Championship Day 1B: Aaron Mermelstein Eliminated by John Gilliam

$3,500 WPT RRPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 7:  500/1,000 with a 1,000 ante
Day 1B Entries:  800

John Gilliam
John Gilliam

With the board showing 9s9h5d7h on the turn, John Gilliam bet 13,000 from middle position, and Aaron Mermelstein thought for a while before he called from middle position.

The river card was the 2c, Gilliam bet 25,000, and Mermelstein thought for a while before he moved all in for about 65,000.

Gilliam quickly called, and Mermelstein showed Kd9d for trip nines. But Gilliam turned over 5s5c to win the pot with a flopped full house, fives full of nines, to eliminate Mermelstein.

John Gilliam  –  103,000  (103 bb)
Aaron Mermelstein  –  Eliminated

The tournament clock shows 800 entries so far on Day 1B, for a tournament total of 1,464. The total prizepool is up over $4.68 million, more than doubling the $2 million guarantee. Registration remains open with unlimited re-entries until the start of Level 9, around 9:15 pm.

Action will continue tonight until the end of Level 10 (around 11:15 pm).