Michael Wang Phases a Heads-Up Comeback to Clutch His 2d Bracelet

Michael Wang Phases a Heads-Up Comeback to Clutch His 2d Bracelet

Michael Wang

Michael Wang won his second WSOP bracelet Tournament #87: $5,000 No-Limit Retain’em, denying Farid Jattin a maiden title within the technique.

Seven years since defeating Bryn Kenney heads-up to take his first, Wang grabbed his second thanks in phase to an unprecedented heads-up against the Colombian.

He takes dwelling $541,604 after defeating a self-discipline of 573 gamers. Poker Corridor of Famer Erik Seidel became as soon as taking a witness for a tenth WSOP bracelet however would must resolve for third arena.

Tournament #87: $5,000 No-Limit Retain’em Final Table Results

Position
Player
Country
Payout (USD)

1
Michael Wang
United States
$541,604

2
Farid Jattin
Colombia
$334,747

3
Erik Seidel
United States
$238,321

4
Kartik Ved
India
$172,103

5
Yuval Bronshtein
Israel
$126,089

6
Billy O’Neil
United States
$83,740

7
Fred Goldberg
United States
$70,734

8
Will Nguyen
United States
$54,185

Winner’s Reaction

Michael WangMichael Wang

“Two is finest than one,” Wang educated PokerNews moments after securing victory. “I didn’t beget tremendous strong expectations coming into this day as a minimum the craziness of final evening. I correct saved getting deeper and deeper, and I correct didn’t preserve the prospect of going your complete technique that severely.

“It would preserve some time to direction of, however I am feeling mammoth correct now.”

Wang talked about that he escaped uninjured from final evening’s stampede having been within the room when it took arena.

“I become to my left and proper seen a sea of folks fleeing and sprinting. Each person around me became as soon as both operating or under the desk. It became as soon as upsetting. I legitimately conception there became as soon as a shooter within the casino, it didn’t even rotten my mind that it became as soon as inaccurate.”

Advantage to the poker, and Wang easiest had compliments for eventual heads-up opponent Farid Jattin.

“I relate Farid’s an complete monster. He’s a extremely strong player and he’s now not scared to pull the trigger. I relate that is why it is noteworthy to play with him. He correct has no apprehension and for that I in actual fact recognize his play. In opposition to a player admire that I’m now not fully bowled over he found some fingers to bluff with, and happily I correct had the fingers to name.”

Farid JattinFarid Jattin

Final Day Recap

With additional phases done on the closing day due to the the unscheduled discontinuance of play on Day 1, an complete of 192 gamers returned first and foremost up of play. Appropriate 86 of them would plot the money and the money bubble burst with the elimination of Darren Elias, guaranteeing the remaining gamers $8,085.

Valuable eliminations within the money integrated Justin Bonomo (83rd – $8,085), Scott Seiver (78th – $8,085), Yuri Dzivielevski (63rd – $8,843), Liv Boeree and Igor Kurganov in encourage-to-encourage eliminations (60th and 59th – $8,843), 2021 WSOP Main Tournament champion Koray Aldemir (47th – $11,388), Phil Hellmuth (38th – $13,059), Mike Matusow (31st – $15,233) and Maria Ho (30th – $15,233).

By the time the match reached three tables, it became as soon as Kartik Ved who held the chip lead earlier than Farid Jattin started to model his authority on complaints. Daniel Negreanu exited in 13th arena earlier than 2014 Main Tournament champion Martin Jacobson became as soon as furthermore eradicated.

The chip leaders remained consistent, and it became as soon as Jattin earlier than Ved when the gamers mixed for a closing desk of 9 after the elimination of Vanessa Kade in 10th.

Three doubles for Will Nguyen would seek for him ladder, on the expense of Erfan Geula, as Ved and Jattin persevered to interchange blows on the tip of the leaderboard.

Billy O’Neil and Yuval Bronshtein hit the rail, earlier than Ved lost a flip to Jattin who opened up the largest chip lead of the match.

Erik Seidel became as soon as on the hunt for his tenth WSOP bracelet, and would double three-handed, however it wasn’t enough as he bust in third.

Erik SeidelErik Seidel

Heads-Up Play

Wang got right here into heads-up play with a 6:1 chip deficit and would double rapid to lower the arrears. One other double got right here with Jattin jamming with bottom pair easiest for Wang to beget rivered a flush.

With the stacks diploma, one other double where Wang known as river with time out eights against correct seven-excessive of Jattin would seek for him inch to the verge of victory, and he would seal it in vogue — rivering quads to real his second WSOP title.

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Will Shillibier is predicated mostly mostly within the United Kingdom. He graduated from the University of Kent in 2017 with a B.A. in German, after which studied for a NCTJ Diploma in Sports actions Journalism at Sportsbeat in Manchester. He previously labored as a contract dwell reporter, and video presenter for the World Poker Tour.

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