Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
Joshua McCully Leads the Final 37 in WSOP Online Event #16: $1,050 WSOP GGMasters HR Freezeout NLH
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
|3||Zac "Pyschedelic" Duce||Australia||1,286,561|
|4||Mor "Yosemite Sam" Leybovich||Israel||1,145,141|
|5||Qibing "degenkaliu" Wang||China||1,085,827|
|7||Fabian "lordof0513" Schmidt||Austria||1,056,884|
|10||Joao "nobreadpls" Ferreira||Portugal||852,942|
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.
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
Day 1 Concludes
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.
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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
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:
The board ran out to give McCully quad kings and an official heater.
McCully Takes Out Another One
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.
The board ran out and McCully eliminated Wolff to move near the leader late in Day 1.
McCully Busts Makavy
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:
The board ran out to eliminate Makavy.