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|Blinds||400,000 / 800,000|
Players Info - Day 1
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Jaspal Brar Tops Field In Event #88: $1,000 Super Turbo No-Limit Hold'em For First Gold Bracelet ($190,731)
Event #88: $1,000 Super Turbo No-Limit Hold'em at the 2022 WSOP at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas attracted 1,288 entrants, all looking to capitalize on the last chance of the summer to win a bracelet event.
Once the dust settled after a marathon 15 hour day, it was Canada's Jaspal Brar who was the last one standing, besting Jesse Lonis in a short-lived heads-up match to win his first gold bracelet and a cool $190,731.
"It feels good, really good," Brar said when asked what the win meant to him. Though the prize money surely sweetens the deal, it is not the primary reason Brar entered the tournament. "To be honest with you the bracelet is big, everyone wants it. The money comes and goes".
Brar described the past day's events as "the highlight of my career", the culmination of a lifelong dream. "I always wanted a bracelet. I come every year to [the WSOP] to play".
Event #88: $1,000 Super Turbo No-Limit Hold'em Final Table Results
|2||Jesse Lonis||United States||$117,872|
|3||Jesse Capps||United States||$85,040|
|5||Christopher Garman||United States||$45,885|
|6||Ronald Sullivan||United States||$34,327|
|8||Huy Nguyen||United Staes||$19,942|
|9||Jonathan Hilton||United States||$15,491|
As one would expect of a turbo tournament, action was fast paced throughout the day, especially in the latter stages when the tournament average stack rarely strayed above 20 big blinds. The money bubble was burst during Level 16, only a little over five hours after the tournament got underway. Play did not slow down at that point, with the final table reached during Level 31.
Final Table Action
Given how shallow stacks were heading into the final table, it was no surprise that ICM considerations dominated much of the play. Jonathan Hilton, who came into the final table as the short stack, was first out the door when his tens could not hold against Jesse Capps' ace-ten.
Not long after, Huy Nguyen hit the rail after getting his money in bad against Brar and failing to improve. Barely had Nguyen left his seat before Vinicius Escossi followed in his footsteps, losing a flip to a rampant Brar.
Some time passed before another elimination, with stacks evening out and play tightening up considerably. The blind levels were bound to catch up eventually, however, and it was Ronald Sullivan who was the next player to be sent packing after being forced all in out of the big blind only to find himself dominated by Capps. Just a couple of hands later, Christopher Garman fell victim to Boris Kolev and saw his dreams of a maiden bracelet go up in smoke.
Kolev had been down to just 200,000 at one point at the final table but tripled up in consecutive hands to bring himself back into contention. The remarkable comeback was not to be, however, after his queen-ten could not find a way to overcome Brar's ace-three.
Capps showed his willingness to risk it all, even with shorter stacks in play, throughout the final table, something which helped him navigate his way to three-handed play. His luck ran out eventually though when his dominating ace-ten fell to the ace-eight of Brar to setup heads-up play.
No marathon heads-up contest was on the cards. Just a few hands after it began, the match was over when Lonis ran ace-six into the ladies of Brar. The pocket queens held and Brar could barely contain his excitement as a dream became reality. Lonis, meanwhile, was forced to settle for a not so paltry $117,872 consolation prize.
Congratulations to Jaspar Brar on winning Event #88: $1,000 Super Turbo No-Limit Hold'em! Be sure to stay tuned to PokerNews as its live reporting team wraps up coverage of the 2022 WSOP at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas.
Jaspal Brar has defeated Jesse Lonis heads-up to win Event #88: $1,000 Super Turbo No-Limit Hold'em for $190,731 and his first World Series of Poker bracelet.
The win is the Edmonton, Alberta native's largest ever tournament cash and by far the biggest of his 33 career WSOP cashes.
Stay tuned for a full recap of the day's action and an interview with the champion.
Jesse Lonis moved all in from the small blind / button and after taking a breath to realize this may be his moment, Jaspal Brar called.
The board ran out , bringing no help to Lonis.
The player's stacks were quickly counted, with Lonis' 11 million chips falling short of Brar's roughly 15 million to end Lonis' night in 2nd place while crowing Brar the champion.
Jesse Capps moved all in from under the gun and Jesse Lonis snap called on the button.
Lonis, though at risk, was ahead and extended his lead on the flop. The turn did keep Capps drawing live but the river bricked out to leave him with just 575,000.
A few hands later Jaspal Brar moved all in on the button and Capps called off out of the small blind.
Capps had his opponent dominated and was in a good spot to score the double. It was not to be, however, after the board ran out to send Capps to the rail in 3rd place.
Jaspal Brar moved all in from the cutoff with the table covered and got a call from Boris Kolev for his last 1,500,000.
The board came , pairing Brar's ace and bringing no help to Kolev, who leaves in 4th place, but wins the award for most boisterous rail in the tournament.
Jesse Lonis opened to 1,500,000 on the button only to see Jesse Capps push 4,700,000 into the middle out of the big blind, leaving himself just 25,000 behind. Lonis went deep into the tank, standing up as he pondered his decision. After counting out a call and eyeing up Capps, Lonis eventually released his hand to take a hit to his stack.
With Jesse Lonis in the big blind holding just 2,100,000 behind, Jesse Capps moved all in from the small blind.
Lonis called to put himself at risk.
The flop was harmless to Capps as it came , but the on the turn paired Lonis.
The river secured the double up for Lonis as the four remaining stacks at the table grow closer together.
Boris Kolev opened to 2,700,000 from under the gun and Christopher Garman moved all in for less on the button to put himself at risk.
Kolev was in pole position holding the dominating ace and moved further in front following the flop. Garman was left drawing to a deuce after the turn but was unable to improve on the river, sending him out of the tournament in 5th place.