Championship Day 1B: Juan Fernandes Doubles Up

$3,500 LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 5:  300/600 with a 600 ante
Day 1B Entries:  663

Juan Fernandes
Juan Fernandes

With the board showing 8h7h6h3d on the turn, Juan Fernandes got it all in from the big blind for 9,700 with Kd9h for an open-ended straight-flush draw, and he needed to improve to stay alive against the AdAc of the UTG player, who had him covered by just 3,300 in chips.

The river card was the 2h, and Fernandes completed his heart flush to win the pot and double up in chips.

Juan Fernandes  –  32,000  (53 bb)

The tournament clock shows 663 entries so far today, for a tournament total of 1,465, which means the prizepool will be worth more than $4.68 million, more than doubling the $2 million guarantee. Registration remains open with unlimited re-entries until 9:15 pm.

There will be a 90-minute dinner break after Level 6 (5:30 pm), and action is scheduled to continue tonight until the end of Level 10, around 11:15 pm.