Championship Day 1B: Emilio Garcia Knocks Out a Player

$3,500 WPT Poker Showdown Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 5:  300/600 with a 600 ante
Day 1B Entries:  855

Emilio Garcia
Emilio Garcia

After two players entered the pot, the player on the button moved all in for about 15,700. The early position player folded, and Emilio Garcia called from the cutoff with JhJc.

The player on the button turned over 7s7d, and needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came Kd5h2dAdKc, and the pocket jacks held up for Garcia to win the pot and eliminate his opponent.

Emilio Garcia  –  60,000  (100 bb)

With 855 entries so far here on Day 1B, the total field is up to 1,990, and the prizepool is worth more than $6.36 million, more than doubling the $3 million guarantee. Registration remains open with unlimited re-entries until 9:15 pm.

There will be a 90-minute dinner break after Level 6 (around 5:30 pm), and action will continue tonight until the end of Level 10, around 11:15 pm.