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2022 World Series of Poker

Event #43: $500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em
Dias: 1
Event Info

2022 World Series of Poker

Resultado Final
Mão Vencedora
Event Info
Prize Pool
Informações sobre o nível
1,000,000 / 2,000,000
Informações sobre o torneio - Dia 1
Jogadores em jogo

WSOP Glory Awaits in Event #43: $500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em

Anthony Koutsos
Anthony Koutsos

Anthony Koutsos had the dream of every player at the World Series of Poker come true.

The San Francisco real estate agent’s largest previous cash was $6,000. He had never cashed in a WSOP event. Then, at the 2021 WSOP, he won the $500 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout, outlasting a massive field of 2,930 players to take home $167,272 and the prestigious gold bracelet.

A similar fate awaits one lucky player when Event #43: $500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em begins today at 11 a.m. local time. Another large field will gather in the Paris Ballroom, an eclectic mix of seasoned pros and amateurs taking their shot at WSOP glory, just like Koutsos did last year

2021 $500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em Final Table

1Anthony KoutsosUnited States$167,272
2Charbel KanterjianCanada$103,403
3Dongsheng ZhangUnited States$77,600
4Jonah LopasUnited States$58,685
5Sundiata DeVoreUnited States$44,725
6Jacob RichUnited States$34,353
7Ronald IbbetsonUnited States$26,595
8John MossUnited States$20,753
9Fausto ValdezUnited States$16,324

Play on Day 1 will consist of 22 half-hour levels. There will be a 75-minute dinner break after Level 12, which should come around 5:40 p.m. Late registration is open through the end of the dinner break and since this is a freezeout, no reentries are allowed.

This is a two-day event, so action should be fast and furious. A starting stack of 25,000 will be worth only 10 big blinds after just six hours of play.

It is the perfect opportunity for a player to realize their dream, and PokerNews will be on hand to capture all the action until one champion is left standing.

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Top Two Good for Mezrich

Nível 3 : 200/300, 300 ante
Ari Mezrich
Ari Mezrich

A player in late position opened to 800 and was called by Ari Mezrich in the small blind as well as the big blind player.

Action checked through the {7-Spades}{4-Hearts}{7-Clubs} flop to the {k-Clubs} turn. Both blinds checked again but this time the late position player did not check behind, instead firing off a delayed continuation of 1,600. Mezrich called and the big blind folded to send action heads up to the river.

On the {a-Hearts} river Mezrich led out for 1,100 and was quickly called by his opponent. Mezrich, who at last year's WSOP finished second in Event #8: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack for a career best $173,960, turned over {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts} for top two pair, good enough to scoop the pot.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Ari Mezrich us
Ari Mezrich
26,500 26,500

French Finds Miracle River

Nível 5 : 300/500, 500 ante
Dominick French
Dominick French

A player opened under the gun to 1,000 and was called by Dominick French one seat over. Action folded to the cutoff, who moved all in for 7,100. The blinds got out of the way as did the initial raiser to send the action back to French, who made the call with the larger stack.

Cutoff Player: {q-Spades}{q-Hearts}
Dominick French: {8-Hearts}{8-Clubs}

Though the cutoff player was at risk he was also way ahead of French, who came into this tournament fresh off a deep run and cash in Event #37: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Millionaire Maker. The {j-Hearts}{a-Hearts}{k-Spades} flop changed nothing except to give the cutoff player a gutshot to go with his superior pocket pair. No help came for French on the {6-Clubs} turn either, leaving him drawing to just two outs. His razor thin equity did not matter though as French was able to spike the {8-Spades} on the river to eliminate his opponent in brutal fashion.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Dominick French ca
Dominick French

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Hinkle Puts a Beat On England

Nível 7 : 400/800, 800 ante
Kyna England
Kyna England

Keith Hinkle opened to 2,400 from middle position and MSPT Season 12 Player of the Year Kyna England three-bet to 7,700 from late position. Action folded back around to Hinkle, who went into the tank. "Why seventy-seven?" he queried, pondering his options. Eventually with a "Well I need chips", Hinkle moved the remainder of his stack into the middle to put himself at risk.

Keith Hinkle: {a-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}
Kyna England: {j-Diamonds}{j-Spades}

Hinkle was well behind but did have an overcard. The {2-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{7-Spades} flop brought little help though the {4-Clubs} turn did give Hinkle a gutshot. "I want a three just for the hell of it", said Hinkle prior to the river. That river was in fact the {3-Spades}, giving Hinkle a wheel to survive and in doing so putting a large dent in a bemused England's stack.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Kyna England us
Kyna England
32,000 32,000
Keith Hinkle us
Keith Hinkle
30,000 5,000

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Lococo Delivers Knockout Blow

Nível 11 : 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante
Alejandro "Papo MC" Lococo
Alejandro "Papo MC" Lococo

Action folded to a player on the button who moved all in for around 20,000. Alejandro "Papo MC" Lococo made the call out of the big blind to put his opponent at risk.

Button Player: {a-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}
Alejandro Lococo: {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}

Lococo had the button player dominated and that did not change on the {q-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{q-Spades} flop. The {3-Hearts} turn double paired the board, meaning Lococo's kicker no longer played and the two looked on course for a chop pot. It was not to be, however, as the {k-Hearts} fell on the river, giving Lococo the better two pair and sending his opponent packing.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Alejandro "Papo MC" Lococo
Alejandro "Papo MC" Lococo

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Levy Finds a Queen

Nível 13 : 1,500/3,000, 3,000 ante
David Levy
David Levy

Action folded to David Levy on the button who moved all in. The player in the small blind re-jammed his larger stack and the big bind got out of the way to put Levy at risk.

David Levy: {q-Diamonds}{8-Spades}
Small Blind Player: {10-Hearts}{10-Spades}

Levy was behind and would need help to survive. That help was quick to come, arriving on the {a-Spades}{q-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} flop. The {a-Clubs} turn and {4-Clubs} river changed nothing, ensuring that Levy gets to keep his seat for the time being.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
David Levy il
David Levy
95,000 95,000

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Shak Gets the Maximum With Rockets

Nível 16 : 3,000/6,000, 6,000 ante
Dan Shak
Dan Shak

Dan Shak opened to 16,000 from the cutoff and action folded to the small blind, who three-bet enough to effectively put Shak all in. Shak responded by pushing the remainder of his chips into the middle and the small blind made the call with the larger stack to put Shak at risk.

Dan Shak: {a-Spades}{a-Clubs}
Small Blind Player: {j-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}

Though Shak was at risk, he was way ahead of his opponent. The {4-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{k-Hearts} flop changed nothing and the {2-Clubs} wrapped up the hand as Shak starting counting out his stack while the meaningless {j-Hearts} river was dealt. The rest of the table seemed to think Shak had been handed an absolute gift, with one player remarking that Shak "hasn't raised since Lincoln died". Certainly a double this close to the money bubble is a gift no matter how it comes.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Dan Shak us
Dan Shak
183,000 183,000

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Herget Just Misses Out

Nível 17 : 4,000/8,000, 8,000 ante
Steve Yea
Steve Yea

Mike Herget moved all in from the small blind and was called by Steve Yea with the bigger stack out of the big blind. As the two players waited with their hole cards face down for the floor to give the go-ahead to the dealer to deal the hand, Yea said to Herget, "I have trash."

To which Herget responded, "You don't have trash."

At this point the dealer reminded both players that they are not supposed to discuss the contents of their hands. After a few minutes, a floorman came over and both players turned over their hands.

Mike Herget: {9-Spades}{9-Hearts}
Steve Yea: {10-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}

It was a flip for Herget's tournament life with a spot in the money on the line. The {6-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{k-Diamonds} flop kept Herget ahead but Yea binked the {j-Spades} on the turn to pull ahead. The {k-Hearts} river changed nothing, sending Herget home painfully close to the money.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Steve Yea kr
Steve Yea
320,000 320,000
Mike Herget
Mike Herget

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Stevermer Outflips Opponent

Nível 19 : 6,000/12,000, 12,000 ante
Dennis Stevermer
Dennis Stevermer

Action folded to Dennis Stevermer on the button who raised enough to force either of the blinds all in. The small blind called off while the big blind folded.

Small Blind Player: {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs}
Dennis Stevermer: {a-Spades}{j-Diamonds}

It was race but one that Stevermer pulled ahead in after the {j-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} flop. The {2-Diamonds} turn left his opponent drawing to just two outs but the river bricked out with the {9-Diamonds} to keep Stevermer chipping up while sending the small blind player out of the tournament.

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Dennis Stevermer us
Dennis Stevermer

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Golden Nugget to Host $1,100 Buy-In, $1,000,000 GTD PokerNews Cup This Weekend!

Nível 20 : 10,000/15,000, 15,000 ante
PokerNews Cup Golden Nugget
PokerNews Cup Golden Nugget

This summer, Golden Nugget Las Vegas will play host to the 14th Annual Grand Poker Series, which features 81 events and offers over $3 million in guaranteed prize money from May 31-July 3. One of those events is the $1,100 buy-in, $1,000,000 Guaranteed PokerNews Cup that will run from June 24-28.

The tournament will feature three starting flights beginning with Day 1a at 11 a.m. PT on Friday, June 24. Days 1b and 1c will take place at the same time on Saturday, June 25, and Sunday, June 26 respectively. The surviving players from each flight will return at Noon on Monday, June 27 to play down to the final table, which will play out at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28.

PokerNews will be on-site throughout the duration to offer live updates, videos, social media content, and more.

Find out all about this can't-miss event!