Joey Weissman Joey Weissman is the winner of the inaugural BetMGM Poker Championship $3,500 Main Event at ARIA Resort and Casino after defeating Paul Hoefer during heads-up play. Weissman entered heads-up play with a dominant chip lead and finished the job after doubling up his short-stacked opponent twice.
The four-day BetMGM Poker Championship Main Event drew 343 entrants to generate just under $1.1 million in prize money to surpass the guaranteed million. A decent chunk of the field, 68 players to be exact, qualified for the event by playing online at BetMGM Poker in either Michigan, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania.
Weissman, a World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner, adds the top prize of $224,236 to his previous $4.1 million in Hendon Mob-reported earnings in addition to the magnificent golden cup.
“This is the stuff we wake up for,” Weissman told PokerNews after the victory. “Every day we wake up, most of the time we lose. As my good buddy Pads ( Patrick Leonard ) says, you wake up, you suffer, you go to sleep, you wake up, you suffer, you do it again. This is the day you wake up for, though. Some days you win.” 2022 BetMGM Poker Championship Main Event Final Table Results
PLACE PLAYER COUNTRY PRIZE (IN USD) 1 Joey Weissman United States $224,236 2 Paul Hoefer United States $159,152 Final Table Action
Day 4 began with only six players and took nearly seven hours to get down to a winner. First out was veteran grinder Joe Kuether , who ran ace-queen into the pocket queens of Hoefer to fall in sixth place for $41,709.
Benji Felson , the last BetMGM Poker qualifier standing who satellited into the tournament for just $500, was next out when he got it in with top pair only to be out-kicked by Hoefer. The payday of $51,587 gave the New Jersey qualifier a greater than 100x return on his investment and biggest score to date. Benji Felson was the last online qualifier standing. Bracelet winner Michael Wang bowed out in fourth in heartbreaking fashion when he got it in with pocket queens […]
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