HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (March 13, 2020) – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood’s WPT Poker Showdown has been postponed. A main stop for the World Poker Tour, the tournament was scheduled to run from April 16 through May 5. The three-week tournament will be rescheduled at a later date.
The health and safety of players, guests and team members are of the utmost importance, and Seminole Hard Rock is aligning with local, state, federal and global public health agencies and guidelines.
$3,500 WPT Poker Showdown Championship $3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 38: 400,000/800,000 with a 800,000 ante Players Remaining: 1 of 1,360
James Carroll overcame a two-to-one heads-up chip deficit to defeat Eric Afriat in the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown WPT Championship.
On the fateful hand, Afriat raised the button to 2,000,000 and Carroll jammed. Afriat called and was racing for his tournament life.
The flop made it quick, falling improving Carroll to trips. The turn was the while the river sealed the deal. Carroll was anointed champion earning $715,175 and a $15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions seat while Afriat went down as the runner-up for $465,120.
Six-handed final table results:
1st: James Carroll – $715,175* 2nd: Eric Afriat – $465,120 3rd: Maria Ho – $344,960 4th: Jerry Wong – $257,815 5th: Ami Alibay – $194,610 6th: Chad Eveslage – $148,380