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Espen Jorstad wins World Series of Poker Main Event

18 Jul 2022
John Eastwood 18 Jul 2022
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  • Jorstad takes home $10,000,000 in earnings at WSOP Main Event
  • GGPoker player solidifies his name in poker history
After nine days of intense Main Event play, Norway’s Espen Jorstad has solidified his place in poker history as the first-ever World Series of Poker (WSOP) Champion to be crowned on the Las Vegas Strip.

Defeating 8,662 players from around the world, Jorstad won $10,000,000 before being presented with the newly designed WSOP Main Event bracelet.

Saturday afternoon saw Jorstad, who is sponsored by GGPoker, beat Adrian Attenborough and Michael Duek at the Final Table.

23-year-old Duek finished in third place, with a total of $4,000,000 in earnings.

Attenborough called Jorstad in an intense heads-up, setting Jorstad up for a dramatic victory once he revealed his winning hand – a full house.

Espen’s win cements the international dominance in poker’s World Championship – marking the fourth consecutive win by an international player.

Following his life-changing win, Jorstad immediately called his mother.

“It was a very emotional call,” said Jorstad.

“She could barely speak. She is my biggest fan, so to be able to share that moment with her was very special.”

Espen is a member of the GGPoker team. is home to multi-million dollar tournaments and jackpots, with players able to directly enter WSOP events via their GGPoker account. If you are yet to register, use the GGPoker bonus code NEWBONUS to get started with $600 bonus.

World Series of Poker Senior Vice President and Executive Director, Ty Stewart, said after Saturday's Main Event: “This year’s historic WSOP was special for the poker community. Against all odds, poker made its way back in a big way and for the first time to the Las Vegas Strip.

"To see Espen persevere through 8,662 Main Event entrants – the second most in WSOP history, was incredible. We’re looking forward to raising Espen’s banner and coming back bigger than ever in the new Horseshoe Las Vegas next summer."

The newly designed Main Event bracelet is custom created from 500 grams of 10 karat white and yellow gold, featuring 55 and a half karats or 2,767 various precious stones including rubies, and black and white diamonds.

The World Series of Poker is the largest, richest and most prestigious gaming event in the world, having awarded more than $3.5 billion in prize money to date.

The prestigious WSOP gold bracelet is globally recognized as the sport's top prize.