Championship: Eric Valerio Doubles Up

$3,500 WPT Poker Showdown Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 14:  3,000/5,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining:  405 of 2,290

Eric Valerio
Eric Valerio

Eric Valerio got it all in from the button for 139,000 with JhJc, and needed it to hold against big blind’s AcKh.

The board came 8s3s2c3c9c, and the pocket jacks held up for Valerio to win the pot and double up in chips.

Eric Valerio  –  286,000  (57 bb)

With about 405 players remaining from a field of 2,290, the average chip stack is around 283,000 (57 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).