Championship Day 1B: Ryan Dersch Knocks Out a Player

$3,500 WPT LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 4:  300/500 with a 500 ante
Day 1B Entries:  802

Ryan Dersch

A player raised from middle position to 1,200, Ryan Dersch called from the button, and the player in the small blind reraised to 7,500. The original raiser called, and Dersch reraised to 22,500.

The small blind five-bet all in for 22,800, and both players called. Any additional betting would create a side pot.

The flop came 10s4h4d, the middle-position player checked, Dersch bet 12,000, and the middle-position player folded.

The player in the small blind turned over JhJd for an overpair, but he was drawing thin against Dersch’s QsQh.

The turn card was the 2c, the river card was the 3c, and Dersch won the pot with his pocket queens to eliminate the player in the small blind.

Ryan Dersch  –  145,000  (290 bb)

The tournament clock shows 802 entries so far here on Day 1B, for a two-day total of 1,695. 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 $5.42 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.