Championship Day 1B: Ricardo Tavares Knocks Out a Player

$3,500 WPT RRPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 10:  1,000/2,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining:  315 of 877

Ricardo Tavares
Ricardo Tavares

A player in middle position limped for 2,000, and the cutoff moved all in for 31,000. Ricardo Tavares called from the big blind, and the original limper folded.

The cutoff turned over Ac5c, and needed to improve to stay alive against the JhJc of Tavares.

The board came 8s6c4h8c5d, and the pocket jacks held up for Tavares to win the pot and eliminate his opponent from the tournament.

Ricardo Tavares  –  195,000  (98 bb)

With about 315 players remaining from a Day 1B field of 877, the average chip stack is around 139,000 (70 big blinds). Action will continue tonight until the end of this level (around 11:15 pm), and Day 2 begins tomorrow at 12:00 noon.