Championship Day 1A: Matthew Wantman Shoves the River to Reach 170K

$3,500 WPT Poker Showdown Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 5:  300/600 with a 600 ante
Day 1A Entries:  877

Matthew Wantman
Matthew Wantman

With the board showing Ac6h4s5s on the turn, Matthew Wantman checked from middle position, the player on the button bet 9,000, and Wantman check-raised to 25,200. The button called.

The river card was the Qd, and Wantman moved all in. His opponent went into the tank with about 46,000 left in his stack, and he tanked for a very long time before he folded AdKc face up for a pair of aces.

Wantman let his opponent choose one of his cards to reveal, and it was the 7c for a possible straight.

Matthew Wantman  –  170,000  (283 bb)

With 877 entries and counting, the prizepool is up over $2.8 million on its way to the $3 million guarantee. Registration remains open with unlimited re-entries until 9:15 pm, with Day 1B beginning tomorrow at 11:00 am.