Event #41: $2,500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em
Days:
123

Highlights

Highlights

Level:
20
Blinds:
10,000/15,000
Ante:
15,000
Event #41: $2,500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1 Completed

Dominykas Mikolaitis Bags Impressive Chip Lead at End of Day 1

Tboss • Level 18: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante
Dominykas Mikocaitis
Dominykas Mikocaitis

After a grueling 14 and a half hours of play, Day 1 of Event #41: $2,500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em has ended with 135 players remaining. Dominykas Mikolaitis finished the day with an impressive lead, bagging a whopping stack of 1,000,000 from a starting stack of just 35,000.

Mikolaitis has multiple World Series of Poker cashes to his name, including his sixth-place finish in the 2020 GG Poker.com $10,000 Main Event, earning $253,425. The Lithuanian native is still looking for that elusive WSOP gold bracelet, and he's hoping to do that in the coming days. Following close behind is Julian Milliard-Feral, who bagged 742,000 in chips.

Mikolaitis emerged as the chip leader as the night neared the end when he three-bet from the small blind and the big blind ripped all-in for almost 300,000 in chips against his pocket jacks. His pocket jacks held when the opponent, who held queen-eight suited, flopped a flush draw and bricked out, giving him over 700,000 in chips.

Some notables moving onto Day 2 include Roland Israelashvili (235,000), Conrad Simpson (508,000), Ori Hasson (101,000), Kevin Martin (71,000) and Asi Moche (28,000).

A total of 896 entries were recorded, and many familiar faces took their shot but fell by the wayside throughout the day. The money bubble finally burst just as the night finished when Paul W Lee shoved his short-stack with ace-high against Alan Steinberg, who called with 8-2. Steinberg flopped a pair of twos, and unfortunately, Lee couldn't connect to advance to Day 2.

A total of 135 players will be returning for Day 2 at 12:00 p.m., with each guaranteed a payout of $4,009 and will be battling for the first-place prize of $364,589 and a WSOP gold bracelet.

The PokerNews live reporting team will have all of the updates throughout the tournament so keep it locked here to see who will become a WSOP champion.

Seat Draw For Day 2

YorkshirePud • Level 18: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
Amazon4261Romain LewisFrance314,00031
Amazon4262Ronald SullivanUnited States420,00042
Amazon4263Frank MarascoUnited States100,00010
Amazon4264Benjamin MinerUnited States468,00047
Amazon4265Joseph GoliasUnited States64,0006
Amazon4266Dejuante AlexanderUnited StatesUnited StatesU381,00038
Amazon4267Justin ZakiUnited States144,00014
Amazon4268Dan StavilaUnited States328,00033
Amazon4269David WellsUnited States70,0007
       
Amazon4271Nikolay BaryshnikovUnited States10
Amazon4272Onur UnsalCyprus643,00064
Amazon4273Kevin MartinCanada77,0008
Amazon4274Andrew OstapchenkoUnited States157,00016
Amazon4275Asi MosheIsrael28,0003
Amazon4276Maxime ChilaudFrance240,00024
Amazon4277Hao SunUnited States203,00020
Amazon4278Albert KinderUnited States75,0008
Amazon4279Taylor BlackUnited States207,00021
       
Amazon4281Brady OstermanUnited States401,00040
Amazon4282Peter MugarUnited States262,00026
Amazon4283Vicent Bosca RamonSpain711,00071
Amazon4284Yulian BogdanovBulgaria49,0005
Amazon4285Allen PockUnited States117,00012
Amazon4286Bradley BermanUnited States168,00017
Amazon4287Thomas ElderUnited States244,00024
Amazon4288Raman AfanasenkaMoscow, RU317,00032
Amazon4289Champie DouglasUnited States92,0009
       
Amazon4291Quang NgoUnited States291,00029
Amazon4292Christopher BasileUnited States766,00077
Amazon4293Zach ClarkUnited States236,00024
Amazon4294Simon LefebvreCanada106,00011
Amazon4295Patricio JimenezMexico115,00012
Amazon4296Daniel GavishIsrael370,00037
Amazon4297Travis LausonUnited States491,00049
Amazon4298Bjorn KozenkaiUnited States183,00018
       
Amazon4299Alexandros TheologisGreece277,00028
Amazon4301JeWook OhUnited States101,00010
Amazon4302Edward LowitzkiUnited States204,00020
Amazon4303Uri ReichensteinIsrael184,00018
Amazon4304Fabian GumzGermany348,00035
Amazon4305Harry UlysseUnited Kingdom399,00040
Amazon4306John StoutUnited States88,0009
Amazon4307Michael TraficanteUnited States274,00027
Amazon4308Kou VangUnited States224,00022
Amazon4309Daniel SchmertzUnited States313,00031
       
Amazon4351Oshri LahmaniIsrael48,0005
Amazon4352Christian HarderUnited States164,00016
Amazon4353Raul LozanoUnited States81,0008
Amazon4354David BotcowskyUnited States178,00018
Amazon4355Taylor HowardUnited States407,00041
Amazon4356Sampath De SilvaUnited States229,00023
Amazon4357Clement RichezFrance324,00032
Amazon4358Jonathan DoklerUnited States89,0009
Amazon4359Jeremy AusmusUnited States275,00028
       
Amazon4361Sergi ReixachSpain489,00049
Amazon4362Daniel LeeSouth Korea261,00026
Amazon4363Steven KellyUnited States364,00036
Amazon4364Ivan GalinecHungary90,0009
Amazon4365Arthur ConanFrance787,00079
Amazon4366Jinho HongSouth Korea208,00021
Amazon4367Dominykas MikolaitisLithuania1,000,000100
Amazon4368Santiago MoisesArgentina196,00020
Amazon4369Ziao GuoUnited States98,00010
       
Amazon4371Antony DarmaniFrance355,00036
Amazon4372Tamon NakamuraJapan258,00026
Amazon4373Justin LibertoUnited States225,00023
Amazon4374Eduards KudrjavcevsLithuania112,00011
Amazon4375Mark SeifUnited States316,00032
Amazon4376Matas CimbolasUnited Kingdom25,0003
Amazon4377Gustavo KameiBrazil179,00018
Amazon4378Florian GuimondFrance42,0004
Amazon4379Benjamin LudlowUnited States82,0008
       
Amazon4381Daniel LazrusUnited States348,00035
Amazon4382Kenneth BegnocheUnited States552,00055
Amazon4383Justin SalibaUnited States256,00026
Amazon4384Rafi ElhararIsrael133,00013
Amazon4385Kimon FountoukidisUnited States450,00045
Amazon4386Alan SternbergUnited States500,00050
Amazon4387Adrien DelmasUnited Kingdom410,00041
Amazon4388Denys ShafikovUkraine269,00027
Amazon4389Andrew JeongUnited States271,00027
       
Amazon4391Pierce PhilpUnited States55,0006
Amazon4392Samuel GagnonCanada177,00018
Amazon4393Sebastian HoyosColombia238,00024
Amazon4394Aaron BaltzellUnited States238,00024
Amazon4395Andre AkkariBrazil381,50038
Amazon4396Carlos ChangTaiwan85,0009
Amazon4397Michael YoungUnited States156,00016
Amazon4398Christopher AndlerSweden30,0003
       
Amazon4441Kasparas KlezysLithuania537,00054
Amazon4442Eder MurataBrazil134,00013
Amazon4443Andy SpearsUnited States65,0007
Amazon4444Romain NussmannFrance340,00034
Amazon4445Jonathan ThermeFrance148,00015
Amazon4446Kelly WolfeUnited States3,0000
Amazon4447Viet VoUnited States82,0008
Amazon4448Michael O'GradyUnited States11,0001
Amazon4449Roland IsraelashviliUnited States235,00024
       
Amazon4451Anthony DenoveUnited States67,0007
Amazon4452Aaron ThivyanathanUnited States41,0004
Amazon4453Alan ShawUnited States231,00023
Amazon4454Ken FishmanUnited States292,00029
Amazon4455Koveh WayseiUnited States377,00038
Amazon4456Romain LottiUnited States79,0008
Amazon4457Ricardo SolisUnited States90,0009
Amazon4458Philip MelanconUnited States64,0006
Amazon4459Scott DaviesCanada346,00035
       
Amazon4461Ali ImsirovicUnited States337,00034
Amazon4462Ran KollerIsrael459,00046
Amazon4463Samy BoujmalaFrance12,0001
Amazon4464Frank KellyUnited States196,00020
Amazon4465Julian Milliard-FeralFrance742,00074
Amazon4466Sam GraftonUnited Kingdom100,00010
Amazon4467Kevin OsyskoUnited States275,00028
Amazon4468Scott HazeUnited States12,0001
Amazon4469Guy ParienteFrance78,0008
       
Amazon4471Sung Joo HyunUnited States76,0008
Amazon4472Shannon ShorrUnited States69,0007
Amazon4473Thibault LetortFrance239,00024
Amazon4474Sebastian ToroColombia192,00019
Amazon4475Seungmook JungSouth Korea79,0008
Amazon4476Diogo VeigaPortugal76,0008
Amazon4477Orson YoungUnited States40,0004
Amazon4478Conrad SimpsonUnited States508,00051
Amazon4479Steve KarpUnited States231,00023
       
Amazon4481Gerald CunniffUnited States389,00039
Amazon4482David DibernardiUnited States210,00021
Amazon4483Tobias SchwechtAustria82,0008
Amazon4484Ye YuanChina195,00020
Amazon4485Christian PhamVietnam380,00038
Amazon4486Vincent MoscatiUnited States50,0005
Amazon4487Ori HassonIsrael101,00010
Amazon4488Wojciech BarzantnyGermany74,0007
Amazon4489George WolffUnited States328,00033

End-of-Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

Tboss • Level 18: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante
Dominykas Mikolaitis lt
Dominykas Mikolaitis
lt 1,000,000 283,000
Arthur Conan fr
Arthur Conan
fr 787,000 483,000
Christopher Basile us
Christopher Basile
us 766,000 766,000
Julian Milliard-Feral fr
Julian Milliard-Feral
fr 742,000 742,000
Vicent Bosca es
Vicent Bosca
es 711,000 711,000
Onur Unsal tr
Onur Unsal
tr 643,000 643,000
Kenneth Begnoche
Kenneth Begnoche
552,000 552,000
Kasparas Klezys lt
Kasparas Klezys
lt 537,000 537,000
Conrad Simpson us
Conrad Simpson
us 508,000 -32,000
Alan Sternberg us
Alan Sternberg
us 500,000 500,000
Travis Lauson us
Travis Lauson
us 491,000 61,000
Sergi Reixach es
Sergi Reixach
es 489,000 489,000
Benjamin Miner us
Benjamin Miner
us 468,000 468,000
Ran Koller il
Ran Koller
il 459,000 459,000
Kimon Fountoukidis US
Kimon Fountoukidis
US 450,000 450,000
Ronald Sullivan us
Ronald Sullivan
us 420,000 420,000
Adrien Delmas fr
Adrien Delmas
fr 410,000 410,000
Taylor Howard us
Taylor Howard
us 407,000 -15,000
Brady Osterman us
Brady Osterman
us 401,000 401,000
Ulysse Harry FR
Ulysse Harry
FR 399,000 399,000
Gerald Cunniff us
Gerald Cunniff
us 389,000 389,000
Andre Akkari br
Andre Akkari
br 381,500 111,500
Dejuante Alexander us
Dejuante Alexander
us 381,000 381,000
Christian Pham us
Christian Pham
us 380,000 380,000
Koveh Waysei us
Koveh Waysei
us 377,000 207,000

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Money Bubble

tucsonmonster • Level 18: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante

During hand for hand play the action folded to Alan Steinberg on the button who moved all-in to apply pressure to the players who were short stacked in the blinds. The small blind folded but Paul W Lee made the call from the big blind. His tournament life was at risk.

Paul W Lee: {a-Clubs}{7-Spades}
Alan Steinberg: {8-Clubs}{2-Spades}

The board ran out {9-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}. Steinberg flopped a pair of deuces to eliminate Lee on the money bubble.

Alan Steinberg us
Alan Steinberg
us 520,000

Philip Survives on the Bubble

Tboss • Level 18: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante

A player raised to 20,000 in middle position and Pierce Philip called off his remaining 10,000 in chips. The button put in a three-bet to 60,000 forcing the blinds and the original raiser to fold.

Pierce Philip: {a-Spades}{q-Clubs}
Button: {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts}

Philip had his opponent dominated and the flop came {q-Spades}{10-Spades}{4-Spades}, giving him a flush draw. The turn was the {a-Clubs} making both of their top pairs and the river was the {j-Spades} for Philip to make the nut-flush and turn his 10,000 chips into 65,000.

Pierce Philip
Pierce Philip
65,000

Hand for Hand Still in Progress

Tboss • Level 18: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante

As nobody has busted, hand for hand will continue until there is an elimination.

Level:
18
Blinds:
5,000/10,000
Ante:
10,000

Jacks Hold for Mikolaitis

Tboss • Level 17: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante

The action folded around to the button who raised to 16,000, Dominykas Mikolaitis was next to act and three-bet to 60,000. The big blind went into the tank for a few seconds before jamming his entire 273,000 into the middle. The button snap-folded and Mikolaitis called.

Big Blind: {q-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}
Dominykas Mikolaitis: {j-Spades}{j-Clubs}

The dealer fanned a flop of {a-Diamonds}{a-Spades}{6-Diamonds}, giving the big blind a flush draw to go with his overcard to the jacks but the {10-Spades} on the turn and the {3-Spades} on the river were no help and Mikolaitis eliminated the opponent to become chip leader.

Dominykas Mikolaitis lt
Dominykas Mikolaitis
lt 717,000 717,000

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