Final Table Profile: Adrian Attenborough
|Number of tokens:||50,800,000|
Adrian Attenborough’s Main Event Story
Australian professional Adrian Attenborough had over $1.4 million in earnings ahead of his 2022 run in the WSOP Main Event, and he’s on track to increase that number significantly this week. Attenborough’s previous best run at the WSOP was in 2017, when he finished 53rd in the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em event.
The 28-year-old poker pro now resides in Las Vegas and learned how to play poker after being introduced to it by family and friends when he was just 16 years old.
Prior to his Main Event run, Attenborough had eight WSOP-related earnings totaling $288,248. This included $108,908 for finishing second in the 2019 WSOP International Circuit Sydney $5,000 Challengee.
According to Hendon Mob, Attenborough had $1,460,049 in career earnings prior to his run at the 2022 WSOP. This included a career-best $361,660 for finishing third in the Bellagio XIII Cup 2017. He also won the 2017 Macau Poker Cup 26 HK$25,000 NLH for $193,172 and took third place in the 2017 Asia Poker League Million Sydney Main Event for $91,035.
“I’m having fun. It’s the best place to be,” Attenborough said in an interview with PokerNews.
The Aussie is usually found in high-stakes cash games, but their approach remains largely the same.
“I don’t really think about different game formats, I just focus on game theory concepts. Maybe my short stack game is a bit rusty, but we’ll see how it goes.
Attenborough, who is looking to become the second Australian to win the WSOP Main Event behind Joe Hashem (2005) will start the final table with 50,800,000, or 42 big blinds.
Attenborough’s race to the final table
Attenborough started off slow but stayed in the top half of token count for the first three days, and it was on Day 4 that he climbed the leaderboard with a jump to 2.5 million. It rose to 7.7 million on Day 5 and pocketed over 28 million on Day 6.
But it was on Day 7 that he made two of the most audacious plays of the tournament.
In the first hand, Matija Dobric raise from the button before the flop with and Attenborough called from the big blind with . The flop was and Attenborough check-raised to 2.7 million after Dobric bet 500,000.
Dobric followed and the turning point was . Attenborough shot 7.3 with six high, but Dobric called and the river was . Unafraid of the flush, Attenborough pushed his final 12.2 million and Dobric walked away with the better hand.
Later that afternoon, Attenborough bet 4 million with with on the flop. His opponent was once again Dobric, and the Croatian made 9.2 million with a bluff of his own.
Attenborough followed and the turning point was . Attenborough checked Dobric, who fired another 5.5 million. Attenborough called once more and the river was .
Dobric fired on the river again, this time enough to put Attenborough at risk for his last 23 million. Attenborough called after spending a lot of time in the tank and won one of the biggest pots of the day with the biggest call of his life.
Attenborough’s 2022 WSOP Main Event Route
|Day||Finishing stack||Place among the remaining field|
|Day 1d||73,500||1,555 out of 3,297|
|Day 2d||200 500||520 out of 1,733|
|Day 3||495,000||389 out of 1,299|
|Day 4||2,540,000||41 out of 380|
|Day 5||7,785,000||15 out of 123|
|Day 6||28,625,000||7 out of 35|
|Day 7||50,800,000||6 out of 10|
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2022 Main Event Final Table Seats
|Headquarters||Player||Country||Number of tokens||big blinds|
|4||Michael Duek||United States||49,775,000||41|
|5||Matthew Su||United States||83,200,000||69|
|seven||Jeffrey Farnes||United States||35,350,000||29|
|ten||Asher Conniff||United States||29,400,000||25|
He will remain one hour and 48 minutes at level 38 with blinds of 600,000 to 1,200,000 with a big blind bet of 1,200,000. The ten survivors will return to their places at 2 p.m. local time on Friday July 15, 2022 for the unofficial final table at ten.
Once the field is narrowed down to the final nine contenders, they will take a short break for official final table photos before beginning their journey to crown the 2022 WSOP Main Event Champion.
2022 Main Event Final Table Payouts
2022 Main Event Final Table Player Stats
|Player||Country||first money||WSOP Payouts||Career earnings||The biggest cash|
|Michael Duek||United States||2017||4||$651,300||$548,015|
|Matthew Su||United States||2014||0||$49,340||$29,230|
|Jeffrey Farnes||United States||2017||12||$181,550||$61,250|
|Asher Conniff||United States||2009||49||$2,862,290||$973,683|
Statistics provided by WSOP.com and HendonMob.com.
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