Championship: Kitty Kuo Doubles Thru Philipe Pizzari Pinto

$5,300 SHRPO Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26:  50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining:  14 of 1,070

Kitty Kuo
Kitty Kuo

Kitty Kuo moved all in under the gun for 525,000, and Philipe Pizzari Pinto called from the big blind with Ah10d.

Kuo turned over QdQc, and she needed it to hold to stay alive.

The board came 9d6s4c10c4s, and Pinto paired his ten on the turn, but improved no further. Kuo won the pot with her pocket queens to double up in chips.

“I will not die, guys,” said Kuo. “I have patience.”

Kitty Kuo  –  1,175,000  (16 bb)
Philipe Pizzari Pinto  –  1,500,000  (20 bb)

With 14 players remaining from a field of 1,070, the average chip stack is around 3,050,000 (41 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $53,710 each.

There will be a one-hour dinner break after this level, around 8:24 pm, and action will continue tonight until there are nine players remaining for tomorrow’s final table, scheduled to begin at 12:00 noon.