Tong Li defeated Fabian Brandes in heads-up play to win the 2022 World Series of Poker Event #19: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller for $1,467,739 and his first bracelet.
The four-card high roller event attracted 264 total entries to create a $6,237,000 prize pool, with the lion’s share of it awarded today.
This was the first WSOP cash on Li’s poker résumé and it turned out to be one to remember, as he earned himself not only his first cash, but also his first final table and first bracelet in the prestigious tournament.
“This is a dream. I can not be more excited… I never expected to be the champion,” Li said after his victory.
The Shanghai resident earned a huge payday and secured his maiden bracelet while denying German high-stakes PLO cash player and Vienna-resident Brandes his first bracelet. Brandes entered the final day as the chip leader but wasn’t able to go the distance and will have to settle for the runner-up consolation prize of nearly a million dollars.
|Place||Winner||Country||Prize (in USD)|
|3||Josh Arieh||United States||$644,365|
|4||Sam Stein||United States||$465,717|
|5||Scott Ball||United States||$342,590|
|6||Jonathan Depa||United States||$256,582|
|7||Emmanuel Sebag||United States||$195,713|
|8||Gregory Shuda||United States||$152,091|