Championship Day 1B: Asem Alsaadi Bluffs Vadim Shlez on the Turn with Eight High

$5,300 SHRPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 10:  1,000/2,000 with a 2,000 ante
Day 1B Players Remaining:  200 of 602

Asem Alsaadi
Asem “El Toro” Alsaadi

In one of the final hands of the night, Vadim Shlez raised from middle position to 4,000, the player in the cutoff called, and Asem Alsaadi reraised from the button to 18,500.

Shlez four-bet it to 49,000, the cutoff folded, and Alsaadi thought for a while before he called.

The flop came Qh10d4s, Shlez bet 45,000, and Alsaadi called.

The turn card was the 4c, Shlez checked, and Alsaadi bet 75,000. Shlez went into the tank for a long time before he eventually folded.

Alsaadi proudly showed 8s7d for an eight-high bluff with no draws as he took the pot.

Asem Alsaadi  –  395,000  (198 bb)
Vadim Shlez  –  170,000  (85 bb)

The tournament clock shows about 200 players remaining from an unofficial Flight 1B field of 602 entries, with an average chip stack around 120,000 (60 big blinds). The payouts will be posted later tonight, but the total prizepool should be worth more than $5.3 million.