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Championship: Dinner Break Until 7:57 pm; Official Chip Counts

$3,500 LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 33:  200,000/400,000 with a 400,000 ante
Players Remaining:  7 of 1,692

Level 32 came to an end, and the players left for a one-hour dinner break. Action is scheduled to resume around 7:57 pm EST.

Here are the official chip counts from the break:

Seat 1.  Peter Mugar  –  7,100,000  (18 bb)
Seat 2.  Martin Carnero  –  6,700,000  (17 bb)
Seat 3.  Daniel Clifford  –  8,800,000  (22 bb)
Seat 4.  Jacob Powers  –  16,500,000  (41 bb)
Seat 5.  Brian Scott  –  24,800,000  (62 bb)
Seat 6.  Taylor Wilson  –  9,600,000  (24 bb)
Seat 7.  Marius Gierse  –  11,100,000  (28 bb)

And here are the final table payouts:

1st:  $850,735 + LHPO Trophy
2nd:  $569,400
3rd:  $422,185
4th:  $315,935
5th:  $238,635
6th:  $181,950
7th:  $140,055

8th:  Leonard Hermann  –  $108,850
9th:  Jerry Wong  –  $85,410

With seven players remaining from a field of 1,692, the average chip stack is around 12,100,000 (30 big blinds).

Championship: Leonard Hermann Eliminated in 8th Place ($108,850)

$3,500 LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 32:  150,000/300,000 with a 300,000 ante
Players Remaining:  7 of 1,692

Leonard Hermann
Leonard Hermann

Brian Scott raised UTG+1 to 600,000, Taylor Wilson called from middle position, and Leonard Hermann moved all in from the small blind for 5,425,000.

Scott thought for a few moments before he called, and Wilson said, “I’m so glad you called,” as he folded, flashing Ah10h.

Hermann turned over 10s10c, and he needed it to hold to stay alive against Scott’s AcKd.

The board came As8c2s5hQh, and Scott paired his ace on the flop to win the pot and eliminate Hermann in eighth place.

Brian Scott  –  24,800,000
Leonard Hermann  –  Eliminated in 8th Place  ($108,850)

With seven players remaining from a field of 1,692, the average chip stack is around 12,075,000 (40 big blinds), and they are guaranteed at least $140,055 each.

Championship: Jerry Wong – Eliminated in 9th Place ($85,410)

$3,500 LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 32:  150,000/300,000 with a 300,000 ante
Players Remaining:  8 of 1,692

Jerry Wong
Jerry Wong

Marius Gierse raised under the gun, and Jerry Wong moved all in from the cutoff for 4,175,000. Jacob Powers called from the button, and Gierse folded.

Wong turned over 9s9c, and he needed to improve to stay alive against the QdQc of Powers.

The board came 10s4s4dAsAc, and the pocket queens held up for Powers to win the pot and eliminate Wong in ninth place.

Jacob Powers  –  14,200,000  (47 bb)
Jerry Wong  –  Eliminated in 9th Place  ($85,410)

With eight players remaining from a field of 1,692, the average chip stack is around 10,575,000 (35 big blinds), and they are guaranteed at least $108,850 each.

Championship: Daniel Clifford Saved by a Chop With Peter Mugar

$3,500 LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 32:  150,000/300,000 with a 300,000 ante
Players Remaining:  9 of 1,692

Peter Mugar
Peter Mugar

Brian Scott raised UTG+1 to 600,000, Peter Mugar moved all in from the hijack for about 8,700,000, and Daniel Clifford went into the tank for a while in the small blind before he called all in for about 7,800,000. Scott quickly folded.

Clifford turned over QsQc, but he was dominated by Mugar’s KhKc. Clifford needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came 5s4c2s6d3s, and the board brought a six-high straight to save Clifford’s tournament life with a chopped pot.

Peter Mugar  –  9,300,000  (31 bb)
Daniel Clifford  –  8,400,000  (28 bb)

With nine players remaining from a field of 1,692, the average chip stack is around 9,400,000 (31 big blinds), and they are guaranteed at least $85,410 each.

Championship: Daniel Clifford Check-Shoves the Turn Against Marius Gierse

$3,500 LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 32:  150,000/300,000 with a 300,000 ante
Players Remaining:  9 of 1,692

Daniel Clifford
Daniel Clifford

Marius Gierse raised from the hijack to 600,000, and Daniel Clifford called from the big blind.

The flop came 9s4h3d, Clifford checked, Gierse bet 450,000, and Clifford called.

The turn card was the 6s, Clifford checked, Gierse bet 1,100,000, and Clifford moved all in for about 4.2 million. Gierse folded, and Clifford took the pot.

Daniel Clifford  –  7,800,000  (26 bb)
Marius Gierse  –  8,450,000  (28 bb)

With nine players remaining from a field of 1,692, the average chip stack is around 9,400,000 (31 big blinds), and they are guaranteed at least $85,410 each.

Championship: Taylor Wilson Four-Bet Shoves Against Marius Gierse

$3,500 LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 31:  125,000/250,000 with a 250,000 ante
Players Remaining:  9 of 1,692

Taylor Wilson
Taylor Wilson

Taylor Wilson raised from the button to 575,000, and Marius Gierse reraised from the small blind to 1,900,000.

Wilson thought for a bit before he four-bet all in, and Gierse quickly folded. Wilson took the pot.

Taylor Wilson  –  13,700,000  (55 bb)
Marius Gierse  –  11,600,000  (46 bb)

With nine players remaining from a field of 1,692, the average chip stack is around 9,400,000 (38 big blinds), and they are guaranteed at least $85,410 each.

Championship: Brian Scott vs. Tyler Wilson

$3,500 LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 31:  125,000/250,000 with a 250,000 ante
Players Remaining:  9 of 1,692

Brian Scott
Brian Scott

After a flop of 6s5s3c, Brian Scott checked the big blind, Tyler Wilson bet 325,000 from UTG, and Scott called.

The turn card was the Qd, and both players checked.

The river card was the 10c, Scott checked, Wilson bet 1,850,000, and Scott called. Wilson showed AdKs, but Scott turned over Ac6d to win the pot with a pair of sixes.

Brian Scott  –  15,900,000  (64 bb)
Tyler Wilson  –  13,100,000  (52 bb)

With nine players remaining from a field of 1,692, the average chip stack is around 9,400,000 (38 big blinds), and they are guaranteed at least $85,410 each.

Championship: Marius Gierse Leads the Final Nine Players at the Break with 12,750,000

$3,500 LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 31:  125,000/250,000 with a 250,000 ante
Players Remaining:  9 of 1,692

Marius Gierse

The players have returned from break to begin Level 31, with increased blinds of 125,000-250,000 with a 250,000 ante.

Here are the official chip counts from the break:

Seat 1.  Peter Mugar  –  10,700,000  (43 bb)
Seat 2.  Martin Carnero  –  6,325,000  (25 bb)
Seat 3.  Leonard Hermann  –  8,100,000  (32 bb)
Seat 4.  Daniel Clifford  –  7,175,000  (29 bb)
Seat 5.  Jerry Wong  –  5,350,000  (21 bb)
Seat 6.  Jacob Powers  –  9,775,000  (39 bb)
Seat 7.  Brian Scott  –  12,175,000  (49 bb)
Seat 8.  Taylor Wilson  –  12,225,000  (49 bb)
Seat 9.  Marius Gierse  –  12,750,000  (51 bb)

And here are the final table payouts:

1st:  $850,735 + LHPO Trophy
2nd:  $569,400
3rd:  $422,185
4th:  $315,935
5th:  $238,635
6th:  $181,950
7th:  $140,055
8th:  $108,850
9th:  $85,410

With nine players remaining from a field of 1,692, the average chip stack is around 9,400,000 (38 big blinds).

Championship: Leonard Hermann Doubles Thru Brian Scott

$3,500 LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 30:  100,000/200,000 with a 200,000 ante
Players Remaining:  9 of 1,692

Leonard Hermann
Leonard Hermann

Leonard Hermann raised from middle position, and Brian Scott called from the button.

The flop came Ad7h4h, Hermann bet 400,000, and Scott called.

The turn card was the 3d, Hermann bet 1,200,000, and Scott thought for a while before he moved all in.

Hermann thought for a bit before he called all in for 2,750,000 with AsQs for a pair of aces. Scott turned over Ac10s for a pair of aces with a lower kicker, and Hermann needed to avoid a ten on the river to stay alive.

The river card was the 2c, and Hermann won the pot with his queen kicker to double up in chips.

Leonard Hermann  –  7,600,000  (38 bb)
Brian Scott  –  11,300,000  (57 bb)

With nine players remaining from a field of 1,692, the average chip stack is around 9,400,000 (47 big blinds), and they are guaranteed at least $85,410 each.

Championship: Brian Scott vs. Marius Gierse

$3,500 LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 30:  100,000/200,000 with a 200,000 ante
Players Remaining:  9 of 1,692

Brian Scott
Brian Scott

Marius Gierse min-raised under the gun to 400,000, and Brian Scott called from the small blind.

The flop came QhQd3c, Scott checked, Gierse bet 300,000, and Scott called.

The turn card was the 10c, Scott checked, Gierse bet 650,000, and Scott called.

The river card was the 5h, Scott checked, and Gierse checked behind. Scott showed 5s5d to win the pot with a rivered full house, fives full of queens, and Gierse mucked.

Brian Scott  –  15,700,000  (79 bb)
Marius Gierse  –  15,950,000  (80 bb)

With nine players remaining from a field of 1,692, the average chip stack is around 9,400,000 (47 big blinds), and they are guaranteed at least $85,410 each.