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Event #26: $1,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em



Event #26: $1,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1 Completed

Maurice Hawkins is Among the Chip Leaders after Day 1 of Event# 26 No-Limit Freezeout

Leo_Contreras • Level 21: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Maurice Hawkins
Maurice Hawkins

Day 1 of Event #26: $1,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em has officially wrapped up and after 22 levels of 30-minute play, only 38 players remain in the field. The event attracted 1,358 players, making a total prize pool of $1,208,620 and walking away from Day 1 as one of the chip leaders was Levi Klump who bagged a whopping 2,230,000 in chips. He won't sit too comfortably on Day 2, however, with none other than 14-time WSOP circuit ring winner Maurice Hawkins (915,000) who’s looking for his first WSOP bracelet, and Maxx Coleman (790,000) two very known and feared players, also in the mix.

Some other notable stacks from Event #26: $1,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’Em returning for Day 2 include Rittie Chuaprasert (1,805,000), Richard Talerico (1,480,000), Kazuki Ikeuchi (1,210,000), Cole Ferraro (1,195,000), Axel Reese (1,110,000), Anthony Askey (1,043,000), and Clement Van Dressel (1,000,000).

Unfortunately, not everyone managed to make it through the day's proceedings, and some big names fell short, including Maria Ho, former main event champ Joseph "Joe" McKeehen, 15-time bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth, David “Chino” Rheem, Barry Greenstein and Dario Sammartino.

The 38 remaining players return for Day 2 on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at noon local time and will play down until there is a winner crowned. When they return, play will resume at Level 22 with a small blind of 10,000, big blind of 25,000, and a big blind ante of 25,000. There will be 15-minute breaks after every four levels.

Who will take home the first-place prize of $199,227 and the coveted WSOP gold bracelet? Tune in tomorrow as the PokerNews live reporting team will be bringing you all the action from the floor until a new bracelet winner has been confirmed has been made so make sure to follow the updates throughout the event.

End of Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

MikePatrick • Level 21: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Levi Klump us
Levi Klump
us 2,230,000 1,150,000
Rittie Chuaprasert us
Rittie Chuaprasert
us 1,805,000
Richard Talerico us
Richard Talerico
us 1,480,000 1,480,000
Evan Sandberg us
Evan Sandberg
us 1,215,000
Kazuki Ikeuchi jp
Kazuki Ikeuchi
jp 1,210,000 -90,000
Cole Ferraro us
Cole Ferraro
us 1,195,000 425,000
Axel Reese de
Axel Reese
de 1,110,000 1,110,000
Anthony Askey us
Anthony Askey
us 1,045,000 1,045,000
Clement Van Driessche fr
Clement Van Driessche
fr 1,000,000 750,000
David Flood US
David Flood
US 945,000 945,000
Nicolo Audannio it
Nicolo Audannio
it 945,000 -155,000
Pete Chen tw
Pete Chen
tw 920,000
Maurice Hawkins us
Maurice Hawkins
us 915,000 -45,000
Fabian Bernhauser at
Fabian Bernhauser
at 895,000
Stanislovas Norkus LT
Stanislovas Norkus
LT 855,000 530,000
Maxx Coleman us
Maxx Coleman
us 790,000 -60,000
Patrick Ricci US
Patrick Ricci
US 730,000 730,000
Joao Barrosovalli br
Joao Barrosovalli
br 685,000
Lorenzo Adams us
Lorenzo Adams
us 615,000 65,000
Christy Whitehurst us
Christy Whitehurst
us 560,000 320,000
Dalibor Dula cz
Dalibor Dula
cz 540,000 -42,000
Joao Gaspar us
Joao Gaspar
us 530,000 371,000
Guowei Zhang us
Guowei Zhang
us 505,000
Stephen Roselius us
Stephen Roselius
us 450,000 450,000
Radoslav Stoyanov bg
Radoslav Stoyanov
bg 415,000 57,000

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Lech Eliminated Before End of Day

MikePatrick • Level 21: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Michael Lech
Michael Lech

On the second to last hand of the night, Michael Lech was eliminated after he shoved all-in in early position and was called by Richard Telerico on the button.

Michael Lech: {a-Spades}{j-Clubs}
Richard Telerico: {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts}

Telerico will end the night as one of the chip leaders with 1,500,000.

Richard Telerico
Richard Telerico
1,500,000 1,500,000
Michael Lech us
Michael Lech
us Busted

Three More Hands

MikePatrick • Level 21: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

Tournament officials have just announced that three more hands will be played before the players bag up for the night.

Preflop Battle of Chip Leaders

MikePatrick • Level 21: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

Levi Klump raised from the small blind to 85,000 and was three-bet by Frankie Muzzio in the big blind to 225,000.

Klump responded by moving all-in for 855,000, which would have been for a little over half of Muzzio's stack.

After a couple of minutes of deliberation, Muzzio folded.

With the win, Klump joins the million chip club as players enter the final hands of the day.

Frankie Muzzio us
Frankie Muzzio
us 1,300,000 -200,000
Levi Klump us
Levi Klump
us 1,080,000 120,000

Tags: Frankie MuzzioLevi Klump

Ikeuchi Crushing

LiamGannon • Level 21: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

Runner up at the 2019 Millionaire Maker Kazuki Ikeuchi has knocked out three players in the past level of this tournament, pushing his chips to 1,300,000.

He currently sits at one of the top five stacks of the event.

Kazuki Ikeuchi jp
Kazuki Ikeuchi
jp 1,300,000 840,000

Battle of the Big Stacks

MikePatrick • Level 21: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

The "Table of Death" has just been broken, but not before a clash of two huge stacks.

Rittie Chuaprasert raised to 50,000 in late position and Maxx Coleman called in the big blind.

Coleman checked the {7-Hearts}{9-Spades}{k-Hearts} flop to Chuaprasert, who continued for 35,000. Coleman called.

Both players checked the {8-Clubs} turn, then on the river {10-Spades}, Coleman checked once more and faced a 75,000 bet.

After about a minute of thought, Coleman folded and Chuaprasert boosted his stack to 1,500,000

Rittie Chuaprasert us
Rittie Chuaprasert
us 1,500,000 -110,000
Maxx Coleman us
Maxx Coleman
us 850,000 -250,000

Tags: Maxx ColemanRittie Chuaprasert

Coleman Over One Million

LiamGannon • Level 21: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Maxx Coleman
Maxx Coleman

Maxx Coleman defended his big blind when the button raised to 45,000.

The flop came down {6-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{8-Clubs} and Coleman check-called a bet of 40,000 from the button player.

The turn of the {4-Clubs} was checked through to the river of {9-Hearts}. Coleman bet 125,000 which sent his opponent into the tank. After about 30-seconds of thinking, the opponent made the call. Coleman turned over {6-Spades}{4-Diamonds} for two pair, and the button player mucked, sending the pot to Coleman.

Maxx Coleman us
Maxx Coleman
us 1,100,000 350,000