Championship: Justin Bond Eliminated in 38th Place by Natasha Mercier

$5,300 SHRPO Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 21:  15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining:  37 of 1,070

Justin Bond
Justin Bond

Philipe Pizzari Pinto raised under the gun to 55,000, and Justin Bond reraised form the hijack to 325,000, leaving himself just 30K behind. Natasha Mercier called from the button, and Pinto folded.

The flop came QdJs3s, and Bond used two of his Time Chips to tank for more than a minute before he min-bet 25,000. Mercier moved all in, and Bond thought for a while before he called all in for 30,000 with AsQh for a pair of queens.

But Mercier turned over KsKh, and Bond needed to improve to stay alive.

The turn card was the 2h, the river card was the 6c, and Mercier won the pot with her pocket kings to eliminate Bond in 38th place.

Natasha Mercier  –  2,060,000  (82 bb)
Justin Bond  –  Eliminated in 38th Place  ($19,515)

With 37 players remaining from a field of 1,070, the average chip stack is around 1,155,000 (46 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $19,515 each.

The field will play as long as it takes today to reach the nine-handed final table, which is scheduled to begin tomorrow at 12:00 noon.