Championship: Andrew Davidson Doubles Thru Andrew Barfield

$3,500 WPT Poker Showdown Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26:  50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining:  32 of 2,010

After a flop of Kd9c5c, action checked to Andrew Barfield, who bet 275,000 from the hijack. Dan Bekavac called from the small blind, and Andrew Davidson check-raised all in under the gun for 825,000.

Barfield moved all in over the top for roughly 5 million, and Bekavac used one of his Time Chips to tank for a while before he folded.

Davidson turned over Ks7s for a pair of kings, and he needed his hand to hold to stay alive against Barfield’s 10c8c (club flush draw).

The turn card was the As, the river card was the Jh, and the pair of kings held up for Davidson to win the pot and double up in chips.

Andrew Davidson  –  2,300,000  (31 bb)
Andrew Barfield  –  4,250,000  (57 bb)

With 32 players remaining from a field of 2,010, the average chip stack is about 3,150,000 (42 big blinds). The field is in the money, with the remaining players guaranteed at least $28,500.

The 30-second Action Clock by Protection Poker is in use, and players have 30 seconds to make each decision. Each player has been given a limited number of non-transferable Time Chips that can be used to extend a decision by 30 seconds.

There will be a one-hour dinner break after this level, around 7:15 pm, and action is scheduled to continue tonight until the field is down to the final two tables (16 players).