Championship Day 1B: Frank Lagodich Puts Brian Altman to the Test with a Straight on the Board

$5,300 SHRPO Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 8:  600/1,200 with a 1,200 ante
Day 1B Entries:  515

Brian Altman vs. Frank Lagodich
Brian Altman (left) and Frank Lagodich

With the final board showing 10h9s7d8h6d on the river (with a ten-high straight on the board) and about 100K already in the pot, Brian Altman had a bet of about 50,000 in front of him on the button, and Frank Lagodich raised it to about 115,000, which looked like just enough to put Altman all in.

Altman tanked for a long time, and eventually somebody called for a clock. Soon after that, Altman called with As6s to play the straight on the board.

Lagodich turned over KdQh to also play the board, and it was a chopped pot.

Frank Lagodich  –  270,000  (225 bb)
Brian Altman  –  162,000  (135 bb)

The Day 1B field is up to 515 entries, which means the total field is up to 1,058, and the prizepool is worth more than $5.13 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.

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