Main Event: James Calderaro Doubles Thru Isaac Kempton

$1,700 WSOPC Main Event (Single Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 33:  100,000/200,000 with a 200,000 ante
Players Remaining:  7 of 1,162

James Calderaro and His Friends on the Rail
James Calderaro’s friends on the rail are wearing custom-made t-shirts with Calderaro on them.

James Calderaro got it all in from the button for 3,365,000 with Ah9h, and he needed to improve to stay alive against the 10s10d of Isaac Kempton in the cutoff.

The board came AcJd5c8sJh, and Calderaro paired his ace on the flop to win the pot and double up in chips.

After the hand, Calderaro said that nobody wanted him to leave the table because he was too fun.

“Seriously,” said Calderaro. “Is there anybody here who wasn’t rooting for an ace?”

Nobody said anything for a few moments, and then Kempton slowly raised his hand and said, “I was rooting for a ten.”

James Calderaro  –  7,230,000  (36 bb)
Isaac Kempton  –  4,915,000  (25 bb)

With seven players remaining, the average chip stack is about 4,980,000 (25 big blinds), and the next player to bust will earn $48,195.