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Stadium Series Freezeout Weekly Final - High: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max], $1.5M Gtd



Stadium Series Freezeout Weekly Final - High: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max], $1.5M Gtd
Day 1 Completed

Boivin Claims Day 1 Chip Lead of the 2020 PokerStars Stadium Series Freezeout Weekly Final

poolshir • Level 22: 12,500-25,000, 3,250 ante
Thomas Boivin
Thomas Boivin

It would take just over eight hours on the first day of the 2020 PokerStars Stadium Series Freezeout Weekly Final - High: $2,100 NLHE to come to an end with 87 players making it through to Day 2. The $1,500,000 guaranteed prize pool attracted 768 players to its field to create a prize purse of $1,536,000. The eventual winner will walk away on Tuesday with $261,489.

Belgium's Thomas "MarToMchat" Boivin who resides in the United Kingdom claims the Day 1 chip lead with 4,052,527 in chips. A chunk of those chips were earned when he won a four-way all-in against Bradley "mrbradleyy" Harwood, "xnrobix", and "!!f1ghtback!". He made even more waves during the bubble where he put players like "$w4g4l1c10u$" under pressure.

Boivin is followed in the counts by Helio "hneves182" Neves (2,787,815), "alexxt7" (2,776,585), Fabio "LFFF22" Freitas (2,380,464), and November Niner Michiel "utreg" Brummelhuis (2,269,974).

But with 87 players left in the field, there are many more notable players to pay attention to. Anton "Bomber&Granater" Wigg, Jasper "AppelKruimel" Wetemans, Alex "dynoalot" Difelice, Andrey "kot_spartac" Kotelnikov, Luis "luisdono" Dono, Jochum "groengras" Weenink, Konstantin "krakukra" Maslak, Igor "OMGitshunt" Soyka, Simon "Igorkarkarof" Ronnow Pedersen, Parker "tonkaaaa" Talbot, Andreas "mrAndreeew" Berggren, and Max "goodeh99" Silver are just some of the many familiar names still in it.

Joshua "slayerv1fan" Hoesel and Craig "onscreen1234" Shannon are two players who might also be known from the Twitch streets who have made Day 2 while PokerStars Team Online members Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis, Ben "Spraggy" Spraggg, and Fintan "EasyWithAces" Hand didn't fare as well.

Francisco "chicalltreta" Correia busted to Saymon "$aymon9" Nascimento before the bubble and so did "paxantho" before hand-for-hand play could start. The players went into the eighth and final break knowing one more player needed to bust. It would take almost 15 minutes before the bubble actually burst when "thebigdog09" raised and was called by "thx4urm0n3y". But "alexxt7" three-bet shoved for "thebigdog09" to make the call with kings. Unfortunately for them, they were up against aces and couldn't find any help on the board.

When the players return on Monday, July 27 at 7:05 p.m. CEST, they will finish the remainder of Level 22 which has a small blind of 12,500, a big blind of 25,000, and a running ante of 3,250. Level duration will remain at 20 minutes until there are 40 players left, the duration will then increase to 25 minutes for each level. Play will continue until the final table has been determined which will be played out on Tuesday.

PokerNews will be back from the start until there are nine players left so make sure to return right here.

Tags: Thomas "MarToMchat" BoivinHelio "hneves182" Nevesalexxt7Fabio "LFFF22" FreitasMichiel "utreg" BrummelhuisAnton "Bomber&Granater" WiggJasper "AppelKruimel" WetemansAlex "dynoalot" DifeliceAndrey "kot_spartac" KotelnikovLuis "luisdono" Dono

End-of-Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

poolshir • Level 22: 12,500-25,000, 3,250 ante
Thomas "MarToMchat" Boivin be
Thomas "MarToMchat" Boivin
be 4,052,547 1,267,421
Helio "hneves182" Neves CA
Helio "hneves182" Neves
CA 2,787,815 1,066,766
Alexandru "alexxt7" Farcasanu ro
Alexandru "alexxt7" Farcasanu
ro 2,776,585
Fabio "LFFF22" Freitas br
Fabio "LFFF22" Freitas
br 2,380,464 1,633,365
Michiel "utreg" Brummelhuis nl
Michiel "utreg" Brummelhuis
nl 2,269,974 1,229,297
Jean-Pascal "hopezACE" Savard ca
Jean-Pascal "hopezACE" Savard
ca 2,247,578 457,100
SmilleThHero at
at 1,964,065 -17,346
VladTheSlaye ua
ua 1,767,462 231,625
Akira "Clutch Hero" Ohyama ID
Akira "Clutch Hero" Ohyama
ID 1,737,435 -403,550
dyon33 nl
nl 1,544,525
kZhh hu
hu 1,484,508 1,175,233
Anton "Bomber&Granater" Wigg se
Anton "Bomber&Granater" Wigg
se 1,472,735 -122,844
BlueDucky45 CA
CA 1,466,180
Jasper "AppelKruimel" Wetemans nl
Jasper "AppelKruimel" Wetemans
nl 1,429,991 661,861
zerodeda fi
fi 1,407,972 293,404
Olli "Erä_Koira" Ikonen FI
Olli "Erä_Koira" Ikonen
FI 1,341,172
BlueNowhere4 ee
ee 1,323,771
greeneyeslady GB
GB 1,225,922
PTFisherman23 nl
nl 1,135,528 400,336
Alex "dynoalot" Difelice ca
Alex "dynoalot" Difelice
ca 1,115,115 -379,850
thx4urm0n3y ca
ca 1,097,683
danipesis mx
mx 1,059,768
cigonas100 GB
GB 1,035,335
Andrey "kot_spartac" Kotelnikov ru
Andrey "kot_spartac" Kotelnikov
ru 1,026,537 169,829
João "XxJoaoFeraxX" Otávio br
João "XxJoaoFeraxX" Otávio
br 1,015,753 461,348

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"alexxt7" Bursts The Bubble by Busting "thebigdog09"

poolshir • Level 22: 12,500-25,000, 3,250 ante
thebigdog09 Bubbles
thebigdog09 Bubbles

"thebigdog09" raised to 55,000 from under the gun and was called by "thx4urm0n3y" in the small blind. "alexxt7" shoved from the big blind for over 1.8 million for "thebigdog09" to call for the 888,182 they had behind while "thx4urm0n3y" folded.

"thebigdog09": {k-Spades}{k-Clubs}
"alexxt7": {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}

The flop came {a-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{8-Diamonds} for "alexxt7" to hit the higher pair of aces.

The turn was the {8-Hearts} for "alexxt7" to improve to the higher two pair.

The river completed the board with the {j-Diamonds} for "thebigdog09" to bust as the bubble boy.

The 87 remaining players cash for at least $4,934 and can log off now as they have made Day 2.

The chip counts and a recap are to follow.

Alexandru "alexxt7" Farcasanu ro
Alexandru "alexxt7" Farcasanu
ro 2,776,585
thebigdog09 GB
GB Busted

Tags: thebigdog09thx4urm0n3yalexxt7

Hand-for-Hand Started

poolshir • Level 22: 12,500-25,000, 3,250 ante

Hand-for-hand play has started as one player will leave the tournament without cashing.


Eighth Break of the Day

poolshir • Level 21: 10,000-20,000, 2,500 ante

The 88 remaining players have gone for their last 5-minute break of the day as one more player needs to bust to signal the end of the day.

"paxantho" Busts Before the Bubble

poolshir • Level 21: 10,000-20,000, 2,500 ante

Viktor "papan9_p$" Ustimov raised to 40,000 from the hijack and was called by "Durzo.AO" in the small blind. "paxantho" called for the 28,441 they had behind.

Both "Durzo.AO" and Ustimov checked through the {3-Hearts}{q-Spades}{7-Clubs} flop and the {q-Hearts} on the turn to the {7-Diamonds} on the river. "Durzo.AO" bet 20,000 and Ustimov called. "Durzo.AO" tabled {a-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} for the two pair on the board with the ace-kicker for Ustimov to show {a-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} for the same hand. "paxantho" mucked and busted in 91st place.

Durzo.AO CA
CA 730,884
Viktor "papan9_p$" Ustimov
Viktor "papan9_p$" Ustimov
518,605 -128,530
paxantho gr
gr Busted

Play Slowed Down

poolshir • Level 21: 10,000-20,000, 2,500 ante

With 91 players left, play has slowed down as players are stalling and playing a bit more careful during while the bubble is closing in.