Event #24: $1,000 FLIP & GO No-Limit Hold'em

Event Info

Prijavnina $1,000
Nagradni sklad $1,182,810
Players 1,329

Informacije o trenutnem nivoju

Nivo 24
Slepe stave 250,000 / 500,000
Ante 500,000

Informacije o igralcih - Dan 2

Število preostalih igralcev 1
Vseh prijavljenih 27
Event #24: $1,000 FLIP & GO No-Limit Hold'em
Dan 2 končan

Christopher Chatman Flips to Win First WSOP Bracelet in Event #24: $1,000 Flip & Go

MattHansen • Nivo 24: 250,000-500,000, 500,000 ante
Christopher Chatman
Christopher Chatman

The 2022 World Series of Poker in its new home at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas has crowned a new champion as Christopher Chatman was the last player standing in Event #24: $1,000 Flip & Go. The Day 1 chip leader managed to close it out on the final day of play and he secured himself the gold bracelet as well as the first prize of $187,770 from the total prize pool $1,182,810 prize pool.

Day 1 started with the flip portion of the tournament where 8 players bought in to a one hand sit & go where players were given three cards and discarded one after the flop. The winner would secure a seat in the tournament stage where they'd already be in the money. The event attracted 1,329 entries and 157 made it to Stage 2 of the tournament.

Event #24: $1,000 Flip & Go Final Table Results

1Christopher ChatmanUnited States$187,770
2Rafi ElhararIsrael$116,050
3Tyler WillseUnited States$85,420
4Ian SteinmanUnited States$63,530
5Pete ChenTaiwan$47,760
6Austin ApicellaUnited States$36,290
7Zach CheatumUnited States$27,880
8Georgios SotiropoulosGreece$21,660
9Mike MatusowUnited States$17,010

Scott Seiver was not one of the 157 as the four-time WSOP bracelet winner fired 43 bullets and didn't win a single time. The field was staked with notables but many like David Peters, Jeff Gross, and Patrick Leonard didn't secure a bag.

Chatman was the clear chip leader at the end of Day 1 where he went into the day with 58 big blinds as play resumed at 12 p.m. local time with 27 left. He dominated throughout and was never far from the chip lead the whole day.

Winner's Reaction

"I'm a recreational player so I have a regular full time job so I just play about once a month. I play some tournaments and cash as well," Chatman said in his post-win interview with PokerNews. "It doesn't even seem like it's real."

Chatman is from North Virginia and said he'd been playing poker since high school but that he got more interested in it after Chris Moneymaker won the Main Event in 2003.

"Actually me and my buddy Jason have been coming out on and off for like a week during the series and playing for a few years," Chatman said.

One of the key hands Chatman played was when he checked back his set of deuces on the river.

"I thought straight after checking back that it was a horrible play. I knew that the guy of my left (Ian Steinman) was a tricky player and I thought he could have been trying to trap me with a set of sevens. There was also a wacky straight that got there as well, but in hindsight, it wasn't a good play on my part."

Chatman also also quick to mention the support he had back home.

"My friend Jason has been sending my wife updates. I'm also texting a handful of people and telling them to go on the PokerNews website. It's super exciting, I wish I didn't have to go home tomorrow."

Recap of the Day

Play resumed at 12 p.m. and players quickly dropped from the field include British player Harry Lodge and bracelet winner Galen Hall, who came into the day as one of the chip leaders. Players were eliminated until a stacked final table was reached which included bracelet winners Mike Matusow, Georgios Sotiropoulos, Pete Chen, and Steinman.

Matusow was the first to go as he was the short stack coming into the final table. Greek player Sotiropoulos quickly followed along with Zach Cheatum as the field thinned. Meanwhile, Austin Apicella was eliminated in sixth as he couldn't get anything going on the final table. Apicella was soon followed to the rail by Chen as the final table entered the endgame.

Going into three handed play Chatman was the chip leader but the stacks soon leveled out as Rafi Elharar doubled with ace-five against Chatman's jack-five in a blind vs blind all-in. This left Chatman, Elharar and Tyler Willse equal on chips.

However, Chatman was still able to close it out eliminating Willse in a brutal flip as the board paired for Chatman's ace-king to beat Willse's pocket threes.

The heads-up battle was a short affair as Chatman continued to bully the table by aggressively stealing the blinds by moving all in as Elharar's stack dwindled to around 10 big blinds.

There was little drama in the final hand where Chatman moved all in with ace-king and was called by Elharar with king-six. The board ran clean for Chatman giving Chatman the win and securing himself the bracelet as we defeated the stacked field to emerge victorious.

Congratulations to Christopher Chatman for winning his first WSOP bracelet in Event #24: $1,000 Flip & Go!

Be sure to keep it with the PokerNews team all summer long for coverage of your favorite tournaments at the 2022 World Series of Poker.

Oznake: Austin ApicellaChris MoneymakerChristopher ChatmanDavid PetersGalen HallGeorgios SotiropoulosHarry LodgeIan SteinmanJeff GrossMike MatusowPatrick LeonardPete ChenRafi ElhararScott SeiverTyler WillseZach Cheatum

Golden Nugget to Host $1,100 Buy-In, $1,000,000 GTD PokerNews Cup June 24-28

Chad_Holloway • Nivo 24: 250,000-500,000, 500,000 ante
PokerNews Cup Golden Nugget
PokerNews Cup Golden Nugget

This summer, Golden Nugget Las Vegas will play host to the 14th Annual Grand Poker Series, which features 81 events and offers over $3 million in guaranteed prize money from May 31-July 3. One of those events is the $1,100 buy-in, $1,000,000 Guaranteed PokerNews Cup that will run from June 24-28.

The tournament will feature three starting flights beginning with Day 1a at 11 a.m. PT on Friday, June 24. Days 1b and 1c will take place at the same time on Saturday, June 25, and Sunday, June 26 respectively. The surviving players from each flight will return at Noon on Monday, June 27 to play down to the final table, which will play out at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28.

PokerNews will be on-site throughout the duration to offer live updates, videos, social media content, and more.

Find out all about this can't-miss event!

Rafi Elharar Eliminated in 2nd Place ($116,050)

• Nivo 24: 250,000-500,000, 500,000 ante
Rafi Elharar
Rafi Elharar

Christopher Chatman shoved all in from the small blind, and short-stacked Rafi Elharar called from the big blind, putting himself at risk.

Rafi Elharar: {k-Spades}{6-Clubs}
Christopher Chatman: {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds}

The board ran out {5-Clubs}{9-Spades}{k-Clubs}{2-Clubs} which gave Elharar some hope with a flush draw, but it was not to be as the {j-Hearts} came on the river.

Rafi Elharar was eliminated in second place with a payout of $116,050.

Christopher Chatman us
Christopher Chatman
us 25,120,000 4,620,000
Rafi Elharar il
Rafi Elharar
il Izpadel

Oznake: Christopher ChatmanRafi Elharar

Slepe stave:

Chatman Retakes Control

lewispowell2000 • Nivo 23: 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante

Christopher Chatman raised from the small blind/button to 800,000. Rafi Elharar called in the big blind.

The flop came {9-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} and it went check-check.

The turn was the {q-Diamonds} and Elharar bet 900,000. Chatman called.

The {j-Hearts} was the river and Elharar continued the aggression by betting 1,200,000. Chatman verbally announced the call and Elharar showed {q-Spades}{6-Spades} for two pair. However Elharar was out kicked as Chatman turned over {a-Spades}{q-Clubs} to take a dominant lead in the heads-up matchup.

Christopher Chatman us
Christopher Chatman
us 20,500,000 6,500,000
Rafi Elharar il
Rafi Elharar
il 4,650,000 -6,350,000

Oznake: Christopher ChatmanRafi Elharar

Elharar Chips Up with Trips

lewispowell2000 • Nivo 23: 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante

Christopher Chatman raised from the small blind/button to 800,000 and was called by Rafi Elharar in the big blind.

The flop came {a-Spades}{q-Clubs}{2-Clubs} and Elharar check-called Chatman's 500,000 bet.

The turn was the {a-Hearts} and action checked through.

The river was the {8-Clubs} and Elharar bet 1,200,000. Chatman called and Elharar showed {a-Diamonds}{4-Spades} for trips.

Christopher Chatman us
Christopher Chatman
us 14,000,000 2,000,000
Rafi Elharar il
Rafi Elharar
il 11,000,000 2,300,000

Oznake: Christopher ChatmanRafi Elharar

Tyler Willse Eliminated in 3rd Place ($85,420)

• Nivo 23: 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante
Tyler Willse
Tyler Willse

Tyler Willse raised to 800,000, then was three-bet to 2,000,000 by Christopher Chatman. Willse then responded by moving all in, and Chatman called, barely covering, putting Willse at risk.

Tyler Willse: {3-Hearts}{3-Clubs}
Christopher Chatman: {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds}

The board ran out {7-Spades}{4-Clubs}{j-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{4-Spades} which meant Willse's pair was counterfeit and was left with three-high while Chatman won with ace-high.

Tyler Willse was eliminated in 3rd place with a payout of $85,420.

Christopher Chatman us
Christopher Chatman
us 12,000,000 3,050,000
Tyler Willse us
Tyler Willse
us Izpadel

Oznake: Christopher ChatmanTyler Willse

Elharar Doubles Through Chatman

lewispowell2000 • Nivo 23: 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante

It folded to Christopher Chatman in the small blind who moved all in covering his opponent. Rafi Elharar was in the big blind and made the call.

Rafi Elharar: {a-Spades}{5-Spades}
Christopher Chatman: {j-Hearts}{5-Hearts}

The board came {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} giving Elharar the double up and flattening out the chip stacks.

Christopher Chatman us
Christopher Chatman
us 8,950,000 -1,650,000
Rafi Elharar il
Rafi Elharar
il 8,700,000 4,700,000
Tyler Willse us
Tyler Willse
us 8,000,000 -1,400,000

Oznake: Christopher ChatmanRafi Elharar