Justin Pechie won the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout at the World Series of Poker 2022 on Saturday, picking up his second WSOP gold bracelet and $364,899 in prize money. Pechie’s first WSOP bracelet came in 2011, and with this win, he passes $1 million in WSOP earnings.
“I came in and I said I’m just going to play like I know how to play. And it worked.” Pechie faced at the final table two-time WSOP bracelet winner Steve Zolotow, and three Frenchman that provided some rowdiness once Pechie went heads-up against Samuel Bifarella. He further added, “It was crazy in here. It was fun. I enjoyed it,” Pechie said about the atmosphere at the final table. “Even when they were beating me, I enjoyed it.”
He won his first bracelet in 2011, when he shipped the Event #41: $1,500 Limit Hold’em Shootout event and cashed $167,060. Pechie is a reg in WSOP events. As per PokerNews, he first started grinding in 2007 in WSOP events. A total of 1,774 players started grinding in the tournament which lead to a total prize pool of $2,368,290. At the start of Day 3, there were ten players who remained to battle it out for the WSOP bracelet and the top prize. The runner up, Frenchman Bifarella who was the chip lead on Day 2 of this event eventually pocketed $225,506.
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In the final hand of this event, Pechie was dealt 6 ♣5 ❤ while Samuel Bifarella who settled for second spot held K ♠2 ♠. The flop opened to 6 ♠5 ♣4 ♠ which led to Pechie flopping a two pair. Bifarella who had a King-high flush draw but to no avail. The turn and river opened to K ♣ and Q ♣ respectively.
WSOP 2022 Event #34 Final Table Results
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