Dan Smith can finally get his name off the “Best Without a Bracelet” list.
Coming in 2022 World Series of Poker Smith was the highest-earning tournament player on Earth without a victory in the series. While he has collected over $38.5 million in professional grades, including more than $10 million in bracelet events, the bracelet has eluded him for more than a decade of competition in the WSOP . World Series of Poker. The 33-year-old American poker professional pulled the monkey off his back in style, as he finished off the $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em Championship event to secure his long-awaited first bracelet and $509,717 jackpot. .
“It’s always been something I’ve been thinking about, but I wouldn’t say feeling comfortable,” when asked if it was my feeling when I finally understood gold. “I’m happy with the win, but I’m not too nervous because it hasn’t happened yet.”
“I’ve had great results at the World Championships,” Smith said when asked if he felt a bit unlucky at WSOP . World Series of Poker You have not removed an event before that. “Just because I got third place mostly, if that’s how my life or career has been unlucky, that’s very lucky. I think my results were great without the letter W, but that helps.”
Smith was emotional after winning his sixth fight in a three-day period, with opponents Jake Daniels, Laszlo Bogtas, Alex Vocsin, Jonathan Jaffe, Dario Sammartino and Christoph Vogelsang.
“I’m not usually an emotional person,” he said while addressing the whole thing. “I remember before the Final Table One Drop, everyone was like, ‘How important is it for you to play for this bracelet?'” And I was, “I’m focusing on $10 million today.” Today it was really about the bracelet.”
Smith’s poker biography is one of the best in the game, winning a bracelet, a world poker tour The title, many high wins, and the 8th most poker money rankings ever. Even with all these awards, one of his most proud achievements is Double the drive A charitable initiative that has been running since 2014.
“I am very proud of what I have accomplished in poker, and I think this is an important checkbox in my legacy and as one of the players of all time. I am even more proud of what the entire poker community has come together for with Double Up Drive. We raised $25 million for noble causes. While I I love poker and am so proud of it, thousands of people who would have died are now alive because of it.”
The road to gold
This event contained 64 capping fields achieved to build a prize pool of $1,512,000. The top eight leaderboard paid off, meaning players had to win three consecutive games one-on-one to see a return on their $25,000 subscription.
The last four are set at the end of Day Two, with Shawn Winter, Jonathan Jaffe, Dylan Distefano, and others WPT Choctaw Main event winner Chance Cornuth was eliminated in the quarter-finals. They each earned $75,045 for their deep runs.
The last day saw Smith vs. 2019 WSOP . World Series of Poker Main event runner-up Dario Sammartino. The Italian slam champion took the lead early on, but the tables were turned when he lost five in his pocket to pocket eights in the all-in Prelop. Smith was then able to consolidate his lead, finally closing the match when his A-4 came from behind to defeat Sammartino’s A-6 with all the chips up front. Sammartino earned $193,537 for his semi-final bid.
2021 WSOP . World Series of Poker Kevin Rabichow, the $100,000 sign-up event runner-up, earned the same amount when he was eliminated by German pro Christoph Vogelsang.
This formed the final match between Smith and Vogelsang, who earned nearly $28 million in career earnings to his name, including $6 million in 2017. Super High Roller Bowl. Vogelsang received some criticism on social media for what some viewers of the event’s streaming coverage on PokerGO deemed overly engaging. Smith was quick to praise his final opponent after the match.
“People love to have Kristoff having a hard time, but he’s a hell of a player,” Smith said. “He’s deteriorating because he really thinks about every spot. I didn’t steal a pot easily, every pot was a fight.”
Vogelsang held the lead early, but fell behind when Smith won a crucial pot tie. The tide turned again when Smith ran a multi-street bluff with a downpair that Vogelsang turned into a flush. Vogelsang started to pull out, but Smith was back ahead when his six pocket pockets won it all against the A-5.
Not long after that, Smith entered by the button with an A.4 Vogelsang raised to 550,000 Big A10. Smith responded by moving all in. Vogelsang called out 4,130,000 in total and was the favorite to win by hand and double. 842 The flip gave Smith the lead. 7 At the turn, he was left only aware of one card from getting the title. 3 On the river, he closed the Smith pot and sent Vogelsang to the rail with $315,029 for second. As a result, he climbed to the 18th position on the all-time poker money list thanks to his solid performance in the event.
Smith got 504 card player Overall player points to win. This was the fifth POYQualifying degree for the year. With $771,417 in year-to-date earnings and 1,032 points, it is now out of the top 150 in 2022. POY sponsored race Global Poker. He also got 306 PokerGO جولة Tour point, and falls just outside the top 50 on the leaderboard.
Here is a look at the payouts and rating points awarded to the top eight:
|ending||player||profits (American dollar)||POY points||PGT points|
|a hero||Dan Smith||509.717 dollars||504||306|
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