Championship Day 1B: Nicole Diaz Eliminated by Amy Patel

$3,500 WPT Poker Showdown Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 10:  1,000/2,000 with a 2,000 ante
Day 1B Entries:  1,040

Nicole Diaz
Nicole Diaz

A player limped from UTG+1 for 2,000, and Jason Brin raised from middle position to 5,500. Amy Patel called from middle position, Brek Schutten called from the cutoff, and Nicole Diaz moved all in from the button for 33,500.

The UTG player folded, and Brin asked for an exact count and tanked for a very long time. Eventually, another player at the table called for a clock, and Brin folded shortly after that.

Patel called the 33,500, and Schutten folded.

Diaz showed 7s7d, but Patel turned over 8s8d. Diaz needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came Qh6d2s10s10h, and the pocket eights held up for Patel to win the pot and eliminate Diaz from the tournament.

Amy Patel  –  225,000  (113 bb)
Nicole Diaz  –  Eliminated

There were 1,040 entries today for Day 1B, for a tournament total of 2,010. The full prizepool will be announced later tonight, but it will be worth more than $6.4 million with a first prize worth more than $1 million.

Action is about to come to an end for Day 1B. Stay tuned for a look at the chipleaders, followed by the full list of official chip counts and the Day 2 seat draw later tonight.