After 15 hours of play, 35-year-old Chicago native Bryan Schultz took down the title for his maiden WSOP bracelet and the grand prize of $330,057.
The 2022 WSOSP Event #18: $1,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em drew 2,663 entrants, good for a $2,370,070 prize pool, with exactly 400 players paid.
Schultz defeated Young Sik Eum heads-up, while Angela Jordison saw a fantastic run come to an end in third place, ahead of notables like Harry Rubin and Nick Palma who rounded out the top five.
2022 WSOP Event #18: $1,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em Final Table Results
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Before today, Schultz’s biggest result was winning a circuit ring title in 2011 for $111,000. The Chicago native was asked by PokerNews what he expected today going into Day 2 and he said, ”I mean, winning a bracelet seemed so far away. I didn’t even think it was possible”.
”This is way better” said Schultz when asked how today feels versus the circuit ring win.
”This is way better”
The 35-year-old ex-pat was questioned on his cool and calm demeanour going into action today. Schultz said he was ”really tuned in. I feel like I was prepared, so I was ready for all the spots that came at me. I wasn’t nervous”.
To his lifestyle, living in Colombia and mostly grinding online mid-stakes tournaments, Schultz said he’d been out there for six years.
”It’s cheaper, the cost of living. People are nice. Weather is good”.
Schultz will return to South America with over $330,000 in winnings, but more importantly, of course, the gold bracelet.
Day 2 Recap
Final table play started with Kevin Legerski‘s king-seven falling to Young Sik Eum’s king-queen to send him out in ninth place. Mike Holtz was next to go, losing with ace-nine to Schultz’s pocket jacks and exiting in eighth place.
Schultz then had a huge double with ace-king versus the ace-ten of Rubin, before Tony Dam busted in seventh to Schultz, where once again pocket jacks held up against ace-seven. Schultz then flipped it with ace-queen against pocket nines and eliminated Robert Hofer in sixth.
Momentum paused after Schultz doubled Eum up with fours running into sevens before Nick Palma was busted by Eum’s turned nut straight in fifth. Schultz then got Harry Rubin to commit his stack with top pair against Schultz’s over-pair to send Rubin out in fourth.
Eum then eliminated Angela Jordison in third after getting it all-in preflop and getting help on the river with an ace from space. Jordison, a popular name in the poker community, tweeted the following to her followers straight after.
When they got heads-up, they traded stacks, but once Schultz got the chip lead, he didn’t relinquish it, eventually busting Young Sik Eum when his ace-queen held up against Eum’s jack-deuce.
That concludes events from today’s WSOP. We will be back tomorrow with all the updates from Bally’s and Paris for the latest events. Stay here at PokerNews for all the action.
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