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Nino Ullmann Wins 2022 World Series of Poker $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Max Event

The German Player Defeated A 1,348-Entry Field To Earn His First Bracelet and The Top Prize of $594,079


The 2022 World Series of Poker $3,00 six-max no-limit hold’em event took just two days to narrow a field of 1,348 entries down to a champion. When the dust settled, Nino Ullmann was the last player standing. The German poker player earned a career-high score of $594,079 for the win, and also secured his first WSOP gold bracelet.

Ullmann outlasted a tough final table that included the likes of four-time bracelet winner David Peters and four-time World Poker Tour champion Darren Elias.

“It was a tougher final table than expected,” Ullmann told WSOP reporters after the win. “But I also ran really good. I busted two of the best players on the table!”

This event awarded 1,440 Card Player Player of the Year points to the winner. Ullmann did not have any prior POY-qualified scores before securing this win, but this alone was enough to move him inside the top 100 in the 2022 POY race sponsored by Global Poker.

The second and final day of this fast-paced event began with 55 players remaining and Ullmann in the lead. Plenty of notables hit the rail as the tournament sped towards its official final table of six, including ‘Johnnie Vibes’ Moreno (31st – $16,971), bracelet winner Taylor Paur (30th – $16,971), Dmitry Yurasov (26th – $20,769), Vanessa Kade (21st – $25,832), bracelet winner Pete Chen (19th – $25,832), two-time bracelet winner Keith Lehr (15th – $32,648), WPT main event winner Matthew Wantman (10th – $41,916), three-time bracelet winner David Pham (9th – $54,656), bracelet winner and WPT champion Dylan Linder (8th – $54,656), and bracelet winner Fred Goldberg (7th – $72,363).

Ullmann remained on top of the counts when the final table was set. He continued his accumulation by winning a flip against Lander Lijo’s A-J. Ullmann’s pocket sevens improved to a set on the flop and held from there to narrow the field to five. Lijo earned $97,256 for his sixth-place finish.

2016 Card Player Player of the Year award winner David Peters fell a few spots short of winning his fifth bracelet. His pocket tens were unable to win the preflop coinflip against the K-J of Ullmanm, who spiked a king on the turn to take the lead. Peters took home $132,662 as the fifth-place finisher. He now has more than $43.2 million in career earnings, the fourth-highest total of any player in the world.

Darren EliasDarren Elias, the all-time leader in WPT main tour titles, is still looking for his first bracelet win at the series. He nearly won his record-furthering fifth WPT title in late May, finishing as the runner-up in the 2022 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown main event for $660,000. Like Peters, his run in this event ended thanks to a preflop race. Elias got all-in with pocket sixes facing the Q-10 of Timothy Flank. A queen-high flop gave Flank top pair and an-open ended straight draw. Flank hit the straight on the turn to leave Elias drawing dead. He earned $183,616 and 720 POY points as the fourth-place finisher. This was his eighth final-table finish of the year. With 3,135 points and more than $1.2 million in year-to-date POY earnings, Elias now sits in eighth place in the overall standings.

The final heads-up battle was set when Ullmann open-shoved from the small blind with Q-8 suited and won against the A-5 of Anthony Hu from the big blind. Ullmann’s flopped pair of eights sent Hu home with $257,821.

Ullmann held roughly a 3:2 chip lead when heads-up play began. He was able to open up an even larger advantage in time for the final hand of the tournament. Flank raised from the button with JSpade Suit6Spade Suit and Ullmann called with 5Diamond Suit4Diamond Suit. The JDiamond Suit3Spade Suit2Diamond Suit flop gave Ullmann a flush draw and open-ended straight draw. He checked and Flank bet 1,300,000 with his top pair. Ullmann check-raised to 4,200,000. Flank moved all-in for 17,650,000 and Ullmann called. The turn brought the 10Diamond Suit to leave Flank drawing dead. He was awarded a career-best payday of $367,181 for his runner-up showing after the 2Spade Suit completed the board.

Here is a look at the payouts and rankings points awarded at the final table:

Place Player Earnings POY Points
1 Nino Ullmann $594,079 1440
2 Timothy Flank $367,181 1200
3 Anthony Hu $257,821 960
4 Darren Elias $183,616 720
5 David Peters $132,662 600
6 Lander Lijo $97,256 480

Winner photo credit: WSOP / Rachel Kay Miller.

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