Stefan Lehner shipped Event #16: $3,000 No-Limit Hold ’em in the World Series Of Poker (WSOP) 2022 at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas. The Austrian won his maiden WSOP bracelet by defeating a strong field of 1,240 players, and cashed ₹558,616.
The final table had former bracelet winners Joey Weissman, David Suriano, David Miscikowski, and Toby Boas whom Lehner beat in the heads-up clash. The runner-up rose to heads up after being in a short-stack situation at the start of the day. The runner-up took a pay cheque of ₹345,244 (career-best cash). Suriano scored $44,785 for his 9th place finish.
The game resumed at Level 31 with blinds at 100,000/200,000, and a big blind ante of 200,000. The level duration remained at 60 minutes each. Take a look at the final table results:
Toby Boas had while Lehner had . The flop showed . The turn and river opened to respectively. With two pairs in hand for both players, Lehner won with a T kicker. After clinching his first bracelet, Lehner told PokerNews, “I don’t have the words for it I think. At the beginning, I was second in chips but then I was short-stacked all the time. So I played very well, and I’m happy that I have this [bracelet] now.”
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He further added, “When you know that almost every time you need to do in this spot, then it’s not so tough to play. I do a lot of theory, so it’s just about staying calm.” (sic) This victory comes for Lehner just three days after landing in Las Vegas for WSOP 2022. His previous best was when he busted in the fourth position during the WSOP 2021 Online Fifty Stack for $105,507. Talking about the latest edition of WSOP, Lehner said, “It’s totally different. Playing against real people is great, playing against people from different nations. You get to have reads on the players – and that’s real poker.”
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