Championship: Pavel Plesuv Has 13 to 1 Chip Lead

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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

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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

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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

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

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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)

Championship: Marius Gierse – 4th Place ($179,710)

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Marius Gierse

Jim Gilbert opened to 250,000 from under the gun and Pavel Plesuv called from the button. Marius Gierse moved all in for 4,950,000 from the big blind to get a fold from Gilbert and called from Plesuv.

Gierse: AcQc
Plesuv: 9h9d

It was a race that Gierse needed to win to stay in the Championship but the board ran all low 7c6s3d3s6d to send him out in fourth place.

The hand pushed Plesuv further into the lead with a two-to-one advantage over the other two combined.

Seat 2: Jim Gilbert – 6,575,000 (53 bb)
Seat 3: Pavel Plesuv – 24,375,000 (195 bb)
Seat 4: Jeremy Joseph – 4,975,000 (40 bb)
Marius Gierse – Eliminated in 4th place ($179,710)