Quincy Borland is the new 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Event No. 68:$1,000 Million Dollar Bounty. He won a WSOP bracelet and $750,120. The tournament's Day 1 had four flights that attracted 14,112 entrants, and each bought-in $1,000.
Players who managed to proceed to Day 2 had a chance to play for different bounties and knockout cash prizes. Matt Glantz binked the $1,000,000 bounty as he cashed $20,730 after finishing 42nd. The player awarded Justin Lett $5,000 after beating him and getting the bounty shot.
Daniel De Almeida and Caio De Almeida advanced to three final tables. Caio left the event in 23rd place with $31,200 as Daniel won $96,940 after finishing eighth.
Patrick Tardif, who GGPoker sponsors, busted two opponents on Day 2 and his bounties kicked off the mystery bounty prizes. He earned $50,000 from the first one and $25,000 from the second one. Still, Tardif won $5,260 after finishing 185th.
Nathan Gamble, Paul Hizer (Event No. 51:$400 Colossus champion), and Leo Margets (2021WSOP Event No. 83:$1,500 The Closer champion) were eliminated on Day 2. Notable players such as Adam "Adam22" Grandmaison and Florian Duta played for long sessions. The latter got a mystery jackpot and won $25,000.
Natalie Hof was one of the two remaining ladies, and Felipe Ramos' better half was second on the chips standing early in Day 3. There wasn't a huge gap between her and the chip leader. Even so, she finished 13th despite finishing eighth in Event No. 61: Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship, thus leaving Nellie Park as the only remaining lady.
The nine-handed final table was set after four and a half hours after 34 players advanced to the final day. Christopher Doan exited in tenth place after his nines lost to kings.
The Bounty's Final Table Payouts
- Quincy Borland from the U.S. – $750,120
- Kevin Hong from the U.S. – $463,610
- David Timmons from the U.S. – $351,800
- Wojciech Barzantny from Austria – $268,550
- Michael Smith from Canada – $206,250
- Nellie Park from the U.S. – $159,380
- Arash Asadabadi from the U.S. – $123,910
- Daniel De Almeida from Brazil – $96,940
- Ramon Kropmanns from Brazil – $76,316
Borland's Journey to Victory
The final table was fast-paced as Ramon Kropmanns got busted in ninth place after his ace-six lost to Kevin Hong's ace-ten and failed to improve. He had increased his winnings earlier after winning a $100,000 bounty on Day 3.
Wojciech Barzantny busted De Almeida in eighth place and Arash Asadabadi in the seventh position with one hand after they shoved all in, and he held up pocket kings. Nellie Park finished sixth after shoving a small blind using queen-nine into Michael Smith and failed to improve after her opponent held up an ace-king. She went home with $159,380 and several bounties worth $5,000 or less each.
Smith finished fifth after Hong's kings beat his aces on a king-high flop, and he failed to improve. He won $286,550 and two mystery jackpots worth at least $25,000 each.
Barzantny followed him in the fourth position after using king-four to go all-in as Borland held up pocket queens from the button. The latter also went all-in with more chips, improved to a full house, and sent Barzantny packing with a $25,000 mystery jackpot prize and $286,550.
David Timmons finished third with a $100,000 mystery jackpot bounty and $351,800 after his ace-trey lost to Hong's pocket sixes when he went all-in. He didn't get straight outs or an ace from the board, thus exiting the event.
Hong had a 2:1 chip lead when heads-up play began, yet, Borland turned things around after a short while when he went all-in against his opponent's 20,000,000 wager, thus covering him. His ace-queen held up against Hong's ace-jack hence enabling him to win the bracelet.