Championship Day 1B: Vladimir Grechnikov Knocks Out a Player

$3,500 LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 5:  300/600 with a 600 ante
Day 1B Entries:  670

Vladimir Grechnikov
Vladimir Grechnikov

Vladimir Grechnikov raised under the gun to 1,200, a player in middle position called, and the big blind moved all in for 2,700. Grechnikov four-bet it to 7,600, and the player in middle position thought for a bit before he called.

There was 9,000 in the main pot, and another 9,800 in the side pot between Grechnikov and the middle-position player.

The flop came Kd10d4h, Grechnikov bet 2,400, and his opponent called.

The turn card paired the board with the Kc, Grechnikov bet 10,000, and his opponent folded. Grechnikov took the side pot.

For the main pot, the big blind turned over Ah2s, and she needed to catch an ace or a ten on the river to stay alive against Grechnikov’s 8s8c.

The river card double-paired the board with the 4d, and Grechnikov won the pot with two pair, kings and eights, to eliminate the big blind.

Vladimir Grechnikov  –  67,000  (112 bb)

The tournament clock shows 670 entries so far today, for a tournament total of 1,472, which means the prizepool will be worth more than $4.71 million, more than doubling the $2 million guarantee. Registration remains open with unlimited re-entries until 9:15 pm.

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