The 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online Event No.27: $500 NLH Super Turbo had 291 players who made 120 re-entries and formed a $184,950 prize pool. But only the top 48 players got $1,313 min-cash or more.
Patrick "Synesthesia" Eskandar beat Peter "pbgralia" Braglia in heads-up action to win $37,489 and his maiden WSOP gold bracelet. The Hendon Mob reports that the California player has almost $1.5 million in live poker event earnings. It includes the $317,161 he won after finishing 20th in the 2010 WSOP $10,000 Main Event.
The poker pro finished fifth and won $141,432 in the 2018 $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em-The Closer. Reports state that he has consistently cashed in various tournaments since 2010.
The Final Table's Results
- Patrick "Synesthesia" Eskandar from the U.S. – $37,489
- Peter "pbraglia" Braglia from the U.S. – $27,095
- Joon "jykpoker" Kim from the U.S – $19,697
- Cameron "cammy3399" Drucker from the U.S. – $14,259
- Jonathan "Art.Vandelay" Dokler from the U.S. – $10,388
- Tanner "bamatide88" Bibat from the U.S. – $7,545
- Guy "PhilLaak" Dunlap from the U.S. – $5,511
- Seth "Girthbrooks" Davies from the U.S. – $4,050
- Arkadiy "Crocofantos" Tsinis from the U.S. – $2,977
Action at the Final Table
Kip "20LSU19" Jones burst the money bubble after leaving the tournament in 49th place. The field drastically reduced to nine players after 40 minutes hence setting the final table. The action didn't slow down after Jones' elimination.
Arkadiy "Crocofantos" Tsinis was the first player to leave the final table. Seth "Girthbrooks" Davies followed him in eighth place with $4,050. He used a king-deuce of diamonds to put his chips against Braglia's pocket queens but failed to improve.
Things changed fast, and some reporters couldn't catch up with the fast-paced action. Another flurry all-in occurred after Davies' elimination. Guy "PhilLaak" Dunlap, Tanner "bamatice88" Bibat and Jonathan "Art.
Vandelay" Dokler got busted in one-minute intervals in the seventh, sixth and fifth positions, respectively.
Cameron "cammy3399" Drucker followed them in the fourth position after using pocket nines to move all-in to face Braglia's suited king-queen. A king appeared on the flop, but both the river and turn lacked nines, thus ending Drucker's run.
Joon "jykpoker" Kim got busted in third place after using ace-ten to move in to hold Braglia's superior ace-queen suited. Unfortunately, the board didn't help him as queen high appeared and earned Braglia a top pair while Kim left the table with $19,697.
An exciting heads-up match between Eskandar and Braglia kicked off. Each of them had the chip lead for some time as chips went back and forth at the table. Even so, luck was on Eskandar's side when he used ace-jack suited to move all-in against Braglia's king-four offsuit.
Eskandar landed a flush on the river that sent Braglia packing in second place with $27,095. His move earned him his first WSOP gold bracelet and $37,489. Some reporters covered the whole tournament to offer poker diehards live coverage.