Norwegian poker professional and popular online poker streamer Espen Jorstad triumphed in the 2022 $10,000 WSOP Main Event, besting a field of 8,663 players to take home the WSOP Gold-bracelet and of course 1st place prize of $10,000,000.
This year’s event took place at Paris Las Vegas and Bally’s, with a 10-handed final table which played down to three on Saturday morning. Jorstad, Australian Adrian Attenborough and Argentine Michael Duek were the final players competing for poker immortality and life-changing sums of money.
Jorstad had a significant chip lead as the final day began, and soon Michael Duek was out of the tournament in third place (taking home $4,000,000 /€3,967,634).
In the crucial heads-up stage, the Norwegian overcame Adrian Attenborough after an all in on a run-out of 4 ♥ 2 ♥ 2 ♣ 8 ♠ Q ♣
Attenborough dwelled on a decision that could cost him $4,000,000 for six whole minutes before making the call with with J ♣ 4 ♠ – for two-pair. Jorstad had turned a full-house with Q ♦ 2 ♠ and went to celebrate the win with his rail.
WSOP Main Event 2022 Final Table Payouts
|Place||Country||Name||Prize USD||Prize EUR)|
|1||Norway||Espen Jorstad||$ 10.000.000||€ 9.919.084|
|2||Australia||Adrian Attenborough||$ 6.000.000||€ 5.951.451|
|3||Argentina||Michael Duek||$ 4.000.000||€ 3.967.634|
|4||UK||John Eames||$ 3.000.000||€ 2.975.725|
|5||Croatia||Matija Dobric||$ 2.250.000||€ 2.231.794|
|6||USA||Jeffrey Farnes||$ 1.750.000||€ 1.735.840|
|7||Canada||Aaron Duczak||$ 1.350.000||€ 1.339.076|
|8||UK||Philippe Souki||$ 1.075.000||€ 1.066.302|
|9||USA||Matthew Su||$ 850.675||€ 843.792|
|10||USA||Asher Conniff||$ 675.000||€ 669.540|
Jorstad won his entry to poker’s biggest game via a qualifier tournament (satellite) on online poker site GGPoker.