The 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) is approaching its conclusion, and on Monday, two more WSOP bracelet winners were crowned in events that needed an extra day to finish.

The inaugural WSOP Tournament of Champions also kicked off from Bally's on the Las Vegas Strip with players competing in a $1,000,000 freeroll to claim the final title of the series.

Minh Nguyen Wins 1st WSOP Bracelet in $1,500 The Closer

Event #85: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em The Closer attracted 2,039 entrants and created a prize pool of $3,962,280. The final day would see 17 players return to Bally's to play for the $536,280 first-place prize.

Nguyen led those final players into the day, and when the final table was reached, he had improved on his chip lead. The double knockout of Madelyn Carr (4th) and Michael Liang (3rd) would put The Closer into heads-up play with Day 1A chip leader Ahmed Karrim holding a slender lead over Nguyen.

Nguyen opend up a lead over Karrim before the final hand saw Karrim shove the turn with two pair, but Nguyen had the nut straight and called to send Karrim out in second place.

WSOP 2022 Event #85: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em The Closer Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1st Minh Nguyen United States $536,280
2nd Ahmed Karrim South Africa $331,470
3rd Michael Liang United States $247,890
4th Madelyn Carr United States $186,770
5th Manuel Herrera Garcia United States $141,770
6th Daniel Tabello United States $108,420
7th Samuel Brown United States $83,540
8th Rudy Cervantes United States $64,870
9th Zachary Johnson United States $59,759

Greg Jensen Wins $10k 6-Max for $824,649

One of the toughest events at the WSOP every year, Event #86: $10,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em attracted 394 entrants and created a prize pool of $3,674,050.

As was the case in The Closer, an additional day was needed to conclude the event as the final six players returned on Monday with Moldova's Pavel Plesuv in the lead.

It was a quicker than expected day as the Jensen dominated the final table and eliminated all but one of the players. Jensen collected $824,649 and his first WSOP bracelet.

WSOP 2022 Event #86: $10,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Championship Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1st Greg Jensen United States $824,649
2nd Pavel Plesuv Moldova $509,674
3rd Lucas Foster United States $341,902
4th Ali Eslami United States $234,396
5th Bark Wisbrod Israel $164,304
6th Brock Wilson United States $117,819

Robert Cowen Leads Day 1 of WSOP Tournament of Champions

With 575 eligible players for the inaugural WSOP Tournament of Champions, a total of 463 players took their seat on Day 1 with registration open until the start of Day 2.

Just 149 players would survive into Day 2 with two-time WSOP bracelet winner Robert Cowen finishing as the chip leader with 428,000 in chips. Cowen holds a dominating lead over the field as Ali Eslami (305,000), Daniel Sepiol (285,000), Aleksejs Ponakovs (247,500), and Zachary Seymour (241,000) round out the top five chip counts. 

WSOP bracelet winners Daniel Strelitz, Shankar Pillai, Joe McKeehen, David Jackson, Dominik Sarle, Joe Cada, Ryan Laplante, Manig Loeser, Nacho Barbero, Alex Foxen, and 2022 WSOP Player of the Year Dan Zack all survived into Day 2 that begins at 11 a.m. PT in Bally's.

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