Championship: Anthony Zinno Doubles Thru Phong “Turbo” Nguyen

$3,500 WPT RRPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  19 of 1,541

Anthony Zinno
Anthony Zinno

Phong “Turbo” Nguyen moved all in from the button, Nicholas Verderamo folded the small blind, and it was up to Anthony Zinno in the big blind.

Zinno hadn’t looked at his cards, and since he was last to act, he simply flipped one of them over — the Ah.

“Uh-oh,” said Zinno, and then he flipped over the other card — the Ac.

Zinno called all in for 1,725,000 with his AhAc, and Nguyen turned over As10c. Zinno needed his hand to hold to stay alive.

The board came 9h9c2dJs2c, and the aces held up for Zinno to win the pot and double up in chips.

Anthony Zinno  –  3,600,000  (36 bb)
Phong “Turbo” Nguyen  –  2,300,000  (23 bb)

With 19 players remaining from a field of 1,541, the average chip stack is around 4,050,000 (41 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).