2022 WSOP: Festival pays out over $322M; Top Asia performers; final live and online results

 

After 52 days of nonstop action, the World Series of Poker concluded its 53rd annual festival at its new home in Ballys and Paris Las Vegas. The series ran from May 31 to July 20 with 89 bracelets snatched up and another 13 at online platform WSOP.com. The series closed with over US$ 322 Million paid out on the live front and another US$ 12.2M online. Highlighting Asia achievements, four players won bracelets: Tong Li (Event 19), Chan Lok Ming (Event 35), Shota Nakanishi (Event 60), and Jinho Hong  (Event 76). Three players reached multiple final tables, Naoya Kihara (3), Punnat Punsri (2), and Kartik Ved (2). At the Player of the Year standings, two time champion Daniel Zack is in the lead. 

Festival update

Bracelet Event 1 –  88 prize pool: US$ 321,719,219
Tournament of Champions: US$ 1,000,000 / 340 entries
Entries: 183,415
Two time series champion: Daniel Zack (Event 15 & 40), Espen Joerstad (Main Event & Tag Team Event), Lawrence Brandt (Event 58 & 84)
Asia winners: Tong Li (Event 19), Chan Lok Ming (Event 35), Shota Nakanishi (Event 60)
Most final tables: Phil Ivey (4), Daniel Zack (4), Sean Winter (4), David Peters (4), Yuri Dzivielevski (4), Koray Aldemir (4)
Asia final tables: Naoya Kihara (3), Punnat Punsri (2), Kartik Ved (2)
Online Event 1 – 13 prize pool: US$ 12,276,443
Online entries: 10,566

Multi bracelet winners

Career 6th bracelet: Brian Hastings
Career 5th bracelet: Adam Friedman, Eli Elezra
Career 4th bracelet: David Peters, Scott Seiver, Brad Ruben, Jeremy Ausmus, Julien Martini
Career 3rd bracelet: Norbert Szecsi, Daniel Zack, Phillip Hui, Dash Dudley
Career 2nd bracelet: Manig Loeser, Daniel Zack, Robert Cowen, Steven Albini, Justin Pechie, Yuliyan Kolev, Aleksejs Ponakovs, Joao Simao Peres, Daniel Cates, David Jackson, Daniel Strelitz, Espen Joerstad, Sandeep Pulusani, Joao Vieira, Lawrence Brandt

Asia bracelet champions

wsop19Tong Li – Photo credit WSOP / PokerNews – Danny Maxwell

Four players from Asia emerged victorious to capture maiden bracelets. The first to hear his country’s national anthem was China’s Tong Li who won the $25K High Roller Pot Limit Omaha (8-Handed). Li outlasted the 264 entry field loaded with some of the world’s elite, to pocket a massive US$ 1,467,739 payout. He became the sixth player from China to bring home the coveted gold.

wsop35Chan Lok Ming – Photo credit – WSOP / PokerNews – Spenser Sembrat

Often seen tearing up No Limit Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha events in Taiwan, WSOP newcomer / Hong Kong pro Chan Lok Ming decided to add other poker variants to his resume this year. To practice, he played online then proceeded to test his knowledge on the live stage at the $2,500 Mixed Big Bet Event. Impressively, Chan took it all the way to snatch the gold and the US$ 144,348 first prize. He brought Hong Kong its third ever bracelet. 

wsop60Shota Nakanishi – Photo credit WSOP / PokerNews – Alec Rome

Japanese Short Deck specialist, Shota Nakanishi locked up his first bracelet at the $10K Short Deck No Limit Holdém. Nakanishi outlasted big guns that included Daniel Negreanu, Ryan Riess, Stephen Chidwick, Brian Rast, and Ben Lamb at heads up. Nakanishi became the sixth player from Japan to bring home the gold.

s10a05344c4Jinho Hong, Photo Credit – WSOP/ PokerNews – Danny Maxwell

Jinho Hong from Korea, ex-Starcraft gamer turned poker enthusiast, locked up a bracelet at the $1,979 Poker Hall of Fame Bounty No Limit Hold’em event. Hong has only been playing poker professionally for the past four years and has quickly climbed the Korea live tournament money rankings with big wins all over Asia. Last year, he attended his first WSOP and cashed in several events. Returning this year, he first won The Wynn Classic $3,500 NL Hold’em Championship for US$ 696,011, which is his largest live score to date. A few weeks later, he closed out he added a WSOP title and US$ 276,067 to his earnings. He brought Korea its fifth bracelet. 

Naoya Kihara, Punnat Punsri, and Kartik Ved reach multiple final tables

Screen Shot 2022 06 05 at 7.19.22 PMNaoya Kihara – Photo credit WSOP / PokerNews – Spenser Sembrat

Japanese pro Naoya Kihara has been attending the annual series for well over a decade and is one of the biggest promoters of poker in his country. He won his first bracelet in 2012 at the $5K Pot Limit Omaha and has since returned yearly. Unlike most Asian players, Kihara is skilled in all variants of poker. This year, he reached three final tables – 3rd at $1,500 Mixed Games Dealers Choice, 3rd at $50K Poker Players Championship 6-Handed, and 5th at $10K Mixed Games Dealers Choice Championship. To date, he has over US$ 1.5 Million in WSOP earnings across 44 cashes. 

wsop87 1Kartik Ved – Photo credit WSOP / PokerNews – Hayley Hochstetler

India pro player Kartik Ved earned his first WSOP cash in 2018 when he ran deep 128th place at the Main Event. Since then, he has accrued numerous cashes which included a big one at the 2019 Main Event in 51st place. In 2020, Ved won his career first bracelet at the WSOP – GGPoker Online Series $840 Super Turbo Bounty No Limit Hold’em. This year, his hunt for his first live event bracelet resulted in two final tables. Ved placed 3rd at the Mini Main Event to pocket a substantial US$ 275,593,which is now his largest live score to date. To close out the series, he placed 4th at the $5K No Limit Hold’em for another six figure payout. 

punnatPunnat Punsri – Photo credit WSOP / PokerNews – Danny Maxwell

To kick off 2022, Thailand’s Punnat Punsri won two $10K events at the Venetian High Roller. His hot run continued at the WSOP reaching two final tables. During opening week, Punsri bested some of the world’s elite players, placing 3rd at the $50K No Limit Hold’em 8-Handed. This earned him US$ 594,481 for his largest live score to date. Just over a month later, Punsri ran deep again, finishing runner up to Jinho Hong at the $1,979 Poker Hall of Fame NLH Bounty event. Although he has yet to clasp his first gold bracelet, he cashed a total of 12 times in the past two festivals and is inching closer to breaching US$ 1 Million in WSOP earnings.

WSOP Player of the Year standings – Top 10

Daniel Zack has every right to be at the top of the Player of the Year leaderboard after he collected 16 cashes that included four final tables. He was the first player to win two bracelets at the series. He has a lead of 490 points over Daniel Weinman. 

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Event 71: $1,111 One More for One Drop NLH – MIKE ALLIS – US$ 535,610

wsop71Mike Allis – Photo credit – WSOP / PokerNews – Hayley Hochstetler

Buy in: US$ 1,111
Entries: 5,702
Prize pool: US$ 5,707,702
ITM: 856 places

Final table payouts

1st
Mike Allis
USA
535,610

2nd
Ryan Riess
USA
331,056

3rd
Basel Chaura
USA
250,157

4th
Mohammed Jaafar
USA
190,363

5th
Leonardo Desouza
Brazil
145,892

6th
Salah Nimer
USA
112,612

7th
Andrew Robinson
USA
87,551

8th
Rio Fujita
USA
68,562

9th
Niklas Warlich
USA
54,085

Event 75: $777 Lucky 7’s NLH 7-Handed – GREGORY TEBOUL – US$ 777,777

wsop75Gregory Teboul – Photo credit – WSOP / PokerNews – Spenser Sembrat

Buy in: US$ 777
Entries: 6,891
Prize pool: US$ 4,711,790
ITM: 989 places

Final table payouts

1st
Gregory Teboul
France
777,777

2nd
Rodney Turvin
USA
400,777

3rd
Christopher Farmer
USA
207,777

4th
James Hughes
USA
154,777

5th
Jed Stewart
USA
116,777

6th
Kyle Miholich
USA
87,777

7th
Allen Cunningham
USA
66,777

Event 77: $1500 Mixed NLH / PLO 8-Handed – SANDEEP PULUSANI – US$ 277,949

wsop77Sandeep Pulusani – Photo credit – WSOP / PokerNews – Rachel Kay Miller

Buy in: US$ 1,500
Entries: 1,234
Prize pool: US$ 1,647,390
ITM: 186 places

Final table payouts

1st
Sandeep Pulusani
USA
277,949

2nd
Esther Taylor-Bradley
USA
171,787

3rd
Aden Salazar
USA
124,865

4th
Vincent Lam
Canada
91,800

5th
Richard Kellett
UK
68,274

6th
Noah Bronstein
USA
51,372

7th
Vegard Andreassen
Norway
39,114

8th
William Leffingwell
USA
30,139

9th
Daniel Chuprun
USA
23,505

Event 78: $2,500 No Limit Hold’em – SEBASTIEN AUBE – US$ 499,636

wsop78Sebastien Aube – Photo credit – WSOP / PokerNews – Seth Haussler

Buy in: US$ 2,500
Entries: 1,364
Prize pool: US$ 3,034,900
ITM: 204 places

Final table payouts

1st
Sebastian Aube
Canada
499,636

2nd
Julien Loire
France
308,817

3rd
Brian Etheridge
USA
222,762

4th
Axel Hallay
France
162,627

5th
Leandro Vlastaris
USA
120,177

6th
Santiago Plante
Canada
89,905

7th
Matt Berkey
USA
68,102

8th
Ran Koller
Argentina
52,240

9th
Jonathan Zarin
USA
40,588

10th
Brien Lee
USA
31,945

Event 79: $10K Razz Championship – JULIEN MARTINI – US$ 328,906

wsop79Julien Martini – Photo credit – WSOP / PokerNews – Seth Haussler

Buy in: US$ 10,000
Entries: 125
Prize pool: US$ 1,165,625
ITM: 21 places

Final table payouts

1st
Julien Martini
France
328,906

2nd
Hal Rotholz
USA
203,281

3rd
Yueqi Zhu
USA
149,958

4th
Koray Aldemir
Austria
111,991

5th
Felipe Ramos
Brazil
84,683

6th
Max Pescatori
Italy
64,847

7th
Brian Hastings
USA
50,295

8th
Brandon Shack-Harris
USA
39,516

9th
Ziya Rahim
USA
31,456

Event 80: $600 Mixed NLH; PLO Deepstack – ROMANS VOITOVS – US$ 158,609

wsop80Romans Voitovs – Photo credit – WSOP / PokerNews – Seth Haussler

Buy in: US$ 600
Entries: 2,107
Prize pool: US$ 1,074,570
ITM: 317 places

Final table payouts

1st
Romans Voitovs
Latvia
158,609

2nd
Michael Dobbs
USA
98,026

3rd
Justin Barnum
USA
72,544

4th
Francisco Baruffi
Brazil
54,172

5th
Richard Bai
USA
40,822

6th
Jordan Russell
USA
31,046

7th
Jacob Staley
USA
23,831

8th
Andrew Peplinski
USA
18,464

9th
Dror Ramaty
Argentina
14,442

Event 81: $5K Freezeout NLH 8-Handed – MOHAMMAD ARANI – US$ 665,459

wsop81Mohammad Arani – Photo credit – WSOP / PokerNews – Rachel Kay Miller

Buy in: US$ 5,000
Entries: 756
Prize pool: US$ 3,487,050
ITM: 114 places

Final table payouts

1st
Mohammad Arani
USA
665,459

2nd
Johannes Straver
Netherlands
411,279

3rd
Peter Turmezey
Hungary
292,665

4th
Adam Hendrix
USA
211,295

5th
Toby Lewis
UK
154,806

6th
Francois Pirault
France
115,122

7th
Cliff Josephy
USA
86,917

8th
Michael Katz
USA
66,638

9th
Caio Almeida
Brazil
51,894

Event 82: $800 8-Handed NLH Deepstack – RICHARD ALSUP – US$ 272,065

wsop82Richard Alsup – Photo credit – WSOP / PokerNews – Spenser Sembrat

Buy in: US$ 800
Entries: 2,812
Prize pool: US$ 1,979,648
ITM: 422 places

Final table payouts

1st
Richard Alsup
USA
272,065

2nd
Gary Whitehead
USA
168,093

3rd
Ari Engel
USA
126,233

4th
Ryan Jaworski
USA
95,487

5th
Marc Macdonnell
Italy
72,759

6th
Artem Metalidi
Ukraine
55,849

7th
Patrick Truong
USA
43,188

8th
Frederick Brown
USA
33,648

9th
Donny Casho
USA
26,413

Event 83: $50K High Roller NL Hold’em – JOAO VIEIRA – US$ 1,384,413

wsop834Joao Vieira – Photo credit – WSOP / PokerNews – Seth Haussler

Buy in: US$ 50,000
Entries: 97
Prize pool: US$ 4,643,875
ITM: 17 places

Final table payouts

1st
Joao Vieira
Portugal
1,384,413

2nd
Lander Lijo
Spain
855,631

3rd
Galen Hall
USA
625,941

4th
Dan Colpoys
USA
463,589

5th
Brian Rast
USA
347,658

6th
Sean Perry
USA
264,034

7th
Fedor Holz
germany
203,107

8th
Stephen Chidwick
UK
158,278

9th
Alexandros Theologis
Greece
124,974

Event 84: $3K H.O.R.S.E. – LAWRENCE BRANDT – US$ 205,319

wsop84correctLawrence Brandt – Photo credit – WSOP / PokerNews – Alec Rome

Buy in: US$ 3,000
Entries: 327
Prize pool: US$ 873,090
ITM: 50 places

Final table payouts

1st
Lawrence Brandt
USA
205,319

2nd
Roberto Marin
USA
126,895

3rd
Tomasz Gluszko
Poland
87,687

4th
Richard Tatalovich
USA
61,789

5th
Kevin Gerhart
USA
44,415

6th
Kristan Lord
USA
32,583

7th
Perry Friedman
USA
24,403

8th
Yarron Bendor
USA
18,669

9th
David Bach
USA
14,594

Event 85: The Closer NL Hold’em – MINH NGUYEN – US$ 536,280

wsop85Minh Nguyen – Photo credit – WSOP / PokerNews – Danny Maxwell

Buy in: US$ 1,500
Entries: 2,968
Prize pool: US$ 3,962,280
ITM: 437 places

Final table payouts

1st
Minh Nguyen
USA
536,280

2nd
Ahmed Karrim
South Africa
331,740

3rd
Michael Liang
USA
247,890

4th
Madelyn Carr
USA
186,770

5th
Manuel Herreragarcia
USA
141,770

6th
Daniel Tabello
USA
108,420

7th
Samuel Brown
USA
83,540

8th
Rudy Cervantes
USA
64,870

9th
Zachary Johnson
USA
50,759

10th
Vincent Lam
Canada
42,651

Event 86: $10K 6-Handed NL Hold’em Championship – GREGORY JENSEN – US$ 824,649

wsop86Gregory Jensen – Photo credit – WSOP / PokerNews – Danny Maxwell

Buy in: US$ 10,000
Entries: 394
Prize pool: US$ 3,674,050
ITM: 60 places

Final table payouts

1st
Gregory Jensen
USA
824,649

2nd
Pavel Plesuv
Czech Republic
509,674

3rd
Lucas Foster
USA
341,902

4th
Ali Eslami
USA
234,396

5th
Barak Wisbrod
Argentina
164,304

6th
Brock Wilson
USA
117,819

7th
Martin Zamani
USA
86,472

Event 87: $5K 8-Handed NL Hold’em – MICHAEL WANG – US$ 541,604

wsop87Michael Wang – Photo credit – WSOP / PokerNews -Seth Haussler

Buy in: US$ 5,000
Entries: 573
Prize pool: US$ 2,642,963
ITM: 86 places

Final table payouts

1st
Michael Wang
USA
541,605

2nd
Farid Jattin
USA
334,747

3rd
Erik Seidel
USA
238,321

4th
Kartik Ved
India
172,103

5th
Yval Bronshtein
Argentina
126,089

6th
William O’Neil
USA
93,740

7th
Fred Goldberg
USA
70,734

8th
William Nguyen
USA
54,185

9th
Erfan Geuta
USA
42,149

Event 88: $1K Super Turbo NL Hold’em – JASPAL BRAR – US$ 190,731

wsop88Jaspal Brar – Photo credit – WSOP / PokerNews – Seth Haussler

Buy in: US$ 1,000
Entries: 1,282
Prize pool: US$ 1,140,980
ITM: 193 places

Final table payouts

1st
Jaspal Brar
Canada
190,731

2nd
Jesse Lonis
USA
117,872

3rd
Jesse Capps
USA
85,040

4th
Boris Kolev
Bulgaria
62,090

5th
Christopher Garman
USA
45,885

6th
Ronald Sullivan
USA
34,327

7th
Vinicius Escossi
Brazil
26,000

8th
Huy Nguyen
USA
19,942

9th
Jonathan Hilton
USA
15,491

10th
Kurt Jewell
USA
12,190

Tournament of Champions: BENJAMIN KAUPP – US$ 250,000

wsoptocBenjamin Kauppe – Photo credit – WSOP / PokerNews – Danny Maxwell

Buy in: Invitational
Entries: 470
Prize pool: US$ 1,000,000
ITM: 60 places

Final table payouts

1st
Benjamin Kaupp
USA
250,000

2nd
Raul Garza
USA
150,000

3rd
Ryan Messick
USA
100,000

4th
Robert Cowen
UK
75,000

5th
Ali Eslami
USA
50,000

6th
Gregory Wish
USA
37,500

7th
Yuliyan Kolev
Bulgaria
27,500

8th
Eric Bensimhon
France
20,000

9th
Gianluca Speranza
Italy
15,000

10th
Jonathan Woof
Canada
11,400

Online 10: $3,200 NL Hold’em High Roller 8-Max – JULIAN PEROUSE – US$ 324,767

Buy in: US$ 3,200
Entries: 340
Prize pool: US$ 1,343,680
ITM: 54 places

Final table payouts

1st
Julien Perouse
Canada
324,767

2nd
Calvin Anderson
USA
202,627

3rd
Gabriel Nastasa
Argentina
137,055

4th
Alex Greenblatt
USA
97,820

5th
John Riordan
USA
66,512

6th
Brian Altman “JackBogle”
USA
47,835

7th
Corey Paggeot
USA
35,070

8th
Adam Hendrix “PHsGoldShoes”
USA
26,336

9th
Ethan Yau
USA
20,290

Online 11: $777 NL Hold’em Lucky 7’s Second Chance – FRED LI – US$ 159,060

Buy in: US$ 777
Entries: 781
Prize pool: US$ 854,700
ITM: 167 places

Final table payouts

1st
Fred Li
USA
159,060

2nd
Zachary Okin
USA
98,291

3rd
Michael Guzzardi
USA
69,573

4th
Bobby Oboodi
USA
49,914

5th
Ryan Jones
USA
36,239

6th
Dominick Sarle
USA
26,667

7th
Michael Acevedo
Costa Rica
19,915

Online 12 :NL Hold’em High Roller Freezeout Encore – GIANLUCA SPERANZA – US$ 324,625

Buy in: US$ 5,300
Entries: 245
Prize pool: US$ 1,225,000
ITM: 35 places

Final table payouts

1st
Gianluca Speranza “inmyhouse”
Italy
324,625

2nd
Paul Scaturro
USA
189,875

3rd
Michael Jozoff “mikejozoff”
USA
108,413

4th
Kazuki Ikeuchi
Japan
83,300

5th
Jakob Miegel
Austria
71,050

6th
Joao Vieira
Portugal
58,800

7th
Angel Lopez
USA
44,100

8th
Patrik Ciklamini
Slovakia
29,400

9th
Paul Volpe
USA
20,825

Online 13: $500 NL Hold’em Summer Saver – SHAUN O”DONNELL – US$ 125,330

Buy in: US$ 500
Entries: 1,189
Prize pool: US$ 741,600
ITM: 248 places

Final table payouts

1st
Shaun O’Donnell
USA
125,330

2nd
Benjamin Chung
USA
77,275

3rd
Andrew Benedict
USA
55,620

4th
Soheb Porbandarwala
USA
40,417

5th
Boris Kolev
Bulgaria
29,738

6th
Paul Scaturro
USA
22,100

7th
Lawrence Meldman
USA
16,612

8th
Guy Dunlap
USA
12,607

9th
Michael Lavenburg
USA
9,715

2022 WSOP recaps

2022 WSOP underway: first four bracelet winners
2022 WSOP: Bracelet winners Event 5 – 9
2022 WSOP: Bracelet winners Event 10 – 14
2022 WSOP: Bracelet winners Event 15 – 25
2022 WSOP: Bracelet winners Event 26 – 36
2022 WSOP: Bracelet winners Event 37 – 44
2022 WSOP: Bracelet winners Event 45 – 54
2022 WSOP: Bracelet winners Event 55 – 65
2022 WSOP: Bracelet winners Event 67 – 69 and 72 – 74

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