Poker News: Espen Jorstad Wins WSOP Main Event, Richard Alsup Wins WSOP Deepstack Event

Espen Jorstad WSOP Main Event

The World Series of Poker came to a head this past week as the main event came to a conclusion. We’ve got all of the latest details of the biggest winner of them all – as well as a couple of others who picked up wins in other notable events.

Espen Jorstad Wins WSOP Main Event

A famous online poker streamer was able to come away with the biggest win of them all: the World Series of Poker main event. Espen Jorstad joined the $10,000 buy-in main event and competed against a large field of 8,663 entries – the second-largest of all time. Not only did he pull away with a gold bracelet for the win, but he also won $10 million.

Jorstad explained that his mother was at home watching the entire time and was overjoyed. She was the first person he called and he didn’t wait long. They shared an emotional call just seconds after he claimed the victory.

The triumph helped push his career tournament earnings to $10.9 million but he also has millions of dollars won from online events that he has competed in over the years. This was also the best score of his career, with his second-best coming from a WSOP Online event in 2021, netting him $603,058.

Alsup Wins World Series Of Poker Deepstack Event

Richard Alsup was another one of the big winners from this past week as he was just one of the 2,812 members in the field of a WSOP DeepStack event. Alsup was able to claim the largest chunk out of the $1.9 million prize pool, taking home $272,065 for himself along with the golden bracelet.

Alsup didn’t even want to participate in this tournament. In fact, he was hoping to try his luck at another tournament in town. However, his buddy, Rob Wazwaz, was able to persuade him to head over to this series instead and good thing he listened.

This was the second-biggest score of his career so far. Right behind the $273,430 that he won back in 2018 at a Venetian DeepStack event. Throughout his career, Alsup has been able to accumulate roughly $1.8 million in earnings.

Vieira Wins WSOP High Roller For His Second Bracelet

Joao Vieira has been one of the most dominant players in online high-stakes tournaments and that seemed to translate well to the WSOP this week. He took part in a $50,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em high roller event this past week, competing against 107 others.

He ended up with a massive victory that netted Vieira his second career gold bracelet along with a ridiculously high payday of $1,384,413. Along with that prize, he was able to add 1,020 Card Player Player of the Year points. This was his first qualified score of the new year though, so he is still far away from the top of the rankings.

Lander Lijo was the closest to knocking out Vieira at the end. Lijo finished in second place in this event and came away with $855,631 for his position as the runner-up. This cash-out was the largest of his career so far.