Championship: Nicholas Nieto Eliminated in 11th Place ($61,303)

$5,250 SHRPO Championship
$3 Million Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 24: 20,000/40,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 887

Nicholas Nieto

Adam Levy raised to 85,000 preflop on the hijack, and Nicholas Nieto reraised all in on a short stack from the small blind. Levy called to cover him, and the two remaining players revealed their cards.

Levy: AcKs
Nieto: Ah5d

Board: 10h7s4s6dAs

Nieto was eliminated in 11th place, good for $61,303, and Levy stacked up 2.5 million after the hand.

Adam Levy – 2,500,000 (62 bb)
Nicholas Nieto – Eliminated in 11th Place ($61,303)

Championship: Dylan Drazen Shoves Against Aaron Mermelstein

$5,250 SHRPO Championship
$3 Million Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 24: 20,000/40,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 11 of 887

Adam Levy raised to 85,000 from the hijack, Dylan Drazen three-bet to 255,000 from the cutoff, Aaron Mermelstein four-bet to 435,000 from the button, Levy folded, and Drazen called.

They checked to the turn of a KcJs8c6s board where Drazen bet 365,000. Mermelstein called, the 3h river completed the board, and Drazen shoved for about 700,000. Mermelstein folded.

Dylan Drazen – 2,400,000 (60 bb)
Aaron Mermelstein – 5,900,000 (148 bb)

Championship: Joe Kuether Doubles Through Dylan Drazen

$5,250 SHRPO Championship
$3 Million Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 24: 20,000/40,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 11 of 887

Joe Kuether raised all in for 265,000 from the button and Dylan Drazen called from the big blind.

Kuether: AcJc
Drazen: 4h4s

The board ran out Kd7h5s3dJs, giving Kuether a pair of jacks on the river to double through Drazen.

Joe Kuether – 580,000 (15 bb)
Dylan Drazen – 1,530,000 (38 bb)

Championship: Hero Call Gone Wrong, Martin Kozlov Doubles Through Matt Berkey

$5,250 SHRPO Championship
$3 Million Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 24: 20,000/40,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 11 of 887

(betting details of the hand told to us by Martin Kozlov)

Martin Kozlov raised from the cutoff (there was a dead button), and Matt Berkey called from the big blind.

The flop fell AhKcQs, and Berkey check-called a bet from Kozlov. The turn was the 4s, and Berkey check-called a another bet from Kozlov. The river was the 2h, Berkey checked, and Kozlov shoved for 920,000. Berkey tanked for about three minutes before he called.

Kozlov tabled 4h4d for a set of fours, Berkey’s hand was revealed to be Jd5d for jack high, and Kozlov scored the double.

Martin Kozlov – 2,400,000 (60 bb)
Matt Berkey – 2,700,000 (68 bb)

Championship: DeJuante Alexander Eliminated in 12th Place ($61,303)

$5,250 SHRPO Championship
$3 Million Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 24: 20,000/40,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 11 of 887

DeJuante Alexander (pictured) raised all in for 450,000 from middle position and Michael Aron called from the hijack with JsJc, leading Alexander’s Ah10s.

The board came down Jh8d6d3s3h, giving Aron jacks full of threes to eliminate Alexander.

Michael Aron – 2,250,000 (56 bb)
DeJuante Alexander – Eliminated in 12th Place ($61,303)