Joao Simao Captures Second WSOP Bracelet, Luke Schwartz Leads Negreanu and Ivey in $50k PPC – Agora Poker

WSOP 2022: Joao Simao Captures Second WSOP Bracelet, Luke Schwartz Leads Negreanu and Ivey in $50k PPC

WSOP 2022: Joao Simao Captures Second WSOP Bracelet, Luke Schwartz Leads Negreanu and Ivey in $50k PPC

Joao Simao won gold at the World Series of Poker for the second time after a thrilling victory in Las Vegas. The biggest day of action so far in the 2022 WSOP saw four bracelets and five other events take place in the Bally’s and Paris cardrooms as millions were won on the World Series of Poker. With bracelet wins for big names such as Joao Simao and debutant winners such as Simeon Spasov, it was a great day of action at the felt. Simao Makes it Two to Tango

Brazilian superstar Joao Simao won his second WSOP bracelet as he outlasted a strong field and an even stronger final table to win the $686,242 top prize in Las Vegas. At the eight-handed final table, Simao had to see off the challenges of some terrific players in order to claim the second bracelet of his career.

Before the final table began, several big names busted, with WSOP 2022 bracelet winner Ben Diebold (48 th for $12,977), Mustapha Kanit (28 th for $19,650), Brian Rast (22 nd for $23,327), and David Williams (18 th for $23,327) all going close but not reaching the last eight.

Once the final table was reached, Cody Rich and Fred Goldberg both busted in PLO hands before Joshua McSwiney got his last 14 big blinds into the middle but couldn’t overtake Marius Gierse’s , especially after a seven appeared on the flop. McSwiney cashed for the first five-figure prize of the event, $120,165, before Aden Salazar followed him from the felt in fifth for $161,239, his unable to catch Simao’s with a nine on the flop cancelled out by a jack on the river.

After Dante Goya left in fourth for $219,472, three-handed play began with a trio of talented players battling for victory. Former WSOP Main Event winner Ryan Riess had laddered superbly throughout the final table, but eventually missed out on heads-up, busting to Gierse in third place for $302,980. Despite winning that pot, Gierse remained well behind Simao with only 8.6 million chips to the leader’s 30.8m.

A short time later, Simao took gold when […]

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