Championship Day 1B: Denys Shafikov Doubles Thru John Holley

$3,500 LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 7:  500/1,000 with a 1,000 ante
Day 1B Entries:  768

Denys Shafikov
Denys Shafikov

Denys Shafikov got it all in under the gun for 101,200 with AsAh, and needed it to hold to stay alive against the QsQh of John Holley, who was UTG+1.

The board came 6h4c3c8c8s, and the aces held up for Shafikov to win the pot and double up in chips.

Denys Shafikov  –  204,900  (205 bb)
John Holley  –  25,000  (25 bb)

The tournament clock shows 768 entries so far today, for a tournament total of 1,570, which means the prizepool will be worth more than $5.02 million, more than doubling the $2 million guarantee. Registration remains open with unlimited re-entries until 9:15 pm.

Action is scheduled to continue tonight until the end of Level 10, around 11:15 pm.