Mike Jukich defeated a massive field of 6,051 players to win his first bracelet in Event #21: $1,500 Monster Stack No-Limit Hold’em at the 2022 World Series of Poker at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas. After 14 hours of play on Day 4, he triumphed at a final table featuring former bracelet winners Anthony Spinella and Joao Simao, before defeating Mateusz Moolhuizen heads-up to take home $966,577.
Before today, Jukich’s biggest result was winning a WSOP ring event in Baltimore for $165,438 in 2018.
“Insane, first off I want to say hi to my fiancé Ashley Myers who’s back home, and my son Ryker. I wish they could be here. It just didn’t work out with how the scheduling was, I was short to start the day. I had like 14 bigs. I started off with a double and just kinda ran it from there. It’s just been a wild roller coaster.”
“I mean, it was a big set-up on the turn deuce. I thought for a while about just calling but decided to just stick it in. It happened so quick, I heard his rail saying it’s over, it’s over, and I was like, it’s not really over yet. The king hit from outer space, I don’t even know how to describe that.”
“My fiancé, like I said, we’re not married yet, but I promise we will be soon. She’s been my rock she’s been supportive through lots of ups and downs and lots of stupid decision-making with money, now hopefully I can just hang on to it and give her and my son a good life”.
Event #21: $1,500 Monster Stack Final Table Results