2018 RRPO Live Updates

Championship: Pavel Plesuv Takes One

$3,500 WPT RRPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | WPT Live Stream
Level 34: 150,000/300,000 with a 300,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 898

Pavel Plesuv raised to 600,000 and Jim Gilbert called.

The flop came As10c9h, Gilbert checked, and Plesuv bet 500,000. Gilbert called.

The turn brought the Qd, Gilbert checked again and Plesuv put out a bet of 1,800,000. Gilbert let it go.

Pavel Plesuv – 28,675,000 (96 bb)
Jim Gilbert – 7,250,000 (24 bb)

Event 15: In the Money

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 18: 5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 BB ante
Players Remaining: 81 of 1,297

The tournament staff instructed the dealers to ‘finish the hand they were dealing and to hold up’ with the impending hand-for-hand action about to start with 82 players remaining.

During that final hand being dealt, the field lost another player and there was no need for hand-for-hand play. There are now 81 players remaining and all of whom are in the money and guaranteed a payout of at least $389.

Event 15: Tri Nguyen Chipping Up as Bubble Nears

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 18: 4,000/8,000 with a 8,000 BB ante
Players Remaining: 84 of 1,297

Tri Nguyen

Tri Nguyen raised to 18,000 from the cutoff and the player in the big blind moved all in for 77,000. Nguyen called and the cards were tabled.

Nguyen showed Kh8h and was dominated by the big blind’s KsJd.

The flop was 8d7d6h, however, and Nguyen moved into the lead after spiking a three-outer on the flop. The turn was the 4d, giving the big blind some chop outs, but the Tc on the river sent the pot to Nguyen and eliminated the big blind.

Nguyen won the pot and is chipping up nicely as they are just a few eliminations away from being in the money.

Tri Nguyen – 455,000

Championship: Jim Gilbert Doubles Again

$3,500 WPT RRPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | WPT Live Stream
Level 33: 125,000/250,000 with a 250,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 898

Jim Gilbert

Pavel Plesuv shoved and Jim Gilbert quickly called all in for 3,750,000.

Gilbert tabled QdQh and was in great shape against Plesuv’s 3d3s.

The board ran out 7h6h2d2c4h and Gilberts pocket queens held to score another double up.

Jim Gilbert – 7,750,000 (31 bb)
Pavel Plesuv – 28,175,000 (141 bb)

Championship: Jim Gilbert Scores a Double

$3,500 WPT RRPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | WPT Live Stream
Level 32: 100,000/200,000 with a 200,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 898

Jim Gilbert

Pavel Plesuv shoved and Jim Gilbert called all in for 2,775,000. Gilbert turned over Ah4d and needed to hold against Plesuv’s Jd9s.

The board ran out Kd4h2s8c10s and Gilbert wound up with a pair of fours to avoid elimination.

Jim Gilbert – 5,750,000 (30 bb)
Pavel Plesuv – 30,175,000 (151 bb)

Championship: Pavel Plesuv Has 13 to 1 Chip Lead

$3,500 WPT RRPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | WPT Live Stream
Level 32: 100,000/200,000 with a 200,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 898

Pavel Plesuv

Pavel Plesuv completed the small blind and Jim Gilbert checked his option in the big blind.

Both players checked the 10c4c3d flop. The turn brought the Qs, Gilbert checked, and Plesuv bet 400,000. Gilbert called.

The river was the 3s, Gilbert checked and Plesuv bet 1,500,000. Gilbert called.

Plesuv tabled 6d3h for trip threes and Gilbert mucked.

Pavel Plesuv – 33,350,000 (167 bb)
Jim Gilbert – 2,575,000 (13 bb)

Championship: Jim Gilbert Gaining Traction

$3,500 WPT RRPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | WPT Live Stream
Level 31: 75,000/150,000 with a 150,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 898

Jim Gilbert

Pavel Plesuv opened to 400,000 and Jim Gilbert called.

Both players checked the QsJh5c flop as well as the 10h on the turn.

The river brought the 4h, and Gilbert bet 750,000. Plesuv thought a while then called with 5d4h. Plesuv mucked and Gilbert took the pot.

Jim Gilbert – 7,575,000 (51 bb)
Pavel Plesuv – 28,350,000 (189 bb)

Championship: Heads-Up Counts

$3,500 WPT RRPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | WPT Live Stream
Level 31: 75,000/150,000 with a 150,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 898

Heads-up play is underway to determine the 2017 WPT RRPO Champion. Pavel Plesuv holds nearly a six-to-one advantage but Gilbert has enough chips to play back.

They will play 30-minute levels under we have a winner.

Seat 2: Jim Gilbert – 5,225,000 (35 bb)
Seat 3: Pavel Plesuv – 30,700,000 (205 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $504,820
2nd: $326,565

Event 15: Alejandro Armas Scores a Knockout

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 17: 3,000/6,000 with a 6,000 BB ante
Players Remaining: 117 of 1,297

On a flop of Qh9c2s, Alejandro Armas checked from the big blind and the player in the hijack bet 40,000. Armas check-raised all in and the hijack mulled it over for about a minute before calling.

The hijack was all in for about 105,000 and showed 6c6s. He was in bad shape against Armas’ QdJh.

He needed a six to stay alive, but the 8c on the turn and the Ac on the river sent the pot to Armas and eliminated the hijack.

Alejandro Armas – 251,000

Championship: Jeremy Joseph – 3rd Place ($240,945)

$3,500 WPT RRPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | WPT Live Stream
Level 30: 75,000/125,000 with a 125,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 898

Jeremy Joseph

On the last hand before break, Pavel Plesuv opened to 400,000 from the small blind and Jeremy Joseph called in the big blind to the Th7c6s flop. Plesuv bet 550,000 and Joseph called before the 3h turn.

Plesuv bet 1,300,000 and Joseph raised to 3,500,000. Plesuv put Joseph all in for his last 6,050,000 and he called.

Plesuv: KdKs
Joseph: Qh9h

Plesuv was ahead with the monster and Joseph needed a heart or eight to double up. The river was Ac and Joseph was eliminated in third place to set up the heads-up battle for the title.

The final table went on break before returning to 30-minute levels.

Pavel Plesuv – 30,700,000 (246 bb)
Jeremy Joseph – Eliminated in 3rd place ($240,945)