Players in the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) didn't rest last weekend as Saturday was the 12th day of the series. Two players won titles, and four other tournaments awarded winners jewelry.
Stefan Lehner from Austria won the first WSOP bracelet after leading in Event No.16:$3,000 No-Limit Hold'em. The final table consisted of skilled players, but Lehner beat them. He won a bracelet and a $558,616 prize.
Denis Nestrerenko won another bracelet on Day 12 in Event No. 21:$1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw. It was his second time competing in a WSOP tournament, and he has won gold in the past.
Josh Arueh and Adam Friedman are among the other poker pros who won various events. Friedman won the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship, while Arieh won the $25,000 Pot-Limit High Roller.
Arieh Eyes for Another Bracelet in the PLO High Rollers
Event No. 19:$25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller had 64 entrants. But only five were left to compete for the 41,467,729 first-place prize and bracelet. Twenty-eight entrants advanced to Day 3, but the number was reduced to five after more than ten hours of intense play.
Fabian Brandes had the most chips after the dust settled. He got 13,175,000 chips and had an 11 big blinds gap while advancing to the final day.
Josh Arieh had 8,900,000 chips as he returned hence having the second-biggest stack. This gave him a great opportunity to win his fifth WSOP bracelet. A chasing pack surrounded him as he sat in sea four.
Even so, his stack had a slight difference from that of Scott Ball, Sam Stein, and Tong Li. Action resumed at 4:00 p.m. on June 12, and PokerNews aired the event.
The Final Day's Seat Assignments
- Fabian Brandes from Austria got 13,175,000 chips, equal to 66 big blinds
- Scott Ball from the U.S. got 5,300,000 chips equal to 27 big blinds
- Tong Li from China got 6,350,000 chips equal to 32 big blinds
- Josh Arieh from the U.S. had 8,900,000 chips equal to 45 big blinds
- Sam Stein from the U.S. got 5,875,000 chips equal to 29 big blinds
Lichter Excels at Monster Stack No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1a of Event No.21:$1,500 Monster Stack had 2,947 players on June 10. About 3,561 entrants bought into Day 1b hence marking the end of the huge event.
Linus Lichter tames the Stack having 788,000 chips. These were almost 150,000 more than those that Justin Lee had.
Over 1,100 players got more chips as evening approached. Boris Kolev, a WSOP bracelet winner, got 504,000 chips and was among the top ten players in Day 1b chip counts. Arash Ghaneian, Anthony Spinella, Andrian Mateos, Yuri Dzivielevski, Joao Simao, Ben Dobson and Scott Davies.
Friedman Wins the $10K Stud Title
Adam Friedman is a mixed game expert and is looking forward to getting his fifth WSOP bracelet in Event No.22:$10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship. He narrowly missed winning the $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship event.
The player was the event's odds-on favorite but faced stiff competition from talented opponents like Phil Ivey and James Paluszek. Ivey had the fewest chips,174,000, that were equal to four big blinds. The returning players were guaranteed to win at least $28,258.