Championship Day 1B: Ryan Roussel Successfully Bluffs the River to Reach 215K

$5,300 SHRPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 8:  600/1,200 with a 1,200 ante
Day 1B Entries:  586

Ryan Roussel
Ryan Roussel

A player raised from middle position, Ryan Roussel called from the hijack, the player in the cutoff called, and both blinds called.

Five players saw a flop of KhJh4d. Both blinds checked, and the middle-position player bet 4,000. Roussel called, the cutoff folded, and the small blind raised to 15,000. The big blind folded, the middle-position player called, and Roussel called.

The turn card was the 5h, and the small blind bet about 12,500. The middle-position player folded, and Roussel raised to 40,000. The small blind called.

The river card was the 9d, the small blind checked, and Roussel moved all in for 76,600. The small blind went into the tank for a long time.

After a while, the small blind asked, “If I fold, do you show?”

Roussel remained still and silent, giving an almost imperceptible shake of the head to imply that he wouldn’t show.

Eventually, the small blind folded, and Roussel proudly showed AhQc for an ace-high bluff. The small blind slammed the table in frustration as Roussel took the pot.

Ryan Roussel  –  215,000  (179 bb)

The tournament clock shows 586 entries so far here on Day 1B, for a two-day total of 1,094. Registration remains open with a single re-entry option until the start of Level 9, around 9:15 pm. The prizepool is already worth more than $5.3 million, easily eclipsing the $3 million guarantee.