Championship: Naing Thu Doubles Thru Thomas Carroll

$3,500 WPT Poker Showdown Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  23 of 2,290

Naing Thu
Naing Thu

Naing Thu got it all in from the cutoff for 2,325,000 with 9s9d, and he needed it to hold to stay alive against the QsJd of Thomas Carroll on the button.

The board came 10c8c3c7d10d, and Carroll flopped a gutshot straight draw, but improved no further. Thu won the pot with his pocket nines to double up in chips.

Naing Thu  –  4,900,000  (49 bb)
Thomas Carroll  –  4,000,000  (40 bb)

With 23 players remaining from a field of 2,290, the average chip stack is around 4,975,000 (50 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $38,000 each.

Action is scheduled to continue tonight until the field is down to the final two tables (16 players).