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2022 WSOP Main Event Final Table Profile: Matija Dobric


Final Table Profile: Matija Dobric

Seat: 3
Chip Count: 68,650,000
Big Blinds: 57
Age: 32
Hometown: Virovitica, Croatia
Twitter: @MatijaDobric  

Matija Dobric’s Main Event Story

This year is different, I am calm, I can sleep, I can get good rest, everything goes smooth.

Croatia’s Matija Dobric has just under $240,000 in career winnings, and most of it came from his run to 32nd place in the 2021 Main Event. He arrived on Day 7 in 2022 with another shot at the Main Event Final Table and he has taken full advantage of the opportunity.

“I just play hand by hand and whatever happens happens, that’s poker – like every other poker tournament,” Dobric said to PokerNews while bagging up his chips on Day 6. “I mean, it’s not like every other event but I play my best every hand and there is nothing special about it.”

Matija Dobric
Matija Dobric

Dobric is bouncing back in a big way after his run in the 2021 Main Event, and the experience has helped him bring a more balanced approach in 2022.

“Last year it was really hard. I couldn’t sleep because I was full of adrenaline and when I woke up after four or five hours of sleep, I was trying to stay awake at the table. This year is different, I am calm, I can sleep, I can get good rest, everything goes smooth.”

This is Dobric’s third cash of the 2022 WSOP after picking up a couple of small scores early in the series. He has been playing poker for more than ten years, mostly in tournaments, with the rare appearance at cash games throughout Las Vegas as he enjoys playing at new casinos.

Dobric’s Run to the Final Table

Dobric’s run to the final table is full of highlights, but doubling through with quads on Day 5 of the Main Event stands out among the most memorable hands of the entire tournament.

There was over 1 million in the pot and a board of {8-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{10-Hearts}{5-Hearts} when Dobric check-shoved a 600,000 bet from Martin Stashin with his last 1.9 million chips. Stashin went deep into the tank before he finally called and turned over {2-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} for deuces full of fives, but Dobric turned over {5-Spades}{5-Clubs} to take the pot with quad fives and start his march to the final table.

How Matija Dobric Got to the Final Table

Day Chips Rank
Day 1d 107,200 745/3,295
Day 2d 450,500 47/1,757
Day 3 778,000 153/1,299
Day 4 1,880,000 86/380
Day 5 8,445,000 11/123
Day 6 29,550,000 6/35
Day 7 68,650,000 3/10

2022 Main Event Final Table Seating

Seat Player Country Chip Count Big Blinds
1 Philippe Souki United Kingdom 13,500,000 11
2 Adrian Attenborough Australia 50,800,000 42
3 Matija Dobric Croatia 68,650,000 57
4 Michael Duek United States 49,775,000 41
5 Matthew Su United States 83,200,000 69
6 John Eames United Kingdom 54,950,000 46
7 Jeffrey Farnes United States 35,350,000 29
8 Aaron Duczak Canada 56,000,000 47
9 Espen Jorstad Norway 83,200,000 69
10 Asher Conniff United States 29,400,000 25

2022 Main Event Final Table Payouts

Place Prize
1 $10,000,000
2 $6,000,000
3 $4,000,000
4 $3,000,000
5 $2,225,000
6 $1,750,000
7 $1,350,000
8 $1,075,000
9 $850,675

2022 Main Event Final Table Player Stats

Player Country First Cash WSOP Cashes Career Earnings Biggest Cash
Philippe Souki United Kingdom 2010 7 $830,812 $102,214
Adrian Attenborough Australia 2014 8 $1,460,049 $361,660
Matija Dobric Croatia 2017 8 $239,167 $198,550
Michael Duek United States 2017 4 $651,300 $548,015
Matthew Su United States 2014 0 $49,340 $29,230
John Eames United Kingdom 2007 19 $2,196,078 $289,706
Jeffrey Farnes United States 2017 12 $181,550 $61,250
Aaron Duczak Canada 2006 40 $423,887 $51,251
Espen Jorstad Norway 2012 24 $266,860 $74,042
Asher Conniff United States 2009 49 $2,862,290 $973,683

Stats courtesy of WSOP.com and HendonMob.com.

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