2022 World Series of Poker

Event #81: $5,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em
Dias: 3
Event Info

2022 World Series of Poker

Resultado Final
Mão Vencedora
Event Info
Prize Pool
Informações sobre o nível
400,000 / 800,000
Informações sobre o torneio - Dia 3
Jogadores em jogo

Event #81: $5,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em

Dia 3 Concluído

Mo Arani Wins Event #81: $5,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em ($665,459)

Nível 36 : Blinds 400,000-800,000, 800,000 ante
Mo Arani
Mo Arani

Day 3 of Event #81 $5,000 Freezeout is now over after almost 12 hours of play that saw ten out of an original field of 746 enter and only one emerged as the victor of the $665,459 grand prize out of the total prize pool of $3,487,050.

Mo Arani won his first WSOP Bracelet after surviving a topsy-turvy heads-up battle vs Johannes Straver that capped off an exciting day of action.

Arani entered the day seventh in chips out of ten and was never the short stack or the big stack at any point; rather, he just coasted along in the middle for much of the day, largely avoiding big confrontations.

Event #81: $5,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em Final Table Results

1Mo AraniUnited States$665,459
2Johannes StraverNetherlands$411,279
3Peter TurmezeyHungary$292,665
4Adam HendrixUnited States$211,295
5Toby LewisUnited Kindom$154,806
6Francois PiraultFrance$115,122
7Cliff JosephyUnited States$86,917
8Michael KatzUnited States$66,638

Winner's Reaction

“It feels surreal to win. I was getting out-played heads-up, I don’t have any heads-up experience, so I got some coaching and decided to take more spots and be ready to gamble more”, as he referred to one of his poker friends and mentors Calvin Anderson who was supporting him on the rail the entire time.

“I never gave up. I was playing well when it was multi-way, the only time I felt like a worse player was during heads-up. But aside from that I was pretty comfortable in these spots.”

Before this victory, Arani had a little over a million in career earnings, with his largest score being about $220,000 back in 2013. Mainly a cash game player, this win will increase his total winnings by 60% as he takes a huge prize in one of the twenty or so tournaments that he plays per year.

Arani wanted to give a couple of shoutouts to some people who have helped his game. "I want to shoutout to Jonathan Jaffe, my coach. He is really good, and I was talking to him on breaks on the phone and Calvin (Anderson) as well."

Action of the Day

The day began with ten players and actually got off to a slow start as it took an hour and a half for Valentin Oberhauser to be the first elimination of the day. Caio Almeida followed him out the door in ninth shortly after that to bring the field down to the official final table of eight.

Michael Katz would then become the first victim of the final table as he was sent packing in eighth place. Seven-handed play would then hit a snag as it would take about three hours before Cliff Josephy hit the rail in seventh.

The day was ended for Francois Pirault and his camera crew when he was eliminated in sixth place. Toby Lewis went from a big stack to out the door next in fifth place, and following him out a few minutes later in fourth was Adam Hendrix whose bid for his first bracelet came up just shy.

Three-handed play would commence with the players fairly close in chips, with none of them being very short, and it looked like a long contest was coming. Things sprung into life when Arani spiked an eight on the turn to crack ace-queen with ace-eight to take a huge pot away from Straver, but Straver would return the favor when he rivered a four with ace-four to overcome the same ace-eight.

Peter Turmezey’s big stack would dwindle three-handed and the start-of-day chipleader would eventually bow out in third place to set up the heads-up play.

Heads-up was a wild affair that lasted three hours with several up and down changes in chips. Arani began with a huge lead before losing a few all ins to give Straver the lead. However, Arani would again take a big lead, but Straver would continue to stave off elimination. Eventually, Arani won two consecutive all ins to finish off the bracelet win.

That finishes the PokerNews coverage of this prestigious event. Thank you for tuning in for three days of action.

Tags: Adam HendrixCaio AlmeidaCalvin AndersonCliff JosephyFrancois PiraultJohannes StraverJonathan JaffeeMichael KatzMo AraniPeter TurmezeyToby LewisValentin Oberhauser

Mo Arani Wins Event #81: $5,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em ($665,459)

Nível 36 : Blinds 400,000-800,000, 800,000 ante
Mo Arani
Mo Arani

After the dust settled on the final hand it was Mo Arani who became victorious when he made trip-eights against Johannes Straver's king-ten.

Arani took down the coveted gold bracelet and first place prize of $655,459.

A full recap will be available shortly.

Tags: Johannes Straver'sMo Arani

Johannes Straver Eliminated in 2nd Place ($411,279)

Nível 36 : Blinds 400,000-800,000, 800,000 ante
Johannes Straver
Johannes Straver

After losing the previous hand, Johannes Straver was short and called the all in from Mo Arani for his last roughly 7,000,000.

Johannes Straver: {k-Hearts}{10-Spades}
Mo Arani: {8-Hearts}{5-Hearts}

The board ran out {8-Clubs}{8-Spades}{6-Clubs}{4-Spades}{3-Spades}, giving Arani flopped-trips and eliminated Straver in 2nd place.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Mo Arani us
Mo Arani
37,800,000 9,800,000
Johannes Straver nl
Johannes Straver

Tags: Johannes StraverMo Arani

Nível: 36

Blinds: 400,000/800,000

Ante: 800,000

Arani Turns The Tables With a Double Up

Nível 35 : Blinds 300,000-600,000, 600,000 ante

All the chips went in preflop when Mo Arani was at risk for his last 13,000,000 and called by Johannes Straver.

Mo Arani: {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts}
Johannes Straver: {a-Spades}{10-Spades}

Arani got it in good against the ace-ten of Straver. The board ran out {q-Spades}{5-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{8-Spades}, giving the ultimate sweat on the flop but secured the win on the turn with a full-house for Arani.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Mo Arani us
Mo Arani
27,200,000 9,500,000
Johannes Straver nl
Johannes Straver
10,600,000 -9,500,000

Tags: Johannes StraverMo Arani

Not Su's Day: From Chip Leader to Out in 9th Place

Nível 35 : Blinds 300,000-600,000, 600,000 ante
Matthew Su
Matthew Su

Matthew Su entered the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event final table on Friday with big dreams and a big stack. But he ran into some misfortune and was eliminated in ninth place.

The deep run paid out $850,675, his only live tournament score of any significance. Still, the high-stakes cash game player told PokerNews in his postgame interview that he was "disappointed" to have been just the second player out at the final table.

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