year 2022 Five Diamonds World Classic Poker It started in Bellagio the first weekend of October. The festival is centered around a $5 million marquee guaranteed $10,400 world poker tour The main event, but there is also a variety of high-quality events on offer. Four high stakes poker tournaments have already ended, and each one of them has been won by a very accomplished pro.
The first high lap in the table was a $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em Tournament that ran on Saturday, October 8.
In the end, twice World Series of Poker Winner bracelet and for a long time card player Columnist Steve Zolotto took the title, defeating bracelet winner Mikita Badziakowski for the title and first prize of $135,000. This was the fourth biggest hit in Zolotow’s career. He has increased his earnings from tournaments throughout his life to over $3.4 million.
Badziakouski took home a $90,000 runner-up prize, increasing his total lifespan to $40.6 million. This was his tenth PokerGO . Tour cash for the year, with two earnings and more than $4.2 million in eligible earnings. 54 PGT The points he earned for that performance were enough to see him climb to ninth on the overall leaderboard.
|2||Mikita Badziakowski||90 thousand dollars|
The second high roller in the table did not turn on, but the third worked. A total of 15 entries were made in the $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em event, creating a $150,000 prize pool.
This money was eventually distributed by the top three contestants, with the largest share going to the three-time bracelet winner and WPT Champion Nick Shulman. Schulman made an alert deal with the latter poker masters The purple jacket winner Shaun Winter who saw him take the title and $68,256. Shulman now sits on what is shy of $15 million in lifetime exchange funds. He’s made money in nine events since the beginning of September, with that cash alone accounting for $585,000 of his total career.
Winter earned $57,744 as the runner-up, bringing his lifetime earnings to more than $23 million. This was his eighteenth PGT cash for the year, with more than $3.5 million in earnings accrued across these degrees. Winter is now sixth in this points race as a result.
Winner of the bracelet three times and three times Super High Roller Bowl Champion Justin Bonomo took third place for $24,000. Bonomo hadn’t yet finished adding to his resumption of championship in the series, though.
Next on the agenda was an eight-game event worth $10,000. Twelve mixed-game fans entered the five-figure entry to create a $120,000 prize pool. As with the previous event, the top three winners earned money. Five-times holder of the bracelet, Eli Elizra, took the largest stake. Poker Hall of Fame member earned $57,000 after striking a head-to-head deal with fellow Hall of Famer and PokerGO president Mori Eskandani, who raised $53,000 before the latter two decided to play for the trophy.
Eskandani got all in the Preflop in Omaha pot-limit with A.664 faceK52 Eliza. Scandinavian group bottomed out on Q86 flop. 2 Kept him in the lead, but 10 On the river he gave Eliza a high flow of ace and bowl. A Scandinavian was left suffocated by the fumes before the next game: the triplex tied seven to seven. In the last hand, he got it all before equalizing and made 9-8-7-5-4, but that didn’t go well against Eliza’s 7-6-4-3-2.
Five-time bracelet winner Brian Rust was the third-place finisher, earning $10,000 to top $23.1 million in lifetime cash.
The game is back in No-Limit Hold’em for the next high ball in the table, with 16 entries priced at $10,000 to build a $160,000 prize pool. The top three runners made money, with a classic Pre-Flop race that blew the money bubble. Two-time Jim Collopy bracelet winner AK wasn’t able to get past Yasuhiro Waki’s pocket nines.
Despite winning this flop, Waki was the next to hit the rails. He lost a large portion of his collection with a wheel versus a flush to Justin Bonomo. Then he got the last of his set of pocket plugs ahead of Bonomo’s K-8, but eighty came out of the riverside deck to give Bonomo cruises. Waki earned $25,600 as the third-place finisher.
With that said, Bonomo took a healthy lead in the head-to-head game with the bracelet winner and 2019 card player Stephen Chidwick, Player of the Year award. The two high-stakes superstars chose to make a deal rather than play, though Bonomo took the title and $75,792 while Chidwick took home $58,608 as the runner-up.
Bonomo added to his all time top poker money lead, increasing his career winnings to $60,562,613. Chidwick remains in fourth place on the leaderboard with $44,647,605 in job exchanges.
|3||Yasuhiro Waki||25,600 dollars|
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