Event 10: Blake Whittington Doubles Thru Salvatore Spina

$400 Six-Max No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 17:  3,000/6,000 with a 6,000 ante
Players Remaining:  12 of 217

Blake Whittington
Blake Whittington

After a flop of Jh8h3d, Salvatore Spina bet 17,000 from the big blind, Blake Whittington moved all in from the cutoff for 73,000, and Spina called with KcJc for a pair of jacks.

Whittington turned over AhAc for an overpair, and needed his hand to hold to stay alive.

The turn card was the 4d, the river card was the 9c, and Whittington’s aces held up for him to win the pot and double up in chips.

Blake Whittington  –  180,000  (30 bb)
Salvatore Spina  –  265,000  (44 bb)

With 12 players remaining, the average chip stack is about 271,000 (45 big blinds), and the remaining players are all guaranteed to earn at least $1,320 each.

Recent Eliminations
13th: Steven Glazerman – $1,060
14th: Ryan Luppino – $1,060
15th: Steve Karp – $870