Championship: Nathan Russler Doubles Thru Matthew Wantman

$5,300 SHRPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 14:  3,000/5,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining:  171 of 1,110

Nathan Russler

Nathan Russler got it all in from the big blind for 143,000 with Ah9h, and needed to improve to stay alive against Matthew Wantman’s JhJc on the button.

The board came AsKs3c5cAc, and Russler paired his ace on the flop and rivered trips to win the pot and double up in chips.

Nathan Russler  –  294,000  (59 bb)
Matthew Wantman  –  655,000  (131 bb)

The tournament clock shows 171 players remaining from a field of 1,110, with an average chip stack around 246,000 (49 big blinds). The final 139 players will finish in the money, guaranteed at least $8,115 each.

There will be a 90-minute dinner break after Level 16 (around 6:30 pm), and action will continue tonight until the end of Level 20 (around 12:15 am).