Championship: Giuseppe Iadisernia Knocks Out a Player to Reach 815,000

$3,500 WPT RRPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 14:  3,000/5,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining:  270 of 1,541

Giuseppe Iadisernia

After a flop of QhJd7c, the small blind checked, Mike Vela bet 28,000 from the big blind, and Giuseppe Iadisernia raised UTG+1 to 90,000.

The small blind check-raised all in for 254,000, and Vela folded. Iadisernia tanked for a while before he called with AdQs for a pair of queens.

The small blind turned over 10c9h[ for an open-ended straight draw, and he needed to improve to stay alive.

The turn card was the 7s, the river card was the Ah, and Iadisernia won the pot with two pair, aces and queens, to eliminate the small blind from the tournament.

Giuseppe Iadisernia  –  815,000  (163 bb)
Mike Vela  –  570,000  (114 bb)

With about 270 players remaining from a field of 1,541, the average chip stack is around 285,000 (57 big blinds). The final 193 players will finish in the money, guaranteed at least $5,600 each.

There will be a 90-minute dinner break after Level 16 (around 6:30-6:45 pm, depending on the Money Bubble), and action will continue tonight until the end of Level 20, around 11:30 pm.