Event #16: $1,050 WSOP GGMasters HR Freezeout NLH, $2M GTD
Event #16: $1,050 WSOP GGMasters HR Freezeout NLH, $2M GTD
Day 1 Completed

Joshua McCully Leads the Final 37 in WSOP Online Event #16: $1,050 WSOP GGMasters HR Freezeout NLH

MattHansen • Level 32: 10,000-20,000, 2,500 ante
Joshua McCully
Joshua McCully

Australia’s Joshua McCully ran red hot in the final hour to close out Day 1 as the chip leader of Event #16: $1,050 WSOP GGMasters HR Freezeout NLH in the 2021 GGPoker WSOP Online. The $2 million guarantee brought 2,040 entries for a $2,240,000 prize pool, and 37 players will return tomorrow to fight for the WSOP gold bracelet on GGPoker.

The Aussie spent the day in and around the top ten, but it was a burst of cards late that claimed the Day 1 chip lead. Over the course of just a few minutes in Level 31, McCully went from the middle of the pack to a comfortable chip lead after busting Noam "silverplat" Makavy with kings, George Wolff with tens, and Sosia "Aunty_Ninja" Jiang with ace-king. Other players like Samuel Vousden and Qibing "degenkaliu" Wang are still alive after taking a share of the chip lead at one point in the day before McCully took control. They will return tomorrow for a shot at the WSOP gold bracelet.

Event #16 Top Ten Chip Counts

1Joshua McCullyAustralia1,577,465
3Zac "Pyschedelic" DuceAustralia1,286,561
4Mor "Yosemite Sam" LeybovichIsrael1,145,141
5Qibing "degenkaliu" WangChina1,085,827
6Samuel VousdenFinland1,065,104
7Fabian "lordof0513" SchmidtAustria1,056,884
10Joao "nobreadpls" FerreiraPortugal852,942
Total  22,400,000
Average  605,405

Other notable players returning on Day 2 to hunt for the WSOP gold bracelet include Faraz "Pokerguy21" Jaka, Sergei Denisov, and Alexander "0_really" Zubov. The remaining players are guaranteed at least $6,367 and $275,519 is sitting up top for the winner.

Remaining Payouts


Day 2 will begin on Monday August 23 at 5 p.m. GMT and PokerNews will be here to bring you all of the action as it happens. Players will play Day 2 all the way down to a final table before the blinds are adjusted to the average stacks remaining. During the final table the blinds will go up after a certain number of hands instead of every 15 minutes. Be sure to join us on Monday for non-stop coverage from the PokerNews team.

End of Day 1 Chip Counts

MattHansen • Level 32: 10,000-20,000, 2,500 ante
Joshua McCully au
Joshua McCully
au 1,577,465 -21,000
jaku29 EE
EE 1,411,261 1,411,261
Zac "Pyschedelic" Duce au
Zac "Pyschedelic" Duce
au 1,286,561 456,974
Mor "Yosemite Sam" Leybovich IL
Mor "Yosemite Sam" Leybovich
IL 1,145,141 822,995
Qibing "degenkaliu" Wang CN
Qibing "degenkaliu" Wang
CN 1,085,827 254,383
Samuel Vousden fi
Samuel Vousden
fi 1,065,104 -181,860
Fabian "lordof0513" Schmidt de
Fabian "lordof0513" Schmidt
de 1,056,884 1,056,884
ca 979,503 689,738
666cyest CN
CN 877,158 217,227
Joao "nobreadpls" Ferreira PT
Joao "nobreadpls" Ferreira
PT 852,942 852,942
Neel "Neel" Joshi
Neel "Neel" Joshi
645,948 645,948
JP 638,685 49,260
Pablo Silva br
Pablo Silva
br 622,559 145,741
Do-WhatYou-lov3 AT
AT 605,248 605,248
Bernardo Granato br
Bernardo Granato
br 600,591 600,591
Danilo "Senhor" Demetrio BR
Danilo "Senhor" Demetrio
BR 551,880 551,880
Micaaaa BR
BR 512,056 512,056
Burrito Santoni ca
Burrito Santoni
ca 505,530 248,264
Faraz "Pokerguy21" Jaka
Faraz "Pokerguy21" Jaka
504,093 -311,591
Alexander "0_really" Zubov ru
Alexander "0_really" Zubov
ru 499,827 -97,866
Vitor "SPEWberg" Adiron br
Vitor "SPEWberg" Adiron
br 485,981 485,981
Chuanjin "happinesse" Gong CN
Chuanjin "happinesse" Gong
CN 448,418 448,418
MoneyHeist br
br 424,690 -234,036
Sergei Denisov ru
Sergei Denisov
ru 418,658 418,658
Felipe Ketzer br
Felipe Ketzer
br 406,632 406,632

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Day 1 Concludes

MattHansen • Level 32: 10,000-20,000, 2,500 ante

Day 1 of the WSOP Online Event #16: $1,050 WSOP GGMasters HR Freezeout NLH has ended with 37 players advancing to Day 2. The remaining players will take their seats for one more day of action on Monday, Aug. 23 at 5 p.m. GMT.

Stay tuned at PokerNews for the full chip counts and recap of Day 1.

Just When You Think the WSOP Online Couldn't Get Any Bigger!

MattHansen • Level 32: 10,000-20,000, 2,500 ante
PokerNews Twitch
PokerNews Twitch

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Final Break

MattHansen • Level 32: 10,000-20,000, 2,500 ante

The remaining 38 players are now on their final five minute break of the day. When play resumes there will only be about 40 seconds left in Day 1.

McCully is Running Red Hot

MattHansen • Level 32: 10,000-20,000, 2,500 ante

Sosia "Aunty_Ninja" Jiang open-shoved for 223,099 and Joshua McCully made the call while the rest of the table got out of his way.

Sosia "Aunty_Ninja" Jiang: {a-Hearts}{j-Spades}
Joshua McCully: {k-Spades}{k-Hearts}

The board ran out {k-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{3-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} to give McCully quad kings and an official heater.

Joshua McCully au
Joshua McCully
au 1,598,465 653,559
Sosia "Aunty_Ninja" Jiang nz
Sosia "Aunty_Ninja" Jiang
nz Busted

McCully Takes Out Another One

MattHansen • Level 31: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Sergei Denisov opened from under the gun for 32,000. George Wolff shoved for 91,252 from the next seat over and action folded to Joshua McCully for the call from the cutoff. Denisov got out of the way and Wolff was at risk.

George Wolff: {9-Hearts}{9-Clubs}
Joshua McCully: {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs}

The board ran out {5-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{j-Diamonds} and McCully eliminated Wolff to move near the leader late in Day 1.

Joshua McCully au
Joshua McCully
au 944,906 155,252
George Wolff us
George Wolff
us Busted

McCully Busts Makavy

MattHansen • Level 31: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Noam "silverplat" Makavy open-jammed from the button for 224,244 and got the call from Joshua McCully in the big blind.

Noam "silverplat" Makavy: {a-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}
Joshua McCully: {a-Diamonds}{10-Spades}

The board ran out {q-Hearts}{j-Spades}{6-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} to eliminate Makavy.

Joshua McCully au
Joshua McCully
au 789,654 204,962
Noam "silverplat" Makavy IL
Noam "silverplat" Makavy
IL Busted