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.

Place Player Country Prize Bounties
1 andstar555 Russia $27,360 $19,989
2 Sponix92 United Kingdom $19,473 $9,944
3 Stucold92 United Kingdom $13,204 $3,273
4 Fish2050 Sri Lanka $9,090 $3,367
5 DBerglin Sweden $6,357 $2,608
6 MateuszH1989 Poland $4,619 $7,391
7 sluvtanuuv Sweden $3,327 $3,551
8 untaktik Austria $2,361 $2,723

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.

Place Player Country Prize Bounties
1 z-boooo Malta $22,326 $10,922
2 ACHSO8000 Germany $15,734 $1,490
3 BateBicoPLZ Brazil $10,159 $5,462
4 nevak Canada $6,751 $1,036
5 ruybaromeu Brazil $4,739 $1,276
6 IPayYourRent Netherlands $3,261 $1,267
7 Oddy772 Russia $2,240 $1,159
8 WhoDatt. Macedonia $1,437 $1,511

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.

Place Player Country Prize
1 rafaelmoraesgm Brazil $40,780
2 blackaces93 Poland $29,600
3 LLinusLLoses Dominican Republic $21,100
4 Gl4diat0r Germany $15,600
5 psycoelios Switzerland $11,000
6 RajonRando Canada $8,400
7 pokers59 United Kingdom $6,200
8 smir9david Germany $4,600

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!

Time (CET) Event Buy-in
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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