Championship: Sean Shah Triples Up with Pocket Jacks

$3,500 LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 19:  10,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining:  135 of 1,692

Sean Shah
Sean Shah

A player raised UTG+1 to 30,000, and Sean Shah moved all in from middle position for 230,000. Ross Santos moved all in from the small blind for 420,000, and Jake Ferro moved all in over the top for about 715,000. The UTG+1 player folded.

All three players turned over their cards:

Jake Ferro:  AdKs
Ross Santos:  AhKh
Sean Shah:  JhJd

The board came 9h6c5c9d8d, and the pocket jacks held up for Shah to win the main pot and triple up in chips. (Ferro and Santos chopped the side pot.)

Sean Shah  –  735,000  (49 bb)
Jake Ferro  –  485,000  (32 bb)
Ross Santos  –  190,000  (13 bb)

With about 135 players remaining from a field of 1,692, the average chip stack is around 625,000 (42 big blinds). The field is in the money, with the remaining players guaranteed at least $7,155 each.

Action is scheduled to continue tonight until the end of Level 20 (about 12:25 am).