2018 Showdown Live Updates

Event 18: James Scott Triples Up

$150 No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 28: 40,000/80,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 565

James Scott moved all in on the button for 980,000 and was called by Alfredo Fernandez in the small blind. Manuel Jo moved all in out of the big blind for about 2,500,000 and Fernandez folded.

Scott showed [Ac][Jc] needed an ace against Jo’s [Qs][Qc].

The board came [Jh][9s][8d][Js][As]. Scott turned trips and rivered a full house to triple up and move into the chip lead.

James Scott – 2,990,000
Manuel Jo – 1,500,000

Event 18: James Scott Doubles Through Alfredo Fernandez

$150 No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27: 30,000/60,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 565

Alfredo Fernandez raised on the button and James Scott moved all in out of the big blind for 505,000. Fernandez called.

Fernandez showed [Qs][Td] and needed help against Scott’s [Kc][8c].

The board came [5s][5h][2c][4d][4s], which kept Scott in the lead and he doubled up on one of the last hands before break.

James Scott – 1,070,000
Alfredo Fernandez – 1,550,000

Championship: Faraz Jaka Called Scott Margereson’s Bluff

$3,500 WPT Showdown Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Payouts | Live Stream
Level 36: 200,000/400,000 with 50,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 1,309

Faraz Jaka

Faraz Jaka limped for 400,000, and Scott Margereson checked his option in the big blind.

Both players check to the turn on a board of [Kd 8d 7c 9s], Margereson bet 650,000, and Jaka called.

The river brought the [ad] and Margereson bet 3,000,000. Jaka used  one of his time chips before calling with [7s 5c] for the winning pair of sevens. Margereson  showed [10d 5h] for ten high.

Championship: Scott Margereson Puts the Pressure On

$3,500 WPT Showdown Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Payouts | Live Stream
Level 36: 200,000/400,000 with 50,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 1,309

Scott Margereson opened to 800,000 and Faraz Jaka called.

The flop came [ac 10d 4d], Jaka checked and Margereson  bet 1,000,000. Jaka called.

The turn is the [4c], Jaka checked, and Margereson bet 2,200,000 winning himself the pot.

Championship: Faraz Jaka Takes One

$3,500 WPT Showdown Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Payouts | Live Stream
Level 36: 200,000/400,000 with 50,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 1,309

Faraz Jaka opened to 800,000 and Scott Margereson called.

The flop came [jd 5d 4c], Margereson checked and Jaka bet 800,000. Margereson called.

The turn brought the [8d], Margereson checked, and Jaka bet 2,100,000 winning himself the pot.

Championship: Two-Pair Takes it for Scott Margereson

$3,500 WPT Showdown Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Payouts | Live Stream
Level 36: 200,000/400,000 with 50,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 1,309

Scott Magereson

Faraz Jaka opened to 800,000 and Margereson called.

The flop came [qh jh 6d], Faraz Jaka bet 900,000 and Margereson called.

The turn brought the [5s], and both players checked.

The river was the [7s] and they both checked again. Scott tabled [qc  jd] for the winning two-pair.

 

Event 18: Chris Zito – 4th Place ($4,916)

$150 No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26: 25,000/50,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 565

Chris Zito

James Scott moved all in from under the gun for 200,000 and Manuel Jo called out of the small blind. Chris Zito moved all in for 450,000 out of the big blind and Jo folded.

Zito showed [Kh][Kc] and was in the lead against Scott’s [Qh][Jh].

The board came [Ah][Qd][2c][Jc][6c] and Scott doubled up after turning queens and jacks, leaving Zito with just 250,000.

A couple hands later, Zito moved all in on the button for 200,000 and Alfredo Fernandez called out of the big blind.

Fernandez showed [4h][3s] and was up against Zito’s [As][Qs]. The flop was [Ah][6h][5s], giving Zito top pair, but Fernandez was open-ended.

The turn was the [6d], keeping Zito in the lead, but the river was the [7h], giving Fernandez a straight and sending Zito home in fourth place for $4,916.

Alfredo Fernandez – 1,800,000
Chris Zito – Eliminated