Championship: Jeff Madsen Eliminated in 16th Place by Isaac Kempton on a Bad Beat

$3,500 WPT Poker Showdown Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 29:  75,000/150,000 with a 150,000 ante
Players Remaining:  15 of 2,290

Jeff Madsen
Jeff Madsen

Jeff Madsen raised from the small blind to 1,050,000, and Isaac Kempton called from the big blind.

The flop came Kd10s3c, Madsen moved all in for about 600,000, and Kempton quickly called with Jd9d for jack high with a gutshot straight draw.

Madsen turned over Kc8d for a pair of kings, and needed it to hold to stay alive.

The turn card was the 5c, and the river card was — the Qs.

Madsen popped out of his chair as Kempton spiked his four-outer on the river to complete his king-high straight to win the pot. Madsen was eliminated in 16th place.

Isaac Kempton  –  10,950,000  (73 bb)
Jeff Madsen  –  Eliminated in 16th Place  ($56,800)

With 15 players remaining from a field of 2,290, the average chip stack is around 7,625,000 (51 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $56,800 each.