2022 WSOP Days #42-51: The Main Event ends, shooter rumor causes a stampede

Jon Pill
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Posted on: July 18, 2022 8:56 pm EDT

Monday, 18th June. 2022 WSOP Day #42-51.

The Main Event has dominated the last ten days with its vast field of 8,663 players, the second largest WSOP Main Event ever.

Espen Jorstad was the talented and lucky player who took down the title, the bracelet, and the $10 million first prize. We all watched as the field narrowed, breaking the money bubble on Day 3.

By the time play reached the final three, Espen Jorstad seemed to have the game in the bag. Sure enough, he went on to take the Main Event down.

We are almost done with the series. The last of the bracelets have found their way to players’ wrists. All that’s left is the Tournament of Champions, the stacking of chairs, and the drawing down of blinds.

New bracelet winners

FT DateEvent NamePlayer NamePayout
Sun, July 10[Online] $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Bracelet ChampionshipYevgeniy “Kazak132” Minakrin$238,315
Sun, July 10[Online] $7,777 Lucky 7’s No-Limit Hold’em High RollerHarry “timexCNT” Lodge$396,366
Sun, July 10Event #72: $1,500 Mixed Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or BetterBradley Anderson$195,565
Mon, July 11Event #73: $1,500 RazzDaniel Strelitz$115,723
Mon, July 11[Online] $3,200 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller 8-MaxJulien Perouse$324,767
Tue, July 12Event #74: $1,500 Bounty Pot-Limit OmahaPei Li$190,219
Tue, July 12Event #76: $1,979 Poker Hall of Fame BountyJinho Hong$276,067
Thu, July 14Event #71: $1,111 One More for One DropMike Allis$535,610
Thu, July 14Event #77: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold’em/Pot Limit OmahaSandeep Pulusani$277,949
Thu, July 14Event #78: $2,500 No-Limit Hold’emSebastien Aube$499,636
Fri, July 15Event #75: $777 Lucky 7’sGregory Teboul$777,777
Fri, July 15Event #79: $10,000 Razz ChampionshipJulien Martini$328,906
Fri, July 15Event #80: $600 Mixed No-Limit Hold’em/Pot Limit Omaha DeepstackRomans Voitovs$158,609
Sat, July 16[Online] $500 No-Limit Hold’em Summer Saver“BabyLegs”$125,330
Sat, July 16[Online] $5,300 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller Freezeout EncoreGianluca “inmyhouse” Speranza$324,625
Sat, July 16[Online] $777 Lucky 7’s No-Limit Hold’em Second ChanceFred “staeks” Li$159,060
Sat, July 16Event #81: $5,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’emMo Arani$665,459
Sat, July 16Event #82: $800 No-Limit Hold’em DeepstackRichard Alsup$272,065
Sun, July 17Event #70: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event World ChampionshipEspen Jorstad$10,000,000
Sun, July 17Event #83: $50,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’emJoao Vieira$1,384,415
Sun, July 17Event #84: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.Lawrence Brandt$205,139
Sun, July 17Event #88: $1,000 Super Turbo No-Limit Hold’emJaspal Brar$190,731
Mon, July 18Event #85: $1,500 The CloserMinh Nguyen$536,280
Mon, July 18Event #86: $10,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em ChampionshipGregory Jensen$824,649
Mon, July 18Event #87: $5,000 8-Handed No-Limit Hold’emMichael Wang$541,604

Previous WSOP round-ups:

2022 WSOP Day #1: the $100k high roller and staff events kick series off

2022 WSOP Days #2-6: First bracelets awarded, color-up error delays event

2022 WSOP Day #7-9: COVID hits the World Series of Poker

2022 WSOP Day #10: cheating accusations overshadow Jake Schindler’s first bracelet win

2022 WSOP Day #11-17: series in full swing, Hellmuth’s return, Friedman’s fifth

2022 WSOP Days #18-22: Hellmuth’s chips go missing, Ivey just misses 11th bracelet

2022 WSOP Days #23-26: High rollers clash in $250k event, Ivey final tables again

2022 WSOP Day #27-33: a storied Ladies Event and the first bracelet for Foxen

2022 WSOP Days #34-41: Main Event is second biggest ever

Detailed coverage

Haley Hintze, our reporter on the ground filed a series of smaller stories as well as her sixth and seventh photo galleries.

Hintze also filed a piece on the emotional journey of Michael “Mickey” Duek, the third-place finish in the Main Event.

The WSOP was also the scene for some more dramatic happenings including being hit by stampedes after rumors of an active shooter spread through the strip. And the WSOP had some questions to answer when a Jack Sparrow impersonator was 86’d from Bally’s for bizarre reasons.

Featured image source: Haley Hintze