Event #65: $3,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em
Event #65: $3,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em
Day 2 Completed

Hellmuth, Jackson, and Martini Among 26 Contenders Remaining in Event #65: $3,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em

BrandonBloom • Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante
Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth

The 2022 World Series of Poker at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas continued today with Day 2 of Event #65: $3,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em. The event attracted 1,359 players to create a prize pool of $3,628,530, and only 26 players now remain.

Phil Hellmuth (3,290,000) bagged a top-five stack thanks in part to an accumulation near the end of the day, and he will return with another opportunity for a record-breaking 17th bracelet.

Japan’s Keiji Ito bagged the chip lead by a sizable margin with a solid stack of 6,360,000, good for just under 80 big blinds when play resumes.

David Jackson (4,700,000), Julien Martini (1,825,000), Blake Bohn (1,600,000), Justin Saliba (1,430,000), Anton Wigg (1,230,000), Renan Bruschi (1,140,000), and Michael Trivett (1,080,000) are also among those who bagged for the third and final day.

The remaining players are guaranteed $20,149 when they return, but all eyes will be on the $598,173 first-place prize, which comes with the bracelet and the glory.

Event #65: $3,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em Top Ten Chip Counts

1Keiji ItoJapan6,360,00080
2Richard ScardinaUnited States4,835,00060
3David JacksonUnited States4,700,00059
4Jeffrey LoHong Kong4,585,00057
5Phil HellmuthUnited States3,290,00041
6Timothy SullivanUnited States2,615,00033
7Neel JoshiIndia2,215,00028
8Samy DubonnetFrance2,045,00026
9Chad BrewerUnited States1,975,00025
10Onur UnsalTurkey1,875,00023

Action of the Day

There were 226 players returning to the felt today, although only 204 could grab a piece of the prize pool.

Kyle Kitagawa was on the wrong side of a cooler as he ran kings into aces on the bubble before the remaining players secured a min-cash of $4,818.

From there, players fell at a brisk pace as the field was whittled down.

Ito found a triple-up to survive, then nearly tripled again a short time later, and then survived a cooler rollercoaster on his way to the chip lead.

David Jackson held the top stack for a bit before losing a couple of all-ins while holding pocket nines to disperse some chips, although he still bagged the third-biggest stack heading into the finale

Phil Hellmuth held a modest stack throughout much of the day but went on a heater near the end to propel himself to one of the top stacks. He chipped up with a straight just before the dinner break, turned a superior two pair to eliminate a player later in the day, and then eliminated another player as the night came to a close.

Some of the players who made it into the money but weren’t able to bag for the final day include Michael Gathy (40th - $14,090), Hristivoje Pavlovic (52nd - $12,034), Hossein Ensan (86th - $7,401), Martin Kabrhel (105th - $6,351), Cary Katz (120th - $6,022), Alejandro Lococo (142nd - $5,269), Mike Watson (170th - $4,818), and Jesse Lonis (203rd - $4,818).

The 26 players will return on Saturday, July 2 at 2 p.m., and they are expected to play until a winner is declared.

Stay tuned as PokerNews continues to provide coverage of Event #65: $3,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em until a champion is crowned.

Tags: Blake BohnDavid JacksonJeffrey LoJulien MartiniJustin SalibaKeiji ItoMichael TrivettNeel JoshiOnur UnsalPhil HellmuthRenan BruschiRichard ScardinaSamy DubonnetTimothy Sullivan

End-of-Day Chip Counts and Seat Draw (full)

BrandonBloom • Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante
6761Anton WiggSweden1,230,000
6762Aaron JohnsonUnited States1,325,000
6763Derek LacockUnited States1,295,000
6764Keiji ItoJapan6,360,000
6765Ramiro PetroneArgentina1,625,000
6766Tamer AlkamliCanada1,325,000
6767Diego VenturaPeru700,000
6768David JacksonUnited States4,700,000
6769Joshua RobertsonUnited States1,380,000
6771Michael TrivettUnited States1,080,000
6773Samy DubonnetFrance2,045,000
6774Onur UnsalTurkey1,875,000
6775Phil HellmuthUnited States3,290,000
6776Justin SalibaUnited States1,430,000
6777Richard ScardinaUnited States4,835,000
6778Julien MartiniFrance1,825,000
6779Pieter AertsBelgium1,405,000
6781Renan BruschiBrazil1,140,000
6782Timothy SullivanUnited States2,615,000
6783Victor LiUnited States1,155,000
6784Neel JoshiIndia2,215,000
6785Jeffrey LoHong Kong4,585,000
6786Brian MarkmanUnited States720,000
6787Blake BohnUnited States1,600,000
6788David LopezUnited States685,000
6789Chad BrewerUnited States1,975,000
Keiji Ito jp
Keiji Ito
jp 6,360,000 410,000
Richard Scardina us
Richard Scardina
us 4,835,000 2,830,000
David Jackson us
David Jackson
us 4,700,000 900,000
Jeffrey Lo hk
Jeffrey Lo
hk 4,585,000 1,035,000
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 3,290,000 190,000
Timothy Sullivan us
Timothy Sullivan
us 2,615,000 15,000
Neel Joshi in
Neel Joshi
in 2,215,000 500,000
Samy Dubonnet fr
Samy Dubonnet
fr 2,045,000 1,465,000
Chad Brewer us
Chad Brewer
us 1,975,000 525,000
Onur Unsal tr
Onur Unsal
tr 1,875,000 -1,035,000
Julien Martini fr
Julien Martini
fr 1,825,000 -875,000
Ramiro Petrone ar
Ramiro Petrone
ar 1,625,000 -475,000
Blake Bohn us
Blake Bohn
us 1,600,000 -600,000
Justin Saliba us
Justin Saliba
us 1,430,000 -20,000
Pieter Aerts be
Pieter Aerts
be 1,405,000 -145,000
Joshua Robertson us
Joshua Robertson
us 1,380,000 80,000
Aaron Johnson (MN) US
Aaron Johnson (MN)
US 1,325,000 785,000
Tamer Alkamli ca
Tamer Alkamli
ca 1,325,000 -1,875,000
Derek Lacock us
Derek Lacock
us 1,295,000 440,000
Anton Wigg se
Anton Wigg
se 1,230,000 380,000
Victor Li ca
Victor Li
ca 1,155,000 240,000
Renan Bruschi br
Renan Bruschi
br 1,140,000 340,000
Michael Trivett us
Michael Trivett
us 1,080,000 -1,870,000
Brian Markman us
Brian Markman
us 720,000 -220,000
Diego Ventura pe
Diego Ventura
pe 700,000 -900,000

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Jose Rodriguez Eliminated in 27th Place ($16,733)

ChrisBean • Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante
Jose Rodriguez
Jose Rodriguez

In the last hand of the night, Phil Hellmuth bet 170,000 from middle position and was met with a three-bet by Richard Scardina in the hijack for 430,000.

Jose Rodriguez in the big blind moved all-in for 2,300,000. Hellmuth folded and Scardina made the call.

Jose Rodriguez: {k-Hearts}{k-Clubs}
Richard Scardina: {a-Hearts}{k-Spades}

The ace on the turn on the board of {4-Spades}{4-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{a-Spades}{10-Clubs} was a dagger to the heart of Rodriguez as it gave Scardina aces and fours to eliminate the Mexican. Scardina is second in chips going into the final day of play.

Jose Rodriguez es
Jose Rodriguez
es Busted

Bag and Tag

BrandonBloom • Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante

The remaining players are bagging and tagging and will return on Saturday, July 2 at noon. Stay tuned for end-of-day counts and a recap.

Petrone Doubles Through Joshi

ChrisBean • Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante

Timothy Sullivan bet 130,000 from under the gun and was met with a three-bet to 380,000 from Neel Joshi in early position.

Ramiro Petrone moved all-in for 980,000 from the cutoff. After consideration, Sullivan opted to fold but Joshi made the call.

Ramiro Petrone: {q-Spades}{q-Clubs}
Neel Joshi: {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts}

A classic race that was pretty much over on a flop of {5-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{q-Hearts} as Petrone made a set. The last two streets were {4-Spades}{8-Spades} to see Petrone improve to a full house and to double up.

Timothy Sullivan us
Timothy Sullivan
us 2,600,000 -300,000
Ramiro Petrone ar
Ramiro Petrone
ar 2,100,000 1,020,000
Neel Joshi in
Neel Joshi
in 1,715,000 -1,385,000

Tags: Neel JoshiRamiro PetroneTimothy Sullivan

Rodriguez Pips Wigg to Double

BrandonBloom • Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante

Jose Rodriguez had gotten his 1,075,000 chips in from the small blind and was at risk against Anton Wigg in the hijack.

Jose Rodriguez: {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}
Anton Wigg: {8-Hearts}{8-Clubs}

The {10-Clubs}{7-Spades}{5-Diamonds} flop kept Rodriguez ahead, and although the {4-Spades} turn gave Wigg gutshot outs, the {q-Diamonds} harmlessly completed the board to secure Rodriguez's double.

Jose Rodriguez es
Jose Rodriguez
es 2,300,000 725,000
Anton Wigg se
Anton Wigg
se 850,000 -270,000

Tags: Anton WiggJose Rodriguez

Big Stacks Collide

BrandonBloom • Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante

In an already bloated pot on a {10-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{10-Hearts} board, Keiji Ito checked in the hijack and Blake Bohn bet 1,000,000 on the button. Ito thought about it and called.

The {3-Spades} completed the board, and Ito slid out a bet of 1,200,000. Bohn wasn't happy to see the bet and talked through his opponent's possible holdings, before ultimately sending his cards into the muck to concede the pot without a showdown.

Keiji Ito jp
Keiji Ito
jp 5,950,000 2,095,000
Blake Bohn us
Blake Bohn
us 2,200,000 -1,500,000

Tags: Blake BohnKeiji Ito