Live Events 2
[Online] $5,300 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Freezeout Encore
Days:
1

Event Info

Buy-in $5,300
Prize Pool $1,225,000
Players 245

Level Info

Level 31
Blinds 25,000 / 50,000
Ante 5,000

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 245

Highlights

Highlights

[Online] $5,300 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Freezeout Encore
Day 1 Completed

Gianluca "InMyHouse" Speranza Claims Maiden Golden Bracelet In [Online] Event #12: $5,300 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Freezeout Encore ($324,625)

TerranceReid • Level 31: Blinds 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Gianluca Speranza
Gianluca Speranza

A total of 245 high rollers took their shot at WSOP bracelet glory in [Online] Event #12: $5,300 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Freezeout Encore. Gianluca "InMyHouse" Speranza outlasted them all to earn his maiden gold bracelet and $324,625.

The 245 entrants generated a prize pool of $1,225,000 in this freezeout event. It took Speranza just under 12 hours of play to eliminate his final opponent and secure the title.

[Online] Event #12: $5,300 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Freezeout Encore Final Table Payouts

PlacePlayerCountryPayout
1Gianluca "Inmyhouse" SperanzaItaly$324,625
2Paul "rungood27" ScaturroUnited States$189,875
3Michael "mikejozoff" JozoffUnited States$108,413
4Kazuki "hyahhoo3" IkeuchiJapan$83,300
5Jakob "Silenzium77" MiegelGermany$71,050
6Joao "WinamaxPT" VieiraPortugal$58,800
7Angel "CHROMEKINGNJ" LopezUnited States$44,100
8NemamprachySlovakia$29,400

Superstars That Fell Short of a Cash

Some of poker's biggest names joined the online action. Many of the game's most popular stars were unable to make deep runs. The likes of Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, Scott Seiver, Tony Dunst, Chris Brewer, Alex Foxen, Phil Galfond, Greg Merson, Jason Koon, and Phil Ivey were unable to make the cash.

Speranza's Run to the Bracelet

Speranza seemed to pick up big hands at the perfect times to make a push to the final table. In the hand that busted Corey "Corgasm" Paggeot in 16th place, Speranza found aces to propel him to nearly a million chips, a stack that would carry him into the final table as one of the leaders.

Once Speranza was heads up with Paul "rungood27" Scaturro, he took the lead and never looked back. In the final two hands of the night, Speranza picked up pocket queens to finish off what remained of Scaturro's stack and seal the victory.

Speranza also placed 268th in the Main Event this year for $46,800. With over $4,500,000 in live earnings, according to Hendon Mob, Speranza earned himself his maiden prestigious gold bracelet in one of the final bracelet events at this World Series of Poker at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas.

A big congratulations to Gianluca "InMyHouse" Speranza for winning [Online] Event #12: $5,300 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Freezeout Encore, taking home $324,625, and capturing his maiden gold bracelet. Stay tuned right here to PokerNews for the remaining events at this year's World Series of Poker.

Tags: Alex FoxenChris BrewerDaniel NegreanuGianluca SperanzaGreg MersonJason KoonPaul ScaturroPhil GalfondPhil HellmuthPhil IveyScott SeiverTony Dunst

Paul "rungood27" Scaturro Eliminated in 2nd Place ($189,875)

TerranceReid • Level 31: Blinds 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Speranza Victory
Speranza Victory

Gianluca "inmyhouse" Speranza raised to 100,000 on the button and Paul "rungood27" Scaturro made the call.

The flop showed up {6-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{10-Hearts} and Scaturro check-called a bet of 62,375.

On the {6-Hearts} turn, Scaturro checked again. Speranza bet 173,750, once again Scaturro called.

The river fell the {4-Clubs} and Speranza went for a healthy bet of 453,755, which Scaturro called.

Speranza rolled over {q-Hearts}{q-Spades} for the overpair and the winner.

*****

The very next hand, Scaturro raised to 120,000 on the button. Speranza three-bet to 325,475. Scaturro thought for a bit before moving all in for his last 1,173,933. Speranza called quickly.

Paul "rungood27" Scaturro: {6-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}
Gianluca "inmyhouse" Speranza: {q-Hearts}{q-Clubs}

For the second hand in a row, Speranza had the pocket queens, this time with the whole tournament win on the line. The board came out {3-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{2-Spades}{8-Diamonds}. Speranza queens held up again to lock up the tournament victory.

Gianluca "Inmyhouse" Speranza it
Gianluca "Inmyhouse" Speranza
it 6,125,000 2,124,313
Paul "rungood27" Scaturro us
Paul "rungood27" Scaturro
us Busted

Tags: Gianluca "inmyhouse" SperanzaPaul "rungood27" Scaturro

Speranza Bets the River

TerranceReid • Level 31: Blinds 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Paul "rungood27" Scaturro raised to 100,000 on the button and Gianluca "inmyhouse" Speranza made the call.

A board of {2-Spades}{2-}{j-Spades} came out and both players checked.

Speranza bet 50,000 on the {9-Spades} turn, which Scaturro called.

The {3-Diamonds} hit the river, and Speranza checked. Scaturro bet 207,500 and Speranza let it go.

Gianluca "Inmyhouse" Speranza it
Gianluca "Inmyhouse" Speranza
it 4,000,687
Paul "rungood27" Scaturro us
Paul "rungood27" Scaturro
us 2,124,313

Speranza Expands Chip Lead

TerranceReid • Level 31: Blinds 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Gianluca "inmyhouse" Speranza Leads
Gianluca "inmyhouse" Speranza Leads

Paul "rungood27" Scaturro raised to 100,000 on the button and Gianluca "inmyhouse" Speranza three-bet to 375,475. Scaturro made the call.

The flop of {a-Hearts}{4-Spades}{8-Diamonds} hit the board and Speranza continued for 253,475. Scaturro made the call.

On the {k-Spades} turn, Speranza bet again, this time with 493,675. Scaturro released his cards to give Speranza the bigger lead.

Gianluca "Inmyhouse" Speranza it
Gianluca "Inmyhouse" Speranza
it 4,158,262 985,325
Paul "rungood27" Scaturro us
Paul "rungood27" Scaturro
us 1,966,738 -985,325

Tags: Gianluca "inmyhouse" SperanzaPaul "rungood27" Scaturro

Scaturro Wins Pot With Top Pair

TerranceReid • Level 31: Blinds 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Scaturro Top Pair
Scaturro Top Pair

Gianluca "inmyhouse" Speranza raised to 100,000 on the button, Paul "rungood27" Scaturro made the call.

The flop was {9-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}. Speranza continued for 67,375, and Scaturro made the call.

Both players checked the {5-Spades} turn as well as the {9-Hearts} river.

Scaturro revealed {q-Clubs}{4-Clubs} for the winner.

Gianluca "Inmyhouse" Speranza it
Gianluca "Inmyhouse" Speranza
it 3,172,937 344,000
Paul "rungood27" Scaturro us
Paul "rungood27" Scaturro
us 2,952,063 -344,000

Tags: Gianluca "inmyhouse" SperanzaPaul "rungood27" Scaturro

Level:
31
Blinds:
25,000/50,000
Ante:
5,000

Michael "mikejozoff" Jozoff Eliminated in 3rd Place ($108,413)

TerranceReid • Level 30: 20,000-40,000, 4,000 ante
Jozoff Eliminated
Jozoff Eliminated

Short-stacked Michael "mikejozoff" Jozoff got all his chips in the middle from the button after the raise from Paul "rungood27" Scaturro.

Michael "mikejozoff" Jozoff: {k-Clubs}{10-Hearts}
Paul "rungood27" Scaturro: {j-Spades}{j-Clubs}

The full board ended up {4-Spades}{5-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{5-Spades}, leaving Jozoff holding only king high and eliminated in third place for the six-digit score.

Paul "rungood27" Scaturro us
Paul "rungood27" Scaturro
us 3,410,271 490,922
Michael "mikejozoff" Jozoff us
Michael "mikejozoff" Jozoff
us Busted

Tags: Michael "mikejozoff" JozoffPaul "rungood27" Scaturro