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2022 53rd Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Wednesday, June 08, 2022 to Saturday, June 11, 2022

Event #16: $3,000 No-Limit Holdem

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  • Buy-in: $3,000
  • Prizepool: $3,310,800
  • Entries: 1,240
  • Remaining: 0


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Saturday, June 11, 2022 7:38 PM Local Time
Stefan Lehner Wins First Bracelet in Event #16: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em ($558,616)

Stefan Lehner

Austria's Stefan Lehner defeated a field of 1,240 players to win his first bracelet in Event #16: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em at the 2022 World Series of Poker at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas.

He triumphed at a final table featuring former bracelet winners David Miscikowski, Joey Weissman and Davide Suriano, before defeating Toby Boas heads-up to take home $558,616.

Meanwhile, Boas would have to settle for second place for $345,244, but can take solace in the fact he ladered from start-of-day short stack to record a new career-best cash.

Event #16: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPayout (USD)
1Stefan LehnerAustria$558,616
2Toby BoasUnited States$345,244
3Nathan RusslerUnited States$248,298
4David MiscikowskiUnited States$180,795
5Alex FoxenUnited States$133,300
6Kevin StevensUnited States$99,535
7Joey WeissmanUnited States$75,282
8Nicholas DolenUnited States$57,683
9Davide SurianoItaly$44,785

Winner's Reaction

"I don't have the words for it I think," he told PokerNews. "At the beginning I was second in chips but then I was short stacked all the time. SO I played very well and I'm very happy that I have this [bracelet] now."

Just three days after landing in Las Vegas for the 2022 WSOP, Lehner's victory came in his first tournament of the summer but said he felt no pressure playing for the bracelet.

"When you know that almost every time you need to do in this spot, then it's not so tough to play. I do a lot of theory, so it's just about staying calm."

The Austrian's previous best WSOP result was a fourth-place finish during the 2021 WSOP Online Fifty Stack for $105,507, but says that this was a completely different environment.

"It's totally different. Playing against real people is great, playing against people from different nations. You get to have reads on the players - and that's real poker."

Final Table Recap

David Miscikowski started the final table as chip leader, and he wasted no time extending it after making flush over flush against Lehner in a hand that knocked the Austrian down the chip counts having himself started second in chips.

Miscikowski then sent Davide Suriano to the rail in ninth before Nicholas Dolen was felted in eighth by Alex Foxen. Foxen now occupied second rung in the ladder, behind Miscikowski, and eventually moved ahead while former bracelet winner Joey Weissman was eliminated.

As the blinds continued to increase, so did the size of the pots. Kevin Stevens' elimination alone was enough for Nathan Russler to move into the chip lead with close to half the chips in play.

Alex Foxen
Alex Foxen

Foxen's time in the chip lead was short-lived as he was eliminated in fifth, before a third double of the final table saw Toby Boas took over as chip leader. This was Boas' third double of the final table, having started the day as the short stack, and increased his lead with the elimination of Miscikowski in fourth.

At this point, it looked like a race to the bottom for Boas' opponents Lehner and Russler as they looked to avoid finishing third against the overwhelming chip leader. Lehner had been nursing his short stack for some time now, and would double twice to stay afloat. He was then fortunate not to bust after the river saw him chop against Russler to stay alive.

Another double for Lehner saw Russler pushed to the brink, and he exited in third place. The early stages of heads-up were a back and forth affair, with Boas opening a 2:1 chip lead.

Pivotal Hand

The turning point heads-up came where Boas had bet 4,500,000 on a board of      and Lehner called. With around 16 million chips in the middle, Boas shoved the   river and Lehner called for his last 11,450,000.

Boas showed    for five-high while Lehner showed    for two pair and moved into the lead

Following this, Lehner would push ahead in pursuit of victory, and despite a double from Boas, it wasn't enough to prevent Lehner from taking down the tournament, the bracelet and over half a million dollars in prize money.

Stefan Lehner
Stefan Lehner
Saturday, June 11, 2022 7:34 PM Local Time
Toby Boas Eliminated in 2nd Place ($345,244)

Toby Boas

Stefan Lehner shoved the button and Toby Boas called all in for around 6,000,000.

Toby Boas:   
Stefan Lehner:   

The rail again called for a seven, but after the flop     they were calling for a ten also. The turn   also saw them calling for a six.

However, the river was the   and Boas was eliminated in second place, taking home $345,244.

Stefan Lehner49,600,0006,200,000
Toby Boas0-6,200,000
Saturday, June 11, 2022 7:31 PM Local Time
Boas Doubles Heads-Up

Toby Boas

Stefan Lehner shoved and Toby Boas called for his last 3,100,000.

Toby Boas:   
Stefan Lehner:   

Lehner was in front as Boas' rail called for a four. The four duly came on the       board to see him double up.

Stefan Lehner43,400,000-1,900,000
Toby Boas6,200,0001,900,000
Saturday, June 11, 2022 7:29 PM Local Time
Lehner Opens Up Biggest Heads-Up Lead So Far

In a limped pot Toby Boas checked the     flop and Stefan Lehner bet 800,000. Boas check-raised to 2,400,000 and Lehner called.

The turn was the   and Boas check-called 1,800,000.

The river   went check-check. Boas tabled    for a missed flush draw along with a two pair — tens and twos — while Lehner flipped over    for tens and threes and took down the pot.

Stefan Lehner45,300,0006,200,000
Toby Boas4,300,000-6,200,000
Saturday, June 11, 2022 7:17 PM Local Time
Lehner Doubles into Chip Lead After Boas River Bluff

Stefan Lehner

On a      board there was already 7,000,000 in the middle already, and Toby Boas had bet 4,500,000.

Stefan Lehner called and the river was the   putting three spades on the board. Boas thought before moving all in, covering Lehner who had 11,450,000 behind.

Lehner rechecked his cards before calling.

Boas tabled    for a missed gutshot while Lehner took down the pot with    for two pair.

Stefan Lehner39,100,00020,400,000
Toby Boas10,500,000-20,400,000
Saturday, June 11, 2022 7:11 PM Local Time
Lehner Chips Up After the Break
Toby Boas30,900,000-2,050,000
Stefan Lehner18,700,0002,050,000
Saturday, June 11, 2022 7:01 PM Local Time
Level 37 started
Level: 37
Blinds: 400,000/800,000
Ante: 800,000
Saturday, June 11, 2022 6:39 PM Local Time
Boas Wins Last Hand Before the Break

Toby Boas

Toby Boas check-called 600,000 from Stefan Lehner on the       board and the river was the  .

Boas checked and Lehner put out a bet in the region of 3,500,000. Boas snap-called.

Lehner tabled    but Boas had that beat with    for trip eights.

The players are now going on a 30-minute break. They will return at 19:05 local time.

Toby Boas32,950,0003,750,000
Stefan Lehner16,650,000-3,750,000
Saturday, June 11, 2022 6:27 PM Local Time
Back Comes Lehner
Toby Boas29,200,000-4,250,000
Stefan Lehner20,400,0004,250,000
Saturday, June 11, 2022 6:17 PM Local Time
Back Comes Boas
Toby Boas33,450,0003,450,000
Stefan Lehner16,150,000-3,450,000
Saturday, June 11, 2022 6:13 PM Local Time
Lehner Making a Fight of It Heads-Up

Toby Boas bet 600,000 on the     flop and Stefan Lehner called.

The turn was the   and Boas check-called 2,000,000.

The river was the   and Boas checked. Lehner put out a bet of 4,600,000 and Boas contemplated a call. He counted out the chips and rechecked his cards before opting to fold.

Toby Boas30,000,000-450,000
Stefan Lehner19,600,000450,000
Saturday, June 11, 2022 6:05 PM Local Time
Lehner Closes the Gap

Toby Boas bet 1,400,000 on a     flop and Stefan Lehner called. The turn was the   and Boas checked

Lehner bet 1,300,000 and Boas called.

Boas checked the   river and Lehner bet 4,800,00. Boas quickly mucked and Lehner scooped the pot.

Toby Boas30,450,000-6,350,000
Stefan Lehner19,150,0006,350,000
Saturday, June 11, 2022 5:56 PM Local Time
Nathan Russler Eliminated in 3rd Place ($248,298)

Nathan Russler

Nathan Russler was all in with    against the    of Stefan Lehner. Russler had 3,450,000 in chips behind and would need his pocket pair to hold to stay alive.

The flop     was safe, but the   turned the hand on its head. He couldn't find a miracle two-outer on the   river and he exited in third place.

Toby Boas36,800,000-2,400,000
Stefan Lehner12,800,0005,000,000
Nathan Russler0-2,600,000
Saturday, June 11, 2022 5:52 PM Local Time
Lehner Doubles Through Russler

Stefan Lehner shoved blind on blind for 3,600,000 and Nathan Russler called in the big blind.

Stefan Lehner:   
Nathan Russler:   

The queen-high flop     gave Lehner top pair. The turn   improved him to two-pair and the river   saw him secure yet another double-up.

Toby Boas39,200,0001,300,000
Stefan Lehner7,800,0001,500,000
Nathan Russler2,600,000-2,750,000
Saturday, June 11, 2022 5:45 PM Local Time
Russler Continues to Dominate
Toby Boas37,900,0004,900,000
Stefan Lehner6,300,000-300,000
Nathan Russler5,350,000-4,150,000
Saturday, June 11, 2022 5:34 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Toby Boas33,000,0001,000,000
Nathan Russler9,500,000-1,500,000
Stefan Lehner6,600,000100,000
Saturday, June 11, 2022 5:34 PM Local Time
Level 36 started
Level: 36
Blinds: 300,000/600,000
Ante: 600,000
Saturday, June 11, 2022 5:31 PM Local Time
Miracle River Saves Lehner

Stefan Lehner shoved from the small blind for 6,050,000 with    and was called in the big blind by Nathan Russler with   

The flop     had Lehner's rail calling for the ten-nine runout which would give him a straight. The turn was the   and now his rail were calling for an eight to give both players a full house.

"Eight ball," said Lehner, as the river   was dealt. Russler was in disbelief as Lehner survived and three-handed play continued.

Toby Boas32,000,000150,000
Nathan Russler11,000,0003,050,000
Stefan Lehner6,500,000-3,300,000
Saturday, June 11, 2022 5:21 PM Local Time
Another Double for Lehner

Stefan Lehner was all in again, this time for 4,650,000 against chip leader Toby Boas.

Stefan Lehner:   
Toby Boas:   

There was a blockbuster flop as it came     to give Lehner top pair and Boas a flush draw. The turn   and river   bricked and Lehner scored another double up.

Toby Boas31,850,000-3,150,000
Stefan Lehner9,800,0004,100,000
Nathan Russler7,950,000-850,000
Saturday, June 11, 2022 5:18 PM Local Time
Lehner Doubles Through Russler

Stefan Lehner

With the blinds at 250,000/500,000 it didn't take long before another all-in confrontation. Stefan Lehner shoved blind on blind for 2,575,000 and Nathan Russler called in the big blind.

Stefan Lehner:   
Nathan Russler:   

"What a time to wake up with jacks," commented Toby Boas.

There was a jack in the window of a       and Russler missed his river gutshot as Lehner doubled through him to stay alive.

Toby Boas35,000,000-800,000
Nathan Russler8,800,000-225,000
Stefan Lehner5,700,000875,000