Quincy Borland Crowned Champion of Event #68: $1,000 Million Dollar Bounty ($750,120)
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Event #68: $1,000 Million Dollar Bounty has concluded, your winner is Quincy Borland (USA), who takes home $750,120 for his first place prize as well as a coveted World Series of Poker bracelet.
Four Day 1 flights across three days drew a massive field of 14,112 players, each buying in for a neat $1,000. Those lucky enough to make it through Day 1 could then play for bounties, onwards from Day 2, with plenty of substantial cash prizes for knockouts available.
It was American professional Matt Glantz who binked the $1,000,000 bounty. Glantz also cashed the event for $20,730 for his 42nd place finish. He gave fellow player Justin Lett $5,000 cash for being the player that he bad beat to get the million-dollar bounty shot.
Plenty of other amazing stories came from the event, one being two brothers, Caio De Almeida and Daniel De Almeida, who made the final three tables together. Though Caio busted 23rd for $31,200, Daniel finished eighth for $96,940.
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The GGPoker sponsored Patrick Tardif (known online as Egption) eliminated only two players on Day 2, but both of his bounties unlocked the mystery bounty prizes. The first gave him $50,000 and the second $25,000 to go with his 185th place finish for $5,260.
Notable players busted in Day 2 include two time bracelet winner Nathan Gamble (43rd), Event #51: $400 Colossus winner Paul Hizer (60th), as well as 2021 World Series of Poker Event #83: $1,500 The Closer winner Leo Margets (63rd).
There were no former bracelet winners left in the field on the final day, but notables like Romanian player Florian Duta (26th) as well as No Jumper podcast host Adam "Adam22" Grandmaison (25th) had deep runs. Duta won $25,000 after hitting a mystery jackpot, too.
Mystery Bounty Payouts
|Bounty Prize||Collected By|
|$100,000||Daniel De Almeida|
|$25,000||Daniel De Almeida|
|$25,000||Mike Del Vecchio|
German player and second to last lady remaining Natalie Hof, the better half of Brazilian player Felipe Ramos came into Day 3 second in chips, but with the players not being very deep stacked, could only finish 13th after some bad luck. Still, a great showing from Hof, after a eighth place finish in Event #61: Ladies No-Limit Hold 'em Championship. Nellie Park was the last lady remaining, with her bust out detailed below.
It took just 4 hours and 30 minutes to reach the final table of nine after the day started with 34 players. Christopher Doan busting in tenth with nines against kings to set up the final table.
Event #68: $1,000 Million Dollar Bounty Final Table Payouts
|8||Daniel De Almeida||Brazil||$96,940|
Action was thick and fast on the final table. With Brazil’s Ramon Kropmanns exiting in ninth for $76,316 after he ran his ace-six into the ace-ten of Kevin Hong and didn’t improve. Kropmanns hit a $100,000 bounty earlier in Day 3 to add to his winnings.
In eighth place fell De Almeida, with Arash Asadabadi in seventh after both players were knocked out on the same hand by Wojciech Barzantny. Barzantny sent them both packing after they shoved all in before him and he woke up with pocket kings and held up. De Almeida had a great Day 2, though, when he hit back-to-back mystery bounty jackpots, the first awarding him $100,000 and the second the minimum but still helpful $25,000. De Almeida pocketed $96,940 for eighth and Asadabadi $123,910 for seventh.
The aforementioned Nellie Park was our sixth place finisher after she shoved the small blind into Michael Smith with queen-nine and didn't improve after Smith woke up with ace-king. Park took $159,380 for the finish and some bounties, each $5,000 or less.
In fifth place was Smith after his aces ran into Hong's kings on a king-high flop. He couldn't improve and ended up hitting the rail, unfortunately for him. He cashed for $286,550 plus won two $25,000 mystery jackpots at least.
Barzantny was next out in fouth position. Certainly the most accomplished tournament player left of the four, he moved all in under-the-gun with king-four, only for Borland to wake up with pocket queens on the button. Borland moved all in too and had the slightly bigger stack, and improved to a full house meaning Barzantny was sent to the rail. Barzantny was class tournament-long and collected $268,550 for his finish, as well as one mystery jackpot prize of $25,000.
The third place finisher was David Timmons, who cashed for $351,800, not to mention a $100,000 mystery jackpot bounty. The short-stacked Timmons ended up moving all in with ace-trey against the pocket sixes of Hong. The board didn't give Timmons his ace or straight outs, sending him to the rail and setting up heads-up play.
After Hong started with a 2-to-1 chip lead heads-up, it was flipped after Borland chipped away at him. he moved all in against Hong's 20,000,000 bet, covering Hong. Borland's ace-queen held up against the ace-jack of Hong to win him the bracelet.
When asked how he feels, Borland replied "Strange...spacey, it doesn't feel like it's real". Looks like it hasn't quite sunk in yet, nor will it for a while, you could presume.
When asked what was going through his mind throughout the final table, Borland responded, "I was just focused on the bracelet, I didn't care about the money, I didn't even look at the payouts. I just wanted that bracelet", just going to show how important a bracelet is to a poker player, even with $750,120 to play for.
Borland said of the short heads-up battle, "I had been patient all final table, not being too aggressive, but when we got heads-up, I changed up my style. But I also got hands, so...". Borland, who won most hands up, left his opponent Hong frustrated come the end of the final hand. He recognized what he was playing for and, in his mind, put himself in the best position to claim the bracelet by playing how he did. It worked!
The Minnesotan native only pocketed three minimum bounties all tournament. Still, he is the one with the bracelet and first place prize when all was said and done, so congratulations to Quincy Borland, the Event #68: $1000 Million Dollar Bounty champion.
That concludes PokerNews coverage of the event, overall an incredibly successful and enjoyable event, with many players giving great feedback. No doubt it'll return for future WSOP events. There is still plenty of action at the World Series of Poker, with many more bracelets to be won. Main Event coverage continues over the coming days as they play down to a winner of the prestigious event. Keep it live from Bally's and Paris Casino's for all updates regarding the main and all other events.
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)