It took just one day for the 1,288-strong peloton to compete in the $1,000 super turbo event at World Series of Poker play down a champion.
3 p.m., actually. That’s an average of almost 86 kills per hour, or one kill every 36 seconds or so, not even amounting to more than three hours in various breaks. Players started with 20,000 chips and the blinds increased every 20 minutes.
Once the dust settled, it was Canadian Jaspal Brar who walked away with the title, the top prize of $190,731 and his first career bracelet.
“It feels good, really good,” Brar said. WSOP journalists. “To be honest with you, the bracelet is big. Everyone wants it. Money comes and goes, but I always wanted a bracelet. I come every year to play.
Brar, who goes by the name Paul, had brushed gold once before, taking third place in a $1,500 pot-limit hold’em event in 2013 for a previous career high of $68,332. The WPT Deep Stacks the winner now has $940,000 in lifetime earnings.
Brar beat rising tournament star Jesse Lonis one-on-one. Lonis has been a consistent force on the circuit since events restarted after the pandemic, but had to settle for $117,872 as a consolation prize for taking second place.
Perhaps the most impressive performance of the day came from Bulgarian Boris Kolev, who took fourth place for $62,090. Incredibly, he played nearly the entire tournament while also on his laptop in the $500 online event. Kolev made it to the final table both, taking fifth place for another $29,738 in the WSOPtournament .com.
Kolev now has nearly $2.7 million in live earnings. His biggest tally is the $511,184 he earned in last year’s series, landing his first bracelet in the $5,000 no-limit eight-max event.
WSOP Circuit champion Huy Nguyen also reached the final table, settling for eighth place, while WSOP National Champion Jonathan Hilton took ninth place. Other notables who made deep runs include Kurt Jewell (10th), Aditya Prasetyo (13th), Mukul Pahuja (15th), Jason Wheeler (19th), Jimmy Guerrero (20th), Nikhil Gera (27th), Jesse Sylvia (28th) and Ray Henson (32nd).
The event represented the 88th and final open live tournament in 2022 WSOP schedule, although some events still ended after this one played against a winner. The 53rd annual series officially ends with the Tournament of Champions running from Monday to Wednesday.
Final Table Results
Winner photo credit: WSOP
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