Championship Day 1A: Orson Young Knocks Out a Player

$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

Orson Young
Orson Young

A player raised under the gun to 5,000, Orson Young reraised from middle position to 16,500, and the UTG player thought for a while before moving all in for a little more than 80,000.

Young called with AdKs, and the UTG player turned over 10h10d. The UTG player needed his tens to hold to stay alive.

The board came Kc7s3sQc6s, and Young paired his king on the flop to win the pot and eliminate his opponent from Day 1A.

Orson Young  –  185,000  (93 bb)

With about 320 players remaining from an unofficial Day 1A field of 893, the average chip stack is about 111,500 (56 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.