Championship: Anthony Spinella Knocks Out a Player

$3,500 LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 14:  3,000/5,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining:  315 of 1,692

Anthony Spinella
Anthony Spinella

A player raised under the gun to 11,000, Giuseppe Iadisernia called from the cutoff, Anthony Spinella called from the button, and the big blind moved all in for 59,000.

The original raiser folded, as did Iadisernia, but Spinella called with 9s9c.

The big blind turned over 4s4d, and needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came 8s7d6s7c3d, and the pocket nines held up for Spinella to win the pot and eliminate his opponent from the tournament.

Anthony Spinella  –  335,000  (67 bb)

With about 315 players remaining from a field of 1,692, the average chip stack is around 269,000 (54 big blinds). The final 212 players will finish in the money, earning at least $5,915 each.

There will be a 90-minute dinner break after Level 16 (around 6:35 pm), and action is scheduled to continue tonight until the end of Level 20 (about 12:30 am).