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

Saturday, July 02, 2022 to Saturday, July 02, 2022

Event #68: $1,000 Million Dollar Bounty No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $1,000
  • Prizepool: $8,326,080
  • Entries: 14,112
  • Remaining: 0

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Wednesday, July 6, 2022 11:38 PM Local Time
Quincy Borland Crowned Champion of Event #68: $1,000 Million Dollar Bounty ($750,120)

Quincy Borland

Event #68: $1,000 Million Dollar Bounty has concluded, your winner is Quincy Borland (USA), who takes home $750,120 for his first place prize as well as a coveted World Series of Poker bracelet.

Four Day 1 flights across three days drew a massive field of 14,112 players, each buying in for a neat $1,000. Those lucky enough to make it through Day 1 could then play for bounties, onwards from Day 2, with plenty of substantial cash prizes for knockouts available.

It was American professional Matt Glantz who binked the $1,000,000 bounty. Glantz also cashed the event for $20,730 for his 42nd place finish. He gave fellow player Justin Lett $5,000 cash for being the player that he bad beat to get the million-dollar bounty shot.

Plenty of other amazing stories came from the event, one being two brothers, Caio De Almeida and Daniel De Almeida, who made the final three tables together. Though Caio busted 23rd for $31,200, Daniel finished eighth for $96,940.

The GGPoker sponsored Patrick Tardif (known online as Egption) eliminated only two players on Day 2, but both of his bounties unlocked the mystery bounty prizes. The first gave him $50,000 and the second $25,000 to go with his 185th place finish for $5,260.

Notable players busted in Day 2 include two time bracelet winner Nathan Gamble (43rd), Event #51: $400 Colossus winner Paul Hizer (60th), as well as 2021 World Series of Poker Event #83: $1,500 The Closer winner Leo Margets (63rd).

There were no former bracelet winners left in the field on the final day, but notables like Romanian player Florian Duta (26th) as well as No Jumper podcast host Adam "Adam22" Grandmaison (25th) had deep runs. Duta won $25,000 after hitting a mystery jackpot, too.

Mystery Bounty Payouts

Matt Glantz
Matt Glantz won the $1 million bounty prize
Bounty PrizeCollected By
$1,000,000Matt Glantz
$500,000Arin Youssefian
$250,000Azim Popatia
$100,000Ramon Kropmanns
$100,000Daniel De Almeida
$100,000David Timmons
$50,000Jose Annaloro
$50,000Patrick Tardif
$50,000David Shmuel
$50,000Tjan Tepeh
$50,000Spencer Champlin
$50,000Danny Bigelow
$25,000Christopher Doan
$25,000Michael Smith
$25,000Wojciech Barzantny
$25,000Raed Abualfilat
$25,000Daniel De Almeida
$25,000Rainer Kempe
$25,000Michael Smith
$25,000Steven McCartney
$25,000Liam Murphy
$25,000Joshua Rothberg
$25,000Pei Li
$25,000Pei Li
$25,000John Fields
$25,000Charles Combes
$25,000Timothy Chung
$25,000John Fields
$25,000Yusheng Lin
$25,000Gabriel Moura
$25,000Dylan Smith
$25,000Dave Stefanski
$25,000Matthias Habernig
$25,000Nathan Tuthill
$25,000Jarod Minghini
$25,000Florian Duta
$25,000Michael Riddle
$25,000Adam Waldon
$25,000John Scrimenti
$25,000Corey Smith
$25,000Raymond Latinsky
$25,000Raymond Latinsky
$25,000Artan Dedusha
$25,000Patrick Tardif
$25,000Giovanni Petroni
$25,000Brandon Sheils
$25,000Eric Bonin
$25,000John MacDonald
$25,000Young Phan
$25,000Mike Del Vecchio

German player and second to last lady remaining Natalie Hof, the better half of Brazilian player Felipe Ramos came into Day 3 second in chips, but with the players not being very deep stacked, could only finish 13th after some bad luck. Still, a great showing from Hof, after a eighth place finish in Event #61: Ladies No-Limit Hold 'em Championship. Nellie Park was the last lady remaining, with her bust out detailed below.

It took just 4 hours and 30 minutes to reach the final table of nine after the day started with 34 players. Christopher Doan busting in tenth with nines against kings to set up the final table.

Event #68: $1,000 Million Dollar Bounty Final Table Payouts

PlaceNameCountryPrize (USD)
1Quincy BorlandUSA$750,120
2Kevin HongUSA$463,610
3David TimmonsUSA$351,800
4Wojciech BarzantnyAustria$268,550
5Michael SmithCanada$206,250
6Nellie ParkUSA$159,380
7Arash AsadabadiUSA$123,910
8Daniel De AlmeidaBrazil$96,940
9Ramon KropmannsBrazil$76,316

Action was thick and fast on the final table. With Brazil's Ramon Kropmanns exiting in ninth for $76,316 after he ran his ace-six into the ace-ten of Kevin Hong and didn't improve. Kropmanns hit a $100,000 bounty earlier in Day 3 to add to his winnings.

In eighth place fell De Almeida, with Arash Asadabadi in seventh after both players were knocked out on the same hand by Wojciech Barzantny. Barzantny sent them both packing after they shoved all in before him and he woke up with pocket kings and held up. De Almeida had a great Day 2, though, when he hit back-to-back mystery bounty jackpots, the first awarding him $100,000 and the second the minimum but still helpful $25,000. De Almeida pocketed $96,940 for eighth and Asadabadi $123,910 for seventh.

The aforementioned Nellie Park was our sixth place finisher after she shoved the small blind into Michael Smith with queen-nine and didn't improve after Smith woke up with ace-king. Park took $159,380 for the finish and some bounties, each $5,000 or less.

In fifth place was Smith after his aces ran into Hong's kings on a king-high flop. He couldn't improve and ended up hitting the rail, unfortunately for him. He cashed for $286,550 plus won two $25,000 mystery jackpots at least.

Barzantny was next out in fouth position. Certainly the most accomplished tournament player left of the four, he moved all in under-the-gun with king-four, only for Borland to wake up with pocket queens on the button. Borland moved all in too and had the slightly bigger stack, and improved to a full house meaning Barzantny was sent to the rail. Barzantny was class tournament-long and collected $268,550 for his finish, as well as one mystery jackpot prize of $25,000.

The third place finisher was David Timmons, who cashed for $351,800, not to mention a $100,000 mystery jackpot bounty. The short-stacked Timmons ended up moving all in with ace-trey against the pocket sixes of Hong. The board didn't give Timmons his ace or straight outs, sending him to the rail and setting up heads-up play.

After Hong started with a 2-to-1 chip lead heads-up, it was flipped after Borland chipped away at him. he moved all in against Hong's 20,000,000 bet, covering Hong. Borland's ace-queen held up against the ace-jack of Hong to win him the bracelet.

Winner's Interview

Quincy Borland
Quincy Borland

When asked how he feels, Borland replied "Strange...spacey, it doesn't feel like it's real". Looks like it hasn't quite sunk in yet, nor will it for a while, you could presume.

When asked what was going through his mind throughout the final table, Borland responded, "I was just focused on the bracelet, I didn't care about the money, I didn't even look at the payouts. I just wanted that bracelet", just going to show how important a bracelet is to a poker player, even with $750,120 to play for.

Borland said of the short heads-up battle, "I had been patient all final table, not being too aggressive, but when we got heads-up, I changed up my style. But I also got hands, so...". Borland, who won most hands up, left his opponent Hong frustrated come the end of the final hand. He recognised what he was playing for and, in his mind, put himself in the best position to claim the bracelet by playing how he did. It worked!

The Minnesotan native only pocketed three minimum bounties all tournament. Still, he is the one with the bracelet and first place prize when all was said and done, so congratulations to Quincy Borland, the Event #68: $1000 Million Dollar Bounty champion.

That concludes PokerNews coverage of the event, overall an incredibly successful and enjoyable event, with many players giving great feedback. No doubt it'll return for future WSOP events. There is still plenty of action at the World Series of Poker, with many more bracelets to be won. Main Event coverage continues over the coming days as they play down to a winner of the prestigious event. Keep it live from Bally's and Paris Las Vegas for all updates regarding the main and all other events.

Wednesday, July 6, 2022 10:44 PM Local Time
Kevin Hong Eliminated in 2nd Place ($463,610)

Kevin Hong

Heads-up play began with Hong with a 2-to-1 chip lead over Borland, but Borland won most of the next few pots to give himself the chip lead.

After Kevin Hong raised from the button to 20,000,000, Quincy Borland moved all in covering Hong's 190,000,000 or so, who made the call.

Quincy Borland:   
Kevin Hong:   

Borland got it in good in a cooler situation. The board ran out       to eliminate Hong and crown the newest World Series of Poker champion, Quincy Borland.

A full recap of the tournament will be available shortly, including interview with the winner.

Quincy Borland564,480,000341,980,000
Kevin Hong0-342,000,000
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 10:29 PM Local Time
Level 46 started
Level: 46
Blinds: 4,000,000/8,000,000
Ante: 8,000,000
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 10:23 PM Local Time
Borland Draws First Blood

Kevin Hong raised to 12,000,000 on the button and Quincy Borland defended in the big blind.

The flop came out     which saw Borland check to Hong who bet 12,000,000 once more. Borland responded by raising to 42,000,000 which elicited a quick fold from Hong and Borland took down the pot.

Kevin Hong342,000,000-24,000,000
Quincy Borland222,500,00024,000,000
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 10:11 PM Local Time
David Timmons Eliminated In 3rd Place ($351,800)

David Timmons

David Timmons moved all in from the button for his final 45,000,000 and Kevin Hong called in the big blind.

David Timmons:   
Kevin Hong:   

The board ran out       and Hong's queens and sixes took down the pot as Timmons left the tournament in 3rd place.

The players are now setting up for heads up play.

Kevin Hong366,000,00069,000,000
Quincy Borland198,500,00040,500,000
David Timmons0-43,000,000
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Wednesday, July 6, 2022 9:53 PM Local Time
Wojciech Barzantny Eliminated In 4th Place ($268,550)

Wojciech Barzantny

Wojciech Barzantny moved all in for 65,000,000 from the button and in the small blind, Quincy Borland moved all in with the covering stack with other players folding out.

Wojciech Barzantny:   
Quincy Borland:   

The board ran out       and Borland's full house stood as the best hand as Barzantny exited the tournament in fourth place.

Quincy Borland158,000,00067,000,000
Wojciech Barzantny0-133,000,000
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 9:32 PM Local Time
Level 45 started
Level: 45
Blinds: 3,000,000/6,000,000
Ante: 6,000,000
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 9:30 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Kevin Hong297,000,00017,000,000
Wojciech Barzantny133,000,0001,000,000
Quincy Borland91,000,000-32,000,000
David Timmons43,000,000-65,000,000
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 9:17 PM Local Time
Break For Final Four

The remaining four players are on a 15-minute break.

Wednesday, July 6, 2022 9:07 PM Local Time
Michael Smith Eliminated in 5th Place ($206,250)

Michael Smith

After Kevin Hong opened to 10,000,000 from under-the-gun, next to act Michael Smith three-bet to 25,000,000. Hong asked how much Smith had and he responded ''101,000,000'', Hong then just called and they went to a flop.

    came down and Hong checked to Smith who fired 16,000,000 into the pot. Hong responded by jamming and Smith snap called as the at risk player for his last 85,000,000.

Michael Smith:   
Kevin Hong:   

It was a sickening cold deck and cooler for Smith who got out-flopped. He did have two aces he could hit plus any spade to survive but the turn was an   and river   to send him to the rail. He cashed for $286,550 plus won two $25,000 mystery jackpots.

Kevin Hong280,000,000150,000,000
Michael Smith (SK)0-120,000,000
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Wednesday, July 6, 2022 8:57 PM Local Time
Smith Takes From Barzantny

Wojciech Barzantny raised to 10,000,000 from the cutoff and in the big blind, Michael Smith defended.

The flop of     saw Smith check-call a bet of 8,000,000 from Barzantny.

The turn of   checked through to the   river which saw Smith lead out for 20,000,000 and Barzantny went into the tank. "That's interesting," Barzantny remarked as he pondered his decision. After a little more time he tossed his hand into the muck and Smith won a much needed pot.

Wojciech Barzantny132,000,000-8,000,000
Michael Smith (SK)120,000,00030,000,000
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 8:51 PM Local Time
Level 44 started
Level: 44
Blinds: 2,500,000/5,000,000
Ante: 5,000,000
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 8:31 PM Local Time
Borland Fills Up Against Timmons

Quincy Borland

Quincy Borland raised to 12,000,000 in the hijack and in the small blind, David Timmons three-bet to 24,500,000. Action folded back to Borland, who moved all in for 57,500,000, which Timmons snap-called.

Quincy Borland:   
David Timmons:   

The board ran out       and Borland's full house was good for the double up and to move up to third in the chip counts.

Quincy Borland123,000,00073,500,000
David Timmons108,000,000-22,000,000
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 8:20 PM Local Time
Hong Takes From Borland

Quincy Borland called in the small blind and in the big blind, Kevin Hong checked his option. The flop came out     and Borland check-called a bet of 4,000,000 from Hong.

The turn   checked through to the   river, when Borland led out for 8,000,000 and Hong called. Quincy Borland turned over    for a pair of tens, but it was no good against    for a pair of jacks, which gave Hong the pot and the chip lead.

Kevin Hong171,000,00026,000,000
Quincy Borland49,500,000-12,500,000
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 8:08 PM Local Time
Nellie Park Eliminated in 6th Place ($159,380)

Nellie Park

Action folded to Nellie Park in the small blind who moved all in for her last 20,000,000 or so. She was snapped off by Michael Smith in the big blind and cards were tabled.

Nellie Park:   
Michael Smith:   

It was a standard spot for Park but she was desperately unfortunate to run into such a good hand in the big blind and when the board ran out      , though she did have a gut-shot to a straight going to the river, failed to catch up.

The last women remaining in the tournament is now busted, though Park will pocket $159,380 for her 6th place finish.

Michael Smith (SK)67,000,0000
Nellie Park0-25,000,000
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Wednesday, July 6, 2022 8:06 PM Local Time
All Big Bounties Are Gone
Bounty PrizeCollected By
$1,000,000Matt Glantz
$500,000Arin Youssefian
$250,000Azim Popatia
$100,000Ramon Kropmanns
$100,000Daniel De Almeida
$100,000David Timmons
$50,000Jose Annaloro
$50,000Patrick Tardif
$50,000David Shmuel
$50,000Tjan Tepeh
$50,000Spencer Champlin
$50,000Danny Bigelow
$25,000Christopher Doan
$25,000Michael Smith
$25,000Wojciech Barzantny
$25,000Raed Abualfilat
$25,000Daniel De Almeida
$25,000Rainer Kempe
$25,000Michael Smith
$25,000Steven McCartney
$25,000Liam Murphy
$25,000Joshua Rothberg
$25,000Pei Li
$25,000Pei Li
$25,000John Fields
$25,000Charles Combes
$25,000Timothy Chung
$25,000John Fields
$25,000Yusheng Lin
$25,000Gabriel Moura
$25,000Dylan Smith
$25,000Dave Stefanski
$25,000Matthias Habernig
$25,000Nathan Tuthill
$25,000Jarod Minghini
$25,000Florian Duta
$25,000Michael Riddle
$25,000Adam Waldon
$25,000John Scrimenti
$25,000Corey Smith
$25,000Raymond Latinsky
$25,000Raymond Latinsky
$25,000Artan Dedusha
$25,000Patrick Tardif
$25,000Giovanni Petroni
$25,000Brandon Sheils
$25,000Eric Bonin
$25,000John MacDonald
$25,000Young Phan
$25,000Mike Del Vecchio
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 8:03 PM Local Time
Borland Doubles With Better Kicker

Quincy Borland

Wojciech Barzantny raised the button to 8,000,000 and Quincy Borland jammed for 27,000,0000. Barzantny called.

Quincy Borland:   
Wojciech Barzantny:   

Barzantny picked up an open-ended straight draw on the     flop, but the    runout was clean for Borland as he doubled.

Wojciech Barzantny140,000,000-23,000,000
Quincy Borland62,000,00029,000,000
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 8:03 PM Local Time
Daniel De Almeida Eliminated In 8th Place ($96,940), Arash Asadabadi Eliminated In 7th Place ($123,910)

Arash Asadabadi

Daniel De Al Meida moved all in for 24,500,000 from middle position and on the button, Arash Asadabadi moved all in for 54,000,000 and in the small blind Wojciech Barzantny moved all in with the covering stack.

Daniel Al Meida:   
Arash Asadabadi:   
Wojciech Barzantny:   

The board ran out       and Barzantny screamed "Yes baby!" as he took down the biggest pot of the tournament and Al Meida and Asadabadi finished in 8th and 7th place.

Wojciech Barzantny163,000,00051,000,000
Daniel De Almeida0-17,000,000
Arash Asadabadi0-52,500,000
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 7:58 PM Local Time
Level 43 started
Level: 43
Blinds: 2,000,000/4,000,000
Ante: 4,000,000
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 7:49 PM Local Time
Ramon Kropmanns Eliminated In 9th Place ($76,316)

Ramon Kropmanns

Ramon Kropmanns moved all in for 30,000,000 on the button and in the small blind, Kevin Hong called to put him at risk.

Ramon Kropmanns:   
Kevin Hong:   

The board ran out       and Kropmanns took his leave in ninth place in the tournament.

Kevin Hong145,000,00068,000,000
Ramon Kropmanns0-39,000,000
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