Championship: Michael Newman Doubles Thru Landon Tice

$5,300 SHRPO Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 16:  4,000/8,000 with an 8,000 ante
Players Remaining:  120 of 1,070

Michael Newman

With about 120 players remaining, Michael Newman moved all in from the hijack for 50,000, and Landon Tice called from the small blind with 6s6h.

Newman turned over Ac3c, and needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came 7d6d4d5sJd, and Tice flopped a set of sixes, only to see Newman turn a seven-high straight to win the pot and double up in chips.

“How crazy is that?” said Newman.

Michael Newman  –  116,000  (15 bb)
Landon Tice  –  320,000  (40 bb)

With about 120 players remaining from a field of 1,070, the average chip stack is around 357,000 (45 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $8,515 each.

There will be a 90-minute dinner break after this level, around 6:54 pm. Action is scheduled to continue tonight until the end of Level 20, around 12:45 am.