Championship: Mike Vela Eliminated in 31st Place by Chipleader Brian Altman; Juan Endara Out in 29th Place

$3,500 WPT RRPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25:  30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining:  28 of 1,541

Mike Vela
Mike Vela

Mike Vela got it all in from UTG+1 for 240,000 with 4s4d, and he needed his hand to hold to stay alive against the As9d of chipleader Brian Altman in the small blind.

The board came Jh9h3s2c3d, and Altman paired his nine on the flop to win the pot and eliminate Vela in 31st place.

Brian Altman  –  9,300,000  (155 bb)
Mike Vela  –  Eliminated in 31st Place  ($22,900)

Juan Endara

A few minutes later, Juan Endara got it all in for about 350,000 with QxQx, only to run into AxAx. Endara didn’t improve, and he was eliminated in 29th place.

Juan Endara  –  Eliminated in 29th Place  ($22,900)

With 28 players remaining from a field of 1,541, the average chip stack is around 2,750,000 (46 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $22,900 each.

There will be a one-hour dinner break after this level, around 6:40 pm, and action is scheduled to continue today until there are two tables remaining (16 players).