Final Table Profile: Matthew Su
|Number of tokens:||83,200,000|
Matthew Su’s Main Event Story
Matthew SuMain Event history really started to come to life on Day 7, where he started as 25th out of 35 before finally climbing into the lead overnight. Prior to that, Su found himself quietly grinding throughout the tournament, including going from Day 3 to Day 4 by literally adding a single T-5,000 token to his stack.
Su only has three cashes previously registered on his The Hendon Crowd profile, with a 43rd place last year WPT Five Diamond Classic in the Bellagio for $29,230 as its best result before. Now he’s guaranteed at least $850,675 and is in a prime position to capture poker immortality.
Su’s race to the final table
Until Day 7, Matthew Su had stayed away from the spotlight. His first live update was on Day 5 when he sent Ari Engel packaging with a flush-over-flush. He then ran for his tournament life on Day 6, but won with ace-king against pocket queens to double down and stay alive.
On Day 7, Su began her ascent by eliminating Adam Demersseman in a pair of hands before sending Tsur Levy to the rail holding with the queens against the ace-queen. This pot gave him the ammunition to face the aggressive and the volatile Karim Rebeiwhich stack he decimated to really propel him to the top.
In the end, it wasn’t a defining hand that got Su there; a series of small and medium pots that continued on its way eventually led to him winning 83,200,000 chips at the final table. He will return to the top five with 69 big blinds to begin his quest to win poker’s most coveted prize.
How Matthew Su made it to the final table
2022 Main Event Final Table Seats
|Headquarters||Player||Country||Number of tokens||big blinds|
|4||Michael Duek||United States||49,775,000||41|
|5||Matthew Su||United States||83,200,000||69|
|seven||Jeffrey Farnes||United States||35,350,000||29|
|ten||Asher Conniff||United States||29,400,000||25|
There will be one hour and 48 minutes remaining at level 38 with blinds of 600,000 to 1,200,000 with a big blind ante of 1,200,000. The ten survivors will return to their places at 2 p.m. local time on Friday, July 15, 2022, for the unofficial ten-man final table.
Once the field is narrowed down to the final nine contenders, they will take a short break for official final table photos before beginning their journey to crown the 2022 WSOP Main Event Champion.
2022 Main Event Final Table Payouts
2022 Main Event Final Table Player Stats
|Player||Country||first money||WSOP Payouts||Career earnings||The biggest cash|
|Michael Duek||United States||2017||4||$651,300||$548,015|
|Matthew Su||United States||2014||0||$49,340||$29,230|
|Jeffrey Farnes||United States||2017||12||$181,550||$61,250|
|Asher Conniff||United States||2009||49||$2,862,290||$973,683|
The 2022 World Series of Poker Main Event returns on Friday, July 15 at 2:00 p.m. local time. You can follow the Main Event final table via the PokerNews Live Reporting blog where we’ll cover all the action in our exclusive live WSOP Main Event updates.
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