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2022 WSOP closing event Tournament of Champions won by Benjamin Kaupp for $250,000

Tags: 2022 WSOP, Benjamin Kaupp, Pennsylvania, Tournament of Champions.
Posted on 25 July 2022 by "T".

The 2022 WSOP has concluded and it was Benjamin Kaupp from Pennsylvania who managed to secure the last bracelet of the series after winning the Tournament of Champions for a career-best score of $250,000.

Kaupp, who has earned his very first bracelet, defeated Raul Garza after a short heads-up battle to send the runner-up to a $150,000 consolation prize.

2022 WSOP Closing Event: Tournament of Champions

  • Buy-in: $0
  • Date: July 18 to 20, 2022
  • Entries: 470
  • Prize pool: $1,000,000

Benjamin Kaupp outlasted a player field of 470. He scooped up the prize money worth $250,000 along with his first-ever gold bracelet.

The Tournament of Champions was exclusively available to 570 bracelet and Circuit ring winners from the 2022 WSOP season. A total of 470 players joined the freeroll in the hopes of winning a slice of the $1 million prize pool.

Kaupp qualified for the Tournament of Champions after he won a $215 PA Circuit event for $14,954. Now he takes home over 15x that amount as he adds a second piece of WSOP hardware to his collection.

Final Table Action
Heads-up play was between Benjamin Kaupp and Raul Garza, and it lasted only four hands as Kaupp put his dominant chip advantage to good use.

On the final hand, Garza moved all-in with K-J and Kaupp called with A-6.

Neither of them improved their holdings, and so Kaupp's Ace-high was good enough to send Garza out in second place for $150,000, his second-biggest score to date.


2022 WSOP Tournament of Champions - Final Table Results






Benjamin Kaupp




Raul Garza




Ryan Messick




Robert Cowen




Ali Eslami




Gregory Wish




Yuliyan Kolev




Eric Bensimhon




Gianluca Speranza




Jonathan Woof



Winner's Reaction
Kaupp said after he won, "It doesn't feel real yet. It just hasn't sunk in quite yet. Before this tournament (started), I was going to be just happy to cash."

The man from Pennsylvania began playing poker 15 years ago with friends and discovered online poker around 12 years ago. He said, "I've just been grinding online for the last couple of years, taking it pretty seriously. I play a lot of the Circuit events online ... I didn't really play poker for a while until the last couple of years when it was legal in Pennsylvania again."

Playing on the live felt, Kaupp had no trouble getting through a field of accomplished bracelet and ring winners to earn his first bracelet and a six-figure score. He said about the tournament, "It was very tough. The final table, everyone was very tough, very aggressive, great with live reads, it seemed. And things went my way, and here I am."



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20 comments on "2022 WSOP closing event Tournament of Champions won by Benjamin Kaupp for $250,000"

 CALICUL25/07/2022 13:49:51 GMT
Congratulations for this player Benjamin Kaupp and his result
 geseco1225/07/2022 20:02:53 GMT
the wsop concluded with this winner named Benjamin Kaupp for 250 thousand dollars, a great amount of money for this player, it was a very nice event, that always brings the poker community together.
 CALICUL25/07/2022 20:05:38 GMT
it's a small amount for the WSOP but still this annual event has a lot of tournaments and this player won a bracelet. This means that what he won is important and it is very good
 geseco1226/07/2022 22:23:07 GMT
It is still an incredible prize, we know that in poker every prize adds up, and I think the most important thing is always to give everything of ourselves, this player won the first place and deserved it.
 CALICUL26/07/2022 22:27:34 GMT
I think he worked hard to win this bracelet and it's normal. Here is a game of strong men in the thinking of the game of poker and there will always be hard work to try to win a title at the WSOP. It's nice
 geseco1228/07/2022 00:04:16 GMT
behind every tournament winner there are incredible stories, and also very hard work, it is not easy to get to that level and play a hard tournament, we all can, but we have to meet many standards to go far in this sport.
 CALICUL28/07/2022 00:04:24 GMT
there are not always incredible stories, but the number it's big , of course
 geseco1229/07/2022 02:23:46 GMT
that's right my friend, it is not easy to win a tournament where thousands of players participate, we know that this is more profitable because there are recreational in these games muhcas times, and if you prepare and you are competitive you will break in this game, congratulations to this player for the victory.
 dule-vu29/07/2022 04:34:05 GMT
So from 0 buy in to 250 k?great result!
 antonis32129/07/2022 21:37:31 GMT
Congratulations to him on winning his second bracelet and the first prize of this ''freeroll'' for bracelet and Circuit ring winners , 1 million dollarrs in the prize pool , not little money for sure . Congrats to him on this best win of his career .
 CALICUL29/07/2022 21:51:18 GMT
it means that GG Poker is quite a powerful room if it allows itself to have something important. Anyway, the WSOP is the event of the year and here the best poker players in the world try to win the tournaments. A lot of money and a lot of interest
 geseco1230/07/2022 02:46:24 GMT
the prize he got was without any entry, that's great, it was not easy the tournament, it was a very hard tournament, we are talking about that only the champions played, the final table was very competitive.
 dule-vu30/07/2022 02:51:23 GMT
To win such amount from 0,its great!
 geseco1231/07/2022 03:59:47 GMT
a good profit of this player, also he entered this tournament with 0 dollars of inscription, it is a great amount of money, there are few who obtain this privilege to play these tournaments.
 dule-vu31/07/2022 08:14:34 GMT
Great value for this player!
 geseco1203/08/2022 23:05:00 GMT
This player took a great money, nobody has the privilege of playing for free and win something big, but that is thanks to his effort, his study and more, well deserved, if we want to achieve important things in poker we must always be preparing them every day to play.
 CALICUL03/08/2022 23:08:37 GMT
it is good to catch a fantastic day, where the players pay you more easily on the hands won and to catch a final table where you can get something important. That's if you go to play live. You can also try to get to Las Vegas in 2023 at WSOP to a game or more and maybe you win something big. Good luck with that. Cool
 geseco1216/08/2022 21:50:05 GMT
I have had the opportunity to win some tournaments that I have played and the joy is inexplicable, every player feels happy when he manages to win the first place in any tournament, to go ahead to get more achievements.
 CALICUL16/08/2022 22:23:44 GMT
This player won 100k more than the 2nd place and it seems too big a difference to me as long as the prize for the 1st place was only 250k. Anyway, congratulations to both of you. I like to play and win, but when the rivals play inexplicably, I come to think that something is wrong. Then, i think i'm playing with bots.

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