Championship Day 1B: Aaron Mermelstein Eliminated by Matt Glantz (Last Level)

$5,300 SHRPO Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 5:  300/600 with a 600 ante
Day 1B Entries:  413

Aaron Mermelstein
Aaron Mermelstein

Matt Glantz gave us details of a hand from before the break he played against Aaron Mermelstein.

Glantz raised from the cutoff, the player on the button reraised to 3,000, and Mermelstein reraised to 8,000. Glantz five-bet it to 23,000, the button folded, and Mermelstein called.

The flop came KxJx3x with two spades and a club, Mermelstein checked, Glantz bet 12,000, and Mermelstein called.

The turn card was the 6s, putting three spades on the board. Mermelstein checked, Glantz moved all in, and Mermelstein called all in for about 24,000 with AxQs for a queen-high flush draw with a gutshot straight draw.

Glantz turned over AsKx for a pair of kings with an ace-high flush draw, and Mermelstein needed a queen or a ten on the river to stay alive.

The river card was the 7h, and Glantz won the pot with his pair of kings to eliminate Mermelstein.

Matt Glantz  –  165,900  (277 bb)
Aaron Mermelstein  –  Eliminated

The Day 1B field is up to 413 entries, which means the total field is up to 956, and the prizepool is worth more than $4.63 million, crushing the $3 million guarantee. Registration remains open until the beginning of Level 9, around 9:15 pm, and players are allowed one entry and one re-entry per starting flight.

There will be a 90-minute dinner break after Level 6, around 5:30 pm, and action will continue tonight until the end of Level 10, around 11:15 pm.

Matt Glantz
Matt Glantz