ruben United States 307,500
3 Hansu Chu United States 289,500
4 Yuri Dzivielevsky Brazil 270,500
5 Gary Benson Australia 267,000
6 Andres Korn Argentina 258,000
7 Kristijonas Andrulis Lithuania 256,000
8 John Racer United States 247,000
9 Kyle Montgomery United States 246,500
10 Wilson Igwe Canada 238,000

The star-studded field surpassed last year’s total of 149 entries early in the fifth level and had swelled to 192 by the last hand of the night. Ninety-seven players survived the opening 10 hours, while late registration remains open until the start of Day 2.

Many of the best mixed game specialists remain in the hunt, including Shaun Deeb, Jeremy Ausmus and defending champion Kevin Gerhart. Brandon Shack-Harris also has a healthy stack, thanks in part to a double knockout with a full house in Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better.

Phil Hellmuth took his seat during the final level of the night but was knocked out on the final hand with an inferior full house. Other notable names unable to survive the day were Daniel Negreanu, Allen Kessler, Scotty Nguyen, Cary Katz and Joe Hashem. Norman Chad was eliminated late in the night after failing to make a low hand against Todd Buiwhile last year’s Day 1 chip leader Qinghai Pan was the first to be eliminated this time around.

The remaining 97 players will return Tuesday at 2 p.m. local time, along with those who register before the cards are dealt. Play is scheduled for seven levels of 90-minutes each, with an hour-long dinner break after Level 14.

Stay tuned to PokerNews for updates on all the exciting mixed-game action on the way to awarding the coveted gold bracelet.

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