Championship Day 1A: Mike Vela Eliminated by Ariel Amendola

$3,500 WPT Poker Showdown Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 10:  1,000/2,000 with a 2,000 ante
Day 1A Entries:  970

Ariel Amendola raised UTG+1 to 4,000, the player in the cutoff called, and Mike Vela moved all in from the big blind for 64,500. Amendola moved all in over the top for about 110,000, and the cutoff quickly folded.

Vela turned over 5s5c, and needed his hand to hold to stay alive against Amendola’s AcKh.

The board came KsQd3d9s10d, and Amendola paired his king on the flop to win the pot and eliminate Vela from Day 1A.

Ariel Amendola  –  185,000  (93 bb)
Mike Vela  –  Eliminated

Action is scheduled to continue tonight until the end of Level 10, around 11:15 pm. Day 1B begins tomorrow at 11:00 am.