Right off the back of his amazing run in the 2022 World Series of Poker Main Event, Australia’s Adrian Attenborough has officially returned to online poker operator Natural8.
The Main Event runner-up becomes the latest addition to Team Hot, the group of players who act as ambassadors for Natural 8, and will join up with the likes of Kitty Kuo, Danny Tang, Pete Chen, Bryan Paris, Tsugunari Toma and Phachara Wongwichit to promote the brand globally.
Adrian Attenborough’s 2022 WSOP Main Event
Before claiming the $6,000,000 prize for his runner-up finish in poker’s most famous tournament, Attenborough had already accumulated seven-figures in recorded cashes as per The Hendon Mob. Prior to this year, his previous best payday came at the 2017 Bellagio Cup XIII, where he finished in third-place for $361,660.
However, Attenborough had yet to do anything of note at the WSOP. His best finish before his deep run in the Main Event was in 2017, when he placed 53rd in the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em event.
Attenborough navigated the first three days of the Main Event without much fanfare but captured some attention following his rise on Day 4, where he bagged a 2.5 million stack. He saw that grow to 7.7 million on Day 5 and then 28 million on Day 6.
The Australian then wowed the poker world with a couple of heroic plays on Day 7, with both coming against Matija Dobric. Attenborough bluff-jammed the river with six-high to get the Croatian to fold top pair. Dobric then put Attenborough to the test, with the latter finding a great hero call to get a huge double-up.
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Attenborough Gets Put in the Blender
Despite coming onto the final table in the lower half of the chip counts, Attenborough was able to make the final three players, who returned on Day 9. After Michael Duek’s elimination, Attenborough would battle it out with Espen Jorstad for poker’s biggest prize.
The biggest talking point from the duo’s battle was Attenborough going deep into the tank on several occasions. After Jorstad moved all in with top pair on the river, Attenborough thought for 19 minutes before deciding to fold bottom pair..
The runner-up then went into the tank for over five minutes on the final hand, before incorrectly calling off his stack with two pair, while his opponent had rivered a full house after flopping trips.
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Natural8 is Asia’s largest online poker room and geared towards recreational players. A skin on the reputable GGPoker Network, Natural8 is fully licensed and authorised. Anyone can join for free, and there are no hidden fees. On top of the $120 million guaranteed prize pool for tournaments every month, Natural8 also offers players extra incentives in the form of monthly promotions and cashback programs.
There are plenty of promotions available for players new to Natural8, including the $8 Instant Deposit Bonus (with a minimum deposit of $10) as well as the First Deposit Bonus – where players can choose between a 200% match bonus (up to $1,000) or $100 in instant rewards. New user specials on Natural8 amount to a total of $1,608 – easily one of the best in the online poker scene.