Breaking Down the Action:
  • Ramsey Stovall Wins First WSOP Bracelet; Neymar Out in 49th
  • Ponakovs Beats Ivey in $100k Super High Roller
  • Perry Pips Chris Moorman to Freezeout Crown
  • Phil Hui Wins Third Gold Bracelet in PLO Classic

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Phil Hui won his third WSOP bracelet after an incredible comeback in the latest five World Series bracelet events.

The latest events to take place at the 2022 World Series of Poker saw starring roles for Phil Ivey, Chris Moorman and Phil Hui, as each man made the heads-up stage for a bracelet. Only one of those three great players actually took home gold.

Who did so? If you’ve read about what happened in events 36-40, then you’ll know who won the first double bracelet of the series, while the biggest win of the series so far came when Alex Foxen won the Super High Roller event for $4.5 million. Let’s catch up with the action in Las Vegas.

Ramsey Stovall Wins First WSOP Bracelet; Neymar Out in 49th

Event #41 of the 2022 WSOP saw U.S. player Ramsey Stovall win his first-ever WSOP bracelet in the $1,000-entry Super Turbo event. With 2,227 entries, the event went from a starting field to a winner on the same day as Brazilian superstar Neymar showed he’s not just skilled on the pitch.

The Paris St. Germain and Brazil forward made it all the way to 49th place, but he wasn;t the only one to make the money with 2021 WSOP Main Event winner Koray Aldemir and Joe Cada both making profit. Others such as Bertrand ‘Elky’ Grospellier (311th for $1,061), Humberto Brenes (203rd for $1,326), and Ryan Depaulo (22nd for $6,941) earned different amounts as play raced to the final table.

Heading into the last dozen, 2021 WSOP Player of the Year Josh Arieh finished in 11th place for more impressive points towards his defense of the title. Eventually, however, Stovall took the win and bagged a top prize of $191,268 as well as his first gold bracelet.

WSOP 2022 Event #41 $1,000 Super Turbo Bounty Final Table Results:

Place Player Country Prize
1st Ramsey Stovall U.S.A. $191,268
2nd Timothy Heng U.S.A. $118,213
3rd Steve Frakes U.S.A. $87,047
4th Wing Yam U.S.A. $64,702
5th Larry Carillo U.S.A. $48,551
6th Rafael Lebron U.S.A. $36,782
7th Ed Chang U.S.A. $28,136
8th Louise Francoeur Canada $21,733
9th Wen Ni U.S.A. $16,953

Ponakovs Beats Ivey in $100k Super High Roller

Event #42, the $100,000 Super High Roller saw Latvian pro Aleks Ponakovs beat Phil Ivey to the title and $1,897,363 top prize. Earlier in the event, players such as Talal Shakerchi (6th for $321,437), Mikita Badziakouski (7th for $255,001), Masashi Oya (8th for $210,485), Nick Petrangelo (9th for $181,068) and Eric Worre (10th for $162,623) all missed out on the last table.

With just five players returning to action under the PokerGO lights, Michael Moncek (5th for $420,944) and Greg Jensen (4th for $571,896) made their bows early, missing out on three-handed play. British pro Ben Heath couldn’t win his second bracelet when he finished in third place, cashing for $805,024 after busting and Ponakovs was in charge against Ivey.

The 10-tie bracelet winner sniffed out some bluffs and made some great plays, but ultimately, he couldn’t ever get back into the battle against the Latvian and whiffed glory, winning $1,172,659 for coming second.

WSOP 2022 Event #42 $100,000 Super High Roller Final Table Results:

Place Player Country Prize
1st Aleks Ponakovs Latvia $1,897,363
2nd Phil Ivey U.S.A. $1,172,659
3rd Ben Heath United Kingdom $805,024
4th Greg Jensen U.S.A. $571,896
5th Michael Moncek U.S.A. $420,944

Perry Pips Chris Moorman to Freezeout Crown

Chris Moorman became the second poker legend in two events to miss out on gold as the online poker hero cashed in the runner-up position, losing to David Perry in the $500-entry NLHE Freezeout final. Event #43 saw the most successful tournament poker player of all-time just miss out on becoming a bracelet winner for the third time.

With 202 players coming back to the final day’s action, French player Sebastien Guidez busted in fifth place at the business end of the event for $63,302. Moorman knocked Daniel Eichorn out of contention in third for $111,341 but couldn’t hold onto his chip lead heads-up losing to the relative unknown Perry for the bracelet.

With Perry holding the lead, Moorman’s straight draw lost out to Perry’s flush draw and Perry punched the air in celebration as he banked $241,729 in contrast to Moorman’s $149,405.

WSOP 2022 Event #43 $500 Freezeout NLHE Final Table Results:

Place Player Country Prize
1st David Perry U.S.A. $241,729
2nd Chris Moorman United Kingdom $149,405
3rd Daniel Eichhorn U.S.A. $111,341
4th Josh Pregar U.S.A. $83,623
5th Sebastien Guidez France $63,302
6th Phong Than Nguyen U.S.A. $48,299
7th Elven Espinar U.S.A. $37,148
8th Henry Reyes U.S.A. $28,802
9th Daniel Marcus U.S.A. $22,512

Andrew Yeh Claims First Gold Bracelet After Epic Heads-Up Win

Event #44’s $10,000-entry H.O.R.S.E. action saw Andrew Yeh beat Craig Chait to the WSOP bracelet as he won his first-time bracelet event. Plenty more experienced players took to the final table, but Mike Gorodinsky busted in seventh place for a score of $61,314 and his elimination seemed to precipitate a flurry of big-name bust-outs.

When John Racener, Bryce Yockey and Philip Long busted between fifth and third place, Yeh and Chait went into battle in a bid to win the biggest prize of $487,129. PokerGO fans loved the epic match and while Chait had his moments, Yeh got the job done to give his fans on the rail a chance to shout out his name with feeling!

WSOP 2022 Event #44 $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship Final Table Results:

Place Player Country Chips
1st Andrew Yeh U.S.A. $487,129
2nd Craig Chait U.S.A. $301,068
3rd Philip Long United Kingdom $209,424
4th Bryce Yockey U.S.A. $148,896
5th John Racener U.S.A. $108,253
6th Paul Sokoloff United Kingdom $80,523
7th Mike Gorodinsky U.S.A. $61,314
8th Eric Wasserson U.S.A. $47,819

Phil Hui Wins Third Gold Bracelet in PLO Classic

The biggest player won the heads-up in Event #45, as Phil Hui refused to lay down and came back from the dead to win his third WSOP bracelet. The $1,500-entry PLO event saw Dylan Weisman become the first man to leave the eight-handed final table and he was followed from the felt soon after in sixth place for $58,606 by the former WSOP Main Event runner-up and bracelet winner David Williams.

Overnight chip leader David Prociak was out in third place, and Daniel Tordjman must have thought it was his time to shine given his chip lead against Hui. But the former Poker Players Championship winner is not a WSOP legend for nothing and he ground his way back into the action before working himself into a 5:1 chip lead, finishing off his opponent and banking $311,782 and his third WSOP bracelet in the process.

WSOP 2022 Event #45 $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Final Table Results:

Place Player Country Prize  
1st Phil Hui U.S.A. $311,782  
2nd Daniel Tordjman France $192,674  
3rd David Prociak U.S.A. $140,783  
4th Charles Coultas U.S.A. $103,979  
5th Shane Nardiello U.S.A. $77,635  
6th David Williams U.S.A. $58,606  
7th Paul Fehlig U.S.A. $44,735  
8th Dylan Weisman U.S.A. $34,532  

Photo courtesy of PokerGO, home of the 2022 World Series of Poker, with final table live streams throughout June and July.

Joseph Ellison

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