Championship: Jesse Lonis Eliminated in 169th Place by Nicholas Immekus

$3,500 WPT Poker Showdown Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 18:  6,000/12,000 with a 12,000 ante
Players Remaining:  168 of 2,010

Jesse Lonis
Jesse Lonis

After a flop of Kh10c4h, Nicholas Immekus checked from middle position, Jesse Lonis bet about 56,000, and Immekus check-raised to 122,000. Lonis called.

The turn card was the 6s, Immekus moved all in for roughly 850,000, and Lonis used five Time Chips to tank for nearly three minutes before he called with KcQs for a pair of kings.

Immekus turned over AhAc for an overpair, and Lonis needed a king or a queen on the river to stay alive.

The river card was the 8h, and Immekus won the pot with his pocket aces to eliminate Lonis in 169th place.

Nicholas Immekus  –  1,480,000  (123 bb)
Jesse Lonis  –  Eliminated in 169th Place  ($6,250)

With 168 players remaining from a field of 2,010, the average chip stack is about 598,000 (50 big blinds). The field is in the money, with the remaining players guaranteed at least $6,600.

The 30-second Action Clock by Protection Poker is in use, and players have 30 seconds to make each decision. Each player has been given a limited number of non-transferable Time Chips that can be used to extend a decision by 30 seconds.

Action is scheduled to continue tonight until the end of Level 20, around 12:45 am (depending on how long the Money Bubble lasts).