Simon Mattsson wins 2022 WSOP Online Main Event

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Swedish poker pro Simon Mattsson claimed his first World Series of Poker bracelet earlier this week after winning the 2022 World Series of Poker Online Main Event.

Mattsson, who plays online under the screen name C. Darwin2, won the Main Event on the international-facing segment of the WSOP Online being played on GGPoker. The $5,000 Main Event ended up with 4,984 entries and a $23,674,000 prize pool. The top 500 finishers in the tournament made it into the money.

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For first place Mattsson cashed $2,793,574. Mattsson entered the final table with the chip lead and held onto that lead when heads-up play began against Thailand’s Kannapong Thanarattrakul. When heads-up play began Mattsson held a near 3-to-2 chip lead over Thanarattrakul. Mattsson’s strong run continued and by the time they reached what ended up being the final hand that lead had grown to 3-to-1.

On the final hand Mattsson limped from the button and bet 3 million and Thanarattrakul came back at him with a raise of 9 million. After a call by Mattsson the flop came down 10s-7c-4h. Thanarattrakul bet out just over 6 million and Mattsson called. The turn was the 3c. After Thanarattrakul bet 12.6 million Mattsson called once again.

The river was the 7h. Thanarattrakul moved all-in and Mattsson quickly called. Thanarattrakul showed Jc-10C for two pair tens and sevens. Mattsson showed 6c-5c to complete a seven-high straight to take the hand and the tournament.

For second place Thanarattrakul cashed $2,096,884. Here’s a look at all the final table payouts from the Main Event:

  1. Simon Mattsson – $2,793,574
  2. Kannapong Thanarattrakul – $2,094,884
  3. Feng Zhao – $1,570,941
  4. Samuel Vousden – $1,178,040
  5. Istvan Briski – $883,404
  6. Yanfei Chi – $662,459
  7. Jordan Spurlin – $496,774
  8. Oliver Sprason – $372,529
  9. Tim Rutherford – $279,357
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