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2022 WSOP: Henry Acain Nails Event #5: $500 The Housewarming NLH; Claims His First WSOP Bracelet Poker
Amarylisa Gonsalves
Posted on 08 Jun, 2022
By Amarylisa Gonsalves
On 08 Jun, 2022
By Amarylisa Gonsalves
On 08 Jun, 2022

2022 WSOP: Henry Acain Fought 20,080 Entries To Grab His First Bracelet

Another event at the ongoing 2022 edition of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) has concluded with another player in the form of Henry Acain winning his first-ever WSOP gold bracelet in Event #5: $500 The Housewarming No-Limit Hold’em.

The event saw a gigantic player field of 20,080 entries paying a buy-in of $500 to enter this tournament, thus generating a final prize pool of $8,435,280. Acain, grabbed a lion’s share of $701,215 along with the coveted WSOP gold bracelet. The top 899 places finished in the money at this event and the min-cash stood at $1,720.

“Amazing, I feel pretty good about it. It’s like my dream come true,” Acain said during an interview with PokerNews. The cash game player who started playing poker in 2008, added, “My skills developed in 2013 and I never looked back after that. I was mainly a cash game player before.”

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Out of the total 889 entries which fought on Day 2, only the top 12 made it to Day 3; Christian Taylor was leading the pack of survivors with the highest chip stack (221,300,000 chips). The 12 players battled it out for six hours before the event finally had a winner in Acain, who dominated early on Day 3 and kept taking the lead multiple times over the course of six hours.

The top 12 included former WSOP bracelet winner Jordan Hufty. The final table (FT) was an all American one and the field was down to the top 10 players. The first player to fall out was Yavine Brewer who walked away at the tenth spot for $54,705. Next in line were players like Isidro Martinez (9th, $69,235), Erik Carvalho (8th, $88,214), both of whom walked away with five-figure prizes. WSOP bracelet winner Jordan Hufty (7th) grabbed the least six-figure prize of $1,13,145, followed by Darnell White (6th, $146,080), Jen-Yue Chiang (5th, $1,89,850), and Orez Mokedi (4th, $2,48,340). Chip leader, Taylor, busted at the third spot giving away his massive stack to Acain, who eventually won the event. Taylor cashed $326,965 for his third place finish.

In heads-up, Acain open-jammed with Ac 3s, and Jared Kingery immediately shoved all-in with Pocket Rockets in hand. The flop of A 7 8 kept Kingery in the lead as he flopped a set. However, the turn and river K and 4 gave Acain a runner-runner flush and with it came the WSOP title. Kingery finished at the runner-up spot and took home $4,33,255 in prize money.

2022 WSOP Event #5 Final Table Payouts:

  1. Henry Acain – $7,01,215
  2. Jared Kingery – $4,33,255
  3. Christian Taylor – $3,26,965
  4. Orez Mokedi – $2,48,340
  5. Jen-Yue Chiang – $1,89,850
  6. Darnell White – $1,46,080
  7. Jordan Hufty – $1,13,145
  8. Erik Carvalho – $88,214
  9. Isidro Martinez – $69,235
  10. Yavine Brewer – $54,705

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