Championship Day 1A: Scott Baumstein Doubles Thru Kenny Hallaert

$5,300 SHRPO Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 9:  1,000/1,500 with a 1,500 ante
Day 1A Players Remaining:  215 of 543

Scott Baumstein
2018 WPTDeepStacks Lucky Hearts Poker Open Champion Scott Baumstein

With the board showing AsQs7d6c on the turn and about 30K already in the pot, Kenny Hallaert had moved all in from the hijack for 44,500.

Scott Baumstein (UTG) went into the tank for a very long time before he called all in for 28,500 with KhQh for a pair of queens. Hallaert turned over 10s9s a spade flush draw, and Baumstein needed his hand to hold to stay alive.

The river card was the 5d, and Baumstein won the pot with his king high to double up in chips.

Scott Baumstein  –  86,000  (57 bb)
Kenny Hallaert  –  16,000  (11 bb)

With about 215 players remaining from an unofficial field of 543, the average chip stack is 101,000 (67 big blinds). Action will continue tonight until the end of Level 10, around 11:15 pm, and Day 1B begins tomorrow at 11:00 am.