Mattsson and Vousden Headline GGPoker WSOP Online Main Event Final Table
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The 2022 GGPoker WSOP Online Main Event has whittled its 4,984-strong field to a more manageable nine-handed final table, and one of those finalists will walk away with an incredible $2,793,574 prize in addition to a coveted World Series of Poker bracelet. Some $10,331,962 of the guarantee-smashing $23,674,000 prize pool is still to play for at the final table, which makes for an exciting time when play resumes at 7:00 p.m. BST on September 27.
The final two WSOP Online Main Event flights took place on September 26. Day 1h saw 110 of the 686 starters punch their Day 2 tickets, while the Last Chance Day 1 added another 141 players from its 565-strong field. Those flights took the total attendance for this tournament to 4,984, and created a $23,674,000 prize pool.
Five hundred places were paid, so spare a thought for Canada's "FerdaBois," the player that crashed out in 501st place and who burst the all-important money bubble. That elimination locked in at least a min-cash worth $13,367 for the surviving players.
GGPoker WSOP Online Main Event Final Table Chip Counts
|8||Oliver Sprason||United Kingdom||9,956,760||12|
Stevan Chew (489th - $13,367), Vicente Delgado (466th - $13,367), Ramiro Petrone (349th - $15,334), Linus Loeliger (287th - $17,593), Joao Simao (230th - $20,184), Ryan Riess (147th - $26,568), Chris Moorman (105th - $34,970), Damian Salas (96th - $34,970), Justin Bonomo (64th - $46,027), Niklas Astedt (29th - $79,742), Patrick Leonard (22nd - $91,487), and Joseph Cheong (11th - $138,149) are just a handful of stellar names that cashed in the massive WSOP Online Main Event.
Three-time Super MILLION$ champion Simon Mattsson finds himself in the envious position of chip leader going into the final table of the 2022 WSOP Online Main Event at GGPoker. Mattsson is the only player with more than 100 big blinds at his disposal, his 86,134,366 stack being the equivalent of 108 big blinds. Mattsson is one of the best-ever online poker tournament players. The fact he is the biggest stack is bad news for the other eight finalists.
Samuel Vousden captured a WSOP bracelet in the 2021 edition of this series, taking down the $1,050 WSOP GGMasters HR Freezeout event for $274,519. The talented Finn returns to the table with a healthy stack of 69,324,065 chips, or 87 big blinds. Vousden will be juggling trying to win the WSOP Online Main Event with securing his first Super MILLION$ title because he navigated his way to the latter's final table, too.
Third place at the restart is where you find Kannapong Thanarattrakul of Thailand. Thanarattrakul recently won $646,500 for a third-place finish in a $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed event at the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series in Cyprus, which is their largest-ever score. According to the GGPoker in-built HUD, Thanarattrakul has $199,827 in winnings at the online poker giant, meaning he is guaranteed to more than double his earnings even if the unthinkable happens and Thanarattrakul crashes out in ninth. Thanarattrakul sits down with 51,616,175 chips, or 65 big blinds.
GGPoker WSOP Online Main Event Final Table Payouts
Two Chinese grinders occupy fourth and fifth place at the final table. Feng Zhao (23,782,110) and Yanfei Chi (23,548,633) have near identical stacks at the resumption of play. Those stacks are each around 30 big blinds. GGPoker players will be kicking themselves for not buying a piece of Chi's action. Chi attempted to sell 2.5% of his action at 1.5 markup, but nobody got involved. That 2.5% would have netted someone at least $6,983 but as much as $69,839 if Chi goes all the way and wins the WSOP Online Main Event.
Down in sixth place with 15,674,935 chips (20 big blinds) is Austria's Istvan Briski. The Austria has more than $1 million in GGPoker tournament winnings to-date, and will be hoping to end tonight with earnings in excess of $3.7 million. They have a lot of work ahead of them, but there is no denying they know their way around a poker tournament table.
Canada's Jordan Spurlin needs a sixth-place finish or better to break through the $1 million in GGPoker winnings barrier. Spurlin is one of three finalists nursing a sub-15 big blind stack, 10,244,278 chips (13 big blinds). He came close to becoming a WSOP bracelet winner in 2021 when he was the runner-up to Tommy Le in the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack Championship event in Las Vegas.
Bringing up the rear but still be a shot of WSOP glory are the United Kingdom's Oliver Sprason (9,956,760) and Timothy Rutherford of Canada (8,252,066). Sprason finished eighth in The Big 500 Online a couple of weeks ago, while Rutherford's deepest run in a WSOP event came in 2020 when he finished 12th in the $500 Mini Main Event at GGPoker.