Event #42: $100,000 High Roller NLH at the ongoing World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2022 has ended and we have a new winner in Aleksejs Ponakovs. The Latvian player pocketed a massive $1,897,363 as the top prize.
The $100,000 buy-in event saw a player field of 62 entries battling it out for the final prize pool of $5,998,500. The top players at this event cashed a min-cash of $162,623.
Ponakovs was overjoyed after the win. “I’m really pleased to finally get the bracelet. There is for sure some good stuff happening right now in my head. I will realize later [as it sinks in].” “At first I was really laughing about it, but it really helped in the end,” he said. He also added that the poker world will be seeing a lot more of him soon: “I am getting better and better in life. I am coming for more events,” he added.
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There was a boisterous rail supporting Ponakov. Day 2 began with 23 survivors who progressed from Day 1. The final table included 10 players who battled it out for the top spots. Eric Worre (10th, $162,623), Nick Petrangelo (9th, $181,068), Masashi Oya (8th, $210,485), Mikita Badziakouski (7th, $255,001), Talal Shakerchi (6th, $321,437), Micahel Moncek (5th, $420,944), Gregory Jensen (4th, $571,896), and Ben Heath (3rd, $805,024).
Finally, it was Ponakovs who denied pro player Phil Ivey his 11th bracelet, to claim his second WSOP bracelet. Ivey finished at the second spot for $1,172,659.
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