Championship Day 1B: Jean “Prince” Gaspard Soars Past 600K

$3,500 LHPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 9:  1,000/1,500 with a 1,500 ante
Day 1B Entries:  613

Jean Gaspard

Jean “Prince” Gaspard had 371,000 at the break and was firmly second in chips. Within 15 minutes of Level 9 beginning, Gaspard shot up to 630,000.

Tablemate Mike Beasley filled us in on the details, with Gaspard raising from under the gun and getting called by a player in middle position and by the player in the big blind.

The flop was 8x6h2h and the big blind checked to Gaspard who continued for 10,000. Only the player in the big blind called.

The turn was the Kc, the big blind checked, Gaspard bet 50,000, the big blind check-raised all in for about 200,000, and Gaspard called with KhJh, leading his opponent’s Th8h.

The river was safe for Gaspard and he vaulted to the chip lead.

Jean Gaspard  –  630,000  (420 bb)