Austria's Jessica Teusl Wins 2022 WSOP Ladies Championship ($166,975)
Austria's Jessica Teusl locked up her first bracelet in the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Event #61: Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship for her biggest career cash worth $166,975.
Teusl defeated a worthy competitor in Julie Le, who already had around $200,000 in total live earnings before her second-place finish according to The Hendon Mob. Both players had vocal and supportive rails and in the final hand, Le called all in for less than ten big blinds, holding queen-tree off-suit while Teusl tabled ace-three for the dominating hand. A dry board fell and Le was officially finished as runner-up for $103,196.
Teusl is having a particularly successful series as the finished two weeks before in eighth place in #Event 21: No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack for $120,455 and has now more than quadrupled her career earnings after those two results, amassing close to $500,000 in cashes and logging her best result today.
2022 WSOP Ladies Championship Final Table Results
|2||Julie Le||United States||$103,196|
|3||Christina Gollins||United States||$73,604|
|5||Meikat Siu||United States||$39,004|
|6||Lynh Nguyen||United States||$28,989|
|7||Sandy Tran||United States||$21,852|
|9||Cherish Andrews||United States||$12,965|
Teusl is certainly a decorated player in her own right, accumulating many victories in ladies events throughout the globe, and a well-loved member of the Austrian poker community. She had a massive and vocal rail also, with the two players' friends building a friendly rivalry in the crowd.
"I'm feeling so happy," said a smiling and emotional Teusl. “I have such a crazy time at the WSOP this year! I got my biggest live cash at the Monster Stack and now I win a bracelet. And on top of that, my boyfriend, Stefan Lehner, also won a bracelet (Event #16: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em) right when I was on the final table myself two weeks ago!"
"I'm not the kind of woman who will go crazy and play $10,000 buy-ins because you can't forget that luck exists in poker and how fast you can lose everything."
Teusl, who started the final table with a short stack, was responsible for the last five eliminations. "I started the day with only nine big blinds and it was a crazy story for me. I kept winning pots and falling short again and then we were seven left, six, five, and it became so real. I start to think the chance of winning is now alive. I know everything could change really fast and I'm very grateful that luck was also on my side".
Teusl keeps a cool head, however, "Bankroll management is one of the most important things in poker because we all know how the variance can be. I'm not the kind of woman who will go crazy and play $10,000 buy-ins because you can't forget that luck exists in poker and how fast you can lose everything. I'm going to play the Main Event for sure, but this was already on my schedule."
About the particular atmosphere at the ladies event Teusl added, "I play a little bit different than I play with guys. I would make folds that I don't do usually and play tighter. You must really see which player can go crazy and which one it really nit."
"We are going to celebrate now!" said an enthusiastic Teusl surrounded by her friends. "We have two bracelets to celebrate. But first, I really have to call my mother now!"
Many notable ladies had a deep run in this event including Lexy Gavin, (13th - $8,160), Maria Konnikova (20th - $5,457), Tiffany Michelle (22nd - $5,457), Charlotte Van Brabander (21th - $5,457), Melanie Weisner (28th - $4,569), GG Poker squad Pamela Balzano (36th - $3,886), Katie Swift (60th - $2,952), two-time bracelet winner Lon Hui (74th - $2,398) and last year's champion Lara Eisenberg (102nd - $2,000).
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Final Table Action
The unofficial final table was reached shortly after the final break of the night on Day 3 and the first casualty was Jennifer Loman who busted in tenth place ($7,066) after she shoved her last blinds with ace-ten offsuit only to find pocket kings in Natalie Hof’s hand.
Cherish Andrews, who had a massive chip lead during Day 3 but lost a couple of big pots in a short time, was the next one out when she got all her chips in preflop with pocket kings against Lynh Nguyen's pocket jacks. Nguyen managed to get a flush on the board to eliminate the unfortunate Andrews in 10th place for $12,965.
When Day 4 started, it was Hof who left the tournament first for a ninth-place finish worth $16,710 when she couldn’t win her flip with ace-king against Le’s pair of sixes. Almost two levels later, Sandy Tran busted in seventh place ($21,852). Down to three big blinds, she shoved with ace-jack suited after a raise from Le, who held eight-seven suited to hit trips on the board and send Tran to the payout desk.
The next one out was Nguyen, who jammed for less than 15 big blinds with ace-ten after an open from Teusl with pocket fours and couldn’t win the flip. Nguyen earned $28,989 for her sixth-place finish. Teusl was also responsible for the next elimination when Meikat Siu got her stack in with queen-ten in the hijack and ran against Teusl in the cutoff who had aces. Siu didn’t find any miracle and hit the rail, taking home $39,004 for her deep run.
Felisa Westermann followed her only 15 minutes later, shoving with ace-five on the button to fall against, once again, Teusl who had ace-jack in the blinds to send Westermann out in fourth place for $53,213.
In the next level, Christina Gollins, who found a couple of double-ups during the final table, was again down to 11 big blinds when she shoved on the button only to be called by Le and Teusl in the blinds. They both checked all the way through an ace-high board and Teusl revealed a pocket pair of nines to claim the pot as both Gollins and Le had king-high hands. Gollins ended up as the third-place finisher for $73,604.
Teusl had a four-to-one chip lead to start heads-up play, but Le won a few small pots and succeeded in climbing back slowly to claim a small lead herself. Not long after, Teusl found a big double-up to leave Le with seven big blinds. On a ten-high, Teusl check-raised all in Le with jack-ten, and the latter called with nine-six for middle pair and didn’t hit anything on the rest of the board.
Le ended up calling all in the hand right after but was dominated. She failed to get lucky and had to finish as runner-up after a hard-fought battle.
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In this Series
- 1 Can't Stop Kopp: Katie Kopp Wins First Bracelet of the 2022 WSOP
- 2 David Peters Wins 2022 WSOP Event #2: $100K High Roller Bounty for 4th Gold Bracelet
- 3 Scott Seiver Wins 4th Bracelet in 2022 WSOP Event #3: $2,500 Freezeout NLH ($320,059)
- 4 For a Higher Cause: Brad Ruben Wins 4th Bracelet in 2022 WSOP Event #4: $1,500 Dealer's Choice
- 5 Dan Smith Captures 1st Bracelet; Wins 2022 WSOP Event #6: $25K Heads-Up Championship
- 6 Norbert Szecsi Captures The Third Bracelet of his Career at the 2022 WSOP
- 7 Manig ''Ohio77'' Loeser Wins Second Online Bracelet in as Many Years
- 8 Amnon Filippi Wins First WSOP Bracelet in Event #7: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better ($252,718)
- 9 Chad Eveslage Wins 2022 WSOP Event #8: $25,000 High Roller ($1,415,610)
- 10 Alex Livingston Wins 2022 WSOP Event #9: $1,500 Seven Card Stud ($103,282)
- 11 Henry Acain Wins 2022 WSOP Event #5: $500 The Housewarming ($701,215)
- 12 Raj Vohra Wins His First Bracelet at the 2022 WSOP; Takes Down the $600 Deepstack
- 13 Ben Diebold Wins 2022 WSOP $10,000 Dealer's Choice 6-Handed Championship ($299,488)
- 14 Jake Schindler Wins First Bracelet and $1,328,068 in Event #12: $50,000 High Roller
- 15 First Time's the Charm: Michael Moncek Wins Event #13: $1,500 Limit Hold'em
- 16 Frenchman Leo Soma Wins First WSOP Bracelet in Event #14: $1,500 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em ($456,889)
- 17 Dominick Sarle Wins 2022 WSOP Event #17: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball ($164,243)
- 18 Bryan Schultz Wins 2022 WSOP Event #18: $1,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em ($330,057)
- 19 Stefan Lehner Wins First Bracelet in Event #16: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em ($558,616)
- 20 Denis Nesterenko Wins Event #20: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw ($108,250)
- 21 Tong Li Wins $1,467,739 and First Bracelet in Event #19: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller
- 22 Adam Friedman Wins Fifth WSOP Gold Bracelet in Event #22: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship
- 23 Brian Altman Captures His Maiden WSOP Bracelet in the Online $400 Ultra Deepstack
- 24 Christopher Chatman Flips to Win First WSOP Bracelet in Event #24: $1,000 Flip & Go
- 25 Rob Wazwaz Ships Event #25: $800 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstacks For $358,346
- 26 Mike Jukich Wins the $1,500 Monster Stack at the 2022 WSOP For $966,577
- 27 K9 & Canine Lucky for Jonathan Cohen in Event #26: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship ($245,678)
- 28 Michael Simhai Hits the Mark in 2022 WSOP Event #27: Shootout NLH ($240,480)
- 29 Robert Cowen Wins Bracelets in Back-to-Back Years; Binks $50K PLO High Roller for $1.4M
- 30 Maxx Coleman Wins Elusive First Bracelet in the $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw
- 31 15 Years in the Making: Daniel Weinman Nabs 1st Bracelet in Event #30: $1,000 PLO
- 32 Nino Ullmann Wins His First WSOP Bracelet in the $3K NLHE 6-Max Event
- 33 Brian Hastings Captures Sixth Bracelet in Event #31: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship
- 34 Musician Steve Albini Wins (And Breaks!) Second Bracelet in 2022 WSOP $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
- 35 Lok Chan Wins 2022 WSOP Event #35: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet on First Trip to WSOP ($144,338)
- 36 Ali Eslami Takes Down Event #36: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better for $135,260 and Maiden WSOP Bracelet
- 37 Justin Pechie Wins Second WSOP Bracelet in the $1,500 Freezeout
- 38 Pedro Bromfman Is Triumphant in Event #38: $10,000 2-7 Single Draw Championship
- 39 Ramsey Stovall Wins First Bracelet In 2022 WSOP $1,000 Super Turbo Bounty ($191,223)
- 40 Matt "PmpknHead" Szymaszek Wins WSOP Online Bracelet Event #4: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Max
- 41 Aleksejs Ponakovs Defeats Phil Ivey to Win Event #42: $100,000 High Roller for $1,897,363
- 42 Zack Wins Second Bracelet of the 2022 WSOP; $10,000 Stud Hi-Lo Championship ($324,174)
- 43 David Perry Defeats Chris Moorman in the 2022 WSOP $500 Freezeout ($241,729)
- 44 Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! KFC Fan Kolev Wins 2022 WSOP Millionaire Maker ($1,125,141)
- 45 Phil Hui Mounts Comeback to Win Third Bracelet In $1,500 PLO at the 2022 WSOP
- 46 Andrew Yeh Rides to Victory in Event #44: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship ($487,129)
- 47 Frenchman Jonathan Pastore Wins 2022 WSOP Event #46: $5,000 6-Handed NLHE ($771,765)
- 48 First Bracelet for Cyprus; Menikos Panagiotou Wins 2022 WSOP Event #48: $1,500 Eight Game Mix
- 49 Alex Foxen Goes Wire-to-Wire in $250K Super High Roller on Way to Maiden Bracelet ($4,563,700)
- 50 Simeon Spasov Completes Come-From-Behind Win in Event #49: $2,000 NLH ($527,944)
- 51 Joao Simao Takes Down Second Bracelet For $686,242 In $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em/Pot-Limit Omaha
- 52 WSOP Rookie Kijoon Park Wins Event #52: $2,500 Nine-Game Mix 6-Handed ($219,799)
- 53 William "swaggyb" Corvino Captures First Bracelet in the $600 Online Deepstack Championship
- 54 Eric Smidinger Full of Emotion After Winning 2022 WSOP Seniors Event ($694,909)
- 55 James Todd Wins 2022 WSOP Event #54: $500 Salute to Warriors ($161,256); $74,809 Raised for USO
- 56 Written in the Stars: Paul Hizer Outlasts the Field in the 2022 WSOP Colossus ($414,490)
- 57 Martin "115FTW" Stoyanov Wins The $500 WSOP Bracelet Turbo Deepstack
- 58 Patrick Leonard & Espen Jørstad Win 2022 WSOP Event #55: $1,000 Tag Team ($148,067)
- 59 Lawrence Brandt Wins $1,500 PLO8 After Gruelling Final Day ($289,610)
- 60 Shota Nakanishi Wins His First Bracelet in Event #60: $10,000 Short Deck ($277,212)
- 61 Tamas Lendvai Wins Event #57: $600 Deep Stack Championship No-Limit Hold'em ($299,464)
- 62 Do It for Dari: Dash Dudley Wins 3rd WSOP Gold Bracelet for Daughter After Coming Back from 3BB Short Stack
- 63 Dan Cates Makes History; Wins Back-to-Back $50,000 Poker Players Championship ($1,449,103)
- 64 Come Back Kid: Massoud “CBK” Eskandari Wins First Bracelet in Super Seniors for $330,609
- 65 Poker Hall of Famer Eli Elezra Wins Fifth WSOP Bracelet in $10K PLO-8 Championship ($611,362)
- 66 Konstantin Angelov Wins 2022 WSOP Event #64: $600 PLO Deepstack ($199,466)
- 67 Nacho Barbero Takes 2022 WSOP $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty Bracelet Back to Argentina
- 68 Austria's Jessica Teusl Wins 2022 WSOP Ladies Championship ($166,975)
- 69 Young Sik Comes From Behind To Win The Mini Main Event For $594,189
- 70 Sean Troha Completes Comeback and Wins the $10K PLO Championship ($1,246,770)
- 71 Quincy Borland Crowned Champion of Event #68: $1,000 Million Dollar Bounty ($750,120)
- 72 Bradley Anderson Wins 2022 WSOP Event #72: $1,500 Mixed Omaha Hi-Lo ($195,565)
- 73 Daniel Strelitz Wins His Second WSOP Bracelet in Event #73: $1,500 Razz
- 74 Harry "timexCNT" Lodge Wins His First Bracelet in the $7,777 Lucky 7's Online High Roller ($396,666)
- 75 Pei Li Crowned Champion in Event #74: $1,500 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha ($190,219)
- 76 Yevgeniy "Kazak132" Minakrin Wins Online Event #9: $1,000 No Limit Hold'em Championship ($238,315)
- 77 Former Professional StarCraft Player Jinho Hong Wins Poker Hall of Fame Bounty
- 78 Julien Perouse Captures Bracelet In Online $3,200 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller 8-Max ($324,767)
- 79 Mike Allis Potentially Going Out on a High After Winning the One Drop ($535,610)
- 80 Canada's Sebastien Aube Takes Down Event #78: $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em ($499,636)
- 81 Gregory [Removed:372] Wins 2022 WSOP Event #75: $777 Lucky Sevens ($777,777)
- 82 Romans Voitovs Wins 2022 WSOP Event #80: $600 Mixed NLH/PLO ($158,609)
- 83 Julien Martini Wins His Fourth Bracelet In Razz Championship for $328,604
- 84 Mo Arani Wins Event #81: $5,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em ($665,459)
- 85 Richard Alsup Wins Event #82: $800 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack ($272,065)
- 86 João Vieira Outlasts Lander Lijo to Win Second WSOP Bracelet ($1,384,415)
- 87 Espen Jorstad Wins 2022 World Series of Poker Main Event for $10,000,000
- 88 Michael Wang Stages a Heads-Up Comeback to Win His Second Bracelet
- 89 Lawrence Brandt Wins Second Bracelet of 2022 in $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. ($205,139)
- 90 Gianluca "InMyHouse" Speranza Claims Maiden Golden Bracelet
- 91 Jaspal Brar Tops Field In Event #88: $1,000 Super Turbo No-Limit Hold'em For First Gold Bracelet ($190,731)
- 92 Minh Nguyen Saves Bad Summer w/ Victory in 2022 WSOP $1,500 The Closer ($536,280)
- 93 Gregory Jensen Wins 2022 WSOP Event 86: $10,000 6-Handed Championship ($824,649)
- 94 Benjamin Kaupp Wins Tournament of Champions to Close Out 2022 WSOP ($250,000)