Championship Day 1A: Taylor Von Kriegenbergh vs. Amnon Filippi

$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:  970

Taylor Von Kriegenbergh
Taylor Von Kriegenbergh

The player in the hijack raised to 3,500, Amnon Filippi called from the button, and Taylor Von Kriegenbergh called from the big blind.

All three players checked to the turn on a board of 10d8h6d7c, and Von Kriegenbergh bet 5,000. The hijack folded, and Filippi called.

The river card was the 9s, putting a ten-high straight on the board. Von Kriegenbergh bet 10,000, and Filippi called. Von Kriegenbergh turned over Jh10s to win the pot with a jack-high straight, and Filippi mucked.

Von Kriegenbergh won this event all the way back in 2011, when it was a $10,000 buy-in, earning a first prize of $1,122,340.

Taylor Von Kriegenbergh  –  76,000  (51 bb)
Amnon Filippi  –  200,000  (133 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.