Event #82: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack
Event #82: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack
Dia 2 Terminado

Freek Scholten Leads the Final Eight in Event #82: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack

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Freek Scholten
Freek Scholten

Day 2 of Event #82: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack ended with six players looking to become the first champion of this new event. The remaining players are guaranteed a minimum of $56,850 but all have their sights on the $530,164 top prize and the coveted gold bracelet.

It’s the Dutch player Freek Scholten who returns in pole position on, Sunday, July 15, for Day 3. Scholten bagged up a stack of 26 million in chips. Scholten, with $356,711 in total live earnings, has cashed four WSOP events this summer and will be a serious contender for the gold bracelet.

Scholten surged to the top of the chip counts with some late wins, including a few pots against Adam Hendrix. He is followed by Darren Rabinowitz (20,050,00), and the two-time bracelet winner Barry Shulman completes the podium with 18,450,000. The rest of the table is represented by Kunal Punjwani (15,500,000), Hendrix (15,350,000), Philip Scaletta (13,575,000), winner of the 2017 $1,500 Seven Card Stud event Tom Koral (10,550,000), and Kalyan Cheekuri (9,925,000).

There were 360 players that began the day from a field of 2,591 initial entries. Some bracelet winners and notables faces were lost along the way today such as Brian Green (358th, $2,324), Tim Reilly (336th, $2,424), Kristen Bicknell (325th, $2,424), Max Pescatori (303th, $2,642), Jason Wheeler (293th, $2,642), Ismael Bojang (177th, $3,244), Dominik Panka (156th, $3,244), Orson Young (123th, $$3,654), three-time bracelet winner Asi Moshe (105th, $3,654) and Ryan Laplante (43th, $11,284).

End of The Day Action

The action was fast and furious and only 41 players made it to the dinner break. The tournament was down to the last two tables less than two hours after the play restarted. Steven van Zadelhoff was eliminated in 12th place after he four-bet all-in with ace-queen against Hendrix who held pocket jacks. Zadelhoff lost the flip and collected a $34,138 payday. He was followed a few minutes later by Kristopher Burchfield and Hye Park, setting the final table.

Barry Shulman
Barry Shulman

Shulman quickly doubled up versus Koral when he found a set of sevens on the turn on an eight-high board and Koral called his all-in bet with pocket queens. Koral doubled himself a few minutes later with pocket nines against Pablo Fernandez with ace-queen offsuit. The latter, nursing a short stack, jammed from the small blind the hand after doubling up Koral with king-three offsuit and got called by Punjwani who held pocket threes. The board brought no surprises and Fernandez ended his run in 9th place for $43,847.

The action will pick up again at Noon local time Sunday, will be live streamed, and will play down to a winner. There will be a 15-minute break every three levels until a new champion is crowned.

Final Table Draw and Chipcounts

TableSeatPlayerChip Counts
4191Darren Rabinowitz20,050,000
4192Philip Scaletta13,575,000
4193Adam Hendrix15,350,000
4194Tom Koral10,550,000
4195Kalyan Cheekuri9,925,000
4196Freek Scholten26,000,000
4197Barry Shulman18,450,000
4198empty seat 
4199Kunal Punjwani15,500,000

PokerNews will provide hand-for-hand coverage of the final table, so be sure to come back and enjoy the action!

Tags: Adam HendrixAsi MosheBrian GreenDarren RabinowitzDominik PankaHye ParkIsmael BojangJason WheelerKalyan CheekuriKristopher BurchfieldKunal PunjwaniMax PescatoriOrson YoungPhilip ScalettaRyan LaplanteSteven van ZadelhoffTim ReillyTom Koral

Pablo Fernandez Eliminated in 9th Place ($43,847)

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Pablo Fernandez
Pablo Fernandez

Hand #13: Pablo Fernandez jammed from the small blind. Kunal Punjwani was in the big blind and asked for a count before ultimately calling.

Pablo Fernandez {k-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}
Kunal Punjwani {3-}{3-}

The board ran out {9-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{9-Hearts} and Fernandez's run ended just like that in the blink of an eye after two consecutive hands.

Kunal Punjwani IN 17,400,000 7,000,000
Pablo Fernandez es Eliminado

Tags: Kunal PunjwaniPablo Fernandez

Hand #12: Koral Doubles Through Fernandez

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Hand #12: Tom Koral moved all in from the cutoff and was snap called by Pablo Fernandez in the big blind.

Koral had {9-Spades}{9-Hearts} and Fernandez had the {a-Clubs}{q-Hearts}.

The board would run out in favor of Koral as it came {5-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{2-Spades}{2-Diamonds} to greatly damage Fernandez's stack and keep Koral alive.

Tom Koral us 12,000,000 6,000,000
Pablo Fernandez es 7,000,000 -6,000,000

Tags: Pablo FernandezTom Koral

Hands #10-11: Cheekuri Three-Bets

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Hand #10: Phillip Scaletta raised to 800,000 from the cutoff and got folds all around.

Hand #11: Adam Hendrix raised to 900,000 from the cutoff. Kalyan Cheekuri three-bet a stack of chips equaling close to 2 million. Hendrix thought for a bit after it folded to him, but ultimately he relinquished his hand.

Break Time

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The players are now on a 15-minute break.

Hands #6- 9 : Shuman Doubles Through Koral

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Hand#6: Tom Koral raised in early position to 850,000 and Barry Shulman called in the hijack. The flop came {8-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{3-Spades} and Koral check-called a bet of 1,200,000 from Shulman.

The turn brought the {7-Clubs} and Koral checked once more before facing an all-in bet from Shulman worth 7,2000,000. Koral went deep into the tank and eventually called with {q-Diamonds}{q-Spades} but saw {7-Diamonds}{7-Spades} in Shulman's hand for a set of sevens. The river fell {k-Clubs} and Shulman doubled up.

Hand#:7 Kunal Punjwani raised to 900,000 in the cutoff and Darren Rabinowitz called on the button. Adam Hendrix called as well in the big blind.

The flop fell {k-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} and the three players checked to see a {7-Spades} on the turn. It checked to Rabinowitz who bet 800,000. It was enough to win the pot.

Hand#8: Rabinowitz raised to 800,000 and claimed the blinds and ante.

Hand#9: Freek Scholten raised under the gun to 800,000 and Kalyan Cheekuri called in the big blind. The flop brought {k-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{6-Spades} and Scholten continued for 600,000 after a check from Cheekuri, who called.

The same action happened on the {q-Hearts} turn. The river was the {2-Spades} and this time Scholten fired 10,000,000 after another check from Cheekuri, putting him at risk. Cheekuri went deep into the tank and ended up folding after the clock has been called.

Freek Scholten nl 26,700,000 3,700,000
Barry Shulman us 15,500,000 8,000,000
Kalyan Cheekuri IN 7,800,000 -4,700,000
Tom Koral us 6,000,000 -8,500,000

Tags: Barry ShulmanDarren RabinowitzFreek ScholtenKalyan Cheekuri

Final Table Hands 1-5: Shulman Shoving

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Hand #1: Adam Hendrix raised to 800,000 from the cutoff. Tom Koral called on the button. The blinds folded. The flop came {k-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{k-Clubs}. Hendrix led out with a bet of 800,000 which was caled by Koral. The turn was the {9-Hearts}, Hendrix bet 2,400,000 and Koral folded

Hand #2: Darren Rabinowitz raised from middle position, Kalyan Cheekuri called on the button. Barry Shulman shoved over both players out of the big blind which prompted two folds.

Hand #3: Kunal Punjwani raised under the gun to 850,000 and everyone folded.

Hand #4: Cheekuri raised to 800,000 from the cutoff. Shulman re-raised all in and Cheekuri folded. Shulman showed ace-queen.

Hand #5: Walk for Rabinowitz.

Adam Hendrix us 17,000,000 2,100,000
Tom Koral us 14,500,000 -2,300,000
Barry Shulman us 7,500,000 2,400,000

Tags: Adam HendrixBarry ShulmanDarren RabinowitzKalyan CheekuriKunal PunjwaniTom Koral