It took an additional day to discover a winner in Occasion #49: $2,000 No-Restrict Maintain’em and Bulgaria’s Simeon Spasov emerged as the latest champion on the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) after defeating Mike Watson in heads-up play for $527,944.
The occasion, which ran for the primary time on the 2022 WSOP, drew 1,977 runners and generated a prize pool of $3,519,060.
Spasov, who started the day as one of many brief stacks, accomplished the unbelievable victory over Watson after cracking aces to outlive Day 3 earlier than spinning it up on Day 4. It marked Spasov’s first gold bracelet and his greatest end after beforehand working to nineteenth within the 2021 WSOP $800 Deepstack occasion.
Occasion #49: $2,000 No-Restrict Maintain’em Day 4 Outcomes
|4||Ioannis Angelous Konstas||Greece||$177,761|
|7||Evan Sandberg||United States||$76,912|
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Day 4 Motion
Watson got here into the day because the chip chief, however he fell behind early when Spasov discovered a double with ace-queen. A short while later, Evan Sandberg received his brief stack into the center, however Daniel Custodio made a pair of aces on the river to get rid of him in seventh place.
Christopher Frank wasn’t far behind in sixth place after Spasov’s ace-queen outdrew his pocket nines. A short while later, Watson doubled via Custodio with pocket queens and he was again close to the highest of the leaderboard.
Brazil’s Walter Ripper was aggressive all through the ultimate two days, however his run got here up brief when Ioannis Angelou Konstas left him brief with pocket kings. Ripper was eradicated a couple of moments later as Spasov continued his sizzling remaining desk run with the knockout.
Angelou Konstas went on a late run and began to construct chips by doubling via the larger stacks, however he was out in fourth place when he picked up pocket queens solely to have Spasov spiked a straight on the river with pocket tens.
Three-handed play continued till Custodio received all of it in with ace-deuce suited however Watson made a straight with king-queen to ship him residence with third-place cash.
Watson and Spasov confronted off for greater than an hour after each dominated the ultimate desk all through the afternoon. Spasov constructed his lead and saved Watson at bay till the massive second got here when Watson received it in with ace-nine and misplaced to Spasov’s ace-queen. It was the third huge hand of the day he gained with ace-queen after cracking pocket aces with the identical hand to maintain his event alive on Day 3.
Congratulations to Simeon Spasov for profitable Occasion #49: $2,000 No-Restrict Maintain’em on the 2022 World Sequence of Poker!
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