Championship Day 2: John Spadavecchia Doubles Thru Ryan Rivers

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship (Freeze-Out)
Level 17: 4,000/8,000/1,000 Ante

Ryan Rivers raised from the hijack to 18,000, and John Spadavecchia called from the big blind. The flop came 10c4d2d, Spadavecchia checked, Rivers bet 22,000, and Spadavecchia check-raised to 44,000.

Rivers moved all in, and Spadavecchia called all in for 281,000 with AsAh for an overpair. Rivers turned over 10d5d for a pair of tens with a diamond flush draw, and Spadavecchia needed his hand to hold to stay alive.

The turn was the Qh, the river was the 3s, and the pocket aces held up for Spadavecchia to win the pot and double up in chips.

John Spadavecchia  –  610,000  (76 bb)
Ryan Rivers  –  360,000  (45 bb)

With 87 players remaining, the average chip stack is about 313,000 (39 big blinds).