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

Sunday, June 05, 2022 to Sunday, June 05, 2022

Online Event #1: $5,300 No Limit Hold'em High Roller Freezeout

  • Buy-in: $5,300
  • Prizepool: $1,090,000
  • Entries: 218
  • Remaining: 1


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Monday, June 6, 2022 3:27 AM Local Time (about 22 days and 18 hours ago)
Norbert Szecsi Captures His 3rd Bracelet; Wins 2022 WSOP [Online] $5,300 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Freezeout

2022 WSOP Gold Bracelet

Norbert Szecsi took home the title and the hardware at the 2022 WSOP [Online] $5,300 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Freezeout. The field started with 218 entrants before being whittled down to just Szecsi.

This is Szecsi's third WSOP bracelet. He had previously won the 2018 WSOP Europe Event #6: €1,650 Mixed Pot-Limit Omaha/No-Limit Hold'em for a cash of €86,956 ($109,128) and the 2013 WSOP Event #42: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em for a cash of $345,037.

His win today earned him $288,850.

2022 WSOP [Online] $5,300 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Freezeout Final Table Results

1stNorbert "Balkan500" SzecsiHungary$288,850
2ndTony "Panoramic" DunstUnited States$168,950
3rdGreg "DustedYou" MersonUnited States$96,465
4th"qpoker205"United States$74,120
5thTaylor "galactar" PaurUnited States$63,220
6thPhil "HeyGuys" GalfondUnited States$52,320
7thMichael "mikejozoff" JozoffUnited States$39,240
8thAdam "PHsGoldShoes" HendrixUnited States$26,160

Final Table Action

The first half of the final table was eliminated early into proceedings. First to fall was Adam "PHsGoldShoes" Hendrix. Hendrix shoved with ace-jack suited against "qpoker205"'s pocket queens. After the board bricked, Hendrix was sent home in eighth place for a cash of $26,160. Michael "mikejozoff" Jozoff followed quickly behind in seventh, busting before action had been picked back up following Hendrix's elimination. Jozoff took a cash of $39,240.

Phil Galfond
Phil Galfond at an earlier event

Three-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil "HeyGuys" Galfond was next to the rail, in sixth place. Galfond moved in with ace-king offsuit against Greg "DustedYou" Merson's pocket queens. Neither over card hit, send Galfond to the rail for a cash of $52,320.

Taylor "galactar" Paur, owner of two WSOP bracelets, finished in fifth place. He moved in with ace-jack offsuit against "qpoker205" with ace-queen offsuit. The board provided no help, as Paur took home the fifth place prize of $63,220.

The final four at the table each hung around for a bit, before "qpoker205" was eliminated in fourth. With pocket jacks, they moved in against Merson who had pocket kings. The board failed to provide the help they needed, as they took home the fourth place prize of $74,120.

The last to fall before heads-up action was 2012 WSOP Main Event winner Merson. Merson moved all in with king-seven offsuit as the small stack. Both Szecsi and Tony "Panoramic" Dunst both called. After Szecsi bet the flop, Dunst got out of the way. Merson was in rough shape as Szecsi flipped over king-ten offsuit with no help having come on the flop. Neither the turn nor river would help him either, as Merson was knocked out in third, taking home $96,465.

Tony Dunst
Tony Dunst fell just short of the victory

The final player to fall was Dunst. Norbert Szecsi had been slowly increasing his chip lead for some time. After doubling up through and overtaking "qpoker205" for the chip lead, Szecsi had watched his stack grow from just north of 2,000,000 to over 4,300,000 entering the final hand of play.

Dunst moved all in with king-four offsuit. Szesci made the call with ace-two offsuit. Dunst may have had hope for a fleeting moment, as he paired his four on the flop, but any hope quickly faded when Szecsi paired his ace on the turn. After the brick on the river, Dunst had been eliminated in second place, good for a cash of $169,950.

Congratulations to Norbert Szecsi on winning his third career WSOP bracelet!

Monday, June 6, 2022 3:03 AM Local Time (about 22 days and 18 hours ago)
Dunst Eliminated in 2nd Place ($169,950)

Tony "Panoramic" Dunst wasted no time in moving all in as the small stack of 562,236. Norbert "Balkan500" Szecsi made the call with just under 5,000,000 behind. The players tabled their hands.

Tony "Panoramic" Dunst:   
Norbert "Balkan500" Szecsi:   

Dunst was behind, and if Szesci's hand held, the tournament would be over.

The     flop gave him some help as he paired his four.

The   flipped any momentum from the flop on its head, pairing Szecsi's ace.

The   river completed the board, securing the pot and bracelet for Szecsi

Norbert "Balkan500" Szecsi5,450,0001,505,236
Tony "Panoramic" Dunst0-1,295,236
Monday, June 6, 2022 2:46 AM Local Time (about 22 days and 18 hours ago)
Level 31 started
Level: 31
Blinds: 30,000/60,000
Ante: 6,000
Monday, June 6, 2022 2:44 AM Local Time (about 22 days and 18 hours ago)
Szecsi Hits on River to Add to Chip Lead

Norbert "Balkan500" Szecsi led for 100,000. Tony "Panoramic" Dunst raised to 400,000. Szecsi made the call.

After the     flop, Dunst continued for 200,000. Szecsi called.

Dunst checked the   turn. After Szecsi fired for 445,500, Dunst called.

Both players checked the   river before showing their hands.

Tony "Panoramic" Dunst:   
Norbert "Balkan500" Szecsi:   

Thanks to the queen on the river, Szecsi took down the huge pot, adding to his chip lead.

Norbert "Balkan500" Szecsi3,944,764437,550
Tony "Panoramic" Dunst1,295,236-647,550
Monday, June 6, 2022 2:22 AM Local Time (about 22 days and 19 hours ago)
Merson Eliminated in 3rd Place ($96,465)

Greg "DustedYou" Merson shoved all in, after having just been doubled up through by Tony "Panoramic" Dunst. Dunst and Norbert "Balkan500" Szecsi both called.

After the     flop, Szecsi fired another barrel and Dunst folded. With no action left, they flipped their hands.

Greg "DustedYou" Merson:   
Norbert "Balkan500" Szecsi:   

Merson was drawing thin and found no help on the   turn or   river, eliminating him in third place.

Norbert "Balkan500" Szecsi3,507,214370,196
Tony "Panoramic" Dunst1,942,7861,171,819
Greg "DustedYou" Merson0-1,542,015
Monday, June 6, 2022 2:07 AM Local Time (about 22 days and 19 hours ago)
Level 30 started
Level: 30
Blinds: 20,000/40,000
Ante: 4,000
Monday, June 6, 2022 1:59 AM Local Time (about 22 days and 19 hours ago)
"qpoker205" Eliminated in 4th place ($74,120)

Norbert "Balkan500" Szecsi led for 68,000. "qpoker205", now the small stack, moved all in for 507,511. Greg "DustedYou" Merson moved in behind him, with 966,504. After Szecsi got out of the way, the players showed their hands.

Greg "DustedYou" Merson:   

The       left both players with full houses, but with Merson's superior, "qpoker205" was sent to the rail in 4th place.

Norbert "Balkan500" Szecsi3,137,018987,780
Greg "DustedYou" Merson1,542,015200,311
Tony "Panoramic" Dunst770,967144,000
Monday, June 6, 2022 1:45 AM Local Time (about 22 days and 19 hours ago)
Level 29 started
Level: 29
Blinds: 17,000/34,000
Ante: 3,400
Monday, June 6, 2022 1:42 AM Local Time (about 22 days and 19 hours ago)
Szecsi Scoops Pot to Enter Chip Lead

"qpoker205" opened for 56,000, earning a call from Norbert "Balkan500" Szecsi.

Following the     flop, "qpoker205" fired for another 68,600, again getting a call from Szecsi.

The   turn prompted a third barrel of 205,800. Szecsi raised them to 548,800. This was too much for "qpoker205", who made the fold and gave the pot to Szecsi.

Norbert "Balkan500" Szecsi2,149,238711,000
Greg "DustedYou" Merson1,341,704380,600
Tony "Panoramic" Dunst626,967-164,800
Monday, June 6, 2022 1:22 AM Local Time (about 22 days and 20 hours ago)
Szecsi Doubles Up Against Chip Leader

After Norbert "Balkan500" Szecsi moved all in, chip leader "qpoker205" made the call, putting Szecsi at risk. Their hands read:

Norbert "Balkan500" Szecsi:   

Once the       board was dealt and both players hit their jack, Szecsi's superior kicker earned him the double up.

Norbert "Balkan500" Szecsi1,438,238646,894
Greg "DustedYou" Merson961,104112,000
Tony "Panoramic" Dunst791,76744,750
Monday, June 6, 2022 1:15 AM Local Time (about 22 days and 20 hours ago)
Szecsi Doubles Up with Full House Against Merson's Straight

Action was picked up with both players having just moved all in. With Norbert "Balkan500" Szecsi the at risk player against Greg "DustedYou" Merson, their hands were as follows.

Greg "DustedYou" Merson:   
Norbert "Balkan500" Szecsi:   

The       board gave Merson the straight on the turn, but gave Szecsi the full house on the river in order to double up.

Greg "DustedYou" Merson849,104328,552
Norbert "Balkan500" Szecsi791,344-81,600
Tony "Panoramic" Dunst747,017-124,800
Monday, June 6, 2022 1:09 AM Local Time (about 22 days and 20 hours ago)
"qpoker205" Moves All In on River to Take Pot

Norbert "Balkan500" Szecsi raised to 40,000 before "qpoker205" 3-bet him to 100,000. Greg "DustedYou" Merson put in the four-bet to 380,000. Szecsi found the fold while "qpoker205" made the call.

After the     flop, Merson continued for 212,000. "qpoker205" again called.

Merson opted to slow down and check the   turn, which "qpoker205" checked back.

Merson checked the   river, before "qpoker205", as the chip leader, moved all in. Merson, evidently unwilling to stake his tournament life on the hand, folded, awarding the pot of over 1,000,000 to "qpoker205".

Norbert "Balkan500" Szecsi872,944414,872
Tony "Panoramic" Dunst871,817-62,400
Greg "DustedYou" Merson520,552-1,148,472
Monday, June 6, 2022 12:57 AM Local Time (about 22 days and 20 hours ago)
Level 26 started
Level: 26
Blinds: 10,000/20,000
Ante: 2,000
Monday, June 6, 2022 12:57 AM Local Time (about 22 days and 20 hours ago)
Merson Doubles Up Through Dunst

"qpoker205" limped before Tony "Panoramic" Dunst raised to 90,000. Then, Greg "DustedYou" Merson moved all in. "qpoker205" moved out of the way before Dunst made the call. With Merson the at risk player, the players turned their hands over.

Greg "DustedYou" Merson:   
Tony "Panoramic" Dunst:   

Merson needed some help to survive, and he found that help on the     flop, giving him a set. The   turn and   river completed the board, securing the double up for Merson.

Greg "DustedYou" Merson1,669,024972,912
Tony "Panoramic" Dunst934,217-689,112
Norbert "Balkan500" Szecsi458,072-324,800
Monday, June 6, 2022 12:47 AM Local Time (about 22 days and 20 hours ago)
Paur Eliminated in 5th Place ($63,220)

Taylor "galactar" Paur moved all in from the small blind. "qpoker205", in the big blind, made the call while more than covering Paur. Their hands were flipped.

Taylor "galactar" Paur:   

The       left both players with three eights, but thanks to qpoker205's superior kicker, Paur was sent to the rail in fifth place.

Tony "Panoramic" Dunst1,623,329307,266
Norbert "Balkan500" Szecsi782,872-255,510
Greg "DustedYou" Merson696,112-104,000
Taylor "galactar" Paur0-713,376
Monday, June 6, 2022 12:43 AM Local Time (about 22 days and 20 hours ago)
Galfond Eliminated in 6th place ($52,320)

Phil "HeyGuys" Galfond, the short stack with less than 200,000, moved all in. Greg "DustedYou" Merson made the call, and their hands were revealed.

Phil "HeyGuys" Galfond:   
Greg "DustedYou" Merson:   

Merson was already ahead, and the       board improved his hand to a flush, sending Galfond out in sixth place.

Greg "DustedYou" Merson800,112525,464
Phil "HeyGuys" Galfond0-266,166
Monday, June 6, 2022 12:22 AM Local Time (about 22 days and 21 hours ago)
Hendrix Eliminated in 8th place ($26,160)

"qpoker205" fired 32,000 from the hijack. Adam "PHsGoldShoes" Hendrix moved all in on the button. After a call, Hendrix was the at risk player. They showed their hands.

Adam "PHsGoldShoes" Hendrix:   

The       board was of no help to Hendrix, who was eliminated in 8th place, taking home a prize of $26,160.

Adam "PHsGoldShoes" Hendrix0-223,884
Monday, June 6, 2022 12:16 AM Local Time (about 22 days and 21 hours ago)
Level 25 started
Level: 25
Blinds: 8,000/16,000
Ante: 1,600
Monday, June 6, 2022 12:10 AM Local Time (about 22 days and 21 hours ago)
"Malibu712" Eliminated in 10th place ($14,170)

Tony "Panoramic" Dunst, the chip leader, moved all in from the small blind. "Malibu712" made the call. The players tabled their hands.

Tony "Panoramic" Dunst:   

The       board gave Dunst a pair of twos, sending Malibu out in tenth place for $14,170.

Tony "Panoramic" Dunst1,316,063346,678
Monday, June 6, 2022 12:01 AM Local Time (about 22 days and 21 hours ago)
Remaining Chip Stacks At the Break
Norbert "Balkan500" Szecsi1,038,382185,644
Tony "Panoramic" Dunst969,385306,288
Taylor "galactar" Paur713,376187,082
Toby "DustPistons" Lewis538,732208,613
Phil "HeyGuys" Galfond266,166-112,000
Adam "PHsGoldShoes" Hendrix223,884-110,666
Michael "mikejozoff" Jozoff194,947-348,755