Michael Simhai Hits the Mark in 2022 WSOP Event #27: Shootout NLH ($240,480)

June 15, 2022

Terrance Reid

Michael Simhai

At the end of three days of play, Michael Simhai was the last man standing in the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Event #27: Shootout No-Limit Hold’em. The event hit the 1,000-player cap and Simhai won his table three consecutive days to take home a$240,480 first-place prize.

Simhai, who lives in Beverly Hills, California, took home his maiden gold bracelet for his impressive performance. His previous best live cash was $99,271 according to The Hendon Mob.

Throughout the tournament, Simhai played fast, made quick decisions, and put his opponents in tough spots. Playing a shootout format, Simhai had to beat the nine opponents with whom he shared the table to survive and advance each day. His fast decision-making and aggressive betting kept his opponents on their toes.

Event #27: $1,500 Shoutout NLH Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1 Michael Simhai United States $240,480
2 David Dowdy United States $148,618
3 Anant Patel United States $111,226
4 Ravi Raghavan United States $84,047
5 Timothy McDermott United States $64,129
6 Roongsak Griffith United States $49,414
7 Austin Peck United States $38,455
8 David Yonnotti United States $30,227
9 Kevin Song United States $24,001
10 Derek Sudell United States $19,253

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Key Moments

On Day 2, Simhai found himself locked in a long heads-up battle with Ryan Ramsdell. The two players battled back and forth over small pots until a massive cooler would settle the match. Ramsdell had pocket kings against Simhai’s ace-queen. All in preflop, Simhai found an ace on the river to propel him to the final table.

It was there during three-handed play that Simhai called a raise from Anant Patel. Patel flopped top pair on the jack-high board, but Simhai flopped two pair that held up for a massive pot.

David “The Assassin” Dowdy found himself heads up with Simhai at the end of the day. Dowdy started the final table hot, eliminating Derek Sudell when he ran ace-king into Dowdy’s aces. Dowdy amassed a large stack early that carried him down to three-handed play neck-and-neck with Simhai. He stumbled when he doubled up Patel and went into heads-up play as a 4:1 underdog.

David DowdyDavid “The Assassin” Dowdy

“He’s the nicest guy, one of the nicest guys I’ve ever played against in a poker room,” Simhai said about Dowdy. “I kind of feel bad.”

Much like the gracious winner, the final table was full of goodwill among the players. Simhai would often show his hands and other players were returning the favor.

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