Championship Day 1A: Jon Borenstein vs. Aaron Massey; Natasha Mercier Shoves the Flop

$5,300 SHRPO Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 8:  600/1,200 with a 1,200 ante
Day 1A Entries:  528

After a flop of AhJh5c, Jon Borenstein checked from the big blind, Aaron Massey bet 3,400 from under the gun, and Borenstein called.

The turn card was the 8s, and both players checked.

The river card was the Kd, and they checked again. Borenstein showed Jc3c to win the pot with a pair of jacks, and Massey mucked.

Jon Borenstein  –  195,000  (163 bb)
Aaron Massey  –  28,000  (23 bb)

At another table, after a flop of Qs10h2c with about 14K already in the pot, the player in the hijack bet 10,000.

Natasha Mercier moved all in from early position for about 44,000, and her opponent thought for a while before he folded. Mercier took the pot.

Natasha Mercier  –  68,000  (57 bb)

The tournament clock shows 528 entries so far here on Day 1A, with the prizepool up over $2.56 million on its way to the $3 million guarantee.

Registration remains open with until the end of the next break, around 9:15 pm, and players are allowed one entry and one re-entry in each starting flight. Day 1B begins tomorrow at 11:00 am.