Championship: Anatoly Nikitin Doubles Thru Wasim Assaf

$3,500 LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  22 of 1,692

Anatoly Nikitin
Anatoly Nikitin

Anatoly Nikitin raised from the hijack to 300,000, leaving himself just 25K behind. Wasim Assaf moved all in from the small blind, and Nikitin called all in for 325,000 with Kc3c.

Assaf turned over QcJh, and Nikitin needed his king high to hold to stay alive.

The board came 8s3s2d3h10d, and Nikitin paired his three on the flop and turned trips to win the pot and double up in chips.

Anatoly Nikitin  –  850,000  (9 bb)
Wasim Assaf  –  2,450,000  (25 bb)

With 22 players remaining from a field of 1,692, the average chip stack is around 3,845,000 (38 big blinds), and the remaining players are guaranteed at least $29,480 each.

Action is scheduled to continue tonight for as long as it takes to get down to the final two tables (16 players).