Championship: Andrew Ostapchenko Doubles Thru Denys Shafikov

$3,500 WPT RRPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26:  50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining:  20 of 1,541

Andrew Ostapchenko
Andrew Ostapchenko

Andrew Ostapchenko completed the small blind to 75,000, and Denys Shafikov checked his option in the big blind.

The flop came Ac5h3c, Ostapchenko bet 75,000, Shafikov raised to 150,000, and Ostapchenko moved all in for 375,000.

Shafikov called with 9c5d for a pair of fives, but Ostapchenko turned over AhAd for a set of aces. Ostapchenko needed to avoid running fives or running clubs to stay alive.

The turn card was the Kc, giving Shafikov a club flush draw, but the river card was the 6d. Ostapchenko won the pot with his set of aces to double up in chips.

Andrew Ostapchenko  –  975,000  (13 bb)
Denys Shafikov  –  825,000  (11 bb)

With 20 players remaining from a field of 1,541, the average chip stack is around 3,850,000 (51 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $33,100 each.

Action is scheduled to continue tonight until there are two tables remaining (16 players).