Championship: James Mendoza Doubles Thru Sean Ripp

$3,500 WPT Poker Showdown Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26:  50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining:  26 of 2,010

James Mendoza
James Mendoza

James Mendoza moved all in from the button for 1,150,000, and Sean Ripp called from the small blind with KcQs. Mendoza turned over As7h, and needed it to hold to stay alive.

The board came 6d3d2d6d10c, and Mendoza won the pot with his ace to double up in chips.

James Mendoza  –  2,450,000  (33 bb)
Sean Ripp  –  4,600,000  (61 bb)

With 26 players remaining from a field of 2,010, the average chip stack is about 3,875,000 (52 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $28,500 each.

There will be a one-hour dinner break after this level, around 7:15 pm, and action is scheduled to continue tonight until the field is down to the final two tables (16 players).