Joey Weissman Wins Inaugural BetMGM Poker Championship Predominant Match ($224,236)

Joey Weissman

Joey Weissman is the winner of the inaugural BetMGM Poker Championship $3,500 Predominant Match at ARIA Resort and Casino after defeating Paul Hoefer during heads-up play. Weissman entered heads-up play with a dominant chip lead and accomplished the job after doubling up his brief-stacked opponent twice.

The four-day BetMGM Poker Championship Predominant Match drew 343 entrants to generate well-known below $1.1 million in prize money to surpass the assured million. A tight chunk of the discipline, 68 gamers to be staunch, edifying for the tournament by taking half in online at BetMGM Poker in either Michigan, Contemporary Jersey, or Pennsylvania.

Weissman, a World Sequence of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner, adds the discontinue prize of $224,236 to his earlier $4.1 million in Hendon Mob-reported earnings moreover to the well-known golden cup.

“This is the stuff we gain up for,” Weissman advised PokerNews after the victory. “Day-after-day we gain up, many of the time we lose. As my real buddy Pads (Patrick Leonard) says, you gain up, you suffer, you tumble asleep, you gain up, you suffer, you fetch it over again. This is the day you gain up for, though. Some days you buy.”

2022 BetMGM Poker Championship Predominant Match Final Table Outcomes

  PLACE PLAYER COUNTRY PRIZE (IN USD)
  1 Joey Weissman United States $224,236
  2 Paul Hoefer United States $159,152
  3 Noel Rodriguez United States $104,272
  4 Michael Wang United States $65,856
  5 Benji Felson United States $51,587
  6 Joe Kuether United States $41,709
  7 Zachary Donovan United States $34,026
  8 Todd Ivens United States $28,538
  9 Albert Nguyen Canada $24,147

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Final Table Action

Day 4 began with most efficient six gamers and took virtually seven hours to gain all the method in which down to a winner. First out used to be outmoded grinder Joe Kuether, who ran ace-queen into the pocket queens of Hoefer to tumble in sixth set for $41,709.

Benji Felson, the final BetMGM Poker qualifier standing who satellited into the tournament for nice $500, used to be subsequent out when he got it in with top pair most efficient to be out-kicked by Hoefer. The payday of $51,587 gave the Contemporary Jersey qualifier a better than 100x return on his funding and ideally marvelous rating to this level.

Benji Felson
Benji Felson used to be the final online qualifier standing.

Bracelet winner Michael Wang bowed out in fourth in heartbreaking fashion when he got it in with pocket queens in opposition to the ace-jack of diamonds of Weissman. Wang stayed ahead except the river card, which gave Weissman a coveted Royal Flush to crack the queens plump of Wang, who saved a smile on his face as he took the gutwrenching beat.

Noel Rodriguez fell in third when he three-bet shoved with king-queen and couldn’t beef up in opposition to the ace-jack of Weissman, who entered heads-up play with a dominant chip lead over Hoefer sooner than the German managed to double up twice to discontinue afloat.

In the closing hand, Weissman held ace-four and build Hoefer in for the rest of his stack. Hoefer known as with king-deuce and managed to out-flop Weissman sooner than Weissman spiked an ace on the river to buy the hand and the tournament. It used to be rather the scuttle-up for Hoefer, who began the day because the brief stack with well-known 12 colossal blinds and managed to ladder to a 2d-set victory value $159,152.

Weissman advised PokerNews he navigated heads-up play cautiously despite having a colossal lead. In the equal PokerGO Studio final year, Weissman overcame a dominant heads-up lead by Adam Hendrix to spend down the U.S. Poker Open Match #5: $10,000 No-Restrict Retain’em for $204,000.

“So, I do know from firsthand (expertise) that individuals attain abet in heads-up and buy,” he mentioned. “So you’ve well-known got to discontinue focused, you perhaps can’t gain too cocky. The rest can happen.”

That wraps up PokerNews’ coverage of the inaugural BetMGM Poker Championship Predominant Match at ARIA Resort and Casino. Guarantee to check up on the dwell reporting portal for coverage of various events.

Joey Weissman
Joey Weissman celebrates with his rail!

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