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WSOP Online 2022: Simon Mattsson Ships ME And Breaks A Record Too Poker
Mrinal Gujare
Posted on 29 Sep, 2022
By Mrinal Gujare
On 29 Sep, 2022
By Mrinal Gujare
On 29 Sep, 2022

WSOP Online 2022: Simon Mattsson Ships ME And Breaks A Record Too

The highly anticipated World Series of Poker Online (WSOPO) 2022 Main Event (ME) came to an end with Simon Mattsson winning the coveted ME title and $2,793,574 in prize money. The Swedish player outsmarted a player field of 4,984 to ship the event. The WSOPO No-Limit Hold’em ME was a $5,000 buy-in affair which had several stalwarts from the circuit grinding hard for the top spot. But the ME was not the only memorable part of Mattsson’s win. There’s more to it than meets the eye.

Simon Mattsson – The record breaker

Doesn’t it feel wonderful to ship the WSOPO ME title and smash a record too at the same time? Of course! It must surely feel like bliss. This is how Mattsson felt after his big win. As per PocketFives, the newly crowned ME winner, now has the heftiest online cashes in the world. As per numbers reported by PocketFives, Mattsson has over $27 Million in online cashes. If you are grinding online and see the nickname ‘C. Darwin2’ just rethink that move you are planning against him! 

WSOP Online 2022 – Main Event

Coming to the WSOPO 2022 ME, this event generated an impressive prize pool worth $23,674,000. The top 500 places got paid in the ME and several top pros were seen grinding at the much-awaited tournament. Some notable players who had a good run in the ME were Linus Loeliger (287th), Joao Simao (230th), WSOP 2013 ME winner Ryan Riess (147th), WSOP 2020 ME champ Damian Salas (96th), three-time WSOP bracelet winner Justin Bonomo (64th), and Patrick Leonard (22nd).

This poker tournament series had its own moment in the limelight as 131,200 entries participated in the yearly event. The WSOPO 2022 also grabbed headlines as it disbursed more than $86.1 million in prize money across 33 bracelet events which were held on GGPoker.

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Mattsson came into the ME final table (FT) as the chip lead. Tim Rutherford was the shortest stack and was the first casualty on the FT. He left the table at the 9th spot for  $279,357. The heads-up clash was set between Mattsson and Kannapong Thanarattrakul from Thailand. The Swedish player turned his 3:2 chip lead into a 3:1 lead by the time the final hand of the FT was dealt.    

WSOPO 2022 ME – Final Hand

Mattsson was seen limping for 3,000,000 from the button position with 6 5 . From the big blind, Thanarattrakul raised to 9,000,000 with his hole cards Jc Tc. Mattsson made the call to see the flop of Ts 7 4 . The Thai player bet 6,171,000 keeping in mind his T-pair. Thanarattrakul’s rival as expected made the call given his open-ended straight draw. 

The turn of 3 gave Mattsson a seven-high straight. Thanarattrakul threw in 12,600,000 chips into the pot only to see Mattsson match his bet. 7 came on the river which made Mr. two pairs shove his tournament life into the pot. But the stars weren’t aligned for the runner-up as Mattsson quickly made the call only to leave his heads-up opponent in utter dismay. Thanarattrakul took home a pay cheque of $2,094,884 for his second place finish.

Final Table Payouts – WSOPO 2022 ME





Simon Mattsson



Kannapong Thanarattrakul



Feng Zhao



Samuel Vousden



Istvan Briski



Yanfei Chi



Jordan Spurlin



Oliver Sprason



Tim Rutherford


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