All posts by BJ Nemeth

Championship Day 1A: Jake Daniels Doubles Thru Patrick White

$3,500 WPT LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 10:  1,000/2,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining:  260 of 893

Jake Daniels Doubles Thru Patrick White
Jake Daniels Doubles Thru Patrick White

In one of the final hands of the night, Jake Daniels got it all in from the button for 85,500 with Qh9c, and he needed to improve to stay alive against the AcJc of Patrick White in the small blind.

The board came Qc7h6c10s3s, and Daniels paired his queen on the flop to win the pot and double up in chips.

Jake Daniels  –  175,000  (88 bb)
Patrick White  –  445,000  (223 bb)

With about 260 players remaining from an unofficial Day 1A field of 893, the average chip stack is about 137,000 (69 big blinds). The total prizepool is already worth more than $2.85 million (smashing the $2 million guarantee), plus whatever tomorrow’s field brings on Day 1B.

Action is scheduled to continue tonight until the end of this level, around 11:15 pm.

Championship Day 1A: Brett Sterns Triples Up

$3,500 WPT LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 10:  1,000/2,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining:  270 of 893

A player raised from the cutoff to 4,000, the player on the button moved all in for 47,500, the player in the small blind called all in for 33,500, and Brett Sterns says something like “What the hell,” and calls all in from the big blind for 32,500. The cutoff folds.

These were their cards in descending order of chip counts:

Button:  Kc2c
Small Blind:  AcJc
Brett Sterns:  Qh7s

The board came 9h9s2s8d7h, and Sterns paired his seven on the river to win the main pot and triple up in chips.

Brett Sterns  –  103,500  (52 bb)

With about 270 players remaining from an unofficial Day 1A field of 893, the average chip stack is about 132,000 (66 big blinds). The total prizepool is already worth more than $2.85 million (smashing the $2 million guarantee), plus whatever tomorrow’s field brings on Day 1B.

Action is scheduled to continue tonight until the end of this level, around 11:15 pm.

Championship Day 1A: Orson Young Knocks Out a Player

$3,500 WPT LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 10:  1,000/2,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining:  270 of 893

Orson Young
Orson Young

A player raised under the gun to 5,000, Orson Young reraised from middle position to 16,500, and the UTG player thought for a while before moving all in for a little more than 80,000.

Young called with AdKs, and the UTG player turned over 10h10d. The UTG player needed his tens to hold to stay alive.

The board came Kc7s3sQc6s, and Young paired his king on the flop to win the pot and eliminate his opponent from Day 1A.

Orson Young  –  185,000  (93 bb)

With about 320 players remaining from an unofficial Day 1A field of 893, the average chip stack is about 111,500 (56 big blinds). The total prizepool is already worth more than $2.85 million (smashing the $2 million guarantee), plus whatever tomorrow’s field brings on Day 1B.

Action is scheduled to continue tonight until the end of this level, around 11:15 pm.

Championship Day 1A: Brian Altman Eliminated by Farid Jattin In a Three-Way All-In Situation

$3,500 WPT LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 9:  1,000/1,500 with a 1,500 ante
Players Remaining:  300 of 893

Brian Altman
Brian Altman

After some preflop action, Farid Jattin reraised from the hijack to 17,000, the player on the button moved all in for 33,000, and three-time WPT champion Brian Altman moved all in over the top from middle position for 73,500.

Jattin tanked for a while before he called, and all three players turned over their cards. Here they are in descending order of chip counts:

Farid Jattin:  JdJc
Brian Altman:  AdKh
Button:  9s9d

The board came 7d4d3c7c10s, and the pocket jacks held up for Jattin to win the pot and eliminate both of his opponents from Day 1A.

Farid Jattin  –  250,000  (167 bb)
Brian Altman  –  Eliminated

Farid Jattin
Farid Jattin

With about 350 players remaining from an unofficial Day 1A field of 893, the average chip stack is about 102,000 (68 big blinds). The total prizepool is already worth more than $2.85 million (smashing the $2 million guarantee), plus whatever tomorrow’s field brings on Day 1B.

Action is scheduled to continue tonight until the end of Level 10, around 11:15 pm.

Championship Day 1A: Shahin Edalatdju Knocks Out a Player

$3,500 WPT LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 9:  1,000/1,500 with a 1,500 ante
Players Remaining:  441 of 893

Shahin Edalatdju
Shahin Edalatdju

The UTG+1 player got it all in preflop with 10h10d, but he needed to improve to stay alive against the QsQd of Shahin Edalatdju in the big blind.

The board came Jh9s9cKs2d, and Edalatdju won the pot with his pocket queens to eliminate his opponent from Day 1A.

Shahin Edalatdju  –  125,000  (83 bb)

With about 441 players remaining from an unofficial Day 1A field of 893, the average chip stack is about 81,000 (54 big blinds). The total prizepool is already worth more than $2.85 million (smashing the $2 million guarantee), plus whatever tomorrow’s field brings on Day 1B.

Action is scheduled to continue tonight until the end of Level 10, around 11:15 pm.

Championship Day 1A: Vanessa Kade Knocks Out a Player

$3,500 WPT LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 9:  1,000/1,500 with a 1,500 ante
Players Remaining:  441 of 893

Vanessa Kade
Vanessa Kade

Vanessa Kade moved all in from the button for 17,500, and the player in the small blind called all in for about 15,000 with KcQh.

Kade turned over AhKh, and the small blind needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came 10s5d4d9s6c, and Kade won the pot with her ace to eliminate the small blind from Day 1A.

Vanessa Kade  –  36,000  (24 bb)

With about 441 players remaining from an unofficial Day 1A field of 893, the average chip stack is about 81,000 (54 big blinds). The total prizepool is already worth more than $2.85 million (smashing the $2 million guarantee), plus whatever tomorrow’s field brings on Day 1B.

Action is scheduled to continue tonight until the end of Level 10, around 11:15 pm.

Championship Day 1A: Justin Zaki Four-Bet Shoves Against Caleb Piderit

$3,500 WPT LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 9:  1,000/1,500 with a 1,500 ante
Players Remaining:  441 of 893

Justin Zaki vs Caleb Piderit
Justin Zaki (left) vs Caleb Piderit (right)

Justin Zaki raised from the cutoff to 4,000, Caleb Piderit reraised from the button to 10,000, and Zaki thought for a while before four-betting all in.

Piderit folded, and Zaki took the pot.

Justin Zaki  –  160,000  (107 bb)
Caleb Piderit  –  70,000  (47 bb)

With about 441 players remaining from an unofficial Day 1A field of 893, the average chip stack is about 81,000 (54 big blinds). The total prizepool is already worth more than $2.85 million (smashing the $2 million guarantee), plus whatever tomorrow’s field brings on Day 1B.

Action is scheduled to continue tonight until the end of Level 10, around 11:15 pm.

Championship Day 1A: Alberto Destrade Leads the Field at the Break with 400,000

$3,500 WPT LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 9:  1,000/1,500 with a 1,500 ante
Players Remaining:  450 of 893

Alberto Destrade
Alberto Destrade

The players return from dinner to begin Level 9, with increased blinds of 1,000-1,500 and a big blind ante of 1,500.

With about 450 players remaining from an unofficial Day 1A field of 893, the average chip stack is about 79,500 (53 big blinds). The total prizepool is already worth more than $2.85 million (smashing the $2 million guarantee), plus whatever tomorrow’s field brings on Day 1B.

A scan of the field during the break turned up three players with at least 300K, creating an unofficial leaderboard:

1.  Alberto Destrade  –  400,000  (267 bb)
2.  Bin Weng  –  388,000  (259 bb)
3.  Patrick White  –  359,000  (239 bb)

Action is scheduled to continue tonight until the end of Level 10, around 11:15 pm.

Championship Day 1A: Scott Smile Knocks Out a Player

$3,500 WPT LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 8:  600/1,200 with a 1,200 ante
Day 1 Entries:  872

Scott Smile
Scott Smile

After unknown action, Scott “The Pharaoh” Smile reraised from middle position to 10,500, and the player in the big blind moved all in for 31,100.

Smile called with QsJd, and the big blind turned over Ac10s.

The board came KcKdQd3hKh, and Smile paired his queen on the flop and won the pot with a full house, kings full of queens, to eliminate his opponent.

Scott Smile  –  220,000  (183 bb)

The tournament clock shows 872 entries so far here on Day 1A, and registration remains open with unlimited re-entries until the start of Level 9, around 9:15 pm. The total prizepool is already worth more than $2.79 million, with another starting flight tomorrow.

Action is scheduled to continue tonight until the end of Level 10, around 11:15 pm.

Championship Day 1A: Cherish Andrews Knocks Out a Player

$3,500 WPT LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 7:  500/1,000 with a 1,000 ante
Day 1 Entries:  841

Cherish Andrews
Cherish Andrews

A player raised UTG+1 to 2,200, another player reraised from middle position to 5,000, and the player in the hijack moved all in for 18,500.

Cherish Andrews five-bet it from the button to 40,000, and the first two players folded.

The hijack turned over AdQc, but he was dominated by the AhKh of Andrews.

The board came Jd8d5c4d7h, and Andrews won the pot with her king to eliminate her opponent.

Cherish Andrews  –  255,000  (255 bb)

The tournament clock shows 841 entries so far here on Day 1A, and registration remains open with unlimited re-entries until the start of Level 9, around 9:15 pm. The total prizepool is already worth more than $2.69 million, with another starting flight tomorrow.

Action is scheduled to continue tonight until the end of Level 10, around 11:15 pm.