Championship Day 1B: Michael Stonehill Knocks Out a Player

$3,500 WPT LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 3:  200/400 with a 400 ante
Day 1B Entries:  715

Michael Stonehill
Michael Stonehill

With the final board showing 9h8h8s6d5h on the river and about 9,000 already in the pot, the player in the small blind bet 7,000, and Michael Stonehill moved all in under the gun.

The small blind tanked for a long time, apologizing to the table, before he called all in for 18,200 with 9c7h for a nine-high straight.

But Stonehill turned over AhKh to win the pot with an ace-high flush, eliminating the small blind.

Michael Stonehill  –  81,000  (203 bb)

The tournament clock shows 715 entries so far here on Day 1B, for a two-day total of 1,608. Registration remains open with unlimited re-entries until the start of Level 9, around 9:15 pm. The total prizepool is already worth more than $5.14 million.

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