Event #6: $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship
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Event Info

Prijavnina $25,000
Nagradni sklad $1,512,000
Players 64

Informacije o trenutnem nivoju

Nivo 55
Slepe stave 60,000 / 120,000
Ante 0

Informacije o igralcih - Dan 3

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Event #6: $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship
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Dan Smith Captures His 1st Bracelet; Wins 2022 WSOP Event #6: $25,000 Heads-Up Championship

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Dan Smith
Dan Smith

It was a grueling match to finish off the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Event #6: $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship but in the end, Dan Smith captured his very first gold bracelet along with $509,717. Smith was emotional after his victory over Christoph Vogelsang who was forced to settle for second place and $315,029.

For many in the poker community, Smith has been known as 'the best player without a bracelet' but he will no longer have to walk around with that title after topping the capped-out 64-player field. The American poker pro has come close on numerous occasions at the WSOP including a second-place finish at the 2016 High Roller for One Drop where he cashed for over $3 million. Along with eight top-three finishes, Smith has accumulated over $10 million at the summer series in Las Vegas over his short career.

Smith admitted he was in shock after the match, considering it was a whirlwind of a day: "It was a tough match, a lot of hands were pretty crazy and it felt like everything was going against me. I'm not typically a sentimental person, but today is and was about the bracelet. I had to get lucky to get there but I'll take it."

"It was always something I was thinking about," Smith pointed out about not having a WSOP title before this victory. "But I wasn't overly stressed about it not happening yet."

Giving back to charity is something that is also very important to Smith and he has created the Double Up Drive as his way of giving back to those that are less fortunate. It is something that he holds very close to his heart but Smith was willing to expand on it after his match.

"I'm very proud of what I accomplished in poker and I think this is an important checkbox on my legacy as one of the all-timers. As wild as that is, I'm even more proud of what the whole poker community and I have come together to do with Double Up Drive. We have raised $25 million for good causes and while I love poker, thousands of people that would have died are now alive because of that. I am happy that poker has been my vessel to do this good but I am immensely proud and optimistic that it will continue to do well."

2022 WSOP Event #6 Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1stDan SmithUnited States$509,717
2ndChristoph VogelsangGermany$315,029
3rdDario SammartinoItaly$193,537
4thKevin RabichowUnited States$193,537
5thSean WinterUnited States$75,045
6thJonathan JaffeUnited States$75,045
7thChance KornuthUnited States$75,045
8thDylan DestefanoUnited States$75,045

The field was capped at 64 runners when it all started three days ago. A high-profile tournament on the WSOP schedule no doubt attracted many big names in the poker community including Daniel Negreanu, Phil Ivey, and Erik Seidel, among others. However, just eight players were able to grab a piece of the prize pool and only four players made it to the final day.

Final Day Action

Smith started off his semifinal against Dario Sammartino while Vogelsang faced off against Kevin Rabichow. Both matches remained fairly even through the opening levels but both Smith and Vogelsang started to pull away after the first break. Vogelsang was the first to finish his match after turning a pair of queens against the pocket sevens of Rabichow. All of the chips went in the middle of the river and Vogelsang was fortunate enough to advance.

Smith found himself at risk against Sammartino at one point but woke up with the larger of the two pocket pairs and held for a double up. From there, Smith picked away at Sammartino's short stack, and eventually, the two both found an ace and got it all in. Smith trailed but managed to hit his kicker on the flop and Sammartino was eliminated.

Christoph Vogelsang
Christoph Vogelsang

The heads-up final between Smith and Vogelsang started off slow but it quickly gained momentum as the blinds grew. The two players traded the chip lead back and forth and it was Smith who found himself on the verge of being eliminated. However, a timely double-up with pocket sixes put Smith back in the lead. Just moments later, the two players both picked up an ace and got their chips in the middle preflop.

It was Smith who held ace-four, the same hand he eliminated Sammartino with earlier in the day. Vogelsang had the dominating ace-ten but a four on the flop put Smith just two cards away from victory. Vogelsang was unable to improve on the turn or the river which brought applause from the room inside Bally's Ballroom.

Despite things looking grim for Smith earlier on, he said it was a constant battle throughout the match. "Big buy-in, tough field, every match super tough. People love to give Christoph a hard time but he's a hell of a player. He's tanking because he's really considering every spot. I didn't steal a pot easily, every pot was a fight. This was one of the cooler ones to win."

Smith continued to elaborate that even though it took some time to finally win his first WSOP bracelet, he still considers his career a great success. "I've had great World Series results. Just because I happened to mostly get third place in WSOP events, if that's the way my career or life has been unlucky, that's incredibly fortunate. I think my results have been great without the 'W' but this helps."

Dan Smiths' Road to Vitory

RoundOpponent
Round of 64Jake Daniels
Round of 32Laszlo Bujtas
Round of 16Alex Foxen
Round of 8Jonathan Jaffe
Round of 4Dario Sammartino
FinalsChristoph Vogelsang

That wraps up the coverage here for this event but the PokerNews live reporting team will be on-site to bring you plenty of more action in the coming days.

Oznake: Chance KornuthChristoph VogelsangDan SmithDaniel NegreanuDario SammartinoDylan DestefanoErik SeidelJonathan JaffeKevin RabichowPhil IveySean Winter

Christoph Vogelsang Eliminated in Second Place ($315,029)

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Christoph Vogelsang
Christoph Vogelsang

Dan Smith limped for 50,000 more and Christoph Vogelsang raised to 550,000 from the big blind. Smith went all-in and Vogelsang snap-called.

Christoph Vogelsang: {a-Clubs}{10-Clubs}
Dan Smith: {a-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}

Despite being dominated, Smith spiked a pair on the {4-Spades}{8-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} flop and took a huge lead. The board would run {7-Diamonds} {3-Spades} to give Smith his long-awaited first WSOP gold bracelet.

Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 9,600,000 4,100,000
Christoph Vogelsang de
Christoph Vogelsang
de Izpadel

Oznake: Christoph VogelsangDan Smith

Smith Back from the Dead

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Dan Smith
Dan Smith

Christoph Vogelsang limped in on the button and Dan Smith raised to 450,000 in the big blind. Vogelsang three-bet shipped all in and Smith called off his stack of 2,740,000 chips.

Dan Smith: {6-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}
Christoph Vogelsang: {a-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}

Smith was in a great position to double up and the flop of {q-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{4-Spades} left him well out front. The turn was the {8-Clubs} which changed nothing and the {3-Hearts} secured the double up for Smith.

Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 5,500,000 2,800,000
Christoph Vogelsang de
Christoph Vogelsang
de 4,100,000 -2,800,000

Oznake: Christoph VogelsangDan Smith

Vogelsang Hits Runner-Runner Flush to Further Extend Lead

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Dan Smith opened to 240,000 and Christoph Vogelsang flatted from the big blind.

The flop rolled off {j-Hearts}{2-Spades}{8-Diamonds} and Smith elected for a continuation bet of 135,000. Vogelsang called.

The {a-Diamonds} made an appearance on the turn and Smith made a second bet, this time to 235,000. Vogelsang called once more.

The {7-Diamonds} made for a juicy river card and Smith opted to check back. Vogelsang made the runner-runner flush with {6-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} and extended his chip lead.

Christoph Vogelsang de
Christoph Vogelsang
de 6,900,000 800,000
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 2,700,000 -800,000

Oznake: Christoph VogelsangDan Smith

Nivo:
55
Slepe stave:
60,000/120,000
Ante:
0

Smith Sniffs Out a Bluff from Vogelsang

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Dan Smith made it 240,000 on the button and Christoph Vogelsang defended in the big blind. The flop came {8-Spades}{8-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} and Vogelsang checked to Smith who bet 120,000. Vogelsang check-raised to 280,000 and Smith called.

The turn was the {q-Spades} and Vogelsang led out with a bet of 575,000. Smith had a look of agony but still called to see the {10-Hearts} on the river. Vogelsang spent over two minutes in the tank before tapping the table. Smith also checked and Vogelsang was the first to show {6-Diamonds}{4-Spades} for six-high. Smith flipped over {a-Diamonds}{10-Spades} for two pair to claim the pot.

Christoph Vogelsang de
Christoph Vogelsang
de 6,100,000 -1,100,000
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 3,500,000 1,100,000

Oznake: Christoph VogelsangDan Smith

Smith Runs All-In Bluff into Vogelsang Flush, German has 3:1 Chip Lead

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Christoph Vogelsang
Christoph Vogelsang

Christoph Vogelsang called and Dan Smith checked from the big blind.

The {6-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds} flop brought a bet of 100,000 from Vogelsang and Smith called.

The {k-Diamonds} put three diamonds on the board and, after a minute, Vogelsang continued for another 325,000. However, Smith took his time and then elected to raise the turn to 925,000. Vogelsang thought for another 60 seconds and then made the call.

With 2.25 million already in the middle, the {7-Hearts} arrived on the river and after two minutes, Smith went all-in. Vogelsang snap-called and turned over {9-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} for a flush.

Smith looked rattled as he turned over the {8-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} to give the German a 3:1 chip lead.

Christoph Vogelsang de
Christoph Vogelsang
de 7,200,000 3,600,000
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 2,400,000 -3,600,000

Oznake: Christoph VogelsangDan Smith

Smith Riding a Wave of Momentum

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Dan Smith opened to 200,000 on the button and Christoph Vogelsang called in the big blind. The flop came {k-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{9-Spades} and Vogelsang check-called a bet of 260,000 from Smith.

The turn brought the {a-Hearts} and Vogelsang checked again. Smith fired out another 850,000 and Vogelsang snap-folded, for the first time all day.

Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 6,000,000
Christoph Vogelsang de
Christoph Vogelsang
de 3,600,000

Oznake: Christoph VogelsangDan Smith