Championship: Roll Him Over

$1,650 Buy-In Championship No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

Level 12: Blinds 800/1,600/200 ante

John Pappas checked the river on a board of 7s7d5hQd9c and action was on John O’Neal.

Before O’Neal acted, Pappas said “Ace-King no good.”   Undeterred, O’Neal proceed to bet 6,500, which Pappas quickly called, showing 8s8d for a pair of 8s to go with the 7s on board.  O’Neal mucked and Pappas took the pot.

John Pappas has been on the waiting list for one of the high limit games for a while.  He put his name on the list a while back, in case he busted out.  They keep rolling his name over since he’s still in the tournament.

As they near the end of play, Michael Laake has extended his lead over the field.  He’s got over 350k.

With 22 remaining, the average stack is 102k.