Championship: Eric Afriat Scores Another Double

$3,500 WPT Poker Showdown Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure Payouts
Level 30: 75,000/125,000 with a 125,000 ante
Players Remaining: 8 of 1,360

Eric Afriat

Two-time WPT champion Eric Afriat raised from the cutoff to 275,000, Ami Alibay called from the button, and Dan Chalifour defended his big blind.

The flop came Qc10h8c, it checked to Alibay who bet 300,000. Only Afriat called.

The turn card was the 3c, Afriat checked and Alibay moved all in. Afriat thought shortly before he called all in for 800,000.

Afriat needed to get lucky with his Ac9s against Alibay’s Jc9c.

Afriat called for the “Deuce of clubs. Let me do it one time.”

The dealer obliged as the river was in fact the 2c.

Afriat said, “Wow. Sorry, guys, it’s just my lucky day.”

Eric Afriat  –  3,225,000  (26 bb)
Ami Alibay  –  6,900,000  (55 bb)