Championship Day 1A: Andres Jeckeln Knocks Out a Player

$3,500 WPT Poker Showdown Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 5:  300/600 with a 600 ante
Day 1A Entries:  784

Andres Jeckeln
Andres Jeckeln on Event #34 last night, earning $126,541.

The player in the small blind got it all in with a short stack and turned over Ah7s, but needed to improve to stay alive against the Ac9c of Andres Jeckeln in the big blind.

The board came Ad3s2cJc8h, and Jeckeln won the pot with a pair of aces and his nine kicker to eliminate his opponent.

Andres Jeckeln  –  58,500  (98 bb)

The tournament clock shows 784 entries as play resumes, and the prizepool is already up over $2.5 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).