$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
$3,500 WPT Poker Showdown Championship $3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 34: 150,000/300,000 with a 300,000 ante Players Remaining: 4 of 1,360
Jerry Wong was on the button and raised to 700,000. Eric Afriat called from the small blind only to see Ami Alibay jam 3,275,000 from the big. Wong called while Afria mucked. Alibay was at risk versus Wong.
Wong came from behind rivering a flush to bust Alibay in fifth place. Alibay scored $194,610 while Wong scooped the pot.
Jerry Wong – 15,875,000 Ami Alibay – Eliminated in 5th place ($194,610)