Benjamin Kaupp Wins Tournament of Champions to Close Out 2022 WSOP

Benjamin Kaupp
The 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) has concluded and Pennsylvania’s Benjamin Kaupp has secured the final bracelet after taking down the Tournament of Champions for a career-best $250,000. Kaupp, who takes home his first bracelet, defeated Raul Garza after a brief heads-up battle to resign the runner-up to a $150,000 conslation prize.

The Tournament of Champions was exclusively available to the 570 bracelet and Circuit ring winners from the 2022 WSOP season. A total of 470 players entered the freeroll in an attempt to win a piece of the $1,000,000 prize pool.

Kaupp qualified for the Tournament of Champions after winning a $215 WSOP.com PA Circuit event for $14,954. He now takes home more than 15 times that as he adds a second piece of WSOP hardware to his arsenal.

“It doesn’t feel real yet. It just hasn’t sunk in quite yet. Before this tournament (started), I was going to be just happy to cash.”

“I’ve just been grinding online for the last couple of years, taking it pretty seriously,” he said. “I play a lot of the Circuit events online … I didn’t really play poker for a while until the last couple of years when it was legal in Pennsylvania again.”

WSOP Tournament of Champions Final Table Results

PLACE PLAYER COUNTRY PRIZE (IN USD)
1 Benjamin Kaupp United States $250,000
2 Raul Garza United States $150,000
3 Ryan Messick United States $100,000
4 Robert Cowen United Kingdom $75,000
5 Ali Eslami United States $50,000
6 Gregory Wish United States $37,500
7 Yuliyan Kolev Bulgaria $27,500
8 Eric Bensimhon France $20,000
9 Gianluca Speranza Italy $15,000
10 Jonathan Woof Canada $11,400

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