Championship Day 1B: Patrice Barbeau 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:  834

Patrice Barbeau
Patrice Barbeau

With the board showing Jc6c5hQd on the turn, Patrice Barbeau checked from the small blind, and a player in middle position moved all in for 30,900. Mo Alhalwani called from the cutoff, and Barbeau called from the small blind.

The river card was the 2s, Barbeau moved all in for 9,400, and Alhalwani folded.

The middle-position player showed 8s8d, but Barbeau turned over QcJs to win the pot with two pair, queens and jacks, eliminating his opponent.

Patrice Barbeau  –  157,000  (262 bb)
Mo Alhalwani  –  158,000  (263 bb)

With 834 entries so far here on Day 1B, the total field is up to 1,969, and the prizepool is worth more than $6.3 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.