Christopher Chatman has received the 2022 World Series of Poker $1,000 no-limit maintain’em ‘Flip & Go’ occasion. The Centreville, VA resident beat out a subject of 1,329 to earn his first bracelet and the highest prize of $187,770.
Chatman’s largest prior dwell event rating was for $16,267, which he earned because the Thirty sixth-place finisher in a $1,000 occasion on the collection in 2011. Now, he has six figures in earnings and a bracelet on his resume after taking down this distinctive occasion.
The ‘Flip & Go’ format was originated by GGPoker, who first introduced it to the dwell WSOP felt final yr. The event begins with an preliminary ‘flip’ by which a full desk of gamers are primarily all-in blind as quickly as all of them take their seats. The gamers are then dealt a hand of pineapple. They discard one of their three beginning playing cards after seeing a flop after which the remainder of the hand is run out to find out which single participant on the desk would make the cash and transfer on to the second part of the occasion: a fast-paced no-limit maintain’em event.
Players may enter a number of ‘Flips’ to attempt to transfer on. Four-time bracelet winner Scott Seiver made headlines for reportedly going 0-and-43 in his makes an attempt to make the cash.
This yr there have been 1,329 whole entries, with 157 successful their beginning flip to make the cash and earn at the least $2,000. The subject was narrowed to simply 27 by the top of the primary day, with Chatman within the lead. It took simply three hours to slender the sector to the ultimate desk, with bracelet winner Pete Chen sitting atop the standings.
Four-time bracelet winner Mike Matusow was the primary to fall on the remaining desk, together with his Q-J operating into the Ok-J of Chen. The board double paired to see Chen scoop the pot together with his king excessive. Matusow earned $17,010 for his third money of the collection.
Three-time bracelet Georgios Sotiropoulos received his second bracelet within the 2021 WSOP Online Flip & Go occasion, topping a subject of 6,368 entrants within the $200 buy-in to win $117,022. He got here extremely near scoring the dwell/on-line one-two punch, however fell simply quick at this remaining desk. His Ok-8 suited bumped into the Ok-Q of Chen. Sotiropoulos was unable to return from behind and was despatched dwelling in eighth place ($21,660).
Tyler Willse scored a pair of knockouts, eliminating Zach Cheatum (seventh – $27,880) and Austin Apicella (sixth – $36,290) to surge up the leaderboard. Chatman scored his first elimination of the ultimate desk due to a preflop race: his pocket nines versus Chen’s A-J. Chatman flopped a set and held from there to slender the sector to 4. Chen, who received an internet bracelet final fall, earned $47,760 because the fifth-place finisher.
2020 WSOP Online occasion winner Ian Steinman’s run ended when he known as all-in from the large blind with Ok-3 going through a shove from Chatman within the small blind. Chatman was forward with Ok-5 suited. Steinman flopped an open-ended straight draw whereas Chatman hit a pair of fives. He improved to journeys on the flip, leaving Steinman in want of a deuce or a seven on the river. A jack on the top despatched Steinman to the rail with $63,530 for his fourth-place exhibiting.
Willse was the following to go dwelling. His pocket threes have been unable to outrun the A-Ok of Chatman. The board double paired with nines and fours, counterfeiting Willse to finish his run in third place ($85,420).
Heads-up play started with the ultimate two comparatively shut on the leaderboard. Chatman quickly pulled away from his remaining opponent, Rafi Elharar, due to successful a giant pot thanks with the identical two pair and a greater kicker. In the ultimate hand Chatman shoved from the small button and Elharar known as all-in 4 round eight huge blinds with Ok6. Chatman rolled over AOk. The board ran out K952J to present Chatman high pair with a superior kicker for the win. Elharar earned $116,050 because the runner-up. This was the second-largest rating of his profession, behind the $534,574 he earned because the third-place finisher within the huge 2019 ‘BIG 50’ occasion that drew a document 28,371 entries.
Here is a take a look at the payouts and POY factors awarded on the remaining desk:
Winner photograph credit score: WSOP / Danny Maxwell.
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