Championship Day 1B: Willie Wiggins Saved by a Chop

$3,500 LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 8:  600/1,200 with a 1,200 ante
Day 1B Entries:  812

Willie Wiggins
Willie Wiggins

After a flop of AhQd3c, the UTG player bet 6,100, Willie Wiggins min-raised UTG+1 to 12,200, and the player in the hijack moved all in for 43,800.

The UTG player folded, and Wiggins called with Ac10h for a pair of aces. But the hijack turned over AsJd, and needed it to hold to stay alive.

Wiggins asked the dealer to “find the ten,” but the turn card was the 5c, and the river card was — the 5d.

With a pair on the board, both players finished with two pair, aces and fives, with the queen on the board as their kicker. It was a chopped pot.

The player next to Wiggins said, “The dealer couldn’t find the ten, but she found the five.”

Wiggins said, “I’ll take it.”

Willie Wiggins  –  103,000  (86 bb)

The tournament clock shows 812 entries so far today, for a tournament total of 1,614, which means the prizepool will be worth more than $5.16 million, absolutely smashing the $2 million guarantee. Registration remains open with unlimited re-entries until 9:15 pm.

Action is scheduled to continue tonight until the end of Level 10, around 11:15 pm.