Championship: Aaron Klausman Doubles Thru Matt Berkey

$3,500 WPT Poker Showdown Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 14:  3,000/5,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining:  387 of 2,010

Aaron Klausman

After a flop of 7c4h3s, Aaron Klausman checked from UTG+1, Matt Berkey bet 10,000 from the hijack, and Klausman check-raised all in for 78,000.

Berkey thought for a moment before he called with AdKh, and Klausman turned over 8s8h. Klausman needed his hand to hold to stay alive.

The turn card paired the board with the 4s, the river card double-paired the board with the 7s, and Klausman won the pot with two pair, eights and sevens, to double up in chips.

Aaron Klausman  –  120,000  (24 bb)
Matt Berkey  –  557,000  (111 bb)

With approximately 387 players remaining from a field of 2,010, the average chip stack is about 260,000 (52 big blinds). The final 252 players will finish in the money, earning at least $5,650 each.

There will be a 90-minute dinner break after Level 16, around 6:35 pm. Action is scheduled to continue tonight until the end of Level 20, around 12:30 am.