Brazil’s Pedro Bromfman got here inside a couple of knockouts from successful his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet in 2019, putting sixth within the $10,000 no-limit deuce-to-seven single draw lowball occasion for the biggest reside match money of his profession on the time. Just three years later, Bromfman made it again to the ultimate desk of the identical occasion in 2022, and this time emerged victorious with the gold and the highest prize of $294,616.
“It’s unreal to me. I’m not a professional poker player. I guess my best friends are professional poker players. I play a lot of poker. It’s almost like a second job for me, but this is my favorite game. I probably played more of this game than most of the people in this field, and it’s unbelievable,” Bromfman advised WSOP reporters after popping out on prime.
“I mean, it was always a dream, but it’s so tough to win one of these. The fields are amazing. The players are so good. It’s grueling. A marathon every night.”
In addition to securing his first-ever six-figure match rating, Bromfman was additionally awarded 660 Card Player Player of the Year factors because the champion of this occasion. This was his first POY-qualified rating of 2022.
This occasion drew a discipline of 121 entries to construct a prize pool of greater than $1.1 million. The prime 19 finishers cashed, with a lot of massive names making deep runs together with latest bracelet winner Maxx Coleman (nineteenth – $16,000), three-time World Poker Tourchampion Chino Rheem (18th – $16,000), this yr’s vendor’s selection championship winner Ben Diebold (sixteenth – $17,500), and 2016 WSOP primary occasion eighth-place finisher Jerry Wong (eleventh – $25,026).
All-time bracelet chief Phil Hellmuth made a deep run, however in the end fell simply brief of the official remaining desk (ninth – $31,796). On day 2, the 16-time bracelet winner got here again from a break in play to seek out his chip stack lacking. The match employees bought to the underside of the difficulty utilizing safety digital camera footage, discovering that the chips had unintentionally been mixed into the stack of defending champion of this occasion Farzad Bonyadi, who was decided to not have been at fault for the mixup. The difficulty was in the end resolved to everybody’s satisfaction and play continued.
With the elimination of bracelet winner Andrew Kelsall in eighth place ($41,011), the official remaining desk started with Bromfman within the lead. Four-time bracelet winner Scott Seiver despatched fellow four-time champion Eli Elezra to the rail in seventh place ($41,011) when he made an 8-6 low to depart Elezra’s 10-8 one-card draw drawing useless.
Bonyadi’s try at a championship protection led to sixth place ($53,687) when his 9-8-4-2 draw was unable to outrun the pat 10-8-7-5-3 of Bromfman.
Two-time bracelet winner Yuri Dzivielevski was the following to fall. He bought the final of his brief stack in with a J-9-8-6-5, solely to seek out himself pipped by the J-9-8-6-4 of Seiver, who had fallen to the underside of the counts throughout six-handed play however was starting to spin up a stack.
Seiver moved into second place quickly after that when he doubled up by way of Cary Katz, who misinterpret his hand and performed an enormous pot with a pair of fours. PokerGO shared a replay of the wild hand on their Twitter account, examine that out beneath:
“Now that’s one way to double up.”
Cary Katz makes an premature misinterpret of his hand, pondering he had ten-perfect, whereas Scott Sevier, with a call for his match life, should resolve what number of to attract.
— PokerGO (@PokerGO) June 20, 2022
Recent bracelet winner, after which bracelet loser, Alex Livingston completed fourth on this occasion for $96,104. He bought all-in with a 10-6-3-2 draw going through the pat J-10-8 low of Seiver. Livingston ended up pairing threes to hit the rail, whereas Seiver continued to shut the hole on Bromfman. This was Livingston’s fifth POY-qualified final-table end of the yr, together with his third-place end within the Wynn Millions for $745,749 and his win within the $1,500 stud occasion earlier on the sequence for $103,282. He earned 330 POY factors for this newest rating, sufficient to maneuver him into 14th place within the 2022 POY standings, that are sponsored by Global Poker.
Katz was the following participant to seek out himself all-in and in danger. His shove earlier than the draw was known as purchase each his opponents. Katz stood pat with a J-10-8-5-3, which was already dropping to the pat 10-7-6-5-2 of Bromfman. Seiver broke a jack and made a successful 9-8-4-3-2 to scoop the pot and eradicated Katz in third place ($131,362). The rating elevated Katz’s lifetime earnings to just about $34.8 million. He additionally moved into twentieth place within the POY race, with ten remaining tables and greater than $1.1 million in year-to-date POY earnings.
With that, Bromfman took 3,790,000 into heads-up play with Seiver, who held 3,470,000. Bromfman was capable of lengthen his benefit a bit earlier than the ultimate hand of the occasion was dealt. With blinds of 20,000-40,000 and a 60,000 ante, Seiver raised to 100,000. Bromfman three-bet to 400,000 and Seiver shoved for simply shy of 2.5 million. Bromfman known as and stood pat with 9-8-5-3-2. Seiver dealer his jack low and drew one with 8-7-6-5. He would want to catch a deuce, three or 4 to double up and take the lead, however drew up a queen to complete because the runner-up ($182,086). With his win within the $2,500 no-limit maintain’em occasion earlier within the sequence and 5 final-table finishes to date this yr, Seiver climbed into nineteenth place on the POY leaderboard. Seiver now has practically $25.2 million in lifetime match earnings.
Here is a have a look at the payouts and rankings factors awarded on the remaining desk:
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Winner picture credit score: WSOP / hayley Hochstetler.
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