Championship: Steven Richardson Doubles Thru Noam Muallem

$3,500 WPT LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 15:  3,000/6,000 with a 6,000 ante
Players Remaining:  253 of 1,982

Steven Richardson
Steven Richardson

Steven Richardson got his short stack all in from the cutoff with KsQh, and he needed to improve to stay alive against the AsAd of Noam Muallem on the button.

The board came QsQd8c5s3d, and Richardson flopped trip queens to crack aces, win the pot, and double up in chips.

Steven Richardson  –  100,000  (17 bb)
Noam Muallem  –  430,000  (72 bb)

With about 253 players remaining from a field of 1,982, the average chip stack is about 313,000 (52 big blinds). The final 248 players will finish in the money, earning at least $6,275 each.

There will be a 90-minute dinner break after Level 16 (about 6:35 pm), and action is scheduled to continue tonight until the end of Level 20, around 12:20 am.