Championship Day 1A: Daniel Bekavac Doubles Up with a Runner-Runner Straight

$3,500 WPT Poker Showdown Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 8:  600/1,200 with a 1,200 ante
Day 1A Entries:  942

Daniel Bekavac
Daniel Bekavac

With the board showing 10h8d4h9s6c on the river, the UTG+1 player checked, the hijack bet 5,000, and Daniel Bekavac raised to about 20,000.

The UTG+1 player check-reraised to about 70,000, and the hijack folded.

Bekavac called all in for 54,700 with 7s4s for a pair of fours, and his opponent turned over Jh8h for a pair of eights.

The turn card was the 9s, giving the players two different open-ended straight draws.

The river card was the 6c, and Bekavac won the pot with a ten-high straight to double up in chips.

Daniel Bekavac  –  125,000  (104 bb)

The tournament clock shows 942 entries as play resumes, and the prizepool is already up over $3.01 million, beating the $3 million guarantee on Day 1A.

Registration remains open with unlimited re-entries until the end of the upcoming break (around 9:15 pm).