Dia 2 Terminado
Dia 2 Terminado
Chilaud Leads Last Nine in the Stadium Series Freezeout Grand Final - High $5,200 NLHE
An incredibly fast-paced penultimate day in the 2020 PokerStars Stadium Series Freezeout Grand Final - High: $5,200 NLHE has whittled down the 119 survivors of the previous day to the nine-handed final table in just over five hours.
When the dust had settled, five players from Russia and one Belorussian made the cut but it is Maxime "Daghemuneguu" Chilaud who stormed into the top spot and claimed 84,304,234 to his name. Like many French poker players, Chilaud has moved to the UK and is in prime shape to earn the top prize of $821,988.50 which is reserved for the eventual champion.
Four Russian players follow next on the overnight leaderboard with "serggorelyi" holding the position as a very comfortable second big stack on 59,856,991, as a big gap to the remaining contenders has emerged. "LeslieGroves" (21,767,098), Day 1 chip leader "Goallinfishara" (19,246,362) and "MarinkaHT" (14,660,696) are next in line.
Many Brazilians had made the cut to earn a portion of the $5,000,000 prize pool but just one of them remains in contention for the biggest slice of it as Fernando "fviana" Viana ended Day 2 with 12,711,171. The remaining three finalists are Sergei "Futti18" Koliakov (12,124,738), Vlada "Vlada2108" Stojanovic (11,003,175) and "isscreamo" (7,075,535).
The nine finalists at a Glance
|Position||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Maxime "Daghemuneguu" Chilaud||France||84,304,234||169|
|6||Fernando "fviana" Viana||Brazil||12,711,171||25|
|7||Sergei "Futti18" Koliakov||Russia||12124738||24|
|8||Vlada "Vlada2108" Stojanovic||Serbia||11,003,175||22|
Frantic Early Stage Cuts the Field in Half
Right out of the gate, the short stacks ran out of chips every other minute but the sheer magnitude of the early carnage was still quite surprising. Until the first break, 5 players had been eliminated in as many minutes and Michael "imluckbox" Addamo greeted from the top of the leaderboard.
Big names such as Ognyan "cocojamb0" Dimov, Ognyan "cocojamb0" Dimov, Jorge "jorginho88" Abreu, Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet, Mike "SirWatts" Watson, Marty "TheLipoFund" Mathis, Stadium Series Sunday Final High tier winner Alisson "heyalisson" Piekazewicz and Joao "IneedMassari" Simao were all gone in the very early stages.
Right before the break, Pascal "Päffchen" Hartmann and Sadan "the_snail03" Turker also showed up in the payouts despite holding top 10 stacks fewer than an hour prior to that. Hartmann never got much going and eventually jammed ace-four suited into ace-king suited. Turker lost almost his entire stack in a remarkable hand against Addamo and was unable to spin up the last few blinds.
Fast forward one hour there were just 48 players remaining and they were right on a pay jump as former chip leader Addamo was suddenly the bottom stack with one big blind. Addamo managed to ladder but exited in 44th place, soon followed by Mike "gorodski" Gorodinsky in 41st.
Big Names Fall; Chilaud Storms Into Commanding Lead
On the next pay jump with four tables remaining, Talal "raidalot" Shakerchi saw his pocket queens cracked by the ace-nine suited of Fernando "fviana" Viana and Dimitar "KuuL" Danchev followed moments later when his sixes fell to sevens. Several players took over the lead for a while including Jerry "Perrymejsen" Odeen, "zerodeda", "serggorelyi7", and "Goallinfishara".
That's when the enormous run of Maxime "Daghemuneguu" Chilaud kicked off. He chipped up without showdown and then knocked out Guilherme "teruliro" Orrico when fives flopped a set against pocket tens. Up next, Henrik "hhecklen" Hecklen and "klem90" bowed out to Chilaud in the same hand as the Frenchman rivered the nut flush with ace-jack suited and "klem90" fired three barrels with just ace-king high to steal the far bigger sidepot.
It was a rush from three to two tables and 2020 SCOOP Player of the Series Rui "RuiNF" Ferreira managed to ladder all the way up to 15th place with a short stack. While all the other short stacks fought for their tournament life, Chilaud applied a lot of pressure to further cement his status as chip leader.
Viana scored a fortunate double with ace-queen suited versus ace-king and a mere half an hour later, the final table was already set as several short stacks bowed out in a matter of minutes. "serggorelyi" then knocked out Carlos "cyphellus" Chang and Jerry "Perrymejsen" Odeen with queens versus ace-eight and ace-jack to reduce the field to the final nine and wrap things up for the night.
After a good night's sleep, the nine finalists will return to blinds of 250,000/500,000 with a running ante of 62,500 and the action resumes on August 4th, 2020, as of 1.05 p.m. EST. Find out then who goes all the way until the end right here on PokerNews.
The final table of the Stadium Series Freezeout Grand Final - High $5,200 NLHE will be streamed on the PokerStars Twitch Channel with cards-up coverage and commentary on a delay of 30 minutes. All PokerNews live updates will be published according to the delay until a champion has been crowned.
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End of Day 2 Chip Counts (Completo)
The remaining nine players have virtually bagged up for the night and will return the following day at 1.05 p.m. EST to determine the champion. Maxime "Daghemuneguu" Chilaud and "serggorelyi7" are the far biggest stacks and everybody else is just one double up away from a potential ladder worth a ton of money.
A full recap of today's action is to follow.
Carlos "cyphellus" Chang Eliminated in 11th Place; Jerry "Perrymejsen" Odeen Eliminated in 10th Place ($54,611 each)
It all kicked off with a cutoff min-raise by "serggorelyi7". What followed were the all-in pushes by Carlos "cyphellus" Chang for 3,322,168 in the small blind and Jerry "Perrymejsen" Odeen from the big blind for 12,774,753. A swift call by "serggorelyi7" followed to create a three-way showdown and potentially knock out two players on the final table bubble.
Carlos "cyphellus" Chang:
Jerry "Perrymejsen" Odeen:
"serggorelyi7" was in a prime position to secure his spot on the final table as second in chips and he did so thanks to a board of . Chang was gone in 11th place and Odeen took 10th place, which paid $$54,611 each.
Viana Chips Up
Sergei "Futti18" Koliakov limped the button and Maxime "Daghemuneguu" Chilaud filled up from the small blind as Fernando "fviana" Viana checked his option from the big blind.
They checked the flop and just Chilaud check-called a bet shy of a million by Viana on the turn. The fell on the river and Chilaud check-called a bet of 2,093,438 to get shown for the nuts by Viana.
"MarinkaHT" Extracts Value from Odeen
Jerry "Perrymejsen" Odeen raised 1,010,000 from under the gun and was called by "MarinkaHT" from one seat over and Carlos "cyphellus" Chang in the big blind.
On the flop, only Odeen check-called a bet of 1,200,000 by "MarinkaHT" and they checked the turn. Odeen check-called another 1,500,000 on the river and was shown for trips kings as the winning hand.
"gitsevens777" Eliminated in 12th Place ($54,611)
Within three hands, the entire stack of "gitsevens777" vanished and they have become the 12th place finisher.
First they got it in preflop against "LeslieGroves" button versus cutoff to create the following showdown.
The board secured the double for "LeslieGroves".
Down to crumbs, "gitsevens777" then quadrupled up two hands later after spiking a seven high straight. The very next hand after that, "gitsevens777" pushed from under the gun and were called by "LeslieGroves" in the big blind.
As the board have "LeslieGroves" trips nines, it was all over for "gitsevens777" and they collected $54,611 for their efforts.
Even More for Chilaud
Maxime "Daghemuneguu" Chilaud raised the button and was called by "LeslieGroves" in the big blind, who check-called a continuation bet on the flop.
The turn was checked and a bet of 1,780,000 by "LeslieGroves" on the river was called. Chilaud held the better kicker with to scoop the pot versus .
"Lifesucksyah" Eliminated in 13th Place ($43,864)
As one of the short stacks still in the field, "Lifesucksyah" moved all-in from the hijack and Sergei "Futti18" Koliakov looked them up from the small blind.
Sergei "Futti18" Koliakov:
The board ran out and the kicker played in favor of Koliakov to eliminate "Lifesucksyah" in 13th place for $43,864.