2022 WSOP Online

Event #31: $600 NLH Deep Freeze
Day: 1
Event Info

2022 WSOP Online

Final Results
Winner
Prize
$36,148
Event Info
Buy-in
$600
Prize Pool
$197,640
Entries
366
Players Info - Day 1
Entries
366
Players Left
1

Event #31: $600 NLH Deep Freeze

Day 1 Completed

Qinghai "011POKERDR" Pan Wins First Bracelet in Event 31: $600 NLH Deep Freeze ($36,148)

Qinghai Pan
Qinghai Pan

On Monday, the 2022 World Series of Poker Online continued with Event 31: $600 NLH Deep Freeze, a tournament that drew 366 players. This field resulted in a $197,640 prize pool, and after a little over 8 hours of play, it was Qinghai "011POKERDR" Pan who scored the victory to capture a $36,148 top prize and his first gold bracelet.

Pan, who defeated Matthew "mendey" Mendez in heads-up play, is a California native with over $450,000 in live tournament earnings according to The Hendon Mob. That includes a career-best of $62,079 for 6th in the 2019 WSOP $10,000 seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship. Hendon Mob also shows that Pan is quite the online crusher as well, as he scored third place in the 2021 WSOP Online $ 7,777 No Limit Hold'em - Lucky 7's High Roller for a whopping $183,754. He can now proudly add a brand-new gold bracelet to his extensive list of achievements.

PlaceNameNationalityPayout
1Qinghai "011POKERDR" PanUnited States$36,148
2Matthew "mendey" MendezUnited States$26,207
3Paul "rungood27" ScaturroUnited States$18,993
4Kevin "GoneBananas" GarosshenUnited States$13,874
5Fred "staeks" LiUnited States$10,217
6Shawn "ChickenGhost" BuchananCanada$7,510
7Matthew "gitgot" VolosovichUnited States$5,553
8Benjamin "chaipoker" AbrahamsUnited States$4,130

Final Table Action

Even though this was a freezeout tournament, it took nearly eight hours of play to get down to a final table and things picked up pretty quickly with Benjamin "chaipoker" Abrahams being the first casualty as he exited in eighth place. Soon after Matthew "gitgot" Volosovich would bust in seventh when Mendez flopped a flush on him and he was unable to improve.

2019 WSOP $ 800 No Limit Hold'em champ Shawn "ChickenGhost" Buchanan would exit in sixth when his two-pair was crushed on the river by Paul "rungood27" Scaturro who made a straight.Fred "staeks" Li was soon to follow in fifth as his ace-eight couldnt best Pan’s pocket nines.

Kevin "GoneBananas" Garosshen was next to go in fourth and Scaturro was eliminated in third when Pan’s queen-deuce crushed his ace-nine by flopping two-pair and rivering a full house for good measure.

When heads-up play started, Pan was a 4-1 favorite over Mendez and the exchange was one for the record books as it lasted only one hand before the two got it all in the middle. Unfortunately for Mendez, he was unable to find a double and was eliminated in second place.

That's a wrap here at Event #31: $600 NLH Deep Freeze. Be sure to stick with PokerNews as we continue to bring you full coverage of the remaining two events on WSOP.com!

Matthew "mendey" Mendez Eliminated in 2nd Place ($26,207)

Matthew Mendez Eliminated
Matthew Mendez Eliminated

Heads-up play between Matthew "mendey" Mendez and Qinghai "011POKERDR" Pan lasted for exactly one hand, so PokerNews was unable to catch it in time, but short-stacked Mendez got it all in and unfortunately could not find a double-up and was sent to the rail as the runner-up for a prize of $26,207.

A full recap of the evening's action will be released shortly so stick around!

Player Chips Progress
Qinghai "011POKERDR" Pan us
Qinghai "011POKERDR" Pan
10,980,000 2,231,242
Matthew "mendey" Mendez us
Matthew "mendey" Mendez
Busted

Paul "rungood27" Scaturro Eliminated in 3rd Place

Scaturro Eliminated
Scaturro Eliminated

Paul "rungood27" Scaturro got it all in preflop with {a-Clubs}{9-Clubs} against chip-leader Qinghai "011POKERDR" Pan with {q-Clubs}{2-Clubs}, putting himself at risk.

Although Scaturro was ahead preflop with his ace-high, the flop of {2-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{9-Spades} gave Pan two-pair, and the runout of {7-Diamonds}{q-Hearts} gave him a full house to eliminate Scaturro in third place.

Player Chips Progress
Qinghai "011POKERDR" Pan us
Qinghai "011POKERDR" Pan
8,748,758 3,248,758
Paul "rungood27" Scaturro us
Paul "rungood27" Scaturro
Busted

Shawn "ChickenGhost" Buchanan Eliminated in 6th Place ($7,510)

Buchanan Eliminated
Buchanan Eliminated

On a turn board of {k-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{2-Diamonds}, Shawn "ChickenGhost" Buchanan got it all in with {k-Hearts}{9-Clubs} against Paul "rungood27" Scaturro with {q-Diamonds}{10-Spades}.

Buchanan was ahead with his two-pair, but the river was not kind to him as it came the {j-Hearts} to give Scaturro a straight, and Buchanan was eliminated in 6th place.

Player Chips Progress
Paul "rungood27" Scaturro us
Paul "rungood27" Scaturro
2,500,000 300,000
Shawn "ChickenGhost" Buchanan ca
Shawn "ChickenGhost" Buchanan
Busted
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