Championship: John Thornton Doubles Through Landon Tice

$3,500 WPT Poker Showdown Championship
Prize Pool:  $5,980,800  | Structure | Payouts
Level 28:  75,000/125,000 with a 125,000 ante
Players Remaining:  15 of 1,869

John Thornton

Landon Tice opened to 275,000 from under the gun and John Thornton came along in the cutoff. The flop was Td2h2c, both players checked, and the turn was Jh.

Tice bet 800K, Thornton moved all in for 2,600,000 and Tice called.

Tice: AdJs
Thornton: KhQh

Tice was ahead with his paired jack but Thornton had a ton of out with his heart draw and open-ended straight draw. The Th completed Thornton’s flush and he doubled up.

John Thornton  –  6,075,000  (49 bb)
Landon Tice  –  1,900,000  (15 bb)