2021 World Series of Poker 2021 MSPT Venetian
Event #15: $5,300 NLH High Roller Freezeout
Days:
1

Event Info

Buy-in $5,300
Prize Pool $940,000
Players 188

Level Info

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

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 188
Event #15: $5,300 NLH High Roller Freezeout
Day 1 completed

Justin "Jsaliba2" Saliba Wins 2021 WSOP Online Event #15: $5,300 High Roller Freezout ($253,800)

AnthonyThompson • Level 31: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Justin Saliba
Justin Saliba

On Thursday, the 2021 WSOP Online Event #15: $5,300 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Freezout attracted 188 players to create a $940,000 prize pool, and after 11 hours of play, it was Justin "Jsaliba2" Saliba coming out on top to win the $253,800 first-place prize and his first career gold bracelet.

With lifetime earnings of $171,616 dating back just two years according to The Hendon Mob, he has amassed $163,465 over the last three months and has now added a top score of $253,800 to his total, along with a shiny new piece of WSOP hardware.

2021 WSOP $5,300 High Roller Freezout Final Table Results

PlacePlayerPrize
1Justin "Jsaliba2" Saliba$253,800
2Jonathan "Art.Vandelay" Dokler$148,050
3Jesse "Patient0" Yaginuma$84,600
4Alex "OrcinusOrca" Foxen$65,800
5Martin "bathroomline" Zamani$56,400
6Joshua "Zeal1906" Ray$47,000
7John "Macallan25" Riordan$35,720
8Thomas "HavanaClub" Boivin$22,560
9Michael "BrockLesnar" Holtz$15,980

The tournament attracted some of the biggest names in poker but the tough field saw many of them fall by the wayside and after Jesse "Patient0" Yaginuma eliminated Craig "mrjanovich" Mason on the money bubble, the 30 remaining players started falling at a rapid pace.

Among the notables to cash were three-time WSOP bracelet winner Nick "Cashusklay" Schulman (29th - $8,554), Tony "Panoramic" Dunst (28th - $8,554), Jason "Haderade" Somerville (18th - $9,870), Ali "SasukeUchiha" Imsirovic (17th - $9,870), Andrew "WATCHGUY42" Lichtenberger (13th - $12,220), and Ryan "Adopt_aDogg0" Leng (12th - $12,220).

Final Table Action

The final table witnessed most players sitting fairly deep with Michael "BrockLesnar" Holtz holding over 40 big blinds when he bowed out in ninth place after four-bet jamming from the big blind with a pair of nines and was called by Jonathan "Art.Vandelay" Dokler holding a pair of rockets.

Dokler continued with his hot streak and dusted off Thomas "HavanaClub" Boivin in eighth place after he rivered a six to crack Boivin's pocket threes.

John "Macallan25" Riordan was the next to fall after he lost a race with big slick against Alex "OrcinusOrca" Foxen holding a pair of sixes to fall in seventh place and then Foxen dropped Joshua "Zeal1906" Ray in sixth place after their ladies laid waste to his ace-queen.

Not long after, Martin "bathroomline" Zamani hit the elimination train when he jammed his stack into the middle holding ace-eight and was called by Yaginuma holding a king-nine. Zamani held the better hand but a king appeared in the window to send him out in fifth place.

With four players remaining the stacks were even and extremely deep, each player sat with roughly 40 big blinds. As levels were 20-minutes in length, many went by before Foxen started handing out doubles and lost the majority of his chips holding pocket sevens against Saliba's pocket king. Foxen was left with only one big blind and Saliba delivered the final blow the very next hand sending him home fourth place.

Alex Foxen
Alex Foxen

Three-handed action saw Saliba hold a significant chip advantage and he made quick work of Yaginuma eliminating him in third place and Dokler took his exit in second place for $148,050 shortly after.

The 2021 WSOP Online continues on Friday with Event #16: $600 PLO8 6-Handed. PokerNews will be live reporting and streaming the action, so be sure to join us then.

2021 WSOP Online Bracelet Winners Thus Far

DateTournamentPlayersRe-entriesTotal EntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
1-JulEvent #1: $500 NLH BIG 500 Kick-Off8374401277$574,650Jose "deposit" Nooa$105,161
2-JulEvent #2: $600 NLH Monster Stack7273111038$560,520Manig "Ohio77" Loeser$104,313
3-JulEvent #3: $500 NLH Turbo Deepstack641309950$427,500Donnell "Spreezy52" Dais$90,801
4-JulEvent #4: $500 NLH Super Turbo608242850$382,500Jeffery "Steelvikes7" Hoop$73,861
5-JulyEvent #5: $1,000 NLH 8-Max459-459648,700Jeremiah “freestylerr” Williams$139,600
6-JulyEvent #6: $2,000 NLH Deepstack312104416$769,60Tyler "ShipTheShip" Denson$175,700
7-JulyEvent #7: $777 NLH Lucky 7's576312888$621,600Michael "stiltwalk" Mercaldo$123,574
8-JulyEvent #8: $888 Crazy Eights Hold'em514268782$625,600Carlos "CarlosWelch" Welch$124,369
9-JulyEvent #9: $400 NLH 6-Max7884291,217$438,120Philip "wingsuiter" Beck$81,534.13
10-JulyEvent #10: $333 NLH9865311,517$455,100Michael "njnj17" Leib$81,645
11-JulyEvent #11: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Ultra Deepstack1,0783391,417$510,120Vijay “Eclypzed” Para$86,210
12-JulyEvent #12: $500 NLH Turbo Deepstack654305959$431,550Bryan "Pellepelle" Piccioli$83,332
13-JulyEvent #13: $1,000 NLH Freezeout561-561$504,900Ryan "Adopt_aDogg0" Leng$108,654
14-JulyEvent #14: $500 No Limit Hold'em6733631,036$466,200Gionni "COLDWARKID" Demers$90,023
15-JulyEvent #15: $5,300 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Freezout188-188$940,000Justin "Jsaliba2" Saliba$253,800

Tags: Justin Saliba

Jonathan "Art.Vandelay" Dokler Eliminated in 2nd Place ($148,050)

• Level 31: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Jonathan Dokler
Jonathan Dokler

Justin "Jsaliba2" Saliba limped from the button. Jonathan "Art.Vandelay" Dokler moved all in for about ten big blinds and was caleld by Saliba.

Saliba was on the cusp of the bracelet with the {k-Spades}{j-Clubs} vs the {5-Hearts}{3-Hearts} of Dokler.

The flop basically put the jewelry around his wrist as it came the {k-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} to give Dokler only a longshot backdoor draws, the {k-Diamonds} on the turn sewed it up and the {7-Clubs} on the river ended the tournament for Dokler as runner-up.

Justin "Jsaliba2" Saliba
Justin "Jsaliba2" Saliba
4,700,000 948,814
Jonathan "Art.Vandelay" Dokler
Jonathan "Art.Vandelay" Dokler
Busted

Jesse "Patient0" Yaginuma Eliminated in 3rd Place ($84,600)

AnthonyThompson • Level 31: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Jesse Yaginuma
Jesse Yaginuma

Justin "Jsaliba2" Saliba opened for 100,000 on the button and then called the 778,255 three-bet jam Jesse "Patient0" Yaginuma made from the big blind.

Justin "Jsaliba2" Saliba: {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}
Jesse "Patient0" Yaginuma: {a-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}

Saliba had Yaginuma dominated and the {q-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{a-Hearts} flop didn't change a thing.

The {k-Clubs} turn improved Saliba to top two-pair but it also kept Yaginuma alive drawing to broadway.

Unfortunately for Yaginuma, the {5-Clubs} river wasn't the card he wanted to see and he was eliminated in third place for $84,600.

Justin "Jsaliba2" Saliba
Justin "Jsaliba2" Saliba
3,751,186 843,255
Jonathan "Art.Vandelay" Dokler
Jonathan "Art.Vandelay" Dokler
948,814 464,407
Jesse "Patient0" Yaginuma
Jesse "Patient0" Yaginuma
Busted

Tags: Jesse YaginumaJustin Saliba

Summer Online Championships Runs Through July 27 Alongside Bracelet Events

AnthonyThompson • Level 31: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Summer Online Championships
Summer Online Championships

The Summer Online Championships is underway on WSOP.com! Don’t miss a minute of the Championship action through July 27. You’ll have a shot at over $2 Million in GTDs and a chance to win the WSOP Championship Belt awarded to the Main Event Champion on July 25. With at least three tournaments a day, low buy ins, and huge guarantees, this is your shot to win big this month.

Summer Online Championship Details

Alex "OrcinusOrca" Foxen Eliminated in 4th Place ($65,800)

• Level 31: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Alex "OrcinusOrca" Foxen was chip leader for much of four-handed play before being suddenly sent to the short stack after losing two all-ins. One being losing pocket sixes to king-ten and then losing with pocket sevens to pocket kings.

Justin "Jsaliba2" Saliba jammed from the button, Foxen committed the rest of his stack from the big blind.

Foxen had the {j-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} vs the {10-Hearts}{6-Hearts} of Saliba.

The flop came {7-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} to pair Saliba. The turn was the {7-Hearts} and the river the {10-Clubs} to bring the field down to three.

Justin "Jsaliba2" Saliba
Justin "Jsaliba2" Saliba
2,907,931 1,662,908
Alex "OrcinusOrca" Foxen us
Alex "OrcinusOrca" Foxen
us Busted

Tags: Justin SalibaAlex Foxen

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

Yaginuma Can't Call the River

AnthonyThompson • Level 30: 20,000-40,000, 4,000 ante

Action folded to "OrcinusOrca" who limped in from the small blind and Jesse "Patient0" Yaginuma did the same from the big blind to see a {a-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{k-Clubs} flop appear.

"OrcinusOrca" lead out for 40,000 and then did the same for 120,000 after the {2-Clubs} turn. Yaginuma called both bets and the {q-Hearts} completed the board on the river.

"OrcinusOrca" fired out one last bullet worth 324,556 and that did the trick as Yaginuma mucked his hand.

Alex "OrcinusOrca" Foxen us
Alex "OrcinusOrca" Foxen
us 1,900,760 32,600
Justin "Jsaliba2" Saliba
Justin "Jsaliba2" Saliba
1,245,023 635,600
Jesse "Patient0" Yaginuma
Jesse "Patient0" Yaginuma
1,069,810 -403,400
Jonathan "Art.Vandelay" Dokler
Jonathan "Art.Vandelay" Dokler
484,407 -264,800

Tags: Justin Saliba

WSOP Legend: 10-Time Bracelet Winner Phil Ivey

AnthonyThompson • Level 30: 20,000-40,000, 4,000 ante
WSOP Legend Phil Ivey
WSOP Legend Phil Ivey

Few poker players have captured the attention of the poker universe quite like Phil Ivey. There have been plenty of champions of the game who crushed it at the felt, but none who built up the mystique of Ivey, who remains to this day arguably the most magnetic player in poker despite results that no longer match his days of utmost dominance.

A day after the anniversary of Ivey's induction into the Poker Hall of Fame, PokerNews examines the legacy of his WSOP success. Prior to 2000, Ivey didn't have any recorded WSOP cashes.

The 23-year-old didn't waste any time establishing himself as one of the top up-and-coming players. That year, after already making one final table and finishing fifth, Ivey secured his first bracelet. He beat none other than fellow Hall of Famer Amarillo Slim Preston heads up to win Event #14: $2,500 Pot-Limit Omaha, a rebuy event, for his first bracelet and $195,000. Three other Hall of Famers — Chris Bjorin, Phil Hellmuth and David "Devilfish" Ulliott — also competed at that final table, so shipping it was about more than just getting his first taste of gold. Ivey showed he could beat the best in the business.

Two years after that, though, would be when Ivey really showed he was the present and future of the game. In 2002, Ivey showcased his skills at limit poker in a big way.

Click Here to Read More About this WSOP Legend

Level:
30
Blinds:
20,000/40,000
Ante:
4,000