Championship Day 1A: Anthony Astarita Doubles Thru Melanie Weisner

$3,500 WPT Poker Showdown Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 6:  400/800 with a 800 ante
Day 1A Entries:  800

Anthony Astarita

Melanie Weisner raised from the small blind to 3,000, and Anthony Astarita called from the big blind.

The flop came 8c5s3s, Weisner bet 3,500, and Astarita thought for a while before raising to 11,500. Weisner paused for a few moments before she moved all in for 40,600.

Astarita quickly called all in for 31,300 with 9s7s for a gutshot straight draw with a spade flush draw. Weisner turned over 7h6c for an open-ended straight draw, and Astarita actually had the high hand with nine high.

The turn card paired the board with the 3d, the river card was the Qc, and Astarita won the pot with his nine high to double up in chips.

Anthony Astarita  –  69,400  (87 bb)
Melanie Weisner  –  9,300  (12 bb)

The tournament clock shows 800 entries as play resumes, and the prizepool is already up over $2.56 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).

Melanie Weisner