Championship Day 1B: Jeff Platt Calls a Bluff to Double Up

$3,500 WPT Poker Showdown Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 6:  400/800 with a 800 ante
Day 1B Entries:  896

Jeff Platt
Jeff Platt

After a flop of 10c8c3s, the player in the small blind checked, Jeff Platt bet 3,000 from middle position, and his opponent called.

The turn card was the 7d, the small blind checked, Platt bet 7,500, and the small blind check-raised to 16,000. Platt thought for a while before he called.

The river card was the 8h, and the small blind moved all in for about 37,500. Platt tanked for a while before he called all in for 28,000.

The small blind showed 6s5s for a six-high bluff. (He had missed his straight draw.) Platt turned over Qd10h to win the pot with two pair, tens and eights, and double up in chips.

Jeff Platt  –  100,000  (125 bb)

With 896 entries so far here on Day 1B, the total field is up to 2,031, and the prizepool is worth more than $6.49 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 this level (around 5:30 pm), and action will continue tonight until the end of Level 10, around 11:15 pm.