WSOP 2022: Espen Jorstad wins the final table and a prize of 10 million dollars | News, Scores, Highlights, Stats & Rumors

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The 2022 World Series of Poker Main Event is over, with Norway’s Espen Jorstad winning the $10 million grand prize from a field of 8,663.

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Your 2022 WSOP Main Event Champion is Norwegian Espen Jorstad! Jorstad eventually overtook a field of 8,663 players to win the grand prize of $10,000,000 and his second gold bracelet of the series.

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Jorstad beat Australian Adrian Attenborough with a full house of two against queens in the final hand.

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Espen Jorstad puts Adrian Attenborough in the tank once again.

This time, Attenborough can’t find the crease.

With his full house, Jorstad claims victory in the Main Event and the first $10 million-place prize.

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The 10-person final table was reduced to three on Saturday morning. Jorstad, Attenborough and Michael Duek were the last players.

Jorstad had a huge chip lead over the other two when play resumed at 3 p.m. at Paris Las Vegas and Bally’s.

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The last day of #WSOPMainEvent starts at 2 p.m. with 3 players remaining.

Espen Jorstad 298,000,000
Adrian Attenborough 149,800,000
Michael Duek 72,100,000

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Duek’s run to the final table was quickly over when he called Attenborough with excellent pocket kings. Attenborough won the hand with a straight, eliminating the Argentine player.

It’s hard to feel too bad for Duek as he took home $4 million for finishing in third place.

Head-to-head play between Jorstad and Attenborough nearly came to a screeching halt. Jorstad nearly got Attenborough to go all-in on the first hand after re-raising pre-flop and betting on the flop and turn.

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The tank heard around the world.

Espen Jorstad hits the first one-on-one after going all-in on the river and putting Adrian Attenborough in the cage with his bluff receiver.

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They held on for almost 20 minutes before Attenborough went to bed. A little later, Jorstad asked Attenborough to move all in to secure the win and the grand prize.

“She was crying and having trouble speaking,” Jorstad told reporters of his phone call to his mother after the win, via WSOP.com. “She’s my biggest fan, so it was quite emotional. It’s really good.”

According to WSOP.com, Attenborough’s $10 million prize puts him ahead of Felix Stephensen as the most successful Norwegian in history on the all-time earning list. Stephensen won $5.1 million as the final table runner-up at the 2014 World Series of Poker.

By David Schoen of Las Vegas Review-Journal, the field of 8,663 was the second largest in World Series of Poker history. Last year’s field featured 6,650 entrants.

The Main Event began on July 3.

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