$3,500 WPT Poker Showdown Championship $3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 34: 150,000/300,000 with a 300,000 ante Players Remaining: 4 of 1,360
Jerry Wong was on the button and raised to 700,000. Eric Afriat called from the small blind only to see Ami Alibay jam 3,275,000 from the big. Wong called while Afria mucked. Alibay was at risk versus Wong.
Wong came from behind rivering a flush to bust Alibay in fifth place. Alibay scored $194,610 while Wong scooped the pot.
Jerry Wong – 15,875,000 Ami Alibay – Eliminated in 5th place ($194,610)
$3,500 WPT Poker Showdown Championship $3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 31: 75,000/150,000 with a 150,000 ante Players Remaining: 6 of 1,360
After a month-long break, the finalists in the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown WPT Championship reconvene today to play to a champion at the HyerX Esports Arena at the Luxor in Las Vegas. From 1,360 starting entries, only six remain and it’s James Carroll that tops the play with a stack of 18,525,000.
Carroll has his work cut out for him, though, with a talented group of tablemates that includes Maria Ho, Jerry Wong, Chad Eveslage, Eric Afriat and Ami Alibay. All have locked up a nice score of $148,380, but it’s the $700,175 first prize and $15,000 Tournament of Champions seat they eye.
Chip counts and remaining payouts:
Seat 1: Maria Ho – 16,650,000 Seat 2: Chad Eveslage – 3,350,000 Seat 3: Jerry Wong – 3,225,000 Seat 4: Eric Afriat – 4,425,000 Seat 5: Ami Alibay – 8,175,000 Seat 6: James Carroll – 18,525,000
The button is on James Carroll and there is 43:43 remaining in Level 31 (75,000-150,000 and a 150,000-big blind ante).
Play resumes at 4pm PT/7pm ET and our friends at the WPT will be providing hand-for-hand coverage of the event at WPT.com. Highlight coverage, including all eliminations and a full tournament recap at its conclusion, will be available right here at SHRPO.com.
The 2019 World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown ran April 4th through the 17th at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. The series crowned 28 trophy winners and was highlighted by the $3,500 buy-in, $3,000,000 guaranteed Championship.
As part of WPT’s Season XVII initiative, the Championship played down to the final six and bagged and tagged set to return May 30th at the HyperX ESports Arena in Las Vegas to compete for a $715,175 prize. Leading the way is James Carroll, but he’s trailed by a slew of notables including Maria Ho in second.