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

Highlights

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

"VladTheSlaye" Leads Stadium Series Freezeout Weekly Final - High: $2,100 Final Table with Talbot, Lettau, and Wigg

poolshir • Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante
Final Table
Final Table

Nine players are left after a short Day 2 of the 2020 PokerStars Stadium Series Freezeout Weekly Final - High: $2,100 and they will return on Tuesday, July 28, at 7:05 p.m. CEST to battle it out for the best part of the $1,536,000 prize pool. The tournament originally had a prize pool set of $1,500,000 but was surpassed as the event attracted 768 players.

Ukraine's "VladTheSlaye" finished third in the SCOOP-02-M: $215 NLHE 8-Max PKO Mini Thursday Thrill SE a few months ago but is sitting in pole position for Day 3 with 21,772,013 in chips which is worth a whopping 181 big blinds when the tournament restarts. "VladTheSlaye" eliminated "SmilleThHero" first to take him to the top of the counts as the first player to break the 10-million mark and didn't let up from there onwards. He also cracked Jasper "AppelKruimel" Wetemans's aces when he rivered a set of nines, He then busted Alex "dynoalot" Difelice and Mikolaj "T3G3S" Zawadzki in quick succession to get the tournament down to the final table.

Second in the counts is Canada's Parker "tonkaaaa" Talbot with 17,581,939 which is worth almost 150 big blinds. Talbot eliminated Jochum "groengras" Weeninkand Helio "hneves182" Neves on the final two tables to secure his finishing spot today. "LeslieGroves" from Russia also claims a spot on the podium with 8,282,882 in chips.

But there are still some more poker stars left on the final table: EPT Barcelona 2014 winner Andre "Dönig" Lettau, 2016 bracelet winner "Philip "Grindation" McAllister", EPT Copenhagen 2010 winner Anton "Bomber&Granater" Wigg, and Alexandru "alexxt7" Farcasanu are the ones we know their names of. But two-time Sunday Million winner "thx4urm0n3y" and "losero88" who won it once are also still in it and have some experience in claiming victories on PokerStars.

This is how they are situated for the final table:

PlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
VladTheSlayeUkraine21,772,013181
Parker "tonkaaaa" TalbotCanada17,581,939147
LeslieGrovesRussia8,282,88269
Andre "Dönig" LettauGermany7,599,60863
thx4urm0n3yCanada5,909,05249
Philip "Grindation" McAllisterUnited Kingdom5,130,57043
Anton "Bomber&Granater" WiggSweden5,001,76542
Alexandru "alexxt7" FarcasanuRomania3,895,09632
losero88United Kingdom1,627,07514

When Day 2 started, 87 players returned but by the time the first break started, only 49 were left. Players like Fedor "GLITCHSYSTEM" Kruse, Craig "onscreen1234" Shannon, Max "goodeh99" Silver, and Simon "Igorkarkarof" Ronnow Pedersen all left with their hopes dashed. Another hour later, 20 more players were gone. This included familiar names and faces like Paul "Fold Machiii" Dando and the Day 1 chip leader Thomas "MarToMchat" Boivin.

Only two tables were left by the third break and it would only take an hour before the tournament got to the final table bubble which only lasted a break and a few hands. All players have pocketed at least $23,615 and a ticket to the Grand Final on Sunday, August 2 worth $5,200.

With the tournament on break, the final table players will return to finish the remainder of Level 31 which has a small blind of 60,000, a big blind of 120,000, and a running ante of 15,000. Once they finish this level, the duration of each level will increase to 30 minutes.

Play will continue until the final Weekly Final winner has been crowned and PokerNews will be there from the first raise until the final river has been dealt so make sure to come back to follow all the action.

Tags: Alexandru "alexxt7" FarcasanuAndre "Dönig" LettauAnton "Bomber&Granater" WiggLeslieGroveslosero88Parker "tonkaaaa" TalbotPhilip "Grindation" McAllisterthx4urm0n3yVladTheSlaye

Mikolaj "T3G3S" Zawadzki Eliminated in 10th Place ($18,882)

poolshir • Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante
Zawadzki vs VladTheSlaye
Zawadzki vs VladTheSlaye

Mikolaj "T3G3S" Zawadzki shoved from the small blind in the first hand after the break for 1,052,006 and was called by "VladTheSlaye" in the big blind.

Mikolaj "T3G3S" Zawadzki: {j-Hearts}{9-Spades}
"VladTheSlaye": {k-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}

The flop came {q-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{8-Clubs} for Zawadzki to pick up the gutshot to a straight.

The turn was the {a-Diamonds} which kept "VladTheSlaye" ahead.

The river completed the board with the {k-Diamonds} for "VladTheSlaye" to secure the elimination as Zawadzki bubbles the final table as he busted in tenth place for $18,882.

The nine remaining players will return on Tuesday, July 28 at 7:05 CEST to play down to a winner.

The chip counts and a recap are to follow.

VladTheSlaye ua
VladTheSlaye
ua 21,772,013 1,112,006
Mikolaj "T3G3S" Zawadzki pl
Mikolaj "T3G3S" Zawadzki
pl Busted

Tags: VladTheSlayeMikolaj "T3G3S" Zawadzki

Chip Counts During the Break

poolshir • Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante
VladTheSlaye ua
VladTheSlaye
ua 20,660,007 945,000
Parker "tonkaaaa" Talbot
Parker "tonkaaaa" Talbot
17,341,939 -45,000
LeslieGroves ru
LeslieGroves
ru 8,297,882 -540,000
Andre "Dönig" Lettau de
Andre "Dönig" Lettau
de 7,614,608 884,735
thx4urm0n3y ca
thx4urm0n3y
ca 6,044,052 -2,297,069
Philip "Grindation" McAllister GB
Philip "Grindation" McAllister
GB 5,145,570 15,000
Anton "Bomber&Granater" Wigg se
Anton "Bomber&Granater" Wigg
se 5,016,765 -15,000
Alexandru "alexxt7" Farcasanu ro
Alexandru "alexxt7" Farcasanu
ro 3,970,096 1,407,548
losero88 GB
losero88
GB 1,642,075 -240,000
Mikolaj "T3G3S" Zawadzki pl
Mikolaj "T3G3S" Zawadzki
pl 1,067,006 -180,000

Alex "dynoalot" Difelice Eliminated in 11th Place ($18,882)

poolshir • Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante
Difelice vs VladTheSlaye
Difelice vs VladTheSlaye

Alex "dynoalot" Difelice limped in from the button and "VladTheSlaye" opted to check their big blind.

The flop came {q-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{k-Spades}, "VladTheSlaye" check-raised the 180,000 bet of Difelice to 600,000 which was called.

The turn was the {5-Hearts} and "VladTheSlaye" shoved for Difelice to make the call for his last 1,656,179 with {k-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} for the flopped top pair. But "VladTheSlaye" held {q-Hearts}{6-Hearts} for two pair and held when the {10-Diamonds} completed the board. Difelice was eliminated in eleventh place for $18,882.

VladTheSlaye ua
VladTheSlaye
ua 19,715,007 2,890,917
LeslieGroves ru
LeslieGroves
ru 8,837,882 4,387,285
Philip "Grindation" McAllister GB
Philip "Grindation" McAllister
GB 5,130,570 3,104,060
losero88 GB
losero88
GB 1,882,075 -3,097,459
Mikolaj "T3G3S" Zawadzki pl
Mikolaj "T3G3S" Zawadzki
pl 1,247,006 -3,328,249
Alex "dynoalot" Difelice ca
Alex "dynoalot" Difelice
ca Busted

Tags: VladTheSlayeAlex "dynoalot" Difelice

Helio "hneves182" Neves Eliminated in 12th Place ($18,882)

poolshir • Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante
Neves vs Talbot
Neves vs Talbot

Helio "hneves182" Neves shoved from the button for 1,351,788 and was called by Parker "tonkaaaa" Talbot in the big blind.

Helio "hneves182" Neves: {q-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}
Parker "tonkaaaa" Talbot"{a-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}

The board ran out {9-Spades}{2-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} for Talbot to flop a pair of nines and improve to trips to bust Neves in twelfth place for $18,882.

Parker "tonkaaaa" Talbot
Parker "tonkaaaa" Talbot
17,386,939 1,855,788
Andre "Dönig" Lettau de
Andre "Dönig" Lettau
de 6,729,873 -354,000
Anton "Bomber&Granater" Wigg se
Anton "Bomber&Granater" Wigg
se 5,031,765 -30,000
Alexandru "alexxt7" Farcasanu ro
Alexandru "alexxt7" Farcasanu
ro 2,562,548 -30,000
Helio "hneves182" Neves CA
Helio "hneves182" Neves
CA Busted

Tags: Helio "hneves182" NevesParker "tonkaaaa" Talbot

Jochum "groengras" Weenink Eliminated in 13th Place ($15,097)

poolshir • Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante
Weenink vs Talbot
Weenink vs Talbot

Andre "Dönig" Lettau raised to 240,000 from the hijack and Parker "tonkaaaa" Talbot called from the cutoff. Jochum "groengras" Weenink three-bet to 2,700,000 from the small blind, keeping 206,168 behind. The big blind and Lettau folded but Talbot four-bet for Weenink to make the call for the rest.

Jochum "groengras" Weenink: {a-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}
Parker "tonkaaaa" Talbot: {q-Spades}{q-Clubs}

The board ran out {2-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{9-Spades}{8-Spades} to not help Weenink as he was eliminated in thirteenth place for $15,097.

Parker "tonkaaaa" Talbot
Parker "tonkaaaa" Talbot
15,531,151 3,341,168
Andre "Dönig" Lettau de
Andre "Dönig" Lettau
de 7,083,873 -255,000
Anton "Bomber&Granater" Wigg se
Anton "Bomber&Granater" Wigg
se 5,061,765 -15,000
Alexandru "alexxt7" Farcasanu ro
Alexandru "alexxt7" Farcasanu
ro 2,592,548 -135,000
Helio "hneves182" Neves CA
Helio "hneves182" Neves
CA 1,441,788 -15,000
Jochum "groengras" Weenink nl
Jochum "groengras" Weenink
nl Busted

Tags: Andre "Dönig" LettauParker "tonkaaaa" TalbotJochum "groengras" Weenink

"PTFisherman23" Eliminated in 14th Place ($15,097)

poolshir • Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante
PTFisherman23 vs Wigg
PTFisherman23 vs Wigg

"PTFisherman23" raised to 1,080,000 from the button, keeping 154,507 behind, and Anton "Bomber&Granater" Wigg three-bet shoved for more for Jochum "groengras" Weenink to fold his big blind while "PTFisherman23" made the call.

"PTFisherman23": {4-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}
Anton "Bomber&Granater" Wigg: {10-Spades}{10-Clubs}

The board ran out {5-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} for Wigg to hold with the higher pocket pair to eliminate "PTFisherman23" in fourteenth place for $15,097.

Parker "tonkaaaa" Talbot
Parker "tonkaaaa" Talbot
12,189,983 1,697,570
Andre "Dönig" Lettau de
Andre "Dönig" Lettau
de 7,338,873 474,979
Anton "Bomber&Granater" Wigg se
Anton "Bomber&Granater" Wigg
se 5,076,765 587,007
Jochum "groengras" Weenink nl
Jochum "groengras" Weenink
nl 2,921,168 1,122,209
Alexandru "alexxt7" Farcasanu ro
Alexandru "alexxt7" Farcasanu
ro 2,727,548 1,243,750
Helio "hneves182" Neves CA
Helio "hneves182" Neves
CA 1,456,788 -290,500
PTFisherman23 nl
PTFisherman23
nl Busted

Tags: PTFisherman23Anton "Bomber&Granater" Wigg

Level:
31
Blinds:
60,000/120,000
Ante:
15,000