‘WPT WPO Championship’
Level 36 (250,000/500,000/75,000)
Total Entries: 1,171
Players Remaining: 2
Average Stack: 17,565,000
The blinds and antes have gone up again and the quick 30 minute levels are starting to play a big role in this heads up battle. With the big blind costing 500,000, that means that there are just over 60 total big blinds in play and that kind of stack size means that the action could be picking up over the next few hands.
Before the level jumped up, Chris Leong was the driving force of that action, winning a few small pots without having to go to showdown, pots that have brought him dangerously close to chip leader Rafael Yaraliyev.
We’ve yet to see Leong’s holdings throughout those hands but that doesn’t seem to matter to his supporters, who are starting to get a little rowdy on the rail. They’re cheering Leong on in every pot and if he’s able to retake the chip lead, their support could be what pushes him towards this WPT WPO Championship.
As it stands, Rafael Yaraliyevis playing 19,100,000 to Leong’s 16,900,000.