Championship Day 1B: Gary Gelman vs. Leonard August

$5,300 SHRPO Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 8:  600/1,200 with a 1,200 ante
Day 1B Entries:  508

Gary Gelman
Gary Gelman

A player raised under the gun, Leonard August called from middle position, Gary Gelman called from the button, and Filipp Khavin called from the big blind.

The flop came 9s4d2c, Khavin checked, and the UTG player bet. August raised to 7,500, and Gelman three-bet it to 20,900. Khavin and the UTG player both folded. August thought for a while before he called.

The turn card was the Kh, and both players checked.

The river card was the 6h, August checked, Gelman bet 30,000, which was most of August’s remaining stack. August thought for a while before he called, and Gelman turned over 2h2c for a flopped set of deuces. August mucked, leaving himself about 9,500 in chips.

Gary Gelman  –  152,000  (127 bb)
Leonard August  –  9,500  (8 bb)

The Day 1B field is up to 508 entries, which means the total field is up to 1,051, and the prizepool is worth more than $5.09 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.