Dan Smith WSOP bracelet win in 2022 Heads-Up Championship

On Saturday night, Dan Smith took home his previously elusive 1st WSOP bracelet and it came during one of the most prestigious tournaments of the 2022 World Series of Poker – the $25,000 Heads-Up Championship.

Over three days, Smith outlasted the 64-player field of some of poker’s biggest players, including Christoph Vogelsang heads-up to win a $509,717 first-place prize and his maiden bracelet. Also joining Smith and Vogelsang at the final table was Dario Sammartino and Sean Winter.

  • 1st- Dan Smith – $509,717
  • 2nd – Christoph Vogelsang – $315,029
  • 3rd – Dario Sammartino – $193,537
  • 4th – Kevin Rabichow – $193,537
  • 5th – Sean Winter -$75,045
  • 6th – Jonathan Jaffe – $75,045
  • 7th – Chance Kornuth – $75,045
  • 8th – Dylan Destefano – $75,045

Here is how the finale of the tournament shook out:

Recent WSOP bracelet winners

On Thursday, David Peters snagged his 4th WSOP bracelet after winning the $100,000 High Roller Bounty for $1,166,810. Chance Kornuth ($721,144), Dario Sammartino ($498,686) and the great Phil Ivey ( $133,127) were among the finalists.

Scott Seiver took down his 4th bracelet after winning the $2,500 Freezeout for $320,059. Nick Schulman finished in 6th place for $53,296.

In Event #4, the $1,500 Dealer’s Choice, Brad Ruben also took home his 4th WSOP bracelet to win a $126,288 prize after three day sof place. Ben Yu was the most notable player going deep, finishing in 4th place to win $35,793.

What’s on tap

There are more than a handful of bracelet events that are still ongoing and more that are getting underway on Thursday.

Event #5 – The Housewarming – Four Day 1 flights combine on Monday with 899 returning players out of epic 20,800 entries.

Event #7 – Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or Better: Amnon Filippi and Matt Vengrin go heads-up at 3 PM PT for the title, bracelet and a $252,718 first place prize.

Event #8 – $25,000 High Roller 8-Handed – Just 15 players remain in the tournament to start the action on Monday with Chris Brewer holding the chip lead.

Event #9 – $1,500 7 Card Stud: Eight players remain on Day 3 of the $1,500 7-Card Stud, down from an initial field of $329. Alex Livingston holds the chip lead going into the day as the final eight seek out the bracelet and a $103,282 first place prize.

Event #10 – $10,000 Dealer’s Choice 6-Handed – Joao Vieira leads the $10,000 Dealer’s Choice 6-Handed Championship with 51 players remaining.

There are also three events getting underway on Monday: the $600 No Limit Hold’em Deepstack, the $50,000 High Roller No Limit Hold’em 8-Handed, and the $1,500 Limit Hold’em.

Watch the WSOP

WSOP live streaming coverage will resume tonight with the final table of the $25,000 No Limit Hold’em High Roller. Poker fans can tune into PokerGo to watch the streaming action with a slight delay. You can subscribe for $14.99 per month or $99 per year.

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Daniel’s Day 3 Blog

The latest from the Daniel Negreanu blog where he discusses the strange ending to Day 5

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