Day 1 completed
Day 1 completed
Day 1 of Event #26: $1,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em has officially wrapped up and after 22 levels of 30-minute play, only 38 players remain in the field. The event attracted 1,358 players, making a total prize pool of $1,208,620 and walking away from Day 1 as one of the chip leaders was Levi Klump who bagged a whopping 2,230,000 in chips. He won't sit too comfortably on Day 2, however, with none other than 14-time WSOP circuit ring winner Maurice Hawkins (915,000) who’s looking for his first WSOP bracelet, and Maxx Coleman (790,000) two very known and feared players, also in the mix.
Some other notable stacks from Event #26: $1,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’Em returning for Day 2 include Rittie Chuaprasert (1,805,000), Richard Talerico (1,480,000), Kazuki Ikeuchi (1,210,000), Cole Ferraro (1,195,000), Axel Reese (1,110,000), Anthony Askey (1,043,000), and Clement Van Dressel (1,000,000).
Unfortunately, not everyone managed to make it through the day's proceedings, and some big names fell short, including Maria Ho, former main event champ Joseph "Joe" McKeehen, 15-time bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth, David “Chino” Rheem, Barry Greenstein and Dario Sammartino.
The 38 remaining players return for Day 2 on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at noon local time and will play down until there is a winner crowned. When they return, play will resume at Level 22 with a small blind of 10,000, big blind of 25,000, and a big blind ante of 25,000. There will be 15-minute breaks after every four levels.
Who will take home the first-place prize of $199,227 and the coveted WSOP gold bracelet? Tune in tomorrow as the PokerNews live reporting team will be bringing you all the action from the floor until a new bracelet winner has been confirmed has been made so make sure to follow the updates throughout the event.
On the second to last hand of the night, Michael Lech was eliminated after he shoved all-in in early position and was called by Richard Telerico on the button.
Telerico will end the night as one of the chip leaders with 1,500,000.
Tournament officials have just announced that three more hands will be played before the players bag up for the night.
Levi Klump raised from the small blind to 85,000 and was three-bet by Frankie Muzzio in the big blind to 225,000.
Klump responded by moving all-in for 855,000, which would have been for a little over half of Muzzio's stack.
After a couple of minutes of deliberation, Muzzio folded.
With the win, Klump joins the million chip club as players enter the final hands of the day.
Runner up at the 2019 Millionaire Maker Kazuki Ikeuchi has knocked out three players in the past level of this tournament, pushing his chips to 1,300,000.
He currently sits at one of the top five stacks of the event.
The "Table of Death" has just been broken, but not before a clash of two huge stacks.
Rittie Chuaprasert raised to 50,000 in late position and Maxx Coleman called in the big blind.
Coleman checked the flop to Chuaprasert, who continued for 35,000. Coleman called.
Both players checked the turn, then on the river , Coleman checked once more and faced a 75,000 bet.
After about a minute of thought, Coleman folded and Chuaprasert boosted his stack to 1,500,000
Three one-million chip stacks are now sitting at table 10 as the chase for the end of day chip lead heats up with less than two levels remaining.
Maxx Coleman defended his big blind when the button raised to 45,000.
The flop came down and Coleman check-called a bet of 40,000 from the button player.
The turn of the was checked through to the river of . Coleman bet 125,000 which sent his opponent into the tank. After about 30-seconds of thinking, the opponent made the call. Coleman turned over for two pair, and the button player mucked, sending the pot to Coleman.