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.
The biggest event of the global poker calendar, 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 $4,000,000 for six whole minutes before making the call with with J ♣ 4 ♠ – for two-pair. Jorstad had turned a full-house with Q ♦ 2 ♠ and went to celebrate the win with his rail.
No doubt the champion will be back to defend his title at the 2023 WSOP.
WSOP Main Event 2022 Final Table Payouts
|Place||Country||Name||Prize USD||Prize EUR)|
|1||Norway||Espen Jorstad||$ 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 – so he could play in the tournament for a fraction of the entry price.