Breaking Down the Action:
  • Dan Smith Wins $25,000 Heads Up Championship
  • Amnon Filippi Wins First Bracelet in Rearranged Match
  • Eveslage Wins Maiden WSOP Bracelet Live on PokerGO
  • Alex Livingston Wins Debut Bracelet in Event #9
  • Ben Diebold Wins Gold for the First Time Too

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Chad Eveslage was one of the five winners of a WSOP bracelet in Events 6-10 in this year's 2022 World Series of Poker.

The World Series of Poker is well into its daily rhythm of bracelet events, monster cash games and… air conditioning unit failure. From the second week of action, the biggest news was the results of the latest live bracelet events. Many started at Paris casino, but I general this year’s 2022 WSOP sees each vent conclude at Bally’s and some have closed out inside the Thunderdome, with the famed TV studio transferred from the Rio at the start of this new era. The only question is who won each event? Let’s look back at events 6-10.

Dan Smith Wins $25,000 Heads Up Championship

“I’m very proud of what I’ve accomplished in poker, and I think this is an important checkbox on my legacy.”

Event #6 was the $25,000-entry Heads Up Championship, and it was Dan ‘The Cowboy’ Smith who won the title and top prize of $509,717. Despite winning $38.8 million in live poker tournaments, it was Smith’s first-ever WSOP bracelet win and he was emotionally struck by the magnitude of his achievements when he got the better of Christoph Vogelsang.

After overcoming Italian poker professional Dario Sammartino in the semifinals, Smith was taking on a player in Vogelsang who caught a lot of heat for his slow play in the semifinal, especially on social media. This was also the case in the final, as Smith mentioned that Vogelsang was playing slowly, each time his German acknowledged his pace.

After eventually claiming the win, Smith told Jeff Platt of PokerGO, “Today it really was about the bracelet. I’m very proud of what I’ve accomplished in poker, and I think this is an important checkbox on my legacy and as one of the all-timers. I’m even more proud of what the whole poker community and I have come together to do with Double Up Drive. While I love poker and am proud of it, the thousands of people that would have died are now alive because of that.”

Smith’s pride in his charity work, which has raised over $25 million to save lives, only underlines his personality, a big reason why players and fans alike were quick to congratulate the popular pro upon his victory.

WSOP 2022 Event #6 $25,000 Heads Up Championship Final Day Results:

Place Player Country Prize
1st Dan Smith U.S.A. $509,717
2nd Christoph Vogelsang Germany $315,029
3rd Dario Sammartino Italy $193,537
4th Kevin Rabichow U.S.A. $193,537

Amnon Filippi Wins First Bracelet in Rearranged Match

Amnon Filippi beat Matt Vengrin when the final two’s reconvened heads-up match closed out the conclusion of the $1,500-entry Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Event #7. Filippi went into the final day with a decisive 3:1 chip lead and he managed to see it out in style to beat the less experienced Vengrin despite both men holding the lead at different points.

Filippi, who largely had the momentum at the final table, had not reached a WSOP final table in 15 years, thanks to an extent by him spending time behind bars. Happily for him and his many supporters, however, Filippi’s redemption came not in a $50,000-entry H.O.R.S.E. event as he came so close to winning in 2007, but in Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better, where he managed to outlast 1,085 opponents along the way to grab glory many years later.

WSOP 2022 Event #7 $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Final Table Results:

Place Player Country Prize
1st Amnon Filippi U.S.A. $252,718
2nd Matt Vengrin U.S.A. $156,198
3rd Paul Zappulla U.S.A. $111,501
4th Murilo Figueredo Brazil $80,671
5th Matt Glantz U.S.A. $59,166
6th David Funkhouser U.S.A. $43,997
7th Rami Boukai U.S.A. $33,178
8th Mel Judah Australia $25,377

Eveslage Wins Maiden WSOP Bracelet Live on PokerGO

Chad Evesalge won his first-ever WSOP bracelet after beating controversial figure Jake Schindler heads up for the biggest WSOP top prize of the series so far in $1,415,610. At a final table packed with stars, the 2021 WSOP Main Event winner Koray Aldemir left in sixth place for $241,791 before the eliminations of Brek Schutten (5th for $323,730) and Chris Brewer (4th for $42,213.

With three men left fighting for the title, it was the 2021 WSOP Player of the Year Josh Arieh who was busted next, cashing for $616,047 after his terrific run came to an end when pocket jacks lost to Schindler’s pocket deuces.

Heads-up, Schindler couldn’t topple Eveslage in the same way, however, as the debut bracelet winner won to please many poker fans who felt Schindler’s alleged corruption should have prevented him playing the WSOP until an investigation into his play was concluded.

WSOP 2022 Event #8 $25,000 8-Max High Roller Final Table Results:

Place Player Country Prize
1st Chad Eveslage U.S.A. $1,415,610
2nd Jake Schindler U.S.A. $874,915
3rd Josh Arieh U.S.A. $616,047
4th Chris Brewer U.S.A. $442,213
5th Brek Schutten Germany $323,730
6th Koray Aldemir U.S.A. $241,791
7th Antonio Lievano U.S.A. $184,324
8th Ognyan Dimov Bulgaria $143,480

Alex Livingston Wins Debut Bracelet in Event #9

Former WSOP Main Event final table player Alex Livingston won his first bracelet in a packed week for debut winners, taking down the $1,500-entry Seven Card Stud event for $103,282. Livingston was in almost complete control at the final table, lasting five hours without losing the lead for more than a few minutes.

With several big names in play at the final table, Brad Ruben missed out on the chance to become the first double bracelet winner in 2022, Daniel Weinman got all the way to heads up and former WSOP Player of the Year runner-up from 2017 John Racener cashed in sixth place.

In the end, an early pot saw the inertia of the event belong to Livingston, his kings and sixes knocking not only Ruben but Racener too.

Livingston, who hails from Canada, might be a good bet for Player of the Year as he is looking to play plenty of events if the evidence of early weeks is to be believed. The poker pro is also selling his action on Pocket Fives, so is a force to reckoned with throughout the remaining 90+ events still to come this summer.

WSOP 2022 Event #9 $1,500 Seven Card Stud Final Table Results:

Place Player Country Prize
1st Alex Livingston Canada $103,282
2nd Daniel Weinman U.S.A. $63,835
3rd Thomas Taylor Canada $44,112
4th Hojeong Lee U.S.A. $31,083
5th Kenny Hsiung U.S.A. $22,344
6th John Racener U.S.A. $16,391
7th Brad Rubin U.S.A. $12,276
8th John Evans U.S.A. $9,391

Ben Diebold Wins Gold for the First Time Too

Ben Diebold and Mike Gorodinsky were another pair who returned to play the heads-up match on an extra day thanks to the penultimate day of the event producing a lengthy battle to reach the final two. Diebold was the man without the experience of winning gold before, with Gorodinsky having already accomplished the feat twice before in his career.

The final day saw Diebold start with 5.7 million chips, more than double the stack of his opponent. When play began, Diebold only surged onto an even bigger lead, leading Gorodinsky to get it in with queen-jack. Diebold called with pocket sevens and held across a sweaty king-high board to see it out.

Winning a huge $299,488 top prize, Diebold had done it and achieved a poker player’s dream, denying the expert Gorodinsky and sending him home in second for a score of $185,095. Gorodinsky will come again, but for Diebold it was a memorable win and a reminder in a week of firsts that everyone has the same chance of winning a bracelet if they bring their A-Game.

WSOP 2022 Event #10 $10,000 Dealer’s Choice Final Table Results:

Place Player Country Prize
1st Ben Diebold U.S.A. $299,488
2nd Mike Gorodinsky U.S.A. $185,095
3rd Brian Rast U.S.A. $134,370
4th Christopher Claassen U.S.A. $98,738
5th Naoya Kihara Japan $73,453
6th Randy Ohel U.S.A. $55,329

Not caught up on who won Events 1-5 at the 2022 World Series of Poker? Read all about them right here.



James Guill

James Guill is a former professional poker player who writes fro 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 Virgina and he has a side business where he picks and sells vintage and antique items.

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