Championship: Pete Chen Wins with Pocket Kings Right Before the Money Bubble

$3,500 LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 17:  5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining:  213 of 1,692

Pete Chen
Pete Chen

A player raised under the gun to 21,000, Pete Chen reraised from middle position to 78,000, and his opponent called.

Both players checked to the turn on a board of Ac10h5c4c, his opponent bet 75,000, and Chen called.

The river card was the Jc, his opponent checked, Chen bet 280,000, and his opponent called. Chen turned over KhKc to win the pot with a king-high flush, and his opponent mucked.

Pete Chen  –  1,235,000  (124 bb)

As this hand was ending, the tournament staff announced that dealers should finish the hand in progress and then stop, as the field is now on the Money Bubble.

With 213 players remaining from a field of 1,692, the average chip stack is around 397,000 (40 big blinds). The final 212 players will finish in the money, earning at least $5,915 each.

Action is scheduled to continue tonight until the end of Level 20 (about 12:30 am).