The United Kingdom’s Team Leonard, consisting of Patrick Leonard and Norway’s Espen Uhlen Jørstad, are the winners of Event #59: $1,000 Tag Team, taking home a combined $148,067 in prize money.
Team Leonard wins 2022 WSOP Tag Team for $148,067
Team Leonard, consisting of Patrick Leonard and Espen Uhlen Jørstad aka Uhlenpoker, won Event #55: $1,000 Tag Team for $148,067 after besting a huge field of 913 teams.
The United Kingdom’s Patrick Leonard and Norway’s Espen Jørstad are the winners of Event #59: $1,000 Tag Team, taking home a combined $148,067 in prize money besting a huge field of 913 teams.
Leonard and Jørstad faced off against Corey Paggeot and Jamie Kerstetter with the European duo overcoming an eight-to-one chip disadvantage to dislodge the Americans of their first WSOP bracelet.
“We were prepared for a really hard grind”
Patrick Leonard said after the victory:
“A lot of people had played solo for the last few days. Some had played four days by themselves, whereas we’ve probably played about 50:50. We were fresh and taking hours in, hours out, and when I was out I was studying and I knew what to do coming in, so that was our biggest advantage. We were prepared for a really hard grind. We had two coolers in our favor in the beginning and that got us up pretty good.”
The key hand in the heads-up was when Espen Uhlen Jørstad five-bet shoved Ace-Jack preflop forcing a fold from Corey Paggeot, securing Team Leonard a massive pot and the chip lead:
— PokerGO (@PokerGO) June 30, 2022
2022 WSOP Event #55 Final Table Results:
• 1st: Patrick Leonard / Espen Jørstad – $148,067
• 2nd: Corey Paggeot / Jamie Kerstetter – $91,513
• 3rd: Yutaro Tsugaru / Taichi Ichikawa – $65,059
• 4th: Franco Spitale / Martin Pochat – $46,904
• 5th: Mackenzie Kraemer / Jon Schiller – $34,299
That was so much fun, @CoreyPaggeot was an awesome tag team partner
Very deserving winners
Tysm all our friends who came to rail, I love you ❤️
— Jamie Kerstetter (@JamieKerstetter) June 30, 2022
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