Championship Day 1B: Vanessa Kade Eliminated by Ruben Perez in a Three-Way All-In

$5,300 SHRPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 4:  300/500 with a 500 ante
Day 1B Entries:  439

Ruben Perez and Vanessa Kade
Ruben Perez (left) and Vanessa Kade (seated, right)

Vanessa Kade raised under the gun, Steve Blackmon called from the button, and Ruben Perez reraised from the big blind to 6,000. Kade moved all in for 14,000, and Blackmon, who didn’t see Kade’s all-in bet, called 6,000.

At that point, Blackmon was given the option of forfeiting the 6,000, or calling the full 14,000. He thought for a while before he called, and then Perez five-bet all in over the top for 33,400.

Blackmon waited for an exact count and thought for a while before he called the 33,400, and all three players turned over their cards. Here they are in descending order of chip stacks:

Steve Blackmon:  5s5h
Ruben Perez:  JsJc
Vanessa Kade:  9s9d

The board came KhJd10c2h3s, and Perez flopped a set to Kade’s gutshot straight draw, but Kade improved no further. Perez won the pot with his of jacks to double thru Blackmon and eliminate Kade.

Ruben Perez  –  81,600  (163 bb)
Steve Blackmon  –  53,000  (106 bb)
Vanessa Kade  –  Eliminated

The tournament clock shows 439 entries so far here on Day 1B, for a two-day total of 947. Registration remains open with a single re-entry until the start of Level 9, around 9:15 pm. The prizepool has already smashed the $3 million guarantee, and it’s currently worth more than $4.59 million and counting.