Championship Day 1A: Alvaro Puchol Doubles Thru A.J. Kelsall

$3,500 WPT Poker Showdown Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 5:  300/600 with a 600 ante
Day 1A Entries:  762

Alvaro Puchol
Alvaro Puchol

Alvaro Puchol got it all in from the big blind for 18,200 with KdKc, and needed his hand to hold to stay alive against the QsQd of A.J. Kelsall in the hijack.

The board came AcJd6c8s3d, and the kings held up for Puchol to win the pot and double up in chips.

Alvaro Puchol  –  37,300  (62 bb)
A.J. Kelsall  –  80,000  (133 bb)

The tournament clock shows 762 entries as play resumes, and the prizepool is already up over $2.43 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).