Trung Pham Wins South Texas Poker Championship Main Event

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The 2022 South Texas Online Poker Champion $1,400 buy-in no-limit hold ’em centerpiece attracted an overall field of 932 entrances, going beyond the $1 million warranty to build a final reward pool of $1,165,000. After eight beginning flights and two even more days of activity, that sea of players that turned out to Rounders Card Club in San Antonio, Texas was narrowed down to simply one gamer: Trung Pham.

The Texas resident earned $168,000 as well as 912 Card Player Gamer of the Year points for the win, the largest score yet on his tournament return to. Pham currently has nearly $1.5 million in taped earnings to his name.

This was Pham’s third POY-qualified final-table coating of the year. With 1,136 total factors, he now sits inside the leading 400 in the 2022 POY race standings sponsored by Worldwide Texas hold’em.

The STPC main event final table

The final table, which was broadcast on Rounders Tonight!, started at 5:00 PM CST. The day started with Jared Ingles in the lead and Pham in 2nd chip placement.

Anthony Cano (9th– $20,000) was the very first to drop, with his K-10 encountering the pocket jacks of Kaleb Harwell. Despite gaining that ko, Harwell was the next to strike the rail. He lost a traditional race with A-K encountering the pocket queens of Ingles to complete 8th ($ 26,000).

Brian Buchhorn’s (7th- $33,600) pocket kings were fractured by the 5-4 matched of Pham, who made two pair. Jonathan Alfonso after that shed a preflop coin flip with K-10 suited failing to outrun the pocket 8s of Raja Sekhar (sixth– $42,000).

Mauricio Solano got all-in with his K-J leading the K-10 matched of Ingles, however a 10 on the flop turned the tables. Solano was not able to retake the lead on the turn or river as well as was knocked senseless in fifth area ($ 53,500).

Trung won an essential all-in with pocket fives versus the A-Q of Ingles throughout four-handed play to begin his rise up the leaderboard.

Raja Sekhar ran pocket nines right into the pocket queens of Ingles to end up 4th ($ 67,500). The following big hand saw Pham pushed from the small blind with KClub SuitQClub Match. Jose Alcala Soto called all-in from the big blind for around 6 huge blinds with 8Club Suit7Diamond Suit. The flop came down JClub Suit10Club Suit8Diamond Suit to provide Soto a set while Pham grabbed a flexible straight flush draw. The AHeart Match on the turn gave Pham the straight and also left Soto drawing dead. He gained $85,500 as the third-place finisher.

Heads-up play started with Ingles holding simply far better than a 2:1 lead over Pham. After more than an hour of play, Pham had actually relocated into the lead. The pair ultimately halted activity to discuss a cut. They concerned an arrangement that saw Pham safeguard the title and also the leading payment of $168,000 as the chip leader, while Ingles was granted $162,000 as the runner-up. Ball game raised his occupation earnings to greater than $1.6 million.

Ingles won the Globe Collection of Online poker Circuit Harrah’s Cherokee main event this spring for $300,736 and 960 POY points. With 2,070 complete points, he is now the 123rd-ranked player on the POY leaderboard.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at the final table:

Place Player name & Earnings POY Points
1 Trung Pham -$168,000 912
2 Jared Ingles -$162,000 760
3 Jose Soto -$85,500 608
4 Raja Sekhar -$67,500 456
5 Mauricio Solano -$53,500 380
6 Jonathan Alfonso -$42,000 304
7 Brian Buchhorn -$33,600 228
8 Kaleb Harwell -$26,000 152
9 Anthony Cano -$20,000 76