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2022 53rd Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Thursday, June 09, 2022 to Friday, June 10, 2022

Event #18: $1,000 Freezeout No-Limit Holdem

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  • Buy-in: $1,000
  • Prizepool: $2,370,070
  • Entries: 2,663
  • Remaining: 0


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Saturday, June 11, 2022 4:00 AM Local Time
Bryan Schultz Is Crowned Champion of Event #18: $1,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em ($330,057)

Bryan Schultz and his boys

The 2022 WSOP Event #18: $1,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em booked 2,663 entrants, a $2,370,070 prize pool, with 400 players paid.

After 15 hours of play, 35-year-old Chicago native Bryan Schultz took down the title for his maiden WSOP bracelet and the grand prize of $330,057.

WSOP 2022 Event #18: $1,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em Final Table Results

*PlaceWinnerCountryPrize (USD)*   
1Bryan SchultzUSA$330,057   
2Young Sik EumUSA$203,949   
3Angela JordisonUSA$151,544   
4Harry RubinUSA$113,532   
5Nick PalmaUSA$85,761   
6Robert HoferUSA$65,326   
7Tony DamUSA$50,180   
8Michael HoltzUSA$38,874   
9Kevin LegerskiUSA$30,375   

Winner's Reaction

Before today, Schultz's biggest result was winning a circuit ring title in 2011 for $111,000. The Chicago native was asked by PokerNews what he expected today going into Day 2 and he said, ''I mean, winning a bracelet seemed so far away. I didn't even think it was possible''.

''This is way better'' said Schultz when asked how today feels versus the circuit ring win.

The 35-year-old ex-pat was questioned on his cool and calm demeanour going into action today. Schultz said he was ''really tuned in. I feel like I was prepared, so I was ready for all the spots that came at me. I wasn't nervous''.

To his lifestyle, living in Colombia and mostly grinding online mid-stakes tournaments, Schultz said he'd been out there for six years.

''It's cheaper, the cost of living. People are nice. Weather is good''.

Schultz will return to South America with over $330,000 in winnings, but more importantly, of course, the gold bracelet.

Day 2 Recap

Final table play started with Kevin Legerski's king-seven falling to Young Sik Eum's king-queen to send him out in ninth place. Mike Holtz was next to go, losing with ace-nine to Schultz's pocket jacks and exiting in eighth place.

Schultz then had a huge double with ace-king versus the ace-ten of Rubin, before Tony Dam busted in seventh to Schultz, where once again pocket jacks held up against ace-seven. Schultz then flipped it with ace-queen against pocket nines and eliminated Robert Hofer in sixth.

Momentum paused after Schultz doubled Eum up with fours running into sevens before Nick Palma was busted by Eum's turned nut straight in fifth. Schultz then got Harry Rubin to commit his stack with top pair against Schultz's over-pair to send Rubin out in fourth.

Eum then eliminated Angela Jordison in third after getting it all-in preflop and getting help on the river with an ace from space.

When they got heads-up, they traded stacks, but once Schultz got the chip lead, he didn't relinquish it, eventually busting Young Sik Eum when his ace-queen held up against Eum's jack-deuce.

That concludes events from today's WSOP. We will be back tomorrow with all the updates from Bally's and Paris for the latest events. Stay here at PokerNews for all the action.

Saturday, June 11, 2022 3:50 AM Local Time
Young Sik Eum Eliminated in 2nd Place ($203,949)

Young Sik Eum

Schultz limped the small blind and Young Sik Eum jammed for approximately 10,000,000. Schultz snapped and the cards were tabled.

Bryan Schultz:   
Young Sik Eum:   

The       board was smooth sailing for Schultz and he busted Eum in second place for $203,949.

A full recap will be available shortly.

Bryan Schultz53,260,00020,260,000
Young Sik Eum0-15,000,000
Saturday, June 11, 2022 3:14 AM Local Time
Eum Doubles

Bryan Schultz put Eum all-in preflop and the latter called.

Young Sik Eum:   
Bryan Schultz:   

      was a clean a board as Eum could hope for as he doubled.

Bryan Schultz33,000,000-13,000,000
Young Sik Eum15,000,0008,800,000
Saturday, June 11, 2022 3:06 AM Local Time
Schultz Chips Away

On a flop of    , Bryan Schultz bet 700,000, and Young Sik Eum called.

The turn paired the board with the  , and both players checked. On the   river, Eum bet 4,000,000, and after a couple of seconds, Schultz called.

Eum sheepishly showed    for a bluff, and Schultz tabled    for two-pair, winning the hand.

Bryan Schultz46,000,0008,000,000
Young Sik Eum6,200,000-6,800,000
Saturday, June 11, 2022 2:48 AM Local Time
Level 36 started
Level: 36
Blinds: 300,000/600,000
Ante: 600,000
Saturday, June 11, 2022 2:30 AM Local Time
Schultz and Eum Go On A 15 Minute Break

Play will resume around 02:42 local time.

Saturday, June 11, 2022 2:20 AM Local Time
Schultz Taking Control

Bryan Schultz

Young Sik Eum raised on the button, and Bryan Schultz called.

The flop came     and Schultz checked to Eum, who then bet 2,000,000 and Schultz called.

On the   turn, Schultz check-called again when Eum bet 6,000,000.

On the   river, both players checked.

Schultz then turned over    for top pair, leading to a muck from Eum, and swelled Schultz's stack to over 38,000,000

Bryan Schultz38,260,00014,760,000
Young Sik Eum15,000,000-17,000,000
Saturday, June 11, 2022 2:10 AM Local Time
Angela Jordison Eliminated in 3rd ($151,544)

Angela Jordison

Young Sik Eum shoved all in from the small blind, enough to cover Angela Jordison, who called and was the player at risk.

Angela Jordison:   
Young Sik Eum:   

     board was looking good for Jordison, but Eum spiked the   on the river to send the action heads-up. Jordison and her loud and fantastically supportive rail had to settle for $151,544.

Young Sik Eum32,000,00011,500,000
Angela Jordison0-11,500,000
Saturday, June 11, 2022 1:54 AM Local Time
Harry Rubin Eliminated in 4th Place ($113,532)

Harry Rubin

After an open of 800,000 from Bryan Schultz, Harry Rubin called from the small blind and Young Sik Eun folded his big blind.

The flop of     brought in a check from Rubin, who then called when Schultz bet 900,000.

When the   fell on the turn, Schultz bet 2,200,000 after Rubin checked again. This time Rubin jammed for approximately 5,500,000 and Schultz didn't take long to call.

Harry Rubin:   
Bryan Schultz:   

The   river didn't change a thing, and Rubin exited in 4th, good for $113,532.

Bryan Schultz23,500,0007,500,000
Harry Rubin0-6,500,000
Saturday, June 11, 2022 1:49 AM Local Time
Nick Palma Eliminated in 5th Place ($85,761)

Nick Palma

Bryan Schultz opened to 800,000 on the button and Young Sik Eum and Nick Palma called from the blinds.

The flop came out     and Eum led out for 1,200,000, but then Palma ripped it all in for 3,500,000, getting a fold from Schultz but a call from Eum.

Palma then proudly turned over    for top two pair as Eum turned over   .

"Top two versus a gutter!" Palma shouted at his rail, who was cheering him on.

But the   came on the turn, a true blow for Palma, who got his money in ahead.

The river   did not provide the full house Palma needed and he was eliminated in fifth place for $85,761.

Young Sik Eum20,500,0007,200,000
Nick Palma0-7,000,000
Saturday, June 11, 2022 1:34 AM Local Time
Eum Doubles Through Schultz

Young Sik Eum

Bryan Schultz jammed his button covering both small and big blinds. Young Sik Eum called in the big blind.

Young Sik Eum:   
Bryan Schultz:   

The board ran out       to double up Eum.

In the following hand, Eum made it 1,200,000 from the small blind and Angela Jordison called.

On the     flop, Eum shipped in his 10,150,000, and ultimately, Jordison folded.

Bryan Schultz16,000,000-3,500,000
Young Sik Eum13,300,0005,300,000
Harry Rubin6,500,000500,000
Saturday, June 11, 2022 1:26 AM Local Time
Palma Doubles Through Rubin

Nick Palma shoved for 3,000,000 from early position, and Harry Rubin called on the button.

Palma flipped over his    while Rubin tabled his   .

"Oh, you're way good, " Rubin admitted.

The flop came out     for just a little tease, but the turn   and river   secured Palma's victory for a big double.

Nick Palma7,000,000900,000
Harry Rubin6,000,000-1,500,000
Saturday, June 11, 2022 1:14 AM Local Time
Robert Hofer Eliminated in 6th Place ($65,326)

Robert Hofer

Robert Hofer jammed all in from the button and Bryan Schultz called. The big blind folded and they were off to the races.

Robert Hofer:   
Bryan Schultz:   

Schultz is running pure at the moment, and he hit his queen on the       run out and sent Hofer to the cage, good for $65,326.

Bryan Schultz19,500,0000
Robert Hofer0-3,100,000
Saturday, June 11, 2022 1:08 AM Local Time
Tony Dam Eliminated in 7th Place ($50,180)

Tony Dam

Bryan Shultz opened on the button, but Tony Dam jammed on him from the small blind for 3,500,000.

"Call!" said Shultz as he instantly slammed a stack of pink half-million chips into the pot.

Shultz confidently flipped over    while Dam turned over his   

Starting in the lead, the board of       ran out pure for Shultz and Dam was eliminated in seventh place for a nice payout of $50,180.

Bryan Schultz19,500,0004,150,000
Tony Dam0-3,575,000
Saturday, June 11, 2022 12:58 AM Local Time
Jordison Wakes Up With The Goods

Angela Jordison

With action folding to the small blind in Young Sik Eum, he jammed to put the big blind Angela Jordison all-in and she snap called flipping over none other than pocket rockets.

Angela Jordison:   
Young Sik Eum:   

Jordison doubled on the clean       board

Angela Jordison11,500,0008,500,000
Young Sik Eum8,000,000-5,500,000
Saturday, June 11, 2022 12:54 AM Local Time
Schultz Huge Double Through Rubin

Bryan Schultz

After Schultz opened for 600,000 on the button, Harry Rubin jammed after the small blind folded. Schultz called all-in and the dealer ran out the cards.

Bryan Schultz:   
Harry Rubin:   

      was clean enough for Schultz, who faded the three outs and doubled to 15,300,000.

Bryan Schultz15,350,0007,100,000
Harry Rubin7,500,000-8,850,000
Saturday, June 11, 2022 12:48 AM Local Time
Palma Doubles With River Magic

Nick Palma

Nick Palma jammed from the button for 2,900,000 and Robert Hofer called from the small blind. The big blind folded and cards were flipped.

Nick Palma:   
Robert Hofer:   

The       board ran out to river Palma a ten and double him up through Hofer.

Nick Palma6,100,0003,100,000
Robert Hofer3,100,000-3,600,000
Saturday, June 11, 2022 12:44 AM Local Time
Mike Holtz Eliminated in 8th Place ($38, 874)

Michael Holtz

Mike Holtz opened under the gun to 1,700,000 and was raised all in by Bryan Schultz.

"I need to get lucky guys", Holtz shouted to his rail as he threw his chips in.

Mike Holtz:   
Bryan Schultz:   

The board ran out       and Schultz held, eliminating Holtz in 8th place for $38,874.

Bryan Schultz8,250,0004,250,000
Michael Holtz0-2,800,000
Saturday, June 11, 2022 12:36 AM Local Time
Rubin Second Pair Calls Down

Harry Rubin

After Nick Palma opened to 625,000 from early position, Harry Rubin and Young Sik Eum called from the small and big blind, respectively.

When checked to, Palma continued on the     flop for 800,000. Rubin called, and Eum folded.

On the   turn, the action went check-check.

The   river was once again checked by Rubin, to which Palma decided to fire 1,500,000 chips. It didn't take too long for Rubin to call and table    and Palma mucked.

Harry Rubin16,350,0003,850,000
Nick Palma3,000,000-3,500,000
Saturday, June 11, 2022 12:23 AM Local Time
Level 33 started
Level: 33
Blinds: 150,000/300,000
Ante: 300,000