Championship Day 1B: Mahliyo Cagatay vs. Mike Vela

$3,500 WPT Poker Showdown Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 8:  600/1,200 with a 1,200 ante
Day 1B Entries:  996

After a flop of Ac10h5c, the player in the big blind checked, and Mike Vela bet 3,000 from UTG+1. Mahliyo Cagatay called from middle position, and the big blind folded.

The turn card paired the board with the Ad, and both players checked.

The river card was the 9c, Vela checked, Cagatay bet 2,500, and Vela called with KsQh for king high. But Cagatay turned over Ah10s for trip aces to win the pot.

Mahliyo Cagatay  –  74,000  (62 bb)
Mike Vela  –  57,000  (48 bb)

The tournament clock shows 996 entries here on Day 1B, for a tournament total of 1,963 and counting. The prizepool is worth more than $6.28 million, absolutely crushing the $3 million guarantee.

Registration remains open with unlimited re-entries until the start of Level 9, around 9:15 pm. Action should continue tonight until the end of Level 10, around 11:15 pm.