Espen Jorstad Wins 2022 $10,000 WSOP Main Event Beating 8,662 Players & Winning $10,000,000

Espen Jorstad Wins 2022 $10,000 WSOP Main Event

by Jenny Tang - Sunday, July 17th, 2022 3:20

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

2022 WSOP Main Event: 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.

Jenny Tang

iGaming journalist living in NYC with her two dogs, "button" and one-eyed "big-blind".

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