Championship Day 1A: Nate Steuer Leads the Field at the Break with 396,500

$3,500 WPT Poker Showdown Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 9:  1,000/1,500 with a 1,500 ante
Day 1A Entries:  967

Nate Steuer
Chipleader Nate Steuer

The players returned from break to begin Level 9, with increased blinds of 1,000-1,500 and a 1,500 ante.

Registration has closed, and the tournament clock shows an unofficial field size of 967, which means the prizepool has already eclipsed the $3 million guarantee, with another full starting flight tomorrow.

A scan of the field during the break turned up three players with at least 325K in chips, creating an unofficial leaderboard:

1.  Nate Steuer  –  396,500  (264 bb)
2.  David Toscano  –  330,500  (220 bb)
3.  Stephen Song  –  328,000  (219 bb)

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

Stephen Song
Stephen Song