Championship: William Hung Eliminated in 85th Place by Luke Martinelli

$3,500 WPT RRPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 19:  10,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining:  84 of 1,566

William Hung
William Hung

William Hung (of American Idol fame) got it all in from the cutoff for about 430,000 with AxKx, and he needed to improve to stay alive against the AsAc of Luke Martinelli.

The board came Js8c6c10c5d — Hung turned a gutshot straight draw, but improved no further. Martinelli won the pot with his pocket aces to eliminate Hung in 85th place.

Luke Martinelli  –  1,800,000  (120 bb)
William Hung  –  Eliminated in 85th Place  ($9,480)

Luke Martinelli
Luke Martinelli

With 84 players remaining from a field of 1,566, the average chip stack is about 745,000 (50 big blinds). The field is in the money, with the remaining players guaranteed at least $9,480 each.

Action is scheduled to continue tonight until the end of Level 20, around 12:40 am.