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WSOP 2022: Gianluca “InMyHouse” Speranza Wins Maiden Bracelet in Online Event #12: $5,300 NLHE High Roller Freezeout Encore ($324,625)

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  • RUPAM THAKUR July 18, 2022
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The 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online Event #12: $5,300 NLHE High Roller Freezeout Encore was one of two online events powering down to a close on Sunday morning! After almost 12 hours of non-stop play on WSOP.com, Italian poker pro Gianluca “InMyHouse” Speranza overcame the 245-entry field to win the coveted WSOP bracelet and $324,625 in prize money. Paul “rungood27” Scaturro came second for $189,875.

Gianluca Speranza booked his 43rd WSOP cash (his ninth of the series) with the win, improving his WSOP tally to $1,680,863. His career-best finish is the €853,000 (~$901,691) he won for taking down the 2022 PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT) €25,000 High Roller.

The $5,300 buy-in High Roller drew 245 runners, generating a prize pool worth $1,225,000. The top 35 places were guaranteed a payday with a min-cash worth $8,575.

The field was replete with top pros, and many of them finished in the money, including two-time bracelet winner Taylor “galactar” Paur (18th for $12,250) and former bracelet winners Kenny “yoppuh” Huynh (14th for $15,925), Julien “StepUpPoker” Perouse (24th for $9,800), Joey “Buffblastin” Couden (31st for $8,575), and Andrew “WATCHGUY42” Lichtenberger (34th for $8,575).

The three-time bracelet winner Paul “paulgees” Volpe bubbled the FT (9th for $20,825).

Final Table Chip Counts

  1. Kazuki “hyahhoo3” Ikeuchi – 1,410,331
  2. Michael “mikejozoff” Jozoff – 1,207,596
  3. Paul “rungood27” Scaturro – 1,050,585
  4. Gianluca “Inmyhouse” Speranza – 828,852
  5. Joao “WinamaxPT” Vieira – 716,518
  6. Angel “ChromeKingNJ” Lopez – 409,705
  7. Nemamprachy – 278,485
  8. Jakob “Silenzium77” Miegel – 222,928


Final Table Recap

“Nemamprachy” had a short stint on the final table and fell in eighth place after their were dominated by Gianluca “Inmyhouse” Speranza’s .

Twenty minutes later, short-stacked Angel “ChromeKingNJ” Lopez was knocked out in seventh place. Lopez jammed with and Paul “rungood27” Scaturro called with . The rundown gave Sacturro a pair of kings, dismissing Lopez.

Joining Lopez on the rail next was Event #83: $50,000 High Roller NLHE winner & Winamax Team Pro Joao “WinamaxPT” Vieira in sixth place. His failed to get past Michael “mikejozoff” Jozoff’s .

Soon after, Jakob “SilenZium77” Miegel was eliminated in fifth place after his had a fatal collision with Paul “rungood27” Scaturro’s .

Bracelet winner Kazuki “hyahhoo3” Ikeuchi went crashing out in fourth place. Hewent all-in with and was called by Paul “rungood27” Scaturro with . Scaturro spiked a Jack on the board, ending Ikeuchi’s run.

Eight minutes later, Michael “mikejozoff” Jozoff was eliminated in third place after his went down against Paul “rungood27” Scaturro’s .

Paul “rungood27” Scaturro (3,296,063) and Gianluca “Inmyhouse” Speranza (2,828,937) were both having fairly even stacked at the start of the heads-up, but the former pulled ahead quickly and never looked back.

On the last hand of the tournament, Paul “rungood27” Scaturro four-bet shoved , and Gianluca “Inmyhouse” Speranza called him with . The board ensured Speranza’s queens held up, getting him his maiden gold bracelet.

Gianluca Speranza
Gianluca Speranza


Final Table Results (USD)

  1. Gianluca “Inmyhouse” Speranza – $324,625
  2. Paul “rungood27” Scaturro – $189,875
  3. Michael “mikejozoff” Jozoff – $108,413
  4. Kazuki “hyahhoo3” Ikeuchi – $83,300
  5. Jakob “Silenzium77” Miegel – $71,050
  6. Joao “WinamaxPT” Vieira – $58,800
  7. Angel “CHROMEKINGNJ” Lopez – $44,100
  8. Nemamprachy – $29,400


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