Championship: No Hand-for-Hand Needed; Field In The Money

$3,500 WPT Poker Showdown Championship
Prize Pool:  $5,980,800  | Structure | Payouts
Level 17:  5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining:  234 of 1,869

Aaron Kupin raised to 20,000 from under the gun, Stuart Young called all in for 13,000 in middle position, Ivan Starostin called in the small blind, and the player in the big blind called.

They checked to the river of a Qs4d2c7d6h where Starostin bet about 30,000. The player in the big blind raised to about 80,000, Kupin folded, and Starostin called after a little while with 7c6c for sevens and sixes, besting the big blind’s 5h5d.

Young couldn’t beat it with AdTd and was eliminated.

Ivan Starostin  –  440,000  (44 bb)
Stuart Young  –  Eliminated

Meanwhile, Brandon Hamlet was eliminated by David Coleman at the other end of the tournament area. No hand-for-hand was needed as 234 players remained, locking up a min-cash of $6,400 for the rest of the field.