WSOP 2022: Gregory Jensen Wins Event #86 For $824,649; Abhinav Iyer Finishes 38th For $20,000

 The American pro Gregory Jensen claimed his maiden gold bracelet in one of the final events of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2022. He overcame a strong field of 394 entrants in Event #86: $10,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Championship, winning a new career-best $824,649.

Jensen began his 2022 WSOP campaign with a fourth-place finish in Event #42: $100K High Roller for a career-best $571,896. Just a few days ago, Jenson placed 13th in Event #83: $50,000 High Roller NLHE for $87,500. With the victory, he has boosted his live tournament earnings to $1,502,139.

Jensen overcame a tough FT featuring Lucas Foster (3rd for $341,902), bracelet winners Ali Eslami (4th for $234,396), Barak Wisbrod (5th for $164,304), and Brock Wilson (6th place for $117,819).

Jensen eventually defeated Pavel Plesuv, who was also chasing his first bracelet and finished runner-up for $509,674. The final hand of the event saw Jensen moving all-in with As 9s and Plesuv made the call with his pocket sevens. The board ran out 9c 2h Jc 8h Js, giving the title to Jensen.

The championship event generated a prize pool of $3.7 million and paid out the top 60 players. There were several big name players crossing the money line, including India’s Abhinav Iyer. The former WSOP bracelet winner placed 38th and walked away with $20,000 (INR 15.99 Lac). This was his eighth cash at the WSOP 2022. His best run of the series had come in Event #25: $800 NLHE Deepstack where he finished in 7th place and walked away with $56,388 (INR 43.99 Lac).

Final Table Payouts (USD)

  1. Gregory Jensen – $824,649
  2. Pavel Plesuv – $509,674
  3. Lucas Foster – $341,902
  4. Ali Eslami – $234,396
  5. Barak Wisbrod – $164,304
  6. Brock Wilson – $117,819