Championship Day 1A: Brett Sterns Triples Up

$3,500 WPT LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 10:  1,000/2,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining:  270 of 893

A player raised from the cutoff to 4,000, the player on the button moved all in for 47,500, the player in the small blind called all in for 33,500, and Brett Sterns says something like “What the hell,” and calls all in from the big blind for 32,500. The cutoff folds.

These were their cards in descending order of chip counts:

Button:  Kc2c
Small Blind:  AcJc
Brett Sterns:  Qh7s

The board came 9h9s2s8d7h, and Sterns paired his seven on the river to win the main pot and triple up in chips.

Brett Sterns  –  103,500  (52 bb)

With about 270 players remaining from an unofficial Day 1A field of 893, the average chip stack is about 132,000 (66 big blinds). The total prizepool is already worth more than $2.85 million (smashing the $2 million guarantee), plus whatever tomorrow’s field brings on Day 1B.

Action is scheduled to continue tonight until the end of this level, around 11:15 pm.