WSOP 2022: Jaspal Brar Wins His Maiden Gold In Event #88: $1K Super Turbo No-Limit Hold ’em; Two Indians Cash

The final bracelet of the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas was awarded in Event #88: $1,000 Super Turbo No-Limit Hold ’em, the last bracelet event that drew 1,288 entrants, closing the series with a bang. After marathon 15 long hours of play, Indo-Canadian Jaspal Brar overcame the field to earn his first WSOP gold bracelet and $190,731 in prize money. Brar became the second Indian-origin player to win a bracelet this summer after Sandeep Pulusani who had championed the first one in Event #77: $1,500 Mixed NLHE/PLO ($277,949) just a few days ago.

Post his win, Brar said, “It feels good, really good,” Brar said when asked what the win meant to him. Though the prize money surely sweetens the deal, it is not the primary reason Brar entered the tournament. “To be honest with you the bracelet is big, everyone wants it. The money comes and goes”.

A regular at the WSOP since 2013 with many impressive cashes to his name, Brar defeated Jesse Lonis in a short-lived heads-up to win a career-best $190,731, crossing $1 Million in live earnings.

The final hand of the heads-up battle saw Lonis running his As 6d into Brar’s pocket queens. The board did not help Lonis and Brar’s pocket queens made him the newest bracelet WSOP winner.

Team India

The event generated a prize pool of $1,140,980 which was eventually shared by the top 193 finishers with a min-cash of at least $1,601. While the event saw many big  names crossing the money line, there were only two players to cash it from Team India, namely Yudhishter Jaswal & former WSOP bracelet winner Aditya Sushant. Jaswal finished 116th for $2,002, picking up his fourth cash of the series, while Aditya Sushant finished 123rd  for $2,002, bagging his seventh cash at the 2022 WSOP.

Final Table Payouts (USD)

  1. Jaspal Brar – $190,731
  2. Jesse Lonis – $117,872
  3. Jesse Capps – $85,040
  4. Boris Kolev – $62,090
  5. Christopher Garman – $45,885
  6. Ronald Sullivan – $34,327
  7. Vinicius Escossi – $26,000
  8. Huy Nguyen – $19,942
  9. Jonathan Hilton – $15,491