Championship Day 1B: Corey Hochman Doubles Up with Queens

$3,500 LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 4:  300/500 with a 500 ante
Day 1B Entries:  587

Corey Hochman

Three or four players saw a flop of Jh4h3h. Action checked to Corey Hochman in the hijack, who bet 2,000. The cutoff and the big blind both called, and the others folded.

The turn card was the 9c, the big blind checked, and Hochman bet 5,100. The cutoff folded, and the big blind called.

The river card was the 6s, the big blind checked, Hochman bet 14,500, and the big blind check-raised all in. Hochman thought for a while before he called all in for 45,000.

The big blind showed Kh4c for a pair of fours with a missed king-high flush draw, but Hochman turned over QhQc to win the pot with a pair of queens. Hochman doubled up in chips.

Corey Hochman  –  109,000  (218 bb)

The tournament clock shows 587 entries so far today, for a tournament total of 1,389, which means the prizepool will be worth more than $4.44 million, more than doubling the $2 million guarantee. Registration remains open with unlimited re-entries until 9:15 pm.

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