Event 8: Zhi Cheng Wu Versus Tomas Soderstrom

$1,700 Purple Chip Bounty NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 21:  10,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining:  3 of 111

Zhi Cheng Wu

Tomas Soderstrom opened to 30,000 from the button and Zhi Cheng Wu called in the big blind to the Ts6h4c flop. Cheng Wu checked, Soderstrom bet 20,000 and Cheng Wu called.

The turn was 8h, Cheng wu checked again, Soderstrom bet 60,000 and Cheng Wu called. The river came Kd, Cheng Wu checked one last time, and Soderstrom fired again for 120,000. Cheng Wu quickly called and tabled 9h8s. Soderstrom double checked his cards and mucked the pot to the chip leader.

Zhi Cheng Wu – 1,220,000 (81 bb)
Tomas Soderstrom – 361,000 (24 bb)

Event 8: Zhi Cheng Wu Moves Back into the Lead

$1,700 Purple Chip Bounty NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 21:  10,000/15,000 with a 12,000 ante
Players Remaining:  3 of 111

Zhi Cheng Wu opened to 30,000 from the button, Tomas Soderstrom called in the small blind and Schahin Ghiai called in the big. The flop came Th9d8c and all three players checked. The turn was 3d, Soderstrom bet 35,000 and only Cheng wu came along.

The river was Jc, Soderstrom bet 115,000 and Cheng Wu dropped in a call. He flipped up Qh5d for the queen-high straight, Soderstrom flashed Ah before he mucked the pot to Cheng Wu.

Seat 2: Schahin Ghiai – 745,000 (50 bb)
Seat 5: Zhi Cheng Wu – 815,000 (54 bb)
Seat 7: Tomas Soderstrom – 661,000 (44 bb)

Event 8 Schahin Ghiai Moves Further Ahead

$1,700 Purple Chip Bounty NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 20:  6,000/12,000 with a 12,000 ante
Players Remaining:  3 of 111

There were no major pots over the first 30 minutes but Schahin Ghiai was able to extend his lead to hold more than half of the chips in play.

Seat 2: Schahin Ghiai – 1,240,000 (103 bb)
Seat 5: Zhi Cheng Wu – 510,000 (43 bb)
Seat 7: Tomas Soderstrom – 470,000 (39 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $34,105 + RRPO Trophy
2nd: $21,015
3rd: $12,595

Event 8: Break Time Counts

$1,700 Purple Chip Bounty NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 20:  6,000/12,000 with a 12,000 ante
Players Remaining:  3 of 111

Level 19 came to an end and tournament staff sent the three remaining players on a 15-minute break. Schahin Ghiai leads, Tomas Soderstrom moved into second place, and former leader Zhi Cheng Wu is third.

Seat 2: Schahin Ghiai – 1,030,000 (86 bb)
Seat 5: Zhi Cheng Wu – 497,000 (41 bb)
Seat 7: Tomas Soderstrom – 684,000 (57 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $34,105 + RRPO Trophy
2nd: $21,015
3rd: $12,595

Event 8: Tomas Soderstrom Slips Then Doubles Through Zhi Cheng Wu

$1,700 Purple Chip Bounty NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 19:  5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining:  3 of 111

Tomas Soderstrom

It was three-way to a Qs7s3s flop and Tomas Soderstrom bet 10,000. Schahin Ghiai folded, Zhi Cheng Wu thought for a second and called. Both players checked the 9c turn and Cheng Wu led out for 40,000 after the Jc river. Soderstrom raised to 112,000 and Cheng Wu quickly called. He flipped over KsTh for the king-high straight and Soderstrom mucked.

Soon after, Cheng Wu limped his button and Soderstrom moved all in for 178,000 from the small blind. Ghiai folded and Cheng Wu called.

Soderstrom: AcJd
Cheng Wu: As8d

Soderstrom was in great shape, had a small blip when they all saw the 8c in the window but he also paired on the Jc9c8c flop. The turn was 3d and the 5c river gave Soderstrom the overkill nut flush to double up.

Tomas Soderstrom – 381,000 (38 bb)
Zhi Cheng Wu – 875,000 (88 bb)