Championship: Viet Vo Triples Up as Steven Snyder is Eliminated in 47th Place by Gil Aboodi

$3,500 WPT Poker Showdown Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  25,000/50,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining:  46 of 2,010

Viet Vo
Viet Vo

Gil Aboodi limped from middle position for 50,000, Steven Snyder moved all in from the button for 865,000, and Viet Vo called all in from the big blind for 370,000.

Aboodi called, covering both players, and they turned over their cards:

Gil Aboodi:  KhKd
Steven Snyder:  AdJd
Viet Vo:  AhAc

The board came Jc8h7d5s2d — Snyder paired his jack on the flop to pick up some outs, but improved no further. The pocket aces held up for Viet Vo to win the main pot and triple up in chips.

The pocket kings held up for Aboodi to win the smaller side pot, eliminating Snyder in 47th place.

Viet Vo  –  1,185,000  (24 bb)
Gil Aboodi  –  2,950,000  (59 bb)
Steven Snyder  –  Eliminated in 47th Place  ($20,000)

With 46 players remaining from a field of 2,010, the average chip stack is about 2,185,000 (44 big blinds). The field is in the money, with the remaining players guaranteed at least $20,000.

The 30-second Action Clock by Protection Poker is in use, and players have 30 seconds to make each decision. Each player has been given a limited number of non-transferable Time Chips that can be used to extend a decision by 30 seconds.

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