Stadium Series Freezeout Grand Final - Medium: $530 NLHE [8-Max], $2M Gtd
Stadium Series Freezeout Grand Final - Medium: $530 NLHE [8-Max], $2M Gtd
Day 1 Completed

Paiva Finishes Second in the Counts Behind "BublleFactor" in the PokerStars Stadium Series Freezeout Grand Final- Medium

poolshir • Level 24: 17,500-35,000, 4,500 ante
Tomas Paiva
Tomas Paiva

After almost nine hours of play, Day 1 of the 2020 PokerStars Stadium Series Freezeout Grand Final - Medium: $530 NLHE has come to an end with 343 players out of 4,234 entries making it through to Day 2. All those entries created a prize pool of $,2117,000 with 511 cashing for at least $1,154.

"BublleFactor" from the Netherlands grabbed the chip lead in one of the final hands of the night where they eliminated Vitor "vitoradiron" Adiron on the river when they hit a set of queens to crack the aces of Adiron. "BublleFactor" finished the day with 3,893,109 in chips. Tomas "T 54 T 97s" Paiva added a big chunk to his stack just before when he took out both Diego "CHIQUIDEALER" Sobrino and Leo "KAizenStyle" Toshio with pocket jacks while the others held ace-king and pocket sixes.

"BernardoC6", "extasyman", and "AnFiieLD." complete the top five. Other notable players and names to keep an eye on for Day 2 include Dan "NukeTheFish!" Wilson, Marcelo "marceloaziz" Aziz, Rodrigo "digopapel" Semeghini, Joseph "Joe Santana" Santana, Tyler "Wonderboy222" Goatcher, Sean "MonkeyBudg" Prendiville, Mike "gorodski" Gorodinsky, Sebastian "p0cket00" Sikorski, Stevan "random_chu" Chew, Joao "Naza114" Vieira, and Rachid "SkaiWalkurrr" Ben Cherif who all finished in the top 100 of the counts.

But not everyone was that fortunate, once the registration was closed. Several familiar players hit the rail. Adrian "Amadi_17" Mateos clashed with "KingGr" when he got his pocket fives in on the river and saw he was behind against the set of kings "KingGr" had flopped. Ben "Fabaz" Farrell was another player who didn't make the money. He check-shoved with a turned pair of sevens but was called by Vieira who held the overpair of aces to send the Brit out of the tournament.

By the time the last break rolled around, the tournament was only 21 players away from the money. Twenty minutes later, the bubble would burst with Francisco "chicalltreta" Correia being the unlucky player. He shoved with ace-jack but Scott "D_DIGGLER99" Hill picked up kings to burst the bubble.

Leo "LeoFernandez" Fernandez, Mike "SirWatts" Watson, Benny "RunGodLike" Glaser, Samuel "€urop€an" Vousden, Andrey "kot_spartac" Kotelnikov, Preben "prebz" Stokkan, Mikita "fish2013" Badziakouski, Christopher "lissi stinkt" Frank and Mike "goleafsgoeh" Leah all busted before the end of the day but all managed to collect a cash for their efforts today.

When the players return for Day 2 on Tuesday, August 3 at 7:05 p.m. CEST, they will finish the remainder of Level 24 which features a small blind of 17,500, a big blind of 35,000, and a running ante of 4,500. Level duration will remain at 20 minutes until Level 31, it will then increase to 30 minutes. Once the final 16 players are left, the level duration will change again according to the tournament lobby and play will continue until there are nine left to continue on to the final table.

PokerNews will be there again from the first open seat until the final table has been reached so make sure to return to see who will jump up the pay ladder.

Tags: AnFiieLD.BernardoC6BublleFactorDan "NukeTheFish!" WilsonextasymanJoao "Naza114" VieiraMike "gorodski" GorodinskyStevan "random_chu" ChewTomas "T 54 T 97s" PaivaTyler "Wonderboy222" Goatcher

Selection of End-of-Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

poolshir • Level 24: 17,500-35,000, 4,500 ante
BublleFactor NL
NL 3,893,109 66,000
Tomas "T 54 T 97s" Paiva
Tomas "T 54 T 97s" Paiva
3,843,236 -542,139
BernardoC6 de
de 3,718,476 71,088
extasyman RO
RO 3,714,556 3,714,556
AnFiieLD. gb
gb 3,575,552 174,973
Dan "NukeTheFish!" Wilson GB
Dan "NukeTheFish!" Wilson
GB 3,551,246 3,551,246
gardze_wami PL
PL 3,505,666 427,756
tsetsebite DE
DE 3,359,613 568,424
untouchble10 md
md 3,286,552 3,286,552
Ebaaa11 ru
ru 3,272,789 1,055,875
Gabriellln br
br 3,231,229 3,231,229
Lulu999888 CN
CN 3,193,029 3,193,029
xMFPx gb
gb 3,192,061 3,192,061
fityfmi NO
NO 3,186,478 3,186,478
Marcelo "marceloaziz" Aziz BR
Marcelo "marceloaziz" Aziz
BR 3,173,060 920,224
thx4urm0n3y ca
ca 3,142,611 -108,650
Rocamaximus br
br 3,122,697 3,122,697
Striker33333 LT
LT 3,084,735 3,084,735
Rodrigo "digopapel" Semeghini BR
Rodrigo "digopapel" Semeghini
BR 3,074,174 729,884
Joseph "Joe Santana" Santana BR
Joseph "Joe Santana" Santana
BR 2,987,054 2,987,054
Tyler "Wonderboy222" Goatcher gb
Tyler "Wonderboy222" Goatcher
gb 2,747,651 1,510,379
Nacho124441 mx
mx 2,609,749 996,672
atanasmb BG
BG 2,569,806 884,555
Sean "MonkeyBudg" Prendiville ie
Sean "MonkeyBudg" Prendiville
ie 2,565,673 1,760,454
Mike "gorodski" Gorodinsky us
Mike "gorodski" Gorodinsky
us 2,548,483 -145,590

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Play Ended

poolshir • Level 24: 17,500-35,000, 4,500 ante

The 343 remaining players have finished play for today and will return on Tuesday, August 3 to play down to the final table.

A selection of chip counts and the recap are to follow.

"BublleFactor" Grabs Chip Lead

poolshir • Level 24: 17,500-35,000, 4,500 ante
Adiron vs BublleFactor
Adiron vs BublleFactor

Vitor "vitoradiron" Adiron raised to 70,000 from under the gun and "BublleFactor" three-bet to 245,000 from the small blind. "thx4urm0n3y" folded their big blind but Adiron made the call.

The flop came {7-Hearts}{5-Spades}{3-Clubs}, "BublleFactor" continued with a bet of 123,420 which Adiron called.

The turn was the {2-Diamonds} for "BublleFactor" to shove with the bigger stack and Adiron to make the call for the 794,348 he had behind.

Vitor "vitoradiron" Adiron: {a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}
"BublleFactor": {q-Hearts}{q-Clubs}

Adiron was ahead with the rockets but they got cracked when the {q-Spades} completed the board on the river to give "BublleFactor" the chip lead at the end of the day.

BublleFactor NL
NL 3,827,109 3,827,109
thx4urm0n3y ca
ca 3,251,261 664,167
Vitor "vitoradiron" Adiron BR
Vitor "vitoradiron" Adiron
BR Busted

Tags: BublleFactorthx4urm0n3yVitor "vitoradiron" Adiron


"darkspace0" Downed by "BernardoC6"

poolshir • Level 23: 15,000-30,000, 3,750 ante

"BernardoC6" raised to 61,800 from the early position and was called by "darkspace0" in the small blind.

The flop came {q-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{6-Hearts}, "darkspace0" check-called the 60,768 continuation-bet of "BernardoC6".

The turn was the {3-Clubs} and "darkspace0" check-called again, this time a bet of 219,732.

The river completed the board with the {9-Clubs}, "darkspace0" checked for the last time. "BernardoC6" bet enough to put "darkspace0" all-in who called for the 718,791 they had behind with {a-Spades}{q-Clubs} for top pair but "BernardoC6" held {k-Hearts}{k-Clubs} for the overpair.

BernardoC6 de
de 3,647,388 1,470,831
darkspace0 HR
HR Busted

Tags: BernardoC6darkspace0

Paiva Jumps into the Chip Lead

poolshir • Level 23: 15,000-30,000, 3,750 ante
Sobrino vs Toshio vs Paiva
Sobrino vs Toshio vs Paiva

Diego "CHIQUIDEALER" Sobrino raised to 60,000 from the middle position for Leo "KAizenStyle" Toshio to three-bet shove from the button for 646,50. Tomas "T 54 T 97s" Paiva four-bet to 1,233,008 for the big blind to fold and Sobrino to make the call for the 622,701 he had behind.

Diego "CHIQUIDEALER" Sobrino: {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}
Leo "KAizenStyle" Toshi: {6-Spades}{6-Clubs}
Tomas "T 54 T 97s" Paiva: {j-Hearts}{j-Clubs}

The board ran out {q-Hearts}{9-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} for Paiva to hold and eliminate both opponents to propel him into the chip lead.

Tomas "T 54 T 97s" Paiva
Tomas "T 54 T 97s" Paiva
4,385,375 1,738,471
Diego "CHIQUIDEALER" Sobrino
AR Busted
Leo "KAizenStyle" Toshio BR
Leo "KAizenStyle" Toshio
BR Busted

Tags: Diego "CHIQUIDEALER" SobrinoLeo "KAizenStyle" ToshioTomas "T 54 T 97s" Paiva

Vousden Falls to AnFiieLD.

poolshir • Level 23: 15,000-30,000, 3,750 ante
Vousden vs AnFiieLD.
Vousden vs AnFiieLD.

"1MTM91" raised to 60,000 from the early position and "AnFiieLD." three-bet to 165,000 from the middle position. Samuel "€urop€an" Vousden three-bet shoved for 1,348,240 from the cutoff. The action folded back to "AnFiieLD." who made the call with the bigger stack.

Samuel "€urop€an" Vousden: {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}
"AnFiieLD.": {k-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}

The board ran out {6-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{2-Spades}{q-Spades}{4-Spades} to not help Vousden as he was eliminated by "AnFiieLD.".

AnFiieLD. gb
gb 3,400,579 3,400,579
Samuel "€urop€an" Vousden
Samuel "€urop€an" Vousden

Tags: AnFiieLD.Samuel "€urop€an" Vousden

Quick Eliminations

poolshir • Level 23: 15,000-30,000, 3,750 ante
Leo "LeoFernandez" Fernandez
Leo "LeoFernandez" Fernandez
Ricardo "RRagazzo" Ragazzo BR
Ricardo "RRagazzo" Ragazzo
BR Busted
Mike "SirWatts" Watson
Mike "SirWatts" Watson
SkyyBluee DE
DE Busted
Benny "RunGodLike" Glaser
Benny "RunGodLike" Glaser
Ivan "ivanvilchez8" Vilchez AR
Ivan "ivanvilchez8" Vilchez
AR Busted
Rodrigo "Seijistar" Seiji BR
Rodrigo "Seijistar" Seiji
BR Busted