New York Online Crusher KT Park overcame a star-studded field of 456 players, including some of the best mixed game players in the world to win what has become affectionately known as “The Mini PPC”, the $2,500 Nine-game 6-player shuffle for a career high $219,799 and his first World Series of Poker bracelet.
Park’s accomplishment comes only from his second live WSOP event, as he entered the head-to-head game with a huge chip lead, before defeating Andre Akkari past a boisterous Brazilian rail in just two hands to claim the title.
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Event #52: $2,500 6-Man Final Table Results with Nine Games
|1||KT Park||United States||$219,799|
|4||david bach||United States||$61,588|
|5||Taylor Paur||United States||$42,965|
|6||Michael Chow||United States||$30,713|
Park’s previous best results have come online, where he won a WSOP Tour ring in 6-max No-Limit Hold’em and has over $100,000 in online winnings. He said his online mixed games experience was key to his victory.
“I play a lot of 8-Game at PokerStars New Jersey, so it paid off I guess.”
This event being only his second live WSOP event (he was knocked out of the 8 match $1,500 event on Day 1), he says with the bracelet and $219,799 now to his name, he could well play a few more events before the series is over.
“The plan could be to play more and play the rush. I could just grind everyday!
He’s also excited to play the Tournament of Champions at the end of the WSOP and has already signed up for the $3,000 HORSE and $600 Mixed PLO/NLHE event later in the series.
Action of the day
Despite 24 players starting the day, the first two levels of play saw lightning-fast eliminations, leaving only 13 players remaining at the first break of the day. Among those who were fired early were Phil Hellmuthwho was the first to start in 24th place, Scott Seiver in 22nd place and Joey Couden in 21st place.
Once back from the break, the next round of eliminations began, with GGPoker Ambassador Daniel Negreanu next to the door in 13th place. Other bracelet winners were fired ahead of the final table, including mike gorodinsky in 11th place and Scott Bohlman in eighth place.
The KT Park show begins
Once the unofficial final table began, the KT Park show began as well. With eight players remaining, he gradually built a chip lead before solidifying it in a massive Omaha 8-or-better pot that ended with over half the chips in play.
After the elimination of Nick Guagenti in seventh place, the final break of the day was taken with six players remaining, and although Park was not involved in the eliminations of Michael Chow in sixth place or Taylor Paur in fifth place he continued to win crucial pots to build his chip stack with another big Omaha 8 or Better pot sending him over ten million chips.
Park then took the rest of the eliminations into his own hands, sending David Bach home in fourth, Phil Long in third and finally Akkari going one-on-one to claim the bracelet.
This concludes our coverage of Event #52. Congratulations to KT Park on their impressive victory. Stay close to PokerNews to continue to cover the 53rd World Series of Poker of his new home Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas.
In this series
- 1 Can’t Stop Kopp: Katie Kopp wins first 2022 WSOP bracelet
- 2 David Peters Wins 2022 WSOP Event #2: $100,000 High Roller Prize for His 4th Gold Bracelet
- 3 Scott Seiver Wins 4th Bracelet in 2022 WSOP Event 3: $2,500 Freezeout NLH ($320,059)
- 4 For a Greater Cause: Brad Ruben Wins 4th Bracelet in 2022 WSOP Event 4: $1,500 Dealer’s Choice
- 5 Dan Smith captures the first bracelet; Win 2022 WSOP Event #6: $25,000 Heads-Up Championship
- 6 Norbert Szecsi captures the third bracelet of his career at the 2022 WSOP
- seven Manig ”Ohio77” Loeser wins second in-line bracelet in as many years
- 8 Amnon Filippi wins first WSOP bracelet in Event #7: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better ($252,718)
- 9 Chad Eveslage Wins 2022 WSOP Event #8: $25,000 High Roller ($1,415,610)
- ten Alex Livingston Wins 2022 WSOP Event #9: $1,500 Seven Card Stud ($103,282)
- 11 Henry Acain Wins 2022 WSOP Event #5: $500 The Housewarming Party ($701,215)
- 12 Raj Vohra wins his first bracelet at the 2022 WSOP; Eliminates the $600 Deepstack
- 13 Ben Diebold wins the 2022 WSOP $10,000 Dealer’s Choice 6-Handed Championship ($299,488)
- 14 Jake Schindler wins first bracelet and $1,328,068 at Event 12: $50,000 High Roller
- 15 The first time is the charm: Michael Moncek wins Event 13: $1,500 in Limit Hold’em
- 16 Frenchman Leo Soma wins first WSOP bracelet in Event #14: $1,500 Six-Man No-Limit Hold’em ($456,889)
- 17 Dominick Sarle wins 2022 WSOP Event #17: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball ($164,243)
- 18 Bryan Schultz Wins 2022 WSOP Event 18: $1,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em ($330,057)
- 19 Stefan Lehner wins the first bracelet in Event #16: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em ($558,616)
- 20 Denis Nesterenko wins Event #20: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw ($108,250)
- 21 Tong Li wins $1,467,739 and the first bracelet of Event 19: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller
- 22 Adam Friedman Wins Fifth WSOP Gold Bracelet in Event #22: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship
- 23 Brian Altman captures his first WSOP bracelet in the $400 Ultra Deepstack online
- 24 Christopher Chatman Wins First WSOP Bracelet at Event #24: $1,000 Flip & Go
- 25 Rob Wazwaz Hosts Event #25: $800 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstacks for $358,346
- 26 Mike Jukich wins $1,500 Monster Stack at 2022 WSOP for $966,577
- 27 K9 & Canine Lucky for Jonathan Cohen in Event #26: $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship ($245,678)
- 28 Michael Simhai hits the mark at 2022 WSOP Event 27: NLH Shootout ($240,480)
- 29 Robert Cowen wins bracelets in consecutive years; Binks $50,000 PLO High Roller for $1.4M
- 30 Maxx Coleman wins first elusive bracelet in $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball draw
- 31 15 years of preparation: Daniel Weinman wins the 1st bracelet of the event 30: 1,000 $ PLO
- 32 Nino Ullmann Wins First WSOP Bracelet in $3K NLHE 6-Max Event
- 33 Brian Hastings wins the sixth bracelet in Event #31: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship
- 34 Musician Steve Albini wins (and breaks!) a second bracelet at the 2022 WSOP $1,500 HORSE
- 35 Lok Chan Wins 2022 WSOP Event 35: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet on First Trip to WSOP ($144,338)
- 36 Ali Eslami Take Down Event #36: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better for $135,260 and a WSOP Maiden Bracelet
- 37 Justin Pechie wins second WSOP bracelet in $1,500 Freezeout
- 38 Pedro Bromfman triumphs in Event #38: $10,000 2-7 Single Draw Championship
- 39 Ramsey Stovall wins his first bracelet in 2022 WSOP $1,000 Super Turbo Bounty ($191,223)
- 40 ‘PmpknHead’ Wins WSOP Online Bracelet Event #4: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Max
- 41 Aleksejs Ponakovs defeats Phil Ivey to win Event #42: $100,000 High Roller for $1,897,363
- 42 Zack Wins Second 2022 WSOP Bracelet; $10,000 Stud Hi-Lo Championship ($324,174)
- 43 David Perry defeats Chris Moorman in 2022 WSOP $500 Freezeout ($241,729)
- 44 Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! KFC Fan Kolev Wins 2022 WSOP Millionaire ($1,125,141)
- 45 Phil Hui returns to win third $1,500 PLO bracelet at 2022 WSOP
- 46 Andrew Yeh rides to victory in Event #44: $10,000 HORSE Championship ($487,129)
- 47 Frenchman Jonathan Pastore wins 2022 WSOP Event #46: $5,000 6-Man NLHE ($771,765)
- 48 First bracelet for Cyprus; Menikos Panagiotou wins 2022 WSOP Event #48: $1,500 for eight matches
- 49 Alex Foxen goes wire to wire in a $250,000 Super High Roller en route to the Maiden bracelet ($4,563,700)
- 50 Simeon Spasov Takes Come-From-Behind Victory in Event #49: $2,000 NLH ($527,944)
- 51 Joao Simao lands second bracelet for $686,242 in $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em/Pot-Limit Omaha
- 52 WSOP Rookie KT Park Wins Event #52: $2,500 6-Man Nine-Match Mix ($219,799)