Team Maria Ho Dominates 2022 WSOP $25K Fantasy League And Wins $200K
- Team Maria Ho won the 2022 $25K Fantasy League for $200,000
- Koray Aldemir of Team Maria Ho is the league’s highest scorer, earning 358 points
- Team Negreanu and Team No Gamble No Future finished 2nd and 3rd respectively
The final results of the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) $25K Fantasy League are now in.
After two months of intense action at Bally’s Las Vegas, it was Team Maria Ho that racked up the most points to secure the lion’s share of the prize worth $200,000.
First time winning the @25kfantasy after having pieces of teams for many years! Clap it up for our MVP @kooraay90! Our roster had a sick last 2 weeks at the #WSOP to seal the deal. Can’t wait to run it back! Thanks to @RealKidPoker, Christian, and everyone for organizing! #poker https://t.co/WZegIJkzW9
— Maria Ho (@MariaHo) July 19, 2022
A total of 14 teams competed in the league, each comprised of eight players for a budget of $200. All of the teams generated $350,000 in total prize money which went to the top three finishers.
Ho managed the winning team but it wasn’t her who scored the most points but Koray Aldemir. The 2021 WSOP Main Event champion contributed 358 to the 1,140 total points earned by Team Maria Ho. He also came out as the league’s best performer this year.
Marco Johnson and Joao Vieira collected 233 and 188 points respectively, with Ho adding 73 points. Craig Chait, Felipe Ramos, Jim Collopy, and John Hennigan were also part of the team.
Team Negreanu Finishes In Second Place
Team Negreanu earned 973 points to finish in second place for $100,000, with Josh Arieh, Dario Sammartino and Chino Rheem contributing the most points. Team No Gamble No Future, headed by Jeff Platt and Brent Hanks, claimed the third spot for $50,000. The rest of the teams each lost $25,000.
The 14 teams were assembled via a live draft and bid before the 53rd WSOP kicked off back in May. Daniel Negreanu and Shaun Deeb emerged as the highest-valued players, and it came as little surprise considering that they are consistently in contention for the Player of the Year title each year.
Team No Gamble No Future welcomed Negreanu to its roster for $111, the highest in the 2022 league, but the GGPoker Ambassador just failed to deliver after suffering his worst WSOP run since 2011. He never made it to the final table this year and only contributed 125 points to the team.
Meanwhile, Team Dan Shak‘s decision to get Deeb for $110 was worth it as he ended up scoring 281 points. Phil Ivey‘s addition to the team proved to be a steal at $33 as he delivered 258 points. But Deeb and Ivey’s performances weren’t enough to carry the team as it settled for 4th place. The same goes for Team Mojave’s Balls who got eventual WSOP POY winner Dan Zack in its lineup but only finished in 7th place.