Championship: Blake Barousse Doubles Up

$3,500 WPT Poker Showdown Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 13:  2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining:  486 of 2,290

Blake Barousse
Blake Barousse

Blake Barousse got it all in from middle position for 65,000 with QsQh, and needed his hand to hold to stay alive against the 8d8c of his opponent in the small blind.

The board came Jd10c9d2h3h, and both players flopped open-ended straight draws, but the pocket queens held up for Barousse to win the pot and double up in chips.

Blake Barousse  –  138,000  (35 bb)

With about 486 players remaining from a field of 2,290, the average chip stack is around 236,000 (59 big blinds). There will be a 90-minute dinner break after Level 16 (about 6:35 pm), and action will continue tonight until the end of Level 20 (around 12:20 am).