Championship: Michael Tweedlie Doubles Thru Anatoly Nikitin

$3,500 LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26:  50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining:  24 of 1,692

Michael Tweedlie
Michael Tweedlie

Anatoly Nikitin raised from the hijack to 150,000, Frank Funaro called from the button, and Michael Tweedlie moved all in from the small blind for 650,000. Nikitin reraised, and Funaro quickly folded.

Tweedlie turned over Ah10h, and he needed it to hold to stay alive against Nikitin’s Qc10d.

The board came 10s4s3s8hAd, and Tweedlie won the pot with two pair, aces and tens, to double up in chips.

Michael Tweedlie  –  1,600,000  (21 bb)
Anatoly Nikitin  –  3,800,000  (51 bb)

With 24 players remaining from a field of 1,692, the average chip stack is around 3,525,000 (47 big blinds), and the remaining players are guaranteed at least $29,480 each.

Action is scheduled to continue tonight for as long as it takes to get down to the final two tables (16 players).