Championship: Christopher Usude Doubles Up; Kristen Bicknell Four-Bets It Preflop

$3,500 WPT Poker Showdown Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 12:  1,500/3,000 with a 3,000 ante
Players Remaining:  600 of 2,482

Christopher Usude
Christopher Usude

After a flop of Ad9c2s with 40,500 already in the pot, Christopher Usude moved all in UTG+1 for 48,000, and his opponent tanked for a while before calling from middle position with KhKd.

Usude turned over Ac10c for a pair of aces, and he needed it to hold to stay alive.

The turn card was the Jh, the river card was the Jc, and Usude won the pot with a higher two pair, aces and jacks, to double up in chips.

Christopher Usude  –  136,500  (46 bb)

Kristen Bicknell
Kristen Bicknell

At a nearby table, Kristen Bicknell min-raised from middle position to 6,000, the player in the small blind called, and the player in the big blind raised to 26,500.

Bicknell four-bet it to 63,000, the small blind quickly folded, and the big blind tanked for a while before folding. Bicknell took the pot.

Kristen Bicknell  –  190,000  (63 bb)

With 600 players remaining from a field of 2,482, the average chip stack is about 165,000 (55 big blinds). The final 311 players will finish in the money, guaranteed at least $6,195 each.

There will be a 90-minute dinner break after Level 16 (around 6:40 pm), and action is scheduled to continue tonight until the end of Level 20, around 12:30 am.