Brazilian wins parallel championship at the World Series of Poker
Photo: Reproduction of the official instagram of Josias Santos

Brazil has not yet managed to win the desired bracelet in the 2022 edition of the WSOP (World Series of Poker), a kind of ‘World Cup of Poker’. However, the Brazilian representatives who are participating in the games at Casinos Ballys & Paris, in Las Vegas, in the United States, are achieving good results.

In the parallel competitions of the series, those that have a lower buy-in value and that do not grant the world title, Brazil already has a player at the top of the podium. The victory took place last Saturday, June 11, thanks to the performance of Josias Santos in the US$ 250 Daily Deepstack.

Santos was able to beat a field of 624 entries and won the prize pool of $23,441. The Brazilian player lives in the United States and had to overcome a compatriot, as the heads-up match was against another Brazilian. Therefore, Pedro Queiroz secured second place and the reward of US$ 14,489.

However, this was not the only positive result of Josias Santos in this edition of the WSOP. He was the top Brazilian representative in Event #11 ($600 NLH Deepstack) pocketing $12,767 for 26th place out of 5,720 entries.

Among other casinos, such as at Venetian, Brazilian players have also recorded relevant wins, such as Paulo Gini’s in Event #66 ($600 NLH Monster Stack) of the series taking place there.

About the World Series of Poker

The World Series of Poker is a series of poker tournaments held annually in Las Vegas. It has its origins in 1970, when Benny Binion invited seven of the most well-known poker players to Horseshoe Casino for a single tournament.

It is considered the most famous poker championship, bringing together players from all over the world, in which tournaments are played in various types of poker, and whoever is victorious in the Main Event will be declared the champion. In addition to the cash prize, the champions in each modality receive a gold bracelet as a trophy.