Lok Chan made his first journey to Las Vegas for this yr’s World Series of Poker. The 22-year-old from Hong Kong didn’t have to attend lengthy to safe his first WSOP gold bracelet. Just 11 days after making his first money ever on the collection, Chan got here away with the gold within the 2022 WSOP $2,500 buy-in blended huge guess occasion.
“I’m not profitable that a lot in Hold’em nowadays, so I play blended video games on-line loads. It’s my first time I’ve ever performed stay,” stated Chan after popping out on high.
Chan outlasted a discipline of 281 entries to seize the title and the highest prize of $144,338. The match featured seven ‘big bet’ video games: no-limit maintain’em, pot-limit Omaha, no-limit deuce-to-seven single draw lowball, pot-limit Omaha eight-or-better, no-limit 5 card draw excessive, Big O, and pot-limit deuce-to-seven triple draw lowball. This was the fifth working of this occasion on the collection.
After three days of battling it out in these video games, Chan was awarded 684 Card Player Player of the Year factors because the final participant standing. This was his second POY-qualified rating of the yr, having completed seventh in a $700 no-limit maintain ’em occasion on the
Venetian DeepStack Championship collection for $10,505 and 105 factors. With these two scores, he now sits simply outdoors the top350 within the 2022 POY race, which is sponsored by Global Poker.
The third and last day of this occasion started with 17 gamers remaining, with huge names like Dario Sammartino (fortieth – $4,000), Mike Watson (thirty seventh – $4,000), four-time bracelet winner Josh Arieh (thirty second – $4,375), three-time bracelet winner Frank Kassala (twenty eighth – $5,000), four-time bracelet winner Benny Glaser (twenty seventh – $5,000), current bracelet winner Daniel Weinman (twenty fifth – $5,000), Brian Rast (twenty fourth – $5,000), and bracelet winner Naoya Kihara (nineteenth – $6,126) all having hit the rail throughout day 2 motion.
Drew Scott got here into day 3 with the lead, whereas Chan sat in fourth chip place. More notables have been despatched packing throughout playdown to the ultimate desk, together with Andrew Robl (seventeenth – $7,657), two-time bracelet winner Keith Lehr (thirteenth – $7,657), bracelet winner Scott Bohlman (twelfth – $7,657), bracelet winner Richard Ashby (eleventh – $9,758), bracelet winner Renan Bruschi (tenth – $9,758), and Patrick Leonard (ninth – $12,675).
Chan had labored his means into the lead by the point the official last desk of seven was set. Two-time bracelet winner Rami Boukai scored the primary knockout on the last desk, making a queen low in no-limit deuce-to-seven single draw to eradicate Aaron Kupin (seventh – $16,777).
Bracelet winner and 2011 pokerStars Caribbean Adventure predominant occasion winner Galen Hall was the following to fall. He acquired all-in preflop in PLO8 with A-Ok-10-2 with a suited king and was referred to as in two spots. Scott ultimately guess Christopher Smith out and revealed that he had slopped the wheel. Hall had made two pair and had outs to the next straight with one card coming, however failed to enhance any additional and was eradicated in sixth place ($22,617).
Chan’s first knockout on the last desk got here in pot-limit triple draw deuce-to-seven lowball. Chan was dealt a pat 9-6-5-4-2. Smith held an 8-5-4-2 heading into the final draw, however picked up an ace to complete fifth ($31,045).
Michael Trivett’s run on this occasion got here to an finish in a spherical of PLO8. Trivett acquired all-in with A-Q-Q-6 double suited going through the A-A_9-2 double suited of Scott, which made the nut low and aces as much as scoop the pot. Trivett earned $43,378 because the fourth-place finisher.
Boukai’s quest for a 3rd bracelet fell only a few spots brief this time round. He acquired the final of his stack in taking part in no-limit 5 card draw excessive. His Ok-Q-J-10 was in want of a 9 or an ace to beat the 3-3-2-2 of Scott. Boukai bricked his draw to safe $61,675 for his third-place displaying.
Even with that knockout, Scott was nonetheless effectively behind Chan when heads-up play started. The match concluded in a spherical of no-limit maintain’em. Chan raised o the button after which four-bet shoved excessive of Scott’s three-bet. Scott rapidly referred to as with OkOk. Chan rolled over A10 and the flop got here down 654. Chan added some out when the ten hit the flip. One of these extra outs got here in on the tip: the ten, which gave him journeys to lock up the pot and the title. Scott was awarded $89,206 because the runner-up finsiher.
Here is a have a look at the payouts and rankings factors awarded on the last desk:
Winner picture credit score: WSOP / Spenser Sembrat.
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