Seventeen Christmas Freeze events took place on Day 1 of the $10 million guaranteed festival, all of them being freezeout tournaments. There were some massive scores enjoyed on December 23rd, let’s take a look at three of the biggest Christmas Freeze Day 1 tournaments.
Christmas Freeze: The Story So Far
- Events completed: 17
- Events remaining: 184
- Prize money awarded: $1,668,985
Christmas Freeze Day 1 Recap
Christmas Freeze #02-HR: $300K Gtd PKO
- Buy-in: $530
- Entrants: 577
- Prize pool: $300,000
- Place paid: 80
Russia’s “andstar555” got off to a flying start in the Christmas Freeze series by taking down the Christmas Freeze #02-HR: $300K Gtd PKO event for a combined score worth $47,349.
Andstar555 came out on top of a field of 577 entrants who each paid $530 for the chance to become a Christmas Freeze champion. The top three finishers netted at least five-figures from the main prize pool. They were runner-up “Sponix92” and “Stucold92” both of the United Kingdom.
Fourth-placed “Fish2050” from Sri Lanka also won more than $10,000 when bounties were included. The Sri Lankan banked $9,090 from the main prize pool, an impressive sum boosted by $3,367 worth of bounty payments.
Christmas Freeze #02-H: $250K Gtd PKO
- Buy-in: $109
- Entrants: 2,154
- Prize pool: $250,000
- Place paid: 280
The Christmas Freeze #02-H: $250K Gtd PKO attracted a huge field of 2,154 players. Some 280 players shared the $250,000 prize pool, with Malta’s “z-boooo” walking away with the lion’s share of the money.
The Malta-based pro defeated “ACHSO800” of Germany heads-up to secure the title. This victory was worth $22,326 plus $10,92 worth of bounties, while the Germany secured $15,734 plus $1,490 from the bounty prize pool for their runner-up finish/
It was Brazil’s “BateBicoPLZ” who was the only other player to net five-figures, namely $10,159 from the main prize pool and $5,462 worth of bounty payments collected in their way to a third-place finish.
Christmas Freeze #01-HR: $200K Gtd
- Buy-in: $1,050
- Entrants: 197
- Prize pool: $200,000
- Place paid: 32
Christmas Freeze #01-HR: $200K Gtd was a standard no-limit hold’em freezeout with no bounty element, making it one of the purest forms of tournament poker. A field of 197 players each paid $1,050 and 32 of those starters made it into the money places.
The top five finishers multiplied their initial buy-in 10 times to give their bankroll’s a nice boost in time for the rest of the Christmas Freeze series. “Psycoelios” of Switzerland saw their tournament end in fifth-place for $11,000 with fourth-place finisher “Gl4diat0r” walking away with $15,600.
Third-place and $21,100 headed to the Dominican Republic where “LLinusLLoses” lives. That elimination left “blackaces93” and “rafaelmoraesgm” to lock horns heads-up for the title. It was the latter who emerged victorious to scoop $40,780 leaving blackaces93 to collect $29,600.
Christmas Freeze Day 2 Schedule
Another 15 Christmas Freeze events are planned for Day 2, which takes place on Christmas Day, December 25th. These 15 events have combined guarantees weighing in at $570,750. Good luck at the tables!
Don’t forget that all Christmas Freeze events are freezeouts so it is game over when you bust!
|18:00||Christmas Freeze #05-H: $50K Gtd||$215|
|18:00||Christmas Freeze #05-M: $30K Gtd||$55|
|18:00||Christmas Freeze #05-L: $5K Gtd||$5.50|
|19:00||Christmas Freeze #06-HR: $100K Gtd PKO||$530|
|19:00||Christmas Freeze #06-H: $100K Gtd PKO||$109|
|19:00||Christmas Freeze #06-M: $50K Gtd PKO||$33|
|19:00||Christmas Freeze #06-L: $30K Gtd PKO||$11|
|19:00||Christmas Freeze #06-Mi: $10K Gtd PKO||$3.30|
|20:30||Christmas Freeze #06A-H: $5K Gtd PLO, 6-Max, PKO||$109|
|20:30||Christmas Freeze #06A-M: $2.5K Gtd PLO, 6-Max, PKO||$22|
|20:30||Christmas Freeze #06A-L: $750K Gtd PLO, 6-Max, PKO||$5.50|
|21:00||Christmas Freeze #07-HR: $100K Gtd PKO Fast||$1,050|
|21:00||Christmas Freeze #07-H: $50K Gtd PKO Fast||$215|
|21:00||Christmas Freeze #07-M: $30K Gtd PKO Fast||$55|
|21:00||Christmas Freeze #07-L: $7.5K Gtd PKO Fast||$5.50|
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