Championship: Gal Yifrach Chops a Pot to Knock Out a Player

$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:  395 of 2,290

Gal Yifrach

With the final board showing 10s3d2cJc7s, the UTG+1 player was all in from an earlier street. The player in the big blind bet, Gal Yifrach raised, and the big blind called.

Gal Yifrach: 9h8s  (jack-high straight)
Big Blind: 9c8h  (jack-high straight)
UTG+1: Qc9s  (queen high)

Yifrach and the big blind chopped the pot with their straights to eliminate the UTG+1 player from the tournament.

Gal Yifrach  –  255,000  (51 bb)

With about 395 players remaining from a field of 2,290, the average chip stack is around 290,000 (58 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).