Championship Day 1B: Mike Dentale Eliminated by Eric Panayiotou

$3,500 WPT Poker Showdown Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 6:  400/800 with a 800 ante
Day 1B Entries:  968

Eric Panayiotou
Eric Panayiotou

With the final board showing Kc6s2d6h10c and about 10,000 already in the pot, Eric Panayiotou moved all in from the small blind.

Mike Dentale was tanking in the hijack, and at one point he told Panayiotou, “Don’t show me a bluff. If I fold, don’t show me a bluff.”

Panayiotou said, “I will never show my cards.”

Dentale thought a little while longer before calling all in for about 7,000, flipping over his 7s7c and immediately walking away, confident that he lost the hand.

On the other side of the table, Evan Teitelbaum pointed to Panayiotou and said, “Ace-king.”

Sure enough, Panayiotou turned over AsKh to win the pot with two pair, aces and sixes, eliminating Dentale, who was already several tables away and heading out the door.

Eric Panayiotou  –  97,000  (121 bb)
Mike Dentale  –  Eliminated

Registration remains open with a single re-entry per starting flight until the start of Level 9, around 9:20 pm. There were 1,048 entries on Day 1A, and the total field size is currently up to 2,015, with a prizepool worth more than $6.4 million.

There will be a 90-minute dinner break after this level, around 5:35 pm, and action is scheduled to continue tonight until the end of Level 10, around 11:20 pm.