Championship Day 1B: Steve Buckner Rivers Top Pair, but Folds to Matt Glantz

$5,300 SHRPO Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 5:  300/600 with a 600 ante
Day 1B Entries:  438

Matt Glantz
Matt Glantz

Three players put in 2,000 each to see a flop of 9h8c5c. Matt Glantz checked from the big blind, the UTG player checked, and Steve Buckner checked from the hijack.

The turn card was the 6c, and Glantz bet 4,000. The UTG player folded, and Buckner called.

The river card was the Qd, Glantz bet 9,000, and Buckner thought for a while before he folded AdQc face up to forfeit the pot with a rivered pair of queens. Glantz took the pot.

Matt Glantz  –  226,000  (377 bb)
Steve Buckner  –  29,500  (49 bb)

The Day 1B field is up to 438 entries, which means the total field is up to 981, and the prizepool is worth more than $4.75 million, crushing the $3 million guarantee. Registration remains open until the beginning of Level 9, around 9:15 pm, and players are allowed one entry and one re-entry per starting flight.

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

Steve Buckner