Championship: Ian O’Hara Eliminated by Alex Keating

$3,500 WPT Poker Showdown Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 15:  3,000/6,000 with a 6,000 ante
Players Remaining:  279 of 2,010

Brian Altman raised from the hijack to 12,000, Alex Keating called from the small blind, and Ian O’Hara moved all in from the big blind for 73,000. Altman and Keating both called.

Both players checked to the turn on a board of Jd10d8s5c, Keating bet about 100,000, and Altman folded.

O’Hara turned over AcQd for ace high with a double-gutshot straight draw, but Keating turned over KhJs for a pair of jacks. O’Hara needed to improve to stay alive.

The river card was the 3s, and Keating won the pot with his pair of jacks to eliminate O’Hara from the tournament.

Alex Keating  –  700,000  (117 bb)
Brian Altman  –  555,000  (93 bb)
Ian O’Hara  –  Eliminated

With approximately 279 players remaining from a field of 2,010, the average chip stack is about 360,000 (60 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.