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WSOP 2022: Abhinav Iyer Finishes Seventh At Event #25: $800 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack Poker
Amarylisa Gonsalves
Posted on 14 Jun, 2022
By Amarylisa Gonsalves
On 14 Jun, 2022
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By Amarylisa Gonsalves
On 14 Jun, 2022
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WSOP 2022: Abhinav Iyer Finishes Seventh At Event #25: $800 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack


The World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2022 edition at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas is underway all guns blazing. India’s first solo WSOP bracelet winner Abhinav Iyer was once again close to clinching his second bracelet. However, he narrowly missed it. The player made it to the final table (FT) of Event #25: $800 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack, with the shortest stack, and succumbed soon after the FT kicked-off. 

Iyer entered the FT as the shortest stack with just 7,500,000 chips at his disposal. He was down to just 3,900,000 chips (less than 2BB) when he decided to shove from the small blind. He was called by Rajaee Wazwaz in the big blind. Iyer flipped A 6 , while Wazwaz showed 4 5 . The flop fanned out 6 5 J , giving both players a pair, but keeping Iyer in the lead.

Someone from the rail screamed a ‘Four’ and the dealer revealed a 4 on the turn. 9 showed up on the river, and Iyer was denied his second bracelet with just a pair, against Wazwaz, who sat with two-pair. Iyer was eliminated at the seventh place and he cashed $56,388. He put up a good play by surpassing over 4,000 entries and finishing seventh at the event. Good game, Iyer!

The final table was set with the elimination of Sebastien Clot at the eighth place. Clot bubbled the FT and bagged $43,839 for his eighth-place finish. The $800 buy-in event saw a massive 4,062 entries on Day 1, out of which the top 240 players successfully made it to Day 2. The event has a final prize pool of $2,859,648, with a top prize of $3,58,346 for the winner. The top 610 places, who were paid a min-cash of $1,280, included several Indian names. 

Finally, Rajaee Wazwaz took down the event and grabbed his first-ever WSOP bracelet after nailing this event for $358,346. Wazwaz beat Robert Crow in the heads-up to claim the title. Crow settled for the runner-up spot as he took home $221,399.

”It was my third final table, but the first since a long time. Back then, I wasn’t as experienced, I didn’t play them right when I got deep. But I’ve come a long way, and my dream was to come out here and win a bracelet. I ran so pure, so pure, like my whole life of playing tournaments, this was the purest tournament I’ve ever ran in my entire life,” Wazwaz told PokerNews about his gameplay.

When asked about his opponents, he said, “They were all great players, it was a very tough match, very tough. I’m just so proud of myself for winning. My wife will be happy, and I really appreciate my rail being here. My rail was amazing.”

WSOP 2022 Event #25 Final Table Payouts:

  1. Rajaee Wazwaz – $358,346
  2. Robert Crow – $221,399
  3. Terence Reid – $166,011
  4. Sean Legendre – $125,371
  5. Dov Markowich – $95,363
  6. Maxime Duhamel – $73,064
  7. Abhinav Iyer – $56,388
  8. Sebastien Clot – $43,839
  9. Liran Betito – $34,336

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