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WSOP 2022: Julien Martini Wins Fourth Bracelet in Event #79: $10,000 Razz Championship ($328,604)

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  • RUPAM THAKUR July 15, 2022
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On Thursday, French poker pro Julien Martini (cover image) became the fifth player after David Peters, Scott Seiver, Brad Ruben, and Jeremy Ausmus to join the elite four-bracelet winner’s club at the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP). Martini outlasted a star-studded 139-entry field in Event #79 $10,000 Razz Championship to clinch his fourth career bracelet and a personal-best WSOP score worth $328,604.

Hal Rotholz, who started the final table as the second shortest stack, made a remarkable run up the ranks to finish runner-up for a career-best $203,281.

Julien Martini had won his first bracelet in the 2018 WSOP Event 4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 Or Better for $239,771. He won his second & third bracelet in the 2021 WSOPE in Rozvadov in Event #8: €2,500 Short Deck Hold ’em and Event #12: €2K 8-Game Mix.

The Championship bracelet victory is his 35th WSOP cash and his biggest WSOP score, pushing him past the $1 Million mark in recorded winnings at the annual series. He now boasts of $1,321,265 in recorded WSOP earnings. According to his Hendon Mob profile, he is ranked #9 on France’s All-Time Money list, with $5,459,985 in live tournament earnings. He is also the only French player with four bracelet wins to his name.

After taking down the event, Martini said to the live reporting team, “I know it’s very late, but I don’t feel tired at all,” and added, “I just feel very excited. What a final table, what a feeling.”

Referencing his third-place finish in the 2018 $10,000 Razz Championship, Martini said, “I was very close in 2018. This year I felt like it could be possible, and thankfully I ran well, and things went my way.”

The prestigious $10K Razz Championship collected a $1,296,175 prize pool and paid out 21 places.

Some notables who crossed the money line included Jason Mercier (15th for $18,153), Adam Friedman (17th for $18,153), Chance Kornuth (11th for $25,375), David Benyamine (12th for $20,746), Daniel Weinman (14th for $18,153), Gary Benson (18th for $16,597), and Andrew Yeh (20th for $16,597).

The former bracelet winner and Winamax Team Pro Joao Vieira bubbled the final table (10th for $25,375).

Final Table Chip Counts

  1. Julien Martini – 2,279,000
  2. Yueqi Zhu – 1,612,000
  3. Max Pescatori – 1,054,000
  4. Koray Aldemir – 879,000
  5. Brandon Shack-Harris – 760,000
  6. Felipe Ramos – 750,000
  7. Brian Hastings – 536,000
  8. Hal Rotholz – 293,000
  9. Ziya Rahim – 143,000


Final Table Recap

Ziya Rahim was the first one out in ninth place and lost his stack to Yueqi Zhu.

Shortly after Rahim, it was the start of day chip leader & two-time bracelet winner Brandon Shack-Harris, who crashed out in eighth place. His // could not match up to Yueqi Zhu’s //.

Next on the chopping block was the six-time bracelet winner Brian Hastings in seventh place. He made but finished behind Julien Martini’s (wheel).

The four-time bracelet winner Max Pescatori joined the rail in sixth place after he could manage only ten-seven against Julien Martini’s perfect ten.

GGPoker Ambassador Felipe Ramos was the next to fall in fifth place. His // lost to Julien Martini’s //.

The 2021 WSOP Main Event champion Koray Aldemir has had an incredible run at the series. However, his chase for a second bracelet ended in fourth place. His // (nine-eight) lost out to Hal Rotholz’s // (seven-five).

The former bracelet winner Yueqi Zhu also fell short in his pursuit to win a second bracelet with his going down against Julien Martini’s .

The heads-up was easy pickings up Julien Martini, who held an overwhelming 12:1 chip lead over Hal Rotholz. The match ended quickly after Julien Martini ended up with for 9-7-4-3-A and Hal Rotholz made for a ten-low, getting Martini his fourth bracelet.

Julien Martini
Julien Martini


Final Table Results (USD)

  1. Julien Martini – $328,906
  2. Hal Rotholz – $203,281
  3. Yueqi Zhu – $149,958
  4. Koray Aldemir – $111,991
  5. Felipe Ramos – $84,683
  6. Max Pescatori – $64,847
  7. Brian Hastings – $50,295
  8. Brandon Shack-Harris – $39,561
  9. Ziya Rahim – $31,456


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