Championship: Anatoly Nikitin Doubles Thru Jordan Sparagana

$3,500 LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining:  44 of 1,692

Anatoly Nikitin

Anatoly Nikitin got it all in from middle position for 1,105,000 with JhJd, and needed it to hold to stay alive against the AcQh of Jordan Sparagana on the button.

The board came 10c7c6c2h5d, and Sparagana flopped a club flush draw, but improved no further. Nikitin won the pot with his pocket jacks to double up in chips.

Anatoly Nikitin  –  2,335,000  (47 bb)
Jordan Sparagana  –  850,000  (17 bb)

With 44 players remaining from a field of 1,692, the average chip stack is around 1,925,000 (39 big blinds), and the remaining players are guaranteed at least $17,605 each.

There will be a one-hour dinner break around 6:00 pm, and the field is scheduled to play as long as it takes to get down to the final two tables tonight (16 players).