Championship: James Mendoza Eliminated in 14th Place by Koray Aldemir

$5,300 SHRPO Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  13 of 1,070

James Mendoza
James Mendoza

Koray Aldemir raised from the cutoff to 200,000, James Mendoza moved all in from the small blind for 1,325,000, and Aldemir called with AhJh.

Mendoza turned over Kd6d, and needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came Kc10c7s9d8c, and Mendoza paired his king on the flop and rivered a ten-high straight, but Aldemir rivered a jack-high straight to win the pot and eliminate Mendoza in 14th place.

Koray Aldemir  –  4,400,000  (44 bb)
James Mendoza  –  Eliminated in 14th Place  ($53,710)

With 13 players remaining from a field of 1,070, the average chip stack is around 3,300,000 (33 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $53,710 each.

Action will continue tonight until there are nine players remaining for tomorrow’s final table, scheduled to begin at 12:00 noon.