WSOP Roundup: Series Wraps Up With Big Wins from French, Canadian Players; TOC Continues

With the Main Event now in the rearview mirror, most of the World Series of Poker has come to a close but there has been some big action over the last week. That includes big performances by some international competitors.

Players from France found the winner’s circle in the series’ final week including Julien Martini scoring bracelet No. 4. His countryman Gregory Teboul also won some gold and a massive payday as well.

The last week also produced winners from Canada, Latvia, Italy, the Netherlands, and more. Here’s a look at some of the action from last week.

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Event #75: $777 Lucky 7s NLHE 7-Handed

This event kickstarted a nice run by French players. Gregory Teboul (pictured in lead image) captured his first bracelet in the Lucky 7s. That brought a huge score of $777,777 with the tournament drawing 6,891entries and a $4.7 million prize pool.

Just prior to this win, Teboul also won a $400 WSOP Daily Deepstack for $31,583 – not a bad few days in Sin City.

“I feel very, very well because it’s not nothing to win a tournament in Las Vegas,” he said after his bracelet win. “It’s my fifth year here and this was the good year.”

Event 78: $2,500 NLHE

Sebastien Aube, of Quebec City, Canada, made it to the top in this event for his first bracelet and $499,636. France’s Jilien Loire took second for $308,817. This was only Aube’s second WSOP cash and taking up the game again recently proved to be a nice decision.

“I played recreationally in my 20s and when I opened my last business in the pandemic, I came upon the MasterClass of Daniel Negreanu,” he said after the win. “I always liked the guy so was like, ‘Alright, let’s go.’ He really psyched me up. It’s the same recipe to succeed in poker as it is in business, so it really called to me.”

The tournament brought in 1,364 entries for a $3 million prize pool with France’s Axel Hallay finishing fourth for $162,627.

Julien Martini after his latest WSOP victory. (photos courtesy WSOP_

Event 79: $10,000 Razz Championship

It was another big day for a French player in this lowball championship. Julien Martini made his entry count, scoring his fourth bracelet for $328,906.

Martini’s previous WSOP titles came in Omaha Hi/Lo, Short Deck, and Eight-Game Mix. In 2018, he also  took third in the Razz Championship for $134,587. This year’s tournament produced 125 entries for a $1.2 million prize pool.

China’s Yueqi Zhu took third for $149,958 and 2021 Main Event winner Koray Aldemir, of Germany finished fourth for $111,991. Brazilian poker pro and GGPoker ambassador Felipe Ramos finished fifth for $84,683.

Online Event 10: $3,200 High Roller

Another Canadian found the top spot at the virtual WSOP tables.  Julien Perouse, of Toronto, won his first bracelet for $324,767 and his fourth series cash, which all came in online events. Israel’s Gabriel Nastasa found third place for $137,055.

Event 80: $600 Mixed NLHE; Pot Limit Omaha Deepstack

A field of 2,107 entries produced a $1.1 million prize pool in this mixed action. Romans Voitovs, of Latvia, brought home his first bracelet and $158,609. Brazilian Francisco Baruffi finished fourth for $54,172.

Online Event 12: $5,300 High Roller Freezeout Encore

Italy’s Gianluca “Inmyhouse” Speranza found success in the penultimate online event. He locked up his first bracelet and $324,625 in an event featuring 245 entries and a $2.1 million prize pool. Japan’s Kazuki “hyahhoo3” Ikeuchi scored a fourth-place finish for $83,300.

A look at other winners

Several other players made deep runs in the series’ final week. In Event 77: $1,500 Mixed NLHE; Pot Limit Omaha, Canada’s Vincent Lam was fourth for $91,800. The United Kingdom’s Richard Kellett finished fifth for $68,274.

Johannes Straver, of the Netherlands, made a huge run in Event 81: $5,000 Freezeout NLHE. He took runner-up for $411,279. Hungary’s Peter Turmezey took third for $292,665 and UK’s Toby Lewis finished fifth for $154,806.

In Event 82: $800 Eight-Handed NLHE Deepstack, another UK player found a nice finish. Gary Whitehead secured second place for $168,093 and Ireland’s Marc MacDonnell was fourth for $95,487.

Tomasz Gluszko, of Poland, reached third place in Event 84: $3,000 HORSE for $87,687. In Event 86: $10,000 Six-Handed NLHE Championship, the Czech Republic’s Pavel Plesuv took runner-up for $509,674. Israel’s Barak Wisbrod scored fifth for $164,304.

India’s Kartik Ved finished fifth in Event 87: $5,000 Eight-Handed NLHE for $172,103. In Online Event 13: $500 NLHE Summer Saver, Bulgaria’s Boris “goldenbracelet” Kolev also finished fifth for $29,738.

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Tournament of Champions closes out WSOP

Only one event remains in the 2022 WSOP, the Tournament of Champions. The $1 million freeroll is open to all bracelet winners as well as all WSOP Circuit ring winners. Day 1 kicked off on Monday and the event concludes on Wednesday.

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