Championship Day 1B: James Katz Doubles Up on the River

$3,500 WPT RRPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 6:  400/800 with an 800 ante
Day 1B Entries:  693

James Katz
James Katz

With the final board showing AdJc7sAh9h on the river and about 55,000 in the pot, the player in the hijack checked, and James Katz moved all in from the cutoff for 35,000.

The player in the hijack tanked for a while before he called with 8d8c for two pair, aces and eights. But Katz turned over AsQs to win the pot with trip aces and double up in chips.

James Katz  –  125,000  (156 bb)

The tournament clock shows 693 entries so far on Day 1B, for a tournament total of 1,357. The total prizepool is up to $4.34 million, more than doubling the $2 million guarantee. Registration remains open with unlimited re-entries until the start of Level 9, around 9:15 pm.

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