Brett Bader Tops 1,558 Entries To Win 2022 World Series of Poker Circuit Harrah’s Cherokee Main Event

The World Series of Online poker Circuit went back to Harrah’s Cherokee Gambling enterprise Hotel in North Carolina this August for a 17-event collection. The centerpiece of the schedule was the $1,700 buy-in no-limit hold ’em centerpiece, which ranged from Aug. 12-15. The event attracted a document yield of 1,558 access, constructing a prize pool of greater than $2.3 million that was paid among the top 233 finishers.

After two starting trips and also 2 even more complete days of activity, only one gamer remained: Brett Bader. The Coconut Creek, Florida resident earned $364,104 as the champion, together with his third profession WSOP Circuit gold ring. His first WSOPC win can be found in a $1,125 buy-in occasion at the Palm Coastline Kennel Club in 2016. The list below year, he took down a $365 buy-in competition at the Harrah’s New Orleans stop for his 2nd item of WSOP equipment. Bader currently has greater than $1.5 million in taped competition incomes to his name, with over half of that being available in WSOP branded occasions.

Bader also protected 1,080 Card Gamer Player of the Year factors as the champion of this occasion. This was his first POY-qualified rating of the year, however it alone sufficed to move him inside the top 300 in the 2022 POY standings, sponsored by International Casino poker.

Lots of big names joined Bader in making deep runs in this occasion, consisting of World Texas hold’em Scenic tour champion and also recent WSOP centerpiece 10th-place finisher Asher Conniff (38th), three-time WPT champ as well as bracelet victor Brian Altman (27th), bracelet champion and also three-time ring victor Stephen Tune (29th), three-time ring winner Aditya Prasetyo (14th), and also arm band victor and two-time ring victor David Moses (8th).

Ten-time ring victor Jeffrey Trudeau dropped a handful of spots except safeguarding his 11th triumph on the excursion, finishing 6th ($ 77,351) when his pocket kings were broken yet the A-10 of David Dowdy. Dowdy then grabbed pocket aces versus the pocket kings of Thong Ho and held to take a commanding lead.

Ho was left with less than a big blind in his stack, yet mounted an unbelievable comeback that in fact saw him last longer than Dowdy. Bader made a straight versus Dowdy’s overpair of eights on a low board to double up, and then grabbed pocket queens dealing with a four-bet bluff push from Dowdy to double again. Dowdy ultimately obtained his last contribute with K-Q matched trailing the A-Q of Bader, that made the ace-high straight to send out Dowdy house with $99,714 for his fifth-place showing.

Ho’s comeback finished thanks to a preflop coin flip, with his pocket nines up against the A-K suited of WPT champ Matthew Wantman. Wantman made a pair of aces to win the pot as well as slim the field to 3 competitors. Ho gained $129,670.

Minutes after Ho’s elimination, Amir Atabaki got all-in with A-10 dealing with the A-Q of Bader. Both gamers made aces up by the river, yet Bader’s twist played to earn him the pot. Atabaki accumulated $170,095 as the third-place finisher.

Heads-up play started with Bader holding roughly a 2:1 chip lead. Wantman had the ability to battle his means on the top, and then took a large lead of his own after winning a huge pot with a triple barrel bluff. Bader rose back in advance when he doubled up with trip kings.

In the last hand, Bader simply more than min-raised on the button with 6Spade Suit6Heart Match and also Wantman protected his big blind holding 5Club Suit3Spade Fit. The flop came down 7Heart Suit7Diamond Suit3Club Match. Wantman check-called Bader’s continuation bet of 1,200,000 and the 4Spade Suit came off the deck on the turn. Wantman led out for 1,600,000 as well as Bader called. The 6Diamond Match on completion provided Wantman a seven-high straight. He wagered 8,000,000 and Bader elevated all-in with his rivered capacity. Wantman made the call and was revealed the bad news. He was granted $225,047 for his runner-up proving, increasing his recorded competition profits to more than $3.6 million.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at the final table:

PlacePlayerEarnings (USD)POY Points
1Brett Bader$364,1041080
2Matthew Wantman$225,047900
3Amir Atabaki$170,095720
4Thong Ho$129,670540
5David Dowdy$99,714450
6Jeffrey Trudeau$77,351360
7Bryan Emory$60,535270
8David Moses$47,799180
9Christopher Meyers$38,08390

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