Championship: The Ups & Downs of Raul Hernandez With 13 Players Left

$5,300 SHRPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26:  50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining:  13 of 1,110

Raul Hernandez
Raul Hernandez

Mitchell Halverson completed the small blind to 75,000, and Raul Hernandez checked his option in the big blind.

The flop came Kd10d8c, Halverson bet 75,000, and Hernandez calls.

The turn card was the 6h, Halverson bet 175,000, Hernandez raised to 500,000, and Halverson folded. Hernandez took the pot.

Raul Hernandez  –  2,000,000  (27 bb)
Mitchell Halverson  –  675,000  (9 bb)

Two hands later, Raul Hernandez raised from the button to 175,000, Sergio Aido reraised from the big blind to 450,000, and Hernandez four-bet it to 1,150,000. Aido folded, and Hernandez took the pot.

Raul Hernandez  –  2,550,000  (34 bb)
Sergio Aido  –  3,475,000  (46 bb)

A couple hands later, Hernandez raised UTG+1 to 150,000, Jim Collopy reraised from the big blind to 475,000, and Hernandez called.

Both players checked to the turn on a board of As3d2c4d, Collopy checked, Hernandez bet 350,000, and Collopy called.

The river card was the Kc, Collopy checked, Hernandez bet 925,000, and Collopy tanked for a while before he called.

Hernandez showed QhJh for a queen-high bluff, and Collopy turned over AdAc to win the pot with a set of aces.

Jim Collopy  –  5,050,000  (67 bb)
Raul Hernandez  –  750,000  (10 bb)

The next hand, Hernandez raised under the gun for 725, leaving himself just 25K behind. Everyone else folded, and Hernandez won the blinds and ante.

Raul Hernandez  –  950,000  (13 bb)

With 13 players remaining from a field of 1,110, the average chip stack is around 3,400,000 (45 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $54,920 each.

Action will continue today until there are seven players remaining for tomorrow afternoon’s live-streamed final table, scheduled to begin at 1:00 pm.