The World Series of Poker’s first 10 events yielded ten different players winning gold as debutants and regulars scooped up WSOP bracelets to add to their poker trophy collections in Events 1-5 and Event 6-10. What happened in the next five WSOP bracelet events?

Raj Vohra Wins First Bracelet in $600 Deepstack Event #11

Raj Vohra beat Qing Liu to win his first-ever WSOP bracelet and $335,286 after triumphing at a tricky final table. After French player Renaud Cellini busted in ninth place for $31,574, the eliminations of Stanislav Snitsar (8th for $40,378) and Ralph Marquez (7th for $52,035), saw only six left in the hunt for gold.

After Junxiu Zhang (6th for $67,572) and Michael Lin (5th for $88,417) busted, Nicole Limo Greene ended her tournament in fourth place. Greene, who saw her ace-six taken out by the eventual winner’s ace-eight, cashed for $116,568 but missed out on the podium places. That left three men in the race for the title and after Hung Tran (3rd for $154,831) lost out on the heads-up battle, it was a two-horse race.

Liu, who started the final duel behind in chips and needing to improve, thought he’d found the perfect hand to close out the win when, marginally ahead, his pocket sixes were all-in against Vohra’s ace-king, but an ace on the turn gave Liu’s opponent almost all of the chips and a short time later, it was all over, Vohra the man to claim the top prize and a first-ever WSOP bracelet.

WSOP 2022 Event #11 $600 NLHE Deepstack Final Table Results:

Place Player Country Prize
1st Raj Vohra U.S.A. $335,286
2nd Qing Liu U.S.A. $207,192
3rd Hung Tran U.S.A. $154,831
4th Nicole Limo Greene U.S.A. $116,568
5th Michael Lin U.S.A. $88,417
6th Junxiu Zhang U.S.A. $67,572
7th Ralph Marquez Canada $52,035
8th Stanislav Snitsar U.S.A. $40,378
9th Renaud Cellini France $31,574

Schindler Claims Maiden Bracelet in $50,000 High Roller

Jake Schindler was the least popular winner of a World Series of Poker bracelet when he took down the $50,000-entry High Roller Event #12 for a score of over $1.3 million. Schindler, who has been accused of cheating by multiple high stakes players, has not been banned by the EPT as he has been by other tours, and so is playing tournaments, evidently very well by recent success.

It was the overnight chip leader Brek Schutten who finished second to Schindler, cashing for over $820,000 himself after another deep run in what is already a stunning summer for the American. Punnat Punsri finished in third place as the Thai player cashed for $593,481.

With other big names at the final table such as 2019 WSOP Main Event runner-up Dario Sammartino (8th for $151,942) and David Peters (5th for $326,464) both cashing too, the final table – which was streamed live on PokerGO – will be a memorable one for the winner whether anyone else tunes in to watch it on demand again or not.

WSOP 2022 Event #12 $50,000 High Rollers Final Table Results:

Place Player Country Prize
1st Jake Schindler U.S.A. $1,328,068
2nd Brek Schutten U.S.A. $820,808
3rd Punnat Punsri Thailand $593,481
4th Shannon Shorr U.S.A. $436,412
5th David Peters U.S.A. $326,464
6th Andrew Lichtenberger U.S.A. $248,516
7th Michael Rocco U.S.A. $192,570
8th Dario Sammartino Italy $151,942

Michael Moncek Wins Limit Finale as Zhu Comes Close

It didn’t take long for Michael Moncek to dominate the opposition in Event #13, otherwise known as the $1,500-entry Limit Hold’em event. Moncek won the top prize of $145,86 at a final table that saw former WSOP Main Event winner Joe McKeehen in the field on the last day.

McKeehen would bust in fifth place for $32,761 as the final day started with 16 players from the 522 players that took part and Yueqi Zhu busted in third place for $63,314.

WSOP 2022 Event #13 $1,500 Limit Hold’em Final Table Results:

Place Player Country Prize
1st Michael Moncek U.S.A. $145,856
2nd Ben Ross U.S.A. $90,150
3rd Yueqi Zhu U.S.A. $63,314
4th Christoph Kwon U.S.A. $45,178
5th Joe McKeehen U.S.A. $32,761
6th Steven Wolansky U.S.A. $24,149
7th Fred Lavassani U.S.A. $18,100
8th Nick Pupillo U.S.A. $13,798
9th Lee Markholt U.S.A. $10,701

Soma Claims Event #14 Victory

A dramatic Event #14 saw Leo Soma win the $1,500 buy-in 6-Max No Limit Hold’em event for his first bracelet. A fun final table saw WSOP Main Event winner from 2009 Joe Cada bust in seventh place for $61,098 as his pocket kings were beaten by Soma’s ace-king won the pot and started the ball rolling for what would transpire to be a dominant final table showing.

Soma roared to victory, claiming the best part of half a million dollars at a final table where plenty of players busted despite going all-in with the best hand. Ivan Zhechev lost in sixth place for $81,188 and when the overnight chip leader Daniel Wellborn lost his stack in fourth place for $148,171 Soma looked good for the win.

Soma’s runaway train to victory made a couple more stops before easing into the final station having skittled Gallardo in third and Schultz heads up. As Soma won, his rail of French supporters erupted with delight to celebrate his best career score of $456,889.

WSOP 2022 Event #14 $1,500 6-Handed NLHE Final Table Results:

Place Player Country Prize  
1st Leo Soma France $456,889  
2nd Thomas Schultz U.S.A. $282,358  
3rd Maximiliano Gallardo Argentina $203,451  
4th Daniel Wellborn U.S.A. $148,171  
5th Derek Sudell U.S.A. $109,083  
6th Ivan Zhechev Bulgaria $81,188  
7th Joe Cada U.S.A. $61,098  

Dan Zack Wins Second WSOP Bracelet After Marathon Heads Up

Dustin Dirksen and Daniel Zack played out an intense heads-up battle for an incredible seven hours, with Zack eventually winning $440,757 and his second gold bracelet. It was a very busy final table, with Yuval Bronshtein finishing in third place for $195,203 before Dirksen and Zack began to duke it out.

Eventually, after seven long hours where each man had come from behind numerous times to take the chip lead only to lose it again, Zack prevailed to take his second gold bracelet at a final table where Jake Liebeskind (5th for $105,913) and Ray Dekhharghani (4th for $142,456) both cashed too. It was at past four in the morning that Zack’s pocket kings helped him become a WSOP champion for a second time, winning over $440,000 as he did so.

WSOP 2022 Event #15 $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo Championship Final Table Results:

Position Player Country Prize
1st Dan Zack U.S.A. $440,757
2nd Dustin Dirksen U.S.A. $272,408
3rd Yuval Bronshtein Israel $195,203
4th Ray Dekhharghani U.S.A. $142,456
5th Jake Liebeskind U.S.A. $105,913

 

James Guill

James Guill is a former professional poker player who writes fro GambleOnline.co about poker, sports, casinos, gaming legislation and the online gambling industry in general. His past experience includes working with IveyPoker, PokerNews, PokerJunkie, Bwin, and the Ongame Network. From 2006-2009 he participated in multiple tournaments including the 37th and 38th World Series of Poker (WSOP). James lives in Virginia and he has a side business where he picks and sells vintage and antique items.

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