Championship Day 1A: Alex Borukhovich Doubles Up with a Flush and Then Wins the Next Pot with a Straight to Reach 170,000

$3,500 WPT Poker Showdown Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 4:  300/500 with a 500 ante
Day 1A Entries:  701

Alex Borukhovich
Alex Borukhovich

After a flop of 9d4d4s, the player in the small blind checked, Alex Borukhovich bet 12,000, and the small blind called.

The turn card was the Jd, and both players checked.

The river card was the Ac, the small blind bet 20,000, Borukhovich moved all in for a little more than 50,000, and the small blind called with 7d5d for a seven-high flush.

But Borukhovich turned over Ad10d to win the pot with an ace-high flush and double up in chips.

Alex Borukhovich  –  140,000  (280 bb)

The next hand, Borukhovich ended up playing another sizable pot against two opponents on a board of 4h3c2s7sQh.

Borukhovich bet 13,000 on the river, one opponent called, and the other folded. Borukhovich showed 6c5h for a seven-high straight to win the pot, and his opponent mucked.

Alex Borukhovich  –  170,000  (340 bb)

The tournament clock shows 701 entries as play resumes, and the prizepool is already up over $2.24 million on its way to the $3 million guarantee.

Registration remains open with unlimited re-entries until the start of Level 9 (around 9:15 pm).