David Peters Wins Fourth WSOP Bracelet in the $100K HR Bounty ($1,166,810)
Just three days into poker summer camp there are already two bracelet winners at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) at the festival’s new home at the Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas.
Katie Kopp not only became the first female player to win a bracelet this year but was the first bracelet winner overall after shipping the Event #1: $500 Casino Employees Event No-Limit Hold’em for $65,168.
A much bigger three-day event concluded a short while later in the WSOP Event #2: $100,000 High Roller Bounty. David Peters (lead image), who appears to be a lock at this point to eventually be inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame with more than $40 million in live poker tournament cashes and plenty more online, notched his fourth bracelet after he defeated Chance Kornuth heads-up to win the $1,166,810 top prize.
David Peters Wins $100K High Roller Bounty
A total of 46 entries shelled out six figures to get into the action in the 2022 WSOP Event #2: $100,000 High Roller Bounty to generate a $3,300,500 prize pool with another chunk of the buy-ins on each player’s head as a bounty.
The field was whittled down to just 15 hopefuls by Day 2 including poker legend Phil Ivey. Many agreed it was a good sign that Ivey was in the mix this early in the festival thinking that he will go for more WSOP hardware to add to his already impressive collection of 10 bracelets.
Although Ivey was unable to find WSOP gold this time around, he did manage to collect a min-cash of $133,127 when he busted out just short of the final day.
The final day witnessed five hopefuls chasing the coveted bracelet and the more than $1 million top prize. Kornuth kicked off the final day with the lead with Peters also having a chunk of chips. The controversial Ali Imsirovic, Dario Sammartino, and 2021 WSOP Main Event champion Koray Aldemir all had work to do as the short stacks.
The final table took place at a fast and furious pace with Kornuth first extending his lead after busting the short-stacked Aldemir in fifth place.
Imsirovic sparked another Twitter debate since some expressed their opinion on Twitter in light of recent cheating allegations that he should have been forced to sit out, didn’t last much longer after he ran his king-queen into the rockets held by Peters to hit the rail in fourth place.
Peters then took the chip lead and never looked back. Shortly after, Peters eliminated Sammartino when his jacks held against ace-eight suited and began heads-up play against Kornuth with a 3:2 chip advantage.
Kornuth then hit the rail as the runner-up on a cooler when he five-bet jammed with eights and didn’t get there against the cowboys held by Peters.
Event #2: $100K High Roller Bounty Final Table Results
|1||David Peters||United States||$1,166,810|
|2||Chance Kornuth||United States||$721,144|
|4||Ali Imsiroic||Bosnia and Herzogovina||$350,158|
|6||Matthew Steinberg||United States||$180,872|
|7||Phil Ivey||United States||$133,127|
Katie Kopp Wins $500 Casino Employees Event ($65,128)
Katie Kopp navigated through a field of 832 entries to win the 2022 WSOP Event #1: $500 Casino Employees Event No-Limit Hold’em for $65,128 after defeating Wyatt Frost in heads-up play.
Kopp comes from a family of poker and has been a long-time poker player and dealer in Cleveland, Ohio.
“The feeling is so surreal being here with my mom,” Kopp said to PokerNews. “We travel and deal together. My whole family plays poker. My grandpa taught us. My brother and sister both have rings and even my nine and 10-year-olds know how to play.”
Amazingly, Kopp came close to winning this event in 2018 when she battled all the way to the podium before bowing out in third place for $26,250.
Event #1: $500 Casino Employees Event Final Table Results
|1||Katie Kopp||United States||$65,168|
|2||Wyatt Frost||United States||$40,273|
|3||Brandon West||United States||$28,356|
|4||Shaun Colquhoun||United States||$20,275|
|5||Joe Chang||United States||$14,725|
|6||Vikram Vijay||United States||$10,865|
|7||Gonzalo Gonzalez||United States||$8,147|
|8||Arturo Jimenez||United States||$6,210|
|9||Kyle Dempsey||United States||$4,813|
*Images and hand data courtesy of the WSOP / PokerNews.