Championship: Jason Hickey Doubles Thru Anton Wigg

$3,500 WPT LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining:  55 of 1,982

Jason Hickey

A player raised under the gun to 90,000, Jason Hickey moved all in button for 535,000, and Anton Wigg thought for a while before moving all in over the top from the small blind for about 1.5 million. The UTG player folded.

Hickey turned over 9s9h, and needed his hand to hold to stay alive against Wigg’s AdKc.

The board came 10s8s2s3d6c, and the pocket nines held up for Hickey to win the pot and double up in chips.

Jason Hickey  –  1,240,000  (31 bb)
Anton Wigg  –  1,000,000  (25 bb)

With 55 players remaining from a field of 1,982, the average chip stack is about 1.44 million (36 big blinds). The remaining players are all guaranteed at least $17,000 each, and the field is playing down to the final two tables tonight (16 players).