Tamas Lendvai It was a comeback for the ages for Hungary’s Tamas Lendvai , who came out victorious in Event #57: $600 Deep Stack Championship No-Limit Hold’em at the 2022 World Series of Poker at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas , topping the field of 4,913 players, who generated a prize pool of $2,505,630 .
Lendvai will take home a cash of $299,464 and the first WSOP bracelet of his career for his efforts. He defeated German Frank Reichel in heads-up play to capture the hardware. Event #57: $1,000 Deep Stack Championship No-Limit Hold’em Final Table Results
1 Tamas Lendvai Hungary $299,464 2 Frank Reichel Germany $185,027 3 Jon Van Fleet United States $138,149 4 Alex Jim United States $103,994 5 Daniel Marcus United States $78,793 6 Abdullah Alshanti United States $60,196 7 Tsuf Saltsberg Israel $46,347 8 Tamir Saidman Israel $35,964 9 John Ypma United States $28,129 Lendvai entered Day 4 as the smallest stack on the table, at 7,800,000, less than eight big blinds. He managed to run his stack up and capture the title in just two hours, with the final hand being dealt just before the players would have otherwise gone on their first break of the day. He did so thanks to his aggressive play, frequently applying pressure by moving all in, slowly building his stack when most of his jams received no callers, and by having the goods when he did get a caller.
After the final card hit the felt and Lendvai had locked up the championship, he was overcome with emotion. After yelling and celebrating briefly with his rail, he collapsed to the ground with his face in his hands before pumping his fists in the air in pure bliss. Tamas Lendvai His supporters quickly climbed over the rail to celebrate with him. Tamas Lendvai After the excitement calmed down a bit, he told PokerNews about what this win meant to him, in a teary eyed, emotional interview.
“Since I’ve been playing poker I’ve been dreaming about this moment so what can I say… It means the world. It means everything and more for […]