Championship: Taylor von Kriegenbergh Doubles Thru Andrew Moreno

$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:  26 of 2,290

Taylor von Kriegenbergh
Taylor von Kriegenbergh

With the board showing As10s8h3c on the turn, Taylor von Kriegenbergh got it all in from the big blind for 550,000 with Jh8d for a pair of eights, but he needed to improve to stay alive against the AcKd (pair of aces) of Andrew Moreno in the cutoff.

The river card was — the 8c!

Von Kriegenbergh spiked an eight on the river to win the pot with trip eights and double up in chips.

Taylor von Kriegenbergh  –  1,850,000  (19 bb)
Andrew Moreno  –  8,625,000  (86 bb)

With 26 players remaining from a field of 2,290, the average chip stack is around 4,400,000 (44 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $31,500 each.

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