Championship: Prasad Vemulapalli Eliminated in 86th Place by Bobby Noel

$3,500 WPT Poker Showdown Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 22:  15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining:  85 of 2,290

Bobby Noel
Bobby Noel

Prasad Vemulapalli got it all in from the big blind for about 170,000 with KhQd, but he needed to improve to stay alive against the AhAd of Bobby Noel, who was UTG+1.

The board came 10h5h4dQhAs, and Vemulapalli paired his queen on the turn, but improved no further. Noel won the pot with a rivered set of aces to eliminate Vemulapalli in 86th place.

Bobby Noel  –  1,770,000  (57 bb)
Prasad Vemulapalli  –  Eliminated in 86th Place  ($11,300)

With 85 players remaining from a field of 2,290, the average chip stack is around 1,345,000 (45 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $11,300 each.

Action is scheduled to continue tonight until the field is down to the final two tables (16 players). When the field is down to 40 players, blind levels will increase to 90 minutes.