2020 LHPO Live Updates

Event 27: Michael Tait – 5th Place ($3,974)

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 29:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  4 of 619

Michael Tait
Michael Tait

Michael Tait got it all in from the button for about 1,100,000 with AcJc, and he needed to improve to stay alive against the KsKh of David Shmuel, who was under the gun.

The board came Kd7c3s8c6d, and Shmuel flopped a set of kings to win the pot and eliminate Tait in fifth place.

David Shmuel  –  3,375,000  (34 bb)
Michael Tait  –  Eliminated in 5th Place  ($3,974)

With four players remaining, the average chip stack is about 2,325,000 (23 big blinds), and the next player to bust will earn $5,385.

Event 27: Rene Noriega – 6th Place ($3,157)

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 29:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  5 of 619

Rene Noriega
Rene Noriega

There is a short break to color up the 5K chips after Level 27, and these were the official chip counts with the blinds increasing to 50K-75K:

Seat 1.  Al Gomez  –  850,000  (11 bb)
Seat 2.  Michael Tait  –  1,050,000  (14 bb)
Seat 3.  Scott Roberts  –  1,925,000  (26 bb)
Seat 4.  David Coughlin  –  1,500,000  (20 bb)
Seat 5.  David Shmuel  –  3,200,000  (43 bb)
Seat 6.  Rene Noriega  –  750,000  (10 bb)

A half hour later, the blinds increased to 50K-100K, and Scott Roberts raised under the gun to 225,000. Rene Noriega moved all in from the button for 425,000, and Roberts called with QhQc.

Noriega turned over AcKc, and needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came Kh10d5c9hQd — Noriega paired his king on the flop, but Roberts rivered a set of queens to win the pot and eliminate Noriega in sixth place.

Scott Roberts  –  3,600,000  (36 bb)
Rene Noriega  –  Eliminated in 6th Place  ($3,157)

With five players remaining, the average chip stack is about 1,850,000 (19 big blinds), and the next player to bust will earn $3,157.

Event 27: Antonio Campbell – 7th Place ($2,414)

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27:  30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining:  6 of 619

Antonio Campbell
Antonio Campbell

Two hands after a dramatic all-in hand, Antonio Campbell moved all in from the hijack for 630,000, Scott Roberts moved all in from the cutoff for 610,000, and David Shmuel moved all in over the top from the small blind.

David Shmuel:  AhKh
Antonio Campbell:  6h6c
Scott Roberts:  9s9c

The board came 7h5c3sAd9d — Shmuel paired his ace on the turn to take the lead, but Roberts rivered a set of nines to win the main pot and triple up in chips.

Shmuel won the side pot with his pair of aces to take the last 20,000 in chips from Campbell, eliminating him from the tournament.

Scott Roberts  –  1,950,000  (33 bb)
David Shmuel  –  2,315,000  (39 bb)
Antonio Campbell  –  Eliminated in 7th Place  ($2,414)

With six players remaining, the average chip stack is about 1,550,000 (26 big blinds), and the next player to bust will earn $3,157.

Event 27: Two Dramatic All-In Situations

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27:  30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining:  7 of 619

Scott Roberts
Scott Roberts

Scott Roberts moved all in from UTG+1 for 610,000, and Michael Tait called from the big blind with QhQc. Roberts turned over JsJh, and needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came JdJc5c8h3h, and Roberts flopped quad jacks to win the pot and double up in chips.

Scott Roberts  –  1,310,000  (22 bb)
Michael Tait  –  640,000  (11 bb)

Two hands later, Michael Tait raised from the button to 175,000, Antonio Campbell moved all in from the small blind for 190,000, and Scott Roberts moved all in over the top from the big blind. Tait called all in for 610,000, and they turned over their cards.

Scott Roberts:  KhKd
Michael Tait:  AdKc
Antonio Campbell:  8s8d

The board came AcAh2h8h5d — Tait cheered the flop when he made trip aces, and Campbell cheered louder on the turn when he caught an eight for a full house. The river card was a blank, and Campbell won the main pot to triple up with his full house, while Tait won a larger side pot to double thru Roberts and make a 230,000 profit on the hand.

Antonio Campbell  –  630,000  (11 bb)
Michael Tait  –  840,000  (14 bb)
Scott Roberts  –  640,000  (11 bb)

With seven players remaining, the average chip stack is about 1,325,000 (2 big blinds), and the next player to bust will earn $2,414.

Event 27: Evan Haw – 8th Place ($1,746)

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26:  25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining:  7 of 619

Evan Haw
Evan Haw

In the first hand after the break, chipleader David Shmuel raised UTG+1 to 120,000, Rene Noriega reraised from middle position to 250,000, and Evan Haw moved all in from the hijack for 770,000.

Shmuel folded, and Noriega called with KhKd. Haw turned over QhQc, and he needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came Ah6h5d5s2c, and the pocket kings held up for Noriega to win the pot and eliminate Haw in eighth place.

Rene Noriega  –  2,085,000  (42 bb)
Evan Haw  –  Eliminated in 8th Place  ($1,746)

With seven players remaining, the average chip stack is about 1,325,000 (27 big blinds), and the next player to bust will earn $2,414.