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Eric Goldstein qualifies for the 2022 World Series of Poker Main Event while sleeping | News, Scores, Highlights, Stats & Rumors

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Anyone who’s ever had a parent or teacher tell them you can’t make money sleeping has never met Eric Goldstein.

By David Schon of the Las Vegas Review-JournalGoldstein earned a spot in the 2022 World Series of Poker Main Event while sleeping.

The Las Vegas resident was watching a broadcast of the Poker Players Championship $50,000 buy-in on June 29 when a friend messaged him about the Main Event satellite which cost $80 to enter.

According to Schoen, Goldstein decided to sign up for the satellite but was “exhausted from working late that day and fell asleep, forgetting he had signed up.”

This particular satellite event required players to go all-in with each hand until a winner was crowned among the 126 entrants.

Goldstein’s cards remained in play and he won nine straight all-in hands to earn a Main Event seat. It wasn’t until he woke up the next morning that he realized what had happened.

“I was just like, ‘There’s no way,'” Goldstein told Schoen. “And then I looked at my email, and there’s an email from WSOP.com saying come get your chips. Kind of surreal.”

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The 2022 World Series of Poker Main Event kicked off this week at Bally’s and Paris in Las Vegas and is scheduled to continue until July 20.

So far in the Main Event, according to Schoen, Goldstein amassed as many as 93,000 chips on Thursday before losing “a good chunk of his stack” before the dinner break.

By Donnie Peters from Sporting News, the total prize money for this year’s event was $80,000,000, with late entries still open for a while on Friday.

Koray Aldemir, the 2021 Main Event champion, won $8 million after 223 hands at the final table.