Phil Ivey and Espen Jorstad Biggest Movers After WSOP
The 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) has concluded with Norway’s Espen Jorstad winning the WSOP Main Event for $10,000,000. Jorstad has rocketed up the PokerGO Tour (PGT) leaderboard to sit in sixth overall, while other big movers included Phil Ivey, Stephen Chidwick, and Alex Foxen.
2022 PokerGO Tour Leaderboard Top 10 (as of July 22)
- Jake Schindler – 2,751 points
- Phil Ivey – 2,742 points
- Stephen Chidwick – 2,675 points
- Ali Imsirovic – 2,328 points
- Alex Foxen – 2,212 points
- Espen Jorstad – 2,100 points
- Michael Duek – 2,075 points
- Daniel Dvoress – 1,955 points
- Danny Tang – 1,893 points
- Jason Koon – 1,833 points
Jorstad topped an 8,663-player field to win his second WSOP bracelet of the series following his triump in the $1,000 Tag Team event with Patrick Leonard. Fellow final tablists Michael Duek also moved into the top ten to sit in seventh overall following his third-place finish and three total PGT-qualifying cashes.
WSOP Main Event runner-up Adrian Attenborough climbs into 12th overall, while Majita Dobric sits in 20th. Both players are currently in the running to participate in the PGT Championship in December that will see the top 21 points earners on the PGT for 2022 compete in a $500,000 winner-take-all freeroll.
Schindler and Ivey Hold Down Top Spots
After winning Super High Roller Bowl Europe in April, Jake Schindler kicked off his WSOP by finishing second in the $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller. Just a few days later, he would win his first WSOP bracelet when he won the $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller for more than $1.3 million. Schindler also finished 173rd in the WSOP Main Event and picked up a total of 1,279 PGT points at the WSOP.
Phil Ivey cashed seven times in PGT-qualifying events for 781 PGT points and held the lead on the PGT leaderboard in late June. Ivey added one more PGT-qualifying cash but was unable to hold off Schindler from overtaking him with his deep WSOP Main Event result.
Chidwick and Foxen Climb
Stephen Chidwick had a quiet WSOP compared to others as he cashed four times in PGT-qualifying events. His success was had at the PokerGO Studio where he cashed six times in ARIA High Roller events including three first-place results – two coming after the WSOP Main Event had concluded.
Alex Foxen won his first WSOP bracelet and more than $4.5 million in the $250,000 No-Limit Hold’em Super High Roller. Like Chidwick however, he had success at the PokerGO Studio where he cashed in three ARIA High Roller events including one win, and one third-place finish.
What’s Next on the PokerGO Tour?
The next series on the PokerGO Tour will be the Luxon Pay Mediterranean Poker Party held at Merit Royal Diamond hotel in North Cyprus. There will be 15 PGT-qualifying events with buy-ins ranging from $25,000 to $200,000. The series will run from August 19 through September 17.
The Stairway To Millions will change venue to The Venetian Resort Las Vegas from September 9-21 with four PGT-qualifying events starting on September 17. Following the conclusion of Stairway To Millions, the Poker Masters will return from September 21 through October 3. Following the Poker Masters will be four ARIA High Rollers that surround the $300,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl VII that will run from October 5-7.