Championship: Justin Zaki Doubles Thru Dan Bekavac

$3,500 WPT Poker Showdown Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  25,000/50,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining:  47 of 2,010

Justin Zaki
Justin Zaki

Dan Bekavac raised from the cutoff to 160,000, Justin Zaki moved all in from the small blind for 725,000, and Bekavac called with 8s6h.

Zaki turned over JsJh, and needed it to hold to stay alive.

The board came 10s4s3h2s10c — Bekavac turned a straight draw, but the river card paired the board. The pocket jacks held up for Zaki to win the pot and double up in chips.

Justin Zaki  –  1,550,000  (31 bb)
Dan Bekavac  –  3,800,000  (76 bb)

With 47 players remaining from a field of 2,010, the average chip stack is about 2,140,000 (43 big blinds). The field is in the money, with the remaining players guaranteed at least $20,000.

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 field is down to the final two tables (16 players).