Sunday, June 19, 2022 1:53 AM Local Time (about 13 days and 17 hours ago)
Justin Pechie Wins Event #34: $1,500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em for $364,899 and Second Bracelet
An action-packed Day 3 of the 2022 World Series of Poker Event #34: $1,500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em has come to an end with Justin Pechie taking home his second WSOP bracelet.
A total of 1,774 players started the tournament creating a total prize pool of $2,368,290, and there were just ten remaining at the start of Day 3 to battle it out for the lion's share of the prize money and the coveted gold bracelet.
Pechie was the chosen one that the stars and cards aligned for to take home the top prize of $364,899. He also added a second gold bracelet to his collection, with his first one being from 2011 in Event #41: $1,500 Limit Hold'em Shootout.
Event # 34: $1,500 Freezeout No Limit Hold'em Final Table Results
|1||Justin Pechie||United States||$365,899|
|4||Kenny Robbins||United States||$121,224|
|5||Steve Zolotow||United States||$90,306|
|6||David Dibernardi||United States||$68,002|
|8||Jeremy Wien||United States||$39,843|
|9||Dwayne Sullivan||United States||$31,009|
When talking to PokerNews about how his win felt, Pechie said, "I haven't really processed it. I never really looked at the amounts or payouts; I just came in and played how I felt I should play, and now it's kind of sinking in."
Pechie started the third day in chips but steadily climbed to the top. He was hovering around second in chips for most of the day before taking the lead shortly after Level 34 with five players remaining. He was then back and forth with France's Maxime Parys throughout the next two levels before he caught a double up off Parys and had nearly three-quarters of the chips in play for a dominating lead that carried him to victory.
Final Day Recap
Ten players started the final day with Orson Young getting eliminated shortly after play began in Level 28, but there was not another one until two hours later when a double elimination occurred, and Pechie took out Dwayne Sullivan and former bracelet winner, Jeremy Wien.
The next elimination was France's Michel Leibgorin who was taken out by David Dibernardi. The French brigade was out in full force at the rail, cheering on the three players from France who were sitting at the final table and with one down, they only had two left.
Dibernardi chipped up from taking out Leibgorin was it was short lived and he was the next one out. Soon after, fan favourite and poker legend Steve Zolotow fell victim to Pechie and received applause as he left the table.
Kenny Robbins was the next to go, and then there were three. Pechie versus the two Frenchman, and he did not back down, getting a huge dent out of the stack of Maxime Parys and acquiring 70% of the chips in play.
Parys was knocked out by fellow Frenchman, Samuel Bifarella, which took it down to the final two.
Pechie and Bifarella then battled back and forth, with Pechie never really relinquishing his enormous chip lead. It all ended when Bifarella, with king-deuce, was all in on the flop and Pechie snap-called with five-six for two pair. Bifarella had 19 outs to hit on the river but missed them all, ending the long 3-day battle to be crowned champion.
This concludes PokerNews' coverage of the event, but there is still plenty more to come from the 2022 WSOP, so be sure to keep it locked in.
Saturday, June 18, 2022 11:55 PM Local Time (about 13 days and 19 hours ago)
Samuel Bifarella Eliminated in 2nd Place ($225,506)
Justin Pechie called from the button and Samuel Bifarella checked.
The flop came and Pechie bet 1,300,000 into the 1,800,000 pot. Bifarella shoved all in and Pechie snap-called.
Pechie flopped top two while Bifarella had the king-high flush draw in addition to a gutshot straight draw.
Bifarella picked up even more outs on the turn, giving the Frenchman 19 outs to hit on the river.
The river brought the , eliminating Bifarella and giving Pechie the gold bracelet.
|Justin Pechie||43,225,000||10,525,000 |
|Samuel Bifarella||0||-11,525,000 |
Saturday, June 18, 2022 11:42 PM Local Time (about 13 days and 19 hours ago)
Bifarella on the Comeback Trail
Samuel Bifarella called on the button with and Justin Pechie checked his .
The flop came and despite both players getting a piece, they both tapped the table.
On the turn, Pechie bet 700,000, which was quickly called.
The river brought the and Pechie checked over to the Frenchman, who put out a bet of 2,200,000.
Unfortunately for Bifarella, Pechie made a key laydown.
|Justin Pechie||32,700,000||-1,900,000 |
|Samuel Bifarella||11,525,000||1,900,000 |
Saturday, June 18, 2022 11:37 PM Local Time (about 13 days and 19 hours ago)
Pechie Takes Another one
Justin Pechie called to see the flop with and Samuel Bifarella checked his option on the big blind with .
The flop came down and Bifarella check-raised Pechie's 600,000 bet to 2,050,000 which sent Pechie into the tank. Pechie then decided to move all in and Bifarella tossed his cards straight into the muck.
|Justin Pechie||34,600,000||1,400,000 |
|Samuel Bifarella||9,625,000||-1,400,000 |
Saturday, June 18, 2022 11:35 PM Local Time (about 13 days and 19 hours ago)
Level 36 started
Saturday, June 18, 2022 11:31 PM Local Time (about 13 days and 19 hours ago)
Bifarella Makes Well-Timed Laydown
Justin Pechie called his and Samuel Bifarella checked his .
On the and Pechie continued for 725,000. Bifarella called with top pair.
Pechie turned two pair with the and fired again, this time for 2,400,000. Bifarella called once again.
The on the river gave Pechie a full house while solving kicker problems for Bifarella. Pechie opted to put Bifarella all-in, effectively an 11,000,000 bet into a 8,075,000 chip pot.
Bifarella would go into the tank for several minutes before correctly clicking the fold button.
|Justin Pechie||33,200,000||5,325,000 |
|Samuel Bifarella||11,025,000||-5,325,000 |
Saturday, June 18, 2022 11:25 PM Local Time (about 13 days and 19 hours ago)
Bifarella Closes the Gap, Doesn't Get Paid with Trips
Justin Pechie called with and Samuel Bifarella checked with .
The flop came giving Bifarella trip twos against Pechie's top pair. Pechie bet 500,000 and Bifarella called.
On the turn, both players would see a free card.
On the river, Bifarella put out a bet of 1,700,000 but Pechie would put his cards into the muck.
|Justin Pechie||27,875,000||-2,700,000 |
|Samuel Bifarella||16,350,000||2,700,000 |
Saturday, June 18, 2022 11:19 PM Local Time (about 13 days and 19 hours ago)
Bifarella Outkicks Pechie
Samuel Bifarella called with and Justin Pechie checked.
The flop came and both players tapped the table. Both players checked the turn as well.
On the river, Pechie put out a bet of 2,000,000 and Bifarella swiftly called with the better kicker.
|Justin Pechie||30,575,000||-2,600,000 |
|Samuel Bifarella||13,650,000||2,600,000 |
Saturday, June 18, 2022 11:13 PM Local Time (about 13 days and 20 hours ago)
Pechie Has Three-to-One Advantage Following Turned Straight
Samuel Bifarella called with and Justin Pechie checked with .
The flop came and Bifarella took a stab for 500,000. Pechie called with his straight call.
The gave Pechie the straight and both players checked.
On the river, Pechie bet 650,000 and, with the nut low, Bifarella folded.
Pechie has been running pure early on in heads-up play and has won each and every pot so far.
|Justin Pechie||33,175,000||2,000,000 |
|Samuel Bifarella||11,050,000||-2,000,000 |
Saturday, June 18, 2022 11:07 PM Local Time (about 13 days and 20 hours ago)
The bracelet is now on the table and the two players are playing heads up.
Justin Pechie is looking for his second WSOP bracelet while Bifarella is hoping to win it in his very first WSOP cash.
|Justin Pechie||31,175,000||0 |
|Samuel Bifarella||13,050,000||0 |
Saturday, June 18, 2022 10:55 PM Local Time (about 13 days and 20 hours ago)
With 22 minutes left in the level, the two remaining players are taking a break in order to prepare for heads-up play.
The players will come back with the bracelet on the table.
Saturday, June 18, 2022 10:50 PM Local Time (about 13 days and 20 hours ago)
Maxime Parys Eliminated in 3rd Place ($164,469)
On the button, Maxime Parys moved all in for 3,00,000 and Samuel Bifarella went over the top all in for 9,050,000. Justin Pechie folded and then the two Frenchmen were left to battle it out.
The board ran out and Parys was ahead until the case king hit on the river and sent him to the rail, finishing third in the tournament.
|Justin Pechie||31,175,000||-1,000,000 |
|Samuel Bifarella||13,050,000||4,000,000 |
|Maxime Parys||0||-3,000,000 |
Saturday, June 18, 2022 10:42 PM Local Time (about 13 days and 20 hours ago)
Pechie Opts Against Calling Off with Sixes vs. Bifarella's Suited King-Jack
Second-placed Samuel Bifarella moved all in for 9,050,000 and chip leader Justin Pechie went into the tank for nearly four minutes.
Maxime Parys anxiously awaited Pechie's decision, one that could have given him a ladder of over $61,000 if Pechie won.
Eventually, Pechie tossed his cards into the muck.
|Justin Pechie||32,175,000||3,500,000 |
|Samuel Bifarella||9,050,000||-3,250,000 |
|Maxime Parys||3,000,000||-1,250,000 |
Saturday, June 18, 2022 10:40 PM Local Time (about 13 days and 20 hours ago)
Parys Stays Alive With a Double Up
Justin Pechie raised to 1,000,000 on the button and Maxime Parys jammed the rest of his chips in to try for the double up after a monster loss to Pechie just a few hands earlier.
The flop ran out giving both top pair but the turn and river did not help Pechie for a second pair or a chop and Parys got his double up.
|Justin Pechie||28,675,000||-1,625,000 |
|Maxime Parys||4,250,000||2,625,000 |
Saturday, June 18, 2022 10:28 PM Local Time (about 13 days and 20 hours ago)
Pechie Doubles Up to Over 30 Million, Parys on Fumes
Justin Pechie called from the small blind and Maxime Parys checked.
The flop came and Pechie bet 650,000. Parys raised to 2,000,000 and Pechie called.
With 5,500,000 in the middle, the turn came the and Pechie checked it over to Parys after about 30 seconds. Parys bet 3,000,000 and Pechie shoved for his remaining 12,400,000. Parys puffed out his cheeks upon the all-in and eventually called, leaving just 1,625,000 behind.
Pechie had the nut straight against Parys' flopped two pair.
With 30,300,000 in the pot and Parys drawing to just four outs, the all-important river came the to give Pechie a massive chip lead.
Parys, meanwhile, was left with just a little over three blinds.
|Justin Pechie||30,300,000||11,950,000 |
|Samuel Bifarella||12,300,000||3,250,000 |
|Maxime Parys||1,625,000||-14,000,000 |
Saturday, June 18, 2022 10:16 PM Local Time (about 13 days and 20 hours ago)
Level 35 started
Saturday, June 18, 2022 10:11 PM Local Time (about 13 days and 21 hours ago)
Parys Back in the Chip Lead
Justin Pechie opened for 900,000 from the button with and Maxime Parys three-bet from the small blind to 3,200,000 with .
Pechie folded and Parys went back into the lead.
Saturday, June 18, 2022 10:09 PM Local Time (about 13 days and 21 hours ago)
Kenny Robbins Eliminated in 4th Place ($121,224)
Kenny Robbins raised all in from the small blind for 1,650,000 and got an instant call from Maxime Parys in the big blind.
Robbins flopped a gutshot straight draw with the flop. The turn was not the card he was hoping for and neither was the that came on the river, which gave Parys top pair and the win and sent him out of the tournament in fourth place.
|Maxime Parys||15,625,000||1,250,000 |
|Kenny Robbins||0||-2,450,000 |
Saturday, June 18, 2022 9:52 PM Local Time (about 13 days and 21 hours ago)
Parys Takes Down Another Pot
Samuel Bifarella opened from the cutoff with for 900,000 and Justin Pechie called from the button with . Maxime Parys also called with his from the big blind.
The flop came giving Parys the lead. Everyone checked.
The turn gave Bifarella a straight draw. Parys bet his top pair to the tune of 1.025,000. Both players folded and Parys further cut into Pechie's advantage.
|Justin Pechie||18,350,000||-900,000 |
|Maxime Parys||14,375,000||2,000,000 |
|Samuel Bifarella||9,050,000||-900,000 |
|Kenny Robbins||2,450,000||-200,000 |
Saturday, June 18, 2022 9:46 PM Local Time (about 13 days and 21 hours ago)
Steve Zolotow Eliminated in 5th Place ($90,306)
Steve Zolotow moved all- n from the small blind for his final 3,150,000 chips and Justin Pechie called.
The flop came to give Pechie a huge advantage.
Zolotow put his jacket on when the appeared on the turn.
The eliminated the legendary Zolotow and extended Pechie's chip lead.
|Justin Pechie||19,250,000||3,950,000 |
|Maxime Parys||12,375,000||0 |
|Samuel Bifarella||9,950,000||800,000 |
|Kenny Robbins||2,650,000||-800,000 |
|Steve Zolotow||0||-3,950,000 |