We’re scrutinising every hand and every momentum swing that’s taking place at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) right now. Why, you wonder?! Well, the WSOP 2022 Main Event is currently underway and at the time of us writing this, we were down to the final 15 players from the original field of 8,663 who paid the $10,000 buy-in to be a part of this very prestigious annual event.
These players represented a total of nine different countries and there are a couple of them who are hogging the limelight for multiple reasons. Take Efthymia Litsou for one, who is on the verge of creating history as she attempts to become the first female WSOP Main Event winner, in a tournament series which has been taking place for over five decades now.
Among them is also Day 6 chip leader Jeffrey Farnes from USA, and this country has the most representation on the final two tables (not surprising!). But a lot of focus on Day 7 of the WSOP 2022 Main Event was on Adrian Attenborough because he was consistently among the top stacks, and one hand in particular which impressed everyone was a hero-call against Matija Dobric. See that hand here:
The hand took place at a time when Attenborough could’ve been eliminated in 18th place, because he had to call 23.2 million chips, which was everything that he had with him at the time. But he dared to call and that led to him catapulting to the chip lead with a stack of 78.9 million, which was way above everyone else at the time. And the hand was against Dobric, who was the chip leader prior to this hand. But let’s talk a little bit more about Adrian Attenborough here…
Here’s one player who’s relatively more experienced than most of the other players on the final couple of tables. No, he’s not won a WSOP gold bracelet yet but he’s got $1.46 million (as per Hendon Mob) in live tournament cashes prior to the WSOP 2022 Main Event kicking off itself. This includes a single cash in WSOP 2022 for finishing 106th in a $1,000 freezeout event.
The Australian poker player has a lot of cashes in his home country in tournaments like the WSOP International Circuit and the Aussie Millions, but his career best cash of $361,660 came in Las Vegas itself in 2017, when he finished 3rd in the Bellagio Cup XIII. Here, he’s been going strong and we know one thig for sure now – that he’s walking away with a new career best live cash!
Hailing from Smithfield, Australia, Attenborough has been playing live tournaments for many years now and seeing that call he made against Dobric, quite a few experts believe that he’s good enough to go all the way and win the WSOP 2022 Main Event, for a shiny new bracelet, the world champion title, and the whopping $10 million pay cheque.
— Ricky Kroesen (@rickykroesen) July 14, 2022
We've got a new chip leader in the 2022 @WSOP Main Event, and his name is Adrian Attenborough.
Matija Dobric fires three streets and puts Attenborough to the ultimate test with just two tables left in the Main Event.
— PokerGO (@PokerGO) July 14, 2022
— Stringfellow Hawke (@WhereIsSinJin) July 14, 2022
Truly, the Aussie needed big balls to go through with that call. Towards the end of Day 7, he still had the lead and the minimum payout that will be given to players will now be $410,000 for 16th place. When this hand took place, there was an uproar on social media and his fellow Australian pro Kahle Burns who has $10+ million in live cashes sent some support on Twitter as well. See below:
LFG Adrian Attenborough @Knightsgeee
With a huge stack in the main and a huge ❤️
Win it all Mate!
— Kahle Burns (@ROFLshove) July 14, 2022
Image courtesy: Rachel Kay Miller / PokerNews
He’s getting a lot of support from around the world and we’re railing him as well. For more updates on Adrian Attenborough’s progress through the WSOP 2022 Main Event and overall updates from the tournament, stay tuned to GutshotMagazine.com…
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