Another $580,871 was paid out on Christmas Freeze Day 9, taking the total prize money awarded to $7,463,453 with 62 freezeout tournaments still to play. Team partypoker’s Monika “HeyMonia” Zukowicz navigated her way to a final table, but which one? Let’s find out.

Christmas Freeze: The Story So Far

  • Events completed: 139
  • Events remaining: 62
  • Prize money awarded: $7,463,453

Christmas Freeze Day 9 Recap

Christmas Freeze #31-HR: $100K Gtd PKO 6-Max

  • Buy-in: $530
  • Entrants: 175
  • Prize pool: $100,000
  • Place paid: 24

Christmas Freeze #31-HR: $100K Gtd PKO 6-Max attracted a field of 175 players who each paid $530 for the chance to become a Christmas Freeze champion. Only one player can achieve that goal and that player was none other than “strangejelly” of Bangladesh.

We don’t get many poker players hailing from Bangladesh but strangejelly is one of them and they walked away with $13,465 from the main prize pool plus an additional $12,263 worth of bounty payments.

The runner-up in this event was “Sochipega_88” from Ukraine who had to make do with the $8,650 consolation prize plus $2,936 worth of bounties.

Place Player Country Prize Bounties
1 strangejelly Bangladesh $13,465 $12,263
2 Sochipega_88 Ukraine $8,650 $2,936
3 fr0zZy Russia $6,082 $2,707
4 NoisiaRadio Austria $4,406 $1,870
5 benderbei1 Belarus $2,162 $2,223
6 adolfnitler.ftw Netherlands $2,373 $1,246

Christmas Freeze #31-H: $100K Gtd PKO 6-Max

  • Buy-in: $109
  • Entrants: 839
  • Prize pool: $100,000
  • Place paid: 108

Monika “HeyMonia” Zukowicz looked set to take down the $109 buy-in Christmas Freeze #31-H: $100K Gtd PKO 6-Max event but unfortunately ran out of steam at the final table and had to make do with a sixth-place finish.

This sixth-place netted Zukowicz $1,640 from the main prize pool plus $1,071 worth of bounties, a solid result in the eyes of anyone. It was “ZuPati” of Austria who was the star player in the Christmas Freeze Day 9 tournament, topping a field of 839 entrants to get their hands on a score worth a combined $15,274.

Place Player Country Prize Bounties
1 ZuPati Austria $9,298 $5,976
2 SinGlutenNoGMO Russia $6,849 $2,081
3 aces_up8216 Japan $5,195 $982
4 rosyrosy22 Malta $3,555 $1,139
5 Niklas3274 Russia $2,461 $1,139
6 HeyMonia Malta $1,640 $1,071

Christmas Freeze #33-HR: $100K Gtd PKO Fast 6-Max

  • Buy-in: $1,050
  • Entrants: 89
  • Prize pool: $100,000
  • Place paid: 12

The biggest cash haul on Christmas Freeze Day 9 was the $31,062 that Russia’s “aLiNeNok1617” walked away with after winning the Christmas Freeze #33-HR: $100K Gtd PKO Fast 6-Max event.

The Russian ended the tournament early by striking a deal with fellow Russia resident “PhileasFogg”, the world’s number one ranked online poker tournament player. PhileasFogg scooped $12,743 for their second-place finish, a prize then boosted by $3,380 from the bounty prize pool.

Place Player Country Prize Bounties
1 aLiNeNok1617 Russia $14,535 $14,527
2 PhileasFogg Russia $12,743 $3,380
3 PokerG1rl69 Finland $6,446 $2,730
4 Specter_Litt United Kingdom $4,700 $3,965
5 TullaMoreFan12 Ireland $3,357 $2,502
6 Rickydb77 Canada $2,283 $0

Christmas Freeze Day 10 Schedule

Another 15 Christmas Freeze events are planned for Day 10. These 15 events have combined guarantees weighing in at an $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 #34-H: $50K Gtd $215
18:00 Christmas Freeze #34-M: $30K Gtd $55
18:00 Christmas Freeze #34-L: $5K Gtd $5.50
19:00 Christmas Freeze #35-HR: $100K Gtd PKO $530
19:00 Christmas Freeze #35-H: $100K Gtd PKO $109
19:00 Christmas Freeze #35-M: $50K Gtd PKO $33
19:00 Christmas Freeze #35-L: $30K Gtd PKO $11
19:00 Christmas Freeze #35-Mi: $10K Gtd PKO $3.30
20:30 Christmas Freeze #35A-H: $5K Gtd PLO, 6-Max PKO $109
20:30 Christmas Freeze #35A-M: $2.5K Gtd PLO, 6-Max PKO $22
20:30 Christmas Freeze #35A-L: $750 Gtd PLO 6-Max PKO $5.50
21:00 Christmas Freeze #36-HR: $100K Gtd PKO 6-Max Fast $1,050
21:00 Christmas Freeze #36-H: $50K Gtd PKO 6-Max Fast $215
21:00 Christmas Freeze #36-M: $30K Gtd PKO 6-Max Fast $55
21:00 Christmas Freeze #36-L: $7.5K Gtd PKO 6-Max Fast $5.50

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