A packed day of action at Paris and Bally’s casinos in Las Vegas saw three new bracelet winners and five events in total take place in Sin City. With Lawrence Brandt winning his second WSOP of the series, there was also drama in both the $5,000 and $10,000 buy-in no limit hold’em events that proved once again how popular the WSOP has been in Vegas this summer. 

Brilliant Brandt Wins Second Bracelet in H.O.R.S.E. Event 

Lawrence Brandt claimed a memorable come-from-behind victory in Event #84 as he triumphed in the delayed finale of the 84th WSOP 2022 bracelet event. Having already won Event #58, the $1,500 PLO Hi-Lo 8 or Better event earlier this summer, Brandt became only the third player to win two bracelets this summer after Dan Zack and Espen Jørstad both won two pieces of WSOP gold in Las Vegas. 

Brandt’s latest triumph came with just three players returning to the event on the final day. Brandt was third in chips upon the recommencement of the tournament but overcame Roberto Marin in a massive stud hand before taking out Gluszko in third place. With the chip lead, Brandt managed to get the better of Marin in the final hand as quad nines were more than enough to conclude the event in the American’s favor.

WSOP 2022 Event #84 $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. Final Table Results:

1st    Lawrence Brandt    U.S.A.    $205,139
2nd    Roberto Marin    U.S.A.    $126,895
3rd    Tomasz Gluszko    Poland    $87,687
4th    Richard Tatalovich    U.S.A.    $61,789
5th    Kevin Gerhart    U.S.A.    $44,415
6th    Kristan Lord    U.S.A.    $32,583
7th    Perry Friedman    U.S.A.    $24,403
8th    Yarron Bendor    U.S.A.    $18,669

Wang Wins Second Gold After Amazing Heads-Up Comeback 

Michael Wang triumphed over Farid Jattin in an incredible heads-up comeback in Event #87, the $5,000-entry NLHE 8-Max event. With players such as Erik Seidel and Yuval Bronshtein making the final table of eight, there was a high-profile elimination just before the final table began as America’s Cardroom pro Vanessa Kade cashed in 10th place but just missed out on her first WSOP final table. 

Once the final table began, the bust-outs came quickly, with two big stacks in Kartik Ved and Farid Jattin dominating play. Will Nguyen couldn’t cling on to bust in eighth before Fred Golberg (7th for $70,734) and Billy O’Neil (6th for $83,740) paved the way for the final five to battle for the bracelet. 

The exit of Yuval Bronshtein in fifth place made things easier for the remaining players, as did the eliminations of former chip leader Ved (4th for $172,103) and nine-time bracelet winner Erik Seidel ($238,321), who said afterwards that the result had “saved the summer”. 

Heads-up, Jattin had an amazing lead and looked sure to win his first-ever bracelet event, but Michael Wang is a tricky opponent and despite starting the final duel 4:1 behind in chips, doubled-up before calling a bluff from Jattin to take the lead. In the final hand, Wang’s 6-3 mopped up the scraps of Jattin’s chip stack as the Colombian’s queen-four couldn’t hold. A four came on the flop, but with it arrived two threes and they were enough to give Wang the lead, another three on the river confirming his victory with quads.  

WSOP 2022 Event #87 $5,000 8-Max NLHE Final Table Results:

1st    Michael Wang    U.S.A.    $541,604
2nd    Farid Jattin    Colombia    $334,747
3rd    Erik Seidel    U.S.A.    $238,321
4th    Kartik Ved    India    $172,103
5th    Yuval Bronshtein    Israel    $126,089
6th    Billy O'Neil    U.S.A.    $83,740
7th    Fred Goldberg    U.S.A.    $70,734
8th    Will Nguyen    U.S.A.    $54,185

Super Turbo Gold Won by Jaspal Brar for $190k

Jaspal Brar saw off all challengers as he won the last event by number of the 2022 World Series of Poker, the $1,000-entry Super Turbo NHLE event. Taking down the tournament for his first-ever gold bracelet, the Canadian player Brar bagged a top prize of $190,731 at the expense of Jesse Lonis, who came second for $117,872. 

Elsewhere in the top 50, there were cashes for players such as Jason Wheeler (19th for $6,426), Jesse Sylvia (28th for $5,333) and Phil Hui (41st for $4,487) as the great and good turned out in numbers to give the event a field of 1,288 entries and a prize pool of over $1.1 million. 

WSOP 2022 Event #88 $1,000 Super Turbo NLHE Final Table Results:

1st    Jaspal Brar    Canada    $190,731
2nd    Jesse Lonis    U.S.A.    $117,872
3rd    Jesse Capps    U.S.A.    $85,040
4th    Boris Kolev    Bulgaria    $62,090
5th    Christopher Garman    U.S.A.    $45,885
6th    Ronald Sullivan    U.S.A.    $34,327
7th    Vinicius Escossi    Brazil    $26,000
8th    Huy Nguyen    U.S.A.    $19,942
9th    Jonathan Hilton    U.S.A.    $15,491

Nguyen Leads The Closer with Michael Liang Close

Minh Nguyen piled up the biggest stack on a day of alignment in The Closer, Event #85 on the schedule which costs $1,500 to play. With just 17 players remaining from 235 players who eventually started Day 2 after a hastily rearranged end of Day 1b, double bracelet winner Chris Moorman would end the day still in with a chance of more gold on 5,475,000 chips. 

Of the 17 survivors on a day that said goodbye to players such as Jennifer Shahade, David ‘ODB’ Baker, Adrian Moreno and Event #1 winner Katie Kopp, Nguyen bagged up 20.2 million chips to lead from Michael Liang (19.2 million) and Rudy Cervantes (16.4m).

With Daniel Tabello (14.4m) and Zach Johnson (12m) rounding out the top five, Moorman will have some battle on to claim his third bracelet, but after already finishing second in a bracelet event this month, hopes to go one better on tomorrow’s final day of the event and WSOP in general (other than the off-schedule Tournament of Champions). 

WSOP 2022 Event #85 $1,500 The Closer Top 10 Chipcounts:

1st    Minh Nguyen    U.S.A.    20,275,000
2nd    Michael Liang    U.S.A.    19,200,000
3rd    Rudy Cervantes    U.S.A.    16,475,000
4th    Daniel Tabello    U.S.A.    14,450,000
5th    Zach Johnson    U.S.A.    12,050,000
6th    Madelyn Carr    U.S.A.    9,075,000
7th    Tjan Tetteh    U.S.A.    8,975,000
8th    Ahmed Karrim    South Africa    7,700,000
9th    Sean Ragozzini    Australia    6,875,000
10th    Vincent Lam    Canada    6,000,000

Plesuv Leads Final Six in Six-Max NLHE Event 

Moldovan player Pavel Plesuv leads the final half-dozen players in Event #86 of the 2022 WSOP, the $10,000 6-Max NLHE event. With just six players remaining, Plesuv piled up a top score of 6.89 million chips, a mite more than and Greg Jensen’s 4.7 million in second place. With Ali Eslami (3.7 million) and Barak Wisbrod (3.2 million) both close to the top two, the other pair of players Lucas Foster (2.38m) and Brock Wilson (2.08m) will have to battle for the bracelet from short stack positions. 

On the penultimate day of the event, several big names busted as the field was reduced from a day-starting 45 to the final table. Romain Lewis (12th for $39,529), Anthony Zinno (14th) and Davidi Kitai (15th) for the same amounts and Adrian Mateos (24th for $26,638) all came close but on a day where making the final day was all that mattered, it is the formidable Plesuv who has the lead and the chance to win the first bracelet of his otherwise stellar career. 

WSOP 2022 Event #86 $10,000 6-Max NLHE Final Table Chipcounts:

1st    Pavel Plesuv    Moldova    6,890,000
2nd    Gregory Jensen    U.S.A.    4,740,000
3rd    Ali Eslami    U.S.A.    3,785,000
4th    Barak Wisbrod    Israel    3,205,000
5th    Lucas Foster    U.S.A.    2,380,000
6th    Brock Wilson    U.S.A.    2,080,000

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