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2022 WSOP Event #70: $10,000 NLHE Main Event won by Espen Jorstad for $10 Million

Tags: 2022 WSOP, Adrian Attenborough, Espen Jorstad, Norway, WSOP Main Event.
Posted on 22 July 2022 by "T".

Espen Jorstad has won the 2022 WSOP Main Event, earning the second gold bracelet in his poker career and taking home a juicy $10 million top prize.

Let's take a look at what happened during July 16 Saturday in Event #70: $10,000 NLHE Main Event - World Championship of the 2022 WSOP at the Bally's and Paris, Las Vegas.

2022 WSOP Event #70: $10,000 Main Event NLHE World Championship

  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Date: July 3 to 16, 2022
  • Entries: 8,663
  • Prize pool: $80,782,475


Espen Jorstad outlasted a player field of 8,663, the second-largest in WSOP history. He scooped up the prize money worth $10 million along with his second gold bracelet.

He actually just earned his first WSOP gold bracelet after winning the $1,000 Tag Team event earlier this summer alongside teammate Patrick Leonard!

Day 9, the final day of the Main Event was won by Espen Jorstad, a 34-year-old native of Norway but currently residing in London, England. He is mostly known for playing online cash games and occasionally splurges into tournaments, with over 20 WSOP online poker cashes in his name. Now he's got the biggest cash win in this year's WSOP series, something he admits he hasn't fully grasped yet.

Jorstad said, "At the moment, it seems ridiculous. I was very focused on this match. I just came to play poker today. I didn't think much. I tried not to think too much about what's at stake here, what we're playing for, etc. I was just trying to play the best poker game."

Final Table Action
Jorstad was in the lead when play resumed on the final day. The opening exchanges saw Attenborough come out firing in an attempt to close the gap, while two early shoves from Duek showed that he wasn't ready to settle for third place.

Duek's Main Event run came to an end just ten days into the final day. He bet most of his stack with top pair, only for Attenborough to shove. Duek relucantly put the rest of his chips in, but had run into the nut straight of his opponent to finish in third for $4,000,000.

The final hand saw Espen Jorstad and Adrian Attenborough battling it out for first place, and after more than 10 hours of back-and-forth struggle, Jorstad won!

Jorstad has now become the first Norwegian to win the WSOP Main Event, one step better than fellow countryman Felix Stephensen who finished as runner-up in 2014, surpassing Stephensen at the top of the Norwegian all-time money list in the process.

Event #70: $10,000 NLHE Main Event Final Table Results






Espen Jorstad




Adrian Attenborough




Michael Duek




John Eames




Matija Dobric




Jeffrey Farnes




Aaron Duczak




Philippe Souki




Matthew Su




Asher Conniff



Winner's Reaction
Jorstad started the final day as the chip leader and watched as Attenborough sent Duek to the rail on just the tenth hand of the day. Just one hand later, the tournament could have been over only for Attenborough to tank-fold bottom pair after almost 20 minutes.

But a short while later, and after a slightly shorter tank, Attenborough did call for his tournament life only for Jorstad to turn over a rivered full house to become the latest poker world champion.

The first thing Jorstad did after he won? Call his mother.

Jorstad told reporters, "She was crying and had trouble speaking. She's my biggest fan so it was kind of emotional. It feels really good."

Jorstad said that on Day 6 he told eventual heads-up opponent Attenborough that the Australian was the one player he didn't want to play heads-up against.

"But I did. I just got better cards than him today", he said.

When asked what he will do now that he has won, Jorstad replied, "My goal has been to reach into the High Roller scene and play more $25,000 tournaments and stuff like that. I've dipped my toes, but now I have a bigger bankroll to take some shots in those tournaments. I need to get in the lab and make sure I'm good enough to play them."

"And make some very sensible investments - cryptocurrencies and tech stocks, probably."



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 CALICUL25/07/2022 20:22:54 GMT
there is the cream of the professional players and this thing is demonstrated in every year. They have very good tournaments, sometimes very hard, but that is, because of the capacity which is very high for very good players
 geseco1226/07/2022 22:27:13 GMT
It is not easy to win a poker tournament, there must be many more factors to be consecrated, and much more when you play in a tournament with more than 8 thousand players, it's crazy, this man could achieve it, you must always be constant to achieve things in this world.
 CALICUL26/07/2022 22:29:34 GMT
it certainly takes a lot of effort and waiting to win many hands in search of the stack that leads to the final table. It is just as difficult there and these winners deserve all the appreciation. They are very good players
 geseco1228/07/2022 00:08:35 GMT
so it is friend is always very difficult a tournament and much more to win it, you also have to be patient to be able to play the hands that are good and shape your strategies so that if your game is profitable, much respect for these players.
 CALICUL28/07/2022 00:10:48 GMT
many professional players are relaxed through different lounges to maintain their level of concentration or patience. In this way they play for many hours without being too bothered by heavy hands.
 geseco1229/07/2022 02:29:48 GMT
The players who play these types of tournaments are mostly professionals, we know that not everyone has the possibility to play these tournaments, it is expensive, that's why they admire these professionals who play high tournaments.
 dule-vu29/07/2022 04:30:44 GMT
You must have great skills to win tournament like this!
 antonis32129/07/2022 21:44:36 GMT
Congratulations to him , 10 million dollars is a lot of money , the title of WSOP main event winner also important . He can now play more games with this bigger bankroll . I read that many players played on this main event , so the interest was not affected by the previous years restrictions , that good , things have returned to normality . Congratulations again to him .
 CALICUL29/07/2022 21:53:06 GMT
the millions of dollars are hunted by the best players, but their struggle must be appreciated because it is not so easy if we follow the total course of a winner at a WSOP tournament. Winners make sacrifices and deserve appreciation.
 geseco1230/07/2022 02:51:38 GMT
That's right my friend, we see it very simple from our homes, but we know that it is not easy to play a live tournament, it demands a lot of sacrifice from when you travel to when you are at the tables playing, that's why these players are highly valued.
 dule-vu30/07/2022 02:53:05 GMT
Its such a hard to win over 8000 players and to win 10 million dollars!
 geseco1231/07/2022 04:03:51 GMT
it is very difficult, it is very true, it is not easy to compete with more than 8000 thousand players and be champion, besides the registration fee is 10 thousand dollars, which is not cheap either, but this game is like that, that is why there is a respect for these players.
 dule-vu31/07/2022 08:06:19 GMT
For most of this players 10000 is nothing!
 geseco1201/08/2022 19:15:35 GMT
Of course it is nothing when they get to have more than 9 and 10 million dollars in earnings, but when they have less than 1 million comes to make an important sum, that's why some are always very careful with their bankroll.
 CALICUL01/08/2022 19:17:14 GMT
most professional players know how to take care of their bankroll. It is very easy for them Big Smile
 geseco1202/08/2022 21:50:37 GMT
That's right brother, these players are professionals for a reason, they know how to move their chips well, that's why they always play for long years at the highest level, we must learn from them if we want to get to the top in poker.
 dule-vu02/08/2022 21:50:43 GMT
 geseco1203/08/2022 22:49:09 GMT
jajajajaj, asi es pe bro, we already know each other for a long time in this forum, even if it is not face to face, and I believe that many years more while this page is in use, a greeting from the distance.
 CALICUL03/08/2022 22:53:32 GMT
do not take into consideration what this specimen says, he doesn't know how to speak metaphorically or through other neighborhood languages or common sense, The important thing is to focus on treads and to appreciate the players who won bracelets at the WSOP or nice sums of money. This player deserves appreciation because he demonstrated many good things, that many players dream when they playing poker
 geseco1205/08/2022 00:53:11 GMT
when we win a poker tournament we feel very happy, we love this game much more, and it is also like a small reward to our effort that we put to get far always in a tournament, very grateful to this game.
 CALICUL05/08/2022 00:58:12 GMT
I won several poker tournaments with many players, but freeroll. Otherwise, I only had places 2-9 at the final tables for real money. Last week I had a KO tournament where I finished 3rd and won money for a better bankroll. I hope I will take 1st place one day. Good luck with your games.
 geseco1211/08/2022 14:14:06 GMT
these last weeks I am staying in final table but always in second and third places, I am having less luck to be crowned champion, but to continue to get it, good luck to everyone in every tournament you play.
 CALICUL11/08/2022 14:27:04 GMT
I took a 3rd place 11 days ago on a Sunday at a ko tournament with a buy-in of 10 euros. In total, i earned over 229 euros profit + my buy - in of 10 euros. It was good, but at the WSOP it is very difficult for us to have such performances. Qualification through satellites is also difficult, but good luck for that in the next year, if you try Big Smile
 geseco1216/08/2022 21:45:59 GMT
congratulations my friend, every win is welcome, you have to keep playing to learn more and always try to win, tournaments are very hard, but with perseverance you can achieve your goals.
 CALICUL16/08/2022 22:23:34 GMT
I will try to win something good, but now it depends on many other aspects. This player, however, is extremely lucky for the amount of money he won. He caught a favorable lane and beat all opponents. It is formidable.

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