in Las Vegas , the number of second gold bracelets for the winner of this number will be determined. In previous years, the best players would compete in the series during the first two weeks, but the festival’s schedule forced many to start earlier. The NLHE cost for Game 2 is $25,000.
Traditionally, it brings together the world’s best poker stars at a single table, but Swiss chess player Alexander Viehomme won a surprising $1,215,864. In heads-up, Alexander faced three-time bracelet winner Chance Knuth.
Alexander is a professional chess player and international champion. His 2022 rating is 2,400. It’s worth noting that Vomier only started playing tournament poker last year. He also made his WSOP debut and had a strong showing in expensive tournaments in the EPT series.
He made over $2,000,000 in just one year. Now he has another gold bracelet added to his repertoire. It’s unclear exactly how much poker Alexander played before winning the tournament, as he played for the money.
“I’m not going to get too cocky, but it was definitely a year in my career. I’m very happy with what happened. I’m not one of the top players. It’s like playing chess. “Chess, you’ve got to be active here for over a year. I’m really growing and excited to be a part of these games. I’m starting in January 2022, so obviously I’m not going to make any bold judgments, ’ he told Alexander.
Alexander believes that poker and chess have a lot in common. For example, needing to stay focused for long periods of time:
“After 9 hours of focus, I think I’m still at 90% of my ability, while others may be at 60%.” That’s “Awesome.”
The newly crowned champion has not revealed his plans to continue playing at the WSOP, but will likely continue to play expensive tournaments to improve his performance.