Dan “Jungleman” Cates has won the $50,000 WSOP Poker Tournament for the second year in a row, becoming one of three players to have won the prestigious event more than once. [Image: PokerGO.com]
Keats in rare company
Another week of the 2022 World Series of Poker is in the books, but with so many tournaments taking place almost around the clock, the days can mix together, so what really is a week? Regardless of one’s concept of time, let’s take a look at some of the more interesting stories at this week’s WSOP, starting with the man of the hour, Dan “Jungleman” Cates, who won the $50,000 PPC. For the second year in a row.
It’s time to save on it.”
Dressed as the late professional wrestler Randy “Macho Man” Savage, Kitts was too confident to enter the final table with a five-hand (should have been six, but eliminated two at the end of the penultimate day). He tweeted, “Okay, I’ve already won the poker players’ championship. I’ve managed to fool my opponents into thinking they have a chance!! It’s time to save on it.”
He didn’t have that much lead, so there was still a lot of work to do, and he certainly lost the lead on several occasions on Thursday. Even as he advanced 3 to 1 in singles play against Yuri Dzivielevski, he found himself in a fray, swapping the lead back and forth multiple times.
But after a double-double, Keats had a lead that proved very difficult for Dzivielevski to beat with the high blinds. Kitts earned $1,449,103 for his second PPC title in a span of several years. He joins Brian Rast and Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi as the only players to have won multiple PPC bracelets. Mizrachi won the event an astonishing three times, which is one of the reasons he reached the final round of the Poker Hall of Fame.
“So you’re telling me there’s a chance.”
The $1,500 No-Limit Super Turbo Bounty Hold’em event was a freeze spin, so when players ran out of chips, they weren’t so lucky. Entering the final day of the tournament, Dash Dudley was on the verge of running out of chips, coming in last with only three big starting salaries.
But you know how it goes. Chip and chair.
Dudley made a big run to pick himself up from feeling and charging during Thursday’s move to end up as the one with all the chips, good for his third WSOP bracelet and first prize of $301,396.
Arguably Dudley’s biggest hand was the one he took off life support, when there were still 19 players left. All for 525,000 chips after Merijn va Rooij raised to 600,000 and Shaun Colquhoun called, Dudley’s chances of getting more looked a poor 6-2 on the J-3-3 sheet. But 5 on the turn and 4 on the river gave him the unexpected runner in a row, allowing him to beat Van Royg A-5 and Colquhoun 8-8 and bring his total to 1.675 million.
I didn’t really have any chips but somehow it made that happen.”
Then, he told WSOP.com that he didn’t plan to play in the tournament, but decided at the last second to give it a shot because it would be a quick event. “You didn’t really have chips but somehow you made it happen. So blessed.”
Dudley was playing with his 10-month-old daughter, Dare, whose face adorned his shirt.
“I promised the wife I would bring [Dari] I made a bracelet and did it.”
You fall asleep, you… win?
Most of us have never participated in a WSOP main event and most of us never will. The $10,000 sign-up fee is quite steep. But thanks to the satellites, it is possible to qualify for the tournament on the cheap. This still takes effort, unless you’re Eric Goldstein.
He was sleeping the whole time
Goldstein qualified for Wednesday night’s main event via an $80 satellite at WSOP.com without doing anything. In fact, he was asleep the whole time. The key is that it was an “all-in” satellite. In a normal spin, if a player scores, but then does not appear, the blinds and ante bets are taken from their stack of chips in each hand until they have no chips left. But thanks to the extensive formatting, this wasn’t a problem.
In this satellite, each player was automatically placed into each hand until there was one winner, the only person who got to participate in the main event of the World Series of Poker 2022. Thus, as long as one of them is registered, they do not even need to log in.
“I came home after a long day at work and was watching[the poker tournament]and a friend texted me,” Goldstein said. poker news. “So I signed up in about 30 minutes to get started and had to go to work at 6am, so I passed out early and woke up to a lot of winning messages.”
Goldstein ended up winning all nines in a row, starting with pocket queens and ending with 6 ♠ -K when the four spades hit the board, giving him a flush.