Gregory Jensen, Hedge Fund Manager, Wins $824,649 and His First Bracelet in 2022 WSOP $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Six-Max

Gregory Jensen, a 60-year-old Connecticut player, won a bracelet and $824,649 in the World Series of Poker $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Max. He currently works as the hedge fund Bridgewater Associates' co-Chief Investment Officer.

Jensen beat 393 entrants in the event and is renowned for making tough strategic decisions during high stakes. He has played in several high-stakes poker championships and has a remarkable record.

The player advanced to the first two super high roller tournaments' final table, and he finished in sixth place in the 2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $100,000 tournament. Reports claim that he donated his $286,200 cash prize to Newtown school's shooting victims.

Jensen decided to compete again for a high roller title in this year's WSOP and won $571,896 in the $100,000 High Roller Event after finishing fourth. He made another cash in a $50,000 buy-in event before winning the latest WSOP $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Max championship.

The poker pro informed WSOP reporters after the event that he doesn't get many opportunities to play poker as he wishes. Yet, he played a lot when he was young, and he currently focuses on competing with notable players.

Jensen's latest victory has increased his poker tournament earnings to almost $1.8 million after making 11 cashes. It earned him 1,500 Card Player Player of the Year (POY) points. Still, the player won an extra 360 points in a high roller run hence increasing his total points to 1,860 and improving his position to 76th in the 2022 POY race.

The event was among competitive poker tournaments that was affected by the recent panic along the Las Vegas Strip after someone made a false alarm about an active shooter in the region. It disrupted all the ongoing WSOP tournaments on July 16 and affected talented players like Brock Wilson.

The WSOP declared that the tournament would continue as the remaining entrants would return on the next day to set a six-handed final table. Notable players who competed included Taylor Paur, Upeshka De Silva, Brian Rast, Daniel Weinman, Adrian Mateos, Jared Jaffee, David Kitai, Anthony Zinno, Romain Lewis, Alexandros Kolonias, Scott Bohlman, and Martin Zamani.

Action on the Final Table

Wilson advanced to the final table and got busted in sixth place after Jensen's K-10 defeated his A-J. He took home $117,819, this being his ninth final table to qualify this year.

Barak Wisbrod followed him after Ali Eslami's K-J suited beat his pocket nines. The latter took a huge chip lead after drawing a nut flush and flopping a pair of jacks. Wisbrod's pair of nines failed to improve, thus making him leave the table in fifth place with $164,304.

Eslami later got at risk of losing his stack after winning the flop. He used 3Spade Suit3Club Suit to move all-in on a AHeart SuitKDiamond Suit3Heart Suit flop for a bottom set. But Jensen had used an ASpade SuitADiamond Suit to flop a top set.

All his stack went in the flop, and Eslami got busted in fourth place with $234,396. By then, Lucas Foster had the shortest stack as he got into three-handed play with Pavel Plesuv and Jensen.

Foster was sent packing in third place with $341,902 after Jensen's A-3 outdrew him in blind-on-blind action. The latter ended his run by rivering the wheel. He had a 3:1 chip lead over Plesuv when a heads-up battle began.

Plesuv revealed a flush and called Jensen's turn shove, who held the bottom pair hence drawing the stacks. The latter used ASpade Suit9Spade Suit to make a button shove, as Plesuv used 7Spade Suit7Diamond Suit to call all-in.

The board turned JClub Suit9Club Suit2Heart Suit8Heart SuitJSpade Suit and gave Jensen nines and jacks, thus helping him win the event as Plesuv finished as a runner-up with $509,674.

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