WSOP 2022: Jensen And Nguyen Win Last Open Bracelets, Cohen Leads Match Of Champions

Gregory Jensen adopted up a deep run within the $100k Excessive Curler together with his first WSOP gold within the $10k 6-Max Championship.

It’s closing time for poker gamers on the World Collection of Poker, as the ultimate two open gold bracelet occasions at Bally’s On line casino in Las Vegas got here to a conclusion in the present day. One remaining occasion kicked off in the present day; the unique Match of Champions with a assured million-dollar prize pool for anybody who earned one of many 88 WSOP gold bracelets handed out throughout this yr’s sequence, in addition to WSOP Circuit ring winners, each digital and reside, from the 2022 WSOPC sequence.


Jensen Hedges His Bets to Earn $10k Six-Max Gold


Gregory Jensen, a hedge fund dealer from Connecticut, returned to the ultimate desk of Occasion #86: $10,000 6-Max No Restrict Maintain’em Championship in second chip place, however went on a large heater throughout in the present day’s remaining day of play to earn his first WSOP bracelet and $824,649. This concludes an enormous summer time for Jensen, who got here into the 2022 WSOP with simply $18,094 in profession Hendon Mob earnings earlier than notching a fourth-place end in Occasion #42: $100,000 No Restrict Maintain’em Excessive Curler for $571,896, previous to this victory.


The ultimate six gamers had already locked up $117,819 earlier than play started on the day, and it didn’t take lengthy for the primary participant to fall. Brock Wilson’s run was first to finish, as he bought his final 7.5 massive blinds in good with AcJs towards the KcTc of Jensen. Jensen bought no assistance on the flop, and whereas he picked up a gutshot on the flip, the Th river was sufficient to ship Wilson, who notched his eighth money of the summer time on this occasion, out in sixth place. Barak Wisbrod adopted Wilson out a short while later after dropping a flip to Ali Eslami, and that might be the final elimination on the remaining desk that wasn’t attributable to Jensen.


Eslami, who already earned his first WSOP bracelet earlier within the sequence in Occasion #36: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hello-Lo 8 or Higher, discovered himself in what a positive spot towards Jensen one stage later, as he flopped backside set with 3s3c on a AhKd3h flop. Eslami ended up getting his massive stack of over forty-five massive blinds in towards Jensen, however was coolered by Jensen’s AsAd for high set. No miracle three fell on the flip or river, and Eslami went from jockeying for the chip result in out in fourth, absolutely to the delight of brief stack Lucas Foster, who earned a six-figure ladder because of the brutal set-over-set situation.


Foster would succumb shortly after when his AdJh took a foul beat when Jensen’s Ah3s rivered a wheel, leaving Pavel Plesuv heads up and at a 3:1 drawback towards Jensen. Plesuv managed to get the stacks to just about even earlier than the ultimate confrontation, which noticed Jensen jam preflop with As9s and Plesuv name it off with 7d7s. Jensen discovered a pair on the 9c2hJc flop to take a giant lead, and regardless of Plesuv choosing up a couple of outs on the 8h flip with a gutshot, Jensen’s sunrun wouldn’t be denied when the Js fell on the river to ship the 6-Max Championship bracelet again to Connecticut. 


WSOP 2022: Occasion #86: $10,000 6-Max NLHE Championship Last Desk Payouts


  1. Gregory Jensen – $824,649
  2. Pavel Plesuv – $509,674
  3. Lucas Foster – $341,902
  4. Ali Eslami – $234,396
  5. Barak Wisbrod – $164,304
  6. Brock Wilson – $117,819


Nguyen Closes out The Nearer With Maiden Bracelet


An additional day of play was wanted to conclude Occasion #85: $1,500 The Nearer, with 17 gamers returning to resolve the destiny of one of many remaining WSOP bracelets to be awarded within the 2022 WSOP. Minh Nguyen began the day as chip chief, and bumped into little hassle on the best way to incomes his first profession WSOP gold bracelet and $536,280, regardless of a late rally by eventual runner-up Ahmed Karrim.


Tigran Gasparyan began the day close to the underside of the counts, and would solely play one hand earlier than busting out in seventeenth for $25,480. Earlier than the official remaining desk was reached, Triple Crown winner Chris Moorman (14th – $25,480) and Canada’s Vincent Lam (tenth – $40,020) had been amongst these to fall by the wayside.


With the typical stack firstly of the ultimate desk sitting only a hair above 20 massive blinds, it didn’t take lengthy for the numbers to skinny out, as Zach Johnson and Rudy Cervantes discovered themselves out in the identical hand, courtesy of Michael Liang. Two ranges ticked by earlier than Samuel Brown jammed KhQh for his final 11 massive blinds, solely to run into the AdKd of Madelyn Carr to fall in seventh. After Daniel Tabello busted in sixth, Manuel Herrera Garcia was subsequent to go, first dropping with 5d5c towards the 7h7d of Liang, then shortly after dropping with 3d3c towards the 6c5c of Nguyen to bust.


One other double elimination introduced the sphere right down to the ultimate two, as Carr jammed her previous couple of massive blinds with Js8s and Liang ended up dedicated for barely extra with Ac2h. Nguyen had them each in danger with KcTs, and regardless of the Jh7hTd flop giving Carr the lead, the Th flip gave Nguyen journeys, and a secure 2s river left Nguyen with only a barely chip drawback towards his heads-up opponent Karrim. The ultimate hand of the match noticed Karrim commit his stack with a pair and an open-ended straight draw on the flip, however he was drawing lifeless towards the made nut straight of Nguyen, securing Nguyen’s first WSOP gold bracelet with zero drama going to the river.


WSOP 2022: Occasion #85: $1,500 The Nearer Last Desk Outcomes


  1. Minh Nguyen – $536,280
  2. Ahmed Karrim – $331,470
  3. Michael Liang – $247,890
  4. Madelyn Carr – $186,770
  5. Manuel Herrera Garcia – $141,770
  6. Daniel Tabello – $108,420
  7. Samuel Brown – $83,540
  8. Rudy Cervantes – $64,870
  9. Zach Johnson – $59,759


Cowen Leads Expertise-Laden Area in TOC


A wealth of poker expertise took the chance to leap into the ultimate occasion of the WSOP, the invitation-only Match of Champions, with a complete of 463 eligible gamers collaborating within the million-dollar freeroll freezeout. Ten one-hour ranges trimmed the sphere right down to 144 gamers by day’s finish, with registration nonetheless open till the beginning of Day 2 Tuesday at 11 a.m. native time. The UK’s Robert Cohen, who notched his second profession WSOP bracelet throughout this yr’s sequence in Occasion #28: $50,000 Pot-Restrict Omaha Excessive Curler, leads the sphere with a powerful bag of 428,000, good for 214 blinds when play resumes tomorrow.


Ali Eslami leapt into the fray instantly after busting in fourth within the $10k 6-Max Championship, and he saved the warmth on with a wholesome 305,000 chip bag. Different notable gamers who will return to Day 2 embody Daniel Strelitz (235,000), former WSOP Major Occasion champs Joe McKeehen (125,000) and Joe Cada (95,500), newly-minted 2022 WSOP POY Dan Zack (100,500), and Ari Engel (19,500).


Embattled poker professional Jake Schindler snuck in late to attempt to spin up a stack, however to the certain delight of many, the $50k Excessive Curler bracelet winner’s WSOP got here to an finish after dropping a late-night flip towards Michael Bohmerwald. Different gamers who received’t be returning to say the ultimate bracelet of the 2022 WSOP embody Eric “basebaldy” Baldwin, La Sengphet, Adam Friedman, David Peters, Ethan “RampagePoker” Yau and Eli Elezra.


WSOP 2022 Match of Champions Prime Ten Chip Counts


  1. Robert Cohen – 428,000
  2. Ali Eslami – 305,000
  3. Daniel Sepiol – 285,000
  4. Aleksejs Ponakovs – 247,500
  5. Zachary Seymour – 241,000
  6. Daniel Strelitz – 235,000
  7. Cheryl Svenson – 221,500
  8. Carlos Loving – 203,000
  9. Fred Li – 183,500
  10. Erik Bauer – 183,000


Daniel Negreanu pumped out a ton of content material throughout this yr’s WSOP, and he shared his final hurrah with followers in the present day:



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Erik Seidel ends his summer time by avoiding the doghouse together with his backer:



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Author: Bradley Watson