Stephen Song wins the World Series of Poker


the World Series of Poker A $1,100 purchase event It attracted a whopping field of 5,430 entries, more than double the $2 million guarantee to create a final prize pool of $5,267,100. In the end, Stephen Song He emerged victorious from this sea of ​​players with the title and the first prize of $712,650.


“Honestly, it’s unbelievable,” Song said. card player After coming out on top. “I had a dream year and that’s just the cherry on top. Words can’t really explain how I feel. I’m just lucky. It’s clear that I ran like God, you have to hit 5,400 people. I don’t know if I will be able to repeat such a run, But it feels really good.”

This was the biggest score to date for the 27-year-old World Series of Poker He holds a bracelet from Greenwich, Connecticut, and has brought his lifetime earnings from live tournaments to over $5.1 million. His previous highest salary came when he finished second in this year’s competition WSOP $5,000 for a six-max event for $476,990.

As he noticed, this year has been a hot one for Song. He’s made 51 cash to date, with 16 finishes at the final table and winning two titles along the way. Finally, he cashed out $2,389,405 in 2022.

The earnings of this last win are 1,320 card player player of the year points. As a result of his impressive run, he is now in second place in 2022 POY Race order submitted by Global Poker.

Lara EisenbergThe final table was set after midnight on December 13, but the final six did not return to take down the winner until the televised final table on the evening of December 19. Lara Eisenberg Song is essentially tied for the lead, with the former having less than two big blinds more than the latter when cards come into the air.

The first elimination from the final table came in the 14-hour-a-day deal. George Scholukhia Zigzag in from the button for 600,000 with 10club suit

7club suit. Eisenberg raised to 2,400,000 small canopies with A.heart suitadiamond suit And Skhulukhia made the call. The flop came downclub suit7heart suit2heart suit to give the highest Eisenberg range. I bet 1,200,000 and Skhulukhiia connected with the middle pair and backdoor flush potential.

9club suit Skhulukhia in turn improved to full withdrawal. Eisenberg bet 2,400,000 and Skhulukhia made the call. 2club suit In the end, both players improved, giving Eisenberg aces full of deuces and rushing to Skhulukhiia. Push Eisenberg, covered with Skhulukhia. He made the call, only to be shown a full house. He earned $153,000 as the sixth-place finisher.

Albert Nguyen The next time it will be sent for packing. Opened by lifting the bottom of the button with an ASpade suitsclub suit. Elon Messika came with adiamond suit10club suit. The flop came downheart suitjheart suit5diamond suit Give both players the best pair. Messika bet 2,000,000 as the first to act and called Nguyen to the post.

Get the 10th floorSpade suit Makes aces for Messika. He checked it out and checked Nguyen in the back. River brought the case ace, aclub suit, giving Misia full aces while Nguyen catches flights. Messika checked and Nguyen fired 4,500,000. Messika checked everything and called Nguyen to put his tournament life on the line. Messika revealed his full house and Nguyen shook his opponents hands before heading to the rail. He was awarded $200,000 for his fifth-place appearance in the event.

Elon MessikaAn unruly hand fell during a quadruple action. Song entered through the small curtain with a QSpade suit8club suit And Messika checked his option on the big blind with Qheart suit9Spade suit. Action checked when flipping and turning. Read the final board aSpade suit4heart suit2club suit7club suit6diamond suit. Song checked and Jessica bet 2,000,000 with the height of the Nine Queen. Song performed a check-over trick with Queen’s high eight. Messika went into the tank, but it wasn’t just a situation. After a while contemplating the situation, he made a gero call with a slightly better queen rising to win the health bowl and move into the chip lead. The song slid towards the bottom of the leaderboard after the hand.

Messica used his big group to try and put pressure on young day, Running a multi-street cheat put Eum on the line for his entire collection. He found the right call with the second pair and faded Messika’s two cards for a double.

Eisenberg won a big pot from Messika with a river double besting his river pair, the best kick player. Then her deck takes a big hit when her flight kings are hit by kings full of dozens by Eum. With that, Eum doubled down and took the lead.

Messika had the champion call tables turned on him by Song, who called a high ten trick on the river with a high jack, although in a somewhat smaller bowl. Messika’s run soon ended appropriately via a champion call. Messika entered from the Little Curtain for 1,200,000 with Kdiamond suit6diamond suit And raise Eum to 4,000,000 from the big blind Aclub suit6Spade suit. The flop came downdiamond suitjclub suit4diamond suit To give Messika a nut flush tie. He checks it out and bets Eum 2,200,000 with his best pair. Called Messika and 2heart suit hit the role. Messika was called out again, this time to the tune of 6,200,000. 4heart suit Plate coupling at the end and messica examination. Eum moved it all in and after a while in the tank, Messika called all in for 12,600,000 with his king high. Eum showed winning aces and pars to send Messika home in fourth place ($265,000).

Young YumThe three-handed play saw the remaining contenders participate in a number of all-around pots, many of which involved classic pre-made races such as pocket pair versus two overs. Each time, the shorter combination won, until such a coin saw Eum’s Aheart suitsSpade suit Fail to improve against Jheart suitjclub suit from Eisenberg.

Eum earned $354,000 as the third-place finisher. It was his third podium finish in a massive championship around this price point this year. He finished second out of 2,663 entries in the $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Freeze at WSOP for $203,949 in June. Almost three weeks later he won his first bracelet by topping a field of 5,832 entries in the $1,000 Mini Main Event to earn $594,189. Eum 880 awarded POY Points for this deep run. With a total of 3,240 points and over 1.1 million dollars in POY earnings, it now sits inside the top 50’s POY Categories.

Head-to-head started with Eisenberg getting nearly 3:1, with 119,600,000 for 43,800,000 songs. Song largely closed the gap when he made four-way jacks against jacks full of Eisenberg’s fives and managed to get a big pot on the river. He quickly moved forward thanks to flipping levers against Eisenberg’s upper pair of levers.

In the final hand, Eisenberg went into a weak spot for 2,000,000 with Qdiamond suit8Spade suit And check Song with 6Spade suit4diamond suit. sSpade suit8heart suit5Spade suit Saw flop song of choice. Eisenberg bet 2,000,000 with her best pair, and Song called his straight draw. 7heart suit At the turn he completed Song’s Draw, giving him a straight height eight. Song checked again and Eisenberg bet 8,000,000. The check for the song was raised to 22,000,000. Eisenberg considered her options before transferring all for 53,600,000. Snap Song called and needed to fade Queen or Eight on the River to secure the title.

2Spade suit Complete the painting, sealing Song’s victory. Eisenberg earned $481,500 as the runner-up, the most cash to date for 2021 WSOP Ladies event champion. The radiologist from Silver Springs, Maryland, has now earned nearly $760,000 in lifetime course earnings.

Here is a look at payments and POY Points awarded at the final table:

Place player earnings POY points
1 Stephen Song $712,650 1320
2 Lara Eisenberg $481,500 1100
3 Young Yum $354,000 880
4 Elon Messika $265,000 660
5 Albert Nguyen $200,000 550
6 George Scholukhia $153,000 440

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