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Fifth Bracelet for Adam Friedman as he Dominates Stud Championship

Fifth Bracelet for Adam Friedman as he Dominates Stud Championship

With only 95 entries the $10,000 Stud Championship was one of the smaller WSOP events this year with a prize pool just shy of $900,000. After three days of action and an intense battle at the final table, Adam Friedman won the event against Jean Gaspard with none other than Phil Ivey taking third place.

Friedman began the final with a substantial lead as he entered the final table with more than 40% of all the chips in play. He kept his lead throughout the day while Phil Ivey, who started the day with only 4 big blinds landed some big punches early in the day to make up some ground. After Ivey made it to the final three, he eventually lost two big pots against Adam Friedman – first against a straight on 6th street, then against trips, and was on the ropes. It was Jean Gaspard who eliminated him from the tournament with running two pair against unimproved kings.

The heads-up between Gaspard and Friedman began with a 6:1 lead for Friedman, but Gaspard managed to come back to almost even stacks. But within three hands (among them one costly two pair over two pair hand) Gaspard lost most of his chips. Eventually, he was all-in with AQ-4 against Friedman's KK-7 on 3rd street. Gaspard could not improve his ace high and Friedman won the final hand and thus the tournament.

By winning the Stud Championship Adam Friedman captured his fifth bracelet and has now won bracelets four WSOPs in a row. He has previously won the $5k Stud Hi-Lo bracelet in 2012, the $10k Dealer's Choice bracelet in 2018 and 2019 and the $1.5k Dealer's Choice bracelet in 2021.

The mixed game specialist was very happy with his win and told PokerNews: "It is a real honor to be able to win this title with the players who have won it before me. Winning the stud high means more to me than winning my fifth in total for my own personal satisfaction. This is in my top three or four events. I have played thousands upon thousands of hours of this game. I have had really bad success in this event over the last several years and to close it out in my first real shot I have had is amazing."

WSOP Event #22: $10k Stud Championship Final Table Results

PlaceWinnerCountryPrize
1Adam FriedmanUnited States$248,254
2Jean GaspardUnited States$153,433
3Phil IveyUnited States$108,233
4Yuval BronshteinIsrael$78,348
5Ben DieboldUnited States$58,239
6Marco JohnsonUnited States$44,487
7James PaluszekUnited States$34,939
8Yueqi ZhuChina$28,258

China's Tong Li wins $25k PLO High Roller

Tong Li
Tong Li

The biggest event wrapping up this weekend was the $25k PLO High Roller. With 264 entries a total prize pool of $6.2 million was distributed making this the 2nd largest WSOP PLO High Roller in history only behind the 2019 edition which attracted 278 entries.

In the past, the event was won by illustrious poker personalities like Jens Kyllonen, Stephen Chidwick or Shaun Deeb (twice). This year's winner Tong Li was certainly not on anybody's short list of people to likely win this event as this was his first WSOP cash ever. "This is a dream. I cannot be more excited. I never expected to be the champion", he told PokerNews after lifting the trophy.

Li outlasted many big names during the tournament, among them Daniel Negreanu, Ben Lamb, David Williams, Noah Schwartz and Josh Arie who finished third.

Li's final opponent was the Austrian Fabian Brandes who began the final day with the chip lead. But after a short and lopsided heads-up battle, Tong Li won with trips against a straight draw that never got there and bagged over $1.4 million.

WSOP Event #19: $25k PLO High Roller

PlaceWinnerCountryPrize
1Tong LiChina$1,467,739
2Fabian BrandesAustria$907,132
3Josh AriehUnited States$644,365
4Sam SteinUnited States$465,717
5Scott BallUnited States$342,590
6Jonathan DepaUnited States$256,582
7Emmanuel SebagUnited States$195,713
8Gregory ShudaUnited States$152,091

2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Results

EventEntriesPrize PoolWinnerCountryPrize
Event #1: $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em832$349,440Katie KoppUnited States$65,168
Event #2: $100,000 High Roller Bounty46$3,000,500David PetersUnited States$1,166,810
Event #3: $2,500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em752$1,673,000Scott SeiverUnited States$320,059
Event #4: $1,500 Dealer's Choice 6-Handed430$574,050Brad RubenUnited States$126,288
Event #5: $500 Housewarming20,080$8,433,600Henry AcainUnited States$701,215
Event #6: $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship64$1,512,000Dan SmithUnited States$509,717
Event #7: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better1,086$1,449,810Amnon FilippiUnited States$252,718
Event #8: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em251$5,929,875Chad EveslageUnited States$1,415,610
Event #9: $1,500 Seven Card Stud329$439,215Alex LivingstonCanada$103,282
Event #10: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship123$1,146,975Ben DieboldUnited States$299,488
Event #11: $600 NLH Deepstack5,715$2,916,650Raj VohraUnited States$335,886
Event #12: $50,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em85$4,069,375Jake SchindlerUnited States$1,328,068
Event #13: $1,500 Limit Hold'em522$696,870Michael MoncekUnited States$145,856
Event #14: $1,500 6-Max NLH2,392$3,193,320Leo SomaFrance$456,889
Event #15: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo Championship196$1,827,700Daniel ZackUnited States$440,757
Event #16: $3,000 No Limit Hold'em1,240$3,310,800Stefan LehnerAustria$558,616
Event #17: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball309$687,525Dominick SarleUnited States$164,243
Event #18: $1,000 NLH Freezeout2,663$2,370,070Bryan SchultzUnited States$330,057
Event #19: $25,000 PLO High Roller264$6,237,000Tong LiChina$1,467,739
Event #20: $1,500 2-7 Triple Draw350$467,250Denis NestrenkoRussia$108,250
Event #21: $1,500 Monster Stack NLH2,947$3,934,245
Event #22: $10,000 Stud Championship95$885,875Adam FriedmanUnited States$248,254

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