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WSOP 2022: Lok Chan Clinches Career-First Bracelet in Event #35: $2.5K Mixed Big Bet Event ($144,338)

Lok Chan
  • Naman Sharma June 20, 2022
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On Saturday, June 18, Lok Chan (cover image) became the proud owner of a gold bracelet after he emerged triumphant in Event #35: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet Event of the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP). The 22-years Hong Kong resident won $144,338 on his first trip to Las Vegas for the WSOP!

Chan had entered the final table as the chip leader. He eliminated Christopher Smith and Drew Scott en route to claiming the title.

Talking about his victory in the post-tournament interview, Chan said, “This is my first time coming to Las Vegas for the WSOP. I was lucky enough to stay alive and have a chance to get a bracelet. I am definitely playing the Main Event because that’s what I came here for. I may take a one-day break and have a rest with my friends and my wife. We are going out, and I will rest up for the rest of the series.”

The three-day event drew 281 entries and created a prize pool of $625,225. Only 17 players returned for the final day’s play. Renan Bruschi (10th for $9,758), Day 1 Chip Leader Richard Ashby (11th for $9,758), Scott Bohlman (12th for $7,657), and Keith Lehr (13th for $7,657) were among the notable’s who fell out on Day 3.

Ryan Moriarty’s (8th for $12,675) elimination in the eighth place got the final table underway.

Final Table Chip Counts

  1. Lok Chan – 3,150,000
  2. Galen Hall – 2,050,000
  3. Drew Scott – 1,300,000
  4. Michael Trivett – 1,175,000
  5. Aaron Kupin – 1,050,000
  6. Rami Boukai – 625,000
  7. Christopher Smith – 600,000

 

Final Table Recap

More than two hours after the eighth elimination, Aaron Kupin was the first final table casualty at the hands of Rami Boukai when he got involved in a No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw hand with Boukai, Hall, and Scott.

Less than fifteen minutes later, Gallen Hall followed Kupin to the rails when the former’s ran into Scott’s that had flopped a wheel, ending Hall’s run in sixth place.

Christopher Smith was the next person to be eliminated in fifth place by Lok Chan.

Soon after that Michael Trivett pitted his against Scott’s . The runout brought and Scott’s Aces help, knocking Trivett out in fourth place.

Less than an hour later, Rami Boukai open-shoved his last 650,000, and Scott snap-called. Both players drew one.

Rami Boukai /[xX]

Drew Scott /[xX]

Boukai peeled a but could not improve against Scott’s two pair, ending his run in third place.

Entering the heads-up, Lok Chan (6,435,000) held a decent 2:1 chip lead over Drew Scott (3,400,000). The heads-up battle lasted less than an hour, ending with Chan claiming his career-first bracelet.

Drew Scott
Drew Scott

 

On the final hand, Chan raised on the button to 155,000 and Scott 3-bet to 425,000. Chan moved all-in and Scott promptly called, turning over . Chan held . The community cards revealed and Chan hit runner-runner tens, relagating Scott to a second-place finish.

Lok chan and his rail
Lok chan and his rail

 

Final Table Results (USD)

  1. Lok Chan – $144,338
  2. Drew Scott – $89,206
  3. Rami Boukai – $61,675
  4. Michael Trivett – $43,378
  5. Christopher Smith – $31,045
  6. Galen Hall – $22,617
  7. Aaron Kupin – $16,777

 

Content & Images Courtesy: PokerGO, PokerNews & WSOP

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