Paul Hizer Outlasts the Field in the 2022 WSOP Colossus

Paul Hizer Outlasts the Field in the 2022 WSOP Colossus

Paul Hizer
If the ace of spades is the prettiest card in the deck, a king is right up there for Paul Hizer. Twice at today’s final table of Event #51: $400 Colossus the Englishman had his tournament life on the line. Twice a king peeled off to save him. It’s the one card that made Hizer the newest World Series of Poker bracelet winner and $414,490 richer.

Hizer has been a professional poker player for around six years and played recreationally for several years before that. But he had never won a tournament before, despite $474,000 in career winnings before this event. He had made it to heads-up play four times but had come up short each time. That all changed today, as Hizer was the last man standing in a mammoth field of 13,565 players.

“It means a lot,” Hizer said following his win. “Played many tournaments. Had lots of deep runs. But I’ve never actually won a tournament outright. I don’t know if many people know that about me. I’m sure my close friends do. And maybe today was just written in the stars and I was meant to go all the way. I felt really confident, I felt like I had a really good game plan, and I’m just really thankful that it worked out.”

Event #51: $400 Colossus Final Table Results

Place
Player
Country
Earnings

1
Paul Hizer
United Kingdom
$414,490

2
Sam Laskowitz
United States
$256,170

3
Jordan Pelon
France
$193,240

4
James Scott
United Kingdom
$146,680

5
Luong Quach
United States
$112,060

6
Jeff Loiacono
United States
$86,160

7
Anthony Ruttler
United States
$66,670

8
William Gian
United States
$51,930

9
Sean Shah
United States
$40,710

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Author: Rick Walker