Gregory [Removed:372] Crowned Champion of Event #75: $777 Lucky Sevens ($777,777)
Gregory [Removed:372] won his first WSOP gold bracelet and a $777,777 top prize in the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Event #75: Lucky Sevens No-Limit Hold’em (7-Handed) after taking the chip lead from Rodney Turvin during heads-up play.
A total of 6,903 entries over the three different Day 1 flights had the tournament stretching over five days total. Two hundred and eighty five returned for Day 2 and there were just nine remaining at the beginning of Day 3. The total prize pool was $3,517,898 and 989 places were paid, with a min-cash being $1,244.
[Removed:372] was middle of the pack in chips when Day 3 started while Turvin, who was second in chips to start the day, quickly took the lead. Turvin remained at the top until heads-up play began and the two traded chips back and forth for a while before [Removed:372] went on a tear and quickly decimated Turvin’s stack before finally knocking out his opponent in a preflop all-in shove.
Event #75: $777 Lucky Sevens Final Table Results
|2||Rodney Turvin||United States||$400,777|
|3||Christopher Farmer||United States||$207,777|
|4||James Hughes||United States||$154,777|
|5||Jed Stewart||United States||$116,777|
|6||Kyle Miholich||United States||$87,777|
|7||Allen Cunningham||United States||$66,777|
Many notables entered the event including Kazuki Ikeuchi ($4,269), Andrew Barber ($4,269), Chris Tryba ($4,269), Rajaee Wazwaz ($5,000), Ben Yu ($5,000), James Mackey ($12,670), Santiago Soriano ($19,560), Mike Takayama ($24,620) and Allen Cunningham ($66,777) who all took home a piece of the pot.
With one of the most supportive rails to grace the Main Stage during the 2022 WSOP, the excitement when [Removed:372] won the final hand was exhilarating.
“I feel very, very well because it’s not nothing to win a tournament in Las Vegas," he said. "It’s my fifth year here and this was the good year.”
[Removed:372] started his poker journey playing cards with friends over the last 15 years and in the last four he just started playing tournaments. His previous highest cash was just ten days ago when he finished first in the $400 WSOP Daily Deepstack for $31,583. “This has been my lucky year, lucky sevens!”
He continued: “My coach, Audrey, has helped me get here and learn how to keep the right mindset so I can handle bad beats and not going on tilt. I told my wife a few days ago that I had to stay because I was sure I would win, I knew 100% it was my tournament. I felt it the first day, the second day and the third day.I knew before I won this one that this was my tournament.”
[Removed:372] doesn’t plan on sticking around Vegas to play anymore events. He will be hopping on a plane right away and heading back home to France to celebrate with his wife and his three children.
Final Day Recap
Cards were in the air at noon for the final nine players, who started off split between two tables. Paul De La Soujeole was eliminated in the first half hour after calling an all in from Cunningham, who had a better ace to take out De La Soujeole.
The tables combined into one unofficial final table and after a loss to [Removed:372] a few hands prior, Braxton Moore shoved his remaining six million in chips in and lost to James Hughes.
Cunningham, a five-time bracelet winner, was the next one to go, another victim of [Removed:372] in a battle of the blinds that hit trips for [Removed:372] and nothing for Cunningham.
Kyle Miholich, who was in his Jack In the Box mask, looked happy with the painted-on smile but after doubling up Hughes and then a blind-versus-blind situation against chip leader Rodney Turvin that left him chip less, Miholic was sent to the rail in sixth place.
Jed Stewart had a self-fulfilling prophecy when he got it all in against Turvin and knew that the six in Turvin’s ace-six hand would take him out. He was right when the very next card was a six, giving Turvin two pair and nothing more for Stewart.
The final four had the next three eliminated in quick succession starting with Hughes losing to Day 2 chip leader Christopher Farmer, and within minutes, Farmer was busted out by Turvin.
Turvin was ahead in chips going in to heads-up play, having double what [Removed:372] had but with blinds being huge, and a few hits in a row for [Removed:372] he quickly overtook Turvin and the tables were turned for chip counts. The final blow came when Turvin shoved all in for around 61,000,000 with ace-six, only to run into [Removed:372]’s ace-ten which ended up hitting a ten to leave Turvin drawing dead and [Removed:372] emerging victorious.
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