Championship Day 1B: Ken Justin Knocks Out a Player

$3,500 LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 4:  300/500 with a 500 ante
Day 1B Entries:  570

Ken Justin

After a flop of Ks10c8s, Ken Justin (button) and the big blind put in 11,000 each.

The turn card was the 7h, the big blind moved all in for about 24,500, and Justin called with KhQs for a pair of kings.

But the big blind turned over 10d8d for two pair, tens and eights, and needed his hand to hold to stay alive.

The river card paired the board with the Kd, and Justin won the pot with trip kings to eliminate his opponent.

Ken Justin  –  98,000  (196 bb)

The tournament clock shows 570 entries so far today, for a tournament total of 1,372, which means the prizepool will be worth more than $4.39 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.