Espen Jorstad becomes WSOP Main Event 2022 champion
The World Series of Poker Main Event has finally come to an end in Las Vegas. WSOP ME 2022 collected an almost record 8 663 entries this year, which made it possible to collect an impressive prize pool of $80 782 470.
Norwegian player Espen Jorstad has already secured his first gold bracelet in the same series in the team tournament. Together with Patrick Leonard, they received the coveted trophy, as well as $148 060 in prize money.
The Norwegian decided to try his hand at the Main Event. Before the final day of the WSOP Main Event, Espen was already the chip leader in the stack and the poker player managed to keep this advantage until the very end of the tournament, becoming the champion.
For winning the WSOP ME, Jorstad earned $10 000 000 in prize money, that became a record in his poker career. The first thing Espen did after his triumph was call his mom and share his success.
«She was crying and had trouble speaking. She's my biggest fan, so it was kind of emotional».
The runner-up was Australian poker player Adrian Attenborough, who managed to get an equally impressive payout of $6 000 000. As in the case of the champion, it became the largest prize in his career. The third player in this event was Michael Duek from Argentina, who received his record payout of $4 000 000.
WSOP 2022 Main Event top-10 payouts:
|1||Espen Jorstad||Norway||10 000 000$|
|2||Adrian Attenborough||Australia||6 000 000$|
|3||Michael Duek||Argentina||4 000 000$|
|4||John Eames||UK||3 000 000$|
|5||Matija Dobric||Croatia||2 500 000$|
|6||Jeffrey Farnes||USA||1 750 000$|
|7||Aaron Duczak||Canada||1 350 000$|
|8||Philippe Souki||UK||1 075 000$|
|9||Matthew Su||USA||850 670$|
|10||Asher Conniff||USA||675 000$|