Championship: Erik Nomberg vs. Romeo Mendoza

$3,500 LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 16:  4,000/8,000 with a 8,000 ante
Players Remaining:  226 of 1,692

Erik Nomberg
Erik Nomberg

Romeo Mendoza limped under the gun for 8,000, the player in the cutoff raised to 28,000, and Erik Nomberg reraised from the button to 74,000. Mendoza thought for a while before he called, and the cutoff folded.

Both players checked to the turn on a board of Qh5c2hJs, Romeo bet 65,000, and Nomberg thought for a while before he called.

The river card was the 7c, and Romeo thought for a while before he checked. Nomberg quickly checked behind.

Romeo showed 6h6c, but Nomberg turned over AcQs to win the pot with a pair of queens.

Erik Nomberg  –  655,000  (82 bb)
Romeo Mendoza  –  875,000  (109 bb)

With about 226 players remaining from a field of 1,692, the average chip stack is around 374,000 (47 big blinds). The final 212 players will finish in the money, earning at least $5,915 each.

There will be a 90-minute dinner break after this level (around 6:30 pm), and action is scheduled to continue tonight until the end of Level 20 (about 12:30 am).