Championship: Bob Bounahra Takes One

$3,500 WPT Showdown Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 9: 400/800 with 100 ante
Flight A Players Remaining : 324 of 636

Bob Bounahra

Bob Bounahra, who recently finished runner up in the $1,650 Purple Chip Bounty tournament opened to 1,800 from under the gun and got two callers.

The flop came Js4h3c, Nadya Magnus checked from the big blind and Bounahra bet 2,000. Magnus called.

The turn brought the Ah, Magnus checked again and Bounahra bet 5,000 winning himself the pot.

Bob Bounahra – 65,000
Nadya Magnus – 30,000

Championship: Ray Qartomy Rivers a Flush

$3,500 WPT Showdown Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 8: 300/600 with 75 ante
Flight A Entries: 636

Ray Qartomy

On a flop of Ad9s6d, the player in the small blind checked and Ray Qartomy checked behind in middle position.

The turn was the Ks and the small blind led out for 2,000. Qartomy called and the river was the 4d.

The small blind bet 3,000 and Qartomy quickly made it 15,000. The small blind thought for about 30 seconds before calling. Qartomy showed 5d2d, good for a flush, and his opponent mucked his hand.

Ray Qartomy – 96,000

Championship: Jason Mercier Doubles Up On His First Hand

$3,500 WPT Showdown Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 8: 300/600 with 75 ante
Flight A Players Remaining: 628

Jason Mercier

Jason Mercier who just sat down to play his first bullet, opened to 1,350 from middle position and got three callers.

The flop came 8s7h2h, the big blind checked and Mercier bet 2,300.  A player in late position raised to 7,100 and the big blind called.

Mercier moved all in for 28,575 and late position called. The big blind folds saying he had pocket aces with the ace of hearts. Mercier turned over 9h8h and needed to improve against his opponent’s KdKh.

Mercier got lucky right on the turn when the Jh came and avoided the fourth heart when the Qs hit the river.

Jason Mercier – 70,000

Championship: Guy Smith Moves Into the Chip Lead

$3,500 WPT Showdown Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 8: 300/600 with 75 ante
Flight A Entries: 628

Guy Smith

On a flop of AsTd7d, Zachary Smiley checked from the hijack and Christian Harder checked from the cutoff. Guy Smith bet 9,900 on the button and Smiley check-raised to 9,900.

Harder folded and Smith called. The turn was the 4h and Smiley checked. Smith bet 20,000 and Smiley folded.

Smith mucked his hand and took the pot. He’s over the 200,000-chip mark and in the chip lead.

Guy Smith – 256,000

Championship: Chris Damick Scores an Elimination

$3,500 WPT Showdown Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 7: 250/500 with 75 ante
Flight A Entries: 610

Chris Damick

A player in middle position opened to 1,000 and Chris Damick raised to 3,500 from late position. The cutoff and middle position called.

All three players checked the Ah5h5s flop. The turn brought the 8h, Damick bet 10,000 and the cutoff shoved for around 30,000. Damick called.

Damick turned over AdKd and was in great shape against his opponent’s AsJs.

The river was the Kh and Damick wound up with two-pair to eliminate his opponent and grow his stack over 100,000.

Chris Damick – 110,000