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The sixth Sunday of the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) had two online bracelet events running on WSOP.com. England’s Harry “timexCNT” Lodge came from behind in heads-up play in Online Event #8: $7,777 Lucky 7’s NLHE High Roller to win his maiden WSOP gold bracelet and a career-best $396,666. Andrew “RobertB14” Robl, who held an almost 3:1 chip lead at the start of the heads-up, finished runner-up for $231,213.
Lodge overcame a stacked FT littered with poker superstars like David Peters, Daniel Negreanu, and Mike Watson and booked his 43rd WSOP cash (his ninth of the series) with the win, improving his WSOP tally to $1,180,143. His previous best score came in the 2017 WSOP, where he finished third in WSOP Event #60: $888 Crazy Eights NLHE 8-Handed for $344,888.
Shortly after taking down the event, Harry Lodge tweeted.
Let's gooooo! First bracelet won at the Venetian? pic.twitter.com/xUMg5Ccyen
— Harry Lodge (@HALSTER94) July 11, 2022
The $7,777 buy-in high-stakes event drew 161 runners, generating a prize pool worth $1,463,023. The top 30 places were guaranteed a payday with a min-cash worth $13,359.
The field was replete with top pros, and many of them finished in the money, including four-time bracelet winners Adrian “Poker4202” Mateos (18th for $15,414) & Scott “Thatspraxis” Seiver (28th for $13,359), two-time bracelet winner Tony “Panoramic” Dunst (30th for $13,359), and Patrick “Just4Lolz” Kennedy (13th for $19,084), Alexandros “Alexyo.” Theologis (17th for $15,414), Ethan “Rampunts” Yau (22nd for $13,946), Brandon “DrOctagon” Adams (23rd for $13,946), and Chad “Alienprobed” Eveslage (27th for $13,359).
Dario “Sirio87” Sammartino bubbled the FT (7th for $55,785), setting the six-handed final table in motion.
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Final Table Recap
Canadian poker pro Mike “YagamiLight” Watson was the first player to be eliminated from the final table. Watson four-bet shoved with only to see Andrew “RobertB14” Robl waking up with behind him. The board threw no surprises and Robl’s pocket aces eliminated Watson in sixth place.
After almost 40 minutes, the six-time bracelet winner & GGPoker Ambassador Daniel “DNegs” Negreanu joined the rail in fifth place. Negreanu three-bet shoved with and Andrew “RobertB14” Robl looked him up with . The rundown gave Robl the winning two pair, busting Negreanu.
Soon after Negreanu, the four-time bracelet winner David “dpeters17” Peters departed in fourth place after his failed to improve against Harry “timexCNT” Lodge’s .
Just 12 minutes later, the two-time bracelet winner Daniel “DLAZ14” Lazrus crashed in third place. Andrew “RobertB14” Robl shoved his big stack from the small blind with , and Lazrus in the big blind called off with . The board gave Lazrus a set of queens, but Robl rivered a straight to take down the pot.
The heads up between Harry “timexCNT” Lodge (1,303,523) and Andrew “RobertB14” Robl (3,671,477) kicked off with Lodge starting on the back foot with a 3:1 chip deficit. But Lodge quickly stole the chip lead from Robl after making a flush to win a massive pot.
On the last hand of the tournament, with the board open , Lodge moved all-in with . Robl with made the call. Lodge was in the lead and one card away from victory, and with the on the river missing Robl, he was declared the champion!
Final Table Results (USD)
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