Championship: Michael Newman Triples Up; Charles DiFalco Eliminated in 112th Place by D.J. Alexander

$5,300 SHRPO Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 17:  5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining:  111 of 1,070

Michael Newman
Michael Newman is second on Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood’s all-time trophy list with nine trophies won in major tournaments.

Charles DiFalco moved all in from the hijack for 121,000, Michael Newman called all in from the small blind for 90,000, and D.J. Alexander called from the big blind, covering both players.

These were their cards in descending order of chip counts:

D.J. Alexander:  JhJc
Charles DiFalco:  AcKc
Michael Newman:  9h9c

The board came 10h9s3h2d7h, and Newman won the main pot worth 280,000 with a set of nines to triple up in chips. Alexander won the smaller side pot worth 62,000 to eliminate DiFalco in 112th place.

Michael Newman  –  280,000  (28 bb)
D.J. Alexander  –  131,000  (13 bb)
Charles DiFalco  –  Eliminated in 112th Place  ($9,500)

With 111 players remaining from a field of 1,070, the average chip stack is around 386,000 (39 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $9,500 each.

Action is scheduled to continue tonight until the end of Level 20, around 12:45 am.