Championship Day 1B: Rodney Turvin Knocks Out a Player

$3,500 WPT Poker Showdown Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 7:  500/1,000 with a 1,000 ante
Day 1B Entries:  854

Rodney Turvin
Rodney Turvin

Shortly before the dinner break, Joey Gargiulo raised UTG+1 to 1,900, Rodney Turvin called from middle position, the player in the hijack called, the button called, and the player in the small blind moved all in for 15,800.

Gargiulo called, Turvin called, the hijack folded, and the button called.

There was 64,800 in the main pot, and any further betting would create a side pot.

The flop came Jd4s2c, Gargiulo checked, and Turvin bet 10,000. The player on the button folded, and Gargiulo called.

The turn card was the Ad, and both players checked.

The river card was the Kd, and they checked again. All three players showed their cards.

Joey Gargiulo:  5s2s  (pair of deuces)
Rodney Turvin:  QhJh  (pair of jacks)
Small Blind:  Qs9s  (queen high)

As the players turned over their cards, another player at the table said, “Those were not the cards I was expecting to see.”

Turvin won the entire pot with a pair of jacks to eliminate the player in the small blind.

Rodney Turvin  –  133,600  (134 bb)
Joey Gargiulo  –  154,700  (155 bb)

The tournament clock shows 854 entries here on Day 1B, for a tournament total of 1,821 and counting. The prizepool is worth more than $5.82 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.