The 2022 World Series of Poker Main Event is underway, and with an official field size of 8,633 entries, it became the second-largest WSOP Main Event in history. The final table is coming up soon, and it will air live on PokerGO.com for two days starting Friday, July 15.
The 2022 WSOP final table lineup will be set on Wednesday, July 13, when the field plays down to the final 10 players. The tournament was originally scheduled to play down to the final nine players, but after a 16-hour day of poker, it was decided to halt play with 10 players remaining.
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Philippe Souki made it to the final 10 of the 2022 WSOP Main Event with 13,500,000 in chips. That puts him as the shortest stack returning, but he's nowhere near out of it just yet. Souki is making his eighth World Series of Poker cash. His biggest WSOP result was for a 905th-place cash in the 2021 WSOP Main Event for $15,000.
Souki is 33 years old and from the United Kingdom, residing in London. He is a poker professional with $830,812 in live tournament earnings ahead of the 2022 WSOP Main Event. Souki studied business at Regent's College in London, and enjoys football and movies.
Souki's start in poker came through friends, he said. The largest poker tournament prize he won prior to this 2022 WSOP Main Event run was $102,214 for a fourth-place finish in a Wynn Summer Classic tournament ealier this summer. In November of 2021, Souki won a Grosvenor UK Poker Tour in London for £54,760 ($73,681) and his second-largest live tournament score prior to this event.
When it comes to plans for the money, Souki said he hopes to buy a house and travel.
Australia's Adrian Attenborough bagged 50,800,000 at the end of Day 7. He had $1,460,049 in live tournament earnings before this event, including a second-place finish in a WSOP International Circuit event in Sydney for a six-figure score.
Attenborough largest live tournament score prior to his run in the 2022 WSOP Main Event was $361,660 from a third-place finish in the 2017 Bellagio Cup XIII tournament in Las Vegas. Attenborough also has victories from the Macau Poker Cup and Asian Poker Tour on his résumé.
A 28-year-old poker professional from Australia, Attenborough now resides in Las Vegas. He said he got into poker through friends and family when he was 16 years old, and cites handling ambition and managing expectations as his strengths at the table.
If you followed last year's WSOP Main Event, then you may recognize Matija Dobric. In the 2021 WSOP Main Event, Dobric finished in 32nd place for $198,550. He's now returned with another deep run in the greatest tournament in the world and has reached the final 10 with 68,650,000 in chips.
A poker professional from Croatia, Dobric is 31 years old. He's married and has a dog named Mimi. It was back around 2011-2012 that Dobric began playing poker for fun with friends from his hometown. Then in 2016, he took the game up as a professional.
Outside of his 32nd-place finish in the 2021 World Series of Poker Main Event, Dobric's live tournament résumé is scattered with smaller cashes that range from $351 to $7,600. He's making his 12th WSOP cash with this run in the 2022 WSOP Main Event.
Born in Argentina and now residing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Michael Duek has 49,775,000 in chips entering the final 10. He's already earned $651,300 in live tournament earnings ahead of this run in the 2022 WSOP Main Event and is in line to earn at least $675,000 more. Duek has four cashes at this year's WSOP, including a second-place finish in the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship for $548,015.
At 23 years old, Duek is the youngest player to reach the 2022 WSOP Main Event final table. His nickname is "Dreamer" which is quite fitting for someone running this deep in the WSOP Main Event. He began playing poker with friends and enjoys the beach.
A co-leader entering the final 10, Matthew Su is earning the largest live tournament score of his career with this run. He had just three cashes on his tournament résumé ahead of this event, with the largest being a $29,320 score from cashing in WPT Five Diamond. Although he doesn't have many tournament results, Su is a seasoned cash game player with experience at high stakes.
Su began playing poker in law school, stating that "it was a great break from all of the reading." He resides in Washington, DC and says that he is a poker professional now after graduating from the Boston College School of Law.
Su said that he enjoys skiing and scuba diving, and that this run can serve as a "cool chance to show some of my non poker friends a glimpse into the poker life."
John Eames is one of the most accomplished players to reach the final 10 of the 2022 WSOP Main Event with nearly $2,200,000 in live tournament earnings ahead of this run. His best result was a WSOP Circuit victory at Planet Hollywood in 2014 for $289,706.
Eames is 33 years old and from the United Kingdom, residing in London. He has a few deep runs in WSOP main events outside of this run. In the 2010 WSOP Europe Main Event in London, he placed 27th for £26,400 ($40,727). A year later, he took 20th in the 2011 WSOP Europe Main Event in Cannes for €37,000 ($49,427). Then in the 2014 WSOP Main Event in Las Vegas, Eames placed 356th for $29,400.
Jeffrey Farnes came into Day 7 of the 2022 WSOP Main Event with the chip lead. He's rode that stack all the way to the final 10, where he'll bring 35,350,000 in chips. Ahead of the 2022 WSOP Main Event, Farnes has $181,550 in live tournament earnings. He previously cashed in the WSOP Main Event in 2019.
Farnes is from Blackfoot, Idaho, and now resides in Dallas, Oregon. He lists his profession as a consultant, but that may change with the large score he's earning from this run in the 2022 WSOP Main Event. Earlier this summer, Farnes placed seventh in a $2,500 event at the MGM Grand Summer Series for $61,250. His run in the 2019 WSOP Main Event was good for 1,044th place and $15,970.
In addition to poker, Farnes enjoys golfing and fishing. He said he got his start in poker when he won an event online at PokerStars in a big field of 20,000 players. "From there, I felt like I could compete with anyone," Farnes said.
Canada's Aaron Duczak entered this event with $423,887 in live tournament earnings. He is making his 36th World Series of Poker cash, with his largest being a 14th-place finish in the $10,000 PLO Championship at the 2018 WSOP.
Duczak is 40 years old and considers himself a businessman. With Robert Welch's 11th-place elimination on Day 7 of the 2022 WSOP Main Event, Duczak became the oldest player remaining. He's married to his wife, Julie, and has a young daughter, Bella. Duczak enjoys boating and lake life in addition to poker.
Duczak's largest live tournament score ahead of this WSOP Main Event run is a first-place finish in an MSPT event in Gary, Indiana, for $77,681. He got into poker during the "Moneymaker Boom" and said that he's been wearing a new Italian-made dress shirt every day and eating Hot N Juicy Crawfish on every dinner break during this run.
A co-leader entering the final 10, Epsen Jorstad is looking to score his second WSOP gold bracelet of the 2022 World Series of Poker. He previously won the $1,000 Tag Team event alongside Patrick Leonard. Jorstad is tied with Matthew Su for the most chips entering the final 10 at 83,200,000.
Jorstad is 34 years old from Norway and now resides in London. He is a professional poker player who enjoys the gym, video games, and traveling. In the GGPoker WSOP Online series in 2021, Jorstad took sixth in the $5,000 Main Event for $603,058. He also made the final table of the GGPoker WSOP Online $400 Forty Stack event in 2020, finishing fifth for $59,796. Jorstad is making his first-ever live WSOP Main Event cash.
Jorstad said he was introduced to poker through his friends from gaming, specifically Warcraft. He got started playing home games and has worked his way up the ranks. His plans for the money include investing in cryptocurrency and stocks.
When it comes to poker, Jorstad said his strength is his mental game. He also shared what he believes to be his weaknesses, which he says are out-of-position play and multi-way pots.
Another one of the most successful players to reach the final 10, Asher Conniff boasts more than $2,800,000 in live tournament winnings ahead of this event. He won the WPT World Championship in 2015 for $973,683 and also won a WSOP Circuit ring at Bally's in 2019 for $193,147. Conniff was also victorious in a $560 event at the Borgata Spring Poker Open in 2015, winning $203,231.
Conniff is from Brooklyn, New York, and brings 24,400,000 in chips to the final 10. He's 34 years old and his birthday took place on Day 7 of the 2022 WSOP Main Event, Wednesday, July 13.
Conniff got into poker playing five-card draw with his father for nickels. He appears to be having quite the time of his life running deep in the 2022 WSOP Main Event, and said "I would do a bunch of super awesome shit and help other people" when asked about his plans for the money.
On his road to the final 10, Conniff said he's been barely sleeping but waking up in the morning to workout and hit the sauna before play. He also made sure to add that part of his routine during this run is "having as much fun as possible."
With a field of 8,663 entries, the 2022 WSOP Main Event generated a prize pool of $80,782,475. The top 1,300 places will reach the money, with first place taking home a whopping $10,000,000.
WSOP Main Event Final Table Payouts
The 2022 WSOP Main Event final table starts on Friday, July 15. The current plan is to play from 10 players down to the final four or five and then return to play down to a winner on Saturday, July 16. PokerGO.com will have the WSOP Main Event live stream available to watch.