Breaking Down the Action:
  • Mini Main Event Won for $594,000 by Young Sik Eum
  • Nacho Barbero Lands Maiden Gold
  • Quincy Borland Wins Bounty Event for $750,000
  • Dudani Defeated by Triumphant Troha
  • Espen Jørstad Wins World Championship for $10 million

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Espen Jørstad was the WSOP Main Event winner, but who won events 66-69 at the 2022 WSOP?

The five events between Event #66 and Event #70 included the biggest tournament off all – the WSOP Main Event. Costing $10,000 to play and with no re-entry option, it’s the one everyone wants to win. Find out who won WSOP Events #61-65 here and if you want to go further back, check out WSOP Events #56-60 here. Then read on and find out exactly who took gold in five of the best events this year’s World Series hosted at Bally’s in Las Vegas.

Mini Main Event Won for $594,000 by Young Sik Eum

The 66th event of the 2022 WSOP was won by American Young Sik Eum who beat Cosmin Joldis heads-up for the gold. While nine made the final table, only five began the final day, with the Japanese player Kei Nitta first to bust for $158,515, before Philip Lee left in fourth place for $208,275.

Eum had busted Lee and followed that up by ousting Indian player Kartik Ved in third place, his tournament ending when his pocket fours couldn’t hold against Eum’s ace-three, meaning the plucky Ved cashed for $275,593.

Going into the heads-up, Eum had a better than 3:1 chip lead and beat Joldis with king-nine hitting a king on the turn to defeat Joldis’ pocket tens. Joldis won $367,233 in second place, but it was Eum who won the bracelet and top prize of $594,189.

WSOP 2022 Event #66 $1,000 Mini Main Event Final Table Results:

Place Player Country Prize  
1st Young Sik Eum U.S.A. $594,189  
2nd Cosmin Joldis Romania $367,233  
3rd Kartik Ved India $275,593  
4th Phillip Lee U.S.A. $208,275  
5th Kei Nitta Japan $158,515  
6th Theodore Lee U.S.A. $121,504  
7th Adam Velez U.S.A. $93,803  
8th Keith Littlewood United Kingdom $72,941  
9th Sergio Ochoa U.S.A. $57,133  

Nacho Barbero Lands Maiden Gold

Argentinian poker professional Nacho Barbero won his first-ever WSOP bracelet when he took down the Super Turbo Bounty event, beating Fabiano Kovalski heads-up to take the title and top prize of $587,520.

With just half a dozen players making the final day, both the two short stacks busted first, with Andrew Lichtenberger (sixth for $97,002) and Maria Ho (fifth for $131,655) unable to get back into proceedings after coming in with zero fold equity.

Barbero won for Argentina after beating his fellow South American, Brazilian player Fabiano  Kovalski. Winning his first-ever WSOP bracelet, Barbero had achieved a lifelong ambition in style at Bally’s in Las Vegas.

WSOP 2022 Event #67 $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty Final Table Results:

Place Player Country Prize  
1st Nacho Barbero Argentina $587,520  
2nd Fabiano Kovalski Brazil $363,116  
3rd Ilya Nikiforov Estonia $254,791  
4th Rob Hollink Netherlands $181,667  
5th Maria Ho U.S.A. $131,655  
6th Andrew Lichtenberger U.S.A. $97,002  
7th Rainer Kempe Germany $72,683  
8th David Mzareulov Azerbaijan $55,401  
9th Paul Chauderson U.S.A. $42,970  

Quincy Borland Wins Bounty Event for $750,000

The brilliantly named Quincy Borland won a debut WSOP gold bracelet too when he took down Event #68, the $1,000 buy-in Million Dollar Mystery Bounty event. Just 33 players returned to the felt on the final day, with million bounty winner Matt Glantz amongst them.

Glantz couldn’t seal the deal but Borland did, winning the top prize of $750,120.

The Romanian player Florian Duta busted on the final day, with Natalie Hof Ramos crashing out in unlucky 13th place.

At the final table, Ramon Kropmanns (ninth for $76,316) Daniel De Almeida (eighth for $96,940) and Arash Asadabadi (seventh for $123,910) all let the party early, before eventually, Borland got the better of Kevin Hong heads-up, with Hong winning a runner-up score of $463,610.

WSOP 2022 Event #68 $1,000 Million Dollar Bounty Final Table Results:

Place Player Country Prize
1st Quincy Borland U.S.A. $750,120
2nd Kevin Hong U.S.A. $463,610
3rd David Timmons U.S.A. $351,800
4th Wojciech Barzantny Austria $268,550
5th Michael Smith Canada $206,250
6th Nellie Park U.S.A. $159,380
7th Arash Asadabadi U.S.A. $123,910
8th Daniel De Almeida Brazil $96,940
9th Ramon Kropmanns Brazil $76,316

Dudani Defeated by Triumphant Troha

It was five-handed fun in Event #69, with Sean Troha winning a first gold bracelet when he outlasted players such as Shiva Dudani, who he beat heads-up for the $1.2 million top prize. Dudani’s control of the final table was turned on its head as Troha came back to win, with players such as Joachim Haraldstad (5th for $289,630) and Tom Hu (4th for $395,465) both falling short on the day.

WSOP 2022 Event #69 $10,000 PLO Championship Final Table Results:

Place Player Country Prize  
1st Sean Troha U.S.A. $1,246,770  
2nd Shiva Dudani U.S.A. $770,556  
3rd Michael Duek Argentina $548,015  
4th Tom Hu U.S.A. $395,465  
5th Joachim Haraldstad Norway $289,630  
6th Thair Kallabat U.S.A. $215,326  
7th Nitesh Rawtani U.S.A. $162,542  
8th Toby Lewis United Kingdom $124,611  

Espen Jørstad Wins World Championship for $10 million

Norwegian poker player Espen Jørstad won the 2022 WSOP Main Event for $10 million in Las Vegas as he outlasted Adrian Attenborough heads-up. With Michael Duek finishing third for $4 million and John Eames fourth for $3 million, Jørstad won a key pot heads-up when Attenborough tanked for 20 minutes to fold, before then calling after eight minutes of deep thought to lose.

Read even more about the finale right here in our round-up of the WSOP’s incredibly dramatic final day. You can also watch the whole final day right here on PokerGO.

WSOP 2022 Event #70 $10,000 Main Event Final Table Results:

Place Player Country Prize
1st Espen Jorstad Norway $10,000,000
2nd Adrian Attenborough Australia $6,000,000
3rd Michael Duek Argentina $4,000,000
4th John Eames United Kingdom $3,000,000
5th Matija Dobric Croatia $2,250,000
6th Jeffrey Farnes U.S.A. $1,750,000
7th Aaron Duczak Canada $1,350,000
8th Philippe Souki United Kingdom $1,075,000
9th Matthew Su United States $850,675
10th Asher Conniff United States $675,000

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

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