Championship: Shawn Cunix Folds to Alex Keating on the River

$3,500 WPT Poker Showdown Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 14:  3,000/5,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining:  448 of 2,482

Shawn Cunix
Shawn Cunix

With the final board showing 10h3s3cKs10d and about 70K already in the pot, Alex Keating bet 50,000 from the small blind, and Shawn Cunix went into the tank in the big blind with about 70,000 left behind.

After a while, Keating said something to Cunix about his hand, but Cunix said he didn’t believe him. Cunix carefully studied Keating a little longer, and Keating appeared relaxed and jovial, as he often does.

Cunix asked if Keating would show his cards if Cunix folded, and Keating nodded. Cunix folded Kc2s face up for two pair, kings and tens.

Keating showed one card — the 3d for a full house — to prove that Cunix made the correct fold. Keating took the pot.

Alex Keating  –  250,000  (50 bb)
Shawn Cunix  –  70,000  (14 bb)

With 448 players remaining from a field of 2,482, the average chip stack is about 222,000 (44 big blinds). The final 311 players will finish in the money, guaranteed at least $6,195 each.

There will be a 90-minute dinner break after Level 16 (around 6:40 pm), and action is scheduled to continue tonight until the end of Level 20, around 12:30 am.