WSOP 2022: Fabian Brandes Wins Event #39 For His Career-First Bracelet And $371,358; India’s Anik Ajmera Finishes 25th For $12,143

Running from 18th to 21st June, Event #39: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed championship of the ongoing WSOP 2022 drew in an impressive 719 entrants for a massive prize pool worth $1,919,730.

After a grueling nine hours of action on the final day, Germany’s Fabian Brandes emerged the victorious to claim his career-first WSOP gold bracelet and pocket $371,358 in the top prize money. Finishing runner-up to him was the Day 2 and Day 3 chip leader Leonid Yanovski (2nd for $229,529).

Brandes‘ victory in this event came just nine days after narrowly missing out on a bracelet in Event #19: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller tourney where he had finished runner-up for $907,132.

The German player currently residing in Austria outlasted 719 entrants that generated a prize pool of $1,919,730. Brandes (6,560,000) entered the 6-handed final table on the final day of the event second in chips, behind Israel’s Leonid Yanovski (8,700,000). The Omaha specialist began the day on a cracking note by busting Poland’s Grzegorz Derkowski in 6th place and then eliminated Thomas Morrison and Sean Winter in 4th and 3rd places respectively, bringing it down to the heads-up.

The heads-up between Brandes and Leonid Yanovski began with the former holding the chip lead. The heads-up was a back and forth battle where Yanovski managed to narrow the gap by winning a few pots but Brandes doubled up to a massive lead and never relinquished it. Finally, it all ended with Yanovski’s Ac Kh 9d 8d losing to Kc Qs Jc 7d of Brandes on the runout of Kd 9s 4s 10h 10d.

Team India

The only Indian to make it to Day 2 in this particular event was Anik Ajmera who began the day with the second highest stack of 641,500. Unfortunately, he could not survive the day’s onslaught and exited at 25th place, earning $12,143 in prize money, which was Ajmera’s career-first WSOP score.

Final Table Payouts (USD)

  1. Fabian Brandes – $371,358
  2. Leonid Yanovski – $229,529
  3. Sean Winter – $156,401
  4. Thomas Morrison – $108,604
  5. Ferenc Deak – $76,880
  6. Grzegorz Derkowski – $55,501