It seems like 2022 has only just begun, and we are already basically halfway through the year. The World Series of Poker started back in May and just as quickly as it began, it is over. The Main Event has finished up with a large field of 8,663 players competing, the second-largest field in the history of the event. Now that it is all said and done, the latest champion is Espen Jorstad of Norway.
The poker pro was able to defeat Adrian Attenborough of Australia to land the first-place win. For his effort, the winner took home a whopping $10,000,000 prize!
Details of the Series
Jorstad would begin the final day of play in the WSOP Main Event as the chip leader. Attenborough would start early, trying to take out the competition. The only other player at the table was Michael Duek, who would shove early in hopes of building a larger chip stack. But it was not to be.
On the 10th hand of the day, Duek was almost all-in with the top pair, and Attenborough shoved. Deuk put the rest of his stack in and would end up out of the competition due to a nut straight held by his opponent. Deuk would have to settle for $4 million in prize money.
Heads-up player would begin with both players holding relatively even chip stacks. Jorstad barely had a lead. It looked like it was going to be a marathon session, but it wouldn’t last too long. The round was almost finished in just one hand. Attenborough was playing aggressively but was unable to come up with the better hands to claim the win.
The Final Showdown
On the final hand, the flop showed 4-2-2 and Attenborough check-raised to 14 million from 4 million. Jorstad came back with a 32 million shove, and Attenborough called. The turn was an 8 of spades, and the board was checked by Attenborough.
Jorstad did not check and instead bet 62 million. Attenborough would think for a minute and then call. The queen on the river was checked by Attenborough, and Jorstad decided to shove with 131 million. It would take a few minutes, but Attenborough would be all-in with J-4 off-suit. Jorstad showed Q-2, which gave him a full house and the first-place event win.
This was Jorstad’s second gold bracelet from the 2022 tournament series and a huge win for the poker player as he took home the $10 million first place prize.