The 2022 World Series of Poker in its new home at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas has crowned yet another repeat winner of the coveted WSOP gold bracelet. Out of a field of 96 entries in Event #22: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship, Adam Friedman defeated Jean “Prince” Gaspard in heads-up to secure his fifth bracelet and the biggest slice of the $885,875 prize pool.
Friedman finished Day 2 well atop the leaderboard and went wire-to-wire on the final day as he only surrendered the lead for a very short period during three-handed play. Ultimately, there was no stopping Friedman and he celebrated the victory with his parents on the rail. For his efforts, Friedman receives a top prize of $248,254 and becomes one of only 30 players to have earned at least five WSOP gold bracelets as he starts to enter some more and more exclusive territory in poker history.
Friedman is one of the most dedicated and now also one of the most decorated mixed games players out there and in particular, seven card stud as he talked how much this particular title means to him.
“It is a real honor to be able to win this title with the players who have won it before me. Winning the stud high means more to me than winning my fifth in total for my own personal satisfaction. This is in my top three or four events. I have played thousands upon thousands of hours of this game. I have had really bad success in this event over the last several years and to close it out in my first real shot I have had is amazing.”
Friedman also promoted the game of seven card stud in his post-win interview. “Two-card poker is boring, like I keep saying. My ROI initially went down playing stud, but I was enjoying playing poker again. Seven card stud is the most complicated limit game that has ever existed. There are more nuances than almost any other two games combined. It is a beautiful game. It is really a shame that it is dying more and more each year. I think if people really gave it a shot, people would enjoy it and see all the cool things that can happen. I don’t see a seven card stud renaissance happening, but I truly hope I am wrong.”
|Place||Winner||Country||Prize (in USD)|
|1||Adam Friedman||United States||$248,254|
|2||Jean Gaspard||United States||$153,433|
|3||Phil Ivey||United States||$108,233|
|5||Ben Diebold||United States||$58,239|
|6||Marco Johnson||United States||$44,487|
|7||James Paluszek||United States||$34,939|