Eric Smidinger won his first-ever WSOP bracelet as he took the Seniors Championship title and a top prize of over $694,000. A dramatic day of action saw seven events take place at the 2022 World Series of Poker at Bally’s and Paris in Las Vegas. Only one bracelet was won, but six other events saw some of the biggest names in the game battle for glory as Day 2 of the Poker Players Championship took place with ramifications for the WSOP Player of the Year race as well as one of the most coveted bracelets of the summer. Day 2 of Poker Players Championship Sees Kenney Clean Up
The second day of action in the $50,000-entry Poker Players Championship saw the field locked, the reigning champion survive and Bryn Kenney pile up a chip lead in one of the most exciting days at the WSOP so far. Kenney bagged up just over 2 million chips to leave himself in pole position among 41 survivors of a 101-entrant field.
With a prize pool of $5.3 million, Kenney’s stack has him in the lead as players race to reach 17 paid money places and that tantalizing top prize on offer of just under $1.5 million. Kenney will have a long way to go if he wants to win the prize, but with Justin Bonomo not taking part, Kenney’s lead of $10,000 at the top of the all-time money list looks likely to be stretched, with even a min-cash worth $83k.
Kenney is being chased down by some terrific poker players, with in-form 2022 WSOP payer Michael Moncek (1,702,000), the 2021 WSOP Main Event winner Koray Aldemir (1,427,000) and Brazilian online poker legend Yuri Dzivielevski (1,405,000) all fairly close behind. Mixed game specialists Benny Glaser (1,255,000) and Adam Friedman (1,220,000) both made the top ten, with Heads Up bracelet winner Dan Smith not far behind on 1,065,000 chips.
Others fell on Day 2, including stars of the game such as Brian Hastings, David Benyamine, Talal Shakerchi, Shaun Deeb, former winner Phil Hui and Phil Hellmuth, who is yet to make the latter stages of […]