Norwegian Espen Jorstad 2022 WSOP Main Event World Champion! 18 Jul

After nine days of play, Espen Jorstad is crowned world poker champion! At the last day of the WSOP Main Event, he faced Australian Adrian Attenborough and Argentinian Michael Duek, who were no match for the Norwegian who lifted the gold bracelet and pocketed $10,000,000 for the win.

Finishing in second place for $6,000,000 was Attenborough, who couldn’t put his hand down (again) and called Jorstad’s all-in after 8-minute tank.

The first one to go in the last day of play was Duek. The top pair on the turn may seemed good for him at the time, but on the other hand it completed straight for the Australian. Despite losing position he threw in the remaining chip worth 5 million and accepted the bad news. At least he can take comfort in winning $4,000,000 money prize for 3rd.

With 8,663 entries this year’s Main Event was the second biggest in the WSOP history, trailing only the legendary 2006 event, won by Jaime Gold with a record breaking $12,000,000. Despite all the regulations around the world, COVID restriction and more, poker is still going strong. Move from RIO to the Vegas Strip to Bally’s & Paris Las Vegas also did good for the numbers.

On top of that, qualifying to WSOP series is more accessible than it has been in a long time. Among others, new world Champion Espen Jorstad also satellited into Main Event on GGPoker. Interestingly, his opponent in the Heads-Up wore Natural8 branding.

WSOP 2022 Main Event Results

Place Player Country Prize
1 Espen Jorstad Norway $10,000,000
2 Adrian Attenborough Australia $6,000,000
3 Michael Duek Argentina $4,000,000
4 John Eames United Kingdom $3,000,000
5 Matija Dobric Croatia $2,250,000
6 Jeffrey Farnes United States $1,750,000
7 Aaron Duczak Canada $1,350,000
8 Philippe Souki United Kingdom $1,075,000
9 Matthew Su United States $850,675
10 Asher Conniff United States $675,000