Robert “Zach” Grossglauser is the latest World Series of Poker The main event champion will be determined in 2022. California resident Elk Grove defeated a field of 726 entries in the $1,700 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event in WSOP . World Series of Poker Thunder Valley Circuit His first insurance chain WSOPC A gold ring and $205,203 as a champ.
“It was a tough three days,” Grossgleuer said. “On day two I was almost 25 so I wasn’t very high on the board. I waited for the right cards and the right places, and I think the biggest key for me in this tournament was never to look at the pay jumps. I’ve never looked at the money bubble. Or I was worried about my place in terms of average chips. I just played my hand and tried to keep my focus.”
This approach seems to be paying off massively for Grossglauser, who came to the event with just over $27,000 in earnings from previous tournaments. His previous biggest score was $15,000 in cash he earned as the 880th ranked 8th in 2015 WSOP . World Series of Poker The main event.
In addition to the title and best career award, Grossglauser also received 912 card player Player of the Year indicates that he is the champion of this event. This was the first POY– Qualifying score, not only from this year, but from his life. That alone was enough to make it accessible to the top 500 in 2022 POY sponsored race Global Poker.
The event kicked off over four days, with two rides kicking off and then two more days to narrow the field for a champ. Plenty of notables were among the 109 players to earn money at the event, including seven-time winner Maxwell Young (97), three-time winner Allen Kessler (73), two-time winner Fit Fu (60), and poker vlogger Cedrric “Poker Traveler.” Trevino (48th), holder of bracelet and world poker tour Champion Tyler Patterson (24), Andreas Kneipp (11), 2022 WSOP . World Series of Poker 3rd place in the women’s event is Christina Gullins (10th).
Grossglauser may have entered day two as 26th on the chip among the 160 remaining optimists at that point, but he finished the day as the outright leader with only 14 left in contention. By the time the official final table of nine was set, Altynai Fung had passed the lead, but Grossglauser remained at the top of the leaderboard.
A pair of preheater coolers spelled the end of Brian Battistone ($9 – $19,289) and Kristen Deardorff ($8 – $24,380) at the event. Phaly Nou ran a J-4 jumpsuit in Randall Chamberlain’s pocket papers to finish seventh ($31,181). Moments later, Michael Loncar had it all with pocket sevens behind Jared Smith’s pocket nine. Loncar couldn’t come back from behind and was sent home in sixth place ($40,329).
Grossglauser scored his first knockout that day when he won his six pocket cards in the Preflop against Paul Richardson’s AQ. The ace flop gave Richardson a major lead, which he maintained through a void in the role. Six on the River gave Grossglauser’s group to secure the bowl. Richardson was sent to the rails with $52,820 for his fifth-place appearance.
The Battle of the Curtains eliminated Altynai Fung in fourth place. Chamberlain pushed off the small curtain with an A-8 fit. Fong called all in about eight large initial curtains with a K-8 occasion. Fong flopped king but had to fade a tie and an overcard for Chamberlain. Both ace and flush came, meaning Fung would have to settle $69,938 at the event.
Jared Smith got his last chips up front, as AQ led his A-6 from Grossglauser. Flipping brought a six to give Grossglauser the lead, which he held across the river. Smith earned $93,657 as the third place finisher.
With that said, Grossglauser took the more than 8:1 lead in singles play with Chamberlain. The short stack managed to make multiples with his back to the wall, but was ultimately unable to hold out in what turned out to be the last of all in the event. All chips went to the pre-deck, with Chamberlain retaining the A holder.y and Grossglauser A2. Board ran out 76237 To give Grossglauser sevens and a tie for the win. Chamberlain earned $126,828 as a runner-up, the most in his career at over $100,000.
Here is a look at the payments and POY Points awarded on the final table:
|1||Robert Grosglocer||205,203 dollars||912|
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