Championship: Naing Thu Doubles Thru Sridhar Sangannagari

$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:  14 of 2,290

Naing Thu
Naing Thu

Rafael Farah Jarufe raised under the gun to 375,000, Sridhar Sangannagari called from the hijack, and Naing Thu used one of his Time Chips to tank for a while before he moved all in for 5,925,000.

Jarufe folded, and Sangannagari called with 8d8c. Thu turned over AcKs, and needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came 7s5d4s6sQs, and Sangannagari turned an eight-high straight, but Thu rivered a king-high flush to win the pot and double up in chips.

Naing Thu  –  12,525,000  (84 bb)
Sridhar Sangannagari  –  12,450,000  (83 bb)

With 14 players remaining from a field of 2,290, the average chip stack is around 8,175,000 (55 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $70,500 each.