Championship Day 1B: Petko Tsakov Knocks Out a Player

$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

Petko Tsakov
Petko Tsakov

Petko Tsakov raised from the button to 4,500, the player in the small blind moved all in for 22,000, and Tsakov called with Ah8h.

The small blind turned over As7c, and needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came Qd7s2c8c9h — the small blind paired his seven on the flop, but Tsakov paired his eight on the turn to win the pot and eliminate his opponent from the tournament.

Petko Tsakov  –  125,000  (63 bb)

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 scheduled to continue until the end of Level 10, around 11:15 pm.