Simon Mattsson has won the 2022 World Series of Poker Online Main Event for $2,793,574 (US dollars) by defeating a field of 4,984 other players in the tournament. The event’s prize pool was worth $23,674,000, and the winner was Simon Mattsson, a Swedish grinder known online as C.Darwin2. In addition to winning the $2.8 million first prize, Mattsson also won a free entry to the 2023 WSOP Tournament of Champions.
When the one-on-one battle started, Mattsson held a chip lead of 183,784,622 over Thanarattrakul. But Thanarattrakul lost ground early when he missed an open-ended straight draw when Mattsson rivered trip queens. From there, he never recovered.
Simon Mattsson’s victory is a great accomplishment for the online poker community. He has won multiple titles and has more than $27 million in online tournaments. He is currently the second highest-paid player in the world. If you are interested in playing online poker, you should check out the WSOP website.
PocketFives, a popular online poker site, lists Mattsson as the highest-paid player worldwide. His WSOP online cashes amount to over $5 million. And he was one of the nine players to make the Final Table. The Finnish star Samuel Vousden was second, and Mattsson led the final table with over 50 million chips.
After a short, drawn-out flop, Mattsson extended his lead by about three million chips. His opponent, Thanarattrakul, raised to nine million before the flop. Mattsson called the bet and he had five-suited clubs. But Thanarattrakul’s flop of 10s-7c-4h gave Mattsson top pair and a straight draw.