2022 World Series of Poker

Event #34: $1,500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em
Jours 1
Event Info

2022 World Series of Poker

Main Gagnante
Event Info
Info Niveau
300,000 / 600,000
Info Joueurs - Jour 1
Joueurs Survivants

Event #34: $1,500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em

Jour 1 terminé

Athanasios Polychronopoulos Looking for Third $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Bracelet

Niveau 17 : 4,000/8,000, 8,000 ante
Athanasios Polychronopoulos
Athanasios Polychronopoulos

After seventeen 40-minute levels of play, the first day of Event #34: $1,500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em at the 2022 World Series of Poker at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas is officially complete. Only 158 players from the original 1,772 runners advanced to Day 2, where they will begin to compete for the lion's share of the $2,365,620 prize pool and hope to advance to Day 3.

The champion will take home the beautiful, iconic World Series of Poker gold bracelet along with an impressive $364,899 top prize.

Event #34: $1,500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em Top 10 Chip Counts

PlacePlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Gregor SverkoCroatia1,046,000104
2Keith KordowskiUnited States812,00081
3Raffaele SorrentinoItaly788,00079
4Jason HickeyUnited States752,00075
5Michel LeibgorinFrance679,00068
6Kevin SchulzUnited States666,00066
7Euan McNicholasUnited Kingdom626,00062
8Jonas WexlerUnited States621,00062
9Christopher MaguireUnited Kingdom607,00060
10Athanasios PolychronopoulosUnited States588,00058

At the end of 11 hours and 20 minutes of play, it was Gregor Šverko that bagged the chip lead with a comfortable stack of 1,046,000.

Keith Kordowski (812,000), WSOP Main Event Champion Martin Jacobson (488,000), Kevin Schulz (666,000), and Raffaele Sorrentino (788,000) bagged up healthy stacks.

Notables bagging for Day 2 include Athanasios Polychronopoulos (588,000), who $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em events in both in 2011 and 2013. The 2021 WSOP Main Event champion Koray Aldemir entered late and bagged 200,000 while Jeff Sluzinski (Boski) bagged 447,000 in his first event of the series.

Adrian Mateos got off to a fantastic start and has 281,000 heading into Day 2, while 14-time WSOP Circuit winner Maurice Hawkins will take 536,000 into the tournament's second day.

Some big names that failed to make it to the next level included Brad Owen, Vanessa Kade, Matt Berkey, Jeff Platt, Maria Ho, and Ryan Depaulo.

The players will return at noon local time and play 10 one-hour levels, taking 15-minute breaks every two levels, with the dinner break taking place at the end of Level 23.

Follow all the updates here on PokerNews through to the conclusion of this event, as well as the rest of the events from the WSOP's new home at the Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas.

Tags: Adrian MateosAthanasios PolychronopoulosGregor ŠverkoJeff SluzinskiKeith KordowskiKevin SchulzKoray AldemirMartin JacobsonRaffaele Sorrentino

Seat Draw For Day 2

Niveau 17 : 4,000/8,000, 8,000 ante
CasinoTableSeatPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
Bally's6021Michael PalumboUnited States210,00021
Bally's6022Garry GatesUnited States318,00032
Bally's6023Hsu HuangChina425,00043
Bally's6024Tristan WadeUnited States530,00053
Bally's6025Adam VolenUnited States270,00027
Bally's6026Samuel BifarellaUnited States380,00038
Bally's6027David MontoyamanceraUnited States140,00014
Bally's6028Kevin TipperUnited States372,00037
Bally's6029Christian CalcanoUnited States90,0009
Bally's6031Kevin KungUnited States241,00024
Bally's6032Athanasios PolychronopoulosUnited States588,00059
Bally's6033Jeremy MeachamUnited States262,00026
Bally's6034Dale HarrisCanada230,00023
Bally's6035Michel LeibgorinFrance679,00068
Bally's6036Philip TomUnited States125,00013
Bally's6037Jeff SluzinskiUnited States447,00045
Bally's6038Ciaran AndrewsUnited States493,00049
Bally's6039Atanas PavlovUnited Kingdom243,00024
Bally's6041Maxime ParysFrance446,00045
Bally's6042Cedric LouardUnited States122,00012
Bally's6043Benjamin LebriaUnited States484,00048
Bally's6044Adrian MateosSpain281,00028
Bally's6045Martin JacobsonSweden488,00049
Bally's6046Jonathan BrownleaderUnited States120,00012
Bally's6047Clifford NicholasUnited States105,00011
Bally's6049Jason CrewsUnited States167,00017
Bally's6051Ramesh PuradchithasanCanada245,00025
Bally's6052Koray AldemirAustria200,00020
Bally's6053Jonas WexlerUnited States621,00062
Bally's6054Maurice HawkinsUnited States536,00054
Bally's6055Huy Nguyen (AZ)United States50,0005
Bally's6056Arthur KissingerUnited States248,00025
Bally's6058Philipp ZimmermannSwitzerland66,0007
Bally's6059Kevin SchulzUnited States666,00067
Bally's6061Terrence ByrnesUnited States313,00031
Bally's6062Jamie KerstetterUnited States165,00017
Bally's6063Michael MarderUnited States166,00017
Bally's6064Dominique TerzianUnited States240,00024
Bally's6065David NovakUnited States156,00016
Bally's6066Jason BraudaUnited States42,0004
Bally's6067David DibernardiUnited States249,00025
Bally's6069Steven BufanoUnited States10
Bally's6071Ziao GuoUnited States328,00033
Bally's6072Justin LeeUnited States262,00026
Bally's6073Ricardo CaridadePortugal237,00024
Bally's6074Brock WilsonUnited States302,00030
Bally's6075Justin PechieUnited States247,00025
Bally's6076Pavlin KarakikovBulgaria132,00013
Bally's6077Keith KordowskiUnited States812,00081
Bally's6078Matthew SimmonsUnited States341,00034
Bally's6079Jeremy WingUnited States575,00058
Bally's6081Brendan ShillerUnited States200,00020
Bally's6082Jonathan DoklerUnited States142,00014
Bally's6083Kou VangUnited States306,00031
Bally's6084Daniel CustodioPortugal424,00042
Bally's6085David HiltonUnited States92,0009
Bally's6086Ha NguyenUnited States31,6003
Bally's6087Erkut YilmazUnited States176,00018
Bally's6088Dwayne VetterUnited States353,00035
Bally's6089John DeaverUnited States224,00022
Bally's6091Loc NguyenUnited States369,00037
Bally's6092Andrew DennisUnited States430,00043
Bally's6093Jaesh BalachandranUnited States177,00018
Bally's6094Kenny RobbinsUnited States113,00011
Bally's6095Simon LevyUnited States220,00022
Bally's6096Ihar SoikaBelarus333,00033
Bally's6097Byung YooUnited States223,00022
Bally's6098Michael YoungUnited States152,00015
Bally's6099Michael GuzzardiUnited States350,00035
Bally's6101Stefan SchillhabelGermany226,00023
Bally's6102David YoonUnited States354,00035
Bally's6103Ronnie BardahUnited States330,00033
Bally's6104Alan SnowUnited States78,0008
Bally's6105Anthony AskeyUnited States173,00017
Bally's6106Lukas ChiciakCanada114,00011
Bally's6107Raffaele SorrentinoItaly788,00079
Bally's6108Steve ZolotowUnited States106,00011
Bally's6109Michael JamellUnited States156,00016
Bally's6111Christine BrewerUnited States266,00027
Bally's6112Rafael Da Silva MoraesBrazil265,00027
Bally's6113Tyler NorrisUnited States361,00036
Bally's6114Georgios KapalasGreece164,00016
Bally's6115Oliver BilesUnited Kingdom323,00032
Bally's6116Stephen JohnsonUnited States78,0008
Bally's6117Evan AckerUnited States275,00028
Bally's6118Robert FrenchUnited States416,00042
Bally's6119Jason HickeyUnited States752,00075
Bally's6121Donald ForsheyUnited States272,00027
Bally's6122Elvis ZhangUnited States168,00017
Bally's6123Rodney MoriUnited States102,00010
Bally's6124Petri NikkinenFinland153,00015
Bally's6125Allen ZuckermanUnited States318,00032
Bally's6126Richard WilliamsUnited States246,00025
Bally's6127Ben GazzolaUnited States114,00011
Bally's6128Matthew EmmelUnited States197,00020
Bally's6129Casey HatmakerUnited States159,00016
Bally's6141Robert BarryCanada538,00054
Bally's6142Francisco Pinho CorreiaBrazil213,00021
Bally's6143Euan McnicholasUnited Kingdom626,00063
Bally's6144William GrahamUnited States79,0008
Bally's6145Dwayne SullivanUnited States290,00029
Bally's6146Brandon ChristensenUnited States124,00012
Bally's6147William WolfUnited States496,00050
Bally's6148Uri YochelmanIsrael118,00012
Bally's6149Robert LofasoUnited States108,00011
Bally's6151Kharlin SuedUnited States280,00028
Bally's6152William AndersonUnited States332,00033
Bally's6153Tony NguyenUnited States425,00043
Bally's6154Landon TiceUnited States211,00021
Bally's6155Christopher HoveyUnited States262,00026
Bally's6156Jose MontesUnited States178,00018
Bally's6157Huihan WuUnited States180,00018
Bally's6158Cary KatzUnited States295,00030
Bally's6159Mark SoikUnited States105,00011
Bally's6161Sylvain CisternaEcuador368,00037
Bally's6162Brett William BlackwoodUnited States142,00014
Bally's6163Keith KarchUnited States113,00011
Bally's6164William NguyenUnited States458,00046
Bally's6165Abhinav IyerIndia200,00020
Bally's6166John BousfieldUnited Kingdom110,00011
Bally's6167Elvis ToomasUnited States270,00027
Bally's6168Derek FinkUnited States76,0008
Bally's6169David MannUnited States353,00035
Bally's6171Thomas HaywardNew Zealand160,00016
Bally's6172Orson YoungUnited States315,00032
Bally's6173Chien Teng ShaoTaiwan111,00011
Bally's6174Daniel HendersonUnited States527,00053
Bally's6175Kennii NguyenUnited States124,00012
Bally's6176Barry ShulmanUnited States101,00010
Bally's6177Joshua HeinzlUnited States391,00039
Bally's6178Mark MontagueAustria330,00033
Bally's6179Carlos ChangTaiwan118,00012
Bally's6181Dustin CrumpUnited States241,00024
Bally's6182Andre AkkariBrazil275,00028
Bally's6183Christoph CannuliUnited States141,00014
Bally's6184Gregor SverkoCroatia1,046,000105
Bally's6185Bob BuckenmayerUnited States309,00031
Bally's6186Chris VezzettiUnited States169,00017
Bally's6187Daniel MartinUnited States580,00058
Bally's6188Christopher MaguireUnited Kingdom607,00061
Bally's6189Leon PetrosianUnited States119,00012
Bally's6191Michael KlaymanUnited States343,00034
Bally's6192Jeremy WienUnited States277,00028
Bally's6193Peter Michae GonzalezUnited States174,00017
Bally's6194Borris BerthometFrance119,00012
Bally's6195Jonathan FuhrmanUnited States75,0008
Bally's6196Leroy FanIreland211,00021
Bally's6197Ariel MantelArgentina528,00053
Bally's6198Christopher BrewerUnited States136,00014
Bally's6199Virgile TurchiFrance158,00016
Bally's6201Kevin TangUnited States256,00026
Bally's6202Dale WattsUnited States304,00030
Bally's6203Chih FanUnited States406,00041
Bally's6204Michael RossittoUnited States293,00029
Bally's6205Christopher VincentUnited States218,00022
Bally's6206Shawn QuillinUnited States285,00029
Bally's6207Valdemar KwaysserHungary383,00038
Bally's6209Pablo MarizCanada268,00027

Official End of Day Chip Counts (complet)

Niveau 17 : 4,000/8,000, 8,000 ante
Joueur Jetons Progression
Gregor Sverko hr
Gregor Sverko
1,046,000 175,000
Day 1 Chip Leader
Keith Kordowski us
Keith Kordowski
812,000 812,000
Raffaele Sorrentino it
Raffaele Sorrentino
788,000 788,000
Jason Hickey us
Jason Hickey
Michel Leibgorin fr
Michel Leibgorin
Kevin Schulz us
Kevin Schulz
666,000 316,000
Euan Mcnicholas gb
Euan Mcnicholas
Jonas Wexler us
Jonas Wexler
WSOP 1X Winner
Christopher Maguire gb
Christopher Maguire
Athanasios Polychronopoulos us
Athanasios Polychronopoulos
588,000 588,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Daniel Martin us
Daniel Martin
Jeremy Wing us
Jeremy Wing
575,000 575,000
Robert Barry ca
Robert Barry
Maurice Hawkins us
Maurice Hawkins
536,000 299,000
Tristan Wade us
Tristan Wade
530,000 -40,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Ariel Mantel ar
Ariel Mantel
Daniel Henderson us
Daniel Henderson
William Wolf us
William Wolf
Ciaran Andrews us
Ciaran Andrews
Martin Jacobson se
Martin Jacobson
488,000 8,000
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 1X Winner
Benjamin Lebria us
Benjamin Lebria
484,000 99,000
William Nguyen us
William Nguyen
Jeff Sluzinski us
Jeff Sluzinski
447,000 297,000
Maxime Parys fr
Maxime Parys
Andrew Dennis us
Andrew Dennis

Lire Plus

Wade Wins Massive Flip

Niveau 17 : 4,000/8,000, 8,000 ante
Tristan Wade
Tristan Wade

Tristan Wade opened from the cutoff to 16,000. It folded to the small blind who moved all in for 160,000 and Wade made the call.

Opponent: {a-Spades}{k-Spades}
Tristan Wade: {q-Clubs}{q-Hearts}

It was a classic flip situation. The board ran out {q-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{9-Spades} holding the queens of Wade and soaring his stack to well over 500,000.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Tristan Wade us
Tristan Wade
570,000 180,000
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Tristan Wade

Kerstetter Cracks Aces to Double Up

Niveau 17 : 4,000/8,000, 8,000 ante
Jamie Kerstetter
Jamie Kerstetter

Action started when Jamie Kerstetter shoved all in from early position for 55,000. It folded to Dustin Crump in the cutoff who moved all in for roughly 300,000. The rest of the table folded and the hands were on their backs.

Jamie Kerstetter: {k-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}
Dustin Crump: {a-Hearts}{a-Clubs}

Kerstetter was in need of some help and help she got. The board ran out {k-Spades}{10-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} cracking the aces of Crump with two-pair and giving Kerstetter the full double up.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Dustin Crump us
Dustin Crump
Jamie Kerstetter us
Jamie Kerstetter
115,000 71,000

Tags: Dustin CrumpJamie Kerstetter

Niveau: 17

Blinds: 4,000/8,000

Ante: 8,000

Biggest Hero Call of All-Time?

Niveau 16 : 3,000/6,000, 6,000 ante
Tristan Wade
Tristan Wade

The PokerNews team was called over to a table to report on a wild hand. The action was relayed by the table after the fact.

Tristan Wade opened preflop to 12,000 from the cutoff. Only the big blind made the call. The flop came {10-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{3-Spades} and Wade bet 15,000 after being checked to. The big blind check-raised to 45,000 and Wade made the call.

On the {5-Clubs} turn, both players checked and on the {2-Spades} completed the board on the river. The big blind bet out 100,000 with only 60,000 behind.

Wade went well in the tank before flicking in the call for almost his tournament life and what a call it was.

The big blind rolled over {j-Clubs}{9-Hearts} for a missed straight draw and Wade slammed down {q-Hearts}{j-Diamonds} for queen-high and just enough to win the pot.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Tristan Wade us
Tristan Wade
390,000 390,000
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Tristan Wade

Bifarella Flops Flush

Niveau 16 : 3,000/6,000, 6,000 ante

France's Samuel Bifarella was in the hijack position facing a 40,000 all in from the button. Bifarella called and cards were turned face up.

Opponent: {a-Hearts}{k-Clubs}
Samuel Bifarella: {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}

The board came down {q-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} and there was no chance of chopping anymore with the flush Bifarella hit. On the turn a {2-Hearts} came and the river a {k-Clubs} and his opponent was sent to the rail.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Samuel Bifarella fr
Samuel Bifarella
220,000 220,000
Day 2 Chip Leader

Tags: Samuel Bifarella

Wajcman Burst The Money Bubble

Niveau 16 : 3,000/6,000, 6,000 ante

The action started with an early position open to 15,000. It folded to Brent Wajcman in the small blind who jammed for roughly 150,000. The player in the big blind had only 5,000 chips left and was forced all in from the blind. The initial raiser folded and the cards were tabled.

Opponent: {10-Hearts}{3-Spades}
Brent Wajcman: {k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}

The board ran out {5-Spades}{4-Clubs}{7-Spades}{q-Spades}{3-Hearts} securing the knockout for Wajcman and bursting the money bubble. Players are all now guaranteed at least a minimum cash of $2,407.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Brent Wajcman
Brent Wajcman

Tags: Brent Wajcman