..

Espen Jorstad Wins 2022 WSOP Main Event ($10,000,000)

Written by:
Ace King
Published on:
Jul/17/2022

Espen Jorstad has conquered Australian Adrian Attenborough heads-up to top a field of 8,663 players and walk away with a cool $10 million in the WSOP Main Event Sunday.

300x250-MOSS-Anniversary-Gambling911.jpg

The Norwegian has had some mild success over the years in live tournament play, winning $271,872 prior to this weekend.

Jorstad's success is especially recognizable now in his native Norway.  He becomes the first Norwegian to win the WSOP Main Event while overtaking Felix Stephensen at the top of the Norwegian all-time money list in the process.  Stephensen finished as runner-up in the 2014 WSOP Main Event.

Jorstad called his mother immediately following the victory.

"She was crying and had trouble speaking. She's my biggest fan so it was kind of emotional," Jorstad told a crowd of reporters. "It feels really good."

Jorstad said that on Day 6 he told eventual heads-up opponent Attenborough that the Australian was the one player he didn't want to play heads-up against.

"But I did," said Jorstad. "I just got better cards than him today."

And what does Jorstad plan to do with all this money?

"My goal has been to reach into the High Roller scene and play more $25,000 tournaments and stuff like that. I've dipped my toes, but now I have a bigger bankroll to take some shots in those tournaments. I need to get in the lab and make sure I'm good enough to play them.

"And make some very sensible investments — cryptocurrencies and tech stocks, probably."

- Ace King, Gambling911.com

Poker News

Poker Legend Molly Bloom to Host €10,000 'Molly's Game' at SBC Summit Barcelona

Poker Legend Molly Bloom to Host €10,000 'Molly's Game' at SBC Summit Barcelona

The real life author and organiser of high-stakes celebrity poker games that inspired the film "Molly's Game" will be delivering a keynote speech and host an exclusive €10,000 invitational poker tournament.

Winners From 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Big 4 Championships Revealed

Winners From 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Big 4 Championships Revealed

For the seventh consecutive year, the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO) concluded with the crowning of The Big 4 champions at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood.

Natural8 Poker Ambassador kitty kuo Wants New Boyfriend

Natural8 Poker Ambassador kitty kuo Wants New Boyfriend: "Only Need to See 5 Times a Year" and "No Franch"

At the conclusion of this year's World Series of Poker we learned that Asia's largest online poker room, Natural8, ambassador Kitty Kuo was publicly seeking a new boyfriend....but her busy schedule might not allow for it.  Not to mention she's a little picky.

The Mouth Speaks Out About Mar-A-Lago Raid

The Mouth Speaks Out About Mar-A-Lago Raid: "Better Have Goods or Trump Will Win in Massive Landslide in 2024"

Plus poker player Dan Shak charged with ‘spoofing’ precious metals markets

The Mouth Takes on Poker Pro, Economist Andrew Barber: "I Don’t Think You’re an ***hole, I Just Think You’re Brainwashed"

Mike "The Mouth" Matusow, one of poker's most successful players, has been ranting over the past 48 hours about everything from anti-Trumpism, President Joe Biden running for re-election in 2024, the WSOP failure to punish player who are tardy to tournament events and puberty blockers?

Syndicate