Championship: Dimitri Vorbe 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:  375 of 2,010

Dimitri Vorbe

Reigning Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Champion Dimitri Vorbe moved all in from middle position for 21,000, the player on the button raised to about 42,000, and everyone else folded.

The button showed KsKh, but Vorbe turned over AsAh, surprising the table with the strength of his hand.

“But no chips,” said Vorbe.

The board came QdJh6c10d7d — both players turned different gutshot straight draws, but the river card was a blank. Vorbe won the pot with his pocket aces to double up in chips.

Dimitri Vorbe  –  55,000  (11 bb)

With approximately 375 players remaining from a field of 2,010, the average chip stack is about 268,000 (54 big blinds). The final 252 players will finish in the money, earning at least $5,650 each.

There will be a 90-minute dinner break after Level 16, around 6:35 pm. Action is scheduled to continue tonight until the end of Level 20, around 12:30 am.